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Martin Landau, Oscar Winner for ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 89

16 July 2017 5:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau, most closely associated with scene-stealing character turns in such films as “North by Northwest,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Ed Wood” as well as the classic TV series “Mission: Impossible,” died Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his publicist. He had been hospitalized at UCLA where he experienced complications. He was 89.

The lanky, offbeat-looking veteran of the Actors Studio, for he which he was currently West Coast co-artistic director, had many ups and downs in his career.  His greatest successes (three Oscar nominations and one win) came later in life when he returned to character roles like the one that first won him notice, as James Mason’s sinister gay henchman in Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest.”

He was Emmy-nominated five times, and most of his leading man roles came on television, most notably as Rollin Hand, a master of disguise on “Mission: Impossible.” He later spent a couple of years starring in »

- Carmel Dagan

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Martin Landau, Oscar Winner for ‘Ed Wood’ Dies, at 89

16 July 2017 5:25 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau, most closely associated with scene-stealing character turns in such films as “North by Northwest,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Ed Wood” as well as the classic TV series “Mission: Impossible,” died Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his publicist. He had been hospitalized at UCLA where he experienced complications. He was 89.

The lanky, offbeat-looking veteran of the Actors Studio, for he which he was currently West Coast co-artistic director, had many ups and downs in his career.  His greatest successes (three Oscar nominations and one win) came later in life when he returned to character roles like the one that first won him notice, as James Mason’s sinister gay henchman in Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest.”

He was Emmy-nominated five times, and most of his leading man roles came on television, most notably as Rollin Hand, a master of disguise on “Mission: Impossible.” He later spent a couple of years starring in »

- Carmel Dagan

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Wilshire Boulevard Temple Documentary ‘Restoring Tomorrow’ Acquired by Seventh Art (Exclusive)

14 June 2017 8:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Seventh Art Releasing has acquired rights to Aaron Wolf’s “Restoring Tomorrow,” which documents the Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s restoration, Variety has learned exclusively.

Seventh Art, which specializes in handling documentaries, plans to release “Restoring Tomorrow” on a city-by-city basis this summer. A companion series will also premiere this summer on Michael Jay Solomon’s Truli Network, featuring Wolf’s travels across the United States visiting communities.

The film is produced by Tim Nuttall and directed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Wolf for his Howling Wolf Productions. The Wilshire Boulevard Temple was built in 1929 by Hollywood moguls with a 10-story dome and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was renovated between 2008 and 2013.

“Like many younger adults, I lost my connection with the place I grew up and with my religion,” Wolf said. “While making the film, I felt I was becoming something of a microcosm for my generation, as »

- Dave McNary

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Wilshire Boulevard Temple Documentary ‘Restoring Tomorrow’ Acquired by Seventh Art (Exclusive)

14 June 2017 8:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Seventh Art Releasing has acquired rights to Aaron Wolf’s “Restoring Tomorrow,” which documents the Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s restoration, Variety has learned exclusively.

Seventh Art, which specializes in handling documentaries, plans to release “Restoring Tomorrow” on a city-by-city basis this summer. A companion series will also premiere this summer on Michael Jay Solomon’s Truli Network, featuring Wolf’s travels across the United States visiting communities.

The film is produced by Tim Nuttall and directed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Wolf for his Howling Wolf Productions. The Wilshire Boulevard Temple was built in 1929 by Hollywood moguls with a 10-story dome and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was renovated between 2008 and 2013.

“Like many younger adults, I lost my connection with the place I grew up and with my religion,” Wolf said. “While making the film, I felt I was becoming something of a microcosm for my generation, »

- Dave McNary

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Oregon Doc Camp Now Accepting Applications

19 April 2017 1:28 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Now in its fourth year, Oregon Doc Camp invites experienced documentary filmmakers to a four-day documentary retreat May 18-21, 2017 at Silver Falls State Park in central Oregon. Developed by Women in Film Portland, Oregon Doc Camp gives working documentary filmmakers an opportunity to gather in an informal setting, learn from each other and build community in an ever-changing industry. This year, Kate Amend, editor of the Academy Award-winning documentaries Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport and The Long Way Home, as well as The Case Against 8, and many other films, will present the keynote speech. Currently on the faculty […] »

- Paula Bernstein

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