Why Seinfeld's 'The Maestro' Became a Mentor for Filmmakers
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You might remember him as Neidermeyer in the classic comedy "Animal House," or as the “Maestro” on "Seinfeld."
But after years of theater, television and movie roles, Mark Metcalf moved to Milwaukee with his then-wife and opened a restaurant. But he couldn't escape his acting past, and he was soon drawn to the Milwaukee theater scene, working with kids at First Stage Children's Theater and with Milwaukee Film, an organization that hosts an annual film festival and offers year-round education programs.
It was at Milwaukee Film where Metcalf, a Bayside resident, decided to help student writers develop screenplays through the Collaborative Cinema program.
“We -- other local directors, actors and filmmakers -- went out to the schools and solicited sc...
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