Monday, November 7, 2011

Advice: do not but Sprint cel online or via phone.

If you are sent a phone with number erroneously from the company, you have to work it out in person at a corporate store, travel there at your own time and expense. They do not offer return kits. There is no pre-warn to this effect.

Date: 2 Nov 2011 04:39:00 -0400
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

GIAA Carlo Giuliano in Teatro Italiano article

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Bravo, Carlo !

From: Carlo Giuliano
Date: 2011/10/19
Subject: Intervista su "La Stampa"
To:


Carissimi amici e consanguinei,
Se avete un po' di tempo, per favore leggete ne "La Stampa" di oggi (pagina in allegato), la nostra intervista con Maurizio Molinari, il corrispondente da New York del noto giornale torinese.
Un abbraccioa tutti,
Carlo

Friday, September 16, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

COMPS: Hushhhh! the Musical, 2011 Mid-Winter Madness Festival Winner, Opens at The Triad Theatre NYC

Free cover ( mention Emelise frmo GIAA sent you ) cash bar 2 drink minimum.


Hushhhh! the Musical, 2011 Mid-Winter Madness Festival Winner, Opens at The Triad Theatre NYC

“Sonorous voices and acutely nuanced performances”
The DailyBeast/Newsweek

“A lively musical with a positive message” - Reviewfix

Hushhhh! the Musical in Review, a production from Charles Rocco Mandracchia & the Frizzi & Lazzi Musical Theatre Company, has emerged as the Winner of the Mid-Winter Madness Theatre Festival after playing sold out shows at the Roy Arias Theatre in Times Square, NYC. Hushhhh!returns for an encore, two performance run May 19th at 7 pm and May 26th at 7 pm at the world famous Triad Theatre NYC, 158 West 72nd Street between Broadway & Columbus Avenue. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/166275or call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. For further information: http://www.triadnyc.comor the Hushhhh!website @ www.hushthemusical.com. See video clips on the website. See reviews below.



Look for Hushhhh! the Musical in Reviewin the 2011 NYC FRINGE FESTIVAL this August and the cast recording to be released in June. Hushhhh!is set in the VIP waiting room at LaGuardia airport during a blinding snowstorm which has halted all departures. Several stranded, eccentric characters and their opposing philosophies are forced into comical confrontations with delightfully humorous consequences. Georgia, a New Age Buddhist meditation instructor encounters a successful, materialistic businessman, Othello Salviati. They are joined by an inept Hit Man, a kooky Stewardess and Othello’s Wife. Music forHushhhh!is composed/co-conceived by Charles Mandracchia, who also directs and produces. The libretto was adapted by Emelise Aleandri, Artistic Director of Frizzi & Lazzi, from Etta Cascini's original one-act Italian comedy, SHHHH!

The Hushhhh!Company features Seth Blum as Othello. He recently created the role of Balthazar in the original musical adventure, Lighthouse. He previously played Leon Whittaker in the debut of Chains of Dew at the Wings Theatre, NYC. Coming soon, Seth can be seen in the role of Morty in the independent film, I Hate Tom Petty.

Emelise Aleandri creates the role of Georgia. She is featured as the Mother in the film, Vito Bonafacci, now premiering in New York City at Loew's Theatre, 3rd Avenue and 11th Street. She creates the title role of Sister Italy (Paisan Films) by Angela Rago, and is featured in numerous TV shows, theatrical productions and films, including Spike Lee's Crooklynand Summer of Sam, Italian Funerals and Other Festive Occasionsat the Walnut Street Theatre, and the documentaries: Teatro(CUNYTV), Little Italy: Past, Present and Future (NBC TV) and The Italian Passion for Life(PBS).

Tommy J. Dose plays Nick, the incompetent Hit Man. His credits include Phantom, Spamalot, My Fair Lady, In the Beginning, Urinetown, Assassins, Into the Woods, Oklahoma, Captains Courageousand Oliver.

Madelyn Schwartz plays the kooky Stewardess. She recently made her NYC stage debut in Nicu's Spoon Theatre children's production of Cinderella. Oregon credits include Wild Oats, As You Like It, The Person I Once Was, Big River, Spelling Bee, Beauty and the Beast, Honk, Oklahomaand The Boys From Syracuse.

Elizabeth McMonagle sings the role of the Wife. After completing her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, she made her regional debut as Lizzie Fields in Arizona Broadway Theatre’s production of Baby. She recently played Missy Morals at the New York Fringe Festival in the musical comedy, Invader? I Hardly Know Her!for which she received rave reviews. Previous roles have included Maureen in Rent, Nicole Johnson in 40 Days, Little Becky Two Shoes in Urinetown.

Charles Mandracchia, Composer/Director/Producer of Hushhhh!,is a 20 year stage veteran and has appeared in numerous Broadway and Off Broadway productions, such as the original Broadway cast of Grand Hotel, South Pacificand Porgy and Bess, as well as New York City Opera productions . His credits include: Composer/Co-Creator of Valentino the Musical, numerous television and film appearances, and creation and development of projects for Paramount Pictures. Charles has coached numerous celebrity musical talents as vocal consultant for Atlantic, Epic, Sony and Warner Brothers Records.

Mitch Marcus, Music Director, is a composer, pianist, and saxophonist/clarinetist whose career spans the vast spectrum of musical genres from classical and jazz to rock, R & B, and musical theatre. He is active in the NYC music scene playing for myriad groups such as his own Mitch Marcus Quintet, The Get It, and Icelandic folksinger Anna Hallsdóttir. Mitch also accompanies ballet and modern dance classes at dance centers across the five boroughs including The Mark Morris Dance Group and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

Etta Cascini, author of the one act play, Shhhhh!, was born in Salerno, now lives in Genoa, and is a freelance theatre critic for the Italian journal, Sipario, an award winning writer for theatre, radio and press and the former Director of the Drama Seminar at the University of Genoa. Her plays have been produced and performed in Italy and broadcast by RAI and Swiss Radio. Her one act play, Donne Africane(African Women), was 2nd Prize Winner of the "Luigi Antonelli 91" International Competition and was featured during "Human Rights Day" in 1994 by the Soroptomist International Women's Association. Shhhhh!,whose American Premiere in English was produced by Frizzi & Lazzi in 2000 at the Miranda Theatre, in association with Mario Fratti's Pirandello/Brecht Project, was also featured in the "Conoscere il Teatro" project sponsored by Sipario, the Carlo Terron Italian Theatre Foundation of Milan, and 2001 Women's Day (Il Giorno Delle Donne).






Review in The Daily Beast

Midwinter Madness in New York 2011 Midwinter Madness Takes New York By Storm
by Lizzie Crocker

A staple of New York's theater scene has been heating up the city's off-off Broadway with his first annual festival of one-act plays this month. Lizzie Crocker has your front-row seat.

Anything is possible during Midwinter Madness, the three-week-long festival of one-act plays that’s been heating up New York City’s off-off Broadway scene this month.

And it showed during Monday night’s debut performance of Hush: The Musical Review at Roy Arias Theater. Frizzi & Lazzi Theatre Company’s absurdist confection brings together four eccentrics in a VIP lounge at LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm that has delayed all departures. Glued to his BlackBerry and impatiently awaiting his flight, a twitchy businessman named Othello is comically juxtaposed with a New Age meditation instructor, Georgia, who is content to wait out the delay studying her star-shaped, self-made “affirmations.” A bubbly stewardess cheerfully announces more postponements and flight cancellations, offering Champagne to the elite passengers before sneaking a few swigs herself. But Georgia can’t help overhearing Othello on his BlackBerry, plotting the murder of his adulterous ex-wife with an affable, rotund, and inept hit man, but a hit man nonetheless. The vengeance-seeking, obstinate businessman and peace preacher are soon forced into a farcical confrontation.

Despite their supporting roles, the young stewardess and Russian hit man are arguably the highlights of the show. Their sonorous voices and acutely nuanced performances earned the most praise from the audience at the debut of the musical, which is delivered in a string of predictable rhyming couplets, from Othello’s bitter take on life (“This horrible world may seem hard to survive, but everyone does it and I’ve got the drive!) to Georgia’s countering affirmations (“Take a chance! Take a chance! Let forgiveness be the key to some new romance!”). Were the show longer, the folksy rhymes could grow tiresome, but instead, they are perfectly in tune with Hush’s slapstick storyline. When the four characters line up on stage for a grand finale, with beaming smiles and arms outstretched to the audience as they sing, “We send love to you,” onlookers realize they mustn’t take Hush for anything more or less than what it is: a comical sketch of ordinary life gone awry, suffused with cornball optimism. And seemingly, that’s exactly the kind of distraction Midwinter Madness community theater companies and theatergoers are hoping for.

John Chatterton, a staple in New York City’s theater scene, conceived this year’s first annual Midwinter Madness Festival. “I’ve always been a fan of one-act works,” Chatterton told Broadway World, “not only as a form of storytelling, but also because it gives playwrights a chance to see what they’ve got and gauge the audience reaction before taking it to the next level.” Now, Chatterton’s giving emerging playwrights, directors, actors, and musicians the opportunity to showcase their talents during February’s 21-day Midwinter Madness extravaganza in 60 minutes or less.

Lizzie Crocker is an editorial assistant at The Daily Beast.

For inquiries, please contact The Daily Beast at editorial@thedailybeast.com.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-02-23/midwinter-madness-in-new-york-2011-john-chattertons-festival/?cid=hp:beastoriginalsC2

Review
When Othello Met His Destiny
Posted by Ekaterina Lalo on 3/05/11 • Categorized as Arts and Dining

A lively musical with a positive message, "Hush," which is based on an Italian play by Etta Cascini, sounds like a buoyant chord of the first annual Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival. As the play is a mix of a musical, a comedy and a regular performance, it is hard to determine which part of it to appreciate the most.
Perhaps, that's why "Hush" makes such a good impression on the audience: it has more than one dimension, and it is wholesome with all of them united.
The play's setting is a VIP waiting area of LaGuardia airport where Othello Salviati, successful and materialistic businessman (Seth Blum), meets Georgia, Buddhist meditation instructor (Emelise Aleandri, who also adapted the libretto). It is already funny that they happened to be in the same place at the same time, stuck in the same room because of the blizzard. They are absolutely different- from the way they look to their principles, and this is what makes the situation comical, to start with.
When Othello shows up at the stage, he wears a grey striped business suit, holds a cell phone near his ear, and regrets that "no liquor is sold at the cafe." As a contrast to that, Georgia wears a bright yellow cloak decorated with a silver sparkling star. The rim of her glasses sparkles as well, as do her ring, her bracelets and even the stripe on her long drinking cup one usually brings on a trip. Georgia's affirmations, which she insists on handing to Othello, are also star-shaped. She herself seems to be a star shining with optimism and kindness, a tiny sun ray that is meant to enlighten Othello's soul hardened with the desire for revenge.
Revenge, by the way, is the main reason why Othello is so nervous about the delay. His wife was unfaithful, and the businessman calls up a young, plump and cheerful hit man (Tommy Dose), who is supposed to teach the disloyal wife a deathly lesson. But as the stewardess (Madelyn Schwartz) shows up and announces that the cleaning of the snow will take at least, ten hours, which sounds a lot like New York City during the blizzard that took place last year after Christmas, the killing has to be postponed until Othello gets there. The businessman has nothing else to do but to hang in there.
Or, as he intends to, hang out with Georgia in his car, which she chastely refuses offering an affirmation to instead.
"To hell with the affirmation," Othello must think, turning to a magazine about cars.
Not concentrating on the main characters only, the audience notices that thehHit man is a jolly young guy who doesn't seem suited to be a killer. He has a funny Eastern European accent and makes sexy movements with his hips when singing. He is not eager to murder Othello's wife, and his skills leave plenty of room for doubts, as he confesses to the viewers, "Every time I try to shoot, I always hit my boot." In short, he is delighted with the delay and pretends to be looking forward to another phone call.
One more thing that the audience points out is that the stewardess possesses an amazing soprano, as she reveals how lonely she is. Here the audience dreams that she will hook up with the hit man, who is also lonely and has a nice voice, too. But for now, she does her job at Destiny Airlines and does her best to treat their VIP passengers with a lot of attention.
By the way, the name of the company, Destiny Airlines is not symbolic only for the stewardess. Through Georgia's meditation, the hours spent in the airport soften Othello's heart, and he almost becomes a new person, to everyone's relief.
Singing their beautiful arias about love, forgiveness and virtue accompanied by Charles Mandracchia's music (he is three in one: a composer, director and producer), the actors illuminate the audience with their constructive energy and kind affirmations. And the performance sounds like a short vivacious piece for the piano, which leaves us hoping that the world around us is just as bright and praiseworthy as they portrayed it.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Punch Theatre

Date: Thu, 5 May 2011 14:09:07 -0400
From: Punch Theatre

Subject: Theatre Company Traveling to Tuscany for Festival
To:info@giaa.us

Hi, my name is Vanessa Lancellotti, and I am writing because Punch
Theatre, the non
profit theater company I founded in December, has been invited to present our
second production at the CrisisArt Festival in Arezzo, Italy this
July. We're especially excited because our mission is to focus on
physical theatre inspired by the Italian tradition of commedia
dell'arte. I have attached a press release and hope that we
can get the word out within GIAA, perhaps on your blog.

Thank you,
Vanessa

--
Vanessa Lancellotti
Founding Artistic Director
Punch Theatre
P.O. Box 5802
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
http://www.punchtheatre.org

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/207296724/send-punch-theatre-to-the-crisisart-festival-in-tu

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

THE DOUBLE HOUR (LA DOPPIA ORA), opens Fri,Apr.15


CLICK FLYER TO ENLARGE. Click HERE to see trailer.
film THE DOUBLE HOUR (LA DOPPIA ORA), which will be opening in New York this Friday, April 15th.
We would love if you could send this email blast to your subscribers and membership at some point this week, prior to the film’s release.

Additionally, it would be great if you could add me to your email list, so that I can get a copy of the message when it goes out.

THE DOUBLE HOUR will be opening in New York at the following theaters:

Landmark Sunshine Cinema 143 East Houston Street New York, NY

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas 1886 Broadway New York, NY

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you again so much for all of your support!

Marco Chieffalo IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films 1133 Broadway, Suite 1120
New York, NY 10010 ph: 212.367.9435 fax: 212.367.0853
e. publicity1@idpfilm.com
www.samuelgoldwynfilms.com

GIAA's Carlo Fiorletta & Mara Lesemann to be interviewed


GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH FILMMAKERS
MARA LESEMANN AND CARLO FIORLETTA ON
THEIR NEW FEATURE FILM SURVIVING FAMILY

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON MEDIABLVD’S PURPLE HAZE RADIO SHOW SUNDAY, APRIL 17 AT 9PM/ET

New York, NY -- April 12, 2011 -- Filmmakers Mara Lesemann and Carlo Fiorletta will take listeners behind-the-scenes into their upcoming feature film Surviving Family in an exclusive interview on MediaBlvd’s popular radio show Purple Haze Sunday, April 17,
at 9PM/ET.

Purple Haze is available at blogtalkradio.com/mediablvd, 347-205-9801.

In addition to directing her feature film Surviving Family, Lesemann wrote and produced the award-winning shorts Foreclosed and Jump Start, and also wrote the screenplay for The Seduction of Eve. Her theater credits include the romantic fantasy short A Temporary Cat and the drama The Fertility Factor, both of which she produced off-off-Broadway.

The award-winning director Carlo Fiorletta is associate producer of Surviving Family. Fiorletta directed Lesemann’s plays Fertility Factor and Acts of Contrition, and Gary Morgenstein’s A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx. He also wrote and directed two award-winning short movies, Nipple Nazis and Calamity 666, along with The Last Supper and All About Auditions.

Purple Haze is hosted by NASA contractor Dr. Kenn Gold, conservative author Gary Morgenstein (Jesse’s Girl), and liberal screenwriter/journalist Frederic Germay.

MediaBlvd is a premiere entertainment portal featuring unique celebrity interviews and news and reviews from the world of pop culture. The online edition of MediaBlvd Magazine receives more than 2 million global unique IP visits per month, and the site features multiple live audio segments bringing celebrities together with listeners for a unique interaction experience. MediaBlvd also hosts the official websites for several celebrities. MediaBlvd was founded in 2003, and has its origins in the fan website crashdown.com, which promoted the show Roswell, and was responsible for bringing the show back twice with mail in campaigns, and for raising over $270,000 for various children’s charities.

Contact:
Kenn Gold 720-841-6331 kenn.gold@mediablvd.com

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

GIAA Paul Borghese Vito Bonafacci screening May

On Sun, 27 Mar 2011 15:13:01 EDT, Paulborghese@aol.com wrote:

Hi Carlo,

Do you think you could put something on your site about the movie you
helped cast and that you are getting credit for along with GIAA?
Your name as well as GIAA and it's logo appear in the credits.
Read my Q&A on the Website, I talk about you and GIAA.

http://www.VitoBonafacci.com

It opens in a theatre downtown on May 6th.
66 3rd Ave. (corner 11th St.)
New York, NY 10003 (212) 982-2116
The premiere is on May 2nd
by invitation

Thanks,

Paul

150 Queens Thanks Sal Palmeri


GIAA's oldest member

Monday, March 21, 2011

100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shortwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911


From: Arieh Lebowitz
Reply-To: Arieh Lebowitz
Subject: NYC: we mark the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shortwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911.

Come join us as we mark the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shortwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911. The Jewish Daily Forward has prepared a special section devoted to aspects of the Triangle Factory Fire. See it here: http://forward.com/channels/triangle-shirtwaist-factory-fire-a-century-later/

There are scores of organizations, unions, educational institutions and projects that have organized diverse events in New York and elsewhere commemorating 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which took place in Manhattan on March 25, 1911, which resulted in the deaths of 146 workers, mostly immigrants, mostly young Jewish and Italian women. See here: http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/category/events/ Please see below.

Procession from Union Square to Washington and Greene, east of Washington Square Park, the site of the Fire.
Meet @ 9:30 a.m., start marching by 10:30 a.m.
Join the Jewish Labor Committee as we march in a mass procession to honor the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and those who fought for change following the fire. We will be marching with many others, with banners and photographs, and shirtwaists and sashes carried aloft will bear the names of the 146 victims. Marchers will include: family members of the victims, many unions, the JLC and other organizations, theater and dance companies, students, and the public. We march to not only remember and reflect, but also to stand in solidarity with current actions to improve the lives of workers around the city, country and the world. Procession to arrive at 11:00 a.m. at the Annual Commemoration site, corner of Washington and Greene - the ceremony at the site . See below and attached.

Centennial Commemoration at the site of the fire.
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Since the fire, memorials have been held at he corner of Washington and Greene to mark the loss of life, and the need for better worker protections in New York, across the country and around the world. This takes place at Washington and Green Streets, just east of Washington Square Park.

Triangle Fire Memorial Association Mass for The 146 Victims
2 p.m.
Rev. John C. Massari, CS, Pastor of Our Lady of Pompei Church invites you to a Memorial Mass for the 146 Victims of the Triangle Fire. Archbishop Timothy Dolan will celebrate the Mass at the Church at 25 Carmine Street,NYC (Corner Carmine St. & Bleeker St. ) For additional info and to RSVP, contact Jane Fazio: jcfazio@msn.com

Arieh
Arieh Lebowitz - Associate Director - Jewish Labor Committee - www.jewishlabor.org
25 East 21st Street - New York, NY 10010 - tel 212-477-0707 - fax 212-477-1918 - e-mail arieh@jewishlabor.org

Monday, March 7, 2011

PAN AM casting background AFTRA

Monday, Mar. 7, 2011, 2:26 PM Pacific

PAN AM (Background)
Pilot
ABC
AFTRA


Casting Director: Jolanda Anthony
Casting Assistant: Jennifer Ensworth
Interview: w/o 3/7
Shoot: 3/11, 3/21
Location: Manhattan/Long Island

SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY GRANT WILFLEY CASTING

Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking Authentic Italians as background on the upcoming TV Pilot, Pan Am.

SEEKING:

[ AUTHENTIC ITALIAN MALES ]
ages 40-80, AFTRA or Non AFTRA, shoots 3/11. MUST BE ABLE TO DRIVE A STICK SHIFT VEHICLE. Please note if you can speak fluent Italian.

[ BOCCE BALL PLAYERS ]
Authentic Italian MALES, ages 50-80, AFTRA or Non AFTRA. shoots 3/21 MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE PLAYING BOCCE BALL.


The scenes are set to film 3/11 or 3/21 with a required wardrobe fitting this week and 1960s hairstyle. Must be okay working around herbal cigarette smoke.

INIGO FILM FESTIVAL

Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 2:43 PM
Subject: The 3rd Inigo Film Festival celebrates faith and spirituality on World Youth Day in Madrid

In the Spotlight, Withoutabox

THE INIGO
FILM FESTIVAL
Madrid - SPAIN
August 16 to 19, 2011

Dear Carson,

In the Spotlight this week is THE INIGO FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF), an international celebration of films on topics of faith and spirituality, taking place on World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain.

Organized by the Catholic Church, World Youth Day is attended by millions looking to build bridges between continents, peoples, and cultures. As such, TIFF's official selections screen in front of a large international audience, guaranteeing tremendous exposure. Winning filmmakers will receive transportation to attend the Festival in Madrid and the opportunity to promote their films in person, as well as awards and cash prizes totaling €5,000. An Audience Award will be presented as well as the Fidel Goetz Emerging Filmmaker Award, recognizing the best film by a young filmmaker who does not have access to professional equipment.

The Inigo Film Festival showcases short films made by filmmakers under the age of 35, covering a wide variety of interpretations on the Festival's theme, "City of God." The Festival seeks filmmakers who successfully integrate religious, spiritual, and social themes with the resources of film as a modern artistic medium.

Add to your Watchlist View Listing

UPCOMING DEADLINE
March 15, 2011 - Regular Deadline
Upgraded projects save $5 on this deadline

MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The mission of The Inigo Film Festival is summed up by a quote from Pope John Paul II: "The cinema enjoys a wealth of languages, a multiplicity of styles and a variety of narrative forms that are truly great: from realism to fable, from history to science fiction, from adventure to tragedy, from comedy to news, from animated cartoon to documentary. It thus offers an incomparable storehouse of expressive means for portraying the various areas in which the human being finds himself and for interpreting his inescapable calling to the beautiful, the universal and the absolute."

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Submitted films must be 20 minutes in runtime or less, and may explore spirituality, the experiences of today's youth, the presence or absence of God in our modern secularized world, or the twin dimensions of faith and justice.

If your film fits the bill, don't miss this chance to show your spiritual, illuminating, or religious film to appreciative audiences in Madrid during this spectacular event...submit to The Inigo Film Festival today!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Film fest article with GIAA Fest mention

http://www.queenstribune.com/leisure/Leisure_030311_Film_Festival_In_Boro_This_Weekend.html

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Non-SAG Movie BROOKLYN TIES seeks actors 18-65

contact carlofiorletta@giaa.us if you are a GIAA member in good standing and
did not receive an email today , can update the mailing list.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Italy was represented as part of International Day


for 3rd grade students in Morris County, NJ.
The centerpiece of the 3rd grade Italy Booth is the large Italian flag donated by GIAA.
Over 100 students visited and learned about Italy's culture and heritage.

Vikki Massulli arranges the Italian flags for students


to take home

Students got to experience what it felt like to be Michelango


and 'paint' the Sistine Chapel while lying on their back.

GIAA member Vikki Massulli and her son


smile for a photo

Students made and signed a large Italian Flag



to show their gratitude to GIAA for their very generous donation!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

5th Annual GIAA Film Fest: Sat Nov 5 & Sun Nov 6


Submissions are now open for the 5th annual GIAA Festival of Short Movies and Screenplays (http://www.giaafilmfest.com), which will take place on Saturday Nov 5 and Sunday Nov 6.

The festival welcomes movies with a running time of 30 minutes or less in 4 categories: fiction, documentary, animation, and music video. Screenplays must be 30 minutes or less.

Check the website for more info, or e-mail filmfest@giaa.us

Mara Lesemann
Festival Director

Friday, January 7, 2011

50% off for GIAA Members at John Dapolito's Seminar

John Daplito is offering a 50% discount (to $10) to GIAA members at his Friday January 14th seminar, which is at 6 PM at the Producers Club, 358 W. 44th St.

GIAA Board Member Debbie Klaar has taken his seminars and recommends him. You can reach her at debklaar@aol.com if you want additional feedback.

You can see the complete information on the seminar at:
www.johndapolito.com

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

RICOLA NON UNION COMMERCIAL MEN AND WOMEN

TYPE: COMMERCIAL (NON UNION)

PRODUCT: RICOLA

SHOOT DATE: January 25th or 26TH, 2011

SHOOT LOCATION: NYC

USAGE: 2 YEAR NORTH AMERICA TV AND INTERNET.

RATE PRINCIPLES: $1500 plus 10%, includes fitting

RATE EXTRAS: $200 plus 10%

PLEASE SUBMIT REAL FOREIGN NATIONALS. WE NEED PEOPLE WITH GENUINE ACCENTS AND WHO SPEAK A FOREIGN LANGUAGE.

Extras (25): 200 plus 10%

1- 23 men and women representing a range of foreign diplomats and translators- Asian, Indian, Hispanic, African, European, American, etc. in business attire. A smattering of colorful national dress common at large international gatherings (e.g. an African in a dashiki, a Balinese in batik, an Indian woman in a sari, etc.)

SUBMIT ROLE/NAME

INCLUDE PICTURE AND WHAT COUNTRY YOU ARE FROM, AND IF YOU SPEAK WITH A NATURAL ACCENT.

TO: RICOLA@IMPOSSIBLECASTING.COM

Casting Non-Union Internet for Singapore training.

CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES #3
Internet Project
NON-UNION
Run Usage: INTERNET ONLY (in-house use for training purposes at Nanyang Univ Singapore

Casting Director: CAROL ROSENTHAL CASTING
Interview Dates: 1/5, 1/6, 1/7 (dates may change)
Callback Dates: none - will cast from initial audition
Shoot/Start Date: 1/27 - 1/31 (one day shoot, some roles work 2)
Pay Rate: $1000 per day FLAT (only 3 roles may work 2 days)
Location: LOS ANGELES
Start Date: 1/27/2011

SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY

PLEASE SUBMIT NO LATER THAN 3PM MONDAY 1/3

NOTE: ALSO INCLUDE PERFORMANCE VIDEOS OR ACTOR SLATES IF AVAILABLE. DO NOT SEND DEMO TAPES.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A series of webisodes that will be used for Cultural Intelligence assessment and training in-house at Nanyang University in Singapore. Only students and private business clients will be able to access the finished videos for testing, and they will ONLY be able to access these videos with a password. These will never be aired anywhere.

This is a non-union job but these webisodes are for a password protected website for Nanyang University in Singapore -- they will never be for public viewing or go to broadcast, so please submit wider if you'd like. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOUR CLIENT HAS BOOKED ONE OF THESE PROJECTS PREVIOUSLY

***AUTHENTIC ACCENTS AND BEHAVIORS FOR EACH PARTICULAR NATIONALITY IS IMPERATIVE FOR THESE SPOTS. ONLY SUBMIT IF YOUR CLIENT CAN DO AN AUTHENTIC ACCENT FOR THAT REGION. THERE SHOULD BE NO HINT OF AMERICANISMS OR INTONATION, EXCEPT, OF COURSE, FOR THE AMERICAN ROLES.

ALL ROLES REQUIRE AUTHENTIC ACCENTS FOR THEIR PARTICULAR NATIONALITY
[ ITALIAN BUSINESSMAN ]
'CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES' / '$1000 FOR ONE DAY SHOOT' / Lead / Male / Caucasian / 40-55
50 YEAR OLD ITALIAN BUSINESSMAN, stern but animated
Wardrobe: professional business attire

[ KOREAN BUSINESSMAN ]
'CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES' / '$1000 FOR ONE DAY SHOOT' / Lead / Male / Asian / 40-55
50 YEAR OLD KOREAN BUSINESSMAN, stern and non-expressive, stoic
Wardrobe: professional business attire

[ HISPANIC BUSINESSMAN ]
'CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES' / '$1000 FOR ONE DAY SHOOT' / Lead / Male / Hispanic / 35-50
40 YEAR OLD HISPANIC BUSINESSMAN, expressive, confident, very personable, can be on the verge of high-strung, but not over the top
Wardrobe: professional business attire

[ GERMAN BUSINESSMAN ]
'CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES' / '$1000 FOR ONE DAY SHOOT' / Lead / Male / Caucasian / 35-50
40 YEAR OLD GERMAN BUSINESSMAN, articulate, spontaneous and very confident (almost over-confident), a bit high-strung
Wardrobe: professional business attire

[ MIDDLE EASTERN/ARABIC BUSINESSMAN ]
'CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES' / '$1000 FOR ONE DAY SHOOT' / Lead / Male / Middle Eastern / 35-50
40 YEAR OLD MIDDLE EASTERN/ARABIC BUSINESSMAN, calm exterior covers an energetic extrovert
Wardrobe: professional business attire

[ RUSSIAN BUSINESSMAN ]
'CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES' / '$1000 FOR ONE DAY SHOOT' / Lead / Male / Caucasian / 35-50
40 YEAR OLD RUSSIAN BUSINESSMAN, extroverted, slightly high-strung polished businessman
Wardrobe: professional business attire

[ INDIAN BUSINESSMAN ]
'CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES' / '$1000 FOR ONE DAY SHOOT' / Lead / Male / East Indian / 35-50
40 YEAR OLD EAST INDIAN BUSINESSMAN spontaneous and energetic, very personable
Wardrobe: professional business attire

[ CHINESE BUSINESSMAN ]
'CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES' / '$1000 FOR ONE DAY SHOOT' / Lead / Male / Asian / 35-50
40 YEAR OLD MALES CHINESE BUSINESSMAN, calm on the outside but easily agitated, animated and able to express himself well
Wardrobe: professional business attire

[ AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN #2 ]
'CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES' / '$1000 FOR ONE DAY SHOOT' / Lead / Male / Caucasian / 35-50
40 YEAR OLD CAUCASIAN AMERICAN MALE - extroverted, enthusiastic, natural salesman, slightly high-strung but not over the top
Wardrobe: professional business attire

[ AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN #1 'MIKE' ]
'CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES' / '$1000 FOR ONE DAY SHOOT' / Lead / Male / Caucasian / 35-50
40 YEAR OLD CAUCASIAN AMERICAN MALE - calm, conscientious, polished businessman
Wardrobe: professional business attire

[ WALID HAMZAH ]
'CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES' / '$1000 FOR ONE DAY SHOOT' / Lead / Male / Middle Eastern / 35-50
40 YEAR OLD MALE OF MIDDLE EASTERN/ARAB DESCENT - Professional and polished
MUST BE A VERY, VERY STRONG ACTOR
Wardrobe: professional business attire

[ SHEN GOH ]
CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES' / '$1000 PER DAY (MOST LIKELY 2 DAY SHOOT)' / Lead / Male / Asian / 35-50
40 year old PRC (People's Republic of China) Chinese Male, Professional and polished.
MUST BE A VERY, VERY STRONG ACTOR - A LOT OF DIALOGUE!!!
Wardrobe: professional business attire

[ CHRIS CARTER ]
'CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES' / '$1000 PER DAY (MOST LIKELY 2 DAY SHOOT)' / Lead / Male / Caucasian / 35-50
40 MALE BUSINESSMAN, CAUCASIAN, AMERICAN, confident, former day trader.
MUST BE A VERY, VERY STRONG ACTOR -- A LOT OF DIALOGUE!!!
Wardrobe: professional business attire

[ TERI PARKER ]
AMERICAN-BORN CHINESE WOMAN / 'CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE WEBISODES #3' / '$1000 PER DAY (MOST LIKELY 2 DAY SHOOT)' / Lead / Female / Asian / 35-42
35 year old second-generation American-born Chinese Businesswoman. Strong, polished, very American, a natural leader. NO CHINESE ACCENT
MUST BE A VERY, VERY STRONG ACTRESS -- A LOT OF DIALOGUE!!!
Wardrobe: professional business attire