Favorite Texan Matthew McConaughey is taking his commitment to teaching more seriously stepping up from visiting instructor to professor at UT Austin, his Alma mater. He’ll be teaching a Script to Screen film production class, he wrote and created the curriculum for. In a press release about the class he said “It’s the class I wish I would have had when I was in film school. Working in the classroom with these students gives me a chance to prepare them.”
“It’s the class I wish I would have had when I was in film school. Working in the classroom with these students gives me a chance to prepare them.
Making movies, turning words on paper into film, is both a science and art – no matter the time or generation. The elements of truth and genuine joy for the process are timeless.
That will always be our classroom focus.”
– Matthew McConaughey
The class will be studying and reviewing “The Gentlemen” and “Mud” with director Jeff Nichols visiting the class during the semester. “Mud” was released in 2012 and “The Gentlemen” is set to be released in 2020. Both movies star Matthew McConaughey.
Since graduating from UT in 1993 our Matthew has done pretty well for himself winning an Oscar and Golden Globe for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club” in 2013 and starring in dozens of other memorable favorites.
Featured image from @McConaughey on Twitter