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Seidelman, Arthur Allan (Arthur Seidelman, Arthur A. Seidelman)

Seidelman, Arthur Allan (Arthur Seidelman, Arthur A. Seidelman)

PERSONAL

Born in New York, NY; son of Theodore and Jeanne (maiden name, Greenberg) Seidelman. Education: Whittier College, B.A., 1958; University of California, Los Angeles, M.A., 1960. Politics: Democrat.

Addresses:

Office—EPI Productions, 1015 Gayley Ave., Suite 1149, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Agent—Summit Talent & Literary Agency, 9454 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 203, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Ensemble Entertainment, 10474 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 380, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career:

Producer, director, writer, and studio executive. Forum Theatre, New York City, administrator, 1970-72; LSV Productions, New York City, president, 1972-76; Golden Eagle Productions, New York City, vice president, 1977-79; Entertainment Professionals, Inc., Los Angeles, president, 1980-92; Entpro, Inc., Los Angeles, president, beginning 1992; EPI Productions, Los Angeles, principal. Actors Studio, member; Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, New York City, former staff member; and Phoenix Theatre, New York City, former staff member. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California, member of the board of directors, 1986-94; New Jewish Agenda, member of the board of advisers.

Member:

Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, East, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Academy of Cable Television.

Awards, Honors:

George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award, Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Georgia, 1980, for "A Special Gift," ABC Afterschool Specials; Daytime Emmy Award (with others), outstanding individual achievement in a children's programming, 1980, Christopher Award, and Golden Halo, all for "Which Mother Is Mine?," ABC Afterschool Specials; Daytime Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding children's entertainment special, 1981, for "I Think I'm Having a Baby," CBS Afternoon Playhouse; Silver Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival, 1981, and Silver Plaque, New York International Film Festival, both for "A Matter of Time," ABC Afterschool Specials; Daytime Emmy Award, outstanding individual direction in children's programming, 1982, and Golden Halo Award, both for "She Drinks a Little," ABC Afterschool Specials; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding writing in a variety or music program, 1982, and Writers Guild of America Award (with others), variety, musical, or comedy, 1983, both for I Love Liberty; Humanitas Award, 1984, for Hill Street Blues; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding directing in a drama series, 1984, for "Doris in Wonderland," an episode of Hill Street Blues; Mystfest Film Award nomination, best film, 1987, for The Caller; Nancy Susan Reynolds Award, c. 1987, for "An Enemy among Us," CBS Schoolbreak Special; Grand Prize, New York International Film Festival, c. 1988, for A Friendship in Vienna; Christopher Award (with others), television and cable, 1989, for Place at the Table; Movie Guide Award, c. 1997, for "Harvest of Fire," Hallmark Hall of Fame; Christopher Award (with others), television and cable, 1999, for "Grace and Glorie," Hallmark Hall of Fame; Audience Award (with others), best feature drama, Marco Island Film Festival, 1999, and Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Film Festival, both for Walking across Egypt; Festival Prize, best film, Dixie Film Festival, 2005, for The Sisters; Emmy Award, for Actors on Acting.

CREDITS

Television Director; Miniseries:

The Secrets of Lake Success, NBC, 1993.

Television Director; Movies:

Sin of Innocence (also known as Two Young People), 1974.

Kate's Secret (also known as Heisshunger and Katen salaisuus), 1986.

Glory Years (also known as Wacky Weekend), HBO, 1987.

Look Away, 1987.

Poker Alice, CBS, 1987.

Strange Voices, NBC, 1987.

Addicted to His Love (also known as Sisterhood), ABC, 1988.

A Friendship in Vienna, Disney Channel, 1988.

The People across the Lake, NBC, 1988.

False Witness (also known as Double Exposure), NBC, 1989.

The Kid Who Loved Christmas, syndicated, 1990.

Body Language, USA Network, 1992.

Dying to Remember, USA Network, 1993.

Rescue Me (also known as Street Hunter), 1993.

Trapped in Space, syndicated, 1995.

Deep Family Secrets, NBC, 1997.

Miracle in the Woods (also known as Milagre no bosque, Quand le temps s'arrete, and Wunden der Vergangenheit), CBS, 1997.

By Dawn's Early Light, Showtime, 2000.

Sex and Mrs. X (also known as Die Liebesschule der Mrs. X, El sexo y la Sra. X, L'art de seduire, O X da questao, Quien es la senora X?, and Sexe et Madame X), Lifetime, 2000.

Like Mother, Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (also known as A Most Deadly Family), CBS, 2001.

A Christmas Carol (musical; also known as A Christmas Carol: The Musical), NBC, 2004.

Black Friday, 2007.

Television Producer; Movies:

Rescue Me (also known as Street Hunter), 1993.

(With others) Deep Family Secrets, NBC, 1997.

Television Director; Specials:

The Ceremony of Innocence, PBS, 1970.

"A Special Gift," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1979.

"Which Mother Is Mine?," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1979.

"Schoolboy Father," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1980.

"I Think I'm Having a Baby," CBS Afternoon Playhouse (also known as CBS Afternoon Playhouse: I Think I'm Having a Baby), CBS, 1981.

"A Matter of Time," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1981.

"She Drinks a Little" (also known as "First Step"), ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1981.

"An Enemy among Us," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1987.

Place at the Table, NBC, 1988.

"Harvest of Fire" (also known as "Cosecha de fuego" and "Die Glut der Gewalt"), Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1996.

"The Summer of Ben Tyler," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1996.

"Grace and Glorie," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1998.

"The Runaway" (also known as "Em busca da justicia," "Le prix du courage," and "Los fugitivos"), Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 2000.

Television Creative Coordinator; Specials:

I Love Liberty, ABC, 1982.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Moment of Truth," Family, ABC, 1979.

Romance Theatre, syndicated, 1982.

"Doris in Wonderland," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1983.

"Fuchs Me? Fuchs You!," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1983.

"Honk If You're a Goose," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1983.

"I Never Swung with My Father," Bay City Blues, NBC, 1983.

"Nutcracker Suite," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1983.

"Harper-Gate," Cover Up, CBS, 1984.

"The Move," Call to Glory, ABC, 1984.

"War on the Wonks (a.k.a. Machine)," The Paper Chase (also known as The Paper Chase: The Second Year, The Paper Chase: The Third Year, The Paper Chase: The Fourth Year, and The Paper Chase: The Graduation Year), Showtime, 1984.

Paper Dolls, ABC, 1984.

"Danny De Bergerac," Fame, syndicated, 1985.

"In the Eyes of the Beholder," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1985.

"Little Games," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1985.

"The Longest Day," Knots Landing, CBS, 1985.

"Murder at the Oasis," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

"Murder in the Afternoon," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

"Nose Job," Half Nelson, NBC, 1985.

"School for Scandal," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

Detective in the House, CBS, 1985.

"I Never Wanted to Go to France, Anyway," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1986.

"Looks Like Up to Me," Bridges to Cross, CBS, 1986.

"Menace, Anyone?," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

"Murder by Appointment Only," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

Nightingales, NBC, 1989.

"Blues for Mr. White," Capital News, ABC, 1990.

"The Inquisition," WIOU, CBS, 1990.

"True Brit," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

"A Match Made in Heaven," Heaven Help Us (also known as Angeles en el paraiso), syndicated, 1994.

Directed episodes of other programs, including FBI: The Untold Stories (also known as Los casos secretos del FBI), ABC; Maximum Security (also known as Aufstand der Verfluchten), HBO; Sweet Justice (also known as Alles schoen und Recht, Dulce justicia, and La loi de la Nouvelle-Orleans), NBC; and A Year in the Life, NBC. Directed "Look Homeward Hayward (a.k.a. Hurry Home Hayward)," an unaired episode of Bay City Blues, NBC.

Television Director; Pilots:

Amazing Grace (also known as Wing and a Prayer), NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Series:

Appeared as host, Actors on Acting, PBS.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Arthur Seidelman) Weeks, "A Tumble from a High White Horse," The Eleventh Hour, NBC, 1963.

Film Director:

(As Arthur A. Seidelman) Hercules in New York (also known as Hercules—The Movie, Hercules Goes Bananas, Herkules in New York, Ercole a New York, Hercule, Hercule a New York, Hercules en Nueva York, Hercules New Yorkissa, Herkules I New York, and Herkules w Nowym Jorku), Trimark Pictures/RAF Industries, 1970.

Children of Rage (also known as Vihan nimissae), 1975, LSV Productions, 1978.

Circle, 1976.

Macbeth, 1981.

Echoes (also known as Living Nightmare), Herberval Productions, 1983.

The Caller, Empire State Entertainment, 1986.

Trapped in Space, 1994.

Walking across Egypt (also known as Leading with Her Heart), Keystone Entertainment, c. 1999.

Puerto Vallarta Squeeze, Showcase Entertainment, 2004.

The Sisters, Arclight Films, 2005.

In the Shadow of Wings, Arclight Films, 2008.

Film Work; Other:

(As Arthur Seidelman) Talent coordinator, Rivals (also known as Deadly Rivals), Avco-Embassy Pictures, 1972.

Stage Director:

The Beautiful People, Blue Couch Theatre, Los Angeles, 1960.

(As Arthur A. Seidelman) The Awakening of Spring, Pocket Theatre, New York City, 1964.

(As Arthur A. Seidelman) The Four Seasons, Theatre Four, New York City, 1968.

(As Arthur A. Seidelman) Billy (musical), Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1969.

(As Arthur A. Seidelman) Awake and Sing!, Bijou Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Vieux Carre, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1977.

The Most Happy Fella (musical), New York City Opera, New York City, 1991.

Of Thee I Sing (musical), LA Reprise!, University of California, Los Angeles, Freud Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1998.

The Boys from Syracuse (musical), LA Reprise!, University of California, Los Angeles, Freud Playhouse, 1999.

Carousel (musical), Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA, 2000.

Hair (musical), Wadsworth Theater, Los Angeles, 2001.

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, 2001, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Follies (musical), Wadsworth Theater, 2002.

Merrily We Roll Along (musical), LA Reprise!, University of California, Los Angeles, Freud Playhouse, 2002.

Mack and Mabel (musical), Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 2004.

Directed The Gipsy Princess (operetta), Opera Pacific; The Outsiders (staged reading of musical), Coronet Theatre, Los Angeles; and The Sisters, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, then Hatlen Theatre. Directed New York City productions of The Ceremony of Innocence, Hamp, Inherit the Wind, The Justice Box, and The World of My America. Directed other productions, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Dear Me, the Sky Is Falling, Irma La Douce (musical), Kismet (musical), The Little Foxes, A Man for All Seasons, Oh Dad Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad, The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd (musical), Romeo and Juliet, St. Joan, Stop the World, I Want to Get Off (musical), and The Tempest.

Stage Producer:

The Beautiful People, Blue Couch Theatre, Los Angeles, 1960.

(As Arthur A. Seidelman) The Awakening of Spring, Pocket Theatre, New York City, 1964.

Stage Work; Other:

(As Arthur Seidelman) General manager, The Slave/The Toilet, St. Mark's Playhouse, New York City, 1964-65.

WRITINGS

Teleplays; Specials:

(With others) I Love Liberty, ABC, 1982.

Music for Television:

Composer for Maximum Security (also known as Aufstand der Verfluchten), HBO.

Screenplays:

(And story) Children of Rage (also known as Vihan nimissae), 1975, LSV Productions, 1978.

Writings for the Stage:

(Adaptor) The Awakening of Spring, Pocket Theatre, New York City, 1964.

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