Talent Link Studio
Located in the Highland Mill Apts
Charlotte, NC 28205
9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013
Movies | Film,
By attending our Open Call you or your child will have the opportunity to be seen by our Agents for agency representation. We are always booking for upcoming TV Commercial, Film, Print and Video projects that are being shot in the Carolinas, Virginia and the Georgia markets.
While registering for ANY time slot only register the name of the talent that we will be auditioning. Do NOT register the Parent's name unless the parent is the talent.
All attendees please arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition to fill out required paperwork.
If the time slot that you prefer is FULL or registration has ended then please add your name to the wait list or call us at 704 335-0027 and we will add additional registration time slots.
Parents of newborns to age 4 please register for the 10:15 FREE Parent Information session.
We are proud to say unlike many other agencies we also book infants and toddlers. We have also noticed that parents are easily distracted during our informational session while small kids are present, so due to this reason please just bring two, non returnable, current 8" x"10 headshot of your child or current photos on a laptop, iPad or tablet for our agents to view. We will discuss agency policies & procedures and what is needed to launch your child's career during this information session.
Registration for ages: 5 to age 6. Register for the 9:30am time slot only:
We would like to see children between the ages 5 & 6 audition during our Open Call. The child will be asked a few simple questions we will be evaluating their personality, comfort level and ability to take direction from a Casting Director. The attendees of this time slot will be encouraged to stay for the 10:15 Parent Information session afterwards.
Registration for ages: 7- adult.
Talent will be given a commercial cold read, however if you have a prepared monologue we may be interested in hearing that as well, time permitting.
Please do not register talent's name in multiple times slots. Parents names are NOT needed for the registration just the name of child whose photos we will view or the name of the talent who will actually be auditioning.
Please arrive informed & prepared....
This is an Agency Interview. Please arrive on time, dressed casual for your audition.
Everyone is required to bring two current non returnable 8"x 10" headshots for your audition. If you don't have 2 current 8"x 10" headshots then our staff will take a digital photo for a cash fee of $5.00. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please DO NOT bring friends or additional family members with you unless they are registered to audition. Only parents or a guardian is allowed to attend with talent. We apologize but we do not have adequate room to seat additional friends and family who are NOT auditioning.
Please be sure you or your child is comfortable & prepared to audition in front of a camera & our agents.
Do not bring food or beverages into the agency and please turn your phone on silent before you enter.
If talent is traveling from more than 3 hrs from Charlotte to audition, then please be prepared to stay for a Callback the same day between 2:00pm - 3:00pm if our agents have an interest in speaking with you. All other Callbacks will take place on Monday or Tuesday of the upcoming week. A Congratulations email will be sent to those select individuals that our agents have an interest in speaking more with and will be asked to return back to the agency to discuss next steps needed to move forward with the agency such as, representation procedures, proper marketing materials and training classes and cost (if needed).
"I have heard if there is a cost then it's a scam. Is this a true statement?"
"This statement makes me cringe every time I hear anyone say it without giving a full explanation of what they're referring to, and unfortunately most people can't. So I will try to explain so that you are properly educated on what is and isn't acceptable. If an agency offers training, photography or any other related fee based service it's only offered to allow the talent to become more competitive and marketable. Yes there are fees charged for those services offered. Nothing is Free and it is quite common for many agencies in this market to offer additional fee-based services for potential new talent to become agency ready. Many people are misinformed and believe that if an Agency charges fees then it's a SCAM. The Truth is that everyone who wants to act professionally needs professional training and professional photography to compete against the other professionals in this industry. This is what identifies you as a professional and what the industry expects from you. Now, there are agencies that REQUIRE that you use ONLY their services or REQUIRE you to pay them to join or to receive an Agency contract; in this case I say YES these are unethical entities and should raise a red flag as a SCAM. The difference with Talent Link is if you already have adequate training and professional photography you may not be required to shoot with us or take our training. However we won't know that until we evaluate your marketing materials and your On Camera Audition skills during the Agency Open Call. Whether or not you meet industry requirements will be discussed when you come to the agency Open Call, at this time you can make an educated decision of what is needed & expected from YOU to move forward and be allowed to compete against other professional actors & models in this market. Vince Paul, Actor, Agent & Author of one of the leading industry handbooks entitled "The Talent Guide: Launching Your Career In The Commercial Film or Fashion Industries"
Audition Location: (Our Agency is located in the Highland Mills Studio Lofts)Talent Link Studio
2901 North Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Talent Link Office # 704 335-0027
Due to us checking in people during our Agency Open Call please call us only if you can't find the agency using your choice of online map tools.
Call us for any additional questions that you may have prior to the date of the Open Call.
Please follow the Talent Link directional signs for entry into our gated property
Parking Instructions and how to enter our gated property:
We are located in the Highland Mills Apartment building next to the Johnston YMCA. Please follow the Talent Link directional signs and enter our parking lot by traveling to end of E. 33rd Street that runs along the side of the YMCA. Turn left through the security gate and then turn to your immediate left into the parking lot, our office is located half way down on the right lower level between the 2nd & 3rd light posts. Please park along the grassy field side of our parking lot. Please walk straight ahead, down the steps and make a left to our Office Suite #131.
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