Geretta Geretta

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Geretta Geretta (also known as Geretta/Geretta, Geretta Giancarlo, Janna Ryann) is an African-American actress, director, screenwriter and producer, who has worked in Ireland, South Africa, Italy, Switzerland and the United States. Geretta has completed the MFA program in screenwriting at the American Film Institute.

In 1996, she published her writing under the collection of poem titled Pardon Me While I Eat My Young out of Belfast, Northern Ireland. [1] She is currently working on her first novel, tentatively titled I Was Young and Needed Money, which chronicles her early years as a horror Scream Queen.

Geretta also acts as the Creative Director of the Non-Profit The Write Room. The group cites its motivation as "to advance the impact of women in the media via the literary creative arts and allied fields by educating, advocating and housing."[2] The Write Room sponsors an annual screenwriting competition, open to all submissions either written by women or having a strong female lead in a non-stereotypical portrayal. In addition, the group maintains property in Costa Rica's Guanacaste Region and offers a residency program to female writers seeking a space of their own in which to carry out their art.[3]

She has directed the 2001 Swiss film Sweetiecakes, starring Stephanie Berger[4] and Urs Althaus, and Produced the 2006 film Whitepaddy, now in turnaround; starring Sherilyn Fenn, Lisa Bonet, Hill Harper, Karen Black and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. [5]

She has starred in such classic Italian horror films as Lucio Fulci's Murder Rock, Bruno Mattei's Rats: Night of Terror, and Lamberto Bava's Demoni. Geretta was awarded as Best Female Director in the Melbourne Underground Film Festival and Action On Film Festival 2008.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "GERETTA GERETTA | LinkedIn". www.linkedin.com. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  2. ^ "TheWriteRoom screenplay, contests, t education writing wom". TheWriteRoom screenplay, contests, t education writing wom. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  3. ^ "TheWriteRoom screenplay, contests, t education writing wom". TheWriteRoom screenplay, contests, t education writing wom. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  4. ^ Sweetiecakes Official site
  5. ^ Whitepaddy Official site

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