TalentInc Canada

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Scott Cooper's Innovative Performer's Networking Conference; Talent INC Sets Sail In The United Kingdom This October 2013

Talent INC has been a leader in the US and Canadian markets when it comes to promoting new and seasoned talent to agents and casting directors. This October, Talent INC U.K. will host the first UK national conference on board Royal Caribbean's “Independence of the Seas”

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 16 April 2013
When Scott Cooper of Talent INC wanted to expand to the U.K., there was only one person he thought of to take on this endeavour, Dorinda Duncan.
Dorinda trained at Arts Educational schools in London. She then moved into the business world at an early age and built a successful multi-million pound marketing company launching major computer companies into Europe. Her return to the arts world was prompted by her daughter's growing interest in acting. She started the Royal Berkshire Academy of Performing Arts, a specialised training and performing arts school for talented performers, ten years ago. This was followed shortly after by a full-service agency that places young performers in film, commercials and stage.
Performers that Dorinda has mentored have appeared in commercials for Morrisons, Activia, McDonald’s, Marks and Spencers, Asda, Signal, U-switch, Sky, Talk Talk, Barclaycard, Barnardos, Google. On the West End: Benjy in Priscilla Queen of The Desert, The National Tour Oliver, Snowman London and on tour to Asia: ENRON, Wizard of Oz, Disneyland Paris, Gavroche, Eponine in the concert version Les Miserables, Edinburgh fringe and Jordan Gage in Taboo. In films: Harry Potter , St Trinian’s, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sixty Six, Wired, Les Miserables and national TV, CBBC, Channel Four and ITV.
She also runs a successful production company producing stage work; Music of Les Miserables concert, RENT, Spring Awakening, Annie and many more. A recent interest has been the music industry and along with her daughter Anastasia she is a scout for a major A&R company in New York. Her interest in Talent Conferences started with a trip to Florida some years ago and she has been looking for a company to work with to develop a European model. Through mutual connections, she was introduced to Scott Cooper and Talent INC UK was born.
Talent INC will be making a splash aboard the magnificent Independence of the Seas by Royal Caribbean which has every imaginable on board facility to ensure your enjoyment. With an incredible H2O Zone water park, the Royal Promenade with its enticing shops and cafes, plus the widest dining options you might not want to leave!

Selected Talent INC performers will be departing from Southampton (UK) docks and traveling to Zeebrugge (Brussels), Belgium; and Le Havre (Paris), France. Not only will they be part of the Talent INC training programme and receive 20 hours of exclusive training followed by the showcase and networking opportunities, but they will do all of this in the luxurious surroundings of a mini cruise.
Auditions are taking place in various venues across the U.K. in preparation for the U.K. launch. One of the unique aspects to Talent INC is the free public outreach workshop where parents and young performers will learn about the entertainment industry, and how to avoid the pitfalls often associated with it.
To register for the highly acclaimed workshop with Scott Cooper please visit www.talent-inc.co.uk, and fill out the on line submission form.

" I am used to performing on the stage but this was beyond my wildest dreams! So much talent and so much support. It was great! " ~ India De Rocha Humberstone London, UK

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Great Uncle Al!

Let's see that's a good question. If I could have dinner with one person from history...it would be my great uncle....Al. He was crazy smart, and VERY famous. Like "Kardashian" famous only.... a LOT less scandalous. It's true, he was. He was made famous by these holes made by worms from outer space.  In fact he inspired characters in 3 of my favorite movies. They used his eyes for the alien in E.T., and then of course there is Yoda from Star Wars, who they used my great uncle's forehead and then of course they used his hair for the character of Emmett Brown in Back To The Future. Who's my great uncle... you mean you can't tell from all those clues!? He is none other than... Albert Einstein.. of course.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I AM Snow White?

When I was little...we went to The Magic Kingdom…I went on this ride called “Snow White’s Scary Adventures”   I was only 5 so I was expecting happy adventures with Snow White, a few cute dwarves...singing birds and the occasional old lady with an apple. I got an eerie feeling the moment the ride took off. Where  is Snow White? Where are the Dwarves? It wasn’t until the ride was over that someone told me the ride was supposed to make you feel as if you WERE Snow White… What the???!! I didn’t want to be Snow White. That’s some scary stuff! But there I was, trapped on the ride, crashing into walls and dragged through a dungeon, being constantly tortured by frightening images of the evil witch. I walked off that ride scared, and to be honest…ticked off.  My older brother thought it was funny… he kept laughing at how terrified I was… so he bought me a Princess tiara. Gee…THANKS! Next time I am heading straight for Space Mountain!

Note: This has been performed by both male and female performers with equal success!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Valentine's Day Rules

Well it’s almost that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is almost here, and my teacher is going to once again FORCE me to write a Valentine’s Day card to everyone in my class. I understand that they don’t want anyone to get their feelings hurt, but why do I have to write a Valentine’s day card to the kid who pushed me down at recess, and made fun of me? And am I supposed to really believe that when they give me a card that they REALLLY want to be my Valentine? .... My older sister thinks that this is where kids first learn to lie about their feelings in a relationship. She said it helps us prepare for marriage…. (shrugs shoulders) whatever THAT means!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tooth Fairy Sanitizer

I lost a tooth the other day, and my mom told me to put it under my pillow and that in the middle of the night the Tooth Fairy would come in and take my tooth and replace it with some cash. OK… so I have some questions and concerns here.

#1)  What does this little tooth freak do with all of these teeth? By my calculations (takes out calculator and begins typing frantically  somewhere in the world a child loses a tooth every .08 seconds… BUT they are not all in the same part of the world… which brings me to …

#2)   How does this little tooth-collecting creep get from place to place? I mean I get how Santa gets around, but at least he has a route…

#3)  If this Fairy is touching other peoples teeth each night… what about the germs? I mean obviously some of these kids are losing their teeth because they don’t take care of them… so …ewwwwww… gross…. This fairy is touching a bunch of nasty teeth and then touching my pillow??

From now on when I lose a tooth…I am leaving some anti-bacterial hand sanitizer under my pillow!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

About The Author: John Stevens

John first started performing professionally at the age of 7 in various circus venues as a clown, and variety entertainer. He learned everything from riding unicycles, walking the tight rope, acrobatics and later the trapeze. John was introduced to circus life by his late grandfather who was with the Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus.

As a child performer he was spotted all across the Pacific Northwest, until he joined his first National Tour at the age of 17. In fact, he was named one of the top 40 most influential people in the arts under the age of 40 while he was still a junior in High School.

With an impressive resume at the age of 18, John moved to New York City, and attended Marymount Manhattan College as a double 
major in Dance, and Theatre on a merit scholarship.

During his studies, John worked as a Junior Agent at Eisenberg, Aqua-Hart Talent Agency in Manhattan, which was his first exposure to the business side of acting. There, he helped launch the careers of many young performers primarily into the Broadway spotlight.

The next stop for John was Carnival Cruise Lines where he was a featured performer in the variety shows nightly, and was able to travel the world. John still places young talented singers and dancers aboard their ships from time to time.

After returning back to New York City, at the peak of his dance career John choreographed 3 Off Broadway Shows, and was even commissioned by the United Nations to choreograph a new musical being brought over from Turkey.

You can also spot him in numerous episodes of Third Watch, the pilot episode of Deadline, and in the Warner Bros. movie Singles starring Kyra Sedgwick.

His musical theatre career highlights include Stephen Sondheim’s, Follies starring Maxine Andrews (Of the Andrews Sisters), Denise Darcel, Judy Kaye, Karen Morrow, and Edie Adams. He also toured with John Schuck (from McMillan and Wife) and JoAnne Worley (from Laugh-IN) in the hit musical, Annie. On the east coast he was featured in Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan, and he starred as Peter in the newly revised script of Babes in Arms. John starred opposite Cheyenne Jackson (Now starring in 30 Rock) in the West Coast Premiere of Babes In Arms.

Since then John has produced, directed, choreographed and collaborated with Ashanti, Wycleff Jean, and many others for everything from product launches to publicity stunts. He recently 
moved back from West Palm Beach to Toronto, and is master level acting coach working on TV and film sets. He has helped successfully place over 700 young performers with agencies and managers around the world over the past 2 decades. He is the Co-Founder of TalentInc. (Canada) Ltd.

To Contact Him e-Mail: John@Talent-Inc.ca

Thursday, July 19, 2012

TTYL (Talk To You Later)

So last night.. O...M...G.... I was watching TMZ with my BFF…FYI her name  is J.C...to get the 411 on  my latest peeps, aight.. When I see it’s official... all experts have agreed that Justin Bieber is out and Simon Curtis is in!!!! Holy Jonas Brothers!! JC and I immediately take out our Bold BB’s and start to BBM with all our worthy peeps. We had to save the popular kids in school from making a "my bad" the next morning at school. I mean one slip up like this could cost you your entire social career in (High / Middle) School. This one girl T.J. she didn’t get her BBM cause her mom grounded her for not doing her HW, whatever LOL… she showed up with a Justin Bieber T-shirt on at school the next day… let's just say she’s now the girl that check’s out AV equipment in the library. TTYL…..