Not only is it All About you, it’s also all UP to You.
So, you have your photos in your portfolio book and you have your comp cards and headshot cards—your tools are in place, now what?
You may have amazing looks and talent but unless somebody sees and really notices you, very little, if anything will happen for you. How do you get that all important “exposure”?
Agents, scouts, casting directors are the people who first see you and form an impression of you in their minds. If you could personally go to a hotbed of modeling, acting, music and print like New York, Los Angeles, or Nashville, it would be great. But, think about it. What would it cost you to go to one of these fabulous places? Who would you go see? Could you get an appointment with anyone at a big agency and actually get to sit down with a person who can get you through the door? Then, how much time would or could such an agency give you to really get to know you and see the depth of your skills and talent?
And what if you needed to “make the rounds” and see more than one agency and go to more than one city . . . or even a half dozen locations across the country?
Gets a bit daunting, doesn’t it?
Just imagine, if you can, what the expense would be, and just how much headway you might be able to make to go to just one place and maybe get through one door.
Now, let’s look at a very real and much more productive step in the right direction. And before anyone starts to say I am biased in my opinion, you are absolutely right! I am biased because I have been around this block MANY times and I know what works and what doesn’t. And that is why I encouraged and supported my wife Donna’s decision many years ago to develop the American Talent Showcase/Model Jam America (ATS/MJA).
What is ATS/MJA? It is an outlet for models, actors, singers and others to showcase their skills before the very people who are actively seeking new faces and talent for runway, print, movies and commercials, recording and more. Think about this: You come to one place and agents, scouts, casting and record label representatives from across the country are brought there for the sole purpose of seeing, hearing, and evaluating, you and others like you. Now, what would it cost you to go to all those places across the country and see if you could get to speak with even one of these people?
Yet, all these industry power people are brought together by ATS/MJA to one place, not only to see your photos, but to meet you personally . . to get to see you perform your skills and talents in a variety of areas, and really get to know you by name. Could you get an appointment in New York or L.A. with anyone like that . . for three days of exposure and performance? Of course not.
Here, then is perhaps the most valuable opportunity you could have to jumpstart your career, to make an impression, with exactly the people who can and do make a real difference in your career.
And, yes there are other conventions out there, but none give you the personal attention and opportunity that ATS/MJA does. It is kept small so that you don’t get swallowed up by hundreds or thousands just like you. ATS/MJA is not for everybody, only serious-minded individuals who truly want the best and ask only for an honest opportunity to present themselves in the most professional way possible.
Am I biased? You’re absolutely right I am because I have seen what it takes to get an intelligent and effective start in this highly competitive business.
If indeed, you are serious about your career and future, you would be smart to contact the folks at ATS/MJA to find out more. Call Donna Ehrlich at 803-581-2278, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.Z1ModelsAndTalent.com and check out ATS/MJA.