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12 of our Los Angeles kids were requested to audition for Mattel web-docu series for "Barbie".
Mattel is creating a web docu- series to share kids' ( and their parents) stories about imaginative play! We are looking for girls between the ages of 5- 8 with HUGE personalities and imaginations who play with Barbies. The client was interested in finding kids with special stories who live in the Los Angeles area. They were specifically interested in finding special stories like: A child whose imagination goes WILD when they play with their barbies, a single father of a daughter who plays barbies with her, a child with special needs who loves a certain kind of Barbie, a mom/ grandparent/ older sibling who grew up playing with barbies and has now passed that tradition on to her children, a child with an amazing barbies collection, kids with a unique parenting situation and Barbies, kids who have never played with Barbies but have a huge imagination and more.
We all know what a Barbie doll is. But, do you know the history? According to the Barbie Media website, "Ruth and Elliot Handler founded Mattel Creations in 1945, and 14 years later, Ruth Handler gave the world the Barbie doll. When asked her relationship to Barbie, Ruth simply replied, "I'm Barbie's mom."
The inspiration for Barbie came as Ruth watched her daughter Barbara playing with paper dolls. Barbara and her friends used them to play adult or teenage make-believe, imagining roles as college students, cheerleaders and adults with careers. Ruth immediately recognized that experimenting with the future from a safe distance through pretend play was an important part of growing up. She also noticed a product void and was determined to fill that niche with a three-dimensional fashion doll.
Several years and many designs later, Mattel introduced Barbie, the Teen-Age Fashion Model, to skeptical toy buyers at the annual Toy Fair in New York on March 9, 1959. Never before had they seen a doll so completely unlike the baby and toddler dolls popular at the time."
This will be a fun, heartfelt project to be a part of that is sure to be a great bonding experience for families. We couldn't be more excited to give some of our kids the opportunity to take part in such an awesome project. Good luck to all of them and we will definitely update you if anyone is chosen to be in the series!
7 of our Los Angeles talent have been requested to audition for an upcoming stage production of Kitty Come Home.
The pay is about Viola Bouvier AKA Kitty or Kitty B.,the daughter of a well known Pastor from New Orleans, Louisiana and the ex juke joint singing First Lady of First Baptist Church of God and Christ. Her mother set her dreams of becoming a super star singer aside when she married the Reverend and had Viola. The Reverend forbids Viola to sing secular music; therefore forbidding her to move to California at the age of 19 to pursue her dream. Her mother understands and gives Viola her blessing; however the Reverend disowns her and refuses to give her a "penny" to help out with her down right defiance! Viola heads to California in Hopes of making it big with Sunny Day Records, the hottest record Label in the 1960's. The problem is, is that she has no money, and is in a "foreign land" ..... Los Angeles, CA. Candy, the receptionist at Sunny Day Records befriends Viola right away, she hooks her up with a cleaning job at the studio and a temporary place to stay with her.
Viola is quickly signed to Sunny Day Records, where she meets Heart Throb Super Star Jimmy Swag.... Everything's roses until she ends up competing for his heart with his Wife and fellow label Mate Fancy. 5 years later Viola is on Top of the world, but it all comes crashing down when she finds out she is pregnant and the situation didn't turn out how she expected, Viola returns home to face her father and start over.
The production is being put on by Blaq Renaissance Productions. Karla Kimble, Poetically Known As Pretty Blaq, is a fiery "No Holds Barred" type of poet. She has been writing poetry since the age of 10, and performing as a spoken word artist since the age of 15 years old. This Self Proclaimed "Renaissance Woman" is not only a well seasoned Spoken Word Artist, she is also an Actress, Host, Writer, Classically trained Dancer/Choreographer, playwright, aspiring filmmaker, and the CEO/Founder/Director of Blaq Renaissance Productions. Blaq Renaissance Productions is a production company geared towards creating a new era of the "Harlem Renaissance" bringing a revival of culture, class, fine arts, theater and entertainment to the Inland Empire.
Our talent will be auditioning for the upcoming project this month. The pay is currently set to start its run on June 28th in Moreno Valley, California and Riverside, California. Good luck to all of our talent who will be auditioning. We will let you know if anyone is brought on to the play so if you are in the area you can go check them out!
4 of our Chicago talent were requested to audition for an upcoming industrial shoot for Pactiv.
Pactiv is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of food packaging and foodservice products, supplying packers, processors, supermarkets, restaurants, institutions and foodservice outlets across North America. Having clear plastic, foam products, paper products, cutlery, aluminum foil, aluminum trays and others to their vast portfolio of food packaging products makes sense because it makes sense for their customers, providing them with the best overall value on the widest selection of products, delivered in the most efficient manner possible.
The Pactiv roots stretch back to 1959, when Central Fibre, American Boxboard, and Ohio Boxboard merged to form Packaging Corporation of America (PCA). Those companies bear little resemblance to the Pactiv we know today, as they operated paper mills that exclusively produced cardboard boxes. In 2010, Pactiv was acquired by Rank Group Limited, and they became part of Reynolds Group Holdings Limited (RGHL), a global manufacturer and supplier of consumer food and beverage packaging and storage products. Since the Rank acquisition, they have continued to grow, incorporating the legacy Reynolds Foodservice business to Pactiv, acquiring Dopaco in 2011, and adding International Tray Pads and Packaging and Interplast Packaging in 2012.
The role the talent were set to audition for was for the character of a Factory Boss. A no nonsense, wise, overseer while still a little rough around the edges. The role requires a considerable amount of dialogue. Our talent auditioned last week for the project. If any of our talent are chosen for the upcoming shoot, they will be paid a flat day rate. Good luck to all of our talent who were requested!
Hollywood's biggest celebs stepped out last night to honor this year's greatest achievements in film. There weren't too many surprises this year, other than Ellen passing out pizza to the stars and they watched the awards. Brad and Angie swiped a piece of the pie as did legendary director Martin Scorsese along with Best Supporting Actor winner Jared Leto. Lupita Nyong'o gave a touching speech as she accepted the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Best Picture winner of the year 12 Years A Slave. Certainly deserved, actor Matthew McConaughey took home the award for Best Actor. It was the first nomination for the actor who did a brilliant transformation (as did Jared Leto) for his role in the film Dallas Buyers Club.
Here is a look at this year's big wins of the night:
Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave."
Actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club."
Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine."
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club."
Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave."
Directing: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity."
Foreign Language Film: "The Great Beauty," Italy.
Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, "12 Years a Slave."
Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, "Her."
Animated Feature Film: "Frozen."
Production Design: "The Great Gatsby."
Sound Mixing: "Gravity."
Sound Editing: "Gravity."
Original Score: "Gravity," Steven Price.
Original Song: "Let It Go" from "Frozen."
Costume: "The Great Gatsby."
Makeup and Hairstyling: "Dallas Buyers Club."
Animated Short Film: "Mr. Hublot."
Documentary Feature: "20 Feet from Stardom."
Documentary (short subject): "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life."
Film Editing: "Gravity."
Live Action Short Film: "Helium."
Visual Effects: "Gravity."
192 of our New York talent were requested to audition for the upcoming film Moon Justice.
In New York City rape has increased over the last several months. Ladies are scared to go out at night especially after midnight. Police are trying everything in their authority to stop the madness. The people are complaining at the police authority lack of success. The people in the neighborhood are not satisfied and want justice immediately.
One day, three ladies got together and said 'enough is enough.' They vow to put the end to the rapist rampage by taking justice in their own hands. With contacts within the police community they gather Intel. They're hired illegally to perform bounty duties and hunt the rapist by all means necessary. They declared justice for rape victims and death as judgment for the rapist.
The client is looking to cast several main characters in the film. The lead roles the client needs actors for are for the roles of Monique (female)-- Mid-twenty, Btw 5'5" -- 5'11", weight 125 -- 170. A former undercover agent with several years of police experience. A no nonsense type of person and takes things to heart. She's a trained body instructor who teaches physical fitness. Pitsy (female) -- Age 18 -- 25, Btw 5'1" -- 5'6", Weight 100 -- 150 lbs. Sexy and Beautiful. Street smart. Was a stripper. An attitude girl. Don't get alone with woman very well. Velvet (female) -- Mid-twenty, Btw 5'7" -- 6'1" Weight 120 -- 175. Beautiful and tall. Very athletic. Intelligent and a good troubleshooter. The ability to referee conflict between two people. Studies karate for self-defense. Danny (*female*) -- Age 35 -- 50, Btw 5'1" -- 5'10", Weight 100 -- 195 lbs. Lebain. Straight forward. Lonely. Wised. Used to be a former commissioner for NYC Police Headquaters. Agent Peterson (male) -- Age 25 -- 45, Btw 5'6" -- 6'4", Weight 130 -- 235 lbs. Special forces. Computer literate. Intel specialist. Works at the DAE Division in Manhattan. Responsible for patrolling police activities on scanner. Sean Taylor (male) -- Age 21 -- 30, Btw 5'6" -- 6'2", Weight 130 -- 215 lbs. Lonely. Hardly has no friends. Loves porno. Loves playboy magazine. A former chemist who specialized in potion mixtures. He's a suspect in the raping of several women. Orvin Nooks (male) -- Age 25 -- 45, Btw 5'6" -- 6'0", Weight 130 -- 200 lbs. Drinks a lot. Loves playing xbox one. Hangs out in the street with his friends. He's a suspect in the raping of several women. And finally the role of Billy (male) -- Age 35 -- 55, Btw 5'6" -- 5'10", Weight 125 -- 180 lbs. Business man, Wallstreet executive, Keeps body fit, Jogs, Eats healthy. Loves women especially black. Has a family in the sunburns. Loves to flirt with women. Drink processionally. Loves to pay for sex especially from black women.
The auditions for the film are taking place on March 8th in New York City. We don't yet have word on when the film is set to shoot. Good luck to all of our talent who will be attending the auditions next Saturday! We will be sure to let you know if anyone is chosen for the film.
Miami talent Rino Cerbone has been requested to audition for an upcoming print at for Strongbow Cider.
Strongbow is a blend of bittersweet cider and culinary apples, making it a well-balanced hard cider that's anything but ordinary. At firstsip, you'll note a bold cider flavor from the fermented cider apples, followed by a distinct, fresh apple taste from the culinary apples. Naturally gluten free, Strongbow is served in bottles, cans and on tap. We recommend drinking it over ice for a crisp, refreshing taste that always hits the spot.
In 1962, Bulmer's began crafting Strongbow in Hereford, England. Embodying 125 years of cider-making process and tradition, Strongbow is now the number one cider brand around the world. Fans often wonder about the archer on our label. Strongbow is named after Richard "Strongbow" de Clare, the Earl of Pembroke, who was legendary for his skill with the bow and arrow. With such a namesake, it is no wonder their dry, hard cider lets you start off the night strong.
The client was looking for hot and hip guys and girls who were between the ages of 25 and 28 for the ad. The shoot is currently set to take place on March 13th and 14th. Auditions for the project are taking place this week. The ad will feature a bar scene. This is a well paid job. Rino has only been a talent with us since January 22nd! We wish him lots of luck at the audition, hopefully you will get to see him in the new ad!
19 of our New York models were requested to audition for an upcoming denim photo shoot that is being done by The Oved Group.
The Oved Group is a multi-faceted, family run business. Four brothers, Isaac, David, Ronnie and Mike work side by side everyday in the New York City office. Each brother has a unique and specific role and together they make the Oved Group a successful company.
The Oved Group combines multiple divisions, each with a unique focus yet all staying true to the original family values that have bound the brothers together all these years. Oved Group began its venture by founding Oved Apparel, a New York City based global leader in young men's and children's apparel. Since its establishment in 1981, Oved has swiftly solidified itself as a benchmark performer in the apparel industry. Oved Apparel's success stems from its multi-pronged business structure, in which it is able to control production from the design phase through the manufacturing process-- culminating in effective marketing and retail placement of its brands.
Our talent will be auditioning to be models for the denim brand PRPS. Created in 2002, PRPS is the must-have label for the most discerning denim enthusiasts. Donwan Harrell designed PRPS, our luxury denim brand, with authenticity as his top philosophy. Every single garment is a testament to the painstaking effort and attention to detail that is at the heart of this luxury line.
PRPS is a brand like no other in the marketplace. Each garment is created with hand-selected African cotton, which is then shipped to small-scale expert craftsmen in rural Japan. It is there that artisans with generations of expertise weave small batches of our purple selvedge denim on vintage American looms. This traditional, small-scale process is slow and deliberate: exactly the way top-quality denim used to be made. PRPS' dedicated following is a testament to the value of artisan crafting.
Auditions for the photo shoot are taking place this week. The client was looking for males who had a 32' waist and were over 6 feet tall. Good luck to all of our male models who were able to attend the auditions!
2 of our New York talent were requested to be in an upcoming music video shoot for singer/songwriter Mikey Wax.
Mikey self-released his debut album "Change Again" just 3 years ago. Quoted by bullz-eye magazine as "uplifting pop/rock and darker, slower-tempo fare", the album received instant recognition ranking on the iTunes top 100 pop chart in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Since then, Wax has completed several cross-country tours supporting artists such as Howie Day, Serena Ryder and Landon Pigg. He has also opened for acts such as Andy Grammer, James Durbin, Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton, and Tony Lucca among others. The album features the single "In Case I Go Again", which has been placed on popular television shows, including CBS's Ghost Whisperer & MTV's The Real World. In July 2010, the music video for "In Case I Go Again" was featured on the YouTube homepage receiving a half-million views. Most recently, this song was featured on NBC during the 2012 Summer Olympics, and on the ABC Family hit show Pretty Little Liars July 30, 2013.
In April of 2010, Wax released "The Traveler" EP for free download on his website mikeywax.com. Integrating social networking to download the EP, "The Traveler" received over 10,000 downloads and contributed to Mikey now hosting over 100,000 fans combined via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube. In the summer of 2010, Wax completed a headlining house concert tour of 40 homes across the country. Prior to the 2011 summer house tour, Mikey went back to the studio to record his second full-length album with producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Kris Allen, James Blunt). The record, titled "Constant Motion", is a dynamic mix that resonates as both a throwback and a fresh, modern sound. The album self-released on September 20th, 2011, and through word-of-mouth, ranked at #6 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart, and #47 Billboard Heatseekers. On July 25th, 2012, "Counting On You" was featured on the FOX hit reality television series So You Think You Can Dance. That same night, his song "You Tell Me When" was featured on MTV's The Real World. Two weeks later, it was announced that "Counting On You" would be featured as the elimination song on all the remaining episodes of So You Think You Can Dance Season 9.
Later in November, Wax released a holiday EP, titled "And A Happy New Year", consisting of 3 originals and 3 covers. The EP debuted at #26 on the iTunes US Holiday chart. The EP title-track received radio airplay on SiriusXMs Holly station throughout the holiday season. Shockya.com praised the EP saying, "The six track EP simply makes holiday music the cool thing to listen to."
His song "For Better Or Worse" was placed on the LifetimeTV series Dance Moms, and his tune "So Crazy" is currently being featured in a promo commercial airing daily on Brazil's top cable TV network, GNT.
Our talent were chosen to be on set of his new music video shooting this weekend in New York City. If they accept the role, they will take part in a bar scene in the video. Congrats to both new talent Keith Marlin and Maksym Cherniatynskyi for being requested for the shoot.
6 of our Atlanta talent were requested to audition for the MTV show "Are You the One".
If your perfect match was standing right in front of you, would you even know it? In the most ambitious dating experiment ever attempted, that question will be answered as contestants compete in a series of challenges designed to test the intelligence of their heart. "Are You The One" begins by selecting 10 beautiful single women from across the US. Using the most extensive matchmaking process ever seen, 10 men will be found and perfectly matched for these women. But the results aren't revealed to them. Now all 20 people are living together in Hawaii where they share one objective: Find their PERFECT MATCH. Each week, the group will follow their hearts and lock in a choice of who they think is their PERFECT MATCH. If all 20 people find their perfect match within 10 tries, they'll all split $1 MILLION!
Casting directors are still looking for people to be on Season 2 of the show. Casting Call: MTV's Are You the One? Season 2. You must be 21 by May 2014 but no older than 25 and SINGLE.You must be at least 21 years of age by May 2014 and appear be between the ages of 21 and 25. Also, you have to be SINGLE, personality is important, and be serious about finding a connection.
You may apply for the casting by clicking HERE. When completing the form, please include a quick blurb about yourself, including why you are single and ready to mingle.
You must also be willing to be on television.
Good luck to you and to our talent who have been selected to audition so far!
9 of our Miami actors were requested to audition for an upcoming Sanford Health commercial.
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in nine states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana, Israel and Mexico. Sanford Health includes 39 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America. These gifts are making possible the implementation of the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer.
The client was looking to fill several roles in the upcoming commercial shoot. The roles include a female aged 33-45 for a voice over role, a female 18-24 to play a fashion merchandising student, a male or female aged 40-50 to play a fashion merchandising instructor, a female aged 25-33 to play a medical student, a female aged 45-55 to play a medical instructor, a male or female aged 20-30 to play a sonography student, a male ages 47-55 to play a sonography instructor, a male ages 18-24 who is a nerdy type to play a graphic student and a male or female actor between the ages of 39 and 48 to play a graphic instructor.
All of the roles in the commercial are paid. Auditions for the project took place this week. The shoot is currently set to take place on March 7th, 8th and 9th. The client was holding auditions in the Miami area. The shoot will take place in Orlando. The talent will also be paid for travel. Good luck to all of our talent who were chosen to audition. We will be sure to let you know if anyone is booked so you can look for them in the commercial!
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