Steven Grant

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:

For more than 40 years, Steven Grant has been a prolific writer of comics,
novels and pop culture criticism of all kinds. He has worked with most major
comics companies, including Marvel and DC on many of their most popular
characters, and has written stories of icons ranging from Mickey Mouse to
the Hardy Boys to Pope John Paul II as well as many of his own creations.
He is perhaps best known for rescuing The Punisher from obscurity at
Marvel Comics. His crime novel 2 Guns became a major motion picture
starring Denzel Washington.