The Young and the Dead

The Young and the Dead
Type TV Special
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 31mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Tyler Cassity Actor Himself 1 1000001
Bill O'Brock Actor Himself 1 1000002
Jay Buolo Actor Himself 1 1000003
Michelle Best Actor Herself 1 1000004
Tom Cory Actor Himself 1 1000005
Paul Schreibman Actor Himself 1 1000006
Shari Springer Berman Director n/a 2 2000001
Robert Pulcini Director n/a 2 2000002
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer (HBO) 174 3000001
Ellin Baumel Producer n/a 3 3000002
Julia King Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Michael Barrow Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Sandra Chandler Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Robert Pulcini Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mark Suozzo Music n/a 120781 8000001
Shari Springer Berman Other from idea 120795 26000001
Robert Pulcini Other from idea 120795 26000002
Lana Iny Publicity publicist(HBO/New York) 120789 29000001
Paul Marotta Publicity publicist(HBO/New York) 120789 29000002
Nancy Lesser Publicity publicist(HBO/Los Angeles) 120789 29000003
Tonya Owens Publicity publicist(HBO/Los Angeles) 120789 29000004
Synopsis
Tyler Cassity oversees a legendary cemetery, "Hollywood Forever," which shares land with the Paramount Studios lot. The dearly departed in Tyler's cemetery (also known as the Hollywood Memorial Cemetery) range from everyday Los Angeles denizens, to the likes of Hollywood royalty -- Rudolph Valentino, Eleanor Powell, and Mel Blanc -- to name a few. Most importantly, his philosophy is unique to many who hold his same profession. Whereas most cemeterians' work involves memorializing the dead, Tyler's takes on a whole new outlook on his duties: rather than simply memorializing, he, instead, immortalizes the lives of the dead for those who are left behind. This is achieved through the packaging and broadcast of a 15-minute video about the recently departed, which is prepared by Tyler and his group of friends who run this cemetary. It offers its customers the same opportunity that movies provide for its stars -- a chance to be immortal, remembered through the use of image and technology.