Q: Who is selected to be a participant in the Central California Model and Talent Connection?
A: Those who show a passion and enthusiasm for the Entertainment Industry. We are not looking for the perfect actor or model we are looking for people with motivation and the desire to learn.
Q: What are my chances of starting a career in the Entertainment Industry as a result of participating in CCMTC?
A: 89 % of our CCMTC participants are called-back at the Showcase. Your diligence, hard-work, and positive attitude will have a large effect on your success.
Q: Will I have to change my education plans in order to participate in the Industry?
A: Education always comes first! No one involved in CCMTC has a desire to interrupt your education.
Q: How much time does this involve, and can I still go to school or have a full time job?
A: Involvement in Modeling or Acting does not require a full-time commitment. Agents and Manager are usually very considerate when trying to schedule auditions after school as well as trying to work around people’s work schedules.
Q: What will I learn by participating in the CCMTC showcase?
A: Our workshops are conducted by professional working actors and models. We will provide you with real insight into the craft and technique of being an actor and/or model. Most importantly we want you to be the best you that you can be. To have the tools to be successful at anything you desire in life.
Q: What type of training does CCMTC offer?
A: All of our training is conducted by The Talent Shop. Your training will include:
Runway Training: Poise,Posture and Confidence for Runway, Showmanship on the Runway and Backstage
Acting Training: Acting for Film and Television, Slating for the Camera/Showcase, Commercial Acting techniques, Voice & Personality Projection, Individual On- camera Instruction, Salesmanship on Camera
Modeling: Hair and Personal Style, Professional Headshot, Photo Posing Basics, Hair & Make by Professional Stylists
Parent’s Entertainment Industry Seminar: Business preparation with Work Permits & Coogan Accounts, Money Sense in Business, Resume Preparation, Parent Dos and Don’ts in the Industry
Interview Skills for agent/manager meetings, CCMTC Talent Etiquette for the showcase and on the Job
Industry Guest Speakers.
Q: Who is considered “Talent”?
A: People just like you! Our “talent” are women and men, from preteens to adults. Many of our talent train for modeling and acting careers, while others take our courses to improve their image, gain self-confidence, or to give them a vital advantage in other careers. Some of our talent are attending school while others have already entered the workforce.
Q: Do I need to have any training?
A: No, no prior experience or training is necessary. Just a passion for Entertainment and a desire to learn.
Q: Do I need to have previous experience in acting or modeling classes in order to work in the industry?
A: If you desire to be a successful you will need to know some fundamentals to work. Entertainment Industry jobs are unlike typical business assignments where you receive specific responsibilities with clear directions. When you book a paying, professional acting and modeling job you are expected to already know how to perform with very little direction. This is why CCMTC is so important if you are serious about working as an actor or model, we can teach you the fundamentals of the Entertainment Industry.
Q: What type of modeling and acting jobs do the agents and managers book?
A: They market our Talent in the areas of: Print (magazines, catalogs, posters, brochures, editorials, newspaper ads etc.) TV commercials, Episodic Television, Motion Pictures/Films, Music Videos, Fashion Shows, and more!
Q: Will I need a complete new wardrobe to participate in the CCMTC?
A: In all likelihood, your current wardrobe contains everything you will need.
Q: What will happen at the CCMTC showcase?
A: You will audition for all the agents and managers from LA and San Francisco who recruit out of CCMTC. Then you will have a call-back round where you can meet the agents and managers.
Q: What makes CCMTC different from any other Talent Showcase?
A: The Central California Model and Talent Connection is a Talent Showcase that brings reputable Industry Professionals RIGHT HERE to Fresno! There is no other event like this taking place in the Central Valley. We are part of the ONLY Licensed Talent Agency in the Central California. Our years of Experience in the Talent Industry has built our reputation as a legitimate, and ethical business providing all the California markets with Talent that know how to perform in the Industry. Because the Talent Industry professionals in Los Angeles and San Francisco know of our honest reputation and hardworking Talent they are willing to travel here to see the fresh faces we present.
Q: If you’re short, can you be a model?
A: The most important factors in modeling are your believability, energy, professionalism and look! Models come in all shapes and sizes, colors and creeds. The Entertainment Industry wants you just the way you are.
Q: Why do Talent agents require training before they represent you?
A: Agents earn income based on your success in getting bookings (jobs). Untrained clients are less likely to book jobs and therefore not worth the time of a professional agent.
Q: What guarantee do I have that I will get work?
A: There are NO guarantees in this business as there are none in any other business or life. Agencies select and market individuals based on the needs of their clients – casting directors, advertising executives, etc. Agencies can’t guarantee that you will ever work. Companies like Disney, Nickelodeon, and Target choose the look, the style. and the people who appear in their commercials, advertisements, and movies. The only guarantee an agent can make is that when requested for a specific look, age, size, talent – they will present your headshot and resume to that client. Remember is up to you to get the job.