UCLA to host Total Picture Seminar

With Martin Landau, Mark Rydell and screenwriter Lyle Kessler

Actor Martin Landau, director Mark Rydell and screenwriter Lyle Kessler will conduct a seminar, called "The Total Picture Seminar," focusing on the interplay between film writing, acting and directing, at UCLA from Nov. 14-15.

"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," Rydell said.

The program will be "as active and interactive as is the process of film production," Landau added, with participants creating and filming a series of five-minute, two-character plays.