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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Jeffry A. DeCola
Producer

Dick Guttman
Publicist

Robbie Greenberg
Cinematographer

Eduardo Mayen
Assistant Cinematographer

Catherine Pelonero
Lighting

Lowell Olcott
Lighting

Marc Cervania
Stage Manager

Joe Hackett
Still Photographer

Stefan Lysenko
Cameraman

Micha Aela
Cameraman

Elizabeth Kenton
Cameraman

Tim Halpin
Registration

Tsulan Cooper
Registration

Marty Ryan
Registration

Katharine Kessler
Registration


Eduardo Mayen and Robbie Greenberg at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Cinematographer Robbie Greenberg and his assistant Eduardo Mayen reviewing camera placement.

Lyle Kessler at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Lyle Kessler talking about his movie "Orphans".


The following scenes were selected and staged for camera.

"Big Doc"
written by Beth Brickell
MARY - Brandii Grace
BILL - Derek Lux

"Glory Dream"
written by Kristin Glover
FRANKIE D. - Dig Wayne
MAL - Robert Mobley

"The Question"
written by Chris Davison
BETH - Krysten Klein
JIMMY - Edward Kehler

"Prozac in the Fifties"
written by Judi Bartin
MOTHER - Catherine Carlen
FATHER - James DiStefano




Micha Aela at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Our cameraman Micha Aela looks for her next shot.


EXTERNAL LINKS

CATHERINE CARLEN'S PAGE
We are big supporters of Catherine. She has a nice video about her students experiences at the Seminar.
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Audience at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Hearing something funny.


It was a wonderful experience. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful information with us all!!! Loved the format. Terrific!
- Krysten Klein

All of the creativity in the mind of Marty Landau is almost overwhelming. The anecdotes he gave about several of his movies and the details of his choices from take to take and off camera painted a clear picture of how he has made so many dynamic and interesting performances in his career
- Terence Lording

I actually told Marty and Mark that I thought I was already a director, but after hearing what they had to say, I now just call myself a filmmaker and that they made me want to be a director!
- Renato (Atom) Magadia

When I first saw it mentioned in the Dramatists Guild newsletter, I felt the experience would be the chance of a lifetime. It was.
- Sylvia Veith

The workshop was brilliantly planned and executed. The comprehensive approach of having all the disciplines (writing, directing, acting, cinematography), working together, was a remarkable event that has deeply affected us. You gentleman have opened up your lives to us and shared, and now we love the craft as deep.
- Timothy Halpin

The seminar was terrific! I really enjoyed the two days
- Carrie Specht

It was incredible !!! Life Changing !!! Inspirational !! Stimulating !!! Genius !!
- Catherine Carlen

The seminar this past weekend was so awesome. Thanks for this event, and a chance to learn from the old-school pros.
- Anne Mount

I can say, however, that I experienced something even more personally meaningful. To see people of their success, showing an on-going commitment to artistic development was deeply moving. It motivated and encouraged that artistic part of me.
- Steve Sasaki

I have to say the seminar was a big success with everyone.
- Derek Lux

It was a 2 day journey that we took that changed our lives.
- Linda Milligan & Jon VanNess



Audience at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Watching a scene.


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.


ADS ABOUT UCLA SEMINAR


BACKSTAGE WEST

POSTER

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


UCLA SEMINAR PICTURES


November 14 & 15, 2009

All photos are by Joe Hackett unless otherwise stated.



Martin Landau, Mark Rydell, and Lyle Kessler at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Lyle Kessler, Martin Landau, and Mark Rydell discussing the craft of filmmaking.

Audience at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

The audience looks on.

Martin Landau at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Martin Landau reflects on his movie "Ed Wood".


 A Scene from Beth Brickell's "Big Doc"


Derek Lux, Brandii Grace and Mark Rydell at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Derek Lux, Brandii Grace, and Mark Rydell work on Beth Brickell's scene from "Big Doc".

Derek Lux, Beth Brickell, and Brandii Grace at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Derek Lux, Beth Brickell, and Brandii Grace.

Robbie Greenberg, Martin Landau, Mark Rydell, and Lyle Kessler at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Robbie, Lyle, Mark, and Martin discuss the scene.


 A Scene from Kristin Glover's "Glory Dream"


Kristin Glover at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors Dig Wayne at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

"Glory Dream" is read by Kristin Glover to Dig Wayne and Robert Mobley.

Glory Dream at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Mark Rydell setting up the scene.


 A Scene from Chris Davison's "The Question"


Chris Davison at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors Ed Kehler at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Chris Davison reads his scene with Edward Kehler and Krysten Klein.

Audience at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

The audience looks on.

Mark Rydell and Robbie Greenberg at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Mark Rydell and Robbie Greenberg light the scene.


 A Scene from Judi Bartin's "Prozac in the Fifties"


Judi Bartin at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors Catherine Carlen and James DiStefano at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Judi Bartin reads her scene with Catherine Carlen and James DiStefano.

Mark Rydell working with Catherine Carlen and James DiStefano at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Mark Rydell working with Catherine Carlen and James DiStefano.

Mark Rydell, Martin Landau, Robbie Greenberg, and Lyle Kessler at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Wrapping up a great weekend.


 Some Group Pictures after a Great Weekend


Group at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

James DiStefano, Judi Bartin, Martin Landau, Catherine Carlen, Lyle Kessler, and Mark Rydell.

Group at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Elizabeth Kenton, Micha Aela, Mark Rydell, Margaret Ladd, Lyle Kessler, Martin Landau, and Kristin Glover.

Group at UCLA - The Total Picture Seminar for actors, screenwriters, and directors

Brooke Shepherd, James Rustin, Sebina Stegavik, Lakoya Mundo, Mark Rydell, and Catherine Carlen. Margaret Flynn is in front. (Photo courtesy of Catherine Carlen).

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