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Promotional Modeling Auditions - One Source Talent

5 of our San Francisco talent were requested to audition for Sistah's Rock Brand's Launch mixer as promo models.

Sistah's Rock is an organization dedicated to the celebration and betterment of African-American women in the Northern California region. Sistah's Rock, is an organization built by phenomenal African American Women from various cultures, education and professional backgrounds. As an organization we are here to uplift women of all age groups by recognizing accomplishments, achievements, talents and dedication of community services. This organization enables women to develop a sisterhood so that each woman can have a voice in their community. They are an organization that stands strong to help young women generate inner respect and love within themselves, while learning to be self -empowered.

They are in the midst of planning their organization's brand launch mixers and are seeking African American models to be their spokeswomen for the event. The event is set to take place this week in the Bay Area Oakland. They are also doing an event in Elk Grove, California this week as well. Models will have their photos taken as well as video taken at the event. Good luck to all of our models who will be auditioning!


 

Feature Film Auditions - One Source Talent

6 of our Atlanta talent were selected to audition for the upcoming feature film "The Lake House". We are excited to announce that we

have been informed that our Atlanta talent Lori Lee was chosen for the lead role of Pearl White in the film!
It is a heart-stopping psychological thriller film with a twisted ending you will never see coming. The Lake House, based on a novel by Dee Dee M. Scott and directed by Danny L. Scott, is scheduled to be released in 2013. Dee Dee M. Scott is an Award-Winning playwright and best-selling author. She is also a director, filmmaker, and songwriter. She is CEO of: A DDMS Entertainment where she runs: Ahsyad Publications, A Raw Production, and DDMS Theater Production Company. Her Magzine "Optimistic " launched in December of 2012.

Scott has been writing since the age of six and producing stage plays since 2008. Her productions have graced the Town Theater, S.C State Museum, Francis Marion University (Chapman Auditorium),CD Joyner Auditorium and many more. With one encounter of Scott's realistic productions, it is evident that this talented playwright has been blessed with a gift from God to entertain and inspire audiences with the relevant and realistic messages in her productions.

The client is still casting for more roles so our other talent still have a chance to be cast in the film. No word yet on when the film is set to begin shooting as the client is still in casting and pre-production. We are so excited that Lori has booked the lead role! Lori has been a talent with us since August. She has appeared in several theater productions over the years. We can't wait to see her in this film!


 

Music Video Auditions - One Source Talent

90 of our Michigan talent have been requested to audition for a lead role in a new upcoming music video for singer Matt Austin.

Matt Austin grew up in the Detroit downriver area with a guitar-playing father but he didn't gain interest in playing until his uncle from Texas moved to Michigan. He was inspired first by the sound of the blues guitar greats Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix. Matt later fell in love with this new age country genre that is growing by leaps and bounds.

In 2013 along with releasing his new EP Matt Austin, was also direct support for Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Uncle Kracker, Aaron Lewis, Josh Gracin, Charlie Worsham, Chase Rice and Jerrod Niemann.. He has also shared the stage in 2013 with Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line, Colt Ford, Cole Swindell, and more playing some of the largest country music festivals in Michigan. Matt also recently signed up with 505-Artist Management founder, Kenny Bott. With a long history of music booking, managing and live sound background, Kenny has definitely proven to be the "Ace" in the hole. He keeps the band very busy playing the Toby Kieth's I love this bar and grill venues nationwide and many other country bars in surrounding states.

The video is currently set to shoot in the first few weeks of May. The client is also casting for a female to play the mother of the lead girl. The client has narrowed it down to three of our girls for the lead role. We will be holding auditions for the mother role in the next week! Congrats to our talent who have been selected and to those who will still be auditioning. Auditions were held in our corporate office in Troy, Michigan. Matt can be seen performing around Michigan in the next few months. On April 25th he will be performing with Montgomery Gentry. He will perform at this year's 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown with Dierks Bentley. He can also be seen at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, The Back Fourty Saloon and the 2014 Gold Cup.


 

Teen Photo Shoot Auditions - One Source Talent

12 year old Dallas talent Llavya Todd was booked as a jewelry teen model for Inclusion Magazine.

The photo shoot is being done by Tonya Dailey, a baby photographer, newborn photographer, family photographer, & children photographer in Houston, Texas. Tonya Dailey is a 100% natural light photographer in Houston TX, she specializes in newborn photography, baby photography, & children photography in Sugar Land, Houston, Katy, Woodlands, Kingwood, West University, River Oaks, Memorial Area, Galleria, Uptown, Montrose and surrounding areas. Tonya has be published nationally and also available for editorial and commercial children's photography locally and nationwide.

She is also the founder of "The New Faces of Fashion" advocating for the use of children with down syndrome in national publications and advertisements. Houston baby photographer, Tonya Dailey also offers new photographers and parents beginning photography classes to help them better their skills when photographing their children. Widely published, Tonya Dailey's work has been featured in national print publications including Yum for Kids magazine, two books, Child Models: Your Little Superstar, and Little Redheads Across America, an adoption brochure, and many other publications. Her work is also featured on ChildModelsAdvice.com, and she is a favorite of Click Models and MPE Model Management. Some of her most important work has been with a local adoption agency, showcasing the hearts and souls of children in need of loving families. She was also featured on Channel 13 news in 2010 for her, "Father's Love" exhibit that featured fathers and their children. In 2011 she showcased her 2nd exhibit, "The New Faces of Fashion" which will highlight children with down syndrome. She was also excited that her exhibit "The New Faces of Fashion" traveled to Dallas, Texas in 2012, it also included a fashion show.

The photos from the shoot will appear in Inclusion Magazine. Inclusion Magazine is a Fashion and Lifestyle publication that brings the latest independent style and trends to its readers, with an emphasis on real people and real fashion. They feature independent fashions from everyday designers, runway shows, designer interviews, information, and opinions that seamlessly translate to real-life people all over. Congrats to Llavya for booking the shoot. Be sure to look for her in the mag!


 

 Reality Show Casting - One Source Talent

Tara Anne Johnson is casting a new show. For over 15 years, Tara-Anne has been casting projects for all media platforms. Project types include: scripted & reality television, feature films, commercials, web series, celebrity booking, and talent searches for new musical acts. Her extensive resume shows her casting expertise in all genres of television, film, and the Internet. Tara-Anne's eye for finding new talent was amply shown when she cast Dakota Fanning in "Father Xmas," Fanning's pre-"I Am Sam" leading role. She has also contributed to the careers of Ashton Kutcher, Emma Stone, Miranda Lambert, Buddy Jewel, Nathan Burton, and Kendall Schmidt to name a few. Tara-Anne is a bi-coastal Casting Director and has casting staff on-call in all major cities across the United States.

SURVIVING FAMILIES

CASTING NOW: Do you want to make peace (or make up) with a family member or in-law? Are you gearing up for a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, sweet 16, holiday, writing of a will, birth of a baby, or any other major family event and want to make peace now?
They Want to Help! A new series being developed for a major cable network is looking for larger-than life families that want to set aside their differences in order to celebrate the upcoming event in peace and resolve their issues in peace. If you face challenges in your family or know someone who could benefit from an opportunity to work things out once and for all, click the link below to apply asap:

www.taraannejohnson.com/casting

Remember, only apply if you FIT the above criteria!


 

Music Video Auditions - One Source Talent

7 of our Miami talent have been requested for lead roles in the upcoming music video for artist John Blake for his new single Pour It.

John Blake is an upcoming Inspirational Artist/Songwriter from Miami, FL who is quickly taking the surrounding Miami area by storm. John Blake's MUSIC is described as Contemporary R&B/Hip Hop, with each song carrying an inspirational & motivating message. John Blake uses his music to share his life story with the World. With newly released single, "Your Light (Let It Shine)" quickly being compared to Tupac "Changes", this is one artist you definitely need to keep your eye on!

John Blake's single, "Your Light (Let It Shine)" is available on iTunes & Amazon Music, and has quickly created a Social Media buzz with positive feedback. With this newly released single impacting and gaining traction within the local Miami, FL area, John Blake is currently gearing up for Booking Requests with Company Representation by Upstormed Records. John Blake's message is positive and inspirational, while his sound is uplifting and edgy. This rapper takes a new spin on hip-hop, singing about things he actually believes in! Have a taste of his talent and listen to his brand new singles, "Your Light (let it shine)", featuring talented vocalist Elisa Polanco, and "Pour it".

The music video shoot will be taking place this week. The chosen models will be paid for their time. No auditions were held for the upcoming music video shoot.  The models were selected based directly off of their One Source Talent comp cards. Congrats to all of our models who have been selected to appear in the video!


 

Child Music Video Auditions - One Source Talent

64 of our New York kids have been requested to audition for an upcoming video for Monkey Monkey Music.

Monkey Monkey Music is a kids' music entertainment brand that produces award winning videos, kids' songs, and performs live kids' music concerts, for schools, parties, and cultural arts centers. We are honored that our children's entertainment is viewed by millions of families in the U.S. on over 100 PBS stations and internationally in over 175 countries on the American Forces Network. Children's singer Meredith LeVande, began her children's music career as a prominent NYC Kids' musician for parties. Across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, and as far away as Alaska and American Samoa, families are watching Monkey Monkey Music videos on their local public television stations and asking, "Who's that girl?"

She's Meredith LeVande, the creator of Monkey Monkey Music, and her videos are broadcast multiple times each day, framing such iconic shows as Sesame Street and Curious George, on more than 100 public television stations in 80 plus markets. In 2011, KCET in Los Angeles became the first public television station to begin airing Meredith's videos. New Jersey-based NJTV, owned and operated by WNET, the nation's largest PBS station, chose Monkey Monkey Monkey Music videos to launch its kids' programming. Station after station followed suit, with programmers responding to the energy created by the special emotional connection that Meredith shares with her audience. Monkey Monkey Music videos can now be seen on Kids Thirteen!. Kids Thirteen is Channel 13′s 24 hour channel devoted exclusively to children's programming.

It now has acclaimed national recognition. Catch Monkey Monkey Music on many PBS member stations across the country such as WETA Kids, NJTV, KCET, Idaho Public Television, and over 100 PBS stations in the U.S. In the New York market, Monkey Monkey Music videos air daily on Kids Thirteen and NJTV.

Monkey Monkey Music children's music videos are now airing on Kids Thirteen in addition to NJTV in the NYC Metropolitan area! Public television is deeply committed to providing educational, non-commercial programming for its youngest viewers. Several of our talent have already appeared in the music videos. Auditions will be held this upcoming week at our New York office. Good luck to all of our talent between the ages of 5 and 8 who will be auditioning. Be sure to look for the videos on PBS.


 

Photo Shoot Auditions - One Source Talent

4 of our San Francisco talent have been requested to audition for an upcoming photo shoot for Shutterfly!

Shutterfly, Inc. is a family of brands in the business of sharing life's joy. They are proud to offer personalized photo products and services through Shutterfly, Tiny Prints, Treat and Wedding Paper Divas. Although the brands are distinct from one another, shutterfly Inc. shares a common mission, vision, and values of passion, inspire, act, commit and trust.

Shutterfly leads the market in digital personalized photo products and services. Shutterfly helps customers turn their precious memories into lasting keepsakes with award winning photo books, personalized holiday cards, announcements, invitations and stationary, as well as custom home decor products and unique photo gifts. The online photo service helps customers stay connected with family and friends, empowering them to do more with their pictures by expressing themselves in extraordinary ways.
By providing innovative tools, Shutterfly Inc. makes it simple and fun for consumers to upload, enhance, organize, print, share, and get creative with photos. Shutterfly, Inc. serves millions of customers, providing them with free, unlimited secure storage and 100% happiness guarantee.

The client was interested in shooting families with multiple kids between 2 and 17 years old, to interact naturally with their siblings and parents. All of the talent that are chosen for the upcoming photo shoot, will be featured on the home pages of Shutterfly.com and TinyPrints.com. This is a studio lifestyle photo shoot in which two parents and their children interact with each other in a playful and celebratory manner. The photos will vary in focus, capturing different holidays or special occasions.

Our talent along with their families will attend a casting call on April 13th. The client will then choose 10 families to participate in the photo shoot on May 4th. Good luck to our talent who will be auditioning. We will let you know if anyone is booked so you can look for them on the Shutterfly website!


 

Trade Show Modeling Auditions - One Source Talent

8 of our Miami models have been requested to be trade show models for a client at this year's upcoming BizBash Live Expo!

BizBash Live The Expo is the largest one-day gathering for event and meeting professionals in local markets. Held annually in South Florida, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, the shows attract thousands of meeting and event organizers eager to see the latest and greatest trends in the industry. Through education sessions, entertainment, and exhibits, attendees learn, network, collaborate, and most of all are inspired to create incredible events.

BizBash Live The Expo South Florida has a new slate of conference offerings meant to inspire and inform you about the latest developments in the event industry. Please select the program that best fits your needs.The Event Innovation Forum is a TED-style conference packed with a series of dynamic presentations designed to help you think more strategically about your events. In between sessions, attendees will be invited to a networking lunch where they'll have the opportunity to speak directly with the presenters and connect with their peers. Registration includes access to the Event Innovation Forum, the networking lunch, the BizBash Live trade show floor, and pre- and post-event parties.

The morning workshops at BizBash Live The Expo where fashioned to provide you with the highest quality educational content available anywhere in the event industry. This new slate of intensive workshops are designed to give you the hands on skills needed to hone your craft and advance your career, while preparing you to tackle new challenges and opportunities. Choose the session that will best fulfill your career or business needs. The trade show floor at BizBash Live The Expo is the place for you to find the inspiration, knowledge, trends, and connections you need to improve your meetings and events. From linens and lollipops, to venues, video, and more, our show floor has the leading partners and products to make your ideas reality.

The models will work the small stand with the client, demo their app to customers and stand visitors, take down names and phone numbers, give out flyers, etc. The models will be paid for the trade show. The event is set to take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Good luck to all of our models who were requested!


 

San Fran Feature Film Auditions - One Source Talent

14 Mission," a short film which explores several characters and spaces within San Francisco as they contemplate their way of living. Director states: "Character will be explored through sounds, visuals, and less conventional storytelling as opposed to goal-driven plot points."

Seb is a photographer living in San Francisco. He has had success in the past with small magazine companies by taking on assignments overseas, working in places like Cambodia, India, Pakistan and Nepal. Now back home in california, he struggles to find the same energy in the space around him. He sits in his run-down apartment and reminisces on his creative energy and past works. He wonders if he's losing his passion and needs to find real job security.

When he's not on assignment or doing side-projects, Seb engages with Jodie, a call girl from the Bay area. She's been doing it for years and started early to put herself through school. It pays well, she gets to choose her clients and how far she's willing to go with them. She was comfortable with her sexuality from a young age. It was something she enjoyed and she didn't feel constrained to one partner. Now she's out of school, has some money and a relationship with Seb that's edging out of the boundaries of a regular client. Jodie contemplates putting an end to it.

The client was casting for two roles in the upcoming film. They were looking to fill the role of Seb and the role of Jodie. Seb is a photographer living in San Francisco. He has had success in the past with small magazine companies by taking on assignments overseas, working in places like Cambodia, India, Pakistan and Nepal. Now back home in california, he struggles to find the same energy in the space around him. He sits in his run-down apartment and reminisces on his creative energy and past works. He wonders if he's losing his passion and needs to find real job security.

Jodie is a call girl working in the bay area. She's been doing it for years and started early to put herself through school. It pays well, she gets to choose her clients and how far she's willing to go with them. She was comfortable with her sexuality from a young age. It was something she enjoyed and she didn't feel constrained to one partner. Now she's out of school, has some money and a relationship with Seb that's edging out of the boundaries of a regular client. Jodie contemplates putting an end to it.

The film is set to shoot this month in San Francisco. Good luck to all of our talent who auditioned!

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