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Ron Gilbert


I am now living in the heart of the film industry and have been involved in the film and theates industry for almost 50 years.I started out in New York City which was where the acting scene at the Actors Studio (I am a lifetime member) included Robert DeNiro,Dustin Hoffman ,Al Pacino,Robert Duval and other name actors like Martin Landau ,Rod Steiger,Shelley Winters,Paul Newman,Ben Gazzara and the list goes on. That was then and the picture has changed. A stage play in New York names a name Hollywood actor to make a profit. The independent film scene has also changed. Steven Soderbergh commented on that recently at the San Francisco International Film Festival and major companies have taken over the studios.

I still work as an actor in commercials,TV and mostly independent films. I ahve worked with the major directors like Francis Ford Coppola,Sydney Lumet, and  Bryan Singer whom I met on his first feature and the relationship is same even now.

Currently I can be seen on reruns,commercials,short films and indie films.

We are currently shooting this web series

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I have 2 award winning  films on the festival circuit American Bred and Courier X 

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In addition as a member of the Actors Studio I have taught at Strasberg Institute and Theatre of Arts and created 2 acting academies in Italy and have done workshops in London and other cities.the I have been a judge on many film festivals and worked with Independent Film Projects West as a producer on the feature film program and the Spirit Awards.


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Los Angeles Latino Film Festival rocks on in 14th Year

The 14th Los Angeles Urban Latino Film Festival Shorts Program Hits Home Runs

 

I Was so impressed with That program That I did not want it to end . Having attended many shorts programs at Film Festivals in the last 2 weeks this one knocked me into a world of reality . Each story you just Involved from the first frame . First out of the box WAS Beleu Jardin ( Garden Heaven ) directed by Ari Candido Fernandez pulled each in the gritty world of Sao Paulo and Itmar ( Flavio Bauraqui ) who is robbed of His paycheck on a bus on the bus ride home and His Turmoil and Thoughts of revenge Regarding this. Next up to bat from Costa Rica is director Erika Bagnarello 's film El Hijo de la (The Hooker 's Son ) revolves around Mauricio ( Abelard Vladic ) a lawyer who winds up babysitting a hooker 's son after a liaison with her and how His it affects normal work routine. "

" Cookie " directed by Francisco Ordonez tries is based on a story about three guys looking for a street hooker and the results are to Murdered hooker . I missed this film at Holy Shorts WAS Glad To Have and caught it here . En Tus Manos (In Your Hands) is a real story shot in the slums of Columbia by American director Jon Jacobs. Oscar Torres Was The writer of this very touching tale of a young man , actor Santiago Diaz and His girlfriend actress Paulina Gaitan and the choices he must make Regarding street gangs , His true feelings and what is right in order to survive That decision- making . I will be Following up with an in depth interview on this short film . Hanley Valentin Director Makes " A Positive Buy "  in the inner workings of the world of crack cocaine to  Which supposedly crack addict That Explores world with a surprise ending. At the end of the list is " Rooftop Tales " directed by Miguel Silveira  Which Reminds me of my youth and street fights between youth from neighboring streets.

Wonderfully shot and Acted by the whole cast and in particular  7- year old boy Whose father WAS Killed in Iraq and His memory lives on .

Please drop by this fest Which Is In Hollywood until August 25 for excitement in films and panels

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