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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.

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Lays Commercial Auditions - One Source Talent

Los Angeles talent Alba Yates has been requested for an upcoming spec commercial for Lays Chips!

The commercial is for Lay's Kettle Cooked Chips. Lay's began in 1932, when Herman W. Lay started a small business in Nashville Tennessee distributing potato chips made by a company in Atlanta, Georgia. Six years later Herman bought that company to form H. W. Lay & Company. Innovation being a driving factor in everything Herman did. H. W. Lay & Company began producing potato chips on a continuous potato chip machine in 1942. This reputation increased even further when a research lab was opened to develop new products and flavours.

In 1944, Herman simplified the company's name to the one we all know today: Lay's Potato Chips and became the first snack food company to advertise on television. Frito-Lay company products currently accounts for nearly 60% of the U.S. snack chip industry.
These character that Alba was requested for will be featured heavily as the closing focus of their :30 spec commercial for Lay's Kettle Cooked Chips. The shoot is Non Union and part of a small closed competition for the client and has strong potential for broadcast!

Congrats to Alba for being chosen for the commercial! She will be paid for her time. She has only been a talent with us since January. We will let you know if the commercial is picked up for broadcast and where you will be able to see it!



Kids Commerical Auditions - One Source Talent

10 of our Houston kids were requested for a Prettie Girls Doll Line photo-shoot.

According to their website and facebook, "The Prettie Girls! OWP are diverse in culture, interests, attitude, style, and charisma! They are the hippest girls in the world and they attend the Dream Academy of Excellence, a school where dreams always come true and second best is never enough. Prettie Girls are from all over the world and no matter what they look like, who they are, or what they have been through, Prettie Girls are always "OWP" which means One World Prettie! In the Prettie Girls world --- every girl is awesome and amazing! The Prettie Girls believe that we are all here together and that life can be one big party -- If they always give their best, respect everyone else and never take life for granted! The Prettie Girls believe in getting excellent grades, staying away from trouble, making good decisions and most important of all -- taking their futures seriously! The Prettie Girls are the "It" girls in town that everyone wants to be around! Styled for play, yet filled with soul, Prettie Girls! OWP are waiting for you to join them in a world full of fun, friendship and adventure.

Stacey McBride-Irby designed the most diverse cultural line of dolls ever created for the world's premiere toy company, Mattel. In her 15 years at Mattel, Stacey designed for the Disney Princess Collection and created countless fashions for the iconic Barbie line. Most notably, Stacey created an entire new line for the company, the So In Style dolls, the first African-American dolls by MattelTM that more closely represented contemporary girls and young women in this diverse, dynamic community.Now Stacey is taking her love and passion for the craft of doll making and design to become a part of a totally unique venture called THE ONE WORLD DOLL PROJECT. Stacey joins entrepreneurial success trainer, author and "activational" speaker Trent T. Daniel and former banking vice president, Joanne Melton, in forming a new company that will revolutionize the way mainstream dolls are designed, marketed, and integrated into the fabric of America. THE ONE WORLD DOLL PROJECT promises to make one of the most significant positive cultural impacts on play and in the doll category in recent history.

These beautiful dolls and unique works of art are the beginning of a revolution in play, ready for a market yearning for something unique to its experience - a doll that both embraces contemporary girls of color and symbolizes who they can become.
The One World Doll Project promises stylish works of are that will become a vital part of a valuable growing collectors' market. In addition to the Prettie Girls! play line, the company also has a Signature Celebrity Collection of Prettie Girls! The first doll represents Cynthia Bailey, the businesswoman, model, and reality star, currently featured on Bravo Network's Real housewives of Atlanta."

The client was looking for girl models ages 5 years old to 11 years old to take part in the upcoming photo shoot. The shoot took place on April 16th! Congrats to all of our models who were chosen! Be sure to look for the photos soon!


Music Video Auditions - One Source Talent

9 of our New York talent have been requested for an upcoming music video shoot.

The video is being done by Ethical Music Entertainment and S-Type Productions. S-Type Productions, Inc. is a multimedia company created in 2004 specializing in entertainment production management providing services in film, photography, video and graphic design. From marketing and advertisement materials for that growing business, photographs for portfolios, videos showcasing artistry or production crews for short films, feature films and live productions, S-Type Productions provides client's every need.

Their mission is to provide high quality multimedia services and products to their clients and customers to enhance the sales and brands of their companies. Their highly skilled professionals build relationships and work side by side clientele to ensure their story and vision is brought to life through film, photography, video and or graphic design. They provide the convenience of having multiple service needs for their clients business goals met with just one call. Their strategic plan for their client's goal is a unique approach to their mission that aims to provide quality, effectiveness and care for them, the client and the people they serve.

The client was looking to cast a female between the ages of 18 and 24 years old to play the role of an alter ego. They were also looking for an actress between the ages of 25 and 30. The chosen actresses will be working along side Grammy Award winning producers with the opportunity to star in future paying projects. The video is set to shoot in Philadelphia.  While we aren't allowed to release the artist yet, the video is being directed by Stacey Sherrill. Good luck to all of our talent who were requested!


Feature Film Auditions - One Source Talent

83 of our Chicago talent have been chosen to be in the upcoming film Vernacular.

The film is about a man who begins to see subtitles that reveal the inner thoughts of those around him, he starts to look at life much differently. Written and directed by Patrick Metcalf, "Vernacular" is the story of a lonely man named Del whose listless, redundant life is finally kicked out of neutral by a uniquely cinematic jolt: subtitles. These captions reveal the inner thoughts and feelings of everyone he sees. Though initially frightened by this new ability, Del soon finds himself a freshly enthusiastic participant in the world around him. But when he discovers that his office's affectionate secretary Diana doesn't have any subtitles at all, he becomes intrigued.

The film is being done by Studio 22. Studio 22 is an entirely student-run production company that exists to provide extracurricular filmmaking opportunities not provided in production classes. They currently fund eleven student films that are showcased at the end of each school year. They aim to produce ambitious, high-quality student films and serve as an active agent in the development of Studio 22 projects.

Studio 22 exists to serve and challenge the film community in all aspects and to provide opportunities to experiment in filmmaking, as well as to develop networks with alumni and film professionals. They also provide educational opportunities via workshops and speakers, and they aim to introduce new filmmakers to student film. In essence, Studio 22 continually strives to promote education, ambition, and quality in Northwestern filmmakers.

Our talent were requested to play office employees over a period of two days as well as coffee shop patrons. Congrats to all of our talent who were chosen!


Casting teens for Television Series

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



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.



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, 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 and 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!

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