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Why You Should Pursue Your Acting/Modelling Dreams in 2019

It’s a new year which means setting new goals for yourself and trying new things. If acting or modelling is one of those things you’ve been thinking of trying for years, then Max Agency is here to tell you why 2019 should be the year you finally go for it!

The sooner you start getting experience, the sooner you will find success.

It is common knowledge that becoming a successful actor or model can take many years for some people and not happen at all for others. This is why you should stop waiting and give it your best shot as soon as you can! Start taking part in local community projects, join an agency and start auditioning. You may not get auditions or jobs right away so putting yourself out there sooner than later is for the best.

There are roles available for any age range.

If your age is the thing holding you back, it’s time to forget that fear! There are constant new roles for children, teens and adults of all ages. For example, in the advertising industry there are products being targeted at all different ages of consumers and actors/models are needed to fill those roles. Television and film may star the young good looking person but they need other actors to play their parents or grandparents, etc.

“I know it seems I’ve always been around, but my movie career didn’t begin in earnest until I was 50 years old.” – Morgan Freeman

New projects are being developed all of the time.

Everyday there are new projects being produced including commercial, print, theatre, film, etc. Think about all the commercials, advertisements or movies you see on a daily basis, there is a ton of work!

If you have a unique look.

There are many actors and models with similar looks out there so having something that makes you unique and stand out is great in the industry. Sometimes casting directors specifically want people with unique attributes such as freckles, dyed hair, tooth gaps, etc. Having a relatable look is also great as producers know the audience will have an easier time relating to you when they see you on screen!

You have some spare time that could go towards auditioning and shooting.

Acting and modelling is not always ideal if seeking a full time job. However, if you have a flexible schedule that would allow you to make auditions on short notices and take off a few days for shoots, then it would be a good fit for you! It does not have to be your full time focus, but could be something on the side to bring in extra cash flow.

You can get paid to travel.

While many of the projects that cast in Toronto are also filmed there, the higher budget ones will fly you to special destinations to film. This could be to other provinces in Canada, the USA or a more tropical destinations!

“What I enjoy most is travelling to different places and meeting new people. For me, it’s all about life experiences, and I’m very grateful that acting allows me so many interesting and fulfilling ones.” – Jensen Ackles

Max Agency is looking to add new talent to their roster for 2019 and would love to meet with you if you live in the GTA!

Max Agency is a successful Toronto acting agency. We are seeking new talent to join our roster for the new year. If you are an outgoing person who loves to be on camera, apply on our website now: http://maxagency.com/application.php

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Do You Know This Fashion Model Trivia? #NationalTriviaDay

To celebrate National Trivia Day, Max Agency decided to put together a list of fun Fashion Model Trivia to test your knowledge on the modelling industry!

Fashion Model Trivia
Vogue

Lisa Fonssagrives is considered to be the first modern supermodel, flourishing in her career between 1935 to 1950. Lisa moved to Paris to be a dancer and got involved in modeling while there. Eventually she moved to the United States and appeared on fashion magazines such as ‘Vogue’.

Guess

Anna Nicole Smith’s real name before gaining popularity from appearing in ‘Playboy’ was Vickie Lynn Hogan. In fact, she used the name Vickie Smith for her first ever centrefold in ‘Playboy’ before deciding on Anna Nicole Smith a few months after.

Fabio served in the Italian Army for 2 years before becoming a model. He began his career in Italy before moving to the United States and getting signed immediately by an agency.

In 1956, Suzy Parker became the first model to earn $100,000 in a year. During her career she appeared on many magazine covers as well as acting in a number of films and television shows.

Vogue

Jamie Dornan was first discovered on a television show called ‘Model Behaviour’. He did not start gaining success right away but eventually got work with Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and more recently became a successful actor as well.

Tyra Banks was in Michael Jackson’s music video for ‘Black or White’.

Not only did Fabio appear on romance covers, he also wrote them. Fabio would record his stories and then an author would transcribe them.

In addition to modelling, Justin Poortinga is also trained to be an Architect. 

Calvin Klein

Natalia Vodianova is known to have a Cinderella story as she grew up in poverty in Russia. She was discovered while working at her family’s fruit stand and became the face for Loreal, finding a much more glamorous life!

Fact Credit:

http://www.funtrivia.com/en/Entertainment/Fashion-Models-14803.html

Max Agency is a successful model and talent management agency in Canada representing men, women and children. Max Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.

If you want to become one of our talent, apply here! http://www.maxagency.com/application.php

For more daily content, follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter! Never miss a moment with MAX Agency!

To see our awesome talent check out our roster at: http://www.maxagency.com/

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Actor or Model In Your Life (All Ages)

Max Agency is a successful model and talent management agency in Canada representing men, women and children. This holiday we wanted to provide our audience with a list of last minute gift ideas for the actors or models in your life!

Acting Classes

No matter how much or little experience an actor has, it never hurts to attend classes every once and a while to refresh yourself. While this gift may be on the expensive side, it’s a great option if you’re wanting to splurge on the actor in your life. Specifically for beginners in the industry, we would recommend Talent Shop Academy for the most insightful classes in Toronto.

Swimsuits or Bras/Panty Sets

If the person you’re buying for is a model, swimsuits or bra/panty sets are always a great option. While practical for every day life, this gift would also be useful for fashion models who need to wear swimsuits for auditions or shoots.

Books

Whether they are acting based books or just on the best-seller list, books are a great gift for the auditioning actors or models for their wait times! Sometimes audition waits can be quick and other times you can be waiting for a while so having a book to pass the time is great. Reading also helps pass the time while commuting on public transit from studio to studio. For drivers, ebooks are always an option too!

Beauty products

You truly can’t go wrong with gifting any sort of beauty products to an actor or model. A big part of their job is looking good for auditions or shoots so any help you can provide with that would be much appreciated. Keep in mind that models must stay looking natural for auditions so perhaps opt for the skin moisturizer over the rainbow coloured palette.

Fashion Magazine Subscription

Magazine subscriptions are a great thing to buy for the models in your life to stay on top of the latest trends in the industry. They can draw inspiration from them and learn new beauty tips and tricks too! Some magazines to consider: Flare, Elle Canada and SHE Magazine.

Acting themed paraphernalia

On the simpler side, you can always buy an acting or modeling themed shirt, bag, mug, etc. This is a fun and practical gift that any performer could appreciate as they probably love to represent their craft in any way they can. There is a great array of gifts like this on websites such as Etsy or Redbubble.

Smart Phone Tripod

Filming self-tapes is a common occurrence in an auditioning actors life and not everyone has or needs a professional camera set up. With the advancements of smartphones, talent can film on their phones and send to their agent quite efficiently. However, what would make the filming process that much easier would be having a tripod to ensure the quality of the self-tape is the best it could be and saving them from having to make one out of the books on their coffee table. GorillaPod’s are a well known brand and can be easily found online.

Theatre/Movie Tickets

If someone’s an actor, odds are they enjoy watching others act as well! A gift card to the movies can always be useful or tickets to a play! This will allow the actor in your life to appreciate their craft and get inspired. There are always great films and plays that come out around the holidays so take your pick based on their personal preferences!

Board Games

Any games that encourage acting or improvising and allow them to practice their skills while also having fun would be the perfect gift! Games could include Charades, Murder Mystery Roleplaying, Reverse Charades, Spontuneous, etc.! These are great ideas for children as well as adults.

Gym Membership/Gift Certificate

Helping out with someone’s gym membership could possibly come off as rude, however any performer would be sure to appreciate it as they try to stay looking as good as they did in their most recent head shots! Actors and models especially want to stay looking fit so even work out gear or a new set of headphones for working out would definitely come in handy!

We hope these ideas help! Happy Holidays and we’ll be back to regular posting in the new year!

Max Agency is a successful model and talent management agency in Canada representing men, women and children. Max Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.

For more daily content, follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter! Never miss a moment with MAX Agency!

To see our awesome talent check out our roster at http://www.maxagency.com/

If you want to become one of our talent, apply here! http://www.maxagency.com/application.php