MAX Agency Talent Auditions for TIFF Promotional Commercial

MAX Agency Talent Annisa E. is auditioning for a TIFF Promotional commercial. This commercial will be playing before all the featured films at the Toronto International Film Festival. We wish you all the best today Annisa!

 

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Do you Network?

The art of networking is critical in almost every industry, particularly the talent industry. It is the single most important tool to help market yourself. Networking can help speed up or sustain your personal success, guaranteed. Networking can start with close friends, family and eventually can expand to corporate people, who knows!

Fortunately, booking agents at talent agencies make a lot of connections through social media and other platforms to help their talents book jobs. But, talents can also network for themselves and help the agency make more relationships with clients. In fact, if you network with a potential client for yourself, you should obviously mention that you are represented by MAX agency. That way, the prospective client will be in contact with the booking agent, and that can create more potential jobs for more potential talents, including yourself! Win-win situation here people!

Networking is all about making connections and building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships. Nowadays, its not about who you know, its about who knows you! So get yourself out there, network for yourself and your agency for the greater good! You’d be surprised just how quickly you’ll start booking more and more jobs!

So, what are you waiting for? Go get your networking on!

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Attention all Models!

Following my post from last week on what actors should wear to auditions, I am going to talk about what models should wear to casting calls or go-zee’s.

First of all, lets define those two terms.

A casting call consists of a process for selecting the right talent before production starts.

A go-see is an appointment arranged by the model or in this case, the agency, to interview with clients. This is where first impressions are very important.

Here are some tips to really impress the clients.

Keep it simple! it is important that the clients and the production team sees what you truly look like.

This means, wear light make up. Foundation, concealer, lip gloss and mascara should be the bare minimum. Keep your hair out of your face. Pull it back into a pony tail or bun. If you have bangs, clip them back. If you have short hair, style it nicely. Keep your nails neutral. No funky designs or extra long nails. A french manicure would work best. Wear form fitting clothes. This will help the casting team see your shape. Just remember that form fitting does not mean extremely tight. Also, there is no need to over accessorize. It distracts from the simpleness. In terms of shoes, ladies, heels are second nature. No flats or sneakers! It’ll make you look very unprofessional.

A perfect example of an outfit to wear to a casting call would be a white tshirt or tank top (form fitting) and shorts for the summer, skinny jeans and leggings for the winter. Heels at all times!

Of course, this is just the basics. If a client specifies otherwise, then forget all of this and listen to the casting director!

Best of luck to all talents!

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MAX Talent Auditions for Insurance Commercial

MAX Agency Actory Ronen G. will be audition Friday June 26th for Project TELEMATIC. This is a commercial where twins compare insurance prices. The great thing is Ronen will be auditioning for both the twins! WE wish you all the best of luck today Ronen!!

 

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MAX Talent gets Call Back for TV Series

MAX Agency Actory Mark G. had an audition earlier this week for the TV Show FORBIDDEN. He will be auditioning again for the same role at his Call back!! We want to wish all the best today to Mark!!!

 

 

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MAX Agency Model Books Print Campaign for Concord City Place

MAX Agency Model Kelly P. is on set today shooting a print project for Concord City Place. Kelly has been with MAX Agency since the beginning of the year and this is her 2nd booking! We want to wish Kelly all the best today and hope she has a great time!

 

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MAX Models Book Holt Renfrew

Good Luck today to MAX Agency Models Aramis P., Keith G. and Blake J. They will be at the Flagship Holt Renfrew Store for an amazing Brand Launch! We wish you guys all the best today!!

 

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Choosing the Right Outfit for Actors

Choosing the right outfit will help you look and feel the part. It will help bring out confidence in your new persona that the outfit will emanate. When you wear an expensive outfit, it shows quality and prestige. Whereas wearing a T-shirt and jeans makes you look too casual and average. The first impression on how directors, agency execs and clients view you is very important and stems from what you choose to wear to an audition.

Tom Ford said it best: “Dressing well is a form of good manners.”

Here is some terminology that most casting directors use to describe the designated audition wardrobe.

Casual: Relaxed environment. Clothing made for socializing comfortably.

Upscale casual: Clothes that are comfortable enough to party in, yet super fashionable.

Outdoorsy: Anything from denim, wool, sweaters, jackets and jeans.

Formal: Tuxedoes for men and evening dresses for women.

Business: Suit and tie for men, pant suit or tailored dress for women.

Trendy: Must be up to date with the latest fashion trends as a casting director is looking for you to wear the latest fad in fashion.

Uniforms/Costumes: Policemen, nurses, doctors, priests, pilots, teacher, firemen etc. This is usually specified in the role your playing.

Work Clothing: Kind of like uniforms. Clothing associated with an occupation.

Sports Wear: Athletic attire i.e. jerseys.

Most of the time the camera will shoot you from the waist up, so put a lot of focus on that part of your wardrobe.

Choose jewel tones (emerald green, topaz, ruby red, sapphire blue, turquoise blue) and rich autumn colours except orange, yellow and gold as those colours don’t flatter on TV.

Choose V necks as they are more flattering on camera. Turtle necks make clients wonder why you are hiding your neck and isn’t flattering on camera.

Avoid busy patterns, stripes, bright colours, shiny jewelry and logos. They draw attention away from your face. Also, avoid wearing clothes that show too much skin or cleavage unless specific otherwise. It might send the wrong message or be too unflattering.

At the end of the day, you all know your body best and what works for you. These are just tips that can help but if you think something else has been working better for you, then by all means, keep doing it!

Stay tuned for what to wear to a casting call or Go-see for modelling!

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What’s in YOUR make up bag?

Ladies, in this industry, its important to carry around a makeup bag for any occasion. Being prepared for any circumstance shows great organization skills. For example, if your MUA is late or unavailable, you can do yourself up the best you can with your own make up. Or if your MUA can’t seem to find a match for your skin tone with foundation, you can just use your own. Or if you prefer to use your own make up you could certainly do that. Or if you need to do touch ups yourself etc. Usually, MUA’s are professional and these instances are the very worst case scenario. Plus, MUA’s like to use their own make up brand so you can show case it to the public and then people can ask where you got your make up done. Great publicity But like I said, it’s always good to be prepared.

So here are some essential items to have in your make up bag:

1. A gentle make up remover. (I recommend suggest facial wipes but cotton buds and tissues are good too)

2. Face moisturizer (make sure that your moisturizer isn’t too oily. The oil shows during photo shoots and video shoots).

3. Make up brushes! It’s good to have a kit of all the different brushes.

4. Lip moisturizer (blistex or vaseline is a good choice here), lip sticks and lip liners.

5. Contour, blushes, and concealers.

6. Eye shadow palettes. Make sure to have a variety of choices, from natural to smoky!

7. Natural foundations and primers. Its good to have eye primers and skin primers. Usually you can find foundations that have primers built into them already.

8. Suncreen. SPF is very important! But its hard to blend a very oily and creamy sunscreen with your make up so I recommend getting a foundation or face primer that includes a good amount of SPF in it. That way, it’ll blend and protect you at the same time.

9. Mascara, eye liner, fake lashes.

10. Nail polish. Usually, nails should be natural. But in the event that your nails should be painted, bring a nude colour and a bold colour like red. You never know.

The following aren’t make up items but they should be included in your make up bag:

11. Hair spray and dry shampoo.

12. Hair elastics, bobby pins, hair straightener and hair curler.

13. Tweezers and an eye brow brush.

These items are basics to start with, but if you have anything else you think is important and you wish to add, by all means go for it! The more the merrier.

 

 

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Great Opportunity for MAX Agency Talents

Calling all Actors! There is an amazing opportunity awaiting you.  A national television show is looking for a couple of hosts to travel the country coast to coast. During this expedition you will be visiting local fisheries and fisherman, hearing their stories and talk to them about their day to day life.  There are no restrictions. If you have a love of cooking and Seafood (or are even intrigued in seafood and want to learn more) please email Tiffany the booking agent to put your name forward!! Whether you LOVE Seafood or are interested in learning more about the fishing industries, this opportunity will surely be amazing!

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