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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Premiere Talent INC Canada National Conference Hits the Canadian Film & Television Industry with Rave Reviews as Pros Help Allocate Over $46,000.00 in Scholarship Funds


Agents and Casting Directors from across Canada united in Toronto this November at one of the most exciting venues for talent we have seen in decades. Talent from across Canada were adjudicated by leaders in the entertainment industry for scholarship awards from Talent INC Canada to the tune of over $46,000.00.

Canada has a whole new way to discover talent, thanks to Talent INC Canada.
This past weekend, talent from Toronto, Calgary and Winnipeg converged in Toronto to undergo an intense training and marketing program developed by Scott Cooper, John Stevens, and Doug Sloan, the owners of Talent INC.
Scott Cooper, Talent INC, Jessica Stroup, John Stevens, Doug Sloan, David Barbour, Joshua Meeks, Child talent, Legitimate acting school, drama camp, Coy Stewart, Justin Beiber, Charlotte Talent Agency,
Scott Cooper
"The level of talent and professionalism carried by these young performers is nothing short of incredible. They really set the stage for the entire conference." ~ Scott Cooper, Talent INC International
When you hear of these sorts of talent conventions it is almost impossible not to cringe. We have all heard horror stories about ads on the radio promising fame and fortune, or slick sales people asking for thousands of dollars in high pressure sales tactics.
Finally, someone got it right.
Talent INC has been operating out of the United States for over 10 years now. It is a small family owned operation that prides itself on a stellar reputation that it has guarded since conception. Scott Cooper, the owner of Talent INC International took a risk this year and agreed to allow two well known talent directors to open Talent INC Canada.
"I would not trust just anyone with our brand. Doug and John have incredible contacts, and a work ethic that is second to none," says Scott Cooper.
Talent INC Canada opened to an incredible line up of talent during it's premiere National Showcase. Featured performers included one of Toronto's most talented singer / songwriters, Josh Taerk. Josh passed the spotlight to hit R&B band REVERSE singing their brand new single, "Glad To Meet You". As the grand finale Talent INC Canada welcomed internationally acclaimed vocalist Nicole Monteiro and for the first time as solo artist Brian Luckstar who took to the stage and whipped the young audience into a frenzy.
With Talent INC Canada's first National Conference under it's belt, the results have been staggering. Agents and casting directors have been calling the office, and e-mailing wanting to know why they were not invited, and to insure their spot for the next conference to be held in July.
With casting directors humming about the level of talent they were seeing, and talent agents humming about the opportunity to get to know casting directors more personally, Talent INC Canada truly devised an optimal event for networking on all levels. That hum continues to resound even after the conference.
One of the most impressive presentations throughout the long weekend was not by a powerful casting icon, nor was it from an award winning talent agent, but from a 12 year old boy named Christian Martyn.
Christian Martyn's career is about to skyrocket, and he thanks Doug and John for giving him his start. However Christian was not at the conference to talk about the many celebrities he has had the opportunity to work with, or about the feature films he is in that are just about to be released. Christian wanted to remind the next generation of performers about the importance of giving back.
To illustrate his point he invited World Vision Canada along to be a special guest at Talent INC Canada and spoke beautifully about how seemingly small gestures, can completely change the world. Not too bad for a 12 year old kid. His speech motivated dozens of kids and families to not only donate, but to make long term pledges as well.
Talent INC Canada is already in full swing planning it's next conference with the help of casting directors, agents, and production companies who were in attendance for the premiere event.
John Stevens added, "We have to listen to the professionals we invite, and if they give us direction. We would be foolish not to heed their advice."

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Talent INC Canada's very own Taelor Lewis-Joseph on the Family Channel!

Taelor Lewis-Joseph has been a long time client of Talent INC., and she recently had an exciting day of filming for the Family Channel. Talent INC Canada would like to thank this special family for all of their hard work and dedication to the arts.

 Watch her transformation with the help and magic of some extremely talented special effects make-up artists. 


Bride of Frankenstein



Alien Invasion!




Incredible job during the shoot Taelor! We are all very proud of your very first professional booking!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Photo Shoot Preparation 101


Here are some clothing guidelines to follow. It will help a great deal but remember the main thing is to relax and have fun!  You are in good hands! It is better to have too much at the shoot than not enough so bring a lot of clothes and don't forget to bring shoes and hosiery and other accessories. 

Don't forget to get a good night's sleep the night before. 

ACTORS
Think Spring – fun, casual, bold colors.  Avoid solid white, wild patterns and logos!  Gap, Banana Republic and Abercrombie and Fitch are good examples. Think layers!
MODELS
Your goal is to have the pictures on your comp card mimic ads you would find in fashion magazines.  Think VogueGQEsquireSeventeen and YM.  Keep it trendy, simple, and be creative!  Study magazines to duplicate styles. Try to create 3 looks: casual (Gap, Abercrombie), upscale casual (Banana Republic), and upscale (Bebe, Kenneth Cole, Express).  Create outfits you are comfortable in and that are flattering to your figure.  Have fun with it!
CHILDREN
 Choose fun clothing with bright colors.  Ad examples:  Gap, Old Navy, Target, and the Sunday newspaper.  Themes are important!

WARDROBE IDEAS FOR WOMEN
ACCESSORIES:                    Belts, hats, jewelry (minimal), glasses, etc.
DENIM:                                 Shirt, jacket, overalls, jeans (a must!)
HAIR ACCESSORIES:                   Bows, headbands, barrettes, etc.
PANTS:                                  Slim, wide, flair, or straight leg
PROPS:                                   Athletic equipment, purses, books, flowers, backpacks, etc.
SHIRTS:                                 Men’s dress or French cuff, etc.  Avoid solid white, busy patterns or plaids.
SHOES:                                  Heels, boots, sandals, tennis shoes
SOCKS:                                   Black, white, variety of colors
SHORTS:                                Variety of colors and lengths
SUNDRESSES:                      Long feminine or short Betsy Johnson style
SUITS:                                    Men’s cut or fitted, solid or pinstriped
TANK TOPS/T-SHIRTS:     Crew neck, v-neck, scoop neck, spaghetti, etc.
SWIMWEAR:                         Tasteful, flattering styles

WARDROBE IDEAS FOR MEN

ACCESSORIES:                    Belts, hats, ties (no busy patterns), glasses, handkerchiefs, etc.
DENIM:                                 Shirt, jacket, overalls, jeans (a must!)
PANTS:                                  Slim, wide, flair, or straight leg
PROPS:                                   Athletic equipment, books, backpacks, etc.
SHIRTS:                                 Dress or French cuff, etc.  Avoid solid white, busy patterns or plaids.
SHOES:                                  Dress, loafers, boots, sandals, tennis shoes
SOCKS:                                   Black, white, variety of colors
SHORTS:                                Variety of colors and lengths
SUITS:                                    Sport coat, two or three-piece suit
TANK TOPS/T-SHIRTS:     Crew neck, v-neck, muscle shirts, etc.
SWIMWEAR:                         Tasteful, flattering styles
WARDROBE IDEAS FOR CHILDREN & TODDLERS

ACCESSORIES:                    Belts, hats, ties (no busy patterns), glasses, baseball caps, suspenders, etc.
DENIM:                                 Shirt, jacket, overalls, jeans (a must!)
PANTS:                                  Assorted styles and colors
PROPS:                                   Athletic equipment, books, purses, backpacks, flowers, favorite toys, etc.
SHIRTS:                                 Assorted styles and colors
SWEATERS/VESTS:            Assorted colors
SHOES:                                  Dress, boots, sandals, tennis shoes
SOCKS/TIGHTS:                  Black, white, variety of colors
SHORTS:                                Variety of colors and lengths
SUITS:                                    Sport coat or suit with matching pants
TANK TOPS/T-SHIRTS:     Crew neck, v-neck, etc.

Talent INC Canada and 3DLightFX Congratulate Sorina Frederiki Stor of Toronto on Her Social Media Campaign to Win the New Face of 3DLightFX Contest


3DLightFX is thrilled to announce the winner of their on line social media campaign, "New Face of 3DLightFX" contest in conjunction with Talent INC Canada. Sorina Frederiki Stor took to the streets of Toronto hitting restaurants, beaches, and local attractions all in the hopes of having her image grace the new packaging of3DLightFX products slated to hit Walmart and Target stores across Canada.



Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
Sorina Frederiki Stor of Toronto is one determined young lady. When she was first selected out of over 200 applicants to Talent INC Canada and 3DLightFX to be among the top 20 young models to compete on line, Sorina made up her mind to not only place, but to win!
She along with her very supportive and enthusiastic family set out on a mission from day one. First they gathered examples of the 3DLightFX products, and created a brief introduction that Sorina memorized and greeted people with from one end of Toronto to the other. She set up shop in her neighborhood McDonald's, the Woodbine Beaches, and even at the Toronto EMS day at the Canadian National Exhibition.
Tom Wegrzyn, CEO of 3DLightFX said "No one could have anticipated the passion that Sorina emitted. Her drive and enthusiasm is what won her this title. She should be very proud of her efforts. She has created the benchmark for whom all others will be measured."
Talent INC Canada owners John Stevens and Doug Sloan could not believe the lengths she went to. "She really is a go-getter" said Sloan of Sorina. "It is what made us first want to work with her", he added.
As the winner of the 3DLightFX contest she will be awarded a cash prize, and a photo shoot at Talent INC Canada featuring the new line of products. The photos will be featured on the packaging for the new line of 3DLightFX products to hit the shelves in 2013.
About Talent, INC Canada
Talent, INC (Canada) is known for specialized training programs that offer not only the tools to succeed but the opportunity to use those skills to further a career in the performing arts through their international marketing network. Founded in the USA in 2001, Talent INC kick-started the careers of many young performers. In Canada they offer Summer Camps and an impressive list of courses for both adult and young enthusiasts. They will also hold their highly acclaimed National Conference in Toronto, Ontario. All of the workshops are taught by some of the area’s most successful actors, models and vocalists. For more information contact (647)748-7200.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More News from Winnipeg! Congrats to STAR Client Mitchell Kummen starring in upcoming film with Daniel Radcliffe!

     We are very proud to announce that one of our STAR clients has just booked another incredible role. Mitchell Kummen of Winnipeg, MB just booked one of the leading roles in the up coming feature film by Mandalay Films, HORNS starring none other than Daniel Radcliffe. Mitchell will be playing Young Ig,  the younger version of Daniel Radcliffe.

     There is a lot of buzz about this film and the director. Critics are anxious to see if Radcliffe can break free from his iconic role as the "boy wizard".

     Mitchell is also up for an award nomination for his starring role in Lucky Christmas for the Hallmark Channel film of 2011.

Mitchell we are very proud of you, and wish you continued success! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Congratulations to Talent INC's Latest Success Story from Winnipeg, Canada!



 Meet Anne Leveille from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Anne is the perfect example of dedication. She has been working very hard for over 5 years perfecting her craft, and auditioning for anything and everything she could find. Talent INC is very pleased to announce that all of her hard work has paid off. She recently booked the role of "Young Nica" in the upcoming film Curse of Chuckie!


   Anne is an inspiration for all performers regardless of age. She has worked very hard, and watched many of her colleagues from conference find success. Not once did she let it discourage her, she only let it fuel her desire to succeed. Her dedication and determination is a lesson to us all to never give up.

  Congratulations, Anne on a terrific role and for having such a terrific work ethic!

We are all VERY proud of you!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Congratulations to Michael Fessaha on your latest national commercial!

Michael Fessaha is one talented young man. Here he is in his latest commercial on YTV promoting Monopoly. The entire Talent INC family in both the USA and Canada are very proud of you as one of the very few who have worked successfully on both sides of the border. Thank you for all of your hard work, and for inspiring those around you, including those at Talent INC! Keep up the good work, and thank your mom every day for the sacrifices she has made! You are truly blessed with talent and opportunity — with Michael Fessaha and Gaby Abdelgadir at Toronto, ON

Thursday, August 30, 2012

STAR - music video - by Gotham featuring Solomon. Congratulations Angelique Berry of Calgary!



Congratulations to Angelique Berry on her recent music video. She is featured throughout, and her emotionally charged performance is remarkable. All of us here at Talent INC are incredibly proud of you! Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Congratulations to Alexis Whelan of Toronto on her latest Print Campaign!


Check it out! Alexis Whelan was the very first Canadian to attend the  TalentINC National Conference last March 2012. She will also be attending the first ever Canadian National Conference this November in Toronto.

Here she is in her latest print ad for AGF. We are all very proud of you, Alexis. Thank you for being such a terrific part of the TalentINC Family. We are all very proud of you!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Talent INC Opens the Nations First U.S. Corporate Office in Charlotte, NC.

Scott Cooper, the owner of Talent INC has named 2 new corporate leaders. Joshua Meeks has been named President and David Barbour is now the National Director of Talent INC. The executive office located in Charlotte North Carolina reaches to many major and minor markets across the United States. 

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 

    The Talent INC Corporate office will organize a National talent showcase to be held in Orlando, Florida in the spring and summer of each year. Talent INC pre-screens up and coming talent from around the United States. They specialize in taking raw talent and developing this talent to the full potential of each individual performer. Talent INC also markets talent from small markets and introduces them to agencies and clients from markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Japan, Milan, Paris to name a few.

    The Talent INC experience leads to a highly revered National Showcase where each talent can perform for representatives from these top markets in showcases featuring TV Commercials, Film Scenes, Monologues, Runway, Photography, Swim Suit, Singing and Dancing. After performing for these National and International industry professionals, each performer is able to network and interview with them to receive feedback, and possibly contract offers.

    Being named President was a natural progression for Joshua Meeks. Mr. Meeks has been coordinating and planning the Talent INC showcases since 2005. He has introduced and negotiated contracts for models and actors in all major markets nationally and internationally. Mr. Meeks comes from a Corporate Retail and Fashion back ground in Management positions like American Eagle Outfitters. Joshua Meeks is committed to keeping the quality of development high as well as the best opportunities for Talent INC clients.

     Meeks says, "I am taking on this challenge with pleasure. This job is not work for me. To see our talent working for clients like Elle, Glamour, Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie and Fitch, GQ, Cosmopolitan, major motion pictures and in various TV series is a reward like no other."

    David Barbour joined the Talent INC. company as a Director in Columbus Ohio last November 2011. At the Talent Inc. showcase this past March, David coached one of his talent, Clarence Zanders, to earn the title, Best Overall Male Actor.

    Mr. Barbour grew up in Charlotte, NC and comes from a long line of entertainers. His professional career got started at Carowinds Theme Park where he was singing and dancing in the stage productions for three seasons. David then moved to Nashville, TN. He worked a season in Opryland's outdoor show "Way out West". He then headed to Branson, MO to work in Louise Mandrell's first Christmas show "The Spirit of Christmas" at the Grand Palace Theater. Mr. Barbour also worked as a backup singer for many country stars. Throughout the past 25 years David has performed in many theater productions such as "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown", "Our Town", "Some Enchanted Evening", "Sarah Plan and Tall", "Peter Pan", "Big River", "Dames at Sea" and "The Music Man." David Barbour also had the opportunity to travel the world as a Singer, Dancer, Actor, Vocal Captain and Company Manager for entertainment companies including; Holland America, Norwegian, American Hawaii and Cunard Cruise Lines.

    National Director, David Barbour says "Talent INC is designed to help kids and adults that want to be educated and introduced into the performing arts legitimately. We believe that the arts should be accessible to any person that has the talent and desire. We offer programs that start as low as $150.00 so that our development can fit into any family’s budget."

 Scott Cooper

   Talent INC. Owner, Scott Cooper says, "I have surrounded myself with visionaries in the entertainment industry. The newest additions Joshua and David are no exception. I trust them implicitly to follow out my mission and to help young talent develop in a safe and truthful environment."

 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Canadian Father Kicks Into High Gear With Creative 3D Products as Sports Fans From Talent INC Canada Line Up for a Chance to be Part of the Innovative Marketing Campaign


A variety of 3D Sports Deco Lights designed by Tom Wegrzyn to be available at Walmart Stores Across Canada on July 28th, 2012 will feature home grown Canadian Talent from Talent INC Canada of Toronto.


Toronto, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) June 27, 2012

When Canadian Father, Artist and Entrepreneur, Tom Wegrzyn, began shopping for the nursery of his first son, he was disappointed with the selection of night lights available on the market. With soccer bound dreams for his then newborn son, Tom took to the drawing board and conceptualized the first 3D Deco Light.

Fast forward to the present - a variety of 3D Sports Deco Lights designed by his Canadian company, 3DLightFX, will be available at Walmart Stores across Canada in the “Do It Yourself” section beginning July 28th, 2012. 3DLightFX is looking to feature home grown Canadian talent to model for the new product packaging that will hit the shelves in the US and Canada in 2013.
Talent INC Canada is a community of young performers, parents, and industry professionals who all work together to collaborate during after school workshops, private coaching, special one day seminars, summer camps, and their internationally acclaimed National Performer's Conference, held in Toronto.

Starting July 28th at Walmarts across Canada and online at http://www.3DLightFX.com, 3DLightFX’s cordless and environmentally-friendly 3D Deco lights will be available. 3DLightFX launched the first of the innovative designs last year, a regulation sized soccer ball that with the included crack sticker, gives the effect that it has been kicked into the wall. With new designs; Hockey Pucks, Baseball and Basketball joining the Soccer Ball on the shelves the response has sparked a frenzy with new parents, teens and men looking for a cool addition to their man caves.

“This new campaign is totally driven by social media and will be a fun way to give back to the youth in Canada that this product was designed for,” says Tom.

He went on to tell us about how some of the kids at a local Talent Academy in Toronto had been buzzing about the product and it was their interaction on their Facebook page and the comments left on 3DLightFX‘s YouTube channel that prompted Wegrzyn to contact Talent INC Canada about hosting auditions for their campaign.

Wegryzn, and the owners of Talent INC Canada, Doug Sloan and John Stevens have just announced that they will be joining forces on July 27th for a local model search. Those selected will be offered a photo shoot featuring the 3DLightFX products to be used on their website, packaging and social media outlets.

To register for this audition please send an http://info(at)talent-inc(dot)ca or call (647)748-7200
Auditions will take place at the Talent INC Canada studios July 27, 2012 and is open to all kids ages 4-17 in the Greater Toronto Area. However, due to the huge response nationally, we will open this casting to all Canadians!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Talent INC. Plans Workshop in Winnipeg, Manitoba



Talent INC. Canada, and Owner of Promenade Dance Academy, Tobi Leveille, to Sponsor a Free Audition Technique Workshop in Winnipeg, MB for Young Actors and Parents

Talent marketing giants Doug Sloan and John Stevens of Talent INC. Canada, and Tobi Leveille of Promenade Dance Academy in Winnipeg have joined forces to bring awareness and information about the entertainment industry to Manitoba. With the onslaught of reality TV competitions like “So You Think You Can Dance Canada”, “Canada’s Got Talent” and “Instant Star” there has been a rash of entertainment companies that have sprung up that prey on young hopefuls. Talent INC. Canada and Promenade Dance Academy have banded together to dispel the many myths surrounding the industry, focusing specifically on the Canadian Market.


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (PRWEB) June 19, 2012

When Tobi Leveille’s daughter, Anne, first came to her and expressed an interest in the performing arts it came as no surprise to her. Given that Tobi herself has been a vibrant part of the dance community in Winnipeg for over 30 years, she thought it would only be natural that her daughter would follow her lead.

“But Mom… I want to act. You know, like on TV and in Movies and stuff”, said Anne who was 6 years old at the time.

Tobi admitted, “I really had no idea where to turn and ended up spending a lot of time, energy and a great deal of financial resources pursuing her ambitions”

The purpose of the workshop to be hosted by Promenade Dance Academy is to give parents the tools and proper information they need so that when they meet with people who want to work with their kids, they know what questions to ask and they know what fees and services are acceptable and which are not.

Since the dawn of YouTube, and reality TV shows like, Canada’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and The X Factor, parents and kids alike have been obsessed with instant stardom. It is an obsession that is polluting legitimate performing arts institutions globally.

“No one wants to work at it anymore!” exclaimed Doug Sloan.

“These kids and parents see these performers make it seemingly overnight and they think it is easy. They don’t see the hours of training, and countless hours of practice”, added Tobi.

“Parents need to be the first line of defence to protect their kids from unscrupulous companies that prey on the hopes and dreams of young people” said John who is an accomplished performer with credits all over the world and now co-owns Talent INC. Canada with his partner Doug Sloan.

Doug and John first met Tobi and Anne in 2008, and were immediately impressed by the fact that Anne had not only the desire to be in the industry, but she also had the determination. She takes her critiques well, and is goal driven according to Sloan and Stevens.

The workshop is designed for parents and young performers and is completely interactive. Parents get to see their child work with Mr. Stevens who is a master level coach with a long list of now celebrity clients. Each child will receive critiques from both Mr. Stevens and Mr. Sloan as well as learn about the business side of acting.

A handful of young performers and their families will be invited to attend a training bootcamp for performers in Toronto, where talent will have the opportunity to not only further their education in the arts, but they will also have the opportunity to network with some of Canada’s top casting directors, directors, producers, and agents. There will be a short list of top agencies from NY and LA in attendance as well who primarily scout for the fashion industry where it is easier to get sponsorship across borders.

If you would like to attend this Audition Workshop please contact info@Talent-Inc.ca, or call their studios based in Toronto at (647)748-7200. Admission to the workshop is free, but space is limited.

ABOUT PROMENADE DANCE ACADEMY

Ms. Tobi Leveille has been involved in dance for over 30 years studying ballet, tap, jazz and modern at various schools and with many different teachers in the province. In 2003 she received the Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certification in classical ballet, a standard of teaching that is recognized professionally world-wide. She has prepared students for classical ballet examinations at various ages and levels, including pre-professional and professional certification levels. She has also mentored other student teachers towards certification.

Promenade Dance Academy boasts six programs that offer a diverse schedule of classes in dance, gymnastics, and fitness for 2 years old all the way to senior adults. The staff consists of very well known and respected individuals across a wide variety of genres in dance circuits around the world.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Congratulations to Giovanna Draughon Braund recently booked for the film "You Are Here"



   Congratulations to Giovanna who recently was cast as the “Wardrobe Stylist” for the upcoming film, You Are Here. You will catch her in scenes with Owen Wilson, Greg Cromer, and Alana de la Garza

   Giovanna was a stand out performer at the recent Talent INC conference, and presents herself with such confidence and professionalism.

   She said she had a great time on set, and had 2 full days of filming. What a GREAT experience!

   From everyone at Talent INC, we wish you a hearty congratulations, and we expect to see a lot more of you!

More info about the movie:

Matt Weiner wrote and will make his feature directing debut on Gilbert Films’ You Are Here, a road-trip movie starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis that begins shooting in May in North Carolina. Amy Poehler is in negotiations to co-star. Weiner, who has directed several episodes of his Emmy-winning Mad Men, will fit this in between seasons of the AMC drama, which returned Sunday after a long absence to record ratings for its Season 5 premiere. “This movie has been my passion for eight years and to see it come together with Owen and Zach and Amy is a dream come true,” Weiner said in a release announcing the film. “I can’t wait to get started because the movie is about everything I care about and I’m tired of reading it out loud to my friends.” In You Are Here, a local weatherman and freewheeling bachelor (Wilson) and bi-polar man-child Ben (Galifianakis) are childhood best friends who embark on a road trip home after Ben discovers his estranged father has passed away. Once there, Ben learns his eccentric father had big plans for him and he’s inherited a whole lot more than his father’s money. As Ben struggles with his new responsibilities, his friendship with Steve is tested by the complications of his inheritance, his sister’s ambition, and Steve’s desire to be with his father’s beautiful young widow. Poehler will play the sister. Gary Gilbert, Scott Hornbacher, and Jordan Horowitz are producing. Lionsgate is handling international sales.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Brogan sings Justin Bieber's "Baby" at Talent Inc USA!



Brogan, we are all so proud of you! Keep up the good work. You still have hundreds of fans waiting to see what develops for you.

Brogan is only 6 old in this video! Wouldn't ELLEN  love him?!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

USA Summer Camps Announced!

USA Summer Camps Announced!

EVOLUTION TALENT AGENCY, the team that discovered such talents at Brooklyn Decker, Jessica Stroup, and Coy Stewart, is thrilled to welcome TALENT INC. this year to operate three quality summer camps. These three amazing workshops, with each camp focusing on a different discipline in the Entertainment Industry, are an added plus to any actor or model's resume. These camps will fill up fast and are booked on a first come first serve basis. Your spot is confirmed with payment and all summer camps are $195.00 USD each. Please continue reading to find out all the details for each individual summer camp.

For singers, actors, and dancers Evolution Talent highly recommends the first ever GLEE CLUB SUMMER CAMP. This camp is for the true triple threat! Prepare  a show full of singing, dancing, and acting with high energy choreography, fun songs and vocals! Talent Inc. brings a highly trained staff of former Broadway and Disney Performers. The camp finale will be on Friday night at 6pm where you can invite family and friends to experience your performance "LIVE." The GLEE SUMMER CAMP will take place on Monday, June 11th through Friday, June 15th from 8:30am until 12:30pm. The "family and friends showcase" will be Friday night from 6pm-8pm. (AGES 10 AND UP)

For solely just actors Evolution Talent highly recommends THE ACTORS STUDIO SUMMER CAMP. This is a camp Talent INC. brings together for any actor that wants to sharpen their audition skills, monologue techniques, TV commercial reads, film acting, and improvisational skills. No actor can get enough time in front of an instructor, and this summer camp will not disappoint any actor that participates. Monday, June 18th through Friday, June 22nd from 8:30pm until 12:30pm. The "family and friends showcase" will be Friday night from 6pm-8pm. (Ages 6 and up)

When you think of fashion week what do you think of? New York City? Milan? Paris? Evolution Talent wants to bring all that energy to our very own FASHION WEEK CAMP! This really is a fashion experience not to be missed! Evolution's very own fashion placement director Erin McQuatters will be giving our models, potential make-up artists, want-to be designers, and aspiring photographers the time of your life in this amazing camp. Erin has worked in the fashion industry for years as a fashion model for agencies like Marilyn Model Management and New York Models. She has worked nationally and internationally in markets like New York, Paris, Thailand, China, and Tokyo. Participants will be learning how to apply make-up, runway skills, photo movement, fashion styling, and even fashion design. You will be working in front of and behind the camera. This will give you a full picture of the fashion industry. There will be a fashion show finale for family and friends to attend on Friday night at 6pm. Monday, June 25th through Friday, June 29 from 8:30am until 12:30pm. The "family and friends showcase" will be Friday night from 6pm-8pm. (Ages 12 and up)

CALL MATTHEW GONZALES AT EVOLUTION TALENT TODAY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT WITH PAYMENT. (704-375-9797 EXT. 13) or e-mail matthew@evolutionmt.com

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Doug Sloan and John Stevens, of Talent, Inc Canada, Officially Co-Sponsor Important Acting Award in the Upcoming 33rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards in Toronto


Talent, INC Canada is pleased to announce official co-Sponsorship for the Outstanding Performance by a Male category in the General Theatre Division of the Dora Mavor Moore Awards. The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) will present the 33rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, in celebration of outstanding achievments in theatre, dance and opera on Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 8pm at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in the Bluma Appel Theatre.

Talent, INC prepares for the Dora awards. Stay tuned for updates, and of course live tweets from the Red Carpet, Gala and VIP reception. Follow us on Twitter @TalentInc2001

Monday, May 7, 2012

Congratulations to Lola Tash currently in production for the Feature Film Molly Maxwell

 
Molly Maxwell is an upcoming Feature Film being filmed in Toronto, Canada. Molly Maxwell is about a girl, her teacher and being extraordinary. Starring Lola Tash, Charlie Carrick, Krista Bridges, Rob Stewart, Brooke Palsson, A.K. Shand, & Richard Clarkin. Directed by Sara St. Onge.
 
Description:
 
MOLLY MAXWELL is written and directed by Sara St. Onge (The Funeral, Lobotomobile, Turkey), making her feature film directorial debut. The film stars Lola Tash (“Connor Undercover”, "Reviving Ophelia", “Rookie Blue”), CFC Actors Conservatory alumnus Charlie Carrick (‘11) (“Sanctuary”, “V”, ”Supernatural”), Krista Bridges (“Durham County”, “The Republic of Doyle”, 388 Arletta Avenue), Rob Stewart (“Nikita”, “The L.A. Complex”) Richard Clarkin (Goon, Casino Jack, Land of the Dead) and Brooke Palsson (“Less Than Kind”, Keyhole).
 
 

Monday, April 23, 2012

New Scripts Posted! Hot off the press!


We have finally updated all the commercial scripts to choose from for the upcoming TalentINC Conference!

Be sure to choose one that is age appropriate, and to remember the script # for your director.

You will notice that there are a lot more to choose from this time! Get'em while they're HOT!

Monday, April 16, 2012

TalentINC Canada to open Canadian Flagship Studio!


Congratulations to John Stevens and Doug Sloan, and of course the talented Mr. Scott Cooper on the launch of TalentINC Canada! Based right in the heart of the entertainment district of Toronto, and walking distance to the top agencies, and casting directors. Stay tuned for more information as they will be doing an official celebrity studded launch in July!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Meet The Directors of Talent Inc. - Cheryl Harris of Studio 27 in Atlanta, GA

     

     Studio27 Model and Talent Owner, Cheryl Harris is a multi-talented performer who has garnered admiration from audiences throughout the East Coast, Midwest and Southwest starting at the age of nine.  Cheryl is also a gifted teacher, who instructs both children and adults in singing, acting, modeling, creative movement and improv.

      Cheryl has appeared on the Lifetime Television series "Drop Dead Diva", as well as in the films "Madea Goes to Jail" with Tyler Perry Productions, "Pastor Brown", and "The Way Home" to name a few. Following her passion, she has sung with several well known Christian Recording Artists.  Cheryl has also modeled for Macy's, appeared in numerous television commercials in the Southeast, has done local theatre productions as well as voice overs. Cheryl is also a co-host on the Hometown Show on 92.5 The Bear.


      In addition to her own skills, Cheryl has learned to cultivate others' abilities, serving as a national talent scout and mentor for aspiring singers, models and thespians. She has been developing talent on a local and national level for the past 6 yrs. Cheryl's success stories have signed with record labels and management companies, have been seen in Fashion Magazines and have landed numerous roles in TV Commercials and Films. 

     Cheryl has a passion for this industry and for the families she chooses to work with. Talent Inc.  is very fortunate to count her in the cast of incredible directors internationally. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Congratulations to Alexandra Breadheft! YOUTUBE video contest WINNER!

Congratulations to the winner of our first ever YOUTUBE video diary contest! Alexandra Breadheft from the West Palm Beach area will be going back to Orlando, FL to share her talents AGAIN! She was a key team member from the very beginning, and a leader amongst her peers. Alexandra will attending again this coming August 2012 as a VIP compliments of  Mr. Scott Cooper himself, and her video will be played for everyone to enjoy. 


Thank you to everyone for all of the submissions! You were all so creative, and thoughtful. If we have time we will post the other videos here, and on our blog!

Check out Alexandra's Video Here:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE™ Unveils the Color of the Year Beauty Collection - Featuring Olivia Pires of Talent Inc.

Check out one of our beautiful and very talented models from Talent Inc.
This is her latest SEPHORA and PANTONE ad.
Congratulations Olivia!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Meet The Directors of Talent Inc. - Kamber Hejlik of Acting Out Studio



Passionate about acting since she was 10 years old, Kamber was already working with her first talent agent and doing commercials by the time that she was 16.  While earning a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis on Performance at The College of Film and Television at San Diego State University she started working at Shamon Freitas Talent Agency and Background San Diego.  During that time she starred in her first films, Locus of Control and Tears, joined The Screen Actors Guild, and continued with her commercial work.
In Vail, Colorado Kamber worked on the show Good Morning Vail as a TV Reporter, producing many of her own segments for TV-8.  Within six months she was co-hosting her own show Apre’ Vail. 

          In Charlotte, North Carolina Kamber owns Acting Out Studio where she teaches acting for the camera to children, teen, and adults. She is also a working actor here in Charlotte with several commercial, TV, and film credits.

          Kamber became a director for Talent Inc 4 years ago. She brings a group from Acting Out Studio and has won an overall award at each conference. She has had numerous success stories from Talent Inc who have gone on to book films and commercials. 

 Kamber started teaching so she could bring her passion for acting to her students. She feels it is a gift to be able to watch them grow and become successful as actors. She is currently represented commercially and theatrically in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Charlotte, NC and divides her time between all three. 

She is well known not only in her local community, but on a national level for bringing some of the most competitive talent to be showcased each season. She is a leader and serves as a role model, and inspiration to her students. As a director she has enjoyed watching her talent develop and succeed. 

For more information about Kamber and her studio please check out:





Thursday, March 15, 2012

Meet The Directors of Talent Inc. - Karen Pearson



     Karen Pearson is a National Scout, Spokesperson and Director for Talent, INC.  She has been developing actors, models, singers and dancers to perform on a national level for the last six years.  Karen has managed the training and development of several top graduates including The Voice’s Mathai, American Idol’s Tim Urban and Brandon Michael from Majors & Minors. She has had talent go on to model for Dillards, JC Penney, and Target.  Karen also owns KP Productions & Talent producing top rated fashion shows and entertainment events.  Karen holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  Karen is an enthusiastic and energetic teacher and loves to see what people of all ages can achieve when given guidance and encouragement to pursue their gifts.

     Talent Inc. is proud to have Karen as an important part of their wide network of directors from across North America. Karen is based out of Billings, Montana. She brings with her to each conference not only her unique perspective, and an array of very talented performers, but also years of successful event coordination, and marketing strategies.

     You can learn more about this dynamic individual at: 


     Thank you Karen for all of your hard work, and we are thrilled to have you on our team!

Monday, March 12, 2012

YOUTUBE Video Contest Announced!

Congratulations to all of our wonderful talent that performed in Orlando this past weekend!

 We are all so proud of you!



Don't forget to submit your video documenting your weekend and highlighting your favorite events. Here are the official rules:

1.) All videos must be 3 minutes or less.

2.) The deadline to submit your YOUTUBE video is April 1st, 2012
 
3.) The winner of our YOUTUBE contest will be posted here, and on our FACEBOOK page on April 5th, 2012
 
4.) Send the link to your video to John@Talent-Inc.com by April 1st, 2012


The WINNER will be invited to our actor's conference in August at no cost!*

 Good Luck!

*Winner is responsible for their own transportation,accommodations, and food.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Meet the star of Home Alone 5 - Christian Martyn

Doug and John along with the entire Talent Inc. Team, would like to congratulate long time client Christian Martyn on his recent booking of  Home Alone 5. Christian and his mother are thrilled about being a part of this historic legacy. For more information be sure to check out his profile on IMDB.com 

Christian has been a featured in several films, and has rubbed elbows with some amazing talent. Christian and his mother will be filming in Winnipeg, Canada for the next few weeks. 

Break-a-leg Christian, we are very proud of you!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

CONFERENCE WARDROBE SUGGESTIONS


WARDROBE SUGGESTIONS

Workshop Attire- This should be nice casual.  No tank tops, not holes in jeans.  This is your first impression and you want to look great.

Monologue- Monologue is the only acting competition in which costumes and props can be used. They must be appropriate for the monologue.  If you choose not to wear a costume you can wear your khaki bottom and Talent INC t-shirt.

Vocal- Choose an outfit that is appropriate for the style of the song.

Dance- A costume that is appropriate for the style dance and music selection. No heavy makeup for 12 and under.
Film Scene- All talent will wear khaki pants, shorts, capris or skirt with a Talent Inc. show t-shirt which can be purchased for $15.00 from your director or at the event. Ladies wear flat shoes.  You may also wear a form fitting black t-shirt if you do not want to purchase a show t-shirt.

TV Commercial- This is the same outfit as Film Scene.  Khaki bottoms and a Talent INC t-shirt.

Photography- Girls and Women wear a short black skirt or slacks and a form fitting bright color top. Women 13 and up should have black heels.  Boys and Men wear black slacks and a solid bright color collared shirt.  Men should wear dress black shoes and belt.

Swimsuit- Women wear a one or two piece swimsuit and nude heels with a back (no wedge heels). Men wear board short style trunks or square cut speedo type trunks and bare feet. Hip measurement for ladies can be no more than 37” to compete. This category is for models between the ages of 13 and 30. Older models will need to have approval before entering this event.  

Runway- Talent should choose a high fashion look that you would see on the runways on New York. You are allowed to wear jeans if they are new dress jeans. No worn out or torn jeans.  Wear an outfit that shows your sense of style.

Dance Party- This is your time with your friends.  You may dress in your own style.

Interviews- Each Talent should wear a nice pair of jeans and a solid form-fitting shirt.  All shoes should be flats.  Women 13 and up should bring a 2 piece swimsuit for possible digitals.  Women must not wear makeup.  Only chap stick, minimal mascara and powder.

Awards Banquet- Each Talent should dress up for this occasion.  It can be anything from an outfit that you would wear to church all the way to formal.  NO JEANS OR SHORTS.