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We update the OST blog on a daily basis with modeling tips and acting tips to help you learn more about the career side of the entertainment industry and to also increase your chances of becoming a model or actor.

We also use the One Source Talent blog as an opportunity to report the latest and greatest reviews of One Source Talent from our members.

Lastly, we post Hollywood news on the OST blog to report upcoming films, and recent celebrity happenings.

If you are looking for open casting calls check out our featured castings page.


 

How One Source Talent Boosts Your Chancers

One Source Talent was created in 2003 with one thing in mind. One Source Talent wants to give aspiring models and actors the exposure that they need to succeed in the industry, and to build relationships between talent and clients. We use an interactive database of talent that our clients are able to have access to without having to sift through comp cards and head shots that are mailed to them on the daily bases.

Another way that One Source Talent boosts your chances of finding that right job is, the real time access that you get to nationwide castings and auditions. As well as industry workshops and your own personal e mail account.

One Source Talent operates in major markets nationwide including Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Providence, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Detroit (Corporate) and, of course, Los Angeles and New York. We have helped launch the career of singer and actress Diamond White, who signed with One Source Talent several years ago. Some of you might remember Diamond from the hit Disney television show Phineas and Ferb and most recently was a finalist on the hit show The X Factor. Besides Diamond White we have helped numerous models get signed to agencies such as Elite, Ford and many others.


 

7 Proven Steps to better your auditions - One Source Talent

Here are some steps that will help you nail your next audition

As you probably know by now, the entertainment industry can be competitive. It's very likely that you will be one of dozens of people competing for a role on a movie, television show, or commercial. In order to stand out from the crowd and really "Wow!" the casting directors, we've compiled this list of 7 ways to make an impact during your audition.

1. Early is on time
An audition is very similar to job interview. On time is late and early is on time. Show up 15 minutes early ready to go.

2. Be Decisive
Often times a casting director will ask you to make a choice, they may ask you to choose a monologue. When you are presented with a decision like this the worst thing you can say is "Which do YOU want me to choose?" Instead, show that you are comfortable, confident and decisive by making a choice.

3. Try not to audition last
When you are called in for an audition, ask the casting directors what times the auditions are running and choose a time that is closer to the begining of audition day rather than the end. By the end of the day the casting agents will be tired, and anxious to go home, do your best to get an audition time early on in the day when they are in their best mood.

4. Never shake the casting directors hand unless they reach out first
Normally it's considered respectful to shake somebody's hands, but the casting directors are very likely meeting with hundreds of people a day. They do not want to shake every single persons hand and risk contracting all sorts of germs.

5. Choose your clothing wisely
Wear clothes that aren't too distracting. A lot of people make the mistake of getting dressed to the T for an audition, but you want the casting director to focus on YOU not your outfit.

6. Bring a resume and photos
Having a physical resume and a photo or two in hand with you at your audition is a great idea. It's not uncommon for casting directors to get a ton of emails and finding your resume and photos in their inbox can be tricky.

7. No excuses
Have you come down with a cold? Maybe your voice is a little off. There's no need to tell the casting directors that because they will notice, instead do your best to knock your audition out of the park and they will admire your work ethic.


 

 Kate Middleton - One Source Talent

That's right, the Dutchess of Cambridge is in labor!

The world has been anticipating this over the last week. Reports are saying that shortly before 6 a.m. local time Monday, Prince William's wife, Kate Middleton was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital in London. She checked into its posh Lindo Wing.

Kensington Palace confirmed that the Duke of Cambridge was by his wife's side as they traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the hospital. "Things are progressing as normal," a palace spokesperson said. The Royal protocol states the palace will be silent until Kate gives birth. Once she delivers the child, her doctor will sign an official bulletin announcing the royal boy or girl's birth. That proclamation will next be brought outside through the main entrance of the wing and be taken to a car that is waiting and be delivered by security escort to Buckingham Palace! This is when the world will finally learn the baby's gender, weight and time of birth, along with any other key details surrounding the child's arrival. Now, this is what will happen pending the baby be born between 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. local time. If the baby arrives after those hours, the palace states that the bulletin's delivery will be delayed until the following morning. Talk about royal treatment!

Once Kate and Will are preparing to leave the hospital, the two with their newborn will pose for photos outside of the wing before leaving. The child, who will be bestowed the title of prince or princess, will now be the third in line to the British throne following Charles and William. It is a duty and privilege that will now be granted to the heir regardless of gender. The rules of succession have been amended to allow for the couple's first-born child and not merely a first-born son, to eventually ascend to the throne. If the couple indeed welcomes a baby girl, she will be only the sixth woman to be crowned queen in her own right in the 1,500-year history of the British monarchy.

The couple met all the way back in 2001 at St. Andrews University where they studied art history. The two reportedly became a pair after sharing a house together with two of their friends. In 2010 Clarence House announced that William and Kate had become engaged. The couple has 12 years of history together and this surely marks another beginning for them. Everyone is waiting patiently to find out who the newest addition to the succession of the crown will be a new queen or king!


 

 How I Meet Your Mother - One Source Talent

Finally, after eight years we will learn the true identity of who "the mother" really is! The show has been renewed for a 9th and final season. CBS and 20th Century Fox Television announced yesterday the series will in fact be back for a final season. All of the series regulars will return including Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan, as well as series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.

We have all sat wondering and guessing over the past eight years the premise of the whole show, who is the mother!? It has been confirmed that she will finally be revealed this last season.

"Through eight years, 'How I Met Your Mother' has mastered the art of leading-edge comedy, emotional water-cooler moments and pop culture catch phrases," said Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment. "We are excited for Carter, Craig, Pam Fryman and this amazing cast to tell the final chapter and reveal television's most mysterious mother to some of TV's most passionate fans."

The series is by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and premiered on CBS in September 2005. Bays said about the final season, "We have a plan to bring back many people we've had on the show," Bays said. "Not to steal their idea, but I loved the 'Seinfeld' finale where you saw everyone that's ever been on the show. We have a way to do it that sort of fits in with the universe of our show." The wait will be over soon!!


 

Justin Timberlake - One Source Talent

After a long break from the music industry, the singer turned actor was back in the studio and just released his new comeback single "Suit & Tie". It looks like fans have been waiting for this one as this could break his record for his biggest first week ever. The song was produced by Timbaland. According to Billboard, "Suit," which has topped the iTunes singles chart in the U.S. and England, is well on track hit between 330,000 and 350,000 downloads by the end of the reporting week on Sunday! If sales keep going in this direction, the magazine said it would easily be his best sales week ever for a digital song, blowing by the 250,000 logged by "SexyBack" in 2006.

The song, which is currently available exclusively on iTunes is the first single from Timberlake's unscheduled third album which is titled The 20/20 Experience. I haven't seen much promotion for the song or the album. He has managed to fly under the radar a bit, I'm sure we will see a lot more once the album is getting closer to coming out. It has been six years since the actor has released any new music. He tweeted a few days ago that something would arrive soon and then to everyone's surprise, released the song "Suit and Tie" just after 11:30 Sunday night. Jay-Z collaborated with Justin on this song. With his acting career booming over the last few years, its easy to forget he started in a boy band! Timberlake has only released two albums since his boy band days with N'Sync. So far it looks like this one will be a hit!


 

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It was reported a week and half ago that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have officially split up after 14 years together. Depp's publicist said in a statement released to Entertainment tonight that "The couple have amicably separated, please respect their privacy and more importantly, the privacy of their children," (Lily-Rose, 13 and Jack, 9).

It was reported that Depp and Paradis had been having problems for a while and they drifted apart after relocating to Los Angeles from France. There are now, however, new rumors swirling that Depp is dating his "Rum Diary" co-star Amber Heard. Nothing is confirmed as of now, but I'm sure this is not the end of this dramatic break-up. 


 

Conrad Murray Guilty for Michael Jacksons Death

 

Today at 4:15 PM, Conrad Murray has been convicted of the involuntary man slaughter charges against him regarding the tragic death of Michael Jackson. Conrad Murray was convicted of causing the singer's death by administering the a powerful anesthetic known as Propofol without proper supervision and without taking proper steps after the singer had stopped breathing.

He could face up to 4 years in prison and could lose his medical license.


 

Earthquake Felt in Michigan on 8/23/11

 

Did you feel that? Residents of Michigan just experienced a "after-shock" around 2 P.M. that is was felt all over North America. The magnitude of the earthquake is measured at 5.9 at its epicentre just 27 miles from Charlottesville, Virginia and is the explanation for the earthquake felt in Washington D.C.!

The earthquake actually shook our office here in Detroit. Earthquakes in Michigan are extremely uncommon, but not entirely unheard of. There are currenlty no reports of anyone being injured by the quake. 


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7 of our Chicago actors have been requested to audition for an upcoming commercial for Wilton Sledge hammers. The company has been around for over 60 years and are a top supplier of metalworking, material handling, air tools and much more! If any of our talent are chosen for the commercial, not only will they receive a ton of national exposure, they will be paid $500.00 for the shoot.

The commercial is set to air both nationwide and virally! Good luck to all of our actors who are up for the part!


 

Kim Kardashian Upset With Turkish

 

Kim Kardashian is extremely upset that she has been put on the cover of Turkish Cosmopolitan without her knowledge, but given the circumstances, who wouldn't be.

The Country of Turkey committed genocide on the Armenian people, and since Kim Kardashian is Armenian she has strong feelings about the matter and had spoken out against the genocide many times.

So how did she get featured on the cover? The reality star did an international photo shoot that got sent out to various magazines published by Cosmo, but she was never informed that it would end up on the Turkish version of the magazine. 

 

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