Saturday, January 17, 2015

IMTA 15 Winners!

Charlene just WON the singing competition with her amazing performance earlier this week! Congratulations!!!! For those of you that want to follow in Charlene's foot steps....go to pmtm.com and click on auditions. Don't wait - it could be life changing for you!!!



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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Start Your Year Off Right!

What are your goals this year? Would becoming a model or actor be one of them? We hope so! Pro Model and Talent Management can help you achieve that 2015 goal. Get started right now by visiting us at PMTM.com and registering for our next auditions. Can't wait that long? Then give us a call right now at 330-867-4125!

We wish you the best new year here at PMTM!



Sunday, December 21, 2014

IMTA Alum Garrett Hedlund

IMTA Alum Garrett Hedlund stars as John Fitzgerald in the upcoming feature film Unbroken! He plays an officer who has been captured in the film directed by Angelina Jolie. Garrett competed at IMTA in New York in 2000. Garrett starred in Troy as Patroclus (Brad Pitt's character Achille's cousin) and as Sam Flynn in Tron: Legacy.

Unbroken is receiving rave reviews and many critical award nominations. There is even Academy Award buzz about the film!

Congratulations to Garrett for being in such an important film. We can't wait to see your performance!





We are thrilled to see another IMTA alum doing so well!! IMTA is simply the best!!! There is no other convention like it!! Stars and top models are made at IMTA. We will have our next IMTA auditions in spring!! This could be you! See us at pmtm.com and click auditions for more info.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

How Happiness Equals Success

Happy weekend, Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. family! We know, we know. It's winter, the days are getting darker sooner, the holiday stresses are piling on, and it's getting a little tougher to keep those spirits up... But in this blog, you'll learn how to do just that! And also, how keeping your spirit up means greater success for you! Actor, writer, director, teaching coach, D.W. Brown, explains all below.

A character in the movie “Broadcast News” (by James L. Brooks) has the line, “Wouldn't this be a great world if insecurity and desperation made us more attractive?” But, it isn’t that world, and it doesn’t. We are all fine-tuned to pick up fear in others because it means there’s a possibility there’s a danger in the environment we don’t want to be around. In other words, it makes you repellent—not a quality you typically want in a performer. With acting especially, looking like you’re having a good time doing the job is part of the job.

It’s both true for when you’re taking your meeting before the audition, where you want to radiate that confident, can-do spirit, and it’s true for your approach to the acting process itself. Creativity is inhibited by tension. As an actor you participate in many fictional situations where your character is unhappy and frightened, but you should build that performance on a predisposition that where you work is a positive place. Your acting context will produce deeper, more connected work if the foundation is an emotional state that is relaxed and assured.

There’s no substitute for the poise that comes with experience (or lavishly approving parents),
but there are things you can do that will improve your internal chemistry and incline you toward a more secure frame of mind. It may seem nutty, and you may have to push through some cynicism and stagnation that is, in truth, a defensive crouch, but testing has shown that simply willing yourself to do certain behaviors results in less stress hormones (cortisol) and more happy ones (endorphins) in your bloodstream.

Feeling you’re faking these behaviors is totally fine and will nevertheless produce results that generate an internal life that then makes them seem less counterfeit…which, in turn, perpetuates the positive mood. Here’s some things you can do to give yourself a better attitude bump:

  1. Physicalize happiness: doing crazy/silly behaviors, dancing wildly, laughing and smiling.
  2. Recite positive affirmations: “I am super powerful!” “I am so beautiful!” “I love to be challenged!”
  3. Listen to happy or thrilling music.
  4. Visualize yourself in positive situations: being embraced with love, being in peaceful, soothing or exotic surroundings, doing something heroic.
  5. Strike physical postures of confidence: Stand with your feet spread wide and your arms outstretched and take a big, long stretch. Sit with your legs stuck far out and your hands clasped behind your head. Stand with your feet planted wide and your fists placed proudly on your hips (called “The Wonder Woman”).
So, Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. family... Let those smiles shine! And remember, when they day starts looking a little bleak, just fake it until you make it! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Three Thanksgiving Fashion Commandments

Hello, Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. families! With the holidays right around the corner, we know that this time of year can be stressful for even the most patient and graceful people among us, and with good reason! But there is one thing you won't have to stress about this season: what to wear for Thanksgiving!

Thanks to Vogue, we were able to find the three commandments for Thanksgiving fashion. These commandments will help you stay comfortable for the evening with family and friends while still allowing you to enjoy yourself with this feast of a holiday. To view the full Vogue article, along with all nine of their "best looks," click here.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, let me share a gourd of wisdom with you: It’s not always easy to stay stylish when there is a literal cornucopia of decadent, autumnal offerings staring back at you from the holiday table. And even if you don’t indulge on a normal basis, Thanksgiving is that guilt-free occasion where overindulging is expected—and celebrated. This also means that anything overly
tight should be avoided——no one wants a button popping by the time pumpkin pie is served. And when it comes to the harvest holiday, there are three sartorial commandments to remember.

Leave Room for Seconds: The first stage of Thanksgiving usually involves multiple rounds of eating. This calls for maximum comfort, the look should be relaxed and loose. “A shapeless silhouette with pleats is the perfect expanding dress for your stomach,” says Vogue.com Market Editor Kelly Connor. “While an oversize plaid flannel dress is basically an elevated version of those times you borrowed your beau’s shirt in order to unbutton the top button of your jeans!” Pro tip: Make sure whatever you choose is cozy enough to fall asleep in.

Highlight your Assets: Another trick to holiday dressing? Be sure to highlight the body parts you’re most proud of. Don’t be afraid of anything form-fitting or revealing, as long as there is a balance. Think a short A-line skirt paired with a loose, long-sleeved turtleneck to show off the legs, or a tight, collared knit with a pair of Empire-waisted trousers (they are more forgiving than you think).

Camouflage: And, for the final stretch (pun intended) of the holiday, make sure you employ the usage of sartorial camouflage. This means embracing the beauty of optical illusions. “Vertical stripes are everyone’s best friend,” says Connor. “While a color-blocked dress will slim and trim, anything with a panel down the sides will help flatter.” So go eat, drink, and be merry!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ginger Pangas Wows at LMA's!

Happy weekend, Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt.! If you were out and about last weekend, you may have heard about the Ohio Local Music Awards (LMA's) that took place! If not, let us tell you: we were pretty happy with the results! Ginger Pangas, who is a Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. alum and staff member, took home the "Best Country Artist" award! While you would think that we couldn't be more proud, Ginger actually has some other great stuff up her sleeve!

Also last weekend, Ginger had the opportunity to perform for THE 9 at the Alex Theater. She performed in front of a great crowd including some critics from The Cleveland Scene Magazine. In their review of her show, they said that Ginger lit up the stage! She was featured as their Band of the Week, which was also a huge honor!

If you would like to see Ginger "light up the stage," check her out on Black Friday at 1PM! Our very own Ginger Pangas will be performing her new Christmas single in Akron! The event is being held at the John S. Knight Center and is a charity event benefitting Akron Children's Hospital. It is a part of the 33rd Annual Holiday Tree Festival.

Ginger is hoping to have her new Christmas single
released and available for purchase around Thanksgiving time. This will be her third single to be released; to purchase her EP featuring her two previous singles, to join her fan club, or to keep up-to-date on Ginger's latest news, be sure to check out her website by clicking here! You can also follow her on Facebook by clicking here.

Whether near or far, our Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. alums continue to make us proud! Their hard work, dedication, and drive motivates and inspires us in every way possible! Keep up the good work Ginger!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Check out Aubrey Caldwell's Godspell!


Hello, Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt.! As many of you know, Aubrey Caldwell is part of our PMTM staff and one of our IMTA instructors! Aubrey is someone who has literally worked all over the world and is now back home in Ohio. So, it's no surprise that Aubrey landed the roll of director in the play "Godspell" which is taking place from now until November 15th at the University of Akron!

Godspell is a steam punk classic musical. Aubrey says that it is a lot of fun with a lot of very interesting story telling! They are Bible stories that are applicable to anyone and are extremely creative in the way they tell stories of life values and lessons. You forget it's biblical at times because of all of the pop culture references and the nature of our concept which is steam punk. Steam punk is the melding of the Victorian era and a science-fiction post apocalyptic future.

The choreography in the musical is guaranteed to dazzle while the harmonies of the cast are simply enchanting! Aubrey told us that the cast is very talented and she is extremely excited to be working with them! The lead of the play, Jeremy Winter, plays the role of Jesus... And did we mention that he is also a part of the Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. Family?!? He can be seen in the photos wearing the multi-colored coat.

For more infor- mation on Godspell, you can click here.  For ticket and schedule info- rmation, click here. As stated earlier, the show is running from now until the 15th, so be sure to snatch up some tickets and support your fellow Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. family!




 
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