Tuesday, December 29, 2009
We will be reading the new play You Can't Grow Tomatoes in the Bronx by GIAA member Gary Morgenstein.
To facilitate casting, please e-mail Gary directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Best wishes to everyone for a happpy and healthy 2010!
Friday, December 18, 2009
From: Ron Piretti (email@example.com)
Sent: Fri 12/18/09 10:27 PM
To: Ron Piretti (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am teaching another CPR class. Here is the information. If you know anyone who is interested please pass the word.
Date: Monday, January 11, 2010
Time: 6:00 - 9:00
Place: Emergency Skills, 350 7th Ave. (bet. 29th & 30th St) 5th Floor
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CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) skills test for certification - $55.00
Class size is limited
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We are currently casting NON-UNION BACKGROUND ACTORS (some FEATURE ROLES available)
PLEASE EMAIL PHOTOS IMMEDIATELY TO PARIAH.FILMCASTING@GMAIL.COM
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Dave Burdette (casting coord.) is casting Silver Tongues, a film shot on Red about a wandering couple traveling the road who become different people in each town they descend upon, playing a gleefully sadistic game of deceit. Producer states: "There is major coverage and close-up footage needed on the background for this film." Jared Trimble, prod. Shooting Dec. 11-12 & 15-17; most performers are needed for only one day.
SeekingGerry's Wife; Police Officer; Elderly Patients; Joan's Husband; Prisoner; Churchgoers; Joan's Daughter: 8-12; Desk Sergeant; Organist; Waiters; Restaurant Diners; Usher; Pregnant Woman; Chef; Miserable Woman. Note: Seeking several types of featured background artists. The majority of performers are needed for just one day. Elderly Patients are needed for up to three days, Nurse for four days, and Churchgoers for two days. Through these scenes it is important to show the lifestyles and emotions of the surrounding people to the lead couple.
Email pix & résumés ASAP to email@example.com. No pay, but meals and travel provided.
Categories: Nonunion Film (201-572-2149- mention Carson)
Production Personnel: Dave Burdette, casting coord.; Jared Trimble, prod.
Approximate production dates & locations: Shooting Dec. 4, 5, 7-9, 11-12 & 15-17; most performers are needed for only one day.
Pay: No Pay
Male/female role: Male, Female
Age Range: Child (ages 6-12), Thirties (ages 30-39), Forties (ages 40-49), Older (50-65), Senior (66+)
The festival takes place February 26 and 27 in Media, PA. They're accepting late entries up until Jan 15 - it's a nice place to get an appreciative audience for your movie (they accept shorts from 5 minutes to 40 minutes, and features 40 to 90 minutes). You can see their call for entries at
For further information, you can e-mail Festival Director Tamme Hoey at
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
He is playing for the next few weekends at City Center Studios.
Paul Zunno played lead guitar for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Wilson Pickett
Groups of 12 or more can get tickets for 30% off, they are reasonable as is($25)
Email me if you have a desire to attend and I willcoordinate.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Lea has a long history with GIAA has not been so visible the last few years due to advancing age and failing health.
Monday, November 16, 2009
We will again meet at the home of Jordan Auslander, 321 West 24th Street, #21J.
We'll be reading GIAA member Debbie Klaar's new screenplay, which is tentatively titled The Pear At the World's Fair.
If you plan to attend, please e-mail MaraLesemann@giaa.us to reserve, if you have not already done so.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
please vote for Lauren.. it only takes a couple seconds. Thank you for the support! . ♥ , Lauren Cozza
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
GIAA Fest award winning writers Ron Podell, Chris Canole, and Robert Cox met this past weekend at the Creative Screenwriting Expo in LA, and Chris shared this picture of the 3 of them. It's nice to know that GIAA helps our winners network, even 3000 miles away!
Monday, October 19, 2009
We are looking for a male, native Italian VO.
Please have them call us to schedule a
time for the casting. 212.245.7826
Thanks so much!
Best regards, Isabel Afonso
Ibero-American Productions, Inc. Multilingual Media Services
Translations • Voice-overs • Subtitling • Casting •
630 Ninth Avenue Ste.700 | New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212.245.7826 | Fax: 212.245.1569
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sender: John Chatterton
John Chatterton Presents, Inc.
Searching for Stars!
Where Eagles Dare Summer Casting Connection
I'm looking for 2 young actors, male and female, to represent an open-studio event for a local (Manhattan) civic organization on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 1 - 5 pm. The actors will dress as artists (floppy hat, paint-stained smock, etc.). Training and final fitting on Friday. The gig involves handing out flyers and giving a short rap (probably indoors) to passing strangers. Pay is $15 per hour including final fitting and training. Please send me a current headshot, resume, and reference in reply to this E-mail, ASAP. Time is of the essence!
Producer, Midtown International Theatre Festival
Proprietor, Where Eagles Dare rehearsal studios and theatre
Apricot Sky Productions is doing a very special ONE NIGHT only show for CHARITY. All proceeds for the show will be donated to the American Cancer Society...
The night of One-acts will take place December 5th, in Montclair, NJ......
If you are unable to audition please pass this email along to people who are in the theater world who you think would like to be involved...
We're casting for 5 one-acts....Men and Women ages: 20-60...
Wednesday night, Oct 21st, from 7:45 p.m.---9:30 pm
Place: The Deron School of NJ
130 Grove Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
From: "Producers MMSlam.com"
2 Very Important MMSlam.com casting items below
1.Harrington Talent Casting
2.Next Manhattan Monologue Slam Oct.23rd discount tix below
1.Harrington Talents is holding auditions this Thursday for a pilot and needs the specific roles listed below. If you fit anyone of these breakdowns email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. Auditions are this week Thursday October 15th in Manhattan. "Ideally we would love to have REAL people in these situations. But we would take those who may be able to relate for other reasons. I am not sure if you have a database of different personalities, but the skinhead and the interracial couples would be great if they were real." Harrington Talents will also keep you in their database for future pilots as well! The shoot is November 12 and 13. You'll get a copy for your reel. More info about Harrington Talents here: http://www.harringtontalents.com
1. Sister – Italian looking. New York. Age is early to mid 20’s. She should be strong. But sensitive. She should be able to cry. Her looks do to have to be outrageously stunning but she should be someone that looks attractive.
2. Boyfriend – Black male. He should appear in shape, athletic. He should be educated and speak educated. He should be good looking. Mid – to late 20’s.
3. Italian brother – He should be a stereotypical “gudio”, from Brooklyn, Bronx, etc… Late 20’s early 30’s. This character MUST be a good actor. He can’t overact. Should be in shape.
4. Skin Head – White (Obviously) does not have to be in shape. Should be somewhere in his 40’s. Preferably a shaved head or very short hair. Should sound educated.
5. Interracial couple - Black Male / white female – 50’s
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Actors sign up at the show to perform in the second set and be seen by industry and fans alike! You will also get a free DVD of your performance!
Set One - The Manhattan Monologue Slam Championship Set, is hosted by Robert Galinsky & features 6 pre-booked actors performing one three-minute monologue. What's at stake? The tag of "The Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion", prize money, a sit down with any one of that evening’s judges for a career consultation, and the challenge of defending the title & trophy in next month’s show.
Set Two - 30 Second Audience Slam is hosted by Phillip Galinsky. It’s an outrageous set of audience/actors who sign up to perform on the night of the show. Each actor's performance doubles as entertainment & as an 'audition' to perform in the championship set in the next show, in addition to winning cash and prizes too.
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Monday, October 12, 2009
This year's winners of the Audience Favorite Awards (presented at the end of each screening session) received baskets of Italian goodies that were graciously donated by Delicious Italian Gifts.
Jaime Dezcallar - pictured at the top - wrote & directed The Last Moments of Leopoldo Berenguer; he also won the Best Director Award as well as the Saturday Night Audience Favorite Award.
Pictured below are writer/director Heather Harlow and Executive Producer Tessa Papas of Nous Deux Encore, which won the Foreign Language Documentary award as well as the Saturday Afternoon Audience Favorite.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Viewing Friday Oct. 9, 2-4 and 7-9, Anthony R Pizzi Funeral Home
120 Paris Ave
Northvale, NJ 07647-1532
Funeral Saturday 10am Our Lady of Sacred Heart ChurchTappan NY
Below is Paul's email:
It is so hard to make the phone calls and as many as I would need to in order to reach out to all of you so I hope you don't mind my informing you of something so personal through an email.
I regret to inform you that my Father passed away last night. It was peaceful thanks to God. Many of you knew him. He was a very special man.
The one-day of services will be tomorrow only, at The Anthony Pizzi Funeral Home on Paris Avenue in Northvale, New Jersey. 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. The Funeral will be on Saturday morning at Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church in Tappan, New York at 10:00 am. For more information and directions you can call Anthony Pizzi at 201-767-3050.
If you can think of anyone that I might want to know this but may have overlooked sending this to, please feel free to pass this email along.
Thanks for your support and God Bless you.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
We'll be reading Debbie Klaar's new, as yet untitled screenplay about the 1964 World's Fair.
Please e-mail MaraLesemann@giaa.us if you plan to attend.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
keeps its doors open at night and "guests will get to see for themselves what happens when the lights go out."
Producers state: "Madame Tussauds has been providing entertainment, magic, and wonder for visitors for over
200 years. Visitors are fully immersed in the world of celebrity, politics, history, music, film, and sport, getting up
close and personal with their icons and heroes in an inclusive, innovative, and interactive environment.
Xiomara Richardson, casting. Event will be held Oct. 22-24 & 29-31 at Madame Tussauds in Times Square.
Seeking Actors: male and female 18+, to fill necessary roles and create an overall haunted environment for guests.
Note: Performers must be available all nights listed above. Madame Tussauds is an equal opportunity employer.
Email pix and resumes to:
Monday, October 5, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
For the complete schedule, and to buy tickets in advance, go to the festival's web site:
For any questions, contact festival director Mara Lesemann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
This year there will be 4 screening blocks: Friday night Oct 2 at 7, Saturday Oct 3 at 2 and 7, and Sunday Oct 4 at 2 PM.
Movie awards will be presented at the end of the block in which the movie screens. Short screenplay awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Saturday afternoon session; full-length screenplay awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Sunday afternoon session.
Each official selection receives one ticket; additional tickets and tickets for spectators (except GIAA volunteers) are $10 each. Tickets will be available on line at the fest web site beginning Sun evening Sep 13; any tickets still available can be purcased (cash only) at the door.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
This year's judges were:
The full list of award winners is available at http://www.giaafilmfest.com/
The list of movies to be screened on each day (Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon) is available as well.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Casting for cable TV production. Audition by appointment only. on September evenings, 9th and 10th at the BeanRunner Cafe, 201 S. Division & Esther St. Peekskill, NY
SEEKING 2 Women:
- Woman one, (70's - 80's) elderly yet spry Italian immigrant
- Woman two, (late 30's - mid 40's), artsy, fit, Italian-American
This is for an original public, cable TV production with October 2009 shoot. No pay.
For an audition appointment contact info to email@example.com
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Talent for new york's premier Halloween experience, Purgatorio (The Box Presents/S.Hammerst
CALL is 12PM-6PM at China Club 268 W. 47th Street @ 8th Ave. Dress to move/present your act/talent and bring your headshot/resume.
To schedule appointment, please email headshot/resume to Melissa
also let her know if U need specl appt to show off an 'act'
Thursday, September 3, 2009
|From:||"Teamsters Local 743" |
|Cc:||News about union support for single-payer health care and HR 676 |
|Date:||02 Sep 2009, 09:58:19 AM|
|Subject:||Teamsters Striking for Lost Healthcare|
Dear Sisters and Brothers: The strikers at SK Hand Tools need community support to maintain the strike lines - please forward this e-mail widely! Workers at SK Hand Tools in Chicago and suburban McCook began an unfair labor practice strike at 5:30am on August 25, 2009 after trying for months to get their health care reinstated. The workers are being forced to either forgo important medical check-ups and treatment or to go into debt putting the bills on their credit cards. The strike lines are 24/7 at both locations and the strikers need people to join the lines in solidarity and to bring food, coffee, soda and water. Chicago location: 3535 W. 47th St., Chicago Suburban location: 9500 W. 55th St. (McCook, near Brookfield and LaGrange) Please visit the Teamsters 743 website (www.743teamsters.org) for more information. In Solidarity, Sarah ******************* Sarah Hainds Teamsters Local 743 4620 S. Tripp Ave. Chicago, IL 60632 (773) 254-7460 (773) 254-7111 (fax) www.743teamsters.org
Monday, August 31, 2009
Foreclosed was first read at the June GIAA meeting at the home of Jordan Auslander; it's being co-produced by Larralley Productions (www.larralleyproductions.com) and Swordfish Films (www.swordfishfilms.com).
The festival will take place Oct 2 - 4 at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan.
Awards and the screening schedule will be posted shortly.
Any GIAA members who are interested in volunteering at the festival should e-mail festival director Mara Lesemann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
* Read Details Listed: 8/18/2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Please note that you must be fully up-to-date on membership fees & dues to qualify for the discount.
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|Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, 6:57 AM Pacific|
|SUBMIT VOICE SAMPLE ELECTRONICALLY||LIZ LEWIS CASTING PARTNERS|
|NOTE: MUST SUBMIT A VOICE SAMPLE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN AUTHENTIC ITALIAN ACCENT AND YOU DO NOT HAVE A VOICE SAMPLE, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.|
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING VOICE-OVER:
|[ ITALIAN MALE ]|
(40s-50s) with an AUTHENTIC ITALIAN ACCENT. Fatherly, mature voice. A voice with experience that is warm and caring.
|[ ITALIAN MALE ]|
(40s-50s) with an AUTHENTIC ITALIAN ACCENT. Fatherly, mature voice. A voice with experience that is warm and caring.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Mardar Entertainment, an NY-based corporate entertainment company, is casting The Three Waiters. Producers state: "Sophisticated, spontaneous, and fun, the show involves three singers posing as waiters at events before unleashing a show in the style of ." Brad Wilson, general mgr.; Kyle Gonyea, artistic dir. Performances are ongoing at corporate events in the Chicago area.
Seeking—Alfredo: Italian, charismatic maitre d' who loves opera, a convincing Italian accent is required, tenor; Jean Marc: French, waiter, somewhat reserved, a convincing French accent is required, tenor/baritone; Third Waiter: All-American type, tenor. Note: Seeking operatic tenors and baritones who act for all roles.
Auditions will be held by appt. only Aug. 18, noon-3 p.m. at The Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., 8th fl., . For an appt., call Mardar Management at . Prepare an aria of your choice. Tenors should also be prepared to sing " " and " "; baritones should also be prepared to sing "Toreador." An accompanist will be provided. Script sides will be provided at the audition. For more info, visitwww.thethreewaiters.com.Professional pay, plus meals, travel, and lodging provided.