Friday, February 27, 2009

congratulations to new AEA member Regina Cafarelli

 reminder to all GIAA members you can be credited 350 initiation fees towards AEA initiation since you already paid that for your GIAA initiation.
CF

GIAA's Carson Grant

Due to administrative restructure you may have to click an additional link to find 
blog entries prior to 2009
http://giaausold.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 26, 2009

New GIAA Fest Sponsor: Delicious Italian Gifts

GIAA is pleased to announce that Delicious Italian Gifts (visit them at www.deliciousitaliangifts.com ) is the newest sponsor of the GIAA Festival of Short Films and Videos (www.giaafilmfest.com ).

The winner of the Audience Favorite Award at each screening will receive a gift basket of Italian goodies provided by Delicious Italian Gifts.

The 3rd annual Festival will take place October 3 and 4 and is open for movie and screenplay submissions.

E-mail filmfest@giaa.us with any questions.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

GIAA's Deb Klaar & Carlo Fiorletta in "The Bad Decade Trade"


GIAA's Deb Klaar and Carlo Fiorletta appeared in Mara Lesemann's The Bad Decade Trade as part of the One Page Play Festival sponsored by John Chatterton's Where Eagles Dare studio.  In the photo at left, cast member Laura Thies is preparing to "kill" them both.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

GIAA Members in "Bad Decade Trade" project 2/21

Mara Lesemann wrote , Deb Klaar and Carlo Fiorletta actors.
Where Eagles Dare Studios -> 347 W. 36th St., between 8th and 9th Aves.
8 PM tickets
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=WHE20

Updating web pages

email to <carsongrant1@gmail.com>
NAME
UNION AFF.
EMAIL
CONTACT NUMBER
WEBSITE (INCLUDING HTTP-FULL ADDRESS)
AGENT/REPNUMBER (NOT ADDRESS)
NEW PHOTO--JPG (COLOR PREFERRED)FILE NAME: YOUR NAME
WIDE: 200 PIXELS (vip)
LENGTH: GENERAL HEADSHOT SIZES DOWN TO 290 ISH PIXELSDPI (DOTS PER INCH) 100
THANKS

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

GIAA Members in "Bad Decade Trade" project

Mara Lesemann wrote , Deb Klaar and Carlo Fiorletta actors.

> It's at Where Eagles Dare Studios -
> 347 W. 36th St., between 8th and 9th Aves.
>
> The show is at 8 PM.
>
> If you know anyone who would be interested in coming, the
> link to
> buy tickets is here:
>
> http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=WHE20
>
> Rgds,
> Mara
>
>
> www.maralesemann.com

Monday, February 16, 2009

Updating web pages

email to
NAME
UNION AFF.
EMAIL
CONTACT NUMBER
WEBSITE (INCLUDING HTTP-FULL ADDRESS)
AGENT/REP
NUMBER (NOT ADDRESS)
NEW PHOTO--JPG (COLOR PREFERRED)
FILE NAME: YOUR NAME
WIDE: 200 PIXELS (vip)
LENGTH: GENERAL HEADSHOT SIZES DOWN TO 290 ISH PIXELS
DPI (DOTS PER INCH) 100
THANKS

CALL TO ALL MEMBERS FOR NEW JPG HEADSHOTS.

CALL TO ALL MEMBERS FOR NEW JPG HEADSHOTS.

-They should measure [200 x 200 pixels, 100 pdi] color or b&w

carsongrant1@gmail.com

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Pope Play casting for Tuesday, February 17th

( via GIAA member Emelise Aleandri)
Vittorio will have a 15-minute audition
with several actors who responded to his call for The Pope Play.
The audition will take place on Tuesday February 17th, between 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm at Ristorante Il Punto, located at 509 9th Ave. &
38th Street.
Please inform the actors you wish to contact who might be interested in coming in for the audition. They should let us know their availability. Ask them to contact us directly via e-mail.
Regards,
Maureen Gonzalez

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Final Draft software added as GIAA Fest screewriting prize

We're pleased to announce that the top full-length screenplay and the top short screenplay in GIAA's Festival of Short Films and Videos will each win a copy of Final Draft's industry standard software. This provides templates for a wide range of projects, including stage, tv, and film.

Read more about the film festival at www.giaafilmfest.com; complete info on Final Draft software is at www.finaldraft.com

Final Draft software added as GIAA Fest screenwriting prize

We're pleased to announce that the top full-length screenplay and the top short screenplay in GIAA's Festival of Short Films and Videos will each win a copy of Final Draft's industry standard software. This provides templates for a wide range of projects, including stage, tv, and film.

Read more about the film festival at www.giaafilmfest.com; complete info
on Final Draft software is at www.finaldraft.com

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Vincent Pastore attached to Short Script submissions

Please contact us regarding Press Interest, screenplay submissions, sponsorship interest and with casting submissions of which will be taken under consideration once the winning screenplay is selected.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VINCENT PASTORE TO STAR IN A MAFIA TALE

New York, NY, February 9, 2009 - Vincent Pastore, aka “Big Pussy Bonpensiero” in the award-winning HBO series “The Sopranos,” has been signed to star in Gotham-based Pavaline Studios’ upcoming short. The film will be scripted by the winner of Pavaline’s Filmmakers Network Mafia Short Script Competition, the first in a series sponsored by the recently established indie studio.

“I am very happy to be a part of this competition,” Pastore expressed. “I have always been a strong supporter of independent films and look forward to reading many interesting scripts.” Paul Borghese, having worked with many Italian American actors, including Pastore, and who is no stranger to the Mafia Genre, has been set to helm the project as director and will have a hand in the screenplay selection process.

With a February 21st submission deadline the contest winner for the Mafia Short Script Competition will be announced in April, and production slated for late spring. Joseph James, Jr., Executive Producer for Pavaline Studios, has added a sense of importance for the entire slate of short films to be produced this year. “We value our short films and their writers the same way we do our features. We will use marquee lead actors in our shorts and support their submission to leading film festivals as well.”

Pavaline Studios has been active in the development marketplace, including its partnership with DreamAgo, an international script-to-film development association. In addition to soliciting screenplays through Pavaline.com’s open door submission policy, the East Coast studio has participated in last year’s IFP Emerging Narrative in NY, co-sponsored events at the AFI/AFM, and was a favorite exhibitor at the Screenwriting Expo in LA where they registered nearly 1,000 screenwriters to the website.

About Pavaline: Founded in April, 2008 in New York City, Pavaline Studios is a creative environment with an innovative approach to developing and producing films that matter. In addition to utilizing a proprietary management platform for production, the studio created an online Filmmakers Network to find and cultivate talent and material from all over the world. For more information about Pavaline Studios, log onto www.pavalinestudios.com and for more on the Filmmakers Network, script submissions and competitions, see www.pavaline.com.

Press contact: Cathy Mouton (camouton@pacbell.net)

Pavaline Development Head: David Allensworth (david.allensworth@pavaline.com)

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

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

ROOMMATE WANTED w93 non smoker pref.F , $1050

From: vadactor@aol.com
Sent: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 1:01 pm
Subject: from Valerie David--looking for a Roommate--Upper Westside Apartment--Available now--thank you!

Hello, it's Valerie David--hope everyone is well--looking for a roommate. I have a two-bedroom apartment with a bedroom available now.

Rent for room is $1,050, and includes all utilities, which are Time Warner Cable, Time Warner Wireless Internet, Con-Edison and the Verizon land line. Located at West 93rd between West End and Riverside Drive.

Well-cared-for building features elevator and laundry facilities. Two blocks from the 2,3, and 1 Trains. Safe, quiet neighborhood and very nice neighbors. Convenient to Central Park, Columbia University, grocery stores and shops, and is right next to Riverside Park. Two blocks from health club.

Looking for a Non-smoker, preferably Female
Clean and respectful of the common areas, Prefer 9 to 5er.

Bedroom available is unfurnished and has a big closet; reminder of apartment is fully furnished.

Looking for a long-term renter. Need two references.

Requires first month's rent and a security deposit: $2,100 total.

Contact e-mail me at vadactor@aol.com if interested.
Please forward this to your contacts. Thank you.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

GIAA film fest welcomes sponsor InkTip

InkTip (see www.inktip.com) is now a sponsor of the full-length screenplay portion of the GIAA Festival of Short Films and Videos (see www.giaafilmfest.com ). The winning scripts will be awarded the following prizes:


Grand Prize and Best in Genre Winners can place their winning scripts on InkTip's password-protected website marketplace for 6 months free (a $60 value). To redeem this prize, winners must at least place their winning title, logline and synopsis, and can opt to place their script and/or treatment.

All winning titles and loglines that are listed with InkTip will also be featured in one of InkTip's weekly newsletters emailed to entertainment professionals (a service not for sale).

The Grand Prize winner will also receive a free title and logline listing in the InkTip Magazine mailed to nearly 4500 entertainment professionals and e-mailed to thousands more (a $40 value). *The winning title, logline and synopsis (at least) must be listed with InkTip.

GIAA film fest welcomes sponsor InkTip

InkTip (see www.inktip.com) is now a sponsor of the full-length screenplay portion of the GIAA Festival of Short Films and Videos (see www.giaafilmfest.com ). The winning scripts will be awarded the following prizes:


Grand Prize and Best in Genre Winners can place their winning scripts on InkTip's password-protected website marketplace for 6 months free (a $60 value). To redeem this prize, winners must at least place their winning title, logline and synopsis, and can opt to place their script and/or treatment.

All winning titles and loglines that are listed with InkTip will also be featured in one of InkTip's weekly newsletters emailed to entertainment professionals (a service not for sale).

The Grand Prize winner will also receive a free title and logline listing in the InkTip Magazine mailed to nearly 4500 entertainment professionals and e-mailed to thousands more (a $40 value). *The winning title, logline and synopsis (at least) must be listed with InkTip.