Shane Riches

Moving Panels: Comics to Screen -
15:00 pm 10/18/2019
UA Center for Creative Photography Room, UA Center for Creative Photography

A panel of industry insiders will discuss the high profile and profitable relationship between comic books and the screen. Comic book and graphic novel adaptations have been a staple in film and television for 75 years, both artistically and financially successful. Acclaimed filmmakers such Patty Jenkins and Christopher Nolan have adapted comic books for film. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most successful film franchise in history; The Walking Dead is one of the most popular TV series; and Black Panther influenced national discourse and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Panelists include comic book writer Steven Grant (2 Guns, The Punisher), film and television producer Matt Skiena (The LEGO Movie), producer Erik Olsen (The Dirt, The Book of Eli) and film and television producer and comic book creator Shane Riches (The Fog).

Co-presented by the Hanson FilmTV Institute and the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, this event is made possible with support from Film Tucson, a division of Visit Tucson.

This event is free to attend, visit the following link to register:

Professor Riches is a film and television writer and producer, as well as a comic book writer and publisher. As a writer and producer, he has had film and television projects set up at Walt Disney, MTV, Sony, Fox, Paramount, SyFy Channel, CBS, Dimension, and was a producer on the remake of John Carpenter’s The Fog. Professor Riches has written and published multiple comic book series, including Afflicted, WWE Superstars, The Safest Place, Death Valley, and R.P.M. with New York Times #1 bestselling author Mick Foley. He has a J.D. from Hastings College of Law and is a member of the State Bar of California.