Turning the Page in Science Entertainment

 

 

Sparking accurate, diverse and positive portraits of science and scientists within mass media entertainment – Science to Script is a Wisconsin Institute for Discovery initiative matching storytellers with scientists to forward science entertainment based on:

real research,

diverse science characters,

inclusive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) approaches

 

 

What we do:

Connect

entertainment industry professionals with researchers in the Lab

Incorporate

cutting edge research into the creative arts

Increase

diverse representations of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) characters in media

Accelerate

unique and realistic STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) narratives

Support

STEM accuracy in entertainment

Advocate

for real science and scientists in entertainment

NASA at the drive-in movies – Friday, October 16th, Double Feature

Join us for a drive-in movie event at the Madison Mallards Duck Pond in collaboration with the Wisconsin Science Festival! 

• Friday night (10/16) will be out of this world with a space-themed double feature showcasing the blockbuster films Hidden Figures (5:30 p.m.) and Apollo 13 (8:30 p.m.). Attend either or both! Did you know it is the 25th anniversary year of Apollo 13 film?!?

Don’t forget to check out a related panel talk happening during the Science Festival: NASA at the Movies: A Conversation with Filmmaking and Special Effects Experts – Saturday October 17th 2PM.

Register to attend as spaces are limited (REGISTER HERE).

• Cost is FREE and attendees will receive an official Wisconsin Science Festival pint glass (one per household while supplies last) as well as the chance to win other great prizes!

• Bathrooms and concessions will be available (masks required when outside of vehicles).

• Gates and concessions open 1 hour prior to showtime (Gates open at 7:45 p.m. for Apollo 13).

ABOUT THE FILMS:

Friday 10/16/20
4:30 p.m. Gates/ Concessions
5:30 p.m. Movie Hidden Figures: The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
7:45 p.m. Gates
8:30 p.m. Movie Apollo 13: NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Programming

Science to Script provides programs for national and local audiences. Programming includes: Master Writer's Residencies for professional storytellers (including but not limited to screenwriters, playwrights and authors); and 'Speed Science-ing' Events for our local storytellers.
Speed Science-ing Events
Speed Science-ing Events
Join us at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery for a night of lightening talks from UW-Madison Scientists. Speed Science-ing events challenge our campus researchers to...
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Master Writer’s Residency – coming soon
Master Writer’s Residency – coming soon
Focus on your science story in Madison, Wisconsin's capitol city. At the Discovery Building on UW-Madison's campus, you'll have access to cutting-edge science research and...
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Picture a Scientist drive-in Movie Night – Sunday, October 18th

Join us for drive-in movie events at the Madison Mallards Duck Pond in collaboration with the Wisconsin Science Festival!

• On Sunday night (10/18) we will be featuring a special screening of the documentary Picture a Scientist (6 p.m.) a 2020 Tribeca Film Festival selection that chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists.

Register to attend as spaces are limited (REGISTER HERE).

• Cost is FREE and attendees will receive an official Wisconsin Science Festival pint glass (one per household while supplies last) as well as the chance to win other great prizes!

• Bathrooms and concessions will be available (masks required when outside of vehicles).

• Gates and concessions open 1 hour prior to showtime.

Sunday 10/18/20
5 p.m. Gates/ Concessions
6 p.m. Movie Picture A Scientist: PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

News & Events

NASA at the movies: a conversation with filmmaking and special effects experts, October 17th 2PM
NASA at the movies: a conversation with filmmaking and special effects experts, October 17th 2PM
Picture a Scientist drive-in Movie Night – Sunday, October 18th
Picture a Scientist drive-in Movie Night – Sunday, October 18th
NASA at the drive-in movies – Friday, October 16th, Double Feature
NASA at the drive-in movies – Friday, October 16th, Double Feature
Women in Science: Speed Science-ing 03/11/2020
Women in Science: Speed Science-ing 03/11/2020