Friday, October 23, 2009

Vote for GIAA member Lauren Cozza modeling contest Contest/Faceof_ELF_2010/ 16659/Lauren_ Marian.aspx

please vote for Lauren.. it only takes a couple seconds. Thank you for the support! . ♥ , Lauren Cozza

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

GIAA Award Winners Meet at Creative Screenwriting Expo

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

VO casting males native Italian speaking

Voice-Over Casting tomorrow. It is for a Dove TV spot.
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
Account Executive
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

Carson Grant starring role in "A Streit"

"A Streit" is the title for the film by Edoardo Pelucchi
Thank you Carson.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Actors in costume to promote Arts Festival $15/hr

From: John Chatterton
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!
John Chatterton
Producer, Midtown International Theatre Festival
Proprietor, Where Eagles Dare rehearsal studios and theatre

CHARITY: Dec. 5, Aud.Oct. 21, MW 20-60, Montclair, NJ

Written by Eric Alter, who provided a one-act for our public readings years back.
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
Sides provided.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Italian Looking Siblings casting Thursday

Harrington Talents Casting Thursday for PilotTuesday, October 13, 2009 4:10 PM
From: "Producers" Add sender to Contacts

2 Very Important 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 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:

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

2. For Immediate Release

The Manhattan Monologue Slam
Hosted by the Galinsky Brothers

Presented by Culture Catch
with grand prize sponsor NYCastings

Next show is Friday October 23rd, 7pm doors, 7:30pm curtain - $10 with this email print out or $20 at the door without

Actors get seen by these industry pros that want to work with you. Performing at the MMSlam gets actors working in film, tv, & plays

Featuring Industry Panelists: Adrienne Stern Adrienne Stern Casting, Scott Edwards Legit Agent Harden-Curtis, Ed Bennett Former CEO VH1, Dusty Wright Co-Founder & Host Culture Catch

Featuring Actors: Current MMSlam Champ Adrianne Frost with Tanaka Hiroko, Ebony Coles, Verlon Brown, Khalipa Oldjohn and audience sign ups! at Bennett Media Studio, 723 Washington Street in the West Village (between Bank & 11th Street, A,C,E train to 8th Ave & 14th St. or 1.9 train to Christopher St.) Walking Directions From 14th St. 8thAve. hop Stop

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.

Visit our sponsors and partners below and mention MMSlam for possible discounts!
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for more information call 212.322.0878 or email

Tu Oct. 20,12 Annual Italian Heritage & Culture + Recep.

City Hall see attached for RSVP. Grazie. - Carlo

Monday, October 12, 2009

Delicious Italian Gifts baskets at GIAA Fest

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

Passing of Paul Borghese's father

Sad to hear. Condolences on behalf of GIAA
Viewing Friday Oct. 9, 2-4 and 7-9, Anthony R Pizzi Funeral Home
120 Paris Ave
Northvale, NJ 07647-1532
(201) 767-3050

Funeral Saturday 10am Our Lady of Sacred Heart ChurchTappan NY

Below is Paul's email:

Dear Friends,

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

Next GIAA reading: Wed Dec 2 at 6:30 PM

The next GIAA reading will be on Wed December 2 at 6:30 PM; we will again meet at the home of Jordan Auslander, 321 W. 24th St., #21J.

We'll be reading Debbie Klaar's new, as yet untitled screenplay about the 1964 World's Fair.

Please e-mail if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Madame Tussauds New York is casting Madame Tussauds After Dark, a special Halloween event where the wax museum
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


GIAA Fest wraps successful 3 day run

Tks to everyone for a great fest! At left are GIAA's Debbie Klaar with Best Director & Saturday Night's Audience Favorite Award winner Jaime Dezcallar of The Last Moments of Leopoldo Berenguer. At right is GIAA President Carlo Fiorletta with Johnny Salvatore and his wife; Johnny wrote & directed Sodom by the Sea, which takes place in Coney Island. Thanks to Carson Grant for the photos; more will be posted at later in the week.