We are honored to have the following Agents, Scouts, VIP’S attend this American Talent Showcase/Model Jam America. This is a tentative list, and may be updated.
“Kat” is a freelance CASTING DIRECTOR and RECRUITER for VHI, ABC FAMILY, NBC, TLC, GSN, TV LAND, and COMCAST/E! She has assisted Liz Fredericks, casting director in casting of the movie THE SCHOOL of ROCK. Her talent has been featured in national TV commercials and includes major clients such as Disneyland, Kraft, Scott Tissue, Barbie, Hot Wheels, The Gap, McDonalds and many others. “Kat’s” talent has also been featured on Hannah Montana, Days of Our Lives, Everwood, I’m with Her, WR’s Jammx Kidz, America Idol Juniors and countless other productions. Currently, “Kat” is working as a CASTING PRODUCER for NBC’s AMERICA’S GOT TALENT.
APM Model Management - NY – John Crawford – Looking for women between ages of 15-25 that are at least 5’9 to 5’11 and men between the ages of 15-30 that are at least 5’11 to 6’2”
Karen Lee, Karen Lee Group
Karen Lee’s expert eye for top models has provided her with the unique ability to discover that great new face. Karen has scouted for Wilhelmina, Pauline’s, and Elite Model Management. Karen now mentors young women and supervises the Elite Model House. She has also been a judge on America’s Next Top Model
Walter Stewart – NC
Walter Stewart has worked as a record producer, personal manager, and as well as booking agent. He joined Mars Talent Agency and opened the west coast office. He has continued to manage Johnny Rivers label and his label Soul City Records, and the touring company Top Secret Sounds. Mr. Stewart also had the opportunity to work on Loverboys first project.
Red Model Management - NYC, Jason Sobe
Red Model Management is a lethal combination of impeccable scouting, focused development, and shrewd management. The powerhouses at Red have consistently delivered to the editorial market their exact needs - Ages - 14 and up | Men: 6' - 6'3" | Women: 5'8"-6"
Vision Model Management – LA, NY, Tony Perkins
High Fashion Boutique Agency - Represents high fashion men and women for high end editorials, major campaigns, and fashion shows – All ages
Robert Marks – NYC, Conductor, Arranger, Composer, Vocal Coach
Mr. Marks has coached such notable talent such as Britney Spears, Deborah Gibson, Ashley Tisdale, Constantine Maroulas, Sarah Michelle Gellar – Entertainers – All Ages
The Diamond Agency – FL, Nick Clatyon
Clients include PEPSI, Waldorf Astoria, Lays, Coca-Cola, Hilton, Darden Resturants, Disney, Universal Studios, Bush Gardens, Home Shopping Network. Television clients include Drop Dead Diva, The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill and Army Wives. Nick represents the The Diamond Agency; one of the largest, most respected talent firms in the southeast. Diamond is a full service, SAG-AFTRA franchised agency with over 16 years in operation that not only works the state of Florida, but also develops models and actors for placement in major fashion and film markets.
Whitney Valcin – Atlanta GA
Producer and Casting Director, Whitney Valcin began her career by producing and directing bi-weekly television Operating under the banner, Elocen Pictures she produces film, tv, commercial and documentary productions. Known for creating the 'Exceptional' experience, she has worked with a vast amount of companies and people, such as Mauldin Brand Agency, Tyler Perry Studios, and Turning Point Pictures, to name a few. Here latest projects include a one man show on rapper, Tupac Shakur and an acting workshop in her hometown of Port Arthur, Texas.
Marilyn’s – Greenboro NC, Michael DeFosse
Michael DeFosse has been in the modeling/talent business for over 13 years. His career started as a model where he experienced great international success while modeling in Greece, South Africa, Germany, and throughout the US. Michael has reentered the modeling industry and is now the Director of Print/Agent at Marilyn’s Model and Talent Management in Greensboro. Full Service - Print, Commercial, Film – All Ages
NuSoul - Chris Clay – Charlotte, NC & New Orleans
Chris Clay has been working successfully in the music industry for 21 years both in radio and records. His accomplishments are many with such highlights as working with artists as Master P, Cash Money Millionaires, Brian McKnight, and many more.
Compound Entertainment - Askia Fountain - NY/Atlanta
Prodigy best describes this young entrepreneur. Askia began his career at age 17 with Mercenary Entertainment, a family production/marketing company best known for ad creating the "Always Coca Cola" for the Coca Cola Corporation as well as Pizza Hut and McDonalds. He now works for Ne Yo under his Compound Entertainment Company. Now expanding internationally representing film, television - Entertainers - 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 & I. Currently, she is the executive producer of Apple Cider Players in Bergen County, NJ. Their most recent productions were Annie and Oliver.
Williams career with Glady’s Knight and the Pips spanned for more than 40 years. Four decades of success include such mega hits as Midnight Train To Georgia, Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Neither one of us, Love Overboard, and Heard it through the Grapevine. Their talent became world renowned and exceeded excellence. The group has been honored with multiple Grammies, American Music Awards and the supreme honor, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To continue his legacy, his new company records and promotes the talents of upcoming artists in R&B, Gospel, Jazz, and Blues
Benz Models – Tampa, FL, Kira Alexander
Kira is the director of placement, scouting, and development at Benz Models in Tampa Florida. This former Ford model worked for designers such as Max Mara, trussardi, Saks, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi and more. Kira is responsible for sending models to Greece, China, Germany, London, Milan, South Africa, Miami, Chicago, LA, and NYC.
Babes ‘n Beaus – Atlanta, Linda Rutledge
Linda Rutledge is the founder and president of Babes 'N Beaus Model/Talent Agency. Right from the start, Linda' booked talent in the critically acclaimed television series, Heat of the Night, starring the late Carroll O'Connor [Archie Bunker]. Over the past 23 years, her talent has been seen on national television, award winning films, and has graced rthe covers of many national and worldwide magazines. Linda works hard to maintain a strong, dependable reputation with all her clients making their needs a top priority. She is always busy scouting for new, special and outstanding talent.