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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

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

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.




By Ron Gilbert

You must
explore the LA Film Festival this year to view what has happened to downtown LA
and the films offered. I have seen many of the documentaries and they are must
see films. Of course we have the blockbuster films like Green Lantern but many
indie films are worth watching, This year you can use your phone to view what’s

Film Independent Goes Mobile for 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival

 The free, location-aware iPhone and Android
apps give users real-time updates about hundreds of films, filmmakers, news
items and events happening at The Festival, which runs June 16-26.

The iPhone
app is available for download in the Apple iTunes Store at:
and the Android app is available in the Android Market at:

Sample app
features allow Festival attendees to:

and search movies by title, director, genre, venue, section or country, and
read summaries and see key credits. Check out the daily show schedule. Buy
tickets and passes by phone, email or online. View GPS maps and get directions
to any key area of the Festival. You can even drop a pin onto the satellite map
to remember where you parked. Contact Festival staff using the directory with
one-touch dialing or e-mailing.
Browse through dozens of nearby
restaurants and key venues for this year's Festival.
Watch movie trailers. Access
VIP content with a private, passcode key.Browse Festival social media channels,
or login to Twitter or Facebook right from the app.

in its seventeenth year, the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los
Angeles Times, is widely recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best
in new American and international cinema and providing the movie-loving public
with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry
professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.

The Festival features unique signature
programs including the Filmmaker Retreat, Ford Amphitheater Outdoor Screenings,
Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks and more.  Additionally,
the Festival screens short films created by high school students and has a
special section devoted to music videos. 

200 features, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries,
make up the main body of the Festival.

you at the festival which runs from June 16-June 26
for screening dates and times and to purchase tickets and passes.

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