Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation
in partnership with SAG Foundation LifeRaft and Los Angeles Stage Alliance
Invite you to attend
Directors Working across Theatre, Television and Film
The SAG Foundation's LifeRaft program, in partnership with the Los Angeles Stage Alliance and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, is thrilled to present this conversation in which directors will discuss their work in the fields of film, television and theatre, how they balance their work flow, and what they notice in actors who thrive in all three mediums.
Panelists will include Directors Paul Lazarus, Tom Moore and Oz Scott. The panel will be moderated by Terrence McFarland, Executive Director of L.A. Stage Alliance.
SAG Foundation will be live streaming this event. The event can be viewed on their website at http://www.sagfoundation.org/
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About the panelists:
has directed over eighty plays and musicals (mostly new work) in such theaters as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Circle Rep, The Actors Studio, La MaMa ETC, Huntington Theater Company and The Goodspeed Opera House. He served as Artistic Director of the historic Pasadena Playhouse in California. Highlights include: receiving a Drama Desk nomination for the Off-Broadway musical ; the Lincoln Center Institute production of ; serving as Associate Director for the celebrated concert version of at Avery Fisher Hall and the world premieres of , , , and . Since moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Lazarus has also been directing many prime time television series including “Samantha Who?,” “Ugly Betty,” the new “90210, ” “Friends,” “L.A. Law,” “Melrose Place” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
Broadway credits include , (Pulitzer Prize and Tony nomination); the original (8 years), (Tony nomination); , , , and . At the Mark Taper Forum/Ahmanson Theatre he directed , , , and . Credits at American Conservatory Theater include , and . At Williamstown Theatre Festival he directed , and . He has also worked at the Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Santa Fe Stages, Guthrie Theatre, Arena Stage and American Repertory Theatre. His extensive television credits include “E.R.” (Emmy nomination), “L.A. Law” (Emmy nomination), “Mad About You” (Emmy nomination), “Huff,” “The Court,” “Cheers,” “Ally McBeal,” and “The Wonder Years” (Humanitas Prize) and the Disney musical . He also directed the film of .
is an award-winning television, theatrical and motion picture director whose credits span hundreds of television episodes and dozens of feature films, stage productions and made-for-TV movies. Oz’s directorial talents have contributed to the success of award-winning shows such as “The Cosby Show,” “The Jeffersons,” “Hill Street Blues, ” “Fame,” and “Northern Exposure.” His theater directorial credits include at the Goodman Theatre and , which he staged at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, at Hartford Stage and again for Philadelphia Theatre Company. Oz has been nominated for a DGA award, and he has been the recipient of an NAACP Image Award, the Drama Desk Award, a Village Voice OBIE Awards for Off Broadway, a Genesis Award, and the Nancy Susan Reynolds Award. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in LA, and on the Dean’s Council for California State University at Northridge’s (CSUN) College of Arts, Media and Communication.