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Fashion Week Auditions - One Source Talent

15 of our Dallas models were requested to audition for the Latino Fashion Week. Latino Fashion Week was created to support the talent of local, national and international Latino designers and is the premier resource institution for those in the Latino Fashion Industry.

Latino Fashion Week or LFW, is the only full week and tour dedicated to Latino Fashion in the United States, showcasing top Latino designers from Central and South America, the Caribbean and the U.S. LFW is a multi-day branded entertainment environment providing opportunities for fashion designers and sponsors to come face-to-face with primary celebrities, musical talent, media and consumers. LFW also includes Model's Night Out, a fashionable way to raise funds and create awareness for great causes. LFW is not just a fashion show. It is a movement. "By Latinos, For Everyone." In its eighth year, the theme for LATINO FASHION WEEK, "Beyond Exceptional," exemplifies those in the Fashion Industry that continuously push the boundaries of excellence. LFW is a showcase of all that is fashion during the 2014 Tour in the cities of Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami.

Auditions for this year's Latino Fashion Week in Dallas took place on April 17th. The casting directors for the show were looking for male models between the ages of 18 and 30 years old with a height between 5'9 inches and 6'2 inches. They were also looking to cast female models between the ages of 16 and 30 years old between the height of 5'7 inches and 5'11 inches. Good luck to all of our models that attended the audition!


 

 Auditions For Degree Deoderant Commercial - One Source Talent

29 of our Washington D.C. talent have been requested to audition for a Degree Nature Effects Deodorant commercial.

Every day, people come face to face with moments when the temperature starts to rise and the adrenaline begins to race. It might be standing on the edge of a South African precipice overlooking a vast canyon below. It could be waiting to give your all in a street dance battle on the pavements of São Paulo. It's most likely to be when you're taking the long run home, or pushing through an extra set at the gym. Whatever the challenge you face, however big or small, the Degree range of antiperspirants, with its unique body-responsive technologies, will help you rise to the occasion, releasing extra sweat protection to keep you dry, confident and always ready to ask yourself "What's next?"

According to the Degree website, the company was "founded in 1908 as Rexona, the company was established by a local pharmacist and her husband, the founder of Australia's Sheldon Drug Company. Its first products were simple shaving razors, soaps and medicated ointments. n the 1960s the world met Rexona antiperspirant, later to become Degree in the USA. The product was first introduced in Finland and then rolled out to the rest of the world. It would later assume different names in different international markets: Rexona in Mexico, Turkey, Australia, Finland, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Spain, Indonesia, Italy, Israel, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Philippines, Ghana and Vietnam; Sure in the United Kingdom and Ireland; Rexena in Japan and Korea; Shield in South Africa, and Degree in the largest market - the United States of America and Canada.

The following years would see Degree establish itself as the top antiperspirant in the world. It gained endorsements from celebrity athletes, from tennis champion Steffi Graf in 1994 to more recent superstars, including the All Blacks New Zealand National Rugby Team, the Springboks South African National Rugby Team, mountain bike free rider Darren Berrelcloth, BASE jumper Miles Daisher, survivalist Bear Grylls, tennis champion David Nalbandian, international cricketer Andrew Flintoff, and the Lotus F1TM Team. Today Degree boasts over ten product ranges for both men and women."

Our talent were requested to send in their information to the client. Chosen talent will be paid a day rate for the upcoming commercial shoot including meals. The shoot is being done in Washington D.C. by a Michigan based production company. The talent had to send in all of their information by last Friday so the client could make their final decision. Good luck to all of our talent who are being considered. The clients will be booking talent directly from their photos!


 

Disney Auditions - One Source Talent

19 of our Chicago talent have been requested to audition for an upcoming TV pilot show for the Disney Channel and Disney XD.

According to the Disney website, "For nearly 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

When Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, he created a unique destination built around storytelling and immersive experiences, ushering in a new era of family entertainment. More than 55 years later, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (WDP&R) has grown into one of the world's leading providers of family travel and leisure experiences, providing millions of guests each year with the chance to spend time with their families and friends making memories that will last forever. At the heart of WDP&R are five world-class vacation destinations with 11 theme parks and 44 resorts in North America, Europe and Asia, with a sixth destination currently under construction in Shanghai. WDP&R also includes the Disney Cruise Line with its four ships - the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy; Disney Vacation Club, with 12 properties and approaching a total of 200,000 member families; and Adventures by Disney, which provides guided family vacation experiences to destinations around the globe."

The client was looking for kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 17 years old for possible upcoming projects produced for the Disney Channel and Disney XD. The focus is on comedic acting, but they were also looking for talent who sing and dance. Our talent are doing audition videos this week and next week. The client will then determine who they would like to see for a callback or second audition where the talent will audition for and meet the Disney team. If any of our talent are chosen, they will be paid the SAG-AFTRA union rates for the show! Good luck to all of our talent auditioning, they may just be the next Disney star!


 

Casting teens for Television Series

A new show is now casting and will air on network TV!  

SUMMER TIME SHARE

CASTING NOW: SINGLE PARENTS & THEIR TEENS for a fun, new TV series on a MAJOR NETWORK!

This is a perfect opportunity for single parents and their teenage kids to embark on an idyllic summertime adventure, meet new people, and make new friends that will last a lifetime. Spend the lazy days of summer basking in the sun, grilling, boating, splashing in the waves; sharing those warm summer nights partying, dancing, and living it up with like minded social singles and their teens. For all you single parents, if you're ready for that perfect summer getaway, we're looking for you!

Get ready to experience the great bonding moments and most exciting social adventure ever, a vacation that's sure to have everything under the summer sun: love, laugh, dance, play and live the dream under the stars.

TO APPLY, YOU NEED THIS PASSWORD TO ACCESS THE SHORT QUESTIONNAIRE! THE PASSWORD IS: SINGLE
CLICK THIS LINK AND FILL OUT THE SHORT QUESTIONNAIRE TO APPLY:

http://www.taraannejohnson.com/cast-me.html

DON'T FORGET: YOU NEED THIS PASSWORD TO ACCESS THE QUESTIONNAIRE!! PASSWORD IS: SINGLE

Remember- Only apply if you fit the criteria! Good luck to everyone! 


 

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!


 

 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!


 

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.


 

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!


 

 Feature Film Black Mass Auditions - One Source Talent

Over 140 of our Rhode Island and Massachusetts talent were contacted to attend an upcoming open casting call to be in the upcoming Johnny Depp film Black Mass!

"Black Mass" tells the story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish street punk who rose to power in organized crime by using his FBI informant status to bring down the Italian mafia in New England. According to IMDB, "John Connolly and James "Whitey" Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the late 1970s, they would meet again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI's Boston office and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish Mob. What happened between them - a dirty deal to trade secrets and take down Boston's Italian Mafia in the process - would spiral out of control, leading to murders, drug dealing, racketeering indictments, and, ultimately, to Bulger making the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List." Also starring in the film are Guy Pierce and Dakota Johnson. The film is being directed by Scott Cooper. Cooper also directed the Academy Award winning film Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges. Bridges won Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, the film won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures- Original Song and Maggie Gyllenhaal was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role as well.

Black Mass as an estimated budget of 35 million dollars and is set to be released in 2015. The client was looking for men, women and children of all ethnicities and types for both background and speaking roles in the film! Some specific types they are all seeking are Italian Wise Guys, Irish Tough Guys, Politicians and people with cars from the 70's and 80's to represent Boston in the 1970's and 1980's. Auditions for the Academy Award nominee's film will be taking place this Saturday and Sunday. Good luck to all of our talent who are attending. We have our fingers crossed for you!


 

 Casting Contractors for TV Show - One Source Talent

Client is casting Professional Contractors in Atlanta for an upcoming Television show.

What they are looking for:
- TV friendly men and women
- Licensed contractors
- Must have big personalities
- Between the ages of 25-50.

Are you a professional contractor with a fun personality that has a desire to be on TV? If so, we want to hear from you! If you are a licensed contractor with a booming business and love remodeling residential homes, you might be just the person we're looking for. Do you get inundated with calls from people who want to expand their footprint, want a new kitchen or bathroom, or want to build a new home from scratch? Crazy Legs Productions is casting licensed contractors with big personalities and an eye for great design. From remodeling old outdated homes to creating a client's dream house, Crazy Legs Productions is looking for men and women who can build unique spaces and create amazing rooms. Send recent photos of yourself, a short bio and samples of your work with your contact information included: casting@crazylegsproductions.com. Please make sure to include "Casting: Contractor" in your subject line.

If you are between the ages of 25 and 50, are a Professional Licensed Contractor and living in the Atlanta area, please follow the directions above and submit yourself if you are interested! Good luck!

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