Saturday, December 27, 2008

BASICS OF UNARMED STAGE COMBAT:GIAA=$10 off

Plus you can kick my butt ( acting ) I am already signed up.
Contact Ron directly, info below, - Ciao-Carlo

Instructor
RON PIRETTI

Fight Director/Certified Teacher

Society of American Fight Directors

Fight Director - "In the Heights"
Leave Message at (212) 675-4688 or
e-mail: Ron.Piretti@gmail.com

Ron Piretti is the fight director on the Tony Award winning show "In the Heights". He has worked as Fight Director on several independent films and has staged the fights for productions at Marymount Manhattan College, Target Margin Theater, EST, MCC, Naked Angels, The Barrow Group and numerous other schools and theatre companies in New York City and vicinity. He has worked as a stunt coordinator on "The Guiding Light" and has taught classes and workshops at Yale, Wagner College, The New School/Actor's Studio MFA Program, Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is a professor at Marymount Manhattan College where he teaches acting and is the Acting Department Director at Broadway Theatre Project in Tampa, Florida.

Website: http//www:ronpiretti.net
January 10th & 11th, 2009

Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

312 West 36th St., 6th floor
Price: $120.00

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mara Lesemann "The Seduction of Eve" screenwriter

This is the website
Mara Lesemann Screenwriter.
with Jeff Ballantine, dir.
www.theseductionofeve.com
Production company web site:
www.chickenrock.net

March Reading: "Frank the Clown"

Written by GIAA member Simcha Borenstein.
Would like to cast GIAA members, if interested and available the last week in March, let me know. carlofiorletta@giaa.us
Thanks

1. Frank 40s (carlo)
2. Laura early 30s actress 1 -
3. male voice any age actor 1 -
4. security officer 40s Simcha
5. man at desk 40s - 60s actor 1
6. Hospital director 50s - 60s actor 2
7. Woman in scrubs 1 late 20's early thirties actress 2
8. Woman (on street) any age actress 2
9. Ambulance driver 30s actor 1
10. Christian woman 50s - 60s actress 2
11. Kate 30s - 40s actress 3
12. Mitch 8 actor 3
13. Latin man any age actor 2
14. Hospital lawyer 40s - 60s actor 1
15. Victor 30s actor 2
16. TV voices various
17. answering machine voices actor 1
18. woman in scrubs 2 late 20s early thirties actress 4

Friday, November 28, 2008

Lamppost Reunion, Paul Borghese Prod. closing for now


I had the pleasure of seeing this production last week. The run sold out.
If you don't see it this time, I hope it comes back soon. .
http://www.lamppostreunion.com/
For newer GIAA members, Paul was on the board of directors when I first joined GIAA,
and he became president shortly thereafter.
More information about Paul can be found on
http://www.paulborghese.com

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Minutes of GIAA Meeting Tues, November 18, 2008

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM.

Mara Lesemann made a motion that GIAA member Deb Klaar be made an Alternate Councilor; Simcha Borenstein seconded the motion. It was passed unanaimously.

Simcha Borenstein reported that the current comedy club run of the play Clemenza and Tessio are Dead, which received a stage reading by GIAA last spring, is going well.

The video short Lactoxity, which GIAA cast, is currently being edited by Carlo Fiorletta and Mara Lesemann; it will be submitted to festivals once it is done.

Submissions for the 2009 GIAA Film Fest will open in January; it may be extended to 3 days (from 2 days in 2008) to accommodate the addition of music videos and full length movies.

This concluded the business portion of the meeting.
A reading of Mara Lesemann's short play A Temporary Cat and Mario Fratti's short play Iraq (Blindness) followed. Both are being produced by Mara's company Larralley Productions in March; Carlo Fiorletta and Simcha Borenstein are directing.

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM.

Members attending:
Carlo Fiorletta
Simcha Borenstein
Mara Lesemann
Anna Mancini

Guest artists:
Ian Dunn
Gretchen Poulos

Monday, November 10, 2008

Post-Mortem Geneva Film Fest 11/7-11/8/09

some photos will come soon. Met Ken Eade, Chairman and General Counsel for
Imperia Entertainment, post- their screening of "Say it in Russian"
web
http://www.imperiaentertainment.com
They are in process to shoot a family movie; he was accepting paperwork after the fest.
send headshots and resumes to
Imperia Entertainment
190 N. Canon Drive,#40
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Friday, October 31, 2008

Older Italian Gent needed for Bertolli commercial

This just in on the hotline : Natalie from Judy Keller casting
Bertolli pasta commercial.

Italian speaking with some German or Dutch preferred.

Call 212-463-7676 to arrange audition.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

GIAA member Katie Ribis managing Lululemon Athletica

For all members' information, I am currently also working as a manager at Lululemon Athletica in Manhasset - the store's clothes are AMAZING for dancers, runners, working out in the gym, etc - they not only look great but feel great - designed expertly for exercise - with health and comfort in mind (members can read the lululemon website). And, the store offers free yoga classes every Sunday morning from 9:30 to 10:30am with various yoga masters. I am almost always there (except when performing) and would be so thrilled to meet other GIAA members!!!
Katie's email is
healthnc@aol.com

Photos from Union College NJ reading of Otto's Fortune

http://gallery.me.com/maralesemann#100018

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ed Lataro's play: Otto's Fortune Union College, NJ

I had the pleaseure and privlige of performing the role of Otto this past Saturday at a staged reading of Otto's Fortune by Ed Lataro

Donna Castellano , Bravo Theater Co. artistic director. directed and played Martha

Brian James Grace played multiple characters ( Sal, the collector; Bingo Caller, and others )

John Hall read the role of Fred

Lori Hoffner read stage directions

I will add photos and set up a blog for just this project soon

thanks
Carlo

Friday, October 10, 2008

Amazing WW2 story by way of GIAA'ss Lou Nargi

Kathy Hoey ASNAR Assn of Swissair North America Retirees & Employees

Dear Kathy & All at ASNAR:
Several months ago, the Italian Government launched
an investigation to determine how many concentration camps were established by
Mussolini in the Italian territory from 1922 to 1943. Prof. Coniglio was given the task
and in 1999 a book was written revealing that some 5,000 camps were opened imprisoning
over 50,000 men and women all against the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
My father and I spent close to 5 years in one particular camp, doing hard labor guarded by
the black shirts. I never talked about this devastating experience, for lack of proof.
Now,how ever, I strongly believe that people should know the facts of history.
Recently the National Italian American Foundation published the profile of my life
that was interned at age 11 to age 16 in one of the many camps.
Open the link and take a look at the article covering the events of one 11 year old Sicilian
that got swept away by the winds of World War II and was reborn....
Regards, Paul Minolfo.

The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments:
Shortcut to:
Click here for article
or copy this address into your browser:
http://www.niaf.org/publications/ambassador/20.1/Final_Remembering_Bosco_Salice.pdf

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Personal thanks re film festival

Thanks to all who participated as contributors and spectators.
This was a great event to be a part of. We will get photos and awards lists within a day or two.
Thanks again
Carlo

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Anthony Scillia , "Bocce" writer wins Italian Heritage Award


Anthony Scillia, co-winner of Italian Heritage Award for his screenplay "Bocce"
surrounded by GIAA members Mara Lesemann and Carlo Fiorletta

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans and the Movies,FREE

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Queens College, CUNY

“Documented Italians”
Film and Video Series

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 6PM
Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans and the Movies
(2007), 58 min.
Steven Fischler, dir.

Filled with clips from classic films and an all-star list of interviewees, Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans and the Movies takes a comprehensive look at the changing and diverse roles Italian-Americans have played on the silver screen. Selections from early films reveal the images that helped shape negative public opinion, while movies like Scarface, The Godfather, Goodfellas, and Do the Right Thing demonstrate how the violent “wiseguy” image developed and evolved into nuanced portraits seen today. The issue of stereotyping isn’t a facile one. Commercial formulas also serve as wellsprings for creative expression for Italian-American film artists and this documentary offers compelling insights into how Italian-Americans use their art to transcend the stereotypes. Featured in the film are Ben Gazzara, Spike Lee, Isabella Rossellini, Susan Sarandon, Martin Scorsese, Paul Sorvino, Marisa Tomei, John Turturro , and Jack Valenti, among others.

Post-screening discussion with director Steven Fischler and producer Rosanne de Luca Braun led by Anthony Julian Tamburri, Calandra Institute.


This screening takes place in

CUNY Graduate Center
Room C198
365 Fifth Avenue
between 34th and 36th Streets
Manhattan

This event is free and open to the public.
Screening begins at 6 PM.
SEATING IS LIMITED.

Building management requires people attending events after business hours to pre-register with the Calandra Institute by calling (212) 642-2094. You will need to show a photo ID to the building’s concierge.

This event was made possible with a generous grant from The National Italian American Foundation (www.niaf.org).


For further information see our Web site www.qc.edu/calandra.
The Calandra Institute is a university institute under the aegis of Queens College .

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cabaret:Clemenza and Tessio are Dead ( November )

Directed by new GIAA member Simcha Borenstein
Producer/Writer Gregg Greenberg will comp 1 of 2 drink min.
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=CLE4

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Paul Borghese produces Lamppost Reunion Off Broadway

Paul Borghese, President Emeritus , ran GIAA through the turn of the century, responsible for increasing membership from dozens to hundreds.

He is now producing Lamppost Reunion starring Vincent Pastore
You will recognize Mr. Pastore from
HBO "The Sopranos" and/or
Broadway Chicago and MANY movies.

See
http://www.vincentpastore.com/theater.html
for details.

Lamppost Reunion will open on November 7. The play will close on November 30, 2008.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Observations: 4 A’.s Fall Meeting by Councilor Carson Grant

Hats and gloves were left at the door, as I was surrounded by eloquent speakers and the sense of an artists’ unified missions, discussing the future of the 4A’s, a necessary judicial forum, a ‘checks and balances’ within the artists’ community, OR being unilaterally absorbed by the Department of Professional Employees (DPE).

Much was spoken of the importance of Labor unions and the decrease in membership, across all American trades. The history and victories of the unions for the individual; work conditions, health and welfare, are always being challenged by the employer’s bottom-line profit margin. Yesterday is already too late to be concerned; but with the few manning the front of workers’ justice, preparations have been continually developed to fend off the storms.

With concerns for the ‘new media’, presently in place and integrated in society’s daily lives; on the internet: streaming video of live and prerecorded materials, advertising using still and moving images, stock banks, data bases, archives, and libraries; portable storage players: chips, downloads, cd-rom and dvd, and the next generation satellite transmissions, the employers are all looking to collect and cash into the profits.

With this status of media usage universally, laborers spanning all arts and science, must be ready to protect the professional contributions of the individuals and groups. A call to the youth to step forward, educate oneself in the history and accomplishments of the labor movements, then join hands with the elder members, to become involved with issues effecting all workers nationally and internationally.

The 4A’s fall meeting, remembering past members, retirement, and a delicious contribution, concluded.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

GIAA film fest award winners and volunteer info

The official selections and award winners for the 2nd annual GIAA Festival of
Short Films and Videos have been announced; the complete list is available
at www.giaafilmfest.com

If you are interested in volunteering at the film festival on Saturday October 4 and/or
Sunday October 5 in exchange for free admission, please contact Mara Lesemann at
maralesemann@giaa.us

Thanks to the judges who reviewed the many movie and screenplay submissions!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Special Screening : EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE ITALIAN

You and a guest are cordially invited to

an advance screening of

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Regal Union Square Stadium 14

850 Broadway

7:30pm

RSVP to RSVP2@ROADSIDEATTRACTIONS.COM

Seating is on a first-come, first served basis and is not guaranteed.

Please bring photo ID for admittance.



www.everybodywantstobeitalian.com





Also included is a link to your media page. Would you be able to post these items on your site?

http://www.newamericanvision.com/italian-materials.html





Thanks for your continued support Carlo!

Crawford Manfuso

Friday, August 22, 2008

Announcing GIAA film fest October 4, 5

For more information see:
http://www.giaafilmfest.com

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Everybody Wants to Be Italian

Movie Screening in September. Details to follow.
Crawford Manfuso gave me a call today.
310-248-4706

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Paul Borghese stars as Vito Bonaface

Happy to say GIAA helped cast Paul Borghese the lead role in this feature currently shooting in Utica, NY.
Thanks to the members who submitted. Shooting is in progress and should wrap by the end of the month.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Carson Grant'’s brief encounter with Al Martino

‘By the (Providence) river of the roses’, on a beautiful ‘summertime’ morning, in front of the festively decorated stage with the backdrop of the renovated old train station, now the RI Foundation, I sat with ‘the man from Laramie’ the legendary Al Martino while the surrounding park was being prepared for the first “Providence Italian Arts and Music Festival”.
A kind gentle man, Al Martino has earned his status throughout many decades in the ears and hearts of millions of international fans, as a true Italian American crooner. As a US Marine in World War II, Al Martino served his country, then went on to lift the spirits of a worn nation by serenading with his renditions of ‘Here in my Heart’, ‘Spanish Eyes’ ‘Volare’, ‘Al Di La’, and many more memorable songs one ‘can’t help falling in love’ with. (http://www.almartino.com/)

As an actor and GIAA councilor, I spoke to Al Martino about the work being done by the NY chapter of Guild of Italian American Actors, GIAA’s film festival and the new age of digital filmmakers. And of course, I shared with him that ‘Mary in the morning’ was one of Mary Ferri, my Italian grandmother’s favorite songs, and at this moment, she must be smiling from the other side of the grave.

Earlier that same day, I was a guest speaker at the Rhode Island International Film Festival’s film forum “Directing Actors and Creating Exceptional Characters” moderated by Andrew Lund, with the other panelists John Ratzenberger, Kevin Sheridan, and Dan Ragussis. This year’s RIIFF program offered among their 300 screened films, numerous original Italian feature and short films.

Laughter and ‘Fascination’ from the young and old, all enjoying this wonderful Italian arts & music festival, and with vendors announcing ‘Come share the wine’, the pasta and the Italian delicacies, such as, biscotti, cannoli, zabaglione, zeppole, frutto assortimento, bomboniere, liguirizia alla menta which lined the trays of traditional carrelli venditore. The seats were being filled with generations of adoring fans arriving early, the orchestra tuning their instruments, and the festival organizers busy finalizing last minute details of the program and security; all to promote this joyous week of Italian heritage celebration.

For now, arrivederci to Rhode Island, and to your silvery silky voice, Al Martino, not a ‘stranger in the night’, I ‘can’t get you out of my mind’ nor can the world, you ‘embraceable you’.

Written by Carson Grant and published with the courtesy of FilmPens.com. Published on NewsBlaze.com

Friday, August 8, 2008

GIAA's Sal Massari's film accepted into NYC fest.

Sal Massari's new short film was recently accepted in "The New Filmmaker's Film Festival" at "The Antheolgy Theatre" located at 32 2nd Avenue &(2nd Street), NY, NY Playing on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 7:00 PM

Friday, August 1, 2008

GIAA's Jessica Colotta chorographs "King and I"

in Wayne NJ this weekend.
Email her for details
jessicacolotta@msn.com

2008 NY Fringe Fest: GIAA's Vikki Massulli in :

A Sagacious Hunch
A modern day NYC story about the moral dilemmas of two detectives and the "hard love" tactics of a car thief's wife.
http://www.fringenyc.org/
Barrow Street Theater
27 Barrow St (at 7th Avenue, South of Christopher Street)

Friday, July 25, 2008

GIAA member Carson Grant is conducting a workshop at the RIIFF.

-August 9th, 2008- Competing as an Actor in the Digital Age http://riiff2008.withoutabox.com/festivals/event.php?event_id=9544&schedule_id=3861

Presented by actor/director, Carson Grant, www.carsongrant.com Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This workshop will help to organize your acting career to compete within this new media technology. Participants will begin to identify their skills and talents in order to establish an internet presence, explore how to compete for auditions with legit and commercial casting directors, and independently submit to casting in theater, film, webcasts, print and commercials. Participants are asked to bring their headshot, resumes, portfolios, and a one-minute monologue, (plus pen and notebook).

Enjoy your summer,

Screenplay reading at Producers Club

I met Rudolph personally when he performed a Sam Shepherd piece there.
-CF
Actors and actresses needed for screenplay reading. This is not a
performance. It is simply an opportunity to hear what has been created
by the writer. You do not have to have so much experience in acting just
the ability to read clear and loud enough so the few that are seated
and listening can make critiques based on what is said. We do plan to
produce it soon afterwards so we can use all the help needed. I also
have another screenplay that needs to be read a week or two afterwards
and I am currently writing a sequal for it. I would like to have some
actors on file for referrence. We will use alternates just in case
someone leaves or doesn't show up for the reading. The date: 8/12/07;
Tues; 7PM to 11PM at the Producers Club 358 W.44 St. 2nd Fl.. Lo/No Pay
for the readers. Free refreshments will be served afterwards. Email me
at rudolpholivar@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Disney ABC Television group casting

ABC'S CASTING PROJECT

Casting Director: Disney ABC Television Group's Casting

SUBMIT NEW YORK, NY HARDCOPIES TO:
*** SUBMISSION PERIOD: JULY 14, 2008 - JULY 25, 2008

ABC PRIMETIME CASTING
ATTN: ABC TALENT SHOWCASE - NY
157 COLUMBUS AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10023-9078


As part of its ongoing effort to discover and develop culturally and
ethnically diverse talent and actors with disabilities, the Disney ABC
Television Group's Casting Project will hold auditions for consideration
for the ABC Talent Showcase.

ABC's Talent Showcase has established an industry standard in creating
opportunities for talent, with the majority of participants being given
the chance to audition for a variety of ABC (and other networks') pilots
and ongoing programming.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING:

1. PLEASE SUBMIT HEADSHOTS AND RESUMES ONLY. NO TAPES.
2. DO NOT DOUBLE SUBMIT.
3. NO PHONE CALLS.
4. PLEASE NOTE SUBMISSION PERIOD.
5. NO SUBMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED BEFORE OR AFTER THE SUBMISSION
PERIOD.

[ TALENT ]
Participants for the talent showcase must be at least 18 years old.
Previous acting experience/training is required of all, but professional
representation is not necessary.

ABC will contact selected actors to schedule an audition. If selected to
audition, each actor will need to prepare a one-minute monologue from
any published material. Original monologues cannot be used as part of
the audition. Further details will be given upon contact.

ABC has a long-standing commitment to promoting diversity in the
entertainment industry through a variety of projects administered by its
Talent Development & Casting departments. The Casting Project offers an
excellent opportunity for talent that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Non AEA Auditions (NYC) for Florida Theater Paid

Non AEA Auditions (NYC) for Florida Theater
The Broward Stage Door Theatre - Coral Springs, FL 33065
We are looking for male singer/actor/dancer age ranging from 18-25 for upcoming season which includes Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Lucky Stiff, La Cage aux Folles, Sugar and A Little Night Music.

$350.00-$400.00 week

Wednesday July 16th 10am-6pm by appointment at Pearl Studios 500 8th Avenue, 4th floor. Between 35th/36th Street
Prepare 16 bars of an uptempo and ballad.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Taking Woodstock ( upstate NY ) : Email

For those who couldnt make that 3 day open call for Taking Woodstock upstate:

Principals: No info available

Background:

Shaun Duffy and Sophia Costas, twextras@gmail.com

GIAA's Carson Grant: Providence RI film fest, training +

GIAA member Carson Grant: RI Film, Arts and Music Festivals, and training.

Traveling to New England this summer enjoy two festivals supporting pride in the Italian heritage.

- August 5-10, 2008 Rhode Island International Film Festival is screening 8 Italian feature length films, the events/schedule link is:

-http://riiff2008.withoutabox.com/festivals/festival.php?fetch=main-view&festID=&schedule_id=3861&filter-section=&filter-country=6020&radiobutton=radiobutton


~ a 7-day event beginning the second week in August; always starting on a Tuesday at various locations throughout the State of Rhode Island with premiere works in the capital city of Providence;
~ the largest public film festival in New England and an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences qualifying event;

~ the major portal of entry for filmmakers to discover the Ocean State as a center for film development and production;

~ a unique platform for the creative and cultural discovery of new cinematic talent, both at home, nationally and globally;

~ synonymous with sophisticated, savvy, discerning and film-loving audiences



_____________________________________________

- August 7-11, 2008 Providence, RI Italian Arts and Music Festival: http://www.providenceitalianfestival.com/

Concerts by legends such as Al Martino, These Three Tenors, Frank Tenaglia, Giada Valenti, Joey Welz, Bobby Alto & Buddy Mantia, Giuseppe Taormina, Mario Tacca & Mary Mancini,, Maria Perry, Julian Sage, Tre Bella, Dan Colingo, Moreno Fruzzetti, Tony Spavone, Cory Pesaturo, Michael Ciulla, Pat Capuzzi and Dominic Mantuano, comprise non-stop live entertainment from opening to closing each day, on two stages. Visit the Opera Pavilion featuring exhibits from the Enrico Caruso Museum in New York City and the Lanza Legend Archives in Los Angeles, the Steve Kaufman art exhibit at the Renaissance Providence Hotel, dozens of food and beverage stations throughout the festival grounds, and many vendors of souvenirs and Italian-style goodies, including a location for purchasing the recorded materials of the featured performers.

Admission is free.

___________________________

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Seeking Letty Serra, Ray Serra's sister

Please contact
Paul Borghese
PADRINO FILMS
561 Hudson Street
Suite 110 ~ NYC ~ 10014
Tel. (917) 553-9376
Fax. (212) 352-1815

Monday, July 7, 2008

Spike TV pilot

From: James Murray
Subject: Casting Tenderloins Spike TV Show
To: "James Murray"
Date: Sunday, July 6, 2008, 3:10 PM


Hi Everyone,

We are currently casting the Tenderloins TV pilot for Spike TV, and are auditioning the following actors:

JOE'S MOM: Early 60's. Staten Island Cougar / Mom. Feisty and funny.
TAVARES: 30?s. African-American, playing the part of an ?actor?
FINN: Early 30?s. African-American firefighter. Very fit.
SVEN: 20's-30's. Fabio type. Yoga instructor.
JESSICA: 20's - 30's. Marissa Tomei type who is fed up with her boyfriend
MERMAID: 20's, very attractive and seductive
PREGNANT WOMAN: Attractive
PREGNANT WOMAN'S SISTER: Also attractive
TALK SHOW HOST: Looking for a Maury Povich / Jerry Springer type
POLICE OFFICER: Typical cop, any age
AMY: Firefighter, any age
WAITRESS: 20?s ? 30?s, African-American, quick with a quip
AUDITIONERS ? Male / Female. African-American. All ages. Extras and some will have lines.
TALK SHOW AUDIENCE ? All ages, all types.

The pilot shoots in Staten Island, NY from July 19-27. Auditions are Tuesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 9 in Manhattan. Non-union, no pay. To apply, send your headshot, resume, contact info and what part you are interested in ASAP to casting@thetenderloins.com, and you may be contacted by the casting director to set up an audition. Please also mention if you are available for extra work.

Thank you!

Best,
James Murray

Saturday, June 28, 2008

UGLY BETTY IS NOW IN NEW YORK!!!! SEND PIX & RESUMES TO:

Geoffrey Soffer Casting, C/O Silvercup East
34-02 Starr Ave 2nd Fl
LIC, NY 11101

Marissa Caro performs with Broadway at Town Hall

hey guys, I just got home to NYC after finishing the "Ring of Fire" tour and this is the next performance I'm doing! Its called RADIO BROADWAY and kind of a big thing (i'm the only person in the show who hasn't been on Broadway), I was just interviewed for the show on Broadwayworld.com (there's a video) so check it out if you have time! here is all the info if your interested...

Love, Marissa

"This event will mark the debut performance of Radio Broadway, a new concert company dedicated to presenting "the greatest hits of all time by the greatest singers of our time."

The show will feature a cast of today's finest Broadway talent performing songs that topped the Billboard charts in the year 1958. Principal singers will include Max von Essen (Dance Of The Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables), Jennifer Hope Wills (The Phantom Of The Opera, Wonderful Town, The Woman In White), Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act), John Treacy Egan (The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde, The Little Mermaid), and LAWRENCE CLAYTON (The Civil War, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dreamgirls), Guest Starring American Idol's Contstantine Maroulis, with additional stars to be announced shortly.

The evening will be hosted by Raymond Jaramillo McLeod (Drama Desk Award nominee – Wonderful Town), with direction by DEBORAH KYM and musical direction by DAVID KEYES.

Presented in the spirit of American Bandstand, complete with back-up singers, dancers and live band, this brand-new concert event will be a fun and energetic journey back to yesteryear that is sure to shake your bones and rattle your brains. Songs will include "Yakety Yak," "Who's Sorry Now," "At The Hop," "Great Balls of Fire," Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" and many more.

Tickets, priced $40 and up, are available at The Town Hall box office or through TicketMaster by calling (866) 448-7849. The Town Hall box office is open from 12:00-6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The $200 "VIP" tickets include premium seating and a private cocktail reception with the stars following the show.

The Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street between Broadway and Avenue of the Americas. Nearest subways are as follows: 1, 2, 3 - Times Square-42nd Street (7th Ave.-Broadway). A, C, E - 42nd Street-Port Authority (8th Avenue). B, D, F, V - 42nd Street-Brant Park (6th Avenue). N, Q, R, W - Times Square-42nd Street (Broadway). 7 & S - Times Square-42nd Street (Broadway-7th Avenue).

Radio Broadway was co-founded by Raymond Jaramillo McLeod, Deborah Kym and David Weitzer. Following the June 30 premiere, the company plans to present various incarnations of the show – featuring a variety of Broadway stars and radio hit songs spanning all decades – in venues throughout the country.

BroadwayWorld.com is the official media sponsor of Radio Broadway.

The website for Radio Broadway is www.radiobroadwaylive.com."

Thursday, June 19, 2008

"BERRY SEASON" read at GEAR public goes up.

An FYI to GIAA members, some may remember past GEAR public reading of this.
-CF
Subject: FW: Algonquin One Act Festical - Please let me know if you have received this...
To: carlofiorletta@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 11:38 AM
Hey, Carlo....

This is out of the blue, but......would you be interested
in directing an Equity Showcase production of my play,
BERRY SEASON? Gear did a reading of this one a couple of
years ago...it's a ten minute short, sexy
comedy....it's one performance July 7 in the Algonquin
Theatre One act festival...If it's chosen best play of
the night, they do it again the end of the week...following
is their information....

If you can't/don't want to, it's okay,
they'll give me a director.

Rosemary Frisino Toohey


Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 17:22:40 -0400From:
algonquints@gmail.comTo: wtoohey500@hotmail.com;
krmcgovern@msn.com; jewelS4415@aol.com;
meganlohne@yahoo.com; kevinsnipes@msn.com;
DThetrdave@aol.comSubject: Algonquin One Act Festical -
Please let me know if you have received this...
TO: One Act Writers
FROM: Tony Sportiello

Congratulations!

If you are receiving this email, it means that your
play has been selected to compete in the first annual
Algonquin Theater One Act Festival, to be held at the brand
new Algonquin Theater, 123 East 24th Street, NY NY. The
Festival runs July 7th-13th. From July 7th through 12th we
will show six one acts per night. Aty the end of the
evening, one play will be selected to be published in our
upcoming book of Algonquin One Acts. The judges will come
from an independent panel of writers, directors and
producers with no affiliation to any of the plays in that
evening. On the 13th we will present all of the one acts
selected. However, Algonquin Theater may use any or all of
the plays at another time (with your permission, of course)
for other one act festivals or presentations. If your play
has already been published or if you are not interested in
Algonquin including it in our publication, please let us
know immediately so we can choose other plays. The terms
of publication will be very fair and will not prohibit you
from having your play presented or published in other
venues or forums.

You should know that more than 350 one act plays were
submitted to Algonquin, so basically your play had a 10%
chance of making it through. Congratulations again.

The following is a list of the nights when each play
will be presented. Please note that the evenings have been
planned based on a number of factors, including length, cast
size and style. We've tried very hard not to have six
comedies in one evening followed by six dramas in the next.
Also, each evening is timed to finish in less than two
hours, including an intermission and set changes.
Therefore, let's hold to this schedule, please. Note
that this is not necessarily the order in which the one
acts will appear per evening. Also note that we are asking
the casts to take their curtain calls at the end of the
evening as opposed to when their one act is finished. The
reason for this is we would like to avoid huge parades of
people leaving after seeing their friend's performance.
It just makes it more fair for those at the end of the
evening so hopefully they're not playing in front of
six people.

Directors/casts. Algonquin has access to a large
supply of qualified directors and actors who would love to
work on your show. Having said that, this is 36 plays
we're talking about here. If you have your own
director, that would be great. If you need a director, let
us know as soon as possible. Email Tony Sportiello at
algonquinprod@aol.com.

This will be done as an Equity showcase. Tickets will
be $15 apiece. We will have it on smarttix soon.

Once we have all directors for all the shows we will
be holding a meeting to go over the rules and order of the
evenings and answer any questions they might have. In the
meantime, please visit our website at
www.algonquintheater.org

See you soon!

Tony Sportiello
Artistic Director
Algonquin Theater Productions
algonquinprod@aol.com



Monday July 7th 7:00pm

Reconstructing Julie
Buried at Sea
Berry Season
Tailers
Please Remove The Stuffed Animals
Party Lights


Tuesday July 8th, 7pm

Double Whammy
The Wonderful World of Science
The Writer's Circle
Subtlety
A Glass of Water
Kung Foolery


Wednesday July 9th, 7pm

Keeping Pace
Party Girl
A Moving Experience
Danny and Rose
Oh, Momma
Rainbow Sprinkles

Thursday - July 10th, 7pm

Streptococci
Five More Minutes
Smash and Grab
The Good News
Spell
Brotherly Love


Friday - July 11th, 7pm

Poor Ronnie's Almanack
Why Emily Chose That Outfit
Five O'Clock
Showdown at Table 5
The Education of Macolocco
When The Bed Bugs Bite


Saturday - July 12th, 2pm

For Want of a Shoe
For The Love of Miss Bishop
Tech Support
Borderline
Next
On The Bench

-- Tony SportielloArtistic DirectorAlgonquin Theater
Productions

Monday, June 16, 2008

Average Jo reading casts GIAA members

Today at 8pm there is a reading of Average Jo by Tommy Ucciarrdi
www.myspace.com/averagejoscript

Tommy sent me a postcard for the event highlighting that he cast GIAA members

Judy Prianti, Ron Poretti aand Joy Seligsohn viaa the GIAA web site.

Thanks so much
-CF

Monday, June 9, 2008

Nickelodeon casting: Male to play 16-19

Here's the project:

A Musical Half-Hour TV Pilot for Nickelodeon
AFTRA

Seeking a Male Singer/Actor
All ethnicities, to play age 16 - 19

The actor cast in the role will be a series regular in the pilot and will receive a possible recording deal with SONY BMG records.

Seeking: MALE TEEN / YOUNG ADULT To play no older than 16-19 years. Any ethnicity. Attractive young rock and roll lead. A handsome, strong, charismatic young male lead singer/actor. Think Justin Timberlake at 16. This singer is part of a foursome of friends who are uprooted from their lives in New Jersey when they get discovered by a Hollywood music producer who wants to turn them into the next boy band sensation...LEAD. MUST BE ABLE TO SING AND ACT (DANCE ABILITY A PLUS).


Please email pictures and resumes to: NickBoyband@gmail.com


Or send hard copies of pictures and resumes to:

Attention: David Doan
"Untitled Nickelodeon TV Show"
C/O Nickelodeon Talent and Casting
1515 Broadway, 38th Floor
NY NY 10036

Friday, June 6, 2008

NEW Casting Agency NYC - RARE Casting

Serena.stanley@gmail.com
Rare Casting
Serena Rosario-Stanley (formerly of TEC Casting)
3528 Cambridge Ave, BRONX NY 10463

Vote for film Jim in the Box for Channel 13 showing

Director John Kotsalos incudes ethnicity , political metaphor and science fiction.
thanks
-CF
Vote for my film to Broadcast on Channel 13!!
Please support and Vote for my Short Film "JIM IN THE BOX" to be Broadcast June 14, 2008 on Channel 13, WNET!

http://www.thirteen.org/reel13/films/vote-for-saturdays-short

VOTE: If you could take a moment, I would really appreciate your vote in getting this short film seen on television. Thank you.

ABOUT: Reel 13 is a community of people who love film -- watching it, making it, talking about it, sharing it with others. And, if you're a professional or aspiring filmmaker, you can submit your film to our weekly competition. The film that gets the most votes will air on Thirteen/WNET, America's most-watched public television station. Every Saturday night at 9, Reel 13 goes on the air on Thirteen, reaching a potential audience of millions throughout the New York metro region.

PAY:tech help req.Jersey City June THs-SATs@8p

Art House productions is producing "Sea Story" at a space near the Grove St. PATH.NJ
www.arthouseproductions.org
is their company website
If you can do tech all 3 weekends Thursday, Friday and Saturday
June 12,13,14; 19,20,21; 26,27,28 also one day or eve before to learn the space and script.
contact Jack Halpin. Ref. by Carlo Fiorletta
646-351-9214
email: johnny9nails@hotmail.com
good luck.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Need sound/light board op 3 june weekends. Pay.

arthouseproductions.org
will PAY sound/light board operator for show: Sea Story
June TH-SA
12,13,14
19,20,21
26,27,28
all at 8pm
contact Jack Halpin at
johnny9nails@hotmail.com

Rose Tattoo reading 57-70 Father DiLeo

Studio Tisch in August
call Maria Guida
212-567-3552

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

GIAA welcomes new member Alessio Bordoni

look for his photo on giaa.us web site soon. And some New York Italian theater.
He is from Italy; he has a lot of great Italian theater credits, as well as training in New York and Germany.
alessiobordoni@yahoo.it
917-608-7478 is his direct contact.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Writers, Pirandello Society,Mario Fratti,Emelise Aleandri

Last night GIAA members
We did a reading Emelise played a journalist and Mario ( writer ) read Garibaldi.
Both looked great in their red shirts.
Discussed needs for more Italian writers. Please join
http://pirandellosocietyofamerica.org/

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Debbie Klaar dance screenplay shines

We read feature length screenplay last night. Several GIAA members attended as well as invited artists. Thanks to all who attended and Debbie for generously providing food, drink and subway money. Expect the next meeting late July to negotiate the day and time this coming week. Ciao - CF

Notice at least 24 hours for GIAA volunteers please

Please do not expect immediate answers from the voice mail or emails. The best closest to guarantee we can offer is 24 hour response. Often we are up late at night answering emails after long days of survival work , readings and rehearsals. Thanks.
-CF

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Casting Male 5'8" + to play 50s "Vito Bonaface"

Feature length about a calabrese catholic, to play mid-50s
To be shot in $2 mill home.
Written / to be directed by by John Martoccia
14 Arlington Road
Utica, NY 13501
315-734-1877
Submit directly to him.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Minutes of GIAA Meeting April 25, 2008

The following points were approved in the business portion of the April 25 GIAA meeting:

1. Effective immediately, Simcha Borenstein will replace Michelle Pucci as an Alternate Councilor.

2. Each member who is listed on the GIAA website will be limited to two free changes of headshot and/or posted information (i.e., credits, contact info) per calendar year. Any changes beyond that will incur a charge of $10 per change. IMPORTANT NOTE: The two free changes cannot be carried forward: not making a change in 2008 does not entitle a member to three free changes in 2009.

3. Any member who is two years delinquent in paying dues will be removed from the web site. However, the member will be returned to the web site without additional charge if the dues are paid.

4. Any member who submits a movie or screenplay to the GIAA Festival of Short Films and Videos will receive a credit of 20% of the submission fee toward their dues. This credit DOES apply to multiple submissions.


Following the discussion of GIAA business, 3 short screenplays were read and discussed, and new member Tony Giametta was welcomed.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

FREE comedic play reading Tu 4/22@7pm.47st.8av

From: Noemi de la Puente
To: NoemiDLP@aol.com
I have a free play reading coming up this Tuesday,
April 22nd at 7 PM, at PRTT (304 W. 47th St., near 8th
Avenue). The play is "The Legend of Suicide Jack", a
comic western tale spun in the style of Blazing
Saddles. There is a brief discussion after the show.
Come share a laugh, and your considerable theatrical
experience.

Monday, April 7, 2008

“My Boss was a Bully” w/Dr. Emelise Aleandri,GIAA

Watch the video of this important New York Times interview by David Frank and Tara Parker-Pope, titled “My Boss was a Bully” featuring Dr. Emelise Aleandri at: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/health/25well.html?ex=1207195200&en=21fb4fa7d6f59305&ei=5070&emc=eta1
Scroll down to the video on the left.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Ron Piretti Ground UP's THE OPTIMIST Opened Saturday!


Don't miss this edgy, new, soon-to-be HIT!
Check out the coverage on Playbill and BroadwayWorld!

SPECIAL OFFER: 2 For 1 Tickets!
This Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 and 26th!
Email info@GroundUPproductions.org for Reservations

Ground UP Productions Presents...
The World Premiere of
THE OPTIMIST, by Jason Chimonides
Directed By Jace Alexander (Prison Break, House, L&O, Rescue Me)
Fight Director: Ron Piretti
Limited Engagement Only

Go To: www.GroundUPproductions.org For Tickets!

Previews: Thurs and Fri, Mar 20 and 21 at 8PM
Opening: March 22 at 8PM
Runs: Mar 25-29, April 1-5, and April 8-12 at 8PM
Mar 30, April 6, and April 12 at 2PM
(No show Thurs April 10)

Run Time: 1 Hour 45 (with 15 Min Intermission)

Featuring: Matt Burns, Caitlin FitzGerald, Chris Thorn*
Special Appearance by Ryland Blackinton April 8-12!

Location: The Abingdon Theatre, 2nd Flr., June Havoc Theatre
312 W. 36th St., NYC (at 8th Ave.)

Tickets: General Admission $20/ $18 Students and Seniors with Valid ID
Click on Image Above for Tickets
Or Go To: www.GroundUPproductions.org
Or Go To: www.TheatreMania.com and search "Optimist"
Or Call: 212-352-3101/ 866-811-4111

Questions or More Info: Call 212-358-3921 or email info@GroundUPproductions.org

* Equity Approved Seasonal Showcase

Vikki Massulli: Boys' Life a comedy by Howard Korder : April 3- 13th


Union County Performing Arts Center -UCPAC presents
Alliance Repertory Theatre Company's production of
Boys' Life a comedy by Howard Korder : April 3- 13th

Thursday • April 3, 2008 • 8:00 PM, Friday • April 4, 2008 • 8:00 PM
Saturday • April 5, 2008 • 8:00 PmSunday • April 6, 2008 • 2:00 PM

Thursday • April 10, 2008 • 8:00 PM, Friday • April 11, 2008 • 8:00 PM
Saturday • April 12, 2008 • 8:00 PM, Sunday • April 13, 2008 • 2:00 PM

Boys' Life traces the misadventures of three former college buddies seeking to make their way in New York City in the 1980s. Told in a series of fast- paced, sharply etched scenes, the play dissects and anatomizes the male narcissism and protracted adolescence which afflicts its male characters. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, the New Yorker called it "the most balanced and intelligent comment on the battle of the sexes I've seen in a long time."

Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street Rahway, NJ 07065
Website www.ucpac.org
Box Office 732-499-8226

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Feature Film: SAG and NON

"All Good Things" feature film. The film takes place from 1973-1983. It is being shot primarily in Connecticut and all fittings will take place in NYC. Shooting will begin mid-April through mid-June.

Open Call: Fri., 3/28
Time:
- SAG Men and Women 10AM-12:30 PM
- Non-SAG Men and Women 1PM-3PM
Location:
Eleftherios Church
359 West 24th Street ( just east of 9th Ave.)
NYC
(Lobby is wheelchair accessible and we will come and meet).

Please bring picture and resume and attach a current snapshot that shows what you look like today. Please write on your resume all stats including all clothing sizes. Men notate if you will be growing hair and moustache.

Seeking:
Men w/Long Hair: Males who are willing to grow their hair longer, grow sideburns, and grow moustaches and beards, 20+.
Hippie and Druggie-types: Males and females with long hair and slim bodies, any ethnicity, 20's. Talent should look like hippies or druggies.
Upscale-types: Males and females, 30+. Men's hair and sideburns should be somewhat long. Talent should be upscale, conservative business-types.

SAG and Non-SAG talent may attend the Open Call.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Casting for a workshop production of a new play

Casting for a workshop production of a new play on May 20th and 21st
(at 78h Street
Theatre Lab). Workshop production to lead to equity showcase run.

The following roles are available (equity or non-equity):

Nico: 20's-30's male, Indie band scene Williamsburg,

Friendly: 40s-50s male, Italian American bartender, born and bred in
Williamsburg,
gets along with everyone

Price: 40's male, professor - wry wit, charming, empathetic, lives in
Connecticut

Hoard: 30's-40's male, Polish/Polish-American, real-estate developer in

Williamsburg, focussed on making money (helpful if actor can speak a
bit in Polish)

Auditions will be held March 26th 6-9
Callbakcs March 30th 6-9

For information and appointments, please send headshot/resume to
token150@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

NONSAG Mon March 10, possibly Tue March 11

We are casting a wedding scene for Confessions of a Shopaholic. It will work
Monday, March 10th and possibly Tuesday March 11th. You must be okay working
interior and exterior and they are shooting for winter season.
Please note: THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU CANT WORK IN THE FORMAL SCENE.
Please email back with your full name and contact info to
shopaholicweddingnonsag@gmail.com. Also indicate if you are free both days or
just March 10th. Pay rate is $75/10 hours. Absolutely no SAG waivers available
so please don''t ask. ( per Carlo Fiorletta, GIAA )

Monday, February 25, 2008

Clemenza and Tessio are Dead Apr. 11@8pm

FREE staged Reading at the Wings theater.
written by Gregg Greenberg and Robert Moskowitz
GIAA actors: Lou Nargi (Tessio), Nick Raio (Clemenza), Simcha Borenstein (Michael)
Producer: Mara Lesemann
at the Wings Theater April 11@8pm
Rent subsidized by Barabara Bregstein's Education Theater Group.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Members who expressed interest in joining AEA

Simcha Borenstein
Jessica Collotta
Daniel Damiano
Carlo Fiorletta
Luis Galli
Claudia Luongo
Lou Nargi
Katie Ribis* ( has enough points waiting to be member for a year )
Dennis Russo

Thanks
Carlo

Monday, February 11, 2008

Dr. Emelise Aleandri interview:Venice and Carnevale

along with Dott. Francesco Talo, the new Consul General of Italy, Renato Miracco, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute and Carolina Perego, Executive Pastry Chef for the Cipriani Restaurants. The show is archived and available for listening at http://www.letstravelradio.com. For further information contact Michael Zufolo, Executive Producer 212-410.0672 or Host, Susan Raphael 917-687-2735. email: info@letstravelradio.com 11

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Non-Union Shoot Long Island Feb 14,15

Paul Borghese is directing a demo for a new reality prank show called YOU GOT WHACKED: Gangsters and Pranksters. This is an unpaid non-union opportunity to work around professional actors well known in the industry. We will be shooting February 14 and 15, Thursday and Friday in Long Island. Please respond with a headshot to: indiefilmsny@gmail.com, in the subject heading please write YOU GOT WHACKED.

Paid stage extras needed for castellucci

40 Male Extras are needed for Romeo Castellucci’s “Hey Girl!” at the
Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair, NJ. and they are currently short of
that goal!

They are offering a stipend of $50 a person for the opportunity to be in a
production of one of the superstars of the contemporary european theatre
scene!

- No Audition Necessary
- All actors wear their own street clothes for the performance
- Stage time will be about 10 - 15 minutes

Venue:
The Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair, NJ (www.peakperfs.org)

Schedule:
February 6: 8pm - 11pm (Rehearsal)
February 7: 5:30pm - 9:00pm (Performance at 7:30pm)
February 8: 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Performance at 7:30pm)
February 9: 7:00pm - 9:30pm (Performance at 8:00pm)
February 10: 2:00pm - 4:30pm (Performance at 3:00pm)

Please call the box office to Sign Up! 973 655 5112

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

GIAA's Dr. Emelise Aleandri interview Venice,Carnevale

On Thursday, February 7, 2008 @ noon and Saturday February 9, 2008 @ 6 pm,
Dr. Emelise Aleandri will be interviewed about Venice and Carnevale along with
Dott. Francesco Talo, the new Consul General of Italy, Renato Miracco,
Director of the Italian Cultural Institute and Carolina Perego, Executive Pastry
Chef for the Cipriani Restaurants @ _http://www.letstravelradio.com/_
(http://www.letstravelradio.com/) and _www.tribecaradio.net_
(http://www.tribecaradio.net/) . After those airdates, the show will be archived and available for
listening at _http://www.letstravelradio.com_ (http://www.letstravelradio.com/)
. For further information contact Michael Zufolo, Executive Producer
212-410.0672 or Host Susan Raphael 917-687-2735. email: _info@lestravelradio.com_
(mailto:info@lestravelradio.com) .

Dr. Emelise Aleandri, Artistic Director
Frizzi & Lazzi The Olde Time Italian-American Music & Theatre Company
Trafalgar House
3299 Cambridge Avenue #3C
Riverdale, New York 10463-3649
347 964 7892; cell 917 821 1036
office: 212 675 1003
Website: http://www.FrizziLazzi.com
email: EAleandri@aol.com

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

BIGGEST LOSER SEASON 6

casting TEAMS OF 2 again! If you tried out for the show last season and would like to try out again, please let me know! Chances are, our casting team is in the process of contacting you!
***PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD***
I will be in the following cities:
BOSTON
NEW YORK
NORKFOLK, VA
LOS ANGELES
for FEBRUARY and MARCH so spread the word ASAP!
NBC'S THE BIGGEST LOSER IS NOW CASTING: TEAMS OF 2!!
NBC'S THE BIGGEST LOSER IS BACK AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR TEAMS OF 2 WHO WANT TO COMPETE TOGETHER TO LOSE WEIGHT AND SHED THE POUNDS ONCE AND FOR ALL!
We are currently looking for outgoing and charismatic TEAMS OF 2 who have personality along with the WANT, DESIRE and COMPETITIVE EDGE to vie for this once in a lifetime opportunity to change your lives forever and compete for $250,000!!
Have you considered auditioning for The BIGGEST LOSER but thought you'd rather audition with a family member, co-worker, or friend? This is your chance to transform your life!!!

NOW CASTING:
FAMILY MEMBERS
MOTHER/DAUGHTER OR SON
FATHER/DAUGHTER OR SON
HUSBND/WIFE
ENGAGES COUPLES
DATING COUPLES
GRANDPARENTS
SIBLINGS
COUSINS
CO-WORKERS
BEST FRIENDS
FORMER TEAMMATES AND /OR ATHLETES
RETIREES
COLLEGE STUDENTS
ETC.

We are looking for contestants ready to shed the pounds one and for all! Take the first step and audition today! Come audition with your partner at one of our open calls below:

FEB 16
BOSTON (I will be here)
ATLANTA
CHICAGO
DALLAS

FEB 23
NYC (I will be here)
MIAMI
NASHVILLE
OKLAHOMA

MARCH 1
NORFALK, VA (I will be here)
COLUMBUS, OH
LAS VEGAS

MARCH 8
MESA/PHEONIX, AZ
LOS ANGELES, CA (I will be here)
If you plan on attending one of our open calls, please email me A BRIEF BIO, CONTACT INFO, AND TWO PICS OF YOUR TEAM for VIP CONSIDERATION.

*If you are unable to attend an open call. Go to nbc.com/casting and click on casting and click on casting for The Biggest Loser to find out where to submit a videotape. Video submissions must be postmarked by February 29, 2008 to be considered. Send them to my attention: Jodi Thomas/Casting Director
*You must be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of the United States
**If you do have any questions, you can send them to me at jthomas.prtv@gmail.com


THANK YOU!

--
Jodi Thomas
Casting Director
NBC's The Biggest Loser
Season 6
310.727.3337 x71281 ofc
310.727.3339fx
jthomas.prtv@gmail.com

Meeting Minutes January 25, 2008

New member Dennis Russo was interviewed on camera at 3:30 pm and had to leave due to other commitments.

GIAA President Carlo Fiorletta called the meeting to order at 6:40 PM.

In attendance were GIAA members Lou Nargi, Simcha Borenstein, Mara Lesemann, and Carson Grant, plus guest playwrights Gregg Greenberg and Bob Moskowitz.

New business:

1. Two new members joined since the previous meeting: Simcha Borenstein and Dennis
Russo.

2. The second annual GIAA Festival of Short Films and Videos has opened for submissions. The festival will take place on Sat Oct 4 & Sun Oct 5 at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan.

3. The AFL-CIO has issues a book of information on all Secretary/Treasurers of member unions; Mara Lesemann will follow up with the SAG Secretary/Treasurer Connie Stevens.

4. GIAA will present a staged reading of Clemenza and Tessio Are Dead by Gregg Greenberg and Bob Moskowitz at the Wings Theater on Friday April 11.

Following the discussion of new business, the balance of the meeting was a reading of Clemenza and Tessio Are Dead and the first ten pages of Dennis Russo's work-in-progress Wally and Hodges.

The meeting concluded at 8:30 PM.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Help Save Carnegie Hall Studio Towers

Please check the web page and take action yo feel appropriate. Grazie -CF
http://www.studiotowerartists.com/

PAID Extras Casting: The Taking of Pelham 123

Billy Dowd Casting (cast for 'War of the Worlds' & 'American Gangster') is seeking background talent for the upcoming Columbia Pictures’ film The Taking of Pelham 123, starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. Tony Scott, dir. Shooting March 3-June in NYC.

Seeking—Background Actors: all types.

Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St., 3rd fl. conference rm., Astoria, NY, 11106. send pix & résumés to the above address.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

AUDITION NOTICE: An Evening of One-Act plays

apricotsky@aol.com
Apricot Sky Productions Presents:
FLUSH
Written By: Eric Alter
Directed By: Rodney E. Reyes, Jason Romas, Leah Vesonder & Tom Blewitt
Performing at: The Deron School of NJ, 130 Grove Street, Montclair
March 28,29,30 and April 4,5,6 (8 Shows in All--a matinee on Sat and Sun)
AUDITIONS ARE: Thursday night February 7th from 7-9 p.m. & Saturday Feb 9th from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Please bring headshot, 1 minute monologue (comedic or dramatic) sides will be provided. Auditions will be held at: The Deron School of NJ, 130 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ 07042.
(Non-equity show, NO pay. Rehearsals will be either in Montclair, or where the Director of each particular one-act deems.)
Plays and character breakdown:
Death of a Prom Queen (A drama) 3 women, 3 men, 20's-30's.
Waiting (A drama) 1 male--early 20's, 1 male--late 20's, 1 male--40's-50's, 1 female--late 20's, 1 female--40's-50's.
In Reverse Order (comedy) 1 male 20's-early 30's, 1 female 20's early 30's.
Mirror Mirror (drama) 1 female--40's, 2 females--LATE TEENS or EARLY 20's if possible.
10 Minutes Early (a drama) 2 males 20-30's, 1 female 20's-30.
Flush--this play has been cast already.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

TWO DETECTIVES casting notice

TWO DETECTIVES (Non-Union Stage)

Written by Dan Landon, produced playwright and long
time Broadway Manager,
will be going up at Manhattan Rep. the first week in
March. 'Two Detectives'
is a noir mystery set in Manhattan during the summer
of 1999; it is
imperative that all actors are familiar with the
genre. Highly professional,
extremely disciplined actors ONLY.

Seeking: *Bobby Sullivan*: 35-42, attractive, blue
collar Detective with a
heart of gold. Not the smartest guy in the room, but
certainly the most
sincere. Must be an ace at both comedy and drama.
*Gino Rocco: * 67,
Detective, character actor, gentle, endearing, often
unintentionally funny.
*Tommy Sullivan:* 65, Retired Detective, living
legend. Edgy, smartass,
Irish. *Billy Friendly*: mid 50s, bartender. *Drunk
* : Character Actor, mid
30s. Overweight. *Barzinsky:* 49-69, Russian
immigrant. Tough, wise guy,
vulnerable side. *Jacob Lasky: 77*, Holocaust
survivor. *Rachel Lasky: *43,
a Garment District Executive. Assertive, bold,
determined.(Mercedes
Ruehl/Frances McDormand type.) *Sasha:* FTM trans,
36, Russian Mobster,
totally 'passable.' *Andre*: 40s, Russian Mobster.
*Andy Lopez*: 55, Latino,
NYPD Cop-sarcastic, tough. *Dave Kawalski:* 56,
Lopez's sidekick. *Rhonda
Savoy * : 30, beautiful, Russian accent, commanding
presence, mysterious,
classy, seductive, must have some sign of curves.

Must be available to rehearse on Saturdays.
Auditions will be held January
21st by appointment only. Please send all
submissions to: The Cameron
Company attn: Two Detectives; 309 Park St. Upper
Montclair, NJ 07043. Be
sure to list what roles you would like to be
considered for on the back of
the envelope. Online submissions will be accepted.
Please put name and
role/s of interest in subject line. Email:
cameroncompany@gmail.com . No
pay, maximum exposure.

casting males for *No Greater Love*, musical drama

Christ's passion to be performed Feb 29 - March 19 in
NYC and NJ. Paid performances. Seeking male actors who sing and move well.
If they are interested they can call or E mail their resume to
thexaviercompany@gmail.com and we will contact them to schedule an audition.
Carol Ferrone Director 917-376-6946