Monday, March 30, 2009

Non Eqity actor needed Stony Hill NJ

Stony Hill Players, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
Run for your Wife, directed by Naomi Yablonsky
Actor needed 30s prefer slight build, Brtish accent required playing an effeminite gay role.
Name of role is "Bobby" open auditions, Weds. Aptil 1, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Carlo Fiorletta & Troy Dane at Backyart Film Festival in Williamsburg

Carlo Fiorletta's comedy short Nipple Nazis premiered last Saturday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Dublin, Ireland as part of the first annual 83 Hour Film Frenzy co-sponsored by Backyart (Williamsburg) and The Attic Studio (Dublin).  The movie was written and directed by Fiorletta, who also played a supporting role.  New GIAA member Troy Dane (on the right in the photo) starred with member Simcha Borenstein.  The all-GIAA production was rounded out by Mara Lesemann, who edited the video and produced under her Larralley Productions label.  

Judges Needed for GIAA Fest Movie Submissions

If you're interested in helping to judge movies for this year's film festival (Oct 3 and 4),
send an e-mail to MaraLesemann@giaa.us

Judges will receive dvd's by mail, along with a judging form to be completed.
Movies must then be mailed back, with the completed forms.

Judges will be recognized and thanked in the film festival's program.

We've already received submissions from all over the U.S., as well as from Italy, England, France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Korea, and Greece.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Next Meeting/Reading: Wed April 22, 6:30 PM

It was great to see so many old and new members at Wednesday's reading!

Our next meeting/reading will be Wednesday April 22 at 6:30 PM
at a location to be announced.

Mara

Monday, March 23, 2009

Non-union extras no pay cafe in Union, NJ 3/24

Nathan Waire , dir.
CAFE Z in Union, NJ just agreed to let us film> Tuesday night (3/24) at 7pm in their swanky and quirky cool> restaurant.>

If you are local to UNION , NJ the director is trying to build up a reel.
please contact my friend Alyson Kinetsky
alyoop7@aol.com

Thanks
Carlo Fiorletta

Reminder: Wed March 25 6:30 PM - meeeting & reading

GIAA's next meeting & reading will be Wed evening March 25 at 6:30 PM.

We'll be reading GIAA member Simcha Borenstein's screenplay "Frank the Clown."


Location: the home of Jordan Auslander, 321 W. 24th St., #21 J
JFronts on west side of Eighth Ave, entrance off 24 St
Intercom code:3289 or look up “Auslander”;
Enter, GO LEFT, elevator to 21, J, last apt on the right. 212-691-9428

C & E subway exits at 23, 24 & 25 Sts.; two block walk from 7 Av #1 train.
NJ PATH trains stop at 6 Av/23 St;
six blocks south of Penn Station's LIRR & NJ Transit;
buses uptown on 8 Av., downtown on 7 Av. and cross-town on 23rd.
Cabs up the wazoo. Plenty of on (by NYC standards) and off-street parking,
for those who must drive.

Friday, March 20, 2009

GIAA HOTLINE PHONE NUMBER

201-344-3411
Effective immediately
Thank you.
GUILD OF ITALIAN AMERICAN ACTORS
Est. 1937 as ITALIAN ACTORS UNION

Thursday, March 19, 2009

GIAA's new web site & how to upgrade your listing

GIAA's website has been improved and upgraded - take a look: www.giaa.us The new site includes links to the blog and to the film festival website, as well as a PayPal button to expedite and simplify payments. It's a great new environment - the old site served us well for 10+ years, but had become outdated.

The Members Profiles and Photos section is now in color, and can accommodate clickable e-mail addresses and links to your personal web site. You can also include a link to a pdf file of your full resume. See a sample here: http://www.giaa.us/id19.html

The cost to upgrade an existing listing is $25. You can also choose to stay with the old listing for no additional charge, but no further updates will be done to that page. Information on this will be included with dues notices, which will go out in April (after tax time) and are due in May. If you cannot offord or choose not to upgrade, that is fine; you can pay if and when you decide to upgrade.

If you do want to upgrade, e-mail to carsongrant1@gmail.com : (1) a headshot in jpg format, color, maximum 300 pixels wide, length about 450-470, 200 dpi, with NO borders or names on the photo and (2) your resume in pdf format, with contact information, telephone, e-mail, your web site, agency (phone number not address), and union affiliations.

Payment of the $25 fee can be mailed to GIAA or paid via paypal to info@giaa.us

Friday, March 13, 2009

Vikki Massulli in Neil Simon's Comedy "FOOLS"

in the role of Sophia Zubritsky (a young girl so stupid she just learned how to sit down...) Performances are March 7, 13,14,20,21 at 8pm and March 15th at 3pm at Westfield Theater in NJ.
Tickets: 908-232-1221 – WCP, 1000 North Avenue West, Westfield, NJ 07090

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

GIAA Meeting/Reading: Wed March 25, 6:30 PM

The next GIAA meeting & reading will take place on Wednesday evening, March 25 at 6:30 PM. We'll be reading the screenplay "Frank the Clown," by GIAA member Simcha Borenstein. It will be held at the apartment of Jordan Auslander, which is at 321 W. 24th St., #21 J (see full location & train info below).

If you want to participate, e-mail Simcha at simchaborenstein@nyc.rr.com or Carlo Fiorletta at carlofiorletta@giaa.us

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DIRECTIONS: Jordan Auslander- 321 West 24th Street, #21J
Fronts on west side of Eighth Ave, entrance off 24 St
Intercom code:3289 or look up “Auslander”; Enter, GO LEFT, elevator to 21, J, last apt on the right. 212-691-9428

C & E subway exits at 23, 24 & 25 Sts.; two block walk from 7 Av #1 train. NJ PATH trains stop at 6 Av/23 St; six blocks south of Penn Station's LIRR & NJ Transit; buses uptown on 8 Av., downtown on 7 Av. and cross-town on 23rd. Cabs up the wazoo.
Plenty of on (by NYC standards) and off-street parking, for those who must drive.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Radio Personality Joe Franklin with GIAA President Carlo Fiorletta


Long time radio and television host Joe Franklin, shown here with GIAA president Carlo Fiorletta, attended the Sunday March 8 performance of Cataract:  A Temporary Cat and Iraq (Blindness).  

The show was produced by GIAA secretary/treasurer Mara Lesemann, who wrote A Temporary Cat.  GIAA president Fiorletta directed Cat and acted in both plays; Iraq (Blindness) was written by TONY award winning playwright Mario Fratti and directed by GIAA's Simcha Borenstein.

Subject: Nickelback Music Video Non-Union rate

Matt @ Impossible going all hours with this one.From acclaimed director Nigel Dick (who's credits include music videos for Bush, Oasis, Brittney Spears, Hinder and so many more) and the Director/Producers of the cult-classic SNL Shorts '...In My Pants' and 'I'm On A Boat,' we couldn't WAIT to bring you this breakdown for their next project: Nickelback's "If Today Was Your Last Day" Music Video.Now, there's a VERY specific breakdown with VERY specific submission instructions, so if you see something you're going to submit for, please read it through and submit with ALL of the information we're requesting. Turnaround on this is VERY short and providing the info makes it easier on us & you.Enjoy!=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=NEW CASTING: Nickelback Music Video=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=TYPE: Music Video (Non Jurisdictional, SAG & NON-SAG may apply)ARTIST: Nickelback "If Today Was Your Last Day"DIRECTOR: Nigel DickRATES:--EXTRA: $75SHOOT LOCATION: NYC & PHILLYSHOOT DATES: (See Character Specific Shoot Dates Below)March 11th (Phila)March 12th (New York)SEEKING:EXTRAS: "Philadelphians"M or F/ 16-50's/ Any Ethnicity/ The Day To Day of Philadelphia (To Be Shot in NY). Workers, Commuters, Office Types, Teens, Messengers? the type of people you'd find around Philadelphia commuting mid-day. Will shoot in Phila March 11th.EXTRAS: Times SquareM or F/ Any Age/ Any Ethnicity/ The pulse of New York City! All types and ages, colorful characters or normal Joes, Families or Buskers. Looking for colorful, energetic individuals that you'd normally come across in Times Square (Tourist Types Too!)Will shoot in NYC March 12th.SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:For Extras Roles:SUBMIT VIA EMAIL (Include Name, 1 Snapshot, Contact #, Confirmation of availability for SPECIFIC Shoot Date for Extra. Specify if you are a "Times Square" or "Philadelphian" Extra. If you are available for both, PLEASE SUBMIT TWICE for specific Extra Role. CONFIRMATION of Booking will come directly from your submission via email, so be sure to check it.EMAIL TO: extra@impossiblecasting.comSUBJECT: Nickelback Video: EXTRA (Philly or NYC) & Your Name