L.A. INK and Talent6 Make a Lasting Impression

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Hit Reality Show Uses Online Casting Leader Talent6 to Find Real People and Tattoo Aficionados.

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But working in entertainment is not like trying to get a corporate job on Wall Street. Casting directors need all kinds of people, from all backgrounds, of all shapes and sizes, with or without tattoos.

Talent6, the leading online casting community for actors, extras and reality television, is currently working with TLC's hit reality show, "L.A. Ink." Assisting with a search for people who are interested in having body art applied by the queen of tattoo culture, Kat Von D, and her diverse, highly skilled crew, Talent6 is mining their enormous and diverse online member community for an open casting call.

"We choose to use Talent6 because of their vast database. They have so many great people to choose from," said Hilary Manners, casting director for "L.A. Ink."

Talent6 members could find valuable national television exposure through this relationship with "L.A. Ink," the show that centers on Kat Von D and her talented, eclectic team of artists, their customers, and the fast-paced, rock-and-roll, Los Angeles nightlife and lifestyle. The show's huge popularity propelled Von D from counter-culture icon to New York Times best-selling author and mainstream consumer brand, having already developed a line of cosmetics for Sephora, with more product lines to come.

Whether a Talent6 member wants to get his or her first tattoo, is experiencing a life-changing moment or transformation to be commemorated with body art, or is already heavily inked and adding to his/her body's gallery, this is a rare opportunity to tell their stories while having some of the most cutting-edge, desirable artists in the field create a unique, personal masterpiece.

"A lot of our members ask if tattoos or body piercing will prevent them from getting work," said John Williams, Director of Marketing and Development for Talent6. "But working in entertainment is not like trying to get a corporate job on Wall Street. Casting directors need all kinds of people, from all backgrounds, of all shapes and sizes, with or without tattoos."

Providing direct, unprecedented access to hundreds of high-quality casting calls daily, Talent6 has been helping aspiring actors, models, extras and "real people," find opportunities to appear in TV, film and advertising productions across the country.

The Talent6 community provides a number of resources and tools for its members, including:

Direct access and unlimited submissions to approximately 80,000 casting directors, producers and filmmakers
Thousands of casting calls posted each week for a wide variety of jobs in show business
Advice from industry insiders and advisors, exclusive to Talent6
The ability to create online portfolios, blogs and video clip reels
The Talent6 online community with forums to share experiences and make new friends in the business

All Talent6 partner casting directors and photographers have been carefully screened so only high quality, legitimate opportunities are offered, and member privacy and security is ensured. For more information, please visit http://www.talent6.com or call 800.981.1287.

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