THE TOTAL PICTURE SEMINAR 
A two-day Immersion into the Collaborative Experience of Filmmaking  


Lyle Kessler Martin Landau Mark Rydell

actor MARTIN LANDAU 
director MARK RYDELL 
screenwriter/playwright LYLE KESSLER 


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ARTICLES ABOUT UCLA SEMINAR


UCLA DAILY BRUIN
  November 12th, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

ALLIANCE OF WOMEN DIRECTORS
  October 28th, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES
  October 26th, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
  October 18th, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.
  Print article.

BACKSTAGE WEST
  October 19th, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

MOVIENET NEWS
  September 29th, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

FILM JERK
  October 28th, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER (PRESS RELEASE)
  September 29th, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS
  November 8th, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

SCREENPLAY LAB BLOG
  November 9th, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

UCLA EVENTS
  November 9th, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

ATOMIC VISION BLOG
  June 30, 2010
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

WIKIPEDIA
  September 1st, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

WIKIPEDIA - MARTIN LANDAU
  September 1st, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

WIKIPEDIA - MARK RYDELL
  September 1st, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.

WIKIPEDIA - LYLE KESSLER
  September 1st, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.


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BACKSTAGE WEST

POSTER

LA WEEKLY
  October 1st, 2009
  Archived .pdf and .html files.
  Print article.


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 SEMINAR AT UCLA

November 14, 15th - Our first Seminar was a complete success.

Please check out our photos.

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 Robbie Greenberg - Our Cinematographer

October 29th - We're proud to announce our Cinematographer Robbie Greenberg, winner of 4 American Society of Cinematographers Awards and winner of 2 Emmy's with 5 nominations.

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He has been cinematographer for such films as Free Willy, Wild Hogs, Fools Rush In, Even Money, The Santa Clause 3:The Escape Clause, as well as numerous TV shows such as Prison Break, James Dean, and Iron Jawed Angels.

For more information click here for his IMDB page.



 Other Articles about the Seminar

October 28th - Some other articles on the web.

Selador Series


Turner Classic Films.


Selador Series


Alliance of Women Directors.




 New State of the Art LED Lights being used at Seminar

Selador Series

October 27th

We're proud to help launch ETC's Selador Series state of the art LED light technology. We believe these lights may change film lighting and you'll be there for the launch of this exciting new technology.

Some huge benefits include 10 times lower power consumption, every color of the rainbow, dimming capabilities, and cool to touch.

For more information click here for their website.



 Article in The Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter The Total Picture Seminar




October 19th

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 Article in Backstage West

Backstae West

October 19th

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 Chicago International Film Festival

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October 17th, 18th - The Chicago International Film Festival will show Martin Landau's film Lovely, Still and a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest.

CLICK HERE FOR LOVELY, STILL SCREENING

CLICK HERE FOR NORTH BY NORTHWEST SCREENING



 BackStage West

October 8th - We are pleased to announce will be running a full page ad in Backstage West. On newsstands Oct 8th.

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 Our Poster

October 4th - We are pleased to showcase our new poster.

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 Milwaukee Film Festival

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October 2nd - The Milwaukee Film Festival will host the US premiere of Martin Landau's film Lovely, Still and a screening of his Oscar Nominated performance in Woody Allen's thriller Crimes and Misdemeanors.

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 LA Weekly

October 1st - We are pleased to announce will be running a full page ad in "The Best of LA" issue of LA Weekly. On newsstands Oct 1st.

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CLICK HERE FOR OUR AD AT LAWEEKLY.COM



 Press Release

September 28th - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NOTED ACTOR MARTIN LANDAU, DIRECTOR MARK RYDELL AND

WRITER LYLE KESSLER TO OFFER THE "TOTAL PICTURE SEMINAR"

AT UCLA ON INTER-RELATIONSHIP OF ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTORS

Academy Award winning actor Martin Landau, Oscar-nominated director Mark Rydell and noted playwright/screenwriter Lyle Kessler, who have more than a century of leadership of the Actors Studio program between them, will conduct the Total Picture Seminar, an immersion course in the inter-relationship of the three critical disciplines of narrative film-making.. writing, acting and directing.. on November 14 and 15 at UCLA. Landau, multiple Oscar nominee and winner for "Ed Wood," stated that "while the three individual disciplines are skillfully taught in various educational venues, this is the first immersion seminar in how they interplay in the creative process, an imperative aspect in the success of projects and of careers."

Rydell and Landau have been directors (along with the late Sidney Pollack) of Actors Studio West since the late sixties and Kessler, also prominent in the Actors Studio program, has been Director of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

"While there are ample instructions in the skills of each discipline, no one has taught the even more complex ways in which actors, writers and directors can collaborate on the most artistically rewarding level," notes Rydell, whose Oscar nominated directorial career includes "On Golden Pond," "The Rose" and "The Cowboys."

Kessler, whose stage plays and screenplays have been directed by such talents as Alan Pakula and Gary Sinese and acted by Al Pacino, Albert Finney, Danny Glover, Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, Mathew Modine and others, said, "While film-making has long been hailed as a collaborative art, this is the first effort to teach the fine art of collaborating in these three disciplines which have been the basis of drama for two and a half millennia and over a century of narrative film-making."

The program will be "as active and interactive as is the process of film production," Landau added, with full active participation in the creation and filming of a series of five minute, two character plays to be supplied by writer students in the course, to be filmed by one of the industry's top cinematographers.

Professionals and students in each of the crafts can explore participation in the seminar on the THETOTALPICTURESEMINAR.COM website. Fee for the two day event is $250.

contact: Dick Guttman 310 246-4600

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER



 Academy Screening of "The Rose"

Mark Rydell

September 25th - A 30th Anniversity Screening of The Rose (1979), directed by Mark Rydell, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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ARTICLE IN CHICAGO TRIBUNE



 The Total Picture Seminar & Zhura.com

September 21st - All seminar attendees will obtain a discount code from zhura.com to use toward the purchase of a pro-user account. Zhura.com is the industry leader in online screenwriting software.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT ZHURA.COM



 Martin Landau is the Voice of Number 2

Martin Landau

September 9th (9/09/99) - The animated movie 9 stars Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau and Christopher Plummer. It is based on Shane Acker's Academy Award-nominated 2005 short film of the same name.

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