Monday, December 30, 2013

NOW CASTING ASAP: Entourage The Movie

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: Register to attend the exclusive casting call for 'Entourage' The Movie yacht scene, being held at E11EVEN MIAMI on January 7th, 2014 @ 7pm Click here to register.

The scene casts for dozens of beautiful women and men partying on a 220ft yacht, to be filmed in Miami.

29 N.E. 11th Street • Miami, FL 33132

After the much-anticipated “Entourage” movie was delayed by cast members including Adrian Grenier and Jerry Ferrara holding out for more money, shooting will finally get underway in Miami in January.
Page Six earlier revealed that Grenier and Fer­rara, along with other cast members, had delayed signing for the film because of resentment over Jeremy Piven’s larger salary.
But after tense negotiations, the entire cast signed for the Warner Bros. project, and opening scenes will be shot in Miami Beach on a yacht packed with beautiful people.
A source tells us, “Producers are casting 60 sexy beach bodies to appear in the opening scene, which will take place off the Miami Beach shore on a 220-foot luxury yacht. The scene will be made to look like Ibiza.”
We’re told producers will host a casting call for the swimwear-outfitted extras at Dennis ­DeGori’s soon-to-be open, 24-hour day and nightclub, E11even Miami. The $44 million boite will open its doors Jan. 7 to find “60 of Miami’s hottest male and female beach bods” to appear in the opening scene.
Filming on the movie, based on the HBO hit series and directed by show creator Doug Ellin, will take place with cast members Grenier, Ferrara, Piven, Kevin Connolly and Kevin Dillon.
Ellin posted a photo of himself and the cast on Twitter on Tuesday, saying, “Pre six am office arrival. Tired but excited. 20 days till production begins.”
The Mark Wahlberg-produced film, announced in January 2012, suffered several setbacks. It was scheduled to go into production last May, but was put on hold due to disagreements with key cast members. Piven, who plays bombastic Ari Gold, had reportedly received a larger deal than the other actors, who then wanted more equal pay.
The HBO show ended in 2011. The finale had Vince (Grenier) heading to Paris to marry his ­girlfriend, and agent Gold quitting his job to try and resolve things with his estranged wife.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

13 Reasons You Aren't Successful Yet

Feeling down about your small business these days? Is the broken economy hurting your sales and keeping you up at night? Need some motivation and tough love to help you stop pitying yourself? Well, here you go: 13 reasons you might have in your head about why you're not as successful as you should be.

#1 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – Laziness

I don’t think there’s an easy way to put this. I have to assume that you’re lazy. Every single successful person works their butts off to get where they are. It’s ok to be lazy. Just admit it. But don’t whine about not being rich and successful, ok?

#2 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – Entitlement

Only a few people in the world are part of the lucky sperm club. You and me? We gotta work to get what we want. Quit thinking you are owed something. You’re not. Get to work. 

#3 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – Fear

You are afraid, plain and simple. Afraid of looking silly. Afraid of what your friends and family will say. Afraid of everything. Look, you’re either going to stop being afraid, or you’re not. Nobody can convince you to stop. Imagine though... what awaits you when you stop with the fear excuses?

#4 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – Negativity

You may not realize it, but the people you associate with might be negative [orifices]. They could be soul-sucking beings who don’t want anyone to be successful. Get rid of them, now! Surround yourself with successful people. People you want to be like. 

#5 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – Stop Thinking

How much do you want to bet you have paralysis by analysis? You think way too much about what you could or should do. Doers get what they want, and everyone else gets what they get. Stop analyzing and start doing. 

#6 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – No Goals

You plan nothing. You believe that someway, somehow, everything you always wanted will just magically happen. So you “play it by ear” and wait. You need goals to shoot for. Otherwise, you’re just treading water.

#7 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – “They”

There’s no “they”. There’s no secret group of people that controls your success or failure. You’ve made that up to make you feel better about yourself. The truth is you, and you alone, control your success in life/business/everything. It’s easy to blame “them” though, isn’t it? Weak. 

#8 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – No “X” Factor

You can’t do it because you’re not pretty enough. Or don’t have a strong personality? You don’t have the “X” factor? Wow, what an unbelievably lame excuse. The truth is even jerks, idiots and boring people can be just as successful as anyone else. Your problem is you don’t believe it yet. 

#9 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – Time Waste

You’re a classic time-waster. You spend hours and hours every day working on not-working. You do things that aren’t productive. How are you ever going to get anything done, or reach any goal if you keep wasting time? You’re not. So you might as well give up now if you’re going to keep this path.

#10 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – Social B.S.

You spend way too much time in social media land.  You waste probably about 50% of your productive hours of the day doing this. The sad part is, you know it, but you can’t stop. So you can’t get anything done that matters. 

#11 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – Think Small

You think way too small. You are constantly looking only a day or a week ahead instead of years ahead. Because of this, you never get anywhere, and you never lead; you always follow. 

#12 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – Don’t Want It

You don’t really want to be successful. Sure, you like to dream about it like everyone else. But in your heart you are afraid of what might happen if you really get it. That’s B.S. fear your brain is feeding you. Success is change, and it feels really, really good. Tell your brain to shut the [foolishness] up.

#13 Reason You’re Not As Successful As You Should Be – Don’t Believe

You never believed that it’s possible. Society taught you that only a few “exceptional” people get what they want. Everyone else should just settle. If you really want to believe that, go ahead. The rest of us will be at the front of the line because we believe.
An excerpt from Jim's book Business Around a Lifestyle Volume 2. Available for purchase at Amazon. Grab your copy by

Exel Management Signs Management Deal w/ SALEENA RANAY

Urban artist, Saleena Ranay, a Pittsburgh native has now been signed with Exel Management.  You'll start hearing a lot more about her as time goes on.  In the mean time, 'like' her facebook page and welcome her to the Exel family.

Listen to her Single "Yellow Power Ranger"
(Explicit Lyrics)

Monday, December 2, 2013

America's Next Top Model Casting Now: Pittsburgh

*Download link fixed*

The Official ANTM Casting Team has started its search for ANTM Cycle 21! We are casting men and women on Top Model! If you feel you have what it takes to be our next top model, then email the casting team at the address below to be considered for the upcoming cycle! This could be the year you come out on top!

To be considered for ANTM cycle 21, please send an email including your name, age, height, weight, email, phone number, alternate phone number, city you live in, and three (3) photos of yourself (close up, full body, and swimsuit photo).

Please email the casting team at:

In the email subject line please write your information as follows:
"Your first and last name, The City & State You Currently Live In"
Subject Line Example – "Carrie Smith, Los Angeles, CA"

Casting Calls

Pittsburgh, PA
Tuesday, December 10
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Latitude 40
200 Quinn Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275

Sacramento, CA
Tuesday, December 3
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Blake Austin College Beauty Academy
1679 E. Monte Vista Avenue, Suite 200 (in the Nut Tree Shopping Plaza)
Vacaville, CA 95688

Tallahassee, FL
Thursday, December 5
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Seminole Grand Apartments
1501 West Tennessee St.
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA
Thursday, December 5
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Shoppes at Montage
1035 Shoppes Blvd
Moosic, PA 18507

Montgomery, AL
Friday, December 6
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Comfort Inn
10015 Chantilly Pkwy
Montgomery, AL 36117

Friday, December 6
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy
3034 Wilford Dr
Toledo, OH 43615

Portland, ME
Saturday, December 7
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CoCo Cheveux Salon
198 Maine Mall Road
South Portland, ME 04106

Fort Smith/Fayettville, AR
Saturday, December 7
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hill Place student Apartments
754 South Royal Oak Parkway
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72705-6302

Peoria-Bloomington, IL
Saturday, December 7
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bridal Elegance
205 W Etna Rd
Ottowa, IL 61350

Portland, OR
Saturday, December 7
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Phagans School of Hair Design
Clackamas Town Center
12000 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97086

Madison, WI
Saturday, December 7
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Red Zone Sports Bar
1212 Regent St
Madison, WI 53715

Sioux City, IA
Saturday, December 7
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Northwest Iowa Community College
Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center Facility
603 West Park St.
Sheldon, IA 51201-1060

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Saturday, December 7
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Shops at West End
1621 West End Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Alexandria, LA
Saturday, December 7
2:00 PM
Alexandria Mall
3437 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301

San Francisco, CA
Sunday, December 8
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Samy’s Camera
1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Bend, OR
Sunday, December 8
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sun Mountain Fun Center
300 N.E. River Mall Ave.
Bend, OR 97701

Savannah, GA
Monday, December 9
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Savannah Theatre
222 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31401

Pittsburgh, PA
Tuesday, December 10
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Latitude 40
200 Quinn Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275

Rochester, MN
Tuesday, December 10
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wicked Moose
1201 Eastgate Dr. SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Lansing, MI
Tuesday, December 10
5:00 PM
Fantastic Finds
2925 Wood St.
Lansing, MI 48906

Tampa, FL
Wednesday, December 11
10:30 AM-3:00 PM
T. Pepin Hospitality Center
4121 N. 50th Street
Tampa, FL 33610

Greenville, NC
Wednesday, December 11
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Heritage at Arlington
2700 Arlington Blvd.
Greenville, NC

Binghamton, NY
Wednesday, December 11
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Terra Cotta
81 State Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
Thursday, December 12
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sheen Magazine
30 Howard Creek Drive
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

Wilmington, NC
Friday, December 13
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sanders Ford
1135 Lejeune Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Bakersfield, CA
Saturday, December 14
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Padre Hotel
1702 18th
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Washington, DC
Saturday, December 14
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fashion Center @ Pentagon City
1100 S Hayes St
Arlington, VA 22202

Columbus, GA
Saturday, December 14
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Peachtree Mall
3131 Manchester Expy
Columbus, GA 31909

Erie, PA
Saturday, December 14
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Millcreek Mall
5800 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16565

San Diego, CA
Sunday, December 15
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bellus Academy
1520 E. Plaza Blvd
National City, CA 91950

Wilmington, NC
Sunday, December 15
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Indigo Silver Studios
5552 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington, NC

Palm Springs, CA
Sunday, December 15
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Hard Rock Hotel – Palm Springs
150 S Indian Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Detroit, MI
Friday, December 20
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Specs Howard School of Media Arts
19900 W. 9 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48075

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Screen Test images from When The City Sleeps

Check out some of the screen test screenshots from the Feature Film we are working on.
Then Like the facebook page for chances to win give-a-ways!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Poster shoot details


-Shane: white or black tee. Jeans. Hoodie zip up preferred.
-Nick: black fitted tee. Black slacks.
-GIRL: solid white blousy type shirt or something similar. Hair down.
-chas: similar to nick

Dame: video BTS footage with my rode mic..wear your work shirt.

Todd: bring script

Jay: bring car washed outside.

Contact: 412.969.7094 if there are any issues.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

CASTING ASAP: Male Actor Needed (age range 20-30)

We are looking for someone in the 20-30's who looks hip, has personality, and has approachable quality.
Shoot: TBD - Nov 18th - All Day
Pay Rate: $800 flat
Location: Philadelphia, PA (travel not included...other than driving, Megabus is Super cheap)


Please get used to this.  EVERY client booking speaking roles, film, or video wants to see you on camera.  AND by having this already taped and prepared, you are saving yourself (and me) the hassle last minute.

Tape yourself looking like a college student.  Speaking with friends, talking about a class you're taking, or reading something from a "college-like" book.  You do NOT have to be or have been a college graduate.  We want actors who can play a college student.

If you have questions please let me know.  I'd like videos to either be sent on youtube links or a media file.  Youtube is quickest though.

Good luck!   Please share this with everyone.  This role needs to be filled and hired by Monday November 4th at 5pm.

Send to:
Subject: "college video, your name, phone #"

Monday, October 28, 2013

When The City Sleeps: Feature Film

Exel Management & Silvercase Productions has officially started pre-production for When The City Sleeps (Feature Film).

Lots of great stuff coming, and we will be posting casting notices and crew notices as they become available.

To make sure you dont miss anything, check the links below:

Silvercase Productions Twitter

Hashtag #WTCSMovie

Exel Management Twitter

Thursday, October 17, 2013

DIE-CHOTOMY Couture Fashion Show & Halloween Bash

DIE-CHOTOMY Couture Fashion Show &; Halloween Bash

October 25, 2013
$15 at the door
$2 you call it's 9pm-2am

Host: Day Bracey

Featured Designers:
WILLIE GEE’S & KB2 Fashions

National Dj Magic Mike opening for the show!!!

Headlining: National EDM Dj Durtybeats!!!

Performances By: Dynasty Dance Team, International Dance Crew “Get Down Gang”, and International Performing Artist “AMBITION”

Venders: Body Painting, Jewelry, and Flawless Fashions

Stylists: Jameson Leigh, Etre Vu, and Caleb Green

Costume Contest: Prize to the Scariest, Sexiest, and Best Overall

108 19th Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Runway Show Casting


  • Mostly Cloudy 82°F / 64°F
  • Come stripped down.
    Ready to show your best runway walk.

    No make up
    Form fitting clothing.

    Must be available for Oct 25th Show.
108 19th StreetPittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Friday, August 9, 2013

Tips on working a Networking Mixer and how to Get the most out of it

Tips for working a Mixer

Knowing what to look for will help you use business events to your advantage.

Effective networking at a business event or mixer is an important skill that entrepreneurs should learn to help build their business. All of these techniques are predicated on the idea that you actually meet and talk to people at the event. Many times when entrepreneurs attend the ever-popular networking mixer, they have a difficult time reading the crowd and knowing when and where to get started. Sometimes, that seems to be the biggest challenge for entrepreneurs in networking. They may say to themselves, "I don't want to just barge in. Where do I start? Who do I talk to?"
Being able to assess the room is an important beginning for the process. For example, look at diagram A, below. Here is a top-down view of a portion of the room during a business mixer. For the person entering the room (like the individual with the "?" in the bottom right corner), it's hard to determine where to start in the networking process.

With that in mind, consider this. The next time you're attending a networking mixer, take note of how people stand physically grouped together. You'll find that people stand with their bodies clearly indicating whether or not they're open to having someone approach and join them or not. In other words, literally look for "open" vs. "closed" groups.
What do I mean by open vs. closed groups? Compare diagrams B and C below. You'll note that in diagram B, the two people are standing parallel to one another with their shoulders squared off in a way that doesn't make it easy for anyone to enter the conversation. It is a "closed two" group. However, in diagram C, you will note that the two parties are standing slightly askew, which makes it easier for someone to join the conversation. This is an example of an "open two."

The same rules apply to groups of three individuals. When they have closed the circle, it indicates that they're having a more private conversation or aren't interested in meeting someone else at that moment. This would not be the group to break into and introduce yourself.
Sometimes, the closed threes do open for a time and then reclose. As you watch the group, take the opportunity to come in the group during the times when they are physically open. This usually indicates the ebb and flow of conversation and lets you know that there's a break in the intensity of conversation, or at least in the privacy of the conversation.
When three people have opened their circle, usually with a slight break between two of them, you can clearly see that there's room for another person to join in the group. These are the configurations to look for in a group of people where the majority of them are businesspeople you don't know.
Being able to read any size crowd and gauge when to come into a group of two, three or more people who are networking is an acquired skill. If you aren't able to learn this concept, you might be destined to attend event after event and finally make the presumption that networking events aren't a good way for you to make connections or develop new networking partners.
This couldn't be further from the truth. You must put yourself out there into the mix for it to work. I like to say, "Networking is a contact sport." In order to make those connections, you need to successfully gauge the warmth of the smaller gatherings of people at the mixer.
Take another look at diagram A, above. Can you spot the open and closed groups? It's amazing how the same diagram makes sense when you look at it from the perspective of open or closed groups.
Often people who attend the mixer together will stay grouped together for the entire event. As the event unfolds, however, they'll open and close their grouping. I've seen this happening and watched as networkers who were savvy to this concept came into the grouping as it opened, met the attendees and then moved around the room meeting others, collecting business cards of future contacts for their successful networking efforts.
By utilizing the analogy of open and closed threes, you'll find that the next networking mixer you attend will be more profitable, as well as more enjoyable!

How to get the most out of a Mixer

The idea of networking should never be to sell your product or service but rather to make contacts that turn into relationships.

1. Follow up with the people you meet. This is the lifeblood of networking. If you promise to get back to someone, make sure you do. If you use email to follow-up, do not under any circumstances spam everyone you met at the event. Customise each message based on the conversation you had and notes you've made on the back of business cards.
2. Have your networking tools with you at all times. All successful business people have the ‘tools of the trade'. For notable networkers, these include an informative name badge, plenty of business cards, brochures about their business, and a pocket-sized business-card file that holds the cards of the professionals they meet.
3. To get the most out of a networking event, set yourself a goal for the number of contacts you want to make, or the number of business cards you want to collect. Don't leave the event until you've met your goal.
4. Act like a host, not a guest. There's nothing to stop you from being far more active when you're with a large group of people. Volunteer to be a visitor host at the networking event you go to.
5. Listen, and ask the five ‘W' questions: who, what, where, when and why. Show genuine interest in the other person's business and look out for opportunities to help them. They will value the time they spend with you.
6. Offer a lead or referral whenever possible. If you can't give people a bona fide referral, offer other information that could be of interest to them.
8. Exchange business cards with the people you meet. Ask the person you've just met for two of their cards - one to pass on to someone else and one to keep for yourself. This sets the stage for networking to happen.
7. Describe your product or service in 60 seconds. After you've learned what the other person does, you'll get an opportunity to tell them what you do. Be specific but brief.
9. Spend ten minutes or less with each person you meet and don't linger with friends and associates. Stay focused on making as many contacts as you can. Don't try to close business deals while you're networking; it's impractical.
10. Write comments on the backs of the business cards you collect. This helps you remember more about the person when you follow up the next day.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Now Accepting INTERNS

Start your 2013-2014 Internship now with Exel Management!

*College Accredited*

Email Resume and Headshot to 

Thursday, July 25, 2013



Exel Management & Castings is now casting directly for VITAMIX.

Seeking one female on-camera talent 

To host instructional DVDs that will be packaged & 
distributed with the purchase of Vitamix Machines.

The shoot will take place on-location in Cleveland, OH in 
late August or early September 2013. Travel and accommodations will be provided as well as day rate.

Talent should be female and preferably in her mid 20's-to-mid-30s.
She should have a HEALTHY, FIT look and should be able to
clearly communicate an enthusiasm for the Vitamix brand.

On-Camera Experience is a triple plus.
Tele-Prompter experience is a plus.

Health, Fitness or Nutrition experience also a plus.

To Submit: Please send headshot and resume (and if you have any video footage of any on-camera exp send that as well) to:

Friday, July 19, 2013


$$$ HIRING: This Sunday, in need of 2 guys to help tear down the ALLSTATE MOTORCYCLE stage at ROAR ON THE SHORE in Erie with me. $$$ 9am-6pm (usually we get done sooner) If interested Please MSG ASAP ASAP ASAP

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Exel Mgt: Tip-Off

This episode features Charity by Dawn Lilly Make-Up. 
We show how easy it is to go from a day look to an evening look

Saturday, March 2, 2013

How to Smize

How to Smize

Smizing is Tyra Banks's secret to a stunning photo. Smizing is considered to be a look that involves smiling not only with your mouth but through using your eyes – smiling with the eyes – hence, "smize".

 The term was coined by Tyra Banks on the thirteenth episode of America's Top Model,[1] and it has infiltrated all modeling photography approaches ever since.
If you're looking to smize, or you're keen to get your photography subjects to smize, here are some insights on how to achieve it.


Relax. One of the major causes of a stiff appearance in photographs is a stiff bodily pose brought about by anxiety and nerves. Seek to remove the tension from your body using deep inhale and exhale exercises (if you're a Pilates, yoga, meditation, or martial arts devotee, you'll already know about doing deep breathing to relax). Shake your body around a little to loosen up; if you can't do this because of the clothing and makeup you're wearing, at least stretch and wriggle as much as you can. Visualize calm scenes in your mind and think peaceful, positive thoughts. The process before you is but one process in life, one of many, and you'll do just fine.

  • In one way, you're aiming for what is known as the "Duchenne smile",[2] which is a genuine smile that pushes up into the eyes. On the other hand, you're trying to create an eye smile without necessarily being genuine, and that is a whole lot harder to do successfully. So you're going to have to rely heavily on relaxing as best you can and entering that happy place on command!

Choose a focus point. It's important that you can center your viewpoint so that your eyes aren't darting about everywhere and creating a sense of being unsettled or uncertain. By selecting a focus point, you have somewhere to aim your look and steady your gaze. People and things to focus on include: the photographer, the camera, the person motivating you behind the photographer, an object at the right height where you've been asked to gaze, or an item of food you really would rather be eating.

Laugh. If the shot is one where you're able to laugh and smile outwardly, then do so. Think of something funny, even if it involves the photographer's clothing or something amusing that's happened to you in the past. If you can't laugh on the outside, laugh inwardly. What other funny things can you conjure up in your mind that will have your body responding with mirth without a mouth smile resulting?
  • Laughing creates a more natural pose because it relaxes and calms you.

Tilt down your chin very slightly. This causes you to have to glare a little from out under your eyelids, in order to feel like you're looking out properly. And this will help achieve the smize look.
  • Don't overdo the chin tilting. This will lose your neck and have your face looking down, rather than gazing with a smolder at those viewing your photo.
  • Tyra also recommends pulling your shoulders down, feeling your head pulled up by a string, and facing forward.[3]

Focus on the mouth. At this stage you'll need the guidance of the photographer. Are you smiling openly with the mouth, giving the mere hint of a smile, or looking awfully serious mouth-wise? It gets harder the more you have to keep your mouth closed but that makes getting the smize right all the more important, so that you still portray the smile in your face even when your mouth isn't complying. If you can, practice the smize with your real smile, a very large forced smile, slightly parted jaw, and closed lips. Your jaw should be just open enough for you to stick the tip of your tongue between your teeth. Do this in front of the mirror to see how your face responds each time to the smize and until you find the best look for your photos (unless you're a model, in which case you'll need to get each of the mouth positions perfected).
  • Avoid pouting. Reminiscent of something goats do during mating season, the pout doesn't look that sexy on most people unless they're really adept at getting the angle right pulling a total look together. Pouts are for petulant people in a tantrum mindset; leave it out of your mouth shaping skills.

Prepare your eyes. The first thing to practice is a little squint that only uses the eye muscles and no other facial muscles. Practice this in front of the mirror until you feel you are able to perform a small eye squint without disturbing the rest of your face.
  • Don't stare; you will notice as you attempt the smize, your temples shift back if you're getting right because you're actually slightly reshaping the expression and shape of your eyes themselves. And the only way to really have that happen is to let the upper facial muscles move ever so slightly as you position the gaze, and then not move again! Just keep practicing – and watch videos of Tyra Banks doing it. For example, in this video:, you can see Tyra Banks' face change ever so slightly in the upper region as she shifts herself into the smizing position after what she terms the staring position.

Smize. Once you've practiced the various parts of the face separately, put it all together and start to smize. Once again, use a mirror when you're first learning so that you can see what look you're achieving (or not achieving). Squint just a little (a lot less than your practice in the step before), allow the hunger seep out of your gaze, and focus on the point you've chosen with all the happy longing and smouldering in the world.
  • Seek to exude warmth from your eyes. Without warmth, your eyes will appear soulless and empty.
  • Don't think "cheese" - think "smize".
  • Try to stay natural in your mindset. While you might be dolled up to the nth degree, you can at least exude that quality of being natural in whatever state the makeup artists have placed you.

Be effusive and playful. Even if you can't actually look like a kitten rolling around with a ball of yarn, have fun with what you're doing. This takes you right back to the first step of being relaxed but it also involves lifting up your energy and spirit with playfulness and a sense of fun in all that you're doing. If you're enjoying yourself because you've chosen to find it fun, this will shine through into the photos. Cameras don't lie even if the airbrusher does; it will pick up your inner sense of fun if you're willing to let it shine through.
  • Messing around and having fun results in a natural and yet alluring photo; it shows that you're a little devil-may-care, in control of your destiny, and confident all at once, and that's sexy. Just be sure that messing around falls in line with your photographer's deadlines.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Congrats to Morgan

  Exel Management would like to say Congratulations to Morgan, who is playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker.  All dates are SOLD OUT!... But if you'd like to catch her again, she will be performing in the One Act Festival.  More info can be found here:

Saturday, February 9, 2013

American Eagle Casting: Pittsburgh February 28th

Casting Call for American Eagle TV February 28th: Pittsburgh

Monday, February 4, 2013


Video directed by MTV ,B.E.T director Christian Strickland




Saturday, February 2, 2013

Casting indy feature film 'The Last of Robin Hood' ft. Dakota Fanning

Casting indy feature film 'The Last of Robin Hood' ft. Dakota Fanning

Big Indie Pictures in association with Killer Films is going into production next week on the true story feature film "The Last of Robin Hood". Filming is taking place in Atlanta, GA through March, 2013. Principal actor casting directors in Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta are holding auditions for supporting and day player roles. Extras, photo-doubles, and stand-ins are being cast in Atlanta throughout the shoot.

"The Last of Robin Hood" is based on Australian actor Errol Flynn’s last days before he died of a heart attack at age 50, and his relationship with seventeen year-old actress Beverly Aadland. Beverly was a girl allegedly seduced by Flynn when she was only 15 after the two met at Hollywood Professional School. Flynn cast her in his final film, Cuban Rebel Girls. Aadland stated that he planned to marry her and move to their new house in Jamaica, but during a trip together to Vancouver, British Columbia, he died of a heart attack. Beverly’s stage mother Florence Aadland wanted to be a star herself but ended up living vicariously through her daughter.

The terrific cast includes three-time Young Artist Awards winner Dakota Fanning in the role of Beverly Aadland; Academy Award winner Kevin Kline is portraying the freewheeling, hedonistic actor Errol Flynn; and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon is playing Beverly's mother Florence Aadland. Fanning recently completed shooting the feature film "Effie" playing the title role of Euphemia 'Effie' Gray. Effie was the naturally outgoing and flirtatious teenage bride of John Ruskin, the leading English art critic of the Victorian era.

Independent Spirit Award winning filmmakers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland will direct "The Last of Robin Hood" from a screenplay that they wrote themselves. Glatzer and Westmoreland most recently produced "Pedro," a film about Pedro Zamora, a Cuban-American AIDS educator and television personality. The two partners came into mainstream prominence with the GayVN Award winning film "The Fluffer," about obsession and power relations within the adult video industry. They also wrote and directed the Sony Pictures Classics feature film "QuinceaƱera," which follows the lives of two young Mexican American cousins who become estranged from their families.

Two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Declan Baldwin will produce for Big Indie Pictures. Two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominees Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon are producing for Killer Films. In addition to co-writing and co-directing, Wash Westmoreland will also serve as producer. Maggie Malina will executive produce. Malina also was executive producer on the Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland produced film "Pedro".

Talent must and be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, GA and the United States.


Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Rich Delia
Barden/Schnee Casting
1513 6th Street
Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401

New York:

Allison Estrin
Barden/Schnee Casting
150 W. 28th Street
Suite 402
New York, NY 10001


Tracy Kilpatrick
The Casting Office, Inc.
996 Huff Road
Suite C
Atlanta, GA 30318

Extras Casting


Tammy Smith Casting
2870 Peachtree Road
Suite 818
Atlanta, GA 30305

Georgia Extras Registration

Film Crew Members


Experienced film crew members in the Atlanta, CA area can email resumesto:


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Killer Films
18 East 16th Street
Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10003

Big Indie Pictures
330 West 42nd Street
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10036


Declan Baldwin
Christine Vachon
Pam Koffler
Maggie Malina
Wash Westmoreland


Richard Glatzer
Wash Westmoreland


Kevin Kline - Errol Flynn
Dakota Fanning - Beverly Aadland
Susan Sarandon - Florence Aadland
Hannah Bryan - Jan Brooks/Jane Eyre


Based on screen legend Errol Flynn's (Kevin Kline) last days before he died of a heart attack at age 50, follows his relationship with 17 year-old Beverly Aadland (Dakota Fanning), an actress who was allegedly seduced by Flynn when she was only 15 years-old and eventually grew to love the "Adventures of Robin Hood" star. She also co-starred in Flynn's last film "Cuban Rebel Girls."