TheTotalPictureSeminar.com with Actor Martin Landau, Director Mark Rydell, & Screenwriter/Playwright Lyle Kessler. A two-day Immersion into the Collaborative Experience of Filmmaking. For Actors, Writers, Directors.

NOVEMBER 14 & 15, 2009, UCLA, LOS ANGELES ,CA

NEVER BEEN DONE
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.

COMPLETE EDUCATION IN THE FILMMAKING PROCESS
This two-day in-depth education will give you a firm grasp of the significant aspects of filmmaking.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Writers will submit five minute scenes directed and staged for the camera by Mark Rydell working with a renowned cinematographer. Actors will be cast from the audience and coached by Martin Landau. The scene content will be analyzed and discussed by Lyle Kessler.

EXPERIENCE
Martin Landau, Mark Rydell, and Lyle Kessler have worked together as a team for many decades at The Actors Studio. Rydell and Landau have been directors of Actors Studio West since the late sixties and Kessler and Rydell conduct the Writer/Directors Unit of the Studio. Kessler has also served as Director of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. They bring industry experience, prestige, and personal success to the seminar. Each having a lifetime of teaching experience.

FILM ANALYSIS
Clips from major motion pictures that Landau, Rydell, and Kessler have been involved with will be analyzed for their acting, directing, and writing content.

Films such as Ed Wood, On Golden Pond, The Rose, Orphans, Crimes and Misdemeanors, among other films will be discussed with the audience.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
A unique insight into all three disciplines of filmmaking.

HIGHLIGHTS
The Directors Notebook
An Actors Preparation
Evolution of a Screenplay
Character and Story
Working with Major Directors
Camera Placement
Video Playback
Overcoming Obstacles
Challenging Self
Maximizing your talent
(Q&As) Audience Participation

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Writers will submit 5 minute two-character scenes. For demonstration purposes they should be simple one set scenes. Four scenes will be selected and directed for the camera. Actors will be cast from the attendees based on character considerations.

WHEN * Saturday November 14 & Sunday November 15, 2009. 10AM-6PM. * Please arrive to the event by 9AM for check-in.

WHERE * Haines Hall, Room 39. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. * Click here for directions. Park in the UCLA parking lot P2.

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