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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!


 

 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!


 

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!


 

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.


 

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!

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