Scott Rice has wrapped his second semester co-teaching a University of Texas film class with Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey. The class, called SCRIPT TO SCREEN, takes students behind the scenes of the 2016 film FREE STATE OF JONES written and directed by Gary Ross (THE HUNGER GAMES). Read More
Scott Rice was interviewed for Season 2 of STORIES OF THE MIND. The docuseries airs nationally this year on PBS. The episode called “Young Filmmakers” features his students who created documentaries about mental health issues. Rice taught two semesters of a production class at the University of Texas where grads from other departments including Psychology, Sociology and Social Work collaborated with production students to make films about disorders like PTSD, bulimia, bipolar and addiction.
Scott Rice served as creative director and segment director for season 2 of the Emmy-winning national PBS series STORIES OF THE MIND. The first episode, a two-parter about comedians and mental health, airs May 2 at 10pm on KLRU in Austin, Texas. The 10-episode season schedule can be found here.
Scott Rice recently directed a short documentary about bipolar disorder featuring Glenn Close and her sister, Jessie. The episode is part of a series called CELEBRATED MINDS that runs on MentalHealthChannel.tv. The piece also appeared as a segment on PBS’ s new series STORIES OF THE MIND.
Scott Rice won a Lone Star Emmy for his PBS series Stories of the Mind in the category Public Affairs Series. Producer Julie Almendral also received a statuette. The Mental Health Channel, which produced the series, was honored with an Emmy win as well. Accepting for the channel were network founders Harry Lynch and Jeff Fraley.
Film producer Jennifer Kuczaj (KOOCH-eye) joins the Two Shot West family as company rep. In the 90’s Jennifer worked as a story editor, creative executive and development executive for Jersey Films where she participated in the creation of iconic works like PULP FICTION, GET SHORTY, OUT OF SIGHT, GATTACA and ERIN BROCKOVICH. Read More
Directors Ashley and Leslie Saunders’ brand film YELLOW BRICK ROAD was recently featured on the Penfield website. The piece marks the directing team’s debut commercial for the London-based apparel company. It features Ashley Saunders in the main role of a woman exploring nature to the tune of famous movie quotes. The sisters also wrote the spot. It was shot by Allen Ho in Northern California.
Scott Rice recently directed football legend Brett Favre in two broadcast spots, The Gunslinger and Fave Rates, as well as a comedic social media campaign. Mad Genius developed and produced the commercials for Farm Bureau Insurance. The experience was particularly exciting for Rice who hails from Wisconsin and is an avid Packers fan.