Nathaniel Lande

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Nathaniel Lande, born of Canadian parents, is a journalist
Journalist
A journalist collects and distributes news and other information. A journalist's work is referred to as journalism.A reporter is a type of journalist who researchs, writes, and reports on information to be presented in mass media, including print media , electronic media , and digital media A...

, author
Author
An author is broadly defined as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created. Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work.-Legal significance:...

, and filmmaker with a career spanning several decades. He is the author of ten books including Cricket and Dispatches from the Front: A History of the American War Correspondent, and was the creative force behind TIME
Time
Time is a part of the measuring system used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change such as the motions of objects....

 Incorporated during his tenure. The holder of two patents, he is also credited for creating the Electronic Book and the Bookbank, a computerized electronic storage and retrieval system.

His most recent novel, The Life and Times of Homer Sincere, was released in May 2010 to critical acclaim,
and the 10 Best of Everything is a current bestseller
Bestseller
A bestseller is a book that is identified as extremely popular by its inclusion on lists of currently top selling titles that are based on publishing industry and book trade figures and published by newspapers, magazines, or bookstore chains. Some lists are broken down into classifications and...

 for National Geographic Books.

Education


He was educated at the Avon Old Farms School, Duke University
Duke University
Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist James B...

, Oxford University, and earned his PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated as Ph.D., PhD, D.Phil., or DPhil , in English-speaking countries, is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities...

 at Trinity College, Dublin
Trinity College, Dublin
Trinity College, Dublin , formally known as the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, was founded in 1592 by letters patent from Queen Elizabeth I as the "mother of a university", Extracts from Letters Patent of Elizabeth I, 1592: "...we...found and...

 in 1992. While a "Yank at Oxford", he and two classmates won an ARTS Council Award for their musical comedy, A Word With the Governor, a satire about the British Colonial Office. The play opened to rave reviews at the Oxford Playhouse, and then enjoyed a limited engagement at London's Lyric Hammersmith theatre.

As a professor, he has held appointments to the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States...

; the Fuqua School of Business
Fuqua School of Business
The Fuqua School of Business is the business school of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, United States. It currently enrolls 1,340 students in degree-seeking programs...

 at Duke University
Duke University
Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist James B...

, and Distinguished Scholar to Trinity College Dublin.

Career



His accomplished career spans publishing, television, and films. Creative Director for the Magazine Group, TIME
Time
Time is a part of the measuring system used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change such as the motions of objects....

 Incorporated;, Director of Time World News Service, a Founding Director of TIME-Life Films; Executive Producer for both the CBS
CBS
CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...

 and NBC
NBC
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

 Television Networks; Producer/Director : Movies of the Week: CBS Cinema Center Films and Universal MCA.

At CBS he began his career in the mailroom, and soon was selected by the legendary Michael Dann and William Paley
William Paley
William Paley was a British Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian. He is best known for his exposition of the teleological argument for the existence of God in his work Natural Theology, which made use of the watchmaker analogy .-Life:Paley was Born in Peterborough, England, and was...

, to work for the head of Programming. Then he joined the producing staff of PM East, hosted by Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace (journalist)
Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace is an American journalist, former game show host, actor and media personality. During his 60+ year career, he has interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers....

, with his good friend, Peter Lassally
Peter Lassally
Peter Lassally is a former Carson Productions executive who served as the executive producer of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Late Night with David Letterman, and the Late Show with David Letterman...

, (who would later become producer of the Tonight Show at NBC). By night, the young and enterprising producers searched for talent discovering Woody Allen
Woody Allen
Woody Allen is an American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, jazz musician, author, and playwright. Allen's films draw heavily on literature, sexuality, philosophy, psychology, Jewish identity, and the history of cinema...

 at the Bon Soir, a small club in New York, and Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Joan Streisand is an American singer, actress, film producer and director. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy,...

 at One Fifth Avenue, and were the first to book them on national television.

While Creative Director for the Magazine Group at TIME
Time
Time is a part of the measuring system used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change such as the motions of objects....

, Inc, he innovated presentations for the publishers of the magazines writing musical revues. All About Life, One for the Money, and 10 the Musical, for LIFE, Money, and People respectively. Each combined editorial content and publishing attributes. They were cleaver mini Broadway Revues touring the country targeting advertisers. No ad presentations had ever been so refreshing and engaging, establishing Nathaniel Lande, according to New York Magazine, as a TIME icon. His creators included, Scott Ellis and Susan Stroman
Susan Stroman
Susan Stroman is an American theatre director, choreographer, film director, and performer. She has won the Tony Award for both her choreography and direction, notably for the stage musical The Producers.-Early years:...

 who later became acclaimed Broadway directors. Susan Stroman is best known for Contact and The Producers. As Director of TIME
Time
Time is a part of the measuring system used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change such as the motions of objects....

 World News Service, he broadcasted TIME stories to America and 70 countries around the world, writing and producing over 800 radio broadcasts.

Montage and Window on the World, are two of the films and documentaries Nathaniel Lande wrote, produced and directed at TIME, winning over Twenty Gold Medals and International Awards, including the New York and Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes International Film Festival , is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres including documentaries from around the world. Founded in 1946, it is among the world's most prestigious and publicized film festivals...

 With Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor.One of 20th Century Fox's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play important roles well into the 1980s. His notable performances include that of Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird, for which he won an...

, Nathaniel Lande served as a special White House aide under two United States Presidents. Part of his duties included producing White House
White House
The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the president of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., the house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the Neoclassical...

 events. His productions of A Salute to Congress and a History of Presidential Campaign Songs called Sing Along with Millard Fillmore, starring Walter Cronkite
Walter Cronkite
Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years . During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll...

 as narrator, delighted the Congress.

The holder of two patents he is credited for creating the Electronic Book and the Bookbank, a computerized electronic storage and retrieval system. Another innovation was adapting a motion stabilizing system to motion picture cameras, a technology used for gunnery sights on helicopters during the war in Viet Nam, he found on assignment while making a documentary for LIFE Magazine on Helicopter Warfare with the award winning photographer, Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows was an English photojournalist best known for his pictures of the American involvement in the Vietnam War.-Life:...

, who was killed shortly after in Cambodia
Cambodia
Cambodia , officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia...

. The lens won an Academy Award for Technology.

He is author of ten books including two novels. His notable book Cricket is partly autobiographical, a coming of age story and triumph over a childhood handicap, received critical acclaim from the New York Times and Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly, aka PW, is an American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents...

. Both he, and his central character Jonathan Landau, could not speak for the first nine years of their lives. Both the real Lande and fictional Landau made significant contributions to the first Special Olympics
Special Olympics
Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 3.1 million athletes in 175 countries....

.

His other works include National Geographic The 10 Best of Everything, An Ultimate Guide for Travelers
Cricket, New American Library Blueprinting,; the highly acclaimed,
Dispatches from the Front: A History of the American War Correspondent (New York: Henry Holt
Henry Holt and Company
Henry Holt and Company is an American book publishing company. One of the oldest publishers in the United States, it was founded in 1866 by Henry Holt and Frederick Leypoldt...

, 1995; New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press is the largest university press in the world. It is a department of the University of Oxford and is governed by a group of 15 academics appointed by the Vice-Chancellor known as the Delegates of the Press. They are headed by the Secretary to the Delegates, who serves as...

, 1998); Mindstyles-Lifestyles: Price Stern and Sloan; The Emotional Maintenance Manual, Stages, Harper and Row, Self-Health: The Life-Long Fitness Book, Holt, Rinehart Winston; The Moral Responsibility of the Press, Time, Inc. and The Cigar Connoisseur, An Illustrated History and Guide to the World's Finest Cigars, Clarkson Potter.

Lande's most recent novel, The Life and Times of Homer Sincere, Whose Amazing Adventures are Documented by his True and Trusted Friend Rigby Canfield, was released by Overlook Press in May 2010. The novel has been described as: The novel has won praise from authors including Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson is a writer and biographer. He is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. He has been the Chairman and CEO of CNN and the Managing Editor of TIME...

, Homer Hickam
Homer Hickam
Homer Hadley Hickam, Jr. is an American author, Vietnam veteran, and a former NASA engineer. His autobiographical novel Rocket Boys: A Memoir, was a #1 New York Times Best Seller, is studied in many American and international school systems, and was the basis for the popular film October Sky...

, Selden Edwards, and William Styron
William Styron
William Clark Styron, Jr. was an American novelist and essayist who won major literary awards for his work.For much of his career, Styron was best known for his novels, which included...


Personal life


Nathaniel Lande served as a special White House aide under two United States Presidents. He was married to Linda Hope, daughter of Dolores and Bob Hope
Bob Hope
Bob Hope, KBE, KCSG, KSS was a British-born American comedian and actor who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in radio, television and movies. He was also noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO shows entertaining American military personnel...

. They have one son, author Andrew Lande, an expert food and wine writer and a journalist. He lives in Montecito, California
Montecito, California
Montecito is an unincorporated community in Santa Barbara County, California. As a census-designated place, it had a population of 8,965 in 2010. This does not include areas such as Coast Village Road, that, while usually considered part of Montecito, are actually within the city limits of Santa...

 and New York, and is presently married to Natalya Chamkina, the noted Russian ballerina.

Awards

Festival Award
San Francisco Film Festival Gold Medal (Montage)
Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes International Film Festival , is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres including documentaries from around the world. Founded in 1946, it is among the world's most prestigious and publicized film festivals...

(Montage)
New York International Film Festival Gold Medal (Window On the World)
Chicago Film Festival Gold Medal (Montage)
Edinburgh Film Festival CINE
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Academy Award for Technology shared with Dynascience

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