Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Upcoming Star: Mathias Anderle!







Hey Everyone-

Hope all of you had an exciting holiday, I wanted to introduce a good friend and longtime client of mine, Mathias Anderle.  Mathias auditioned with us back in August of 2005, and was obviously Seattle Talent material, he was a super handsome, and super sweet young guy, and came from a very happy and close-knit family.  He had success almost immediately, signing with Seattle Models Guild, and booking work with Macy's, Nordstrom, and Nordstrom.com.  He took some time off to pursue soccer at a very high level, and ran into another one of our Seattle Talent stars Brannon Tompkins, who was having some success, and came back and met with me to get started again. He has been back taking workshops, and seriously practicing, and he is one our most promising kids participating at a convention in LA.  In addition to being an actor and model, Mathias is also been working hard on his music.  He has found an acoustic style very close to Jack Johnson and John Mayer, and both his guitar work and his voice are unique.  Even more impressive is his first single, "Kisses in the Rain".  I can't wait to post all of the successes he enjoy's at the convention, and it could not happen to a cooler or classier young guy.  You can check out his music at www.myspace.com/mathiasanderlemusic. The link is in the links section to the right. Here are photo's of this exciting young triple threat:


Monday, December 22, 2008

Audition Alert!

Hey everybody, super exciting news for January 24th. We are going to host Krisha Bullock Casting! They are in charge of casting for the Nickelodeon super-hit "iCarly"! This should be a very fun audition!  All Seattle Talent models and actors should be auditioning for this!  Krisha is one of the best casting directors in LA, and she only comes to Seattle Talent to find actors in Washington!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Big Audition coming up!

Fantastic news! Jenny Treadwell of the hit Nickelodeon show "iCarly" will be in Seattle on January 24th! She loves to visit Seattle, and is always impressed with the quality and professionalism of our talent.

Happy Holidays!

Hey Everyone,

This snow is fantastic, and the staff was super pleased as they loved the extra time off around the Holidays. Check your email, as Brian has posted the Holiday closures. With the exception of the convention team, the studio is closed for Christmas and New Years, and will resume a full schedule on January 3rd. We hope that all of our kids, families, and friends have a wonderful and joyous holiday season.

Holiday Closures!

Hey Everybody- how awesome is this snow? While it has closed the office for a few extra days, it has been fun. All workshops are now on holiday, and will resume on January 3rd.

The Seattle Talent family wishes all our clients and friends our warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Success Story: Andrey Ivanoff









This is Andrey, the older of the "Brothers Ivanoff" who are doing so much now in the modeling and fashion world. Andrey is signed with the best modeling agencies in the business, Wilhelmina LA, and Ford of Europe. I could probably post something new every week from this exciting new model, he really is going to make Seattle Talent proud. He just flew home from Paris because he has been booked to be the exclusive model for a huge new Trousardi campaign. This should be the start of a great modeling career, and it couldn't be happening to a nicer guy, Andrey is as classy of young man as I have ever worked with at Seattle Talent. Here are some great new photo's of Andrey Ivanov, our new modeling superstar:

Success Story: Brannon Tompkins




Hey Everyone, here is another great acting and modeling success story, Mr. Brannon Tompkins. He started with us in January, and has some fantastic things happen already. He signed across the board with Superior Talent LA, and I have heard nothing but amazing things from his Talent Agent, Andrew Crusse. Brannon when to LA in August, and was able to act in a few commercials, including both acting and dancing in a national commercial for the Nintendo HSM3 Wii video game, directed by Disney High School Musicals own Kenny Ortega! He also appeared as the main model of a French Childrens clothing catalog. Brannon is a genuinely nice guy, and I expect quite a bit from this great young actor.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Big Winners!!!

Hey Everyone, our Seattle Winners for our Holiday Cash referral contest are:

Savvy Morton- $1000

and

Jacoba Smith- $500

I think this was a lot of fun for everyone, and we will come up with a really cool prize and do it again soon.  Way to go girls, have fun with your holiday cash!



Callbacks are in!



Hey Seattle Talent clients: 

Callbacks are in for Andrew Crusse of Superior Talent.  Andrew could not have been more complimentary of both the talent and the professionalism of our clients, and you can tell by his vast call back list, that he thinks he found some amazing kids. Here it is:

A- List: Kids he would like to visit him in LA at their first opportunity

TRENTON HANDY
TREVOR HANDY
TYLER HANDY
AMANDA AMOS
CAMRON ROBARDS
EMMA HALSETH
DMITRIY STRAKAL ATALYAN
ELIJAH WEISS
NICK BAIRD
TYLER ERME
RACHELLE HENRY

B- List:  Kids that he also was interested in

TY HRANAC
LAUREN BROOKS WILSON
STEPHANIE WHITE
JAMES MERTEL
MICHAEL SEVEREID
MAX HEIM - SALGADO
KATELYN BUSTER
ALEX STEELE
CHRIS STEELE
MAHOGANI GANT
ALLISON FRIEFELD
MELISSA FRIEFIELD
KIANNDRA FRAYRE
KEAHN WHITE
IAN CHRISTENSEN
HAYLEY HARDIN

C-  Honorable Mention

SHIRLEY CHEN
TY CHEN
GARRETT HALSETH
AMANDA SIMONE
CHRISTOPHER DEVORE
DANIELLE BOYD
JESSE HAUGAN
LETA JOHNSON
ERIC THIES
KIAN LAYSON
KATARINA DEMELLO
SERENA DEMELLO
DANIEL KOLEAN

Seattle Talent Success Story!



Here is yet another fantastic little actor from Seattle Talent!  Brian Baumgaurten has filmed a big commercial for Cranium Family Addition.  He is a super cute little kid, who went and did very well at a convention in LA.  He has been with Seattle Talent for a couple of years now, and big things are expected of this guy.  Here is his commercial, he is the one who builds the pirate ship made of sand:

  

Fantastic new Seattle Talent model!




Here is a great new model of Seattle Talent, Sarah Walker.  She has been placed with a great local Seattle Modeling agency, Seattle Models Guild, but we have much higher hopes for her. She has had interest from both the Beatrice modeling agency and the Major modeling agency (excellent European modeling agencies), and I think with her height and very delightful personality, she should really break through into the high fashion modeling world, she certainly has had a lot of attention by some of the top modeling agents from Seattle to LA to NY. Sarah is one of the best models to come from Seattle Talent in the last two years. Here are a few photo's of this future modeling star:

Talent Agent Audition Alert for Seattle Talent!




Hey Everyone!

We have an exciting Talent Agent coming to see our Seattle Talent clients in December.  We are hosting Matt Jackson, of the Glick Agency from LA.  Mr. Jackson spent six years as the Head of Development of Disney Television, and now is a Talent Agent with The Glick Agency, a fantastic and successful talent agency in LA.  He is going to be in to see the actors and models of Seattle Talent on December 6th!  


Friday, November 14, 2008

What makes Seattle Talent Special



I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite Seattle Talent clients of all-time, Alexis Lambert!

This is a kid that a lot of the clients and families of Seattle Talent are familiar with, as she works for us on the days we bring talent agents and modeling agents to Seattle Talent, but I wanted to highlight here because she is exactly the kind of kid that makes our studio such a fantastic place. She began working with us in 2002, as a super cute little nine year old. She attended a big convention in NY in 2003, and has since done all sorts of things. She has been represented by a Seattle Talent agent and Seattle Modeling agent, TCM locally, as well as by Indra Clark of CTG LA, a great LA talent agent, who found her on a scouting trip to Seattle Talent.  Now she is represented across the board by Tiffany Attwood at RPM Talent LA.  Alexis has modeled print jobs for Macy's, Student Supply, SanMar, Fashion Designer Minju/McKay (I went to her runway show, Alexis was amazing), Getty Images, and Zumiez. She has also done some acting in an industrial film for the California Highway Patrol, a voice over for the Washington GET Program, and modeled in runway shows for Project Ethos 3 & 5 in LA, Minju/McKay, Teenest, and Hour Eyes. Alexis has also acted in a number of student films and independent films.

As impressive as all of that is, most of you know her from helping run the line for Agent Days, and know exactly how warm, professional, sincere, and adorable she is. All of us at Seattle Talent really feel that while Alexis has a great look for a model, and is an excellent actress, it is her incredibly likable personality that is going to make the entertainment business a career opportunity for her. Here are some photo's of this great Seattle Talent model and actress, and wonderful kid in general, Alexis Lambert:


Seattle Talent Success Story!

Hey everybody, I want to introduce you to a great friend of mine,  Seattle Talent actor Nick White! Nick is an amazing kid, and his acting career is starting to take off.  Nick has been a client for over a year at Seattle Talent, and has earned a ton of praise from the acting coaches and staff, as well as being super popular with our other kids and clients. This summer he went to a convention in Las Vegas, and did a fantastic job. Not just with winning all sorts of acting and modeling awards, not just with getting callbacks from some of the best talent agencies in attendance, but he was such an enthusiastic, positive, and fun influence on our whole team of actors and models.  Nick signed with Brad Diffley of Mavrick Artists, a very successful Talent Agency who comes up to Seattle Talent once a year, and Brad has very high hopes for him.  Nick has already booked a big commercial for RC Helicopters.  I expect a lot of great things from this fantastic guy:



Seattle Talent Success Story!




Check out our new acting star! Caleb DeOliveira has a huge new project coming out next spring, he is starring in "The Ugly Truth", with stars Katherine Heigl of "27 Dresses", "Knocked Up", and "Grey's Anatomy", as well as Gerard Butler, star of "300", "Rocknrolla", and "Nim's Island". Caleb is a superb little actor, his accomplishments are many:

Film:"The Ugly Truth", "The Uninvited", "The Optimist Club", "Empty"

TV:"The Valley of Light", Hallmark Hall of Fame

Commericals:  Sony HDNA (national), Juicy Juice (national), McDonalds (national
), The Home Depot (principal, national), Direct TV (principal, national)

How awesome is this little guy! Everyone at Seattle Talent is so proud of him. Seems like the sky is the limit with a resume and face like that.

Here is a great photo of Caleb with his co-stars of "The Ugly Truth":


Did you know this about Seattle?



Did you know that Seattle Talent have every exciting young actors and models in America, it just seems like it. Here are a few of our other studio's exciting success stories:

Kaylee Beth Dodson - "Tropic Thunder" with Ben Stiller
Daeg Faerch - "Hancock" with Will Smith 
Sean Cunningham - "Horton Hears a Who" and "Ice Age 3"
Sonny Rodgriguez, - "Kung Fu Panda" with Jack Black
Eyalan Owona, - "The Rebound" with Catherine Zeta Jones

Way to go Seattle Talent kids!


Seattle Talent Modeling Success: Jillian Nelson

Seattle Talent star Jillian Nelson is down in LA right now, and starring in the new hit video for country music star Toby Keith! The video is for the song "God Love Her", and Jillian looks stunning in it. I can't believe this great actress and model doesn't have her own show on Disney. Jillian has also been an actress in a music video for Rascal Flatts, as well modeling in an international campaign for Crystal Geyser, and acted in an episode of the Nickelodeon hit "Zoey 101". She also has modeled in several different runway shows and has been a model in a few print campaigns and look books. She is signed with the Luber Rocklin Management agency, as well as the NTA talent agency in LA. Another great model and actor from Seattle Talent! Way to go Jillian!


Talent Agent Compliments for Seattle Talent!

Great job! Andrew Crusse of Superior Talent LA thought all of the actors at Seattle Talent were fantastic! He was amazed at how many great child actors and models we had, and you all were so prepared last Saturday. He took ton of headshots and comp cards back to his Agency in LA, and said he will have a callback list as soon as he can, but already asked if he could come back next spring.  Im not surprised he was impressed, Seattle Talent has the best child actors, models, and talent in Washington.

Good work Seattle Talent actors and models!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Maybe the cutest...


I don't know how many of you have had the pleasure of meeting or working with Miah, but she might be the cutest little kid in the entire world. Miah has been with us at Seattle Talent for about for about ten months now, and she is doing incredibly well. She was THE star of a convention in Vegas.  She is a great model and great actress, and won just about every event she entered, including winning Star of the Year for her division. She also won Actress of the Year, honorable mention in Model of the Year, honorable mention in Runway, honorable mention in Fashion Print, honorable mention in Commercial Print, winner of Best Monologue, winner in TV Beauty, honorable mention in TV Commercial, and honorable mention in Best Headshot. Whew. That made me tired just to type all of that!  She has the attention of quite a few talent agents, I can't wait to see what her future entails, everyone here at Seattle Talent is so proud of her. Look at how cute this little actress is:

Congratulations Seattle Talent actor Yelisey!




Look at the great little actor! Yelisey has been a client for a few years, and his brother David and sister Anna are both clients of Seattle Talent too. What a talented family! Here has just acted in his very first commercial, and its for the new SimCity!

Way to go Yelisey!


Seattle Talent model Brannon again!


Here is Seattle Talent's newest star with a new success story!  Brannon Tompkin is a model for the Disney High School Musical 3 video game, and has a big display up in Costco's to advertise a new Nintendo video game. He is signed with the modeling agency division of Coast to Coast, one of the best talent agencies in LA. Coast to Coast has signed some of Seattle Talent's best kids. Here are the photo's his mom snapped in Costco of her handsome little dude:

















Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Seattle Talent Actor Austin Wagner

Look at how clever this exciting young actor is! Austin Wagner is a fantastic guy who has been with Seattle Talent for a couple of years now, and has put together a very slick website to promote himself. This is getting to be a popular thing for young actors in Hollywood to be doing, and Austin did a really great job with his:


Seattle Talent Success story.


Hailey Barthel is a great Seattle Talent triple threat, she can act, model, and sing! After attending a convention in Vegas, she has been working with Jason Davis of Fahren Conheit Media NY, and recording original songs. She now has a MySpace page, and needs people to sign up as her friend. The more friends that she has, the more likely she will have success with the record companies. Disney is also looking at her songs to possibly use in a movie! I can't believe how talented the actors and models of Seattle Talent are! 

HELP SUPPORT HAILEY!  Log onto her MySpace page and make a friend request!

www.myspace.com/haleymariebarthel <http://www.myspace.com/haleymariebarthel

Here are a few pics of Hailey, what a cute and talented young girl:

Seattle Talent Success story.


Hailey Barthel is a great Seattle Talent triple threat, she can act, model, and sing! After attending a convention in Vegas, she has been working with Jason Davis of Fahren Conheit Media NY, and recording original songs. She now has a MySpace page, and needs people to sign up as her friend. The more friends that she has, the more likely she will have success with the record companies. Disney is also looking at her songs to possibly use in a movie! I can't believe how talented the actors and models of Seattle Talent are! 

HELP SUPPORT HAILEY!  Log onto her MySpace page and make a friend request!

www.myspace.com/haleymariebarthel <http://www.myspace.com/haleymariebarthel

Here are a few pics of Hailey, what a cute and talented young girl:

Monday, October 27, 2008

Seattle Talent model Vlad Ivanoff!


It should be no surprise, but here is another Success story from the Ivanov brothers. Vlad, after sweeping so much at the convention in Las Vegas, has been working non-stop. Here are two photos that were shot by Bruce Weber for Abercrombie and Fitch. Vlad is signed with Paul Nelson of Wilhelmina LA, the top modeling agency in the USA.

Seattle Talent acting star Jackson again!



Here is a couple of YouTube videos from that outstanding Seattle Talent actor Jackson McCune. He is a very talented and very bright guy, and a hilarious actor:


Seattle Talent Acting Success Story!













Here is a note I got from one of the greatest kids in the entire world. Read it and you will understand why he is a fantastic guy, and why everyone at Seattle Talent loves this young actor. Jackson has been with us for almost a year exactly, and he went to a convention in Vegas last summer. He won Actor of the Year for his division, as well as winning Best Monologue, getting first runner-up in TV Beauty Commercial, and getting about fifteen of the best talent agents and talent managers at the convention to put him on their call back list. He also was one of the most popular kids from our group, able to make friends with everyone.

Here is his note to me, as well as a few photos of a great actor you are going to hear a lot from:

Michael,

I LOVED the convention!

It was exhausting and fun at the same time.
I met tons of agents, managers, and important industry people which will really jump start my career.  I am now in the process of interviewing managers and agents and it is really exciting.  Seattle Talent has been a really important part of making my big dreams a reality.  Thank you for everything.  Thank you for the support and great teachers who are helping to make this even more fun that I imagined!

I really appreciate Seattle Talent and all of the help and guidance you have given me.  I have attached a photo from the convention that shows me winning Actor of the Year!  I still can't believe it!  Whoo hoo!

Jackson McCune
Age 10

Friday, October 17, 2008

Seattle Talent acting Success Story Shelby Zemaneck!



Everyone knows Shelby Zemaneck by now: super cute, super sweet, and a super good actress. She is from our Seattle office, and has made a huge splash in Hollywood so far. Shelby is signed with one of the best talent agencies in LA,  Coast to Coast LA, and has already acted in a few commercials, including an incredibly cute Betty Crocker commercial. She has also acted in a few commercials for Disney and Barbie. She has also turned a guest star appearance on the ABC sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" into a recurring role. Way to go Shelby!

Even cooler is that her first movie comes out really soon!  She has a role in the new Jim Carrey comedy "Yes Man".  We are also very excited to see her in next summer's blockbuster "Angels and Demons", the prequel to "The Davinci Code" that is starring Tom Hanks.




Seattle Talent Actor Success Story!

This is a great little actor from Seattle Talent, his name is Liam Kade. He has already acted in national commercials for Domino's Pizza and Haagen Daz Ice Cream. He also just booked a new campaign for Eggo Waffles. He is a very funny and very sweet little boy, and a fantastic actor, it will be exciting to see what his next success is. Everyone at Seattle Talent is very proud of Liam.

Seattle Talent model Andrey Ivanov


One of a thousand successes I am going to post for this great fashion model. Andrey is flying home from Paris because he has been booked to be the exclusive model for a huge new Trousardi campaign. This should be the start of a great career, and it couldn't be happening for a nicer guy, Andrey Ivanov has the kind of class, poise, and attitude to make himself one of the most successful models in the world. Andrey is signed with fantastic modeling agencies, that he met through Seattle Talent. He is with the agency Ford of Europe, the Wilhelmina agency, and JE Models in SF. Here are some new photo's from Andrey:

Seattle Talent Star Power!

Hey Everyone, here is some more star power, with our own Seattle Talent actor and model Peyton Westcott meeting one of her favorite singers, Jesse McCartney. Peyton is signed with a great talent agency, Buchwald Talent Group, and has acted in a commercial with Honda, and has co-starred in a feature length film titled "Bruised Violet", as well the short film "Decent People". Peyton, also signed with a Seattle Talent Agency, has also acted in three local commercials for "Northwest Afternoon". Here is this great little actress and model in a fun photo with Jesse:

Seattle Talent Star Power!

Seattle Talent Executive Director Nicole Quartermus is a star in her own right, but occasionally she gets together with a few of her fellow celebrities. Here is Nicole hanging out with a few fun personalities, Jessica Simpson and Daughtery.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Seattle Talent Actor Success Story!


I just introduced you to a great actor and mode, Brannon Tompkins, a Seattle Talent client,  and here he is acting in his commercial for the High School Musical 3 video game for the Wii console.  Brannon took his first dance class this summer, and is already dancing in a commercial!  Brannon is the handsome dude in the striped shirt.  Way to go Seattle Talent actor/model Brannon!


Seattle Talent Acting Success!


Hey everyone,  here is an update on Seattle Talent actor and model Brannon Tompkins. Brannon is signed with Superior Talent agency in LA, and his talent agent Andrew Crusse is heading up to Seattle in a few weeks, then Sacramento right after that. Brannon spent the month of August down in LA, and was remarkably successful. He acted in commercials with Disney XD and the new Disney High School Musical 3 video game, which was directed by HSM director Kenny Ortega (an old friend of Seattle Talent coach Linda Hoxit-Smith). He has also booked modeling jobs for Disney XD, Nintendo Lifestyle, and a French Clothing catalog Vertbaudet/VB. He is a fantastic kid, and his talent agent is super excited to get Brannon back down to Hollywood for pilot season. Here are two great shots of Seattle Talent model and actor Brannon Tompkins:

Seattle Talent Modeling Success!

Everyone is going to know who these Seattle Talent models are in the next year. Andrey and Vladimir Ivanov of Jare two new stars in the modeling industry. Discovered by Hank Ritter, President at Seattle Talent, they both competed at a convention in Las Vegas, and swept awards for both acting and modeling in their respective competitions. Andrey had callbacks and interest from almost sixty different modeling agencies and talent agencies. Andrey is modeling in Paris, and shooting with a ton of great photographers. He is signed with JE Models modeling agency, Wilhelmina Modeling agency, and one of the best mens modeling agencies in Europe, Ford Europe. He has modeled in multiple campaigns already. Just six months ago he was a bank teller! Vlad Ivanov is already seen on the Abercrombie and Fitch website, and has been working non-stop. Vlad was sought after by virtually every talent agent and modeling agency at the event. He is also signed with both the JE Modeling agency in San Francisco, as well as Wilhelmina LA, the best modeling agency in the US. He is a great guy, who is just as good as actor as model. They are complete professionals, both extremely polite, friendly, and genuinely nice guys. Everyone at Seattle Talent is so happy for their successes.

Here are the two new modeling superstars together:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Seattle Talent Talent Agency Audition

Seattle Talent actors and models have a super exciting audition on Saturday the 18th. We are hosting Hollywood Casting Director Jenny Treadwell of Krisha Bullock Casting. Jenny works on the popular Nickelodeon hit "iCarly", and has cast actors for all of the best television shows on Nickelodeon, including "Drake and Josh", "Zoey 101", and "Unfabulous". Good luck!

Here is a pic from one of my favorite actor,s Sam Shruder. Sam won a ton of awards for her acting and modeling skills in July at a convention in Las Vegas, where she got a lot of attention from some of the best talent agencies in LA, and has already acted in her first commercial. She is waiting to hear if she booked a movie with Jackie Chan, as well as being up for an acting role with Harrison Ford. You are going to see tons of this fantastic little actress!

New Program!

Win some Holiday Cash!

We are excited to announce that Seattle Talent is starting a new referral program! Your family can win up to $1500. Just check in with the front desk, and check your email, we have referral forms for you to fill out. Just return the forms to the front desk, and for each name, you will receive a lottery ticket. The more names you put in, the more tickets you get. In a few weeks, we will do a big drawing, and the winner will win $1,000. The client who turns in the most names will also win $500. Good luck everyone!

Here are two of our crazier Seattle Talent actors and models, Kori Lee and Lowell (The LoL show)



















Seattle Talent Agency Audition Reminder



Hey Everyone-

A reminder that Mara Santino of Luber Roklin Management is coming to Seattle Talent on Saturday the 18th. They are a fantastic management agency who also produced five movies last year, including "Evan Almighty" starring Steve Carrell. They also represent the Emmy award winning actress Jaime Pressley of "My Name is Earl" and actor Ben Barnes, who played Prince Caspian in "Chronicles of Narnia".  They also represent the actor David Hernie of "Wizards of Waverly Place", actress Sarah Roemer of "Disturbia", and kids who act on "ER", "Entourage", "X-Men 3", "Gossip Girl", "24", and "Boston Legal".  

Last August she signed our fantastic twin actors, Tyler and Lowell Fahs.  The boys have been with us for over a year now, and they participated at the Las Vegas convention, where they were scouted by over fifty Talent Agencies and Modeling Agencies. This photo show the personality of these awesome actors and models very well:

Fun Facts about Seattle Talent!



Hey Everyone,

If you are all Disney fans, then you know who Kenny Ortega is. He is the Director and Choreographer of Disney High School Musical movies. He just worked with Seattle Talent actor Brannon Tompkins on a new commercial for the High School Musical 3 video game. It turns out that Kenny is an old friend of our acting coach Miss Linda. Linda worked with Kenny way back in the 1980's on commercials for Frexinet Champagne. Miss Linda was a very accomplished actress, model, singer, and dancer. Small world!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More success for Seattle Talent model Rory!


Most of the Seattle Talent actors and models know Rory from helping out at the sign-in table on  Talent Agent days. Now he is off modeling and acting in Italy. Here are a few of his photo's from his Seattle Talent modeling portfolio: