An Interactive Murder Mystery Party Game


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Screenwriter/ Playwright
184 Columbia Rd. Suite 163, Florham Park, NJ 07932

A member of the Dramatists Guild and the Mystery Writers of America, Mr. Landau is an award winning and published playwright and screenwriter. His screenplay Seance won first place in Niad Management's Be A Hollywood Screenwriter competition and his TV series proposal Murder to Go won first place in the 2003 People's Pilot contest. He has had three other screenplays to place or be finalists in competitions. In theater, Mr. Landau received the Blackburn Award for Excellence in Playwriting for his hard-boiled romantic comedy Deep Six Holiday, which also won the TownSquare Playhouse New Play contest and has been produced in regional theaters. His screenplay adaptation has been optioned by Allegra Films.

Mr. Landau has written over a dozen plays that have been professionally produced nationwide including the widely acclaimed Murder at Cafe Noir. Cafe Noir continues to be the most widely produced mystery dinner theater play in the country, having enjoyed over one hundred productions throughout the United States. It won the Orange Coast Magazine award for Best Dinner Theater in 1991 and is published by Samuel French. His sequel Noir Suspicions is also being published by Samuel French.

In film, Mr. Landau has worked as a story consultant for CBS and Westside Pictures as well as developing treatments for various independent film companies. His screenwriting/directing credits include Stab in the Dark - an interactive DVD mystery game co-produced by Clarke Communications and Murder to Go, Murder at Cafe Noir  is an interactive DVD feature film based on the play, A Day on the Mean Streets - a dramatic industrial about corporate downsizing, and AASAP - an award winning EMS training film, both for Collaborations Prods, as well as Getting Your First Job in the Film Biz, an educational video for Valhalla Prods. Other writer credits include Top Fly for Doug Trumbell's RideFilms and Jokers Wild, a ten minute mystery produced by Mallinson Media for A&E's Short Subjects and winner of the 1984 Chris Award from the Columbus International Film Festival.

Mr. Landau is best known as the creator of the now popular interactive mystery play. His first venture - The Mystery Express - was produced in 1982 and took place on board a moving train, making international press. Mr. Landau founded MURDER TO GO / MTG INC, the world's first national corporate and interactive theater company. He has written, directed and produced over one thousand productions for such clients as Revlon, IBM, Nabisco, AT&T, MCI, Johnson & Johnson, the QE 2, General Foods, Apple Computer, Philip Morris and the Bermuda Princess Hotel, among others. He has been the subject of feature articles in LIFE, PEOPLE, ENTREPRENEUR and BUSINESSWEEK magazines as well as segments on BBC-TV, THAT'S INCREDIBLE and GOOD MORNING AMERICA.

Mr. Landau also teaches screenwriting and electronic filmmaking at Fairleigh Dickenson University in Madison, New Jersey. He has had articles published in The Dramatists Guild Quarterly, Script Magazine and Screenwriters Monthly.

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