Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) January 31, 2006
Not satisfied with his huge success on NBC’s ‘Average Joe’ Dante Alighire has joined forces with some of the talent and modeling industry’s heaviest hitters to put the Midwest in the spotlight and on the catwalk.
Dante Alighire (http://www.myspace.com/risenmodels), born and raised in Grand Rapids, left to find fame as a star of NBC's Average Joe #4 returned to open a flagship modeling agency with knowledge and his strategic partnerships in Hollywood, Las Vegas and New York. Dante recently joined forces with Robert Whittier of Risen Models (http://www.risenmodels.com), a top agency on the West Coast booking their talent for major clients including HBO, Showtime, Maxim and many more.
Top entertainment agent Jim Acheson of the prestigious firm Cyrus and Cyrus in Beverly Hills has been retained for legal counsel. As a power broker in Hollywood, Jim has been behind many of the biggest deals in Hollywood.
Rounding out the team is NY and LA based photographer Tim Hunold of http://www.TestShoot.com. Tim has a client base including Victoria’s Secret, Playboy, Maxim, FHM, Allure, GQ, Cosmo and has been on or sold major Hollywood TV/Feature film projects. In addition, he was assistant art director and graphic artist for fashion houses BCBG, Parallel, and Herve Leger.
Casting and event dates in the Midwest are to be determined.