I love being a talent agent!!! It gives me a chance to give hard working actors opportunities that they may not get on their own. Being at the Talent Inc conference I was very fortunate to see actors showcasing themselves to get an agent and to reconnect with some brilliant casting directors. Anyone that has the guts to do that is very brave. I am proud of everyone that was at the conference whether they got picked up by an agent, got a job from a casting director, or know what they have to work on. A key part of being an actor is managing rejection. It’s about staying professional, not taking rejection personally, and moving on quickly to prepare for you next opportunity.
‘It’s been mythologized now but it started with about 600 auditions without success,’ he said about his long slog to stardom. ‘Most smart people would have quit when it takes that long.’ Mark Ruffalo
Actually, when I was younger and considering acting I went to a talent showcase. My uncles Mike and Chuck were very supportive of this. Stayed at their place in Toronto. I was actually picked up by an agency and already part of the acting union. but it was that showcase that made me realize that I didn’t want to be an actor. I wanted to be the guys sitting at the table recruiting talent. I wanted to create a positive atmosphere for actors so we can support them accordingly and encourage them. Anyone that has the guts to showcase their talent in front of 300 people is very brave. I am proud of everyone that was at the conference whether they got picked up by an agent, got a job from a casting director, or know what they have to work on. The important thing is you showed up!
One of my highlights about being at showcase is when Kendra Ricard by accidentally knocked on my room thinking that I was one of the parents from the show. I told her who I was and she said, ” Oh I know who The Meus is. I did my research.” She honestly won my heart right there. It’s very important to do your research in anything you do whether it is looking for a talent agent or for a part you’re auditioning for. Know what the director is looking for. I’m really excited to be working with her and her brother.
At Talent Inc. we signed these three hidden gems from Ottawa! Where have you been hiding? Triple threats! They sing, act and dance together. Watch out world for the G-Mekki’s ! I’m overly excited to work with these guys.
One story really touched my heart another hidden gem in Ottawa. Apollonia is one of the bravest actresses I know and I know that she will be doing great things. Team Meus looks forward to working with her!!
Two words. Lauren Carver. She wins you with her eyes but her she is an award winning teen actress. Watch out world. As we develop our youth branch in Toronto we are so fortunate to work with the best. The youth has our adult roster to look up too as they passionately work towards their goals.
Exciting times ahead and more news to come soon!