“Hi everyone.My name is Mary Jean Talent 79956. I had been in NINE9 since 2013. My journey was very challenging but its worth it. I had been in couple movies in Michigan and Warner Bros movie acting in four scenes one time. It was a great experience to me. I did lots of photo shoots as model and did Runway modeling recently. I love singing, acting, dancing, modeling and writing poem/song. Right now I am looking forward to my upcoming Runway modeling through Fundraising. Guess what? I am proud to be one of the Pageant competitor next couple months for women. I worked hard on anything just to live with my dreams and thank you NINE9 because without you; I would have been reach this far.”
Overall my experiences have been excellent and I have appreciated requests being brought to my attention from Nine9 for casting calls that closely match my background and experiences.
I have been working with your company for over two years and have had a consistent flow of casting notices and confirmations for film, television and most recently, commercials. My most recent and what I consider a significant casting was for a nation wide commercial with ACE Hardware. After having been notified about this opportunity through Nine9, I completed a self submit form, scheduled a Skype interview with the casting agency rep in LA, CA and, was later notified that I had been cast in this commercial. There were at least several hundred people considered for this principal role as a “customer”. It was a speaking role. There were four of us in the morning shoot doing different film segments with the store “associate”. There were two other “customers” scheduled to come in during the afternoon. There was also a day of shooting on Monday. I assume they will develop a number of commercials from these segments. We got paid a flat rate for the shoot. If any of our segments are aired on TV or the Internet, we will receive a bonus.
Two days later, I completed a full day of shooting with the Showtime series “Shameless”. My role was that of a College Faculty person. This same week I got a confirmation that I have two days scheduled to shoot with the Fox series “Empire” during the first week in January 2016. December has been a fun and exciting and fun time for me so far. Earlier this year (in March), I was cast in the Chicago Fire episode (S3EP19) titled “I am the Apocalypse”. I was on set for four days and my role was an ER doctor after an explosion in the ER. There were five different scenes with an appearance in each. I was then cast (in Sept) for the first episode and Premiere with Chicago Med (S1EP01) titled “Derailed” where my role was an ICU doctor.
Thank you Nine9 and, I wish for all of us to have a great 2016!
Eylssa is one of our talent that came into our Detroit office last summer. Since joining our team in August she’s been consistently booking work in both modeling and acting and keeping very busy expanding her portfolio and resume. Check out what she had to say below!
“I have had a great experience with Nine9! I get casting calls almost every day, I have met a couple producers been in 2 music videos, one for Star Dancer and the other called Welcome to My World. Recently I was cast for a TV show on E! Network! They flew me out to LA for two days and Nine9 had an agent keep in contact with me through the whole process! Everyone is always super nice and helpful! Thank you Nine9!”
The NBA is a professional league that houses some of the best and greatest basketball players in the world. With 30 teams currently in the NBA, the need for promotional model types is high as each team looks for different types of looks to promote their specific and unique brand.
The casting team that contacted our talent were seeking tall males, between the ages of 6’3 and 6’6 for a modeling shoot. All models that were photographed will be featured in various advertisements promoting their respective NBA team!
We are excited to have our Texas talent featured. Keep a lookout for any of our boys being featured in commercials and print ads!
The CBS show Limitless follows the life of Brian Finch (Played by Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of NZT, a drug in pill form that allows him access to 100% of his brain capacity. He is then convinced by the FBI into using his cognitive abilities and work for the government. Working directly with Brian is Agent Rebecca Harris , a formidable investigator with a dark past. The show is currently set to finish it’s 1st season run next month in May, with the hopes of a 2nd season being announced any day.
The client was seeking talent that could play a Taylor Swift look-a-like. Each of the talent that are selected will appear in a multi-epsisode arc. We are very excited to see
Fast 8 is the next adaptation of the long running hit film series Fast and the Furious. This will be the 8th film in the franchise, set to debut in 2017. The cast currently consists of Jason Statham, Vin, Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Eva Mendes, Lucas Black, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham.
The film was announced early last year after the huge success of the 7th installment in the film series, and is currently in the pre-production stages. Actors from the previous films will be reprising their roles in this new film, set to be filmed in New York. In October 2015, Gray, best known for directing Straight Outta Compton (2015), was announced to direct the film. Principal photography began in March 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia and will continue and finish in New York City, New York.
We were contacted by the client who was looking for attractive men and women of all different types ages 25+. Congratulations to all of the talent that were chosen for this exciting film opportunity. If you haven’t seen any of these films, make sure to check them out!
Based in part on a true story, Mercy Street dives into the story surrounding the front lines of the Civil War and into the hectic world of the Mansion House Hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia. Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front as they face the unprecedented challenges of one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history.
The casting director was looking for and seeking African American Adults and Children to play extras in an episode of Mercy Street. Please make sure you are checking back frequently to see which talent have been requested or booked.
Richard Villani is a publishing, advertising, photography, and production industries professional specializing in all things entertainment. He has worked globally in fashion forward areas such as Paris for clients like SONY, Arman Exachange, Nine Wet, Converse, British Ariways, Diesel Jeans, Kenneth Cole, H & M, KSwiss, Max Mara, CNN, Brothers & Sisters, Pull & Bear, Samsonite, Target, Timberland and The Queen Mary II. He has also made a name for himself in the periodical department working with clients that include Italian Glamour, Seventeen, Out Traveler, Esquire, Interview, American & French Vogue and Vanity Fair among others.
Richard recently reached out to us here at Nine9 to cast African American Male and Female models for an upcoming shoot for SSENSE. SSENSE a worldwide online retailer of high end streetwear, & independent designers. The models will be shooting with photographer Max Durango. Compensation is $500. Check back in a couple of weeks for an update on the casting call, as well as some photos from the event.
Tmobile believes “Connection is good.” According to their website: “In a world full of busy and fragmented lives, we at T-Mobile USA, Inc., have this idea that wireless communications can help. The value of our plans, the breadth of our coverage, the reliability of our network, and the quality of our service are meant to do one thing: help you stick together with the people who make your life come alive. That’s why we’re here.”
T-Mobile USA is a national provider of wireless voice, messaging, and data services capable of reaching over 293 million Americans where they live, work, and play. Around the country, their “Personal Coverage Check” gives customers a clear picture of their local coverage. Their headquarters is in Bellevue, Washington and they currently employ approximately 45,000 employees.
The client was seeking models who were actual T-Mobile customers. Our very own model lives in Miami and was chosen from a nationwide search. She will be flown all expenses paid to Seattle to film the commercial!
Congratulations to our Miami models!
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the few brands in America that can boast a rich, decades-long history of success and innovation. It all started with one cook who created a soon-to-be world-famous recipe more than 70 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. That cook was Colonel Harland Sanders, of course, and now KFC is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in that same Original Recipe® along with Extra Crispy™ chicken, home-style sides and buttermilk biscuits. There are more than 18,000 KFC outlets in 115 countries and territories around the world. And you know what? There’s still a cook in a kitchen in every last one of them, freshly preparing delicious, complete family meals at affordable prices.
The client was seeking African American women ages 55+ that could travel to Colombia to shoot the commercial! Any talent booked with be paid $2000 plus travel expenses! Big congratulations to all of the chosen talent!