The Process, a documentary film that takes the audience for an inside, behind the scenes look of world renowned acting and directing coach, and author Larry Moss. The film follows Moss working with a young director and his actors, through a rehearsal process that will elicit a richer comedic performance by exploring the subtext of gifted comedic writers. The film also features appearances by, writer, producer, director James L. Brooks. Moderated by, USC Cinematic Arts Professor, producer, director, Barnet Kellman, and a special clip with Tracey Ullman and Mel Brooks from The Tracey Ullman Show. Plus special bonus materials added. Available on DVD and iTunes
Produced and Directed by Mitzi Kapture
Presented by: Mythic Films, MayRae Productions, and The Process Studios
World renowned acting and directing coach, and author Larry Moss has coached Academy Award and Golden Globe Winners, Leonardo DiCaprio for Aviator, Blood Diamond, Wolf on Wall Street, and the Departed, Hilary Swank in, Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby, and Helen Hunt in, As Good As It Gets. Moss also coached, Hailee Steinfeld for her role in Edge of Seventeen, Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile (Academy Award nomination), Chris Rock on his feature, Top Five, Hank Azaria in Tuesdays With Morrie (Emmy Award), Jim Carrey in The Majestic, Tobey Maguire in Seabiscuit, plus Tony Winners and Broadway stars Sutton Foster, Nathan Lane and Donna Murphy as well as many others.
Producer and Director, Mitzi Kapture is known for lead roles in television and films. Kapture garnered recognition for portraying Sgt. Lance in Silk Stalkings and the NCIS agent Joanne Jensen in Perfect Crime: The Joanne Jensen Story. Some other Film and TV credits include, Storytellers, Perry Mason: Case of the Maligned Mobster, God’s Ears, His Bodyguard, The Dark, and Rules of Engagement. While performing in front of the camera for five seasons on Silk Stalkings, Kapture was inspired by the prolific series creator Stephen J. Cannell, writer of over 40 shows. Cannell supported Kaptures’ interest behind the camera and as a storyteller. Having directed episodes of Silk Stalkings, Kapture continued to explore both sides of the camera.
While working, Kapture observed various directing techniques and was intrigued to take a more in depth look at the dynamics “behind the scenes.” It was from the culmination of her acting and directing experiences that Kapture conceptualized The Process. Kapture presented the idea to world renowned acting, directing coach, and author Larry Moss, having been profoundly influenced by him as a director and master teacher. She started documenting the concept, The Process and began filming with Moss working in multiple venues and masterclass workshops with a variety of artists.
RALPH HEMECKER, Executive Producer
Executive Producer, Ralph Hemecker is an American film writer and director. His recent credits include episodes of Blue Bloods, The Flash and Once Upon a Time.
ANDREW EHRICH, Editor
BRONIC BEDNAREK, Music
ALEX QUIJANO, Actor
SIRENA IRWIN, Actor
JASON SMITH, Student Director
JAMES L. BROOKS is a three-time Academy Award-winner and twenty-time Emmy Award-winner writer, producer, director.
BARNET KELLMAN, Moderated by USC Cinematic Arts Professor, producer, and Emmy Award Winning director
Executive Produced by Ralph Hemecker (Blue Bloods, The Flash, Once Upon a Time).
Presented by: Mythic Films, MayRae Productions, and The Process Studios.