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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!


 

 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!


 

 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!


 

 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!


 

 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 Auditions - One Source Talent

8 D.C. talent were selected to audition for the feature film Texas Rein.

Texas Rein, based on the novel by Becky Rodgers Boyette, is a faith-based family drama with mass appeal about returning home and the power of family. Texas Rein, the movie, is a family drama based on the novel of the same name, by Becky Rodgers Boyette. The story explores the family dynamic when a prodigal returns, the gift of forgiveness and the hope of second chances. Cassie Roberts, an ex-rodeo queen turned single mom, gets an urgent call to return home for her sick father. Her sleepy hometown, Summerville, Texas, is the last place on earth Cassie wants to be, until she has the opportunity to put things right with a fresh start and the hope of Olympic Gold. It may be her father's dream to enter his prize winning Quarter Horse, Splash into the Olympic Trials. But it's Cassie's dream to ride him. With the help of an "aw shucks" cowboy, horse trainer, Chase Eversoll, Cassie might just be able to make all their dreams come true.

The client is holding auditions for 6 different roles in the film. The role of Chase Eversoll - Caucasian, Male, 30's. All-American cowboy. Gentle and humorous with strong work ethic. He believes he's found a champion in Marvin Roberts' prize horse, but his desire to train the champion competes with his growing interest in Marvin's daughter, Cassie. Western horseback riding/reining experience a plus. Marvin Roberts- Caucasian, Male, Mid-Late 60's. Gentleman rancher. Strong, wise, and faithful husband and father, despite the fact his dreams concerning horses and his daughter have never materialized. Has a difficult but loving relationship with his daughter, Cassie. (Western horseback riding/reining experience a plus). Peggy Roberts- Caucasian, Female, 60's. Southern, steadfast rancher's wife. After Marvin's surgery, she makes it her job to keep her husband healthy. Loves her daughter Cassie, but sometimes can't contain her disappointment in Cassie's life choices. Aunt Clara- Caucasian, Female, 60's. Chase's aunt, old friend of the Roberts' family. Quirky, but genuine. Kind hearted and quick with a word of scripture (if not always the perfect selection), she's wise and becomes Cassie's friend and moral compass. Jeff Deavers- Caucasian, Male, 30's. Guy's son, newly graduated veterinarian and childhood friend of Cassie's. Good looking in an ordinary, guy-next-door kind of way. He'd like the relationship to go further than "just friends," with Cassie, but knows it probably won't. And Garrison- Caucasian, Male, Early 30's, Cassie's east coast love interest. Wealthy, expensively handsome. A true "player" - Cassie is more of an accessory than a girlfriend. He wants her even more when he thinks he can't have her.

The film was written and is being directed by Rebecca Rogers Nelson. The film is currently set to begin shooting in May and will shoot in Virginia through June. Auditions for the film are taking place over the next couple weeks with callbacks scheduled for April 26th. Any talent that are chosen for the film will be paid. Good luck to all of our talent who are auditioning!


 

 Feature Film Auditions - One Source Talent

8 of our New York actresses have been requested to audition for the upcoming film "Last Breath.

The film is being done by the production company Eternal Lion Studios. Jake Ramos co-founded Eternal Lion Studios with Nash and Vinny back in 2005. He is a film school graduate and has went on to direct and produce many short films and collaborated with many independent and aspiring artists on their music videos ranging from many different genres including Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rock and Contemporary Christian. Apart from being behind the camera, Jake also works in front of the camera as an actor. He has acted in several short films as well as played extras for The Bourne Legacy (2012) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Vinny Bonfanti is a co-founder of Eternal Lion Studios. He is an experienced Martial Artist with a Black Belt in Chinese Kenpo as well as choreographed many action sequences for films produced by Eternal Lion Studios. Vinny has experience working on set as a Production Assistance as well as worked in the set design department for I Am Legend (2007).

The clients were looking to cast for the role of Ariel. They are auditioning actresses between the ages of 21 and 28 years old. She is an aspiring model from another country. She is fluent in English as well as other languages and her accent is slightly evident. She is a loving wife and has an interest in the arts. Ariel has a dark side and uses her beauty to manipulate others to get what she wants. Apart from her looks, she is physically tough and can kick ass.

The client is currently working on a crowd funding campaign and has plans to submit the film to various festivals at the end of the year. Our talent will be sending in audition videos because filming is set to start right away. Good luck to all of our talent who will be auditioning for the film!


 

 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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