Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Next reading: Wed Jan 20, 6:30 PM

Our next GIAA meeting/reading will be on Wednesday January 20 at 6:30 PM at the home of Jordan Auslander (321 West 24th St., #21J).

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 garymorgenstein9@aol.com if you plan to attend.

Best wishes to everyone for a happpy and healthy 2010!


Friday, December 18, 2009

GIAA's Ron Piretti teaches CPR and AED

This is a great class, I took it last season. Well worth it, you could save a life.

From: Ron Piretti (ron.piretti@gmail.com)
Sent: Fri 12/18/09 10:27 PM
To: Ron Piretti (ron.piretti@gmail.com)
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
CPR only - no skills test for certification $40.00
CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) skills test for certification - $55.00
Class size is limited

Home: (212) 675-4688
Cell: (917) 385-9750
Web Site: http://www.ronpiretti.net

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sundance Casting

Winsome Sinclair N'Assoc IS NOW CASTING for the new Sundance Institute supported indie film "PARIAH" being filmed in and around Brooklyn until December 27th, 2009.

We are currently casting NON-UNION BACKGROUND ACTORS (some FEATURE ROLES available)


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

LA : Young Italian Men wanted for movie tomorrow

20s , younger



via GIAA member Carson Grant. Thanks.

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.

Seeking—Gerry'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 silvertonguebg@gmail.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+)
Ethnicity: Caucasian/White
Nudity: No

Media (PA) Arts Council Film Festival

I had the pleasure of attending the Media (PA) Arts Council Film Festival last February, and greatly enjoyed it: it's a low-key festival in the Philadelphia area that draws a strong local following. I hope to be back there this coming February with Foreclosed - my new short that features GIAA actors Carlo Fiorletta, Julie Kilzer, Troy Dane, and Alyson Linefsky.

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

Mara Lesemann

Monday, December 7, 2009


Performers, please check out sample profiles and give me feedback. I am talking with the president of the company in a day or two.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Paul Zunno

I saw Paul's performance last weekend. He is great. My review on Theatermania is under MLesemann.

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.