Friday, September 23, 2016

PMTM Photographer: Casey Rearick

What type of photography do you do most? 
Most of the photography I shoot is commercial and editorial or centers around people. Being in Cleveland, I can't really be specialized, you need to be able to shoot food, product, people - lifestyle and fashion, all of it! 

What do you enjoy photographing the most and why?
What I enjoy photographing the most is people - be it fashion, portrait, or lifestyle. In many ways, interacting with the subject is a whole other art form. And when you're able to help being something of them they've been struggling to get out, or didn't know they had. It's a great feeling - seeing the excitement on their faces and watching them get excited, it's always fun. I also love shooting men's fashion. I'm a huge fan of men's clothing.

Who is the most famous person you have photographed?
The most famous person I ever photographed is UFC Heavyweight Champion, Stipe Miocic.

When did you discover you wanted to be a photographer?
I first discovered I wanted to be in the arts at a very young age, particularly a screenwriter for feature films, or a cinematographer. When I eventually decided to go back to school, I enrolled in the film program at Cuyahoga Community College. One of the required classes was Intro to Digital Photography. From there, I quickly realized it was a lot "easier" to be a photographer than a film maker. I could go out every day, take photos, or recruit my friends to photograph, come home, go over the images and critique myself day in and day out. Whereas it would take so much more time and dependence on other people to create films. 

What would be your dream destination assignment?
My dream destination assignment would be in a huge studio with a limitless budget! I much prefer to shoot in studio than on location, but I'm open to shooting anywhere (for all of you potential clients reading this, haha!)

Describe your photographic style.
I would describe my photographic style as commercial - clean, well exposed, and controlled.

What life lessons has being a photographer taught you?
The life lessons being a photographer has taught me, particularly a freelance photographer, are: be nice, considerate, and a pleasure to be around, your livelihood depends on it! It's also taught me to have tick skin. Your work will NOT be for everyone, and that's okay. Another key thing it has taught me is how to manage my money. Being freelance, you never know when your next paycheck is coming - being a photographer is not all fun and happiness. It's constant work. 10% of my job is shooting, the other 90% is emails, follow up emails, meetings, trying to get meetings, editing, editing, editing...did I mention editing? My portfolio and website, sending out promos, hard copies of emails. It's a lot of work! Thousands of people are right behind me, nipping at my heels, dying to do what I do. Day in and day out I'm amazed I get paid to do what I do. Be humble, and don't take anything for granted.

Written by: Josephine Wheeler

Six designers that stood out at New York Fashion Week

For New York Fashion Week, the Big Apple welcomes the immense celebration of fashion, where designers, models, and industry professionals gather together for the most talked about events in the industry of the year. Each season, designers surprise industry professionals and the public alike by introducing fresh, new, unexpected looks. While there are so many incredible designers and collections for Spring 2017, Pro Model & Talent looks at six designers that could not be missed at this week-long convention.

Marc Jacobs models stepped out on the runway with a new perspective. All wearing multicolored, pastel dreadlocked hairstyles, they dominated the fashion scene with this unique look that was fresh to the runway. Their gorgeous locks paired well with Jacobs' 80's styled, grungy collection. The collection featured fun, funky outfits, incorporating pops of pastels and distressed denim. The models' outfits were completed with cropped bomber or trench jackets and chunky high heels, some with printed knee-high socks.      

Marc Jacobs. Photo | harpersbazaar.com
Ralph Lauren introduced a washed and Western collection at Fashion Week. Models walked wearing flannel prints, suede textures, and washed-out leather. Commonly seen in his collection were draped dresses and high waisted silhouettes, belted flannels, and collared shirts. Accessorized fringe accents took over the runway, incorporated into the models' looks. Lauren took a fresh, fun spin on Western-wear, introducing grungy, yet effortless and soft looks.

Ralph Lauren. Photo | amny.com

Out of nowhere, Lauren throws sleek, sophisticated evening gowns into the mix. As a model steps out in a sharp, stunning purple gown, his whole collection took a new spin. Just when it was unexpected, a "pop" of color and surprise was added that seemed to complete to his collection.

Ralph Lauren. Photo | harpersbazaar.com

Coach stepped onto the scene with a completely new look for the brand. Models wearing grungy, rocker-styled pieces owned the runway. They incorporated floral, feminine lace into these looks to balance girl and grunge. Where the public familiarizes with Coach's saddle bags and iconic prints, this season's handbags reflected their new, darker look: small, leather bags with a chained strap - different from the Coach "norm", some including fringe and different textures. Models graced the runway grasping the chained bag in their hand, while flaunting this unexpected, fun look for Coach.


Coach. Photo | wwd.com
Alexander Wang always surprises viewers with his unique shows and collections, and this season introduces a sportswear collaboration with Adidas. The collection features athletic tops, bottoms, and sneakers, all stamped with an upside down Adidas logo. Differing from his work with Adidas, his other looks featured a soft, beachy vibe. These included cropped tanks, loose shirts and sweaters. Lacey, pajama-like styles, distressed denims, and pops of neon color were all incorporated. A standout look from his collection were tops that criss-crossed down the torso to the waist. These tops were styled for many of Wang's different looks.

Alexander Wang. Photo | thefashiontag.com


Tommy Hilfiger is known for his iconic "Americana" looks, where his smooth and simple styles give a laid-back, yet patriotic vibe. This season, Hilfiger models, including social media superstar Gigi Hadid, walked in military-style wear, with embellished jackets and cropped varsity sweaters, with commonly incorporated leather and fringe fabrics. Standout looks from the Hilfiger show were fringed, choker bandanas worn around the neck. Hilfiger took the trend to new heights by incorporating them with a new twist into his own pieces. Unexpectedly, a model steps out in an floral printed, bohemian-style dress. This stunning gown flowed as she walked down the runway, throwing a soft, feminine look into the mix.

Hadid walking Tommy Hilfiger. Photo | refinery29.com

Michael Kors embraced his sleek, sophisticated style in New York by embodying the look of the "working woman". Models walked in stylish, yet professional trench jackets and dresses, making a statement for working women across the world. These effortlessly sharp styles graced the runway with fresh, yet iconic Kors pieces. Supermodel Kendall Jenner dominated the runway, gracefully wearing Kors' soft and feminine floral dress, with popping blue, brown and white tones. His collection included neutral hues with pale colors, sweaters, vests and belted waist silhouettes.

Jenner walking Michael Kors. Photo | elle.com
Throughout the year, designers work endlessly to prepare for their New York moments. Common trends Pro Model & Talent has seen for this season are loose and oversized silhouettes and dark and grungy themes, yet soft and feminine ones as well. The individual is celebrated this season at Fashion Week, where the ultimate goal of each designer is to bring something unique and memorable to the new season.








By Jessica Kemelhar


International Talent of the Week: Kiri Stevens

International Talent of the Week

Favorite Modeling/Acting Job:
Microsoft Campaigns and the pilot I did with Whoopi Goldberg.

Favorite Fashion Look:
Sophisticated and Edgy. Usually Gucci, Versace, Calvin Klein, and Prada are some of my favorites.

Fashion Icon:
Rihanna.

Favorite Place You've Visited:
Greece.

One Place You Wish to Visit:
London

How did you feel at your first ever fashion show/photoshoot/filming?
I was so nervous the very first time, which is normal!

Favorite Song:
There are so many. I LOVE music, but my favorite currently is probably the entire album by Rihanna called "ANTi" and the song "Lake by the Ocean" by Maxwell.

Interesting Fact About you:
I've lost over 240 pounds now since I was 18 years old and it's one of my most proudest accomplishments because I got my health in order and I did it the natural way first and foremost to feel better about myself and for myself. I feel so much better and I'm so excited to help and inspire people on their own journey.

Best On-Set Story:
There are so many. Probably one that comes to mind was when I worked with Charlie Sheen on "Anger Management". He was so funny and interesting.

When Not Modeling/Acting You Are:
In the gym working out, working on my other projects, or driving to an audition!

Favorite Movie:
The Godfather and Mean Girls.

What would you be doing if you weren't acting/modeling?
I can't see myself doing anything else, maybe I would go to Law School.

One thing you would do to change the world?
I would fight everyday to make sure we all have nothing but peace and love for each other and show people that the world needs love an unity above everything else.

What's your favorite thing about acting/modeling?
Meeting so many wonderful people and working with different people almost always.

One word to describe your personal style?
Free.

Which actor/actress inspires you the most?
Jennifer Lopez.

How has it been moving from Ohio to LA?
I currently live in Sherman Oaks, which is pretty much in the middle of everything and close enough to all areas in LA. La is very different from Ohio. It's very fast paced, always changing, lots of traffic, and amazing weather.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Starring in my own sitcom, producing my own films, starting my own Entertainment company, and just being happy and healthy with where I will be at the time. Thank you all so much and love what you do because you love it.

PMTM models at New York Fashion Week

Twice a year, models from all over the world gather in New York City to represent different designers and brands for New York Fashion Week, also referred to as NYFW. As these are the nation's most publicized moments for fashion, models are carefully selected to walk these New York runways. Two of Pro Model & Talent's very own traveled to the Big Apple to walk in multiple shows for the Spring 2017 season.

Andrea Debevc, a PMTM model, walked in six shows for NYFW: Michael Costello, Malan Breton, Just In Case, Rohitava Banerjee, Berenik, and Pelush. Rich Martin, also a PMTM model, walked for Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger.

Michael Costello is a formal, red carpet gown designer. He was self-taught and has been featured in Vogue. Costello has dressed Toni Braxton, Paris Hilton, and Celine Dion. He designed a Grammy's gown for Beyonce, which is recognized as a "career defining moment" for him.

Costello's spring show featured rich, bold colors, such as deep purples, wine-colored reds, emerald greens, and stunning black ensembles. Costello incorporated lace and floral details into his designs, including accessorizing floral headpieces with many models' looks. His dresses included deep and daring plunging necklines, unique textures and detailed tailoring.


Debevc walking Michael Costello. Photo | PMTM.

Malan Breton displayed a consistent theme with his New York show. His collection among men and women consisted of gold metallics mixed with sheer, delicate florals and dark denim. Women wore their waistlines cinched with printed belts. Gold, textured blazers were seen along the runway among the male and female models alike. The ladies wore long, feminine gowns that incorporated the gentle, floral prints. Men wore jackets with the dark denim styled into their looks.

Breton, known for his suits, shift dresses and gowns, founded his own collection in 2005. His first flagship store was opened in New York City. His well known, intricate detailing sells to retailers across the world. He has dressed stars such as Ariana Grande, Scarlett Johansson, and Michael Buble.

Debevc walking Malan Breton. Photo | PMTM.

Just In Case, led by Taiwanese designer Chou Yu-Ying, is a Chinese street-style brand that is part of the Nolcha shows at New York Fashion Week. Yu-Ying first presented his label at Tokyo Fashion Week, a brand with urban flair and punk details.

For his spring and summer collection, Yu-Ying put a unique spin on traditional Chinese prints. He incorporated bright patterns, colors and metallics into different pieces. Ladies wore one-of-a-kind A-line dresses and embellished outfits. Men and women both wore slide sandals and sneakers on the feet.

Debevc walking Just In Case. Photo | PMTM.
Rohitava Banerjee, also a part of the Nolcha shoes at NYFW, used bold, yet traditional patterns in his designs. From women's dresses to men's suits, he incorporated unique shapes and metallics among his different styles. Ladies' dresses displayed unique, detailed designs and necklines.

Banerjee is a New York-based designer whom had studied at Parson's School in NYC. He combines history and modern life into his designs for a fresh, yet traditional look.

Berenik, led by designer Veronica Bruse, is a Swiss fashion brand. The company is headquartered in Switzerland with their clothing available in boutiques across the world.

Berenik models wore black, pastels and light, cool colors. Commonly seen garments were sheer, collared, button down shirts and printed tops, body suits, and dresses. The looks were accessorized with jackets, sleek bags, sneakers and boat-style shoes.

Pelush, a luxury faux-fur brand, brought a unique, new perspective to fur at NYFW. Their long jackets and textured dresses brought many different concepts of using faux fur to the runway. The looks, some accompanied with delicate details and cinched waists, brought a unique side of textures and fabrics to Fashion Week.

Tom Ford, walked by Pro Model & Talent's very own Rich Martin, featured a 70's vibe this season in New York. The menswear included turtleneck sweaters under different textured, colored and printed blazers. Accompanied with dark colored dress pants and leather jackets, the men wore shaggy hair and aviator sunglasses to give off a dark, mysterious look. They wore long trench jackets and suits, introducing some fresh styles for the spring from Ford.

Tom Ford, whom had studied at Parson's School in New York, gained his fame as the creative director for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. He had left working for another name to create his own, which resulted in his own multi-billion dollar brand.

Martin at Tom Ford. Photo | PMTM.
Tommy Hilfiger's spring menswear features bright colors and prints; such as stripes and florals. Garments seen are track jackets and collared shirts, with slide sandals and sneakers on the feet.

Hilfiger's "Americana" brand took off in 1984 when launching his iconic men's sportswear, while already having several stores opened in the '70s. He thrives off of his red, white and blue themes; the patriotic look that his brand is known for.

As Spring 2017 Fashion Week came to a close, the fashion industry doesn't slow down one bit. Pro Model & Talent models, such as Andrea Debevc and Rich Martin, who walked in these shows, keep on working at furthering their careers. Designers, models and industry professionals alike prepare for next season, when everyone gathers back in the Big Apple once again.




By Jessica Kemelhar





International Model of the Week: Isabella Jiang

International Model of the Week

Fashion Icon:
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel.

Favorite Place You've Visited:
New York City.

One Place You Wish to Visit:
Now it's Japan.

Favorite Song:
Recently is "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack.

Interesting Fact About you:
I welcome critics as compliments.

Best On-Set Story:
Taking a shower in ketchup. It was a short film I did as a lead actress, one scene I had to shampoo my hair in ketchup. The director kept adding more ketchup to my thick hair. My hair smelled like ketchup for a week. The director and I have become really good friends since.

When Not Modeling/Acting You Are:
Learning, being in a class, reading a book, or watching a movie.

Favorite Movie:
I laughed at the Angry Bird movie pretty hard.

What would you be doing if you weren't acting/modeling?
Maybe have a small bakery of my own, would be living a different life for sure.

One thing you would do to change the world?
I would start with myself, be the best of me, all starts with the smallest things, world is a small place after all...

What's your favorite thing about acting/modeling?
I get to travel, and the best thing about traveling is I get to meet people and experience life, for me it's all about living the life.

One word to describe your personal style?
Comfortable.

Which actor/actress inspires you the most?
I get inspired by many, most recently, James Spader.

How has it been moving from Ohio to LA? NY?
Overwhelmingly amazing. I started driving from Toledo, Ohio to Nww York, lived in New Jersey and Queens and Manhattan NYC, then moved to Los Angeles. From most east side to the south Los Angeles and moving to west Hollywood now... I know it sounds like a lot, true, it's all for me part of the life as an international model and talent, it's part of the job to be available migrating all the time. It has been an amazing journey.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tom Logan is coming to Akron, Ohio To Help Polish Your Skills!

Hollywood director, producer, and writer, Tom Logan, is coming to Akron, Ohio to help YOU polish your skills! Tom has directed and continues to direct many national commercials for different companies, films, and television shows. He is currently super busy writing, producing, and directing two television series! As if that wasn't enough, he is also in the pre-production to direct three films! Even though Tom describes this as "a very busy time", he still is finding time to come to Pro-Model and Talent in Akron, Ohio for a two-day workshop! 

Tom has received many awards for his work, including a Golden Halo Award for "Most Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry", Producers' Choice Award for "Outstanding Direction of a Television Variety Program", and "Best Director" at the New Star Discovery Awards. Before Tom was a director and producer, he was an actor. He had a recurring role in General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, and starred in National commercials for companies like Coca-Cola, Honda, and Burger King. Tom has done tons of directing and producing including the films Campin' Buddies, Shakma, the Miss North America Pageant, and has wrote four books.


Tom Logan has received tremendous feedback from his workshops from people all over:

"Tom can teach you more in one workshop than some acting schools teach in a semester."

"Took his class and it was great! He is so motivational, and you actually LEARN about acting on camera... Loved the class, adore him! "

"I can honestly say, there is not a class out there that changes peoples' performance more dramatically than Tom's. He is informative, funny and a true professional. His over 40 years experience in the biz and his knowledge and experience as both an actor, a studio acting coach, writer, and director...makes him a true 'ACTORS DIRECTOR'."
"Because of Tom, I've landed two commercials in London (filmed in Prague), two feature films, two TV series, and various commercials in Canada. I also know there are other actors that have gone on to get great roles as a result from Tom's class."

Want to learn more about his work? Check out Tom Logan's IMDB Page, by clicking here

Interested in attending the leading Tom Logan's Workshop at Pro-Model and Talent on October 15th and 16th? Contact PMTM today at (330) 666-4125 or email frontdesk@pmtm.com to register! Spaces are limited and we can only accommodate so many! You do not want to miss this incredible opportunity! 

Written by: Josephine Wheeler

Saturday, September 3, 2016

What to wear: A look at fall trends for 2016


As summer comes to a close, fashion-lovers eagerly plan for next season's styles. Pro-Model & Talent wants to share with you how the changing colors and cooler weather to come inspires exciting new trends for fall 2016.


According to Pantone Color Institute, we can watch out for cooler tones this fall; like deep pale and pastel blues, grays and taupes. Warmer hues also come into play; such as bold reds, deep yellows and spicy oranges that reflect seasonal fall colors.

Photo | Pinterest.com

We are all familiar with the cooler temperatures fall weather brings. This season, layer up and stay warm with shearling and leather jackets, graphic hoodies, and reconstructed denim.

Shearling jackets bring a comfy, cozy look to fall fashion. Leather jackets with a shearling interior give an edgier vibe to the jacket, where simply the shearling alone will feel like you are wearing your favorite blanket when you head outdoors.

Photo | InStyle.com

Under your jacket, throw on a graphic hoodie. These are a fun, fresh way to tie your personality into your outfit. Since graphic T-shirts have become so popular, hoodies are another fun way to make a statement while bundling up.

Photo | Elle.com

Pairing any trendy garment with distressed, reconstructed denim is a must for the autumn weather. As denim has maintained its timeless place in fashion, there are always new ways to update jeans. Large rips and holes, faded trims and contrasting patches all contribute to the effortless look of fall style.

Photo | Glamour.com

Some trends that Pro-Model & Talent looks out for this upcoming season include velvet fabrics, tied and knotted garments, and the overall look of distressed, destroyed and effortless style. Velvet and suede are two textures that will carry out popular fall fashions. 

Additionally, in the past seasons we have seen shirts, pants, shoes - virtually every type of garment that has been embellished with ties and laces. These will continue their trend run by introducing fresh, new pieces for the season.

Photo | Elle.com

The look of distressed, effortless style seems to have taken over the runway. Oversized garments, layers, and neutral colors, yet pops of warm color, patterns, and unique textures all contribute to this trend.

Pro-Model & Talent follows new trends to stay up to date on all things fashion and the awareness of new and upcoming styles. For fall, combining this season's colors and trends alike will make for an effortless look to dominate this season's fashion. 


By Jessica Kemelhar



             
               

Friday, September 2, 2016

What Gunner Has to Say About IMTA!


"IMTA turned out to be a life-changing experience. I was awarded 2nd runner up Male Junior Model of the Year. I also received 3rd runner up Young Male Actor of the Year and 3rd Runner Up for Most Sought After. I can't thank my Pro-Model and Talent Management family and everyone who has supported me enough!"

"It's been a blessing to get to know every single one of you. I never thought I would end up this close to the whole group, but I ended up with a connection I can't even explain. I'm ridiculously ridiculously sad that this all has come to an end, but I'm also SO EXCITED for each and every one of you. You all have bright futures and, regardless of this competition, I want you to pursue whatever you love and never give up. This is truly my second family and I love you all."

Interested in IMTA after hearing Gunner's success story? Register for our LA Auditions on September 10th, 2016. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss! Call (330) 666-4125 or click here to register now! Your time is limited, register today!




PMTM Photographer: Kaela Speicher

Kaela Speicher is one of the photographers Pro-Model and Talent Management refers to. Kaela is based out of Pittsburgh, PA. She began art school at Tyler School of Art and a year later transferred to Alfred School and Design. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, with a concentration in Photography. Her minors were Art History and Equestrian Studies. 

1. What type of photography do you do most? And what do you enjoy photographing the most and why?

I concentrate mostly in fashion, commercial, and travel photography. I enjoy working on location with fashion photography because it also combines my love of landscape photography. Storytelling through fashion, styling, landscape, and mood is my ideal shoot. I enjoy developing an artistic direction and organizing all of the nitty-gritty details that go into that vision. I'm always up for a challenge!


2. What is your favorite thing to photograph?

People and landscapes are my favorite subjects to photograph. If I can combine them in the same photo, even better! I enjoy working with people to create a mood and convey emotion. I enjoy traveling and feel inspired by the change of scenery, cultures, and the excitement of experiencing new places. I'll be going out west soon and I'm excited to come back with fresh eyes and recharged creativity.


3. Who is the most famous person you have photographed?

The most famous person I've photographed is Lacey Sturm, formerly of the band Fly Leaf. I had the privilege of photographing her for her book, The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living. Currently, I'm working on a few projects with Jackie Evancho, Pittsburgh's very own America's Got Talent star. Be on the lookout for upcoming big news with Jackie!


4. When did you discover you wanted to be a photographer?

Ever since I could remember, I have always been passionate about art. From a young age until high school, I developed a highly detailed photo realism style of drawing and painting. During my senior year of high school, I went on a family vacation and took my digital Nikon Coolpix point and shoot camera along. We went to the sand dunes at Jockey's Ridge in the Outer Banks and I fell in love with capturing the silhouettes of people flying kites on the top of the dunes during sunset. It was a very profound experience to photograph and it was exhilarating to capture everything happening in the moment. After vacation, I showed my high school art teacher the photographs and he encouraged me to pursue photography. Unlike my detailed oriented drawings, I saw photography as a faster medium in conveying my vision. When the light bulb went off that day, I stuck with photography ever since and never looked back. I then went on to art school at Tyler School of Art (Temple University) and Alfred School of Art & Design (Alfred University).

5. What would be your dream destination assignment?

My dream destination assignment would be photographing in the mountains or some place tropical and exotic. I am itching to go to Iceland and shoot there, maybe next year! I recently worked with a few modeling agencies in Norway and that country is hard to top. Currently, I am working on a bridal themed fashion shoot for next spring in Mexico. Shooting at unique destinations is the best way to refuel my inspiration and keep the creative wheels spinning.

6. Describe your photographic style.

My photographic style is a fusion of refined editorial fashion with location inspired story telling. Every element in my photos serves a purpose and tells a story.



7. What life lessons has being a photographer taught you?

To appreciate all that my eyes can see. I may look at the world a little differently than most, but it's my unique vision and perspective that drives me to capture the world around me as I see it. Being a photographer has also taught me how to work extremely hard, to be humble, appreciate the simple things, and how to work efficiently with a team. Photography has given me the opportunity to meet people and experience things I, otherwise, wouldn't have gotten the chance to experience, and because of that, I am extremely grateful.

Pro-Model and Talent has been very successful at placing models and talent locally. Interested in modeling or acting? Call today at (330) 666-4125 or click here to register for a local audition.

Written by: Josephine Wheeler

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hollywood Manager Coming to Scout in Akron

Sean M urray
Calling all who dream of making it big in modeling, acting, singing, or dancing! The LA IMTA convention is quickly approaching, and we thought you would love to hear IMTA success stories from some of our IMTA Alumni and learn more about Hollywood manager to the stars, Al Onorato, who will be joining us on September 10th for the IMTA Auditions.


Sean Murray, someone you have seen starring in NCIS, is a long time client of Al and Unified Management.


Al is a one of a kind manager who has successfully placed some of PMTM's talent on TV and in featured films! Frankie W. of Seven Hills, OH just booked a role in Nickelodeon's "Henry Danger". Aria R. of Willoughby, OH just landed a role in “Rosewood” on Fox and had a lead role in the feature film "Death Camp". Markus S. of Gahanna, OH just booked a role for “Mary + Jane” on MTV! Another PMTM Alum, Logan B. of Galion, OH, is the lead in “The Ultimate Legacy”!


Al Onorato, Sean Murray’s manager, will be coming to Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. to scout at our IMTA auditions! Read more about Al, and the many credits to his name, below. We couldn't be more excited to have such a big name working with us for the January IMTA convention in Los Angeles!


Frankie W. of Seven Hills, OH
Al Onorato is a personal manager who, prior to Unified Management, had been at Handprint Entertainment and Onorato Management. While at Handprint, the firm’s clients included: Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Kyra Sedgwick, Tyra Banks, and Mariah Carey. Unified Management clients have included Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Eileen Brennan (Private Benjamin, Will and Grace), Oscar winner Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), Sean Murray (Series Regular “McGee” on N.C.I.S.), Sonny Marinelli (Recurring on Vegas), Glenn Taranto (Series Regular “Gomez” on The New Addams Family), and Jake Austin (Series Regular “Max” on Wizards of Waverly Place), as well as high-profile theatre actors including Joe Barbara (Broadway: Grease; Las Vegas: Jersey Boys).


Prior to this, Al was Vice President in charge of Talent and Casting at Columbia Pictures Television. He has worked on staff at Universal, CBS, and MGM. Before becoming an independent casting director,
some of the many projects he worked on included Bewitched, Hawaii Five-O, Wild Wild West, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, Then Came Bronson, The Partridge Family, Police Story, From Here to Eternity, Days of Our Lives, and The Young and the Restless.


As an independent casting director, some his projects have included Fame, CHIPs, The Other Victim, Mafia
Princess, Superior Court, Family Medical Center, Capitol, and General Hospital.


His work has been recognized with several nominations and awards. These distinguished projects include The Mary Thomas Show, Kids Like These, Vietnam: War Story, and the films The Quarrel and Hunters Blood. He also received the prestigious Artios Award for Excellence in the casting of the film Bagdad Café.


Al has been instrumental in the careers of numerous people including Mark Harmon, David Hasselhoff, Katie
Holmes, Steven Bauer, Cheryl Ladd, Michael Biehn, Gregory Harrison, Dalton James, Lisa Hartman, and
Oscar and Tony Award winner Kevin Spacey.


Al Onorato works closely with Pro-Model and Talent and assists in selecting talent for the IMTA convention. As a result of his input in our selection process, Pro-Model and Talent has actors working on both the East and West coast in TV, film, music videos, national commercials, and on Broadway!


Interested in pursuing this on a national or international level and auditioning for Al? Register for our IMTA auditions on Saturday, September 10th, 2016! You do not want to miss out on this opportunity! Register today by calling (330) 666-4125 or by clicking here to submit online!


Below are a few of Al Onorato's newest clients!