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Hello, my name is Sealie West.  I started acting ten years ago and  went into this new journey with an  open mind. After getting my first job, I decided to pursue this venture in a more aggressive manner.  After being successful throughout the years,  I finally joined the  Union (SAG/AFTRA). I would like to pass  on my knowledge that I have learned in this industry  to benefit other students.  Acting is a voyage into the unknown.
I started teaching workshops to help and to guide the individual that is interested in pursuing and exploring a future in this field. By working closely one to one with each student, I want to lead and help them make their dreams come true.
The acting workshops is about a path. It is the enhanced awareness of the art of performance, the full meaning of which you are, and who your character is. It takes courage, endurance and persistence. You have to want to work to your full potential, or not at all. These courses are meant to give you a core experience of what real acting is. Students are encouraged to go on to further training, classes, or do private coaching.













Acting for Film & Television

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Acting Essentials

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What will be covered in this workshop?

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SUPPORT

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KIDS ACTING CLASSES

On-going Acting Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults 2019 has a full schedule of

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Sealie West

Coach/SAG/AFTRA Member

I look forward in meeting you

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  • 300 W. Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202, USA
  • SUITE #202

for more information give me a call: WEST ACTING STUDIO GARVEY CENTER 300 W. DOUGLAS, AVE SUITE #202 WICHITA, KS, 67202


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About​ ​Sealie​ ​West​ ​Acting​ ​Classes

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CAREER​ ​STRATEGY:

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ACT​ ​LIKE​ ​A​ ​PRO:

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TIME TO ACT

Sealie's ​ ​ Beginner ​ ​ acting ​ ​ class ​ ​ is ​ ​ on ​ ​ Monday ​ ​ nights ​ ​ for ​ ​ four ​ ​ weeks ​ ​ from ​ ​ 6-9pm ​ ​ :: Ages ​ ​ 15+ In​ ​this​ ​workshop,​ ​I​ ​will​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​know​ ​everything​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​know​ ​about commercial

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DEMO REEL

DEMO REEL

Do you have the necessary tools every professional actor needs? Topping that list is an up-to-date Demo Reel!

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OUR GOAL

OUR GOAL

Our goal in an actor demo reel is to showcase your talents quickly and effectively

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STAND OUT

STAND OUT

You may only get one look. Make sure you Stand Out!

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What it takes to become an actor Part I: 23 Different

Types Of Acting Classes

1. First and foremost is your acting technique (I'm hoping that's the kind of class you are taking; i.e. Sealie West Methods etc.) there are many other types of classes you need to take to round yourself out as an actress:

Improvisation (

10. on-camera commercial acting (could be a great way to make some extra money while you are between acting jobs. Plus you can get residuals, which means depending on the project, the money might keep coming in without doing anything.)

Commercial Voiceover

This class will have a specific focus on COMMERCIAL COPY.

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Audition Decisions: When You Can’t Choose Material


With most self-taped auditions, the material is chosen for you. Even for in-person auditions, there are often sides to choose from. But for the open casting calls, showcases and season auditions, you’ll still have to choose your own material. While most of us have old standbys to draw from, there will always be those times when our favorite monologues and pieces aren’t appropriate for the show, were too recently used or are frankly feeling stale.
And so the nightmare begins.
Recently I was cutting material for an audition that had me stressed like I haven’t been since college. I was back to all my worst overthinking habits. I knew generally what sources I wanted to pull from, but everything I chose felt too something. Too well-known, too intense, too crude, too short, and on and on and on. Pretty soon I had lost all objectivity and was spiraling quickly into the “I’ll never work again” abyss. Which got me thinking. How do we choose material when there is no clear answer? Here are some things I found helpful.
Get your goals in order. What aspects are you trying to showcase in your audition? Instead of focusing on how badly you want to book, or how afraid you are of looking foolish, refocus on your actual job: to show them what you can do. The more you can narrow down exactly what you want to show off in your audition, the better.
Give up on being perfect. You can’t please everyone. There will never be a perfect audition piece. Trying to guess exactly what they’re looking for will drive you to madness, and you’ll never be able to view the material with clear eyes if you’re constantly trying to get inside everyone’s head but your own. Let go of trying to find the right piece and find something that feels like you.
Range is the name of the game. When in doubt, prioritize pieces that show off your range. If you don’t know what casting directors and other entertainment industry professionals are looking for, just show them what you can do and let them do the rest.
Trust your enthusiasm. More often than not, the piece that you’re drawn to that feels like fun is the way to go. That genuine connection will read in the audition and count for so much more than having the perfectly calculated piece.
Step away. Sometimes all you need is a break. By the next morning, I looked at the same pieces I’d been tearing to shreds with doubts and criticisms and just went with it. I put in a great audition, felt connected, showed off everything I needed to and got both pieces in two takes. At the end of the day, auditioning is just one part of your job. Treating it as something monumentally more than that will only work against you.
Looking to get your big break?


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  •  9/21/2021 18:08 - 9/21/2021 19:39
  •   300 W Douglas St, Wichita, KS, USA

TELL YOUR FRIENDS! 6PM -8PM

  •  9/19/2021 22:00
  •   EXPLORATION PLACE, WICHITA,KS

Sunday September 19, 2021 10am – 5pm at Exploration Place Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Enjoy crafts, play games, savor delicious food, party on with music and dance, rev your engines with low riders, explore all of our exhibit galleries and much more! Plus, this year will also feature a covid vaccine clinic provided by the Sedgwick County Health Department. Schedule: 10am – 5pm – vendor booths, cultural game stations, lowrider car show, covid vaccine clinic provided by Sedgwick County Health Department 11am – 5pm – Food vendors serving 12pm – 5pm – Indoor stage performances featuring mariachi band, folklorico dancers, matachines dancers, singers, fashion show and more

ACTING BOOT CAMP

ACTING BOOT CAMP

Weekend Acting Boot Camp is designed for the beginner who want intensive training over a short period of time or the rusty actor

who needs to get back on top of their game. Boot Camp will give you a strong foundation in acting techniques as well as a firm grasp of the nuts and bolts of scene work and audition skills.

Your Boot Camp will consist of no more than eight adults who will discover together that acting is probably the most challenging and thrilling thing they have ever done. You will learn that if indeed this is for you and you stick with it, you will not only acquire a skill, but you will do something quite extraordinary with your life.


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FRIDAY

FRIDAY

FRIDAY 7-9:30pm: Orientation Students will learn how to actively pursue objectives, creating character, and making choices based on the Super-Objective of the character.

SATURDAY

SATURDAY 10am-4pm: Acting for Film/Scene Study - Begin work on subtext and objectives, gaining an understanding of the basic mechanics of playing a scene truthfully. Audition/Cold Reading Techniques: Learn audition techniques that will help you get the part. Understand the audition process and learn what a casting director is looking for in an audition. Getting a scene "cold", making powerful acting choices, listening and answering in the moment as you fully commit to your acting partner and your objective in the scene. Your auditions will be filmed and you'll receive feedback from the instructor. ______________________________________________________________ 6:45 is Curtain, check in 7:am----to 8am---------Breakfast is provided(catered) 8:aM -----8:45AM Q&A 9:AM--------CLASS BEGING PROMPTLY 12:PM----1:PM (CATERED LUNCH) 1:PM--------4:30PM (MARTINI TIME!)

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SUNDAY

SUNDAY 9-4pm: Acting for TV Commercials: Learn how to audition for and break into the local commercial and industrial industry. Experience with the actual audition process: You'll work on-camera all day doing both prepared and cold readings, and receive plenty of feedback from your instructor.

Scene or Monologue

An actor without a scene or a monologue is like a photographer without a camera. At auditions, casting directors will often ask actors to perform a prepared scene of the actor’s choosing. A prepared actor will have an arsenal to choose from. With this in mind,  has each acting student select a scene or monologue from our library of favorites. Scripts are memorized and rehearsed during the week and are performed live on the last day of the program.



6:45 is Curtain, check in
7:am----to 8am---------Breakfast is provided(catered )
8:aM -----8:45AM Q&A
9:AM--------CLASS BEGING PROMPTLY
12:PM----1:PM (CATERED LUNCH)
1:PM----CLASS----4:30PM (MARTINI TIME!)

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Private Coaching

Private Coaching with Sealie West TV/Film/Commercial Audition Prep Monologue Prep BFA and MFA Audition Prep Script Breakdown/Character Development Acting For TEENS

Acting For Teens

This class is limited to 12 students.  There is some preparation for this class. Early registration is recommended. 

Learn how to audition for local TV Commercials. This workshop will give you experience with the actual audition process. You'll work  on-camera all day doing both prepared and cold readings, and receive plenty of  feedback from  instructor Richard Mason.

Practice at doing all types of commercials: Scene work, improv, one-liners, bite and smiles, handling  products, etc. You will  learn how to make the first contact with Reputable Talent Agencies. You'll also learn all about pictures and resumes, how the unions work, etc.

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What is a Movie Extra?

Movies and television shows very often use people like props to create a background which seems like a real environment. The people who are needed to participate in such roles are known as background actors, background performers or most commonly movie extras. Movie extras are used in an attempt to make scenes in films and TV show appear fuller, richer and natural.

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BE A MOVIE EXTRA

Jobs are available for movie extras in films or television shows whether they are a part of an acting union or not.

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Networking

In the United States, most major film and television productions used to fall under the jurisdiction of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) or AFTRA. The two unions have merged into SAG-AFTRA.

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Apply To Extras Casting Calls

Backstage's extras casting and jobs for background actors in movies, television, commercials and more. New background auditions and casting calls

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Do I have be in actors equity?


No, you do not have to be part of Actors Equity to be an extra.


How often will I be called?


This will depend on your availability and the requirements of the production companies. Last year there were over 20,000 extra days required by the Irish film industry.


Is there a screen test or interview?


Generally, there is not one for an extras part. You may be called to audition for parts in adverts or for special extra roles. And if your luck is in there may even be actor roles available which will definitely require auditions.


Will I be required to take off my clothes?


No, all the production companies using this site will be vetted to ensure that there will be no requirement for a person to take their clothes off on screen.


What am I expected to do as being an extra?


You will be directed by the Assistant Director or other staff from the film in relation to where you should go and what you should do during the day.


Do I have to have previous experience?


No experience is necessary as training is provided. The Assistant Director will expect to explain the role to you. You can also get tips from other extras on the day.


Are there any skills that I need?


No experience is necessary as training is provided, though there may be some roles, such as a waiter, where experience may be a bonus.


Is there a minimum age to be an extra?


No, but parental consent and parental accompaniment may be required for under 16's.


If I am under 16 do I have to be accompanied?


Parental accompaniment may be required for under 16's. Also, if parents are concerned, they can attend the production setup at the start of the working day if permission is granted from the Casting Director.


How much notice will I get?


This will depend on the requirements of the production company. To ensure that you have the best chance to be called, be prepared to work at 24 hours notice.


How will I be contacted?


Generally the person in charge of casting will contact you by phone, email or SMS.





Do I get paid?


Normally you will get paid. Current rates range from  for a full day. These rates may vary, you should ask the Casting Director before agreeing to work. There may be some productions (especially college productions) which may ask you to work voluntarily.


Do I get taxed?


Yes. You have to provide your PPS number or your date of birth. Standard tax at 20% is deducted from your wages. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to reclaim some or all of the tax paid


Do I get paid for overtime?


Generally you get paid between  per hour for overtime. Though this will depend on the production. You should check with the Casting Director beforehand.


Do I get expenses?


If the location is close to your home, there will be no expenses. In exceptional circumstances where you are required to travel over 50 miles you might receive travelling expenses and or accommodation expenses if appropriate. Please check with the casting agent beforehand.


Who pays me?


Generally MovieExtras.ie will pay you directly. But if you have been recruited through the MovieExtras.ie directory, than the Production company will pay you directly. Please check with the Casting Agent beforehand.


How many hours do I have to work?


Generally the day is ten hours long, though overtime maybe expected.


Will there be overnight?


Generally no. But there can be exceptional circumstances where an overnight stay is required. The Assistant Director will advise you of this before the day.


What time do I finish at?


This will depend on the time you start at and the production schedule. Though most days would be over by 6PM, BUT there have been many times shoots run over until 11PM or even later. So always make sure that you have no other engagements on the day of the shoot, if the shoot runs late, you will be required to stay until it wraps


Getting there and what to do when you arrive



How do I get to the film shoot?


This will depend on where the film is being shot. Generally, if the productions is not central, the production company will organise transport from central points to the location. BUT in all cases check with the Casting Agent before taking a job.


Will there be car parking facilities?


Generally car-parking facilities are made available, BUT this is not always the case. Check with the Assistant Director beforehand.


Who do I look for when I get to the film shoot?


When you are called to be an extra enquire whom you should ask for. Though, generally there is an assistant director in charge of the extras who will become known to you.


How far will I have to travel?


This will depend on where the film is being shot. Generally, there is a maximum radius of 25 miles from the film shoot to where people live.


Do I need a change of clothes?


You will be informed beforehand if a change of clothes is required, but generally most productions will use in several scenes, so a change of clothes is required.


Should I be clean shaven?


This will depend on the film. Generally you will be requested beforehand if stubble is required.




Do I get fed ?


This will depend whether you are filming on location or in a studio. Generally if you are on location, you will receive breakfast and lunch supplied. If the filming goes on later than 5pm you may receive dinner. If the film is being shot in a studio, you may receive a voucher or a food allowance. Generally this allowance is not taxed. If you are on TV, generally you will not be paid for lunch or breakfast, so if you are unsure make sure to bring some money with you to buy food.


What time is lunch time ?


Generally lunchtime is 12.30, though this may differ, depending on the filming schedule.





Do I get a costume ?


This would depend on the film. If you require a special costume, there is generally a customer fitting appointment prior to the filming day. Generally the rate for fittings is, but this will depend on the production. If there is no particular costume, you will be advised prior to the day what you should wear.


Will I be made-up ?


This will depend on the film. If make-up is required, there will be trained make-up artists on the set to apply make-up to you.


Will it be indoors or outdoors ?


This will depend on the film. Ask before hand to make sure that you have suitable clothes with you.


Can I smoke ?


Generally, when you are on the set, smoking is prohibited as it could cause a fire hazard. Ask the assistant director if there is a designated area for smoking.


Can I talk to the movie stars ?


It is advisable not to talk to the main actors in the film unless they initiate a conversation with you. Seek advice from the Assistant Director if you wish to talk to one of the stars.


Can I take photographs ?


Generally, this is not allowed. Seek advice from the Assistant Director if you wish to take a photograph of yourself or fellow extras in costume etc.


Can I leave the set during the day?


Generally, there are designated areas where you sit when you are not required. It is advisable to remain in these areas. If you have to leave the set, consult with the Assistant Director in charge of extras before leaving.


Can I have a mobile phone on set ?


All mobile phones should be switched off on set.


Can I wear jewelery / earrings / nose rings?


This will depend on the film. Generally the Assistant Director will tell you if jewelery etc is not required.


Will there be somewhere secure to leave my personal belongings?


It is advisable not to bring valuables with you, though generally there will be somewhere secure to leave personal belongings.




Is there someone I can complain to?


Any complaints or issues about your experience as being an extra should be directed to the Assistant Director in charge of extras. If you feel that the MovieExtras.ie service has been abused, please feel free to complain to us. However, remember that we have no channel for directing complaints to the Production Companies.


Can I find out whether I am in the film?


Generally, the decision as to whether you make it into a film takes place in the cutting room, many months after filming is complete. The only way to find out is to see the film when it is released.


Can I bring my children along with me?

 

No.


How many times a year can I expect to be called for a role as a movie extra?


The number of times that you will be called will depend on a number of factors. The main factor is the demand for extras. Last year there over 20,000 days involving extras used by the Film Industry . Some of the TV productions can use over 150 extras per week.

Other factors that will effect the number of times that you are called include your own availability, your location and your details such as height, sex etc. Naturally those with the most availability have the best chance in getting called. The other two factors - there is nothing that you can do about them!!

MovieExtras.ie will limit the number of subscribers in line with expected demand as we would wish that each subscriber will have an opportunity to be in a movie or on television. Naturally we cannot guarantee this, as the factors above are outside our control, but we will do our very best!


How do I improve my chances of being getting work?


Firstly, ensure that you have as much correct data as possible. This helps to ensure that you record is included when the director performs searches on the site.

Secondly, ensure that your head-shot is clear, up-to-date, and matches what you said about yourself in your text about your 'personal look'. You do not need a professional shot, just a recent, clear shot of your head. This head shot is what the director sees in their list, and what they use as a button to get to your details.

Thirdly, be available and able to work on the day in question.

ALLOW YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO GET TO THE SET, DO NOT, DO NOT BE LATE!  One thing Production Companies do not like when you get to the Set Late. 


AFTER SCHOOL ACTING

Wichita, KS, USA
Let’s Play Drama!  West Acting Studio, provides a program for all school kids, from middle high Junior high, to senior high,
Where they can come and be creative, joyful, and learn Drama, Acting, a place where they can build, memories, dreams,
A place where they can build confidence, celebrate spontaneity and revel in their sense of Acting, play, drama.



Come and register to one of my classes this summer  and see!
Be a star! PAINS OF ACTING
Public Speaking

. Teamwork, . Poise, Conversation, . Understanding Viewpoints, A place where they can build confidence, celebrate spontaneity and revel in their sense of Acting, play, drama.
Be able to follow instructions, read script, 
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1. Public Speaking

Wichita, KS, USA
Drama is a great way for all children to develop their communication skills and physical connections
My classes are based in improvisation story telling, at the end of summer we put a show for family and friends.
Come and register to one of my classes this summer  and see!
Be a star! PAINS OF ACTING
Public Speaking

. Teamwork, . Poise, Conversation, . Understanding Viewpoints, A place where they can build confidence, celebrate spontaneity and revel in their sense of Acting, play, drama.
Be able to follow instructions, read script, Drama is a great way for all children to develop their communication skills and physical connections
My classes are based in improvisation story telling, at the end of summer we put a show for family and friends.


. Poise
Actors’ bodies and faces are an extension of their acting, and must align with the story they are trying to tell and the feelings they need to convey.

Conversation
Experience and training in acting can make you a better communicator, and a better conversationalist
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BEGINNERS

$480
  • Class Term: 1 Month
  • Number of Classes: 4
  • THINK LIKE A PRO. Acting business knowledge and
  • career strategy experiences with right and wrong acting training tips, and
  • documentation on how to handle any issues such as:
  • ● Stage fright anxiety
  • ● How to keep focus
  • ● Mindsets to avoid
  • ● Preparation tips on how to help deliver your best audition
  • ● How to silence your inner critic
  • ● Script reading techniques
  • ● What makes an audition for on-camera work differently?
  • ● How to nail your on-camera audition

PRIVATE ACTING CLASSES

$150/Hour
  • What should I expect from an private lesson?
  • It doesn’t matter if your private lessons are for commercial auditions, movie auditions or to help you get into the college of your dreams. Expect to be challenged, work hard and get better.
  • Expect to be prepared for your private lesson. This means doing your memorization and other assigned homework each week.
  • Finally, understand that making progress is fun. Progression in anything adds to our happiness. So you can expect grow during each private lesson while also being a lot of fun.

Tips for Aspiring Models

How to become a model If you want to become a model, here are steps you can take to pursue this career: 1. Decide what kind of model you want to be There are many types of models, including runway models, print models, plus-size models and hand models. There are also models who do not conform to conventional modeling standards. Given this range of options, it is important you begin your modeling career by deciding the type of modeling that best suits you. 2. Start practicing at home You can begin practicing for a modeling career immediately. Look for videos of professional models and study the way they move and pose. Imitate and learn from these videos. You can craft your runway walk in front of a full-length mirror if you have one. Modeling can be a very demanding career, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle and prioritizing exercise can help you stay mentally and physically well. 3. Build your photograph portfolio Start with photographs taken by your friends. Have them take full body and head shots of you wearing simple makeup against a plain background. This helps an agent or client determine if you are the kind of model they are looking for. Look for start-up photographers who might take pictures of you in exchange for permission to use your pictures in their advertising. You will eventually need to invest in a photographer to take professional shots. Make sure you have a good range of pictures in your portfolio showing you in several different poses and locations. This shows you to be versatile and able to work with a variety of situations. 4. Look for an agent You can try getting clients on your own, but most clients prefer working through a modeling agency, so you should try to find an agent. When you visit an agency, take your portfolio and be prepared to audition. You should also know your body statistics, including height, weight, eye color and shoe size. While it is preferable to present professional pictures to an agency, your non-professional pictures may be enough. If the agency likes what they see, they will normally pay for you to visit a professional photographer. Make sure you research an agency to verify they are legitimate before you sign a contract.

Guide lines for what it takes to be a professional model.

Well, all the above is fine but does not you give much to go on, so do you have what it takes to be a model? The first thing you have to consider is what type of model do you want be? If you are trying for high fashion modeling, the runways of Paris, the cover of Vogue, etc., the requirements are very strict. If you are hoping to do commercial modeling (such as product or lifestyle) the requirements are much broader. If you want to be a glamour, or pin-up model, this area has its own set of requirements. You need to be fearless about self-promotion to succeed as a model. Always look for opportunities to model that could get you noticed by potential clients. You could, for example, volunteer at a local fashion show or look for retail outlets that need models to demonstrate products. Perhaps there are local hair stylists or makeup artists who need models to practice on. Be sure to treat each engagement as a professional job, and make sure there is someone there to take pictures of you for your portfolio.

First Thing to Understand

All modeling, except for some glamour, is client driven. There is no need for a model (or for that matter, a photographer, bummer) until a client has something to sell (a product, service, or idea) or in the case of editorial an idea to convey. At this point, the client becomes willing to part with the dollars (the money stream) to accomplish his/her sales or editorial goals and a model is hired. It is the size of the potential sales’ goals and the model’s importance in those goals that determines how much a model is paid (hourly fees. usage, etc.). Some types of glamour and stock lifestyle modeling can work differently as the photo itself has a value and the buyer can be found later. So, when we look at different types of modeling we are looking at different classes of clients. As an example, the Fashion Industry is dependent on using models in its advertising, promotion, and sales material. In certain top fashion market cities this can lead to many job possibilities and high fees. So when considering a modeling career you must start by looking at the different types of modeling being demanded by clients, the requirements for a given type of modeling and if you’re physical, talent and personality are right for that type of modeling. How old do you need to be to start a modeling career? There are modeling opportunities for people of all ages, including child models under 12 and mature models over 60. For fashion modeling, the typical age range is between 16 and 21. The age requirements for most other types of modeling depend largely on the needs of the client for a campaign or project.

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female talent sheet

Fill this sheet and bring it with you when you come for your appointment,

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male talent sheet

this is a size sheet, that you would need when you to a audition

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measurements chart

this sheet you need to fill when you go to a audition,

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Nathan R.

Talent

If you have a special event or a production project and your in need of talent, give us a call, Nathan, 22 years old, loves to sing, play sports, lives in Wichita,

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Gavin B

Talent

Gavin, 22 years old, like to fly his plane, hang out with family and friends, if you need quality talents for your production project or to promote a local product, please contact us for more information on any of these talents

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Alani

Talent

f you have a special event or a production project and your in need of talent, give us a call, , 45 years old, loves to sing, play sports, lives in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, C.A.

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Karla

Introducing Karla, she resides in Honduras, 18 years of age professional model.

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BENEFITS

how acting lessons can help attorneys put their messages in the courtroom

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TECHNIQUES

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