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Model/Actor Interview

When did you know that you wanted to be a model or actor?

• I knew I wanted to be an actor in 7th grade when we took a class trip to see Fiddler on the Roof in Chicago. That was the moment my eyes opened up to all of the possibilities of the entertainment industry.

What’s the biggest acting experience you’ve had?

• At the time of writing this response, I'd have to say my biggest acting experience is a lead role in the feature Empress Vampire that will be heading to Cannes in 2010. But, there are going to be 2 new ones. An action film called Call No Man American will also be going to Cannes and is currently in production. Tomorrow I have a test shoot for a bigger project that shoots in NYC and LA.

What’s been your favorite modeling assignment?

• Modeling isn't really my focus, but I have had a few fun jobs. One was for Eastbay/ESPN, through The Rock Agency, where we shot on a golf course and got to take a few hacks at the balls. Another one of my favorites has to be my first cover for Kiefer Pools. We got to swim, play on the diving boards, etc.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a model or an actor?

• The best advice I can give is to stay focused and dedicate everything you can to the career. The entertainment industry is the toughest business in the world to be successful in. With that said, you have to work harder than everyone else if you want to be successful. But you can do it! Always be professional (on set and off), take as many classes as you have time for, audition for everything you can get in the door for to keep your skills sharp and network with everyone. Always work on your skills and remind yourself daily what your goals are and you WILL be successful. Remember this is supposed to be fun!

How has your life changed since you attended the IMTA convention? How has your IMTA experience helped your career?

• Since IMTA my life has completely changed. Two weeks after IMTA, I headed to Los Angeles with a whopping 3 credits. A year later, I have 16 film credits and 9 TV/New Media credits. That is one busy year!! I've gained SAG-Eligible status for being Taft Hartley'd for a series regular role in a Pilot currently being pitched to networks, and as noted before bigger and bigger projects are starting to come my way. Without IMTA, I would have come to LA without an agent or any guidance and would have been completely clueless. Instead, I signed with an amazing Commercial Agency (Commercial Talent) for Commercials and Print and jumped on board with a fantastic Manager (Dreamscope Entertainment). Without a team working by my side, I couldn't be as far along as I am in such a short amount of time.

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 Joey Paul Jensen ( has been a major casting director for over twenty years. 

 Casting credits include: That’s So Raven,  Cory in the House, Even Stevens, Raise Your Voice, Boarding School, Bratz, Legally Blondes, & tons more. 



 Class Location:  LaQuinta Inns & Suites 
1730 E. Higgins Road Schaumburg, IL 60172 

 Date:  Saturday, November 21, 2009 

Class Curriculum 
--Audition Technique to submit via internet for LA Pilots, Feature Films, etc.
--Audition preparation, from First Call, to Callback, to Screen Test 
--*Cold Read, and *Script Analysis  (*for classes 8 & older only) 
Actor-Parent Seminar Included with Joey Paul Jensen & LA Talent Manager Linda DeFilippo. (

 Class Schedule 
 (All classes include Parent/Actor Seminar) 
 9:00am - 12:00pm ages 8-12, Cost $225.00 
12:00pm - 1:00pm ages 4-7, Cost $125.00 
1:30pm - 2:30pm Actor/Parent Seminar (included)
2:30pm - 5:30pm ages 13-young adult, Cost $225.00 

For class registration information, email:

Women ages 18-50 interested in being "fit specialist" for clothing companies.
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Our favorite LA photographer Jae Feinberg is coming back in December...Her schedule always books up seriously quickly, so if you are interested in working with her, call today to schedule!

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