Talent Link Open Call Auditions & Parent Info Session Saturday August 9 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM (EDT)
PLEASE READ EVERYTHING ON THIS PAGE BEFORE REGISTERING TO ATTEND OUR AGENCY OPEN CALL
By attending our Open Call you or your child will have the opportunity to be seen by our Agents for paid work in the NC, SC VA, GA, FL, MD, DC, KY & TN markets while also possibly being offered agency representation in the Carolinas. We're always booking all ages, races shapes and sizes for upcoming PAID TV Commercials, Films, Print Ads and Video projects that are being shot in or near the above mentioned markets.
Register the name of the talent that we will be auditioning not the parents name. Only register the parents name when registering for the Parent Information session.
Please DO NOT bring friends or additional family members with you unless they're registered to audition, however both parents or guardians are welcome to attend with the talent that will be auditioning.
All attendees please arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition to fill out required audition paperwork and be sure to look below for the designated audition expectations. Be patient & prepared to wait up to one hour based on the amount of talent that may be auditioning during our Open Call. Talent that arrive first & complete required paperwork will also be the first to audition.
If the time slot is FULL or registration has ended then please call us at immediately at
704 335-0027 and express your interest in attending.
Please arrive informed & prepared....
This is an Agency Interview. Please arrive on time and be patient during your wait, Do not bring food or beverages into the Open Call and please turn your phone on silent before you enter. We will only audition ages 7 to adult, please be sure if a child is auditioning that they're comfortable & prepared to audition in front of a camera & our Agents.
Attire for eveyone auditioning: All black
Parents of newborns to age 6 will attend during our Agency Callback Session .
Attendees of our Parent Information Session please arrive between 10:30 am -10:45am to complete paperwork for your child. Session will start at 11:00am. You will be joining in during our Agency Callback and have the opportunity to meet with our Agency owner and Sr. Agent, Vince Paul or Sam Smith, Agent. They will explain the history and mission of Talent Link, the types and pay rates of jobs that are available in this market for your child, you will also view commercials featuring children that are your child's age that has been booked by Talent Link and then wrap it up with the proper steps of how to launch your child's career with our agency. We're proud to say unlike many other agencies we have an awesome track record of booking infants and toddlers, however we ask that you DON'T YOUR BRING CHILDREN due to the possible distractions that may be caused to our speaker and other invited guest. Parents instead please bring 1- 4 current, photos of your child for our agents to view & critique. This session will end approximately at 12:30
Registration for ages: 7- adult.
Please arrive between 7:45am and 8:00am to fill out audition paperwork. Talent that are between the ages of 7 to adult will be given an age appropriate script and asked to perform a commercial cold read. This group will be evaluated on a series of on camera audition skills. Please also inform our agents during the audition if the talent also has a monologue prepared or if they have additional talents that you would also like us to see before their audition is over. Auditions will end approximately at 10:00am
Callbacks for ages 7- Adult:
You will know immediately after your audition if our agents want to see you for a callback, if you receive a callback you will be asked to stay to attend the callback session that will take place the same day and will last approx 1.5hrs if you're not able to stay for the callback then it is your responsibility to call 704 335-0027 within 24 hours of your audition and schedule the next available date & time to discuss your callback with the agent that auditioned you or your child. During the callback session two options will be discussed depending on the talents on camera audition evaluation. #1. Agency Contract. What are the next steps needed to move forward with our agency such as, contractual representation procedures, proper industry marketing materials, suggested training classes and cost if needed at all will be discussed to ensure that you're agency ready to compete against other talent that are in this market. #2. Non contractual options that will allow you to be considered for paid, non-speaking, print and extra work while pursuing your career without having to sign an agency contract.
"I have heard if there's a cost then it's a scam. Is this a true statement?"
"This statement makes me cringe every time I hear anyone say it without giving a full explanation of what they're referring to, and unfortunately most people can't. So I will try to explain so that you are properly educated on what is and isn't acceptable. If an agency offers training, photography or any other related fee based service it's only offered to allow the talent to become more competitive and marketable. Yes there are fees charged for those services offered. Nothing is Free and it is quite common for many agencies in this market to offer additional fee-based services for potential new talent to become agency ready. Many people are misinformed and believe that if an Agency charges fees then it's a SCAM. The Truth is that everyone who wants to act professionally needs professional training and professional photography to compete against the other professionals in this industry. This is what identifies you as a professional and what the industry expects from you. Now, there are agencies that REQUIRE that you use ONLY theirs ervices or REQUIRE you to pay them to join or to receive an Agency contract; in this case I say YES these are unethical entities and should raise a red flag. The difference with Talent Link is if you already have adequate training and professional photography you may not be required to shoot with us or take our training. However we won't know that until we evaluate your marketing materials and your On Camera Audition skills during the Agency Open Call. Whether or not you meet industry requirements will be discussed when you come to the agency Open Call, at this time you can make an educated decision of what is needed & expected from YOU to move forward and be allowed to compete against other professional actors & models in this market. Vince Paul, Actor, Agent & Author of one of the leading industry handbooks entitled "The Talent Guide: Launching Your Career In The Commercial Film or Fashion Industries"
Our Open Call Audition Location:
(This event will be hosted at Hilton Garden Inn, Charlotte, NC)
9315 Statesville Rd.
(Ivy Room B)
Charlotte, NC 28269
Call Talent Link for any additional questions 704 335-0027