Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Christy Carlson Romano

Thank you to the incredibly talented, Christy Carlson Romano for coming out and sharing her insight to the entertainment industry with our actors. 

Christy was a special guest at the 5th annual Canadian National Conference hosted by Talent INC Canada's co-founders, John Stevens and Doug Sloan this past February 2016.

On behalf of all of our actors, parents, staff and crew thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Television Crews Begin Production of "Tin Star" In Alberta

One of the greatest parts Doug and I love about our job is the opportunity to travel across this great country and visit our clients and meet professionals from all aspects of the entertainment industry.

Last year we had the pleasure of visiting our friend and client, Bernadette Janssen in High River, Alberta and actually spent the week there.

What an incredible town! We had no idea how rich the city of High River was with film history. For instance we had the chance to visit the home where the original SUPERMAN was filmed as young boy with his adoptive family. In more recent years it is the home of Maggie's Diner in Heartland as well as many of the other supplemental locations.

And now today, television crews begin production of Tin Star: Production crews from Kudos Film and Television have arrived in the community and have started filming the new “Tin Star” series, which was created by acclaimed British director Rowan Joffe.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Talent INC Canada Co Founders John Stevens and Doug Sloan In The News

We were very pleased to have had such a huge response to this article about US Talent Companies doing business in Canada. 

John Stevens and Doug Sloan are working with national and regional offices of ACTRA, Canada Revenue Agency, Advertising Standards Canada and Lawmakers to put regulations, licensing and moderation in place to protect Canadians from unscrupulous companies.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Talent INC Canada Awards Over $103,900.00 In Scholarships For Actors Thanks To Corporate Sponsors

Talent INC Canada Owners, Doug Sloan and John Stevens with the help of corporate sponsors award over $103,900.00 in scholarships at conference for actors.
You know you are doing something right when companies seek you out to collaborate
— Doug Sloan, Co-Founder Talent INC Canada
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, May 5, 2016 / -- Doug Sloan and John Stevens, the co-founders of Talent INC Canada in Toronto are devoted to giving back to the Canadian television and film community. Every year they have been in business they have increased their ability to help actors get the training they need through their corporate sponsorship program.

"Toronto has been a hot spot for the television and film industry for decades and as a result it means the bar has been set awfully high for talent," explains John Stevens.

Proper training is a necessity for actors. However, finances all to often prohibit less experienced actors from getting the education they need. Doug Sloan and John Stevens made a pact when they opened their studio that they would make unprecedented efforts to give back to the community that has been so generous to them.

"You know you are doing something right when companies seek you out to collaborate," Doug Sloan remarked.

Sahar Whelan, RPh, B.Sc.Phm, M.Sc.Phm, owner of Concord Specialty Pharmacy, isn't only a sponsor she is also a client. Her Daughter, Alexis Whelan, studies at Talent INC Canada and has gone on to book roles in commercials and a TV series on ABC.

Sahar had this to say about being a sponsor, "Sponsorship of the arts through organizations like Talent INC Canada make us feel like we are giving back to the community. The Canadian Film Industry needs to be nourished by local businesses so our community can feel a sense of pride when our home-grown Canadian stars are standing on an international stage receiving the recognition they deserve".

She also explained "There are talented individuals who never realize their acting abilities because of financial constraints. By supporting the arts we support our kids and in turn we support our future".

"Sahar is our most steadfast supporter. She truly is a champion for the arts" replied Mr. Sloan

Lora Tzoumis, CPA, CGA, Regional Vice President and Branch Manager with Primerica said this about her experience as a sponsor, "I am a huge supporter of what John and Doug have created with Talent INC Canada. They support and promote Canadian content and provide such an incredible level of service for both their clients and their sponsors. My being a sponsor has given me the valuable opportunity to be able to address their clients and let them know how I can help them reach their long term financial goals". 

"Lora Tzoumis has been the perfect fit for us. Many of our actors who do go on to succeed in the entertainment business need advice on investing those funds to better serve their financial objectives," Mr. Stevens added.

Corporate sponsors have a wide variety of opportunities to make their brand visible throughout the year and at Talent INC Canada's annual conference. There are the obvious perks like; links from our website, social media shout outs and recognition from the stage. Perhaps one of the most unique opportunities Talent INC Canada offers is the ability to custom craft an actual commercial concept for a sponsor. Actors at the conference then use those commercial concepts in their respective showcases where they can be seen not only by the live audience of approximately 400 but also on line through a live feed and on our many social networks.

Talent INC Canada's next conference is set for February 2017. Companies interested in becoming a corporate sponsor should contact John Stevens at the Talent INC Canada studios in Toronto.

John Stevens
Talent INC Canada (Ltd)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Brampton Actor Lands a Plum Role in Family Channel’s New Show

Talent INC Canada is very proud of alumnis and now Talent INC Canada staff member Adam Peddle and the premiere of, "The Other Kingdom"! Congratulations Adam! We are super proud of you! ~John Stevens & Doug Sloan

 Brampton actor lands a plum role in Family Channel’s new show: Brampton resident Adam Peddle’s dreams of making it as an actor just sprouted wings.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Toronto's Megan Lewis Schneider books ad campaign for Bell Canada

Talent INC Canada is proud to congratulate Toronto actress and model, Megan Lewis Schneider on her recent booking for Bell Canada! Megan attended the Talent INC Canadian National Conference last July, and is signed with Corestone Models. Way to go Megan!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Talent INC Canada Founders John Stevens & Doug Sloan Announce Overall Scholarship Recipients Following Second Annual Canadian National Talent Conference in Toronto

From July 11th through the 14th over 125 Canadian performers converged on the Doubletree by Hilton near the Toronto Airport to network, and perform in front of over 45 of Canada's most prestigious performing arts agents, casting directors, music professionals, and producers. In addition to the $46,000.00 in scholarships awarded during the conference, nine of the performers were awarded full scholarships to continue their professional acting, and or modeling careers.

Talent INC Canada has quickly become a hot bed for the entertainment industry by providing quality training and the unique opportunity to network with top industry professionals. The Canadian National Conference hosted by Talent INC is celebrating it's second season of success by announcing the overall winners of full scholarships to the next showcase.
The overall winner for the category of Child Actor, ages 4-12 is Lizzie Boys from, Vancouver B.C.. Her combined scores were the highest in the TV Commercial and Film Scene competitions.

From Toronto, the overall winner for the category of Female Actor, ages 13 and over went to Alexis Whelan. Alexis scored the highest scores in the TV Commercial, Film Scene and Monologue competitions combined.

In the Male Actor division, ages 13 and over went to Toronto based, Tucker Bowman. Tucker's combined scores were the highest in the TV Commercial, Film Scene, and Monologue competitions.

Despite the horrible flooding in Calgary just prior to the conference, the overall winner for Child Model, ages 4-12 went to Calgary native, Carson Pound. Carson had the highest combined scores in the Photography and Runway competitions.

The overall winner of the Female Fashion category, ages 13-25 and 5'8" and above went to the beautiful and talented Yasmine Mohammed, of Ottawa. Yasmine had the highest combined scores in the Photography, Swim Suit, and Runway competitions.

This year's overall Male Fashion winner, ages 13 and over and 5'10" and above went to Toronto's Bradley Morris. Bradley had the highest combined scores in the Photography, Swim Suit, and Runway competitions.

In the overall Commercial Model category, ages 13-25 and under 5'8" in height the award went to Rebekah Triggerson of Toronto. Rebekah had the highest combined scores in the Photography, TV Commercial and Runway competitions.

The overall Classic Model award went to the incredibly talented, Bernie Jansen of Calgary. The award for classic overall model is restricted to our clients over the age of 26 and based upon the combined scores from the Photography, Runway, and TV Commercial scores.

Show stopper Reynalyne Gacilan of Winnipeg wowed the judges with her vocal talents, and earned herself the Overall Talent Award for ages 13 and over. Reynalyne's scores were through the roof, and in her age category she completely took the Talent Competition by storm.

Last in the overall categories but certainly not least was 9 year old show stopper, Benjamyn Brockington of Toronto. Benjamyn won the overall Talent award for his dancing and acrobatics. Benjamyn beat out over 30 other performers from all across Canada.

The final scholarship was awarded to Caroline Biedka who won the You Tube video award for documenting her Talent INC experience on video. Her video was voted on, and beat out scores of other entries.

"We are extremely proud of all of the talent we bring to the National Conference. It was a very tight competition with some of this year's winners only ahead by literally fractions of a point", said John Stevens.
"We are already gearing up for the next conference to take place in April of 2014. It is because of the level of talent in attendance that we are able to fill our VIP seats with some of the very best in the business." added Doug Sloan.
Photo credits: Tom Tkach, Jason Verschoor and Stephanie Beeley