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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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Dances with Films 2012 in Hollywood update

Dances with Films 2012 in HollywoodDances with Films trots into its 15th Year in Hollywood

by Ron Gilbert

The Dances with Films FIlm Festival has planted its’ footing along the stars on Hollywood Boulevard at the Mann Chinese theatre. Festival directors Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent have moved this festival into the ranks of a festival to be reckoned with. As the saying goes the “Truth is in the Pudding” and after attending this festival now in its’ second day ,the theatre is packed to capacity which always make me happy and it goes without saying that the filmmakers are also very pleased. I had not been to this festival in years and remember when it started out at the Laemmle theatres in Santa Monica and then moved to the Sunset 5 (which is now closed )in West Hollywood.
This festival is a true Indie Film Festival with the motto “DARE,DREAM,DO” which you can see on the happy faces of the casts and filmmakers walking the red carpet who want to share with us the excitement that fills everyone’s Hollywood Dream.
The opening night film, ”Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life” directed by 3 time alum Tamar Halpern with Oscar winner Mira Sorvino and Emmy award winner Joe Pantoliano was the best choice for a kickoff. That film was followed by “Attack of the Bat Monsters” which had been shown in the 3rd year of the festival and has found distribution, which confirms the saying ”A winner never quits and a quitter never wins”.
On the second day of the festival, I was very fortunate to see “Downbeat :A Collection of Music and Dance “ which featured music videos and dance films and short documentaries and that series took me on both an inspirational and emotional journey which was always filled with laughter. I commented to the filmmakers and the festival directors that that was one of the best collection of shorts that I had ever seen and I have been to Sundance and all the other major festivals to be able to make that statement.
Following that was the feature “Dead Dad” which had a comic ring to it even though the title clearly is was the film is about.The film was shot on weekends and the cast of actors were truly convincing.
I am now looking forward to the 3rd day of the festival which opens with the film ,“Crocodile in the Yangtze” and that will be followed by the short film group competitions and the features “The Exquisite Corpse Project” ,”Liars,Fires and Bear”,”3 Days of Normal ” and end with the film “Disorientation”which I am feeling at the moment.
Dances with Films runs from May 31-June 7 at the Chinese theatre in Hollywood so jog over and have some fun experiences
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