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Toronto Talent agency features actor Bobby Cole

Meet Bobby Cole. He is a talented Toronto actor who is part of Max Agency’s roster!

Bobby who has Ukrainian roots, has been in various job positions over the years, including being a talent scout and manager for 5 years! Every time he starts a new job, he rushes back to the entertainment industry because that is where he feels the most alive. 

How did you get into acting?

“As a child, I always knew I wanted to be in the entertainment business. I just had to figure out the first steps and I haven’t looked back since. Halfway through my 3rd semester in College, I decided to get a background agent and the snowball started rolling. Soon after, I joined the Second City Training Centre for beginner classes and by the time I finished my 5th class, I was already auditioning for their conservatory class.

I went to business school prior to Second City so I had zero knowledge of improv but I did get casted for the one year program, so that was a very surreal feeling. I loved every second of it. Who knows, maybe I’ll give it another shot for the Conservatory Program. I highly recommend any one who is starting off in this business to start at Second City. For me it was the perfect platform to find my place in this ever growing business. “

 Any memorable moments from set?

“My most memorable role with Max Agency has been the role of HERB ABRAMS in THE DARK SIDE OF THE RING series. COCAINE and COWBOY BOOTS is the name of the episode. It was a very intense few days on set. I don’t remember much of being on set and I live vicariously through what I’m told.
 
I lived through similar situations as the character did in real life, so I instantly went in to that mindset and ran with it.  About a month ago, I filmed another episode for the same show, playing a totally different character, and the crew was calling me Herb when they realized it was me. It’s a feeling that really grounds you and reassures you that you’ve done the job they hired you for and to continue growing as an actor.”
 
Bobby shares, “When I read a script for the role of any character, I try to look at the similarities between the character and me. I look for phrases or even bad habits that we share, or shared, together. I think that’s why I morphed into Herb Abrams so well, I’ve lived some of the things he has. I instantly forget the crew or the camera and I just focus on the take. I let it flow as it’s supposed to and if it doesn’t, we do it again.”
 
Bobby took a break from the business for a while, so he is now hungry for more! He would love to play the role of a psycho whom his audience will remember for  a long time, the character who has the grossest death in a horror, an action lead, or a role in  a cheeky romcom. The  more versatile the role, the better! 
 
What is the best advice that you have received about getting in the industry?
 
“The best advice I got when I started in this industry was from a colleague who once told me, “EVERY MOVE, A PICTURE”, interpret it as you wish. My advice to anyone is “WHEN YOU THINK YOU’RE AT YOUR WEAKEST, YOU’RE ACTUALLY AT YOUR STRONGEST. BECAUSE YOU KEEP PUSHING FORWARD. I say this to anyone who needs to hear it, regardless if its on set or in real life, it gives people and yourself that extra push to keep going.”
 
Bobby’s experience with Max Agency

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Top Toronto model and talent management agency’s 5 Tips for shooting great headshots

Professional headshots are essential for a model or actor when going to castings and auditions.  These photos are what you submit to agencies and they are the first photos that a creative director or a casting director will evaluate. We are sharing five tips to help you get the most out of your photoshoot!

1- Focus on your unique features

As someone who aspires to be in modeling and acting projects, you may have an idea of what you will be best fit for. You could have a very unique hair type or facial feature that makes you special. Maybe your forte is your freckles or your physique. Use that to your advantage and practice posing in ways that enhance those features! It will help casting directors to notice the characteristics that they are searching for.

2- Show emotion 

Acting and modeling requires you to play the role of different characters. Make sure to show different facial expressions to increase the chance that casting directors connect with the character that you are portraying. Showcase the roles that you want to play in your photos!

3- Go for a no-makeup look and a full glam

Modeling agencies look for minimal makeup looks where they can see your  natural features. You might also do side-profile shots in this look during your photoshoot. Also go for a full glam look, especially if you aspire to be in beauty campaigns for makeup brands. 

4- Consider the overall look and your goals when choosing your outfits

What you wear will play an important role in how your headshots turn out. If you are after a beauty campaign for example, consider showing your shoulders! It is a safe choice to keep it simple. Avoid logos and busy patterns. Go for a color that suits you, your skintone, your eye color, hair color, and so on. 

5- Good quality over quantity

Get your headshots taken by a professional photographer who is experienced and uses commercial-grade equipment. Consider whether they have studio lighting or if they will be shooting in natural light. Professional photos will ensure that you are taken seriously. 

Max Agency is one of the most successful Model and Talent Management Agencies 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 appearances in trade shows, promotions, and special events.

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Max Agency is seeking new models and actors to fill roles in commercials, TV series/film and print. If you want to join our rosterapply here to get discovered today.

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Top Toronto model management agency’s talent showcase- pop singer/songwriter Ashley Sienna

Today’s talent spotlight is on Toronto-born pop singer/songwriter, Ashley Sienna!

Ashley is an 18-year-old with a Slovak Heritage. She often travels to beautiful Europe to visit her family and can speak the language! 

Being a musician, she does photoshoots for upcoming releases and other promos, which has led her to discover her passion for modeling. Having a photographer as a brother, they love taking pictures to develop their respective skills!

Her passion for acting also roots from being a musician.

“I believe that singing is a form of acting, as I need to feel the emotions of the music and live into songs in order to make the listeners believe what I’m singing. Singing in music videos also involves acting, as well as performing live. I feel like a lot of careers in the creative industry are connected in some way.”

Ashley loves music! She plays the guitar and the piano. At age 11, she wrote her first song and posted it to YouTube. She has not stopped writing and releasing new music ever since!

She loves creating fun content on her YouTube channel to give others an insight  into her life.  She shares vlogs, her originals, remixes, music videos, and covers of her favourite songs on her channel.

Find her YouTube channel Ashley Sienna and her Instagram page @ashelysiennaofficial.

Ashley loves to share original music and meet people all across the world, so she began live streaming on an app called Sessions Live, where she shares her original music, covers, and interacts with awesome people from all over the world!

She released her debut EP in November 2020 and is currently working on her second, which will be released soon.

Her dream is to be in a lead role in a tv series like Outerbanks where she could work among a group of young people doing what they love while creating unforgettable memories!

“Going into the creative industry, I knew that it would be competitive. But I believe that it’s extremely important to do the things that we love in life, and not settle for a mediocre career we never wanted. Although it’s cliche, we should always stick to our dream and never give up. It’ll all be worth the dedication, sweat, and tears.”
 

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto acting agency representing men, women and children. MAX Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries.

Do you dream of acting and modeling like Ashley? Apply now to be discovered

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