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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! 


 

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!


 

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!


 

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!


 

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!


 

 Runway Fashion Show Auditions - One Source Talent

22 of our Chicago talent were requested to audition for a fashion show by F.A.S.E., "Runway In Paradise." F.A.S.E. stands for fashion, awareness, self-identity, education.

A business dedicated to promoting and providing communities with knowledge of awareness and education opportunities, using fashion and self expression as tools to achieve in every field of human endeavor. They are a business that promotes awareness, using entertainment and service to reach our audience. F.A.S.E. collaborates with non-profits, schools, public agencies, businesses and community and faith-based groups. F.A.S.E. puts on fashion shows for causes. A percentage of proceeds will ALWAYS go towards an awareness that is associated with a charity such as AIDS, Breast Cancer, and Domestic Violence.

F.A.S.E. is run by Diane Rutter and Eric Williams. Diane Rutter is a special education co teacher in a fourth grade classroom in Chicago, Illinois. She has a bachelor of arts degree in secondary education. She is currently working on her masters in elementary education. Diane is currently starting a business with the focus of promoting fashion, awareness, self identity, and education through freedom of expression through the arts to ensure success in every human endeavor. She first realized that her passion was to help others in college while walking in and coordinating fashion shows for HIV and AIDS prevention. As she is very good working with and educating kids she has realized that while it starts with the kids it depends on the adults. It is important that we as a people are taking care of and educating everyone. Through F.A.S.E. services will be provided to ensure self confidence, reassurance, and support while having a great time.

Eric Williams is a 5th/6 grade educator in Chicago, Illinois. He has a BA degree in psychology from Michigan State University. He graduated from the Chicago Performance Arts Academy in both modeling and acting. He is currently working on his Masters degree in School Psychology at Loyola University. Eric helped create F.A.S.E with the hopes of using fashion and self expression to spread awareness everywhere. He believes in order to be successful, you must give back! Eric has already given back to the city of Chicago through volunteer work, as a member of Project YES! He served 1700 hours in the community in one year. AmeriCorps, is a program that improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Eric loves to inspire people, with F.A.S.E on the rise, he has faith that his aspirations in life will be fulfilled.

Model calls for Fashion In Paradise will be taking place on April 11th and April 12th. The client was looking for both male and female models to walk in the show. The show will be July 13, 2014. The show will have various looks from designers and boutiques in the Chicago area. The proceeds for the show will be donated to a shelter or organization for Domestic Violence. Good luck to all of our models who will be auditioning for the upcoming show!


 

 Kid Toy Commerical photo shoot auditions - One Source Talent

We have some exciting news, 4 of our Dallas kids have been booked for a toy packaging photo shoot. The toys will be sold in Walmart stores!

The kids were booked for the toy packaging photo shoot for Kid Connection. Kid Connection produces quality, educational toys that are built to last. Walmart carries a full line of popular Kid Connection products at everyday low prices so you can keep your kids happy and entertained. Whether you're looking for Kid Connection play centers or something also, Walmart can help meet your needs. You'll find Kid Connect toys such as the Kid Connection Day Care, Kid Connection train sets, Kid Connection dolls, and Kid Connection baby dolls and doll clothing. In addition to Kid Connection products, you'll find a wide selections of kids' toys, dolls, doll houses, bikes and riding toys, all in one convenient location. When if comes to Kid Connection products for your family, Walmart has you covered. Shop Walmart's Kid Connection today to save money and live better.

The client was looking for kids 18 months to 7 years old to be in a photo shoot to appear on the packaging for their toys. The photo shoot will take place this week. There was no audition held. The client chose talent based directly off of their One Source Talent comp cards. This is so exciting for our talent. All of the kids will be paid for the shoot, plus they will have national exposure. Be sure to look for our cuties Jamon HughesJaxson GoldSkyler Robinson and Kaine Blackerby on the toy products in a Walmart near you soon!


 

 Feature Film 6 Minutes Auditions - One Source Talent

You may remember us telling you that several of our talent appeared in the feature film The Library. The film's name has now been changed to 6 Minutes of Death and is available to rent at Redbox!

The film is set in a small town circa 1860 where small pox takes the life of a little girl. She enters a world that will get her prepped and re-incarnated for her next life. The library is a second chance, a place to select a storybook life and be reborn. The evil darkness takes the girl into lower earth. All the corners of hell are fighting to keep her from reaching the next level. Three guardians are sent to rescue her but they only have 30 minutes.

The film stars John Basedow, Julia Gregorio, Frank Riano, Keeler Vernon and Natalie Swan. It was directed by Joe Ciminera. Considered one of the most creative cooking show chefs on national T.V. Joe Ciminera has a long list of recognition from previous appointments with cooking shows beginning in 1999. He decided to try his talents in front of the small screen again with a cooking show called Taste This TV in 2003. The show quickly became popular and has filmed over 287 episodes. Ciminera's motto is "There are no rules in Cooking" a signature statement that has made him famous.

Ciminera's credits to TV are enormous. He is the Executive Producer to the following popular national series: The Flaming Greek, Stress Free Cooking, Sophisticated Comfort Food, and Southern Fried Fitness. In addition to cooking he is responsible for creating and launching the following reality shows that have aired nationally; Priority Mail, Get More and Don't quit your day job.Ciminera's book entitled "In The Weeds"; a volume of chef's tales has sold over 650,000 copies and His latest book, "Joseph Ciminera's New American Cooking" has sold and donated over 1 million copies.

Our talent took part in several scenes which filmed in New York in 2012. Both child actors and adults auditioned for and had extra and featured roles in the film. Hundreds of our talent were contacted for different scenes and roles in 6 Minutes of Death. We have worked with this client for several projects. Be sure to stop at a Redbox near you and pick up the film and check it out! Congrats to all of our talent who took part in the film!

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