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. .
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

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"
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