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

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Emmy Award Winning Director & Producer, Nomi Roher of Know Me Productions Hosts Exclusive Workshop at the Talent INC Canadian National Conference in April 2014

Talent INC Canada Owners, Doug Sloan and John Stevens are thrilled to announce the partnership between Know Me Productions, Nomi Roher and Talent INC Canada's exclusive networking conference.

The Canadian National Conference hosted by Talent INC attracts the best casting professionals, talent agencies, modeling agencies, directors, producers and talent from across Canada. Nomi Roher of Know Me Productions (KMP) will be the featured guest of honor at the next conference.
Nomi Roher, a media executive, program developer, and Emmy® award winning producer/director, is the founder and President of Know Me Productions. For more than fifteen years, Nomi's creative vision and managerial expertise have distinguished her wide-ranging work in television and video content production, both broadcast and webcast, for the film, music, sports, and fashion industries.
A native of Toronto, Canada, Nomi has lived in New York City since the early 90’s. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at Rutgers University, she began her media career working on long-form documentaries for PBS prime-time broadcast. During graduate studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she collaborated on several award-winning short films and independent videos that won professional acclaim.
Doug Sloan of Talent INC Canada says "Nomi is a great fit for us as she is Canadian, and has a passion for sharing her expertise with the next generation of young artists."
Nomi is best known for her dynamic promo spots and video packages for popular recording artists—Mary J. Blige, Nelly Furtado, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Solange Knowles. These spots have run on network TV as well as on cable’s BET, E!, MTV, and VH1.

Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Mo√ęt Hennessy USA, Time Inc, and Sports Illustrated are among long-term clients. KMP also represents film and video professionals, placing specialized freelance media crews in a wide range of assignments across the U.S. and Canada.
From 2007 to 2009, as the Director of Production at NYC TV, Nomi managed a production group of more than 100 staff and freelance personnel. She oversaw all aspects of production, from inception to delivery, of a full slate of original programs, including the Emmy® Award-winning series, Secrets of New York. Several seasons of Secrets have aired on NYC TV’s flagship station, its partner station WNBC-TV, and PBS stations nationwide.
Nomi also served as Executive Producer for NYC TV’s NY 360, Eat Out New York, A la Kelly, That’s So New York, Gigs, Blueprint, and City Scoop; as well as coverage of special events—the renowned Gotham Independent Film Awards, the New York Emmy® Awards, and the B & C Magazine Broadcast and Cable Awards, to name a few.
Nomi is excited for the upcoming conference and will be sharing her journey as both a director and producer with the hand selected talent attending the conference next April.