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July 24, 2014 • 1:58 PM

Global airline books more great talent from the Soup…well done y’all!

Big fat bowl of congratulations! Booked talent for the airline print shoot #1362 with Pouya Creative. Great job y’all!

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July 23, 2014 • 10:00 AM

Milwaukee / Green Bay models & actors: Print shoot needs you (and family)! $500* + agency / 4 hours

A national business furniture brand is shooting July 29th in Sheboygan, WI and is looking for great faces in the area. This is a print shoot.

Agency talent are welcome to submit but please ensure your agency has registered first so we can link you. See instructions below..

Client Shopping List:

  • Experienced and non-experienced talent are welcome
  • FAMILY - any ethnicity, ideally mom, dad and 2 kids (4-15 years old)
  • Caucasian, african american ladies - 36-46
  • African American men, 40-55
  • Ladies, 18-32, all ethnicities

This is an online casting (no in person casting). Booked talent will be paid $500 (free, Entry accounts make 20% less) plus agency if applicable. The family of 4 will be paid $1000. Agency-linked talent are subject to their agency agreement regarding payment.

Session is 4 hours on location for this print shoot. The client will use the imagery for business to business advertising across all channels (print, web, etc) excluding out of home and broadcast. The client will own the rights to the imagery in perpetuity (forever).

AUTOMATIC SUBMISSION FOR ALL TALENT (if you fit)

All talent must be registered (fast and free, remember) in the Soup. Our client then enters their “shopping list” and matching talent (location, skills, experience, demographics, etc) are shown to the client automatically. All talent, regardless of having a free or paid account are served up to the project if they fit.

  • Independent or Agent-free Talent?  Just visit www.talentsoup.com and signup as talent.
  • Represented Talent (with an agent or agency)?  Your agency must first register with us at https://talentsoup.com/agencies. Then enter your agency name in the Referred By box upon signup through TalentSoup’s Sign Up page.  Full details and to register your agency are found here https://talentsoup.com/agencies
  • Agency? Register your agency (free) first at https://talentsoup.com/agencies then invite your talent to build their portfolio in our system.

JUST WHAT IS TALENTSOUP?

We are a giant talent marketplace that books models (agency-represented and independent), actors and everyday “real” people for advertising photo and video shoots.
Our clients shop from a national collection of fantastic talent quickly and easily.
See our talent at work at www.facebook.com/talentsoup and get updated at www.twitter.com/talentsoup
Visit our blog for the latest project updates around the country http://blog.talentsoup.com 

NOTE- We are a broker and talent marketplace, not an agency.  TalentSoup® is a brand operated by Creative Commissary, LLC - © 2014

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July 23, 2014 • 10:38 AM

Non-union ATL actors. $1200+ 5 hour session. Global hot tub web ad video shoot.

The creative and production geniuses at Prolifik http://prolifikseo.com are in the Soup shopping for experienced actors for their client, a global hot tub brand. This promises to be an ongoing project with several additional shoots planned.

Booked talent, with Pro accounts, are paid $1200 + agency for 5 hour studio session. Remember, the free (Entry) account is paid 20% less, or $960.


Here’s the client wish list-

  • Experienced female actors, 36-50 years old
  • Musical - Singing and performing is a huge plus
  • Teleprompter experience also gravy
  • Living within 150 miles of Atlanta
  • Usage: Web / digital only video. Non union talent, in perpetuity, unlimited use (target is web sales), excludes broadcast / cable.

BETTERING YOUR CHANCES OF BOOKING

Ideally your Webcomp™ portfolio will have a video attached showing off your musical abilities. Tear sheets (production stills, etc) and a resume will also help land this one.

AUTOMATIC SUBMISSION FOR ALL TALENT (if you fit)

All talent must be registered (fast and free, remember) in the Soup. Our client then enters their “shopping list” and matching talent (location, skills, experience, demographics, etc) are shown to the client automatically. All talent, regardless of having a free or paid account are served up to the project if they fit.

  • Independent or Agent-free Talent?  Just visit www.talentsoup.com and signup as talent.
  • Represented Talent (with an agent or agency)?  Your agency must first register with us at https://talentsoup.com/agencies. Then enter your agency name in the Referred By box upon signup through TalentSoup’s Sign Up page.  Full details and to register your agency are found here https://talentsoup.com/agencies
  • Agency? Register your agency (free) first at https://talentsoup.com/agencies then invite your talent to build their portfolio in our system.

JUST WHAT IS TALENTSOUP?

We are a giant talent marketplace that books models (agency-represented and independent), actors and everyday “real” people for advertising photo and video shoots.
Our clients shop from a national collection of fantastic talent quickly and easily.
See our talent at work at www.facebook.com/talentsoup and get updated at www.twitter.com/talentsoup
Visit our blog for the latest project updates around the country http://blog.talentsoup.com 

NOTE- We are a broker and talent marketplace, not an agency.  TalentSoup® is a brand operated by Creative Commissary, LLC - © 2014

Shop for talent (or become one) at TalentSoup

July 23, 2014 • 8:00 AM

A delicious food brand is back in the Soup shopping for tasty Atlanta talent! Pays $800+agency / 4 hours

A national food company is shopping for some flavorful Atlanta-area talent in the Soup! The Print project pays booked talent $800 (remember, free accounts make 20% less) plus 20% agency if applicable. The irony of a food company in the Soup does not escape us! Yummy all around.

If you are in the Soup and fit you are submitted automatically. If you are not in the Soup just follow the instructions below to create a free Webcomp™ portfolio. New faces must be in the system by Thursday, 5 pm EST.

Here’s the client shopping list and project details- 

  • Caucasian women, 20s
  • African American women, 30s
  • Caucasian men, 30-50s
  • Hispanic men and women, 30-40s
  • Mixed race / ambiguous men and women, 20s

The project will hold an closed, invitation-only casting this Monday in Atlanta. Shoot will likely take place August 7th, 8th, or 11th.
4 hours in studio max.
Usage is all print and digital use, domestic, trade only, in perpetuity (they own the rights forever).

AUTOMATIC SUBMISSION FOR ALL TALENT (if you fit)

All talent must be registered (fast and free, remember) in the Soup. Our client then enters their “shopping list” and matching talent (location, skills, experience, demographics, etc) are shown to the client automatically. All talent, regardless of having a free or paid account are served up to the project if they fit.

  • Independent or Agent-free Talent?  Just visit www.talentsoup.com and signup as talent.
  • Represented Talent (with an agent or agency)?  Your agency must first register with us at https://talentsoup.com/agencies. Then enter your agency name in the Referred By box upon signup through TalentSoup’s Sign Up page.  Full details and to register your agency are found here https://talentsoup.com/agencies
  • Agency? Register your agency (free) first at https://talentsoup.com/agencies then invite your talent to build their portfolio in our system.

JUST WHAT IS TALENTSOUP?

We are a giant talent marketplace that books models (agency-represented and independent), actors and everyday “real” people for advertising photo and video shoots.
Our clients shop from a national collection of fantastic talent quickly and easily.
See our talent at work at www.facebook.com/talentsoup and get updated at www.twitter.com/talentsoup
Visit our blog for the latest project updates around the country http://blog.talentsoup.com 

NOTE- We are a broker and talent marketplace, not an agency.  TalentSoup® is a brand operated by Creative Commissary, LLC - © 2014

Shop for talent (or become one) at TalentSoup

July 17, 2014 • 2:00 PM

Congrats to today’s booked talent, Rutu and Pete. Project 1365 got some delicious talent!

We’ve got amazing talent in the Soup. Everything from homestyle flavors to international spiciness! (yes, we love our metaphors around here!)

Great job Rutu and Pete! Out of 82 options they won the day!

Thanks to Pouya Creative for putting them to work!

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July 16, 2014 • 11:36 AM

Talent Not Sheep - Don’t Let Your Passion Lead You Astray

Dear Models and Actors.

We love you, really. And we are really tired of seeing you put up with the abuse and exploitation that some companies and individuals heap upon you. So stop putting up with it.

Following your passion, in pursuit of a dream, does not mean taking the abuse, or “paying your dues”. It’s a lie and its time you stopped believing it. If models and actors started standing up, and calling out the abusers publicly, we’d see a dramatic change in this industry for the better. 

We’ve built a business on treating people (talent and clients alike) well and being transparent with how we operate. It’s worked really well so far. And we work with great clients and talent agencies that share our perspective.

There will always be abusers in our business. But we can make them the minority and insignificant if we all begin holding the industry to a higher standard.

In closing….

  1. You are not a sheep. 
  2. Your passion and pursuit should not be used against you
  3. You should never beg for a role or booking
  4. You must decide to work hard and work smart. There is little magic to success beyond sweat.

If you experience abuse or exploitation or scams in this business, call them out! Blast them out on Facebook and Twitter. Use this #talentnotsheep to warn others. Help those coming along behind you to avoid stepping into the noose of unscrupulous businesses…let’s build the tide of change together. #talentnotsheep

Rad
Creator of TalentSoup™

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July 11, 2014 • 2:00 PM

More booked talent for our very busy airline client and their creative teams!

Happy clients, booked talent. A great way to start the weekend! Congratulations Jacob G & Angelica-Naia G of Privilege Talent

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July 11, 2014 • 1:00 PM

A little Friday fun..behind the scenes video from the Peanut Campaign!

The very talented (and busy) Chris Crisman photographed an award-winning campaign using our talent (with one from another agency I think) a few months ago. His team put together a cool behind the scenes video at Fstoppers-

 

Here’s a previous post about the campaign

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July 10, 2014 • 3:00 PM

A round of applause (heh) for booked hand models Vanessa F and Don B on project 1264. Well done folks!

The hand competition was fierce and it was a tough call. Well done Vanessa  & Don

 

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July 10, 2014 • 8:00 AM

Time to show off the face(s) of clients that book our faces! TBT producer Callie Householder

Our talent continue to impress us, and our clients, with their preparedness and professionalism. And promoting them through #TalentDuJour has been very popular.

But what about promoting our clients from time to time, you ask? Great idea! The Chef is thinking Thursday is a great day to show off the amazing people and companies that put our talent to work.

First up, Callie Householder https://talentsoup.com/featured-client/callie-householder

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