Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"COULDA WOULDA SHOULDA" M. D'Antoni

Director: TO BE ANNOUNCED. Nationally recognized
production team and
playwrite are producing an EQUITY STAGE READING for
INVESTORS of Playwrite Robert Liebowitz's
'COULDA WOULDA SHOULDA' (part of the
AWAKE & AGGRAVATED series available at the Drama
Bookstore). A black comedy about Jews, Italians and
the addiction of Gambling. This is a very New York Play!
'A liebowitz play is not pretty. There are tender
moments but one will probably not leave the theater
all touchy-feely. One will leave somewhat uncomfortabe,
because for a couple of hours you have just eavesdropped
on some poor addict's pain. Since 1983 Liebowitz has
sporadically bulldozed his way into ones cozy white
bread world stirring it up with the underbelly of
real life' Marianne McNamara (NYC 2004). NOTE: It
is the specific intent of this production to recruit
the finest and most dedicated group of actors for
this very project. For once we complete the Stage
Reading for Investors portion of the journey.
Those actors who have participated from the
beginning will be given 1st choice to move
(with the show) to a full scale off Broadway Equity
production.
ACTORS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO READ THE
PLAY 1ST...SIDES WILL BE PROVIDED AT AUDITIONS.
If interested email your submissions to michaeltd@att.net
or send your headshots and resumes & contact information
to the address below. Those selected will be called for
an audition.

Apply to:
M. D'Antoni
Ferry'S Point Management, LLC
1 Closter Commons
#301, Closter, NJ 07624

6 breakdowns:

1. Male / 41-50 yrs. / White. Others like this
BARNEY CUTLER JEWISH

2. Female / 18-24 yrs. / White. Others like this
MARIA LAMPAS WHITE OR SPANISH STEVIE THE GREEK (ROLE CAST) LOVES INTEREST

3. Male / 31-40 yrs. / White. Others like this
BOBO PRESSEY WHITE LOYAL; STRONG; ALLIES BOY; MENTALLY CHALLENGED

4. Male / 41-50 yrs. / White. Others like this
ALLIE NEITERMAN JEWISH WORKING CLASS

5. Male / 51-60 yrs. / White. Others like this
IRVING LANDAU (one if the leads) JEWISH CLASSLY NOT FLASHY

6. Male / 31-40 yrs. / White. Others like this
JIMMY 'THE GENT' WHITE STREET STYLE & CLASS
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Thursday, October 4, 2007

GIAA Film Festival 2007: a Guild of Italian American Actors premiere event, at the Anthology Film Archives, NYC.

Last night, a beautiful Autumn October 1st evening in NYC, marked the very successful commencement of a new film festival for the Guild of Italian American Actor, organized by Mara Lesseman and President of GIAA, Carlo Fiorletta.

Hats off to Ms. Lesemann and her well-coordinated film program, which orchestrated a series of enjoyable cutting-edge short films and animations, and captivated the audience with their themes and colors. International topics as aging, parenting, romance, war were juxtaposed with fantasy and artistry.

The Italian American Heritage Award, contributions which enhance the positive images of the Italian American culture and commitment; and congratulation to the winners’ circle of awards was presented by Carlo Fiorletta.

Italian-American Heritage Award
Shared 1st- God Bless America, directed by Rodrigo Diaz, actor Carson Grant
Shared 1st- The Paisanos, directed by Bruno Bonugli
Fictional Category:
1st - Tracks of Color, directed by Federico Castelluccio
2nd- A.W.O.L., directed by Jack Swanstrom
3rd- Bloodbath, directed by Raphaello Kotziamanis
Documentary Category
1st- 3000 Holes, directed by David Pollitt
2nd- Caught in Paint, directed by Rita Blitt
3rd- Mommy Doll Gets Old, directed by Elena Taurke Joseph
Animation Category
1st- Once Upon a Christmas Village, directed by Michael Attardi
2nd- The Intruder, directed by Alessandro Ceglia
3rd- Shell, directed by Eunae Park
Multi-Media Category:
1st- Fission, directed by Kun-I Chang
Honorable Mention:
-Chronicles of Impeccable Sportsmanship, directed by Erika Tasini
-Die Flugbegleiterin, directed by Marcin Glowacki
-Diva, directed by Josephine Mackerras
-Little Friend Lost, directed by Brad Corbelli
-Neighborhood Story, directed by Jimmy Gencarelli
-Slice, directed by Sebastian Milito


GIAA Film Festival 2007 http://www.geocities.com/giaafilmfest/






The full screening list of the GIAA Film Festival 2007:

Fiction Category:
-Albert and Mandy, directed by Laura Thies
-A.W.O.L., directed by Jack Swanstrom
-Bloodbath, directed by Raphaello Kotziamanis
-Dissolve, directed by Aldo Romero
-God Bless America, directed by Rodrigo Diaz-McVeigh
-The Paisanos, directed by Bruno Bonugli
-Pretty Dolly Robson, directed by Rory Griffin
-Reflections, directed by Timofey Yuriev
-Tracks of Color, directed by Federico Castelluccio
Animation Category
-Fission, directed by Kun-I Chang
-Glimpse, directed by Dustin Grella
-The Intruder, directed by Alessandro Ceglia
-Lost Utopia, directed by Mirai Mizue
-Once Upon a Christmas Village, directed by Michael Attardi
-Shell, directed by Eunae Park
Documentary Category
-3000 Holes, directed by David Pollitt
-Caught in Paint, directed by Rita Blitt
-Find the Ground, directed by Greg Drozdek
-Mommy Doll Gets Old, directed by Elena Taurke Joseph
Honorable Mention:
-Chronicles of Impeccable Sportsmanship, directed by Erika Tasini
-Die Flugbegleiterin, directed by Marcin Glowacki
-Diva, directed by Josephine Mackerras
-Little Friend Lost, directed by Brad Corbelli
-Neighborhood Story, directed by Jimmy Gencarelli
-Slice, directed by Sebastian Milito

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

First Annual GIAA film fest winners



Carson Grant's well deserved victory, Italian American Heritage Award for "God Bless America" , Michael Attardi, winner animation "Once Upon a Christmas Village" and Federico Castelluccio , director, "Tracks of Color", first place Fiction