Talent INC. Canada, and Stage One Academy of Richmond, B.C., to Sponsor Introductory On Camera Audition Technique Workshop in Vancouver for Young Actors and Parents

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With the onslaught of reality TV competitions like “So You Think You Can Dance Canada”, “Canada’s Got Talent” and “Instant Star” there has been a rash of entertainment companies that have sprung up that prey on young hopefuls. Talent Inc Canada and Stage One Academy have banded together to dispel the many myths surrounding the industry, focusing specifically on the Canadian Market.

“These kids and parents see these performers make it seemingly overnight and they think it is easy. They don’t see the hours of training, and countless hours of practice.” ~ Doug Sloan, Owner, Talent INC Canada

Talent marketing giants Doug Sloan and John Stevens of Talent INC. Canada, and The Stage One Academy in Richmond, B.C. have joined forces to bring awareness and information about the entertainment industry to the Vancouver Area.

The purpose of the workshop to be hosted by the Stage One Academy and Talent INC Canada is to give parents the tools and proper information they need so that when they meet with people who want to work with their kids, they know what questions to ask and they know what fees and services are acceptable and which are not.

Since the dawn of YouTube, and reality TV shows like, Canada’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and The X Factor, parents and kids alike have been obsessed with instant stardom. It is an obsession that is polluting the committed performing arts institutions globally.

“No one wants to work at it anymore!” exclaimed Doug Sloan the co-founder of Talent INC Canada.

“These kids and parents see these performers make it seemingly overnight and they think it is easy. They don’t see the hours of training, and countless hours of practice.” Added Sloan.

“Parents need to be the first line of defense to protect their kids from unscrupulous companies that prey on the hopes and dreams of young people.” Said John who is an accomplished performer with credits all over the world and now co-owns Talent INC Canada with his partner Doug Sloan.

The workshop is designed for parents and young performers and is completely interactive. Parents get to see their child work with Mr. Stevens who is a master level coach with a long list of now celebrity clients. Each child will receive critiques from both Mr. Stevens and Mr. Sloan as well as learn about the business side of acting.

A handful of young performers and their families will be invited to attend a training bootcamp for actors in Toronto, where talent will have the opportunity to not only further their education in the arts, but they will also have the opportunity to network with some of Canada’s top casting directors, directors, producers, and agents. There will be a short list of top agencies from NY and LA in attendance as well who primarily scout for the fashion industry where it is easier to get sponsorship across borders.

If you would like to attend this Audition Workshop please contact info(at)Talent-Inc(dot)ca, or call their studios based in Toronto at (647)748-7200. Admission is free, but space is limited.


Talent INC and Talent INC (Canada) have specialized training programs that offer not only the tools to succeed but the opportunity to use those skills to further their career through their international marketing network. Founded in 2001, Talent Inc. kick-started the careers of many young performers. In Canada they offer Summer Camps and an impressive list of courses for both adult and young enthusiasts. They will also hold their highly acclaimed National Conference in Toronto in July 2013. All of the workshops are taught by some of the area’s most successful actors, models and vocalists. This year Talent INC will also be opening offices in the United Kingdom.

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