Monday, August 31, 2009

GIAA members featured in horror short "Foreclosed"

Mara Lesemann's horror short Foreclosed was shot over the last 2 weekends of August in Bushkill and Villanova, PA and featured GIAA members Carlo Fiorletta, Julie Kilzer, Troy Dane, and Alyson Linefsky.

Foreclosed was first read at the June GIAA meeting at the home of Jordan Auslander; it's being co-produced by Larralley Productions (www.larralleyproductions.com) and Swordfish Films (www.swordfishfilms.com).

GIAA Fest Official Selections Announced

The official selections (both movies and screenplays) for the 3rd Annual GIAA Festival of Short Films and Videos is now available at www.giaafilmfest.com

The festival will take place Oct 2 - 4 at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan.

Awards and the screening schedule will be posted shortly.

Any GIAA members who are interested in volunteering at the festival should e-mail festival director Mara Lesemann at maralesemann@giaa.us

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

4A's meeting last week post-mortem

The main issue is migration under the AFL-CIO umbrella under the DEP.
Should the 4A's exist under the DEP between the DEP and individual member unions?
This was discussed at length. Considering the current situation I think it would be wise to keep the 4A's for the current time. Please email me your thoughts.
carlofiorletta@giaa.us

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

30 Rock' - NBC Series - SAG/Non-SAG Italian Male types, 30-45


* Read Details Listed: 8/18/2009
SAG/Non-SAG Italian types: Authentic Italian or Italian American males who appear to be native Italians, 30-45 for background work. Please submit only if you are available for week of the shoot.
Submission deadline is Wed., 8/26.
Read Details at - http://www.nycastings.com/Public_s/ViewNoticeDetail.asp?QPn=1&Qn=25484


Friday, August 14, 2009

DELL discounts for giaa members flyer on request

email carlofiorletta@giaa.us for a copy of the deals and discount code
grazie

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Zipcar discount now available to GIAA members

See the information below regarding a discount on Zipcar rentals that is now available to GIAA members.

Please note that you must be fully up-to-date on membership fees & dues to qualify for the discount.

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Greetings from Zipcar!
Zipcar and GIAA have joined forces to provide you access to Zipcars at a discounted rate! Zipcar is a national carsharing program with more than 5,000 vehicles that is designed to enhance personal and business travel while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and costs and hassles associated with rental cars and privately owned vehicles.

How Does it Work:

To use Zipcars, employees simply:
Reserve the vehicle online
Walk to the vehicle location
Swipe their Zipcard over the card reader
Drive away.

The reservation includes the cost of gas, parking, insurance and mileage. You will always get the vehicle you reserved with no extra charges, up sells or rental car lines.
Through our corporate account you may take advantage of:

Discounted membership & driving rates (only $9/hour or $69/day Monday-Friday in NY for most Zipcars).

More than 20 makes and models including; pickup trucks, MINIs, Convertibles, BMWs, Hybrids and Outbacks.
Easy access to vehicles that live in neighborhoods all over the city. Click to find cars nearest you.
http://www.zipcar.com/find-cars

Universal membership which allows you to seamlessly use Zipcars in Boston, NYC, Washington DC, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, London and more to come…

Sign up Today: To become a Zipcar Member, take a few minutes to fill out the online application:
http://www.zipcar.com/giaa

Note: Make sure to have your license information and your credit card ready to complete the application. Insurance approval takes 1-3 days.

** Already a Zipcar member, please contact us and we will happily transfer you over to the GIAA plan and discount.

For application assistance and/or account questions, please contact: 1-866-4-Zipcar or NY Account Executive Inbal Samuel at isamuel@zipcar.com
Tel 646 616 3690

Male Italian voiceover needed Liz Lewis casting

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, 6:57 AM Pacific

BRAND PASTA
Commercial
VOICE OVER
SAG
PAY RATE: Scale
USAGE: National Network, Internet, Industrial, possible new media


Conflict: PASTA
Casting Director: Liz Lewis, Liz Lewis Casting
Interview Dates: Thursday, August 13, 2009
Records: Week of August 17th
Location: Chicago - but can be from out of town as we can patch you in for the record

SUBMIT VOICE SAMPLE ELECTRONICALLY


LIZ LEWIS CASTING PARTNERS

NOTE: MUST SUBMIT A VOICE SAMPLE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN AUTHENTIC ITALIAN ACCENT AND YOU DO NOT HAVE A VOICE SAMPLE, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING VOICE-OVER:
[ ITALIAN MALE ]
(40s-50s) with an AUTHENTIC ITALIAN ACCENT. Fatherly, mature voice. A voice with experience that is warm and caring.


Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, 6:57 AM Pacific

BRAND PASTA
Commercial
VOICE OVER
SAG
PAY RATE: Scale
USAGE: National Network, Internet, Industrial, possible new media


Conflict: PASTA
Casting Director: Liz Lewis, Liz Lewis Casting
Interview Dates: Thursday, August 13, 2009
Records: Week of August 17th
Location: Chicago - but can be from out of town as we can patch you in for the record

SUBMIT VOICE SAMPLE ELECTRONICALLYLIZ LEWIS CASTING PARTNERS
EMAIL: info@lizlewis.com
NOTE: MUST SUBMIT A VOICE SAMPLE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN AUTHENTIC ITALIAN ACCENT AND YOU DO NOT HAVE A VOICE SAMPLE, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING VOICE-OVER:
[ ITALIAN MALE ]
(40s-50s) with an AUTHENTIC ITALIAN ACCENT. Fatherly, mature voice. A voice with experience that is warm and caring.

CONTINUE COMPLETE SUBMISSION

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sezze Sun by Odyssey Productions at 46 Walker St.

I saw this play last night, check out the show and company if you get the chance.
When I see advertisements involving Italy, I tend to cringe, but this was rather beautiful.
Sweet and salty, sometimes sour. The actors were all talented and energetic. The direction swift-paced, and technical direction had no more than a glitch or two. Short and sweet: just over an hour. Multi-media: 3 cameras and a technical director control TV views.
Characters involve parents and an adult child battling for control , and the production of a reality show. What could be more timely. The set is great, too. Note the floor especially.
Some of the dialogue involved past events which could have been performed, maybe outside the reality event. Likewise the postcard seems to represent drinking ( alcohol ). We hear the exposition of multiple characters drinking, We don't see much, except for one character at a time, although it is well played. A good deal for the equity showcase price.
http://www.wingspace.com/blog/?p=315
Ciao. Carlo Fiorletta, Pres.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Chicago Audition for Tenor males Italian and others

IL, 'THE THREE WAITERS'

Mardar Entertainment, an NY-based corporate entertainment company, is casting The Three Waiters. Producers state: "Sophisticated, spontaneous, and fun, the show involves three singers posing as waiters at events before unleashing a show in the style of The Three Tenors." Brad Wilson, general mgr.; Kyle Gonyea, artistic dir. Performances are ongoing at corporate events in the Chicago area.

Seeking—Alfredo: Italian, charismatic maitre d' who loves opera, a convincing Italian accent is required, tenor; Jean Marc: French, waiter, somewhat reserved, a convincing French accent is required, tenor/baritone; Third Waiter: All-American type, tenor. Note: Seeking operatic tenors and baritones who act for all roles.

Auditions will be held by appt. only Aug. 18, noon-3 p.m. at The Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., 8th fl., Chicago, IL. For an appt., call Mardar Management at (212) 239-0908. Prepare an aria of your choice. Tenors should also be prepared to sing "Nessun Dorma" and "La donna e mobile"; baritones should also be prepared to sing "Toreador." An accompanist will be provided. Script sides will be provided at the audition. For more info, visitwww.thethreewaiters.com.Professional pay, plus meals, travel, and lodging provided.