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The Hollywood Group Gives Opportunity for Young Actors to Showcase Their Talents

July 29, 2008

Aspiring young actors between the ages of 5 and 17 years will have a chance to showcase their talents for Entertainment Industry’s top agents and managers on Saturday, August 2nd, 2008. This showcase, offered by the Hollywood Group, is a unique way for these children to meet many industry professionals in a single day. Many of the auditioning children and teenagers have had experience working as background talent, and they are eager to achieve the next step. Not only does attending this event afford the young actors a chance to gain exposure within the Industry, it could also land them professional representation for speaking roles in major film, television, and commercial productions.

The showcase offered by the Hollywood Group on August 2nd will include the VIP panel of: Bonnie Howard from Howard Talent West, David Tamez from Jaime Ferrar Agency, Kathy Keeley from Jana Luker Agency, Stella Alex from The Savage Agency, Chip Hooley from AKA and, Mimi Michel from Rising Stars Talent. Their clients are some of Hollywood’s most talented young stars. The showcase is an opportunity to add more talent to their already prestigious clientele.

A few months ago, many of these children and teenagers would have been unprepared for a venue like this. However, they have received valuable tools as part of their involvement with The Hollywood Group. The Hollywood Group’s program is geared towards auditioning opportunities, and booking acting jobs. It provides one the opportunity to build a portfolio of experience. The Hollywood Group’s members have appeared in feature films, television series and national commercials. Austin Butler, one of the most successful members, is a good example of how the right tools and guidance can help in guide a newcomer to an exciting career in this difficult industry. Austin started with The Hollywood Group in 2004, since then he has worked on “Zoey 101,”"iCarly,”"Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” and “Hannah Montana.” Austin recently returned from New Zealand where he filmed the movie “They Came from Upstairs,” co-starring with Ashley Tisdale and Robert Hoffman.

The Talent Showcase on August 2nd, 2008 will be hosted by ScoutServe, located at 2050 S. Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90025 from 10:30am to 11:30am, and is open to the media.