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Risa Bramon Garcia

818-986-9777 risabramongarcia@sbcglobal.net . http://Risabg.com
CSA, DGA, DGC

Performer Profile


  • Gender: Female

Representation


  • oscars abrams zimel & associates inc., Perry Zimel, Manager
    438 Queen Street East Toronto, Ontario M5A 1T4 Canada
    416-860-1790 perry@oazinc.com

RISA BRAMON GARCIA - DIRECTOR, CASTING DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, TEACHER

Risa recently completed directing a feature film in Canada, The Con Artist (aka The Love Child), for Myriad Pictures, Maple Pictures, and Telefilm Canada, starring Donald Sutherland, Rossif Sutherland, Rebecca Romijn, Sarah Roemer, Russell Peters and a host of great Canadian actors. She recently went with the film to Zurich for its world premiere in the Zurich Film Festival.

Risa directed the feature film, 200 cigarettes, for Paramount Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment, MTV Films and Mike Newell's company, Dogstar. The movie stars Ben Affleck, Kate Hudson, Paul Rudd, Dave Chappelle, Casey Affleck, Courtney Love, Christina Ricci, Janeane Garofalo, Martha Plimpton, Jay Mohr, and Guillermo Diaz.

Risa directed multiple episodes of The Twilight Zone for New Line Television and UPN. She also directed the season's wrap-arounds for the show, starring Forest Whitaker.

Risa directed Life Stories: A Deadly Secret for HBO as part of a successful limited series and was nominated for an ACE Award. Other television directing credits include: The Hidden Room: The Rogue in The Bathroom for Lifetime Television, and Between Cars for Comedy Central, based on the play by Alan Zweibel which Risa also directed in the Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon of One-Act Plays.

Risa founded and produced two seasons of ACT ONE in association with Showtime Networks, a festival of one-act plays, which was a huge success in Los Angeles. She directed four plays in the Festival: Affections of an Alleycat and Call It Clover by Wil Calhoun, Edward Allan Baker's A Dead Man's Apartment and Dice and Cards by Sam Henry Cass. Risa directed a new Jon Robin Baitz play as part of Naked Angels' inaugural Naked At The Coast in L.A.
Risa was a founding Artistic Director of Ensemble Studio Theatre's L.A. PROJECT, now E.S.T. LA, through which she worked with HBO for two seasons, producing and directing a series of acclaimed one-acts for The Aspen Comedy Arts Festival.

Risa has directed extensively at The Ensemble Studio Theatre in NY where she's been a member since 1981. Here she produced six years of the flagship festival Marathon of One-Act Plays, working with such writers as David Mamet, Horton Foote, Chris Durang, Wendy Wasserstein, Shel Silverstein, Herb Gardner, Landford Wilson, Tina Howe, David Auburn, José Rivera and John Patrick Shanley. She directed 12 plays in the Marathon including the original productions of Face Divided, Dolores, Lady of Fadima and North of Providence by Edward Allan Baker, Saxophone Music and Touch Black by Bill Bozzone, and Comic Dialogue and Between Cars by Alan Zweibel. Mainstage productions include Bill Bozzone's House Arrest and Rose Cottages, Sam Shepard's Geography of a Horse Dreamer, Bill O'Neill's Gray Spades and Prairie Avenue by Edward Allen Baker (which she co-directed with Curt Dempster.

At The Second Stage in New York Risa directed the revival of Division Street by the late Steve Tesich and Jersey City by Wendy Hammond. She also directed a new Richard Greenberg play, Jenny Keeps Talking, at the Manhattan Theatre Club, after its success in development and production with HBO and The Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Risa was a producer on the NBC television show, Grand, for the Carsey Werner Company and on The Hidden Room for Lifetime Television. As a theatre producer, along with The Marathon and a number of full-length productions at E.S.T., she produced Strange Behavior, a long running cabaret comedy by Neil Cuthbert.

Some additional actors Risa has directed include Joan Allen, Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, Frances McDormand, Mercedes Ruehl, Sam Rockwell, Arliss Howard, Elizabeth Perkins, Howie Mandel, Gil Bellows, Penn Badgley, Adam Goldberg, Kimberly Elise and Bill Murray.

Risa has cast over 65 movies including Desperately Seeking Susan, Wall Street, Something Wild, Angel Heart, Fatal Attraction, Born on the Fourth of July, Talk Radio, JFK, Sneakers, The Joy Luck Club, True Romance, Speed, How To Make An American Quilt, Dead Presidents, Twister, and Flirting With Disaster and numerous television shows, including Roseanne, CSI:NY, and the recent Universal/NBC series, The Cape.

Risa was a Producer on Oliver Stone's films Heaven and Earth and Natural Born Killers, movies she also cast.

Education


  • York University, Bachelor of Arts, Honors in Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1977

Employment Details


  • Work History: Theater, Film, Television
  • Job Categories: Producing, Directing, Casting, Writing

Company


Alomar Drive Pictures, Inc.
818-986-9777


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