Monday, June 29, 2009

GIAA Councilor Debbie Klaar to be guest on "The Union Edge" Tuesday June 30, at 12 noon

GIAA Councilor Debbie Klaar will be interviewed by Charles Showalter on The Union Edge talk radio show on Tuesday June 30 from 12 noon to 12:30 PM.

The show is accessible on the web live at .

Friday, June 26, 2009

Yesterday's meeting

Thanks to all who attended. we read Bruce Kanin's screenplay "Head Man" and Mara Lesemann's "Model Girlfriend" and "Foreclosed" with some further discussion off line about production of these.
AFL-CIO meeting in Pittsburgh, in September.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

GIAA member submission changes for web site

The $25 web site fee is only for GIAA members and for one placement per year. Changes within a year are subject to an additional $25 fee. It is the same additional work, in effect to add it again. Make sure your submission is correct before submitting. The only change exemption is if you change union status within the 4A's. Thank you in advance for understanding.
- Carlo Fiorletta

GIAA Member Luis Galli in Vidas Paralelas/Parallel Lives

GIAA member Luis Galli recently appeared in the movie Vidas Paralelas by director Rocio Llado. Galli plays Lapiz, an undercover agent who dies protecting a Peruvian Army officer in this drama about the civil war between the Shining Path and the Peruvian government.

The movie was number 2 in the Peruvian box office when it opened last October, and it will soon be released in the U.S.

GIAA Website Resumes: One Update Per Year

Please note that resume updates for the GIAA website will be accepted once a year.

This means that members who provide their new resume now can update it next May following their dues payment.

Members must be up-to-date on their dues in order to post an updated resume.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Italian Film "Quiet Chaos" Opens at IFC Center

IFC Films, the leading film distribution company specializing in independent & foreign films, is releasing the new Italian film Quiet Chaos at the IFC Center on Friday June 26. Matt Badagliacca of IFC is looking to increase visibility for the movie in NY's Italian American film community and GIAA is pleased to help do that. Matt can be reached at ; the trailer is on youtube at:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Puglia Film Fest in NY July 14-18

click on attached pic for details. GIAA is one of many sponsors.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Terranova" Jun 18 auditions Producers Club 44st NYC

Grazie giaa member katie ribis for pointing this out.-CF

"Terranova" - open auditions Monreale Productions, Bellmore, NY
Call TypeNon-Required Principal
Date of Audition6/18/2009
LocationProducer's Club358 West 44th StreetNew York, NY 10036

Time(s)Thursday, June 18, 2009 - OPEN Auditions (Equity/non)1:15 PM — 4 PM
AppointmentsNo appointment necessary.> A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
PersonnelContact: Jean Marie Donnelly
Other Dates1st rehearsal: July 13, 2009. Part of Fringe NYC 2009Roles:Josefina Terranova:16 year old Sicilian immigrant, beautiful and vulnerable, yet capable of violence. She is intelligent and compelling, exerting a charismatic influence on others, even though she is young and victimized. Gaetano Reggio:40s. Uncle to Josefina. Sicilian immigrant, successful businessman. He still has the mark of the old country on him, and is both respected and feared by his family and social circle. He uses his powers to dominate those around him. He regards Josefina as his property. Concetta Reggio:30s-40s. Aunt to Josefina. Sicilian immigrant, wife to Gaetano. She lords it over those around h er, as the wife of a successful man. Her husband terrorizes her. John Palmieri:30s Josefina’s lawyer. An Italian immigrant, well assimilated into American society. The first non-native born Italian to become a Federal Judge, he was also removed from the bench by political maneuvering. He resents Hearst's easy access to opportunities, even as he accepts the power structure that has given him prestige and success. William Randolph Hearst:Early 40s. Benefactor of Josefina. Harvard educated, wealthy son of a US Senator, he is in the newspaper business. He sees Josefina’s sensational trial as a way to increase sales of the NY Journal, the paper he is establishing in NY. Dorothy Dix:Early 40s A woman reporter, who is paid by Hearst to cover the trial. She is an ambitious woman from Tennessee, who has made her way in a man’s world. Giuseppe Terranova:20s Husband to Josefina. Giuseppe is simple, transparent. He is in love with Josefina, but too much a part of his culture for that love to survive the revelations of her abuse. Maria D’Angelo 30s. Aunt to Josefina. She is a troublemaking woman whose main goal is to protect the inheritance that she and her husband expect from Reggio. She sees Josefina as a threat to that.
The Alienist(doubled with Giuseppe Terranova):20s-60s A forensic psychologist who uses primitive means to determine Josefina’s sanity at the request of the court. The Matron(doubled with Maria D’Angelo):20s-60s Josefina’s jailer in the Tombs

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"The Warrior" starring Nick Nolte extras AC, NJ

Weist-Barron-Ryan and Ryan Casting are Looking for SAG and non-union actors, all ages and types for Atlantic City background work.
Dates: Tentatively June 26th and 28th.
Please send resume and head shot to: SNAIL MAIL ONLY!

Ryan Casting
2921 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Nolte plays a Vietnam veteran and boxer-turned-steel mill worker whose family was torn apart by his alcoholism. After getting sober, he reunites with his youngest son and trains him to fight in an MMA tournament. The cast also includes "House" actor Jennifer Morrison