American Talent Showcase / Model Jam America
Z1 produces, in association with Xtreme Talent School of Arts, Inc., the combined powerhouse conference of the American Talent Showcase and Model Jam America. ATS/MJA is the premiere outlet for Models, Actors, and Singers to showcase their skills in Modeling, Television and Film, and the Entertainment fields. ATS/MJA offers a Fresh Start on the Right Track.
MODELS, ACTORS, ENTERTAINERS – Come join us for the Experience of a Lifetime! The combined American Talent Showcase and Model Jam America is more than a conference, more than a competition, it is an opportunity to grow and develop your potential as a Model, Actor and Entertainer. We present YOU to the real people, agencies and organizations who are actively seeking new faces in the Industry. The ATS/MJA Conference sets the “Standard of Excellence” in Education, Exposure, and Evaluation.
Education and training are the basis for success as a Model or Entertainer. At the ATS and MJA Conference our intensive seminars, workshops, and hands-on training are led by top professionals in the field—people who know what it takes to make it in the Modeling and Entertainment industries today. What you learn here benefits you now and stays with you for a lifetime. Only the best prepared make it to the top.
Exposure is key to your success as a Model, Entertainer or Actor. At ATS/MJA you perform and showcase your skills before the real people who can open doors and help put your talents to work. Seeing you on the runway and stage gives agents and scouts a feel for your skills— meeting you personally, one-on-one in Open Interview allows you to show your personality, present your portfolio and resume, and get to know the people who are seeking new faces and talent. You PERSONALLY meet with the agents and scouts of your choice.
Evaluation is a gauge to measure your abilities and level of expertise. What better learning tool is there than to have your best efforts judged and critiqued by professionals in the business… the very people who need your talents! Our evaluation system is unique in another very important way. Every participant in every category is judged individually, against the system, and NOT compared to each other. Here, everybody has equal access to the awards and everybody is awarded according to his score, not his ranking against other participants. Yet, it’s not about awards, but simply being the best you can be!
ATS/MJA offers opportunities in three broad areas:
- Fashion Modeling
- Television and Film
At ATS/MJA, you can be as focused or as versatile as you desire. Enter as many areas as you are qualified for, or narrow your choices to focus your energy. High fashion models can showcase talents in events such as Runway, Swimsuit, and Photography. Actors and Entertainers who may not fit the high fashion profile have a great opportunity to show their skills in Television Commercials, Monologues, Singing and Dancing. We offer very substantial opportunities to every talented participant. This is the beauty of the combined American Talent Showcase and Model Jam America, CHOICES and VERSATILITY. Pinpoint your focus to spotlight your talent, or widen your field of opportunity to encompass other areas of interest. That’s what ATS and MJA is all about…equal opportunity for everyone.
A Word From Donna Ehrlich
Director of ATS/MJA
Let’s talk real world. Let me ask you a question. Are you serious about being a Model, an Actor, a Singer or Dancer? Are you willing to work hard to realize your dream to be? Can you be open and honest with yourself and others? Then ATS/MJA is for you.
Will ATS/MJA help make you a better Model, Actor, or Entertainer?
Will ATS/MJA give you the opportunity to meet with, learn from, perform for, and be evaluated by the real people who are actively seeking new faces and talent in the industry? ABSOLUTELY!
The skills you acquire and perfect, the contacts you make, and the confidence you gain will definitely give you the edge you need in this highly competitive industry.
Want to have that confidence, that “something” that makes you stand out? Then ATS/MJA is definitely for you.
Why do so many participants eagerly return time after time? Because the ATS/MJA Conferences WORK, plain and simple. At ATS/MJA we do it right.
Please, join us!
A Word From Sky Coffee
Director of Xtreme Talent School of Arts, Inc. / Xtreme Talent Agency
I am truly excited to partner up with Donna at the ATS/MJA this year. She had called me last year to judge talents, along with other Great representatives from Elite Models, Disney, Nickelodeon and a few other Amazing Talent Agencies and Management Companies. It was truly an Amazing experience! I am very excited to announced that I have partnered with ATS/MJA this year, to give you Incredible experience of a Lifetime!
So many talents have gotten discovered and booked for major opportunities at ATS/MJA. Join us on this Amazing Showcase! It will not only be an opportunity of a Lifetime but a summer vacation that will sure have you talking for years to come! It’s definitely worth the investment. See you there!
For more information, call 678-389-5244.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. https://form.jotform.us/XtremeTalentEnt/atsmja-registration-form
MEET THE TEACHERS, AGENTS, AND CASTING DIRECTORS
Aviva Skall, is the Vice President of Talent Management and Business Affairs at MMG, an International Model, Talent & Celebrity Management Company headquartered in New York City. Aviva was heavily involved in the creation of MMG’s Canadian division MMG Canada as well as their Los Angeles affiliate agency ITA or International Talent Agency.
MMG represents models, actors, recording artists, dancers, athletes, hosts & celebrities who have appeared on Print Ads for companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister Co., Nike, Sephora, Foot Locker, Mercedes Benz, Puma, Dentyne Ice, Hanes, Budweiser, Converse, Gillette, General Electric, Bombay Sapphire Gin, and Party City; Editorials for Elle, Vogue, Maxim, Women’s Health, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Muscle & Fitness, GQ, Vibe, Teen People, Essence, Parenting and many other nationally published magazines. Commercials for companies such as L’Oreal, Reebok, Lancôme, Redken, Nutella, Nintendo Wii, Xbox, Miller Light, Vonage, Wrigley’s Gum and Bud Light;
MMG’s talent can also be seen on TV shows such as Glee, Gossip Girl, 90210, The Carrie Diaries, Collar, The New Girl, Orange is The New Black, How I Met Your Mother, Power, Law and Order, Shameless, Person of Interest, The Big C, Elementary, Royal Pains, The Following, Blue Bloods, Celebrity Big Brother, Days of our Lives, and One Life to Live; Movies including The Wolf of Wall Street, The Hunger Games, Blue Valentine, Men in Black III, Get Him to The Greek, Pirates of The Caribbean, The Other Woman, Something Blue , Arbitrage, The Sitter, Sex and the City, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Hellraiser and Disney’s Sixteen Wishes; MMG has secured celebrity endorsement and appearance deals for major brands and products for our up-and-coming and celebrity talent.
Charlie Peterson will be teaching a private for pay workshop at ATS/MJA. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!!
Charlie Peterson started in the entertainment industry as an actor in 1976. He worked steadily, then, in moment of sheer brilliance, he decided to try his agent hat on in 1988 (since his first child was on the way…”happy wife, happy life.” Charlie took over complete ownership of Harvest Modeling and Talent in 1992. He turned the agency into an exclusive actors’ agency and changed the name to Harvest Talent, Inc. Since then, Charlie has cast more than 1000 actors in well more than 1000 projects. Most recently, various roles in Devious Maids, Rectify, Drop Dead Diva, Homeland, Shuffleton’s Barbershop, Identity Thief, Reckless, Army Wives, One Tree Hill, Eastbound and Down, and You Are Here, to name a few. Over the years, he has placed actors in guest starring roles in Forest Gump, Radio, Something To Talk About, Prince Of Tides, The Patriot, Leatherheads, Matlock, Dawson’s Creek, Runaway Jury, A Time To Kill, The Heat of the Night and many, many more. Commercially, he has placed actors in national and regional spots such as Lowe’s, Sears, Macy’s, Colonial Life, SCANA, Food Lion, Bi-Lo, Blue Cross, Rid, Tide, Ford, LexMed, as well as numerous PSA’s for the State of South Carolina including the entire Highways or Dieways campaign.
Harvest Talent acts as a casting director for more than 40 corporate/training videos yearly. His clients include such clients as ERI-Safety Videos, Colonial Life, UHS Pruitt, SCANA, LexMed and more.
Charlie is always looking for good new talent. Who knows, you could be next!
Talia Sperandio -MMG (Model Management Group) – NYC – MMG is recognized nationally and internationally as a highly successful model and talent management company. MMG is headquartered in New York City and works closely with associated companies in LA, Toronto, Vancouver, Europe and Asia; this provides a unique advantage to their talent by opening up opportunities worldwide, which enables talent from each company to move from market to market with ease at a moment’s notice and effortlessly be represented by any of the local offices. MMG prides itself on their uncanny ability to recognize and develop talent of all ages and markets, representing a vast range of demographics including; babies, children, teens, adults and seniors. Through utilizing their strong working and professional relationships with agencies, managers, production companies and casting directors on a global scale, As full-service Management Company MMG represents Actors, Actresses, Hosts, Artists and Models in the vast spectrum of Film, Television, Commercials, Voiceovers, Music, Appearances and Print.
Daniel “Syllabus” McMullan – Track Addict Music – Mr. McMullan, commonly known as Syllabus, is a songwriter, music producer, recording engineer and mentor with over 17 years of experience in the music business. Syllabus is the founder of Track Addict Music, a full service music production company, and operates a recording studio in Alpharetta, GA where he records demos, develops talent, scores for advertising agencies, film and television, and offers piano lessons to students of all ages. He has worked with the following – Needlz, The Monarch, Artists – Sydney Rhame, Kristinia DeBarge, Natasha Mosley, DJs – Prostyle Musicians – Lauryn Taneil, Labels – Def Jam, Epic, Companies (as a consultant): Sanderson Farms, Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Johnny Whitaker – Johnny is best known for his work as “Jody” in the CBS Television Series, “Family Affair” 1966-1971. He went on to make 5 Walt Disney Films and to Star in the musical “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” 1973. Johnny went on to Star in his own Saturday Morning Television Series for Sid and Marty Krofft Television in “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters” (NBC 1973-75)
Just completed the movie A husband for Christmas with Vivaca Fox.j
Bob Marks – Bob Marks is a vocal coach, music arranger, accompanist, conductor, and Music Director. Over the years Bob has worked with Laura Bell Bundy, Kerry Butler, Bridget Fonda, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Deborah Gibson, Ariana Grande, Nikki M. James, Ricki Lake, Constantine Maroules, Lea Michele, Robert Morse, Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman, Christy Carlson Romano, Lea Salonga, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Britney Spears
Vision Model Management – Tony Perkins – LA/NY – High Fashion Boutique Agency represents men and women for high-end editorials, major campaigns
Jane Peterson – Columbia, SC – Jane has been an entertainment marketing professional for more than 20 years. Jane has a degree in acting and directing and is also an experienced dancer. She has designed publicity material for comedy stars such as Dane Cook, Jay Mohr and Jeff Dunham – All Ages
Elayne Marks – NY – Elayne is an experienced dancer and choreographer, and appeared in many musicals including Hello Dolly, The Fantasticks, West Side Story and the King and I. Currently she is executive producer of Apple Cider Players,
Kat Erangey, She’s very special and pretty impressive. Everything from being the Senior International Casting Director for Little Big Shots, So you think you can Dance, Americas got Talent, American Idol and the list goes on.