Actress, producer, and director Mitzi Kapture, star of USA NETWORK™s SILK STALKINGS, shares the joy of making her directorial debut documentary THE PROCESS, featuring renowned acting coach Larry Moss.

Mitzi Kapture is best known for her global recognition acting the lead role as Sgt. Lance, in the groundbreaking hit series Silk Stalkings from 1991-1995 on USA Network. It was produced by prolific producer and story teller Stephen J. Cannell, known for his unwavering dedication to help others succeed.

She went on to portray Joanne Jensen™, a NCIS Agent in Perfect Crime: The Joanne Jensen Story, based on a true story. These projects garnered some of the CBS/USA™s highest ratings. Other movie and film credits include Baywatch, Storytellers, Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster, God™s Ears, His Bodyguard, and TV shows such as the pilot, The Dark, for TNT, and Rules of Engagement on CBS.

https://theprocessstudios.com/trailer/ Mitzi™s latest project is The Process Documentary, which she produced and directed, and will be distributed by Mythic Films, MayRae Productions, and The Process Studios, Mitzi™s production and distribution company.

This original documentary takes the audience for an inside, behind the scenes look at world-renowned acting coach Larry 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 writers. Subtext is considered the supreme form of dialogue, where the character’s deeper emotions and reasons for action, hide beneath the surface.

The film also features appearances by writer, producer, director James L. Brooks, moderated by USC Cinematic Arts Professor, producer, and director, Barnet Kellman, with a special clip of Tracey Ullman and Mel Brooks from The Tracey Ullman Show, with bonus materials included.
 On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, The Process, an original documentary that pulls back the curtain of one of the most universally acclaimed acting coaches of all time Larry Moss, will be distributed on DVD and Blu-Ray, along with direct digital download at www.theprocessstudios.com, and select stores including Samuel French Bookstores and New York Drama Bookshop. It will be available for digital download on platforms including iTunes and Amazon in 2018.
What was the catalyst for The Process documentary?
Mitzi Kapture: It started all the way back to my Silk Stalkings days. I was having lunch with Stephen J. Cannell, a great man who was very much ahead of his time. He made every effort to treat me as an equal and to champion my work. I brought up the concept idea of a documentary on the directing and acting process. It wasn’t a ‘pitch’, but he was encouraging and positive about the valuable contributions it could offer. It was simmering in my mind since that time.

What was it like working with Stephen J. Cannell?

Mitzi Kapture: As an actor, I was fascinated by those magical moments that makes the story puzzle come together. I watched the dailies every day.  David Peckinpah, who wrote several episodes, was always open to my voice and story arc ideas. I began to develop an emotional point of view to storytelling, as well as a directorial eye.

Tell us a little about Larry Moss.

Mitzi Kapture: Larry Moss began as an actor. He was fortunate enough to have been coached by Stella Adler, acting coach to such luminaries as Marlon Brando and Paul Newman. 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. Moss is the author of the book on acting, The Intent to Live. Moss is one of the most sought out acting coaches of our time and he has been teaching for over 35 years.

Thank you Mitzi. It was an inspiration to have you sharing thoughts on making The Process. I was privileged to see the film, and  consider it a must for every person hoping to break into the industry. Hopeful Actors, Directors, Cinematographers, Screenwriters and Cinephile enthusiasts, will cherish this in their film collection. As Larry Moss says in the film, the work of The Process is joy!  Makes a great gift!

Mitzi Kapture and Rob Estes

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