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Manikin Talent Agency is a family operated, full service, non-exclusive agency representing all ages of talent in every state. Team Manikin operates with US-based staff and 13 international team members. Rich, Amy, and all of team Manikin are very passionate about booking talent and love the fact that they can work with any talent on any level, from background and extras to speaking roles, hosting, fashion and more! Rich and Amy also work with many notable musical producers and dance companies.
NY Casting Director/Coach, Owner of Herman & Lipson Casting Barry has been with Herman & Lipson for over 39 years casting over 8000 commercials both voiceover and on camera for such products as Loreal, ESPN, Advil, Verizon, ToyRUs, and many other top accounts. He casts for commercials all around the world and also casts for film, television and theatre.
Watersound Entertainment In 1997, John launched Watersound Entertainment which currently encompasses two large recording facilities, an artist development division, and music production company. John has also been an A&R/Producer/scout for just about every major record company, such as Jimmy Lovine's Interscope Records, Capitol Records, Disney Music Group, SonyEpic Records, RCA, Warner Music Group, Atlantic Records, and Curb Records.
Scout, Jag Models, NY Jag Models was founded by Jaclyn Sarka and Gary Dakin in July of 2013 with a mission to recognize and celebrate models of diverse beauty. Rachel Payne joined the team at JAG in 2014 and has been scouting new faces ever since. She has scouted models who have worked for well-known clients like Calvin Klein, Victoria's Secret & Sephora.
HOP Models, GA He has been a visionary helping to introduce the agency to the international markets. Departments include children, high fashion men & women, plus size, petite, and actors. The agency's client list includes Macy's, Belk, Vogue Mag, GQ Mag, Dillards, JCPenny, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Avon, Coca Cola, Rooms to Go, Nickelodeon, Seventeen Mag, Vidal Sassoon, L'Oreal, Tyler Perry Studios, BET, and Cartoon Network
Linda Rutledge oversees talent from babies to teens for print, commercial, TV & film on a national & international level at BMG Models. BMG is a full service model & talent agency, representing models & talent for over 20 years. BMG places talent in Asia, Milan, London & other major markets as it continues to nurture talent & promote to clientele worldwide.
Terri Land has been an agent with Presence Models & Talent since its inception. She has worked as a model, actor, runway trainer & scout for over 30 years. As an agent & scout she has developed talent that has appeared in commercials, television, film & runway shows across the nation. Just a few of Presence Models & Talents clients include: Home Depot, Haverty’s, Rooms to Go, Coke, GA Lottery, Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead and The Avengers.
Jenni Lubo started working in the fashion industry as a domestic and international model over 20 years ago. After college, while still being employed as model, she used her knowledge to enter the business-side of the industry and started a boutique tradeshow modeling company in Las Vegas, NV. Over the past 30 years Click presently represents over 1,000 models with divisions focusing on Women, Men, Plus Size, Runway, Showroom, FIT, and Lifestyle. Click Atlanta has been opened for over 20 years.
Daniel Hoff Agency is celebrating it's 25th year in business! Jeremy is an agent in the New York office and specializes in musical theatre. They have clients on Broadway, National Tours, and Regional Theatres around the country. Some recent bookings include Meangirls, Escape to Magaritaville, Book of Mormon, Beautiful, Cats, Aladdin, Phantom of the Opera, On Your Feet, Curvy Widow, The Color Purple, Les Miserables, Fun Home, Finding Neverland, Love Never Dies, and The Bodyguard.
Allison Millar was discovered at the age of 15 at the Discovery Spotlight Model and Talent Expo. She was then signed with Next Model Management, Miami and Click Model Management, NY. She walked the runway for multiple designers in NY fashion week in her first season at age 17. She has been a finalist on Season 2 the hit show The Face with Naomi Campbell. She has since been working internationally in European Markets including Milan, Paris, London, and Spain.
Matthew Prescott has worked and performed with Donald Byrd's Spectrum Dance Theater, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Ballet NY, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Amanda Miller, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, The Alabama Ballet, Armitage Gone! Dance, BalletX and others. He is currently the Artistic Director for the Joffrey Ballet School’s Musical Theater Broadway summer intensive and is Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Institute for American Musical Theatre in NYC.
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Trying to get into the entertainment industry can seem tough and overwhelming, especially if you don’t have much prior knowledge of the business. E3 has partnered with Discovery Spotlight to provide resources and opportunities to help new talent learn more about the industry’s intricacies. Our Regional Resume Building Workshops offer professional insider tips and advice for models, actors, singers, and dancers.
You will also be able to show off your talent by walking the runway, performing an acting scene, singing, or dancing. This performance will be a chance for you to show off what you’ve learned in the workshops. These will also be reviewed and critiqued by our directors to help you improve for your future presentations.
What Do Our Workshops Cover?
Building Your Entertainment Business Resume
Model and Talent Audition Techniques
Working Professionally in TV and Film
Modeling Markets and Requirements
Musical Theatre & Broadway Bound
Every workshop facilitates learning and builds confidence. The more you know and the more prepared you are to start your career, the more confident you will be in it. We go all the way to the basics, making sure you know audition techniques, how to talk to scouts and directors, and how to choose the best headshots.
We Help Launch Careers
At the age of 16, Sydney Proctor was signed to a three-year contract with Ford Model NYC following her participation in the November 2016 Expo.
She joined the ranks of former Ford models Christie Brinkley, Naomi Campbell, Brooke Shields, Kim Basinger, Lindsay Lohan and Brooke Burke.
At the age of 16, Allison Millar participated in our model and talent expo. By age 17, she had already walked in 10 shows at New York Fashion Week.
Allison has appear on Oxygen's The Face, hosted by Naomi Campbell, and can be seen in campaigns for Maybelline and The Kooples. She has worked with Click Model Management NY, Crystal/Slides Models Paris, PRM London, Wonderwall Milan and others.
Dejean Deterville attended the expo in 2013 and participated in the Acting Commercial, Acting Monologue, and Fashion Runway showcases.
Since then, he has appeared in the feature film "83 Days" starring Danny Glover and can be seen on "Empire" on FOX and "Fresh Off the Boat" on ABC.
Madison Iseman signed with CDMT Agency in the summer of 2008 and attended the expo in 2009, participating in the modeling and acting divisions.
She has since appeared on Modern Family, Nickelodeon's Henry Danger and Still the King on CMT. She can be seen with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black in the feature film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle."