Author Frank Catalano in the new Harmony Gold film "Carl Macek's Robotech Universe
Frank Catalano, author of Art of the Monologue, The Creative Audience, and White Knight Black Night - short monologues for audition will be featured in the new Robotech Universe film produced by Harmony Gold, Inc.
- (1888PressRelease) October 28, 2011 - Robotech Universe directed and narrated by independent filmmaker Keith Maxwell focuses on the Carl Macek's creative genius in creating the series. It features interviews with the cast and crew involved with the original production of the hit animated series. Catalano's experience as the actor who played the character of RAND in the NEW GENERATION is highlighted. Catalano states: "When we were making the series, we had no idea that it would be such a tremendous success. Even, though the series has been out for many years, the Robotech fans have always kept it going. Carl Macek was the driving force that created this wonderful show and the Robotech fans have kept it going. They're the best."
Catalano is best know as an author and playwright. His plays have been produced in New York City, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Hawaii and Dayton, Ohio including The American Rose Garden, Cyclotron (La Mama, N.Y.C.), Evolution, Waiting For to Go (Kennedy Center, Hawaii), and Saturday Nights. His play Autumn Sweet was a finalist at the Dayton Playhouse and later optioned for film by Warner Bros. Studios. The Resting Place has had a staged reading by the Echo Theatre Company as part of a grant from the Showtime Network and his play Myths and Tangos toured in Los Angeles.
As an executive, Catalano has served in various capacities at Lorimar Studios, Beverly Hills Playhouse, and Southern California Center for the Arts and Warner Bros. where he had a "first look" writing deal for the development of television and motion picture properties. He has also written and performed in animated television series and feature films including DIGIMON DIGITAL MONSTERS, THE ADVENTURES OF DYNAMO DUCK for Fox TV, the Sci-Fi series ROBOTECH and ABC television series including LA LAW, NYPD BLUE, MURDER ONE, CIVIL WARS and UGLY BETTY. His new book RAND UNWRAPPED - THE CONFESSIONS OF A ROBOTECH WARRIOR will be available this November.
Catalano conducts seminars on acting and writing nationwide and has been a featured speaker at the Annual Writer's Conference and Annual Stage, Screen and Television Actor's Conference sponsored by San Diego State University. He also conducts theatre and acting seminars at University of Southern California. He was a featured speaker in Europe and presented lectures in Turkey, Greece and Italy. All Frank Catalano books are available at bookstores worldwide.