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2018 model and talent showcase event, at the WILD DUNES RESORT in Charleston, South Carolina.
NOVEMBER 9th - 11th 2018
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Linda Rutledge
BMG Atlanta

Linda Rutledge is the founder and CEO of Babes 'N Beaus Model Talent Agency & BNB Talent. Since 1987, Babes 'N Beaus talent has been seen on national television, award winning films, and graced the covers of many national and worldwide magazines.

BNB Talent can be seen in television shows such as Atlanta, The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow, MacGyver, and Star. One of BNB's big discoveries is Ariana Neal, who most recently beat out thousands for the role of Nicki Minaj in the Freeform show Nicki and is set to co-star on a CBS Television Show, which will be announced soon. Corbin Kennedy, another BNB Talent, booked a reoccurring role on the television show Game of Silence.

Movie credits include Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Almost Christmas, Hidden Figures, Miracles from Heaven, and Mother's Day.

In February 2016, the Atlanta office of Babes 'N Beaus merged with BMG Global in Atlanta to form a mega agency. Linda accepted the Youth Director Position at BMG Atlanta where she oversees talent from babies to teens for Print, Commercial, TV and Film on a National and International level. BMG has offices in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Orlando, Miami and Los Angeles.
Teri Land
Presence Models & Talent

Presence Models & Talent is a full service boutique agency in Atlanta, Georgia representing models and actors for commercials, film, television, print, runway and voiceovers. It was founded by Kitty Bundy in 2010. With over 40 years in the entertainment business as a model, actor, stylist, studio manager and lifestyle agent in the Atlanta market, She decided that it was time to put her ideas to work in creating a boutique agency dedicated to finding and developing top models and actors in the Southeast. Presence is committed to maintaining a personal relationship with each person chosen for representation and development in order that each can reach the goals they set and beyond.

Teri Land has been an agent with Presence Models & Talent since it's inception. She has worked as a model, actor, runway trainer and scout for over 30 years. As an agent and scout she has developed talent that has appeared in commercials, television, film and runway shows across the nation. Just a few of Presence Models and Talents clients include, Home Depot, Haverty's, Rooms to Go, Coke, GA Lottery, Tyler Perry Studios, Vampire Diaries, Kevin "Probably" Saves the World, Macys, Belk, The Walking Dead, The Avengers, A Quiet Place and more.
Stephen DéCayette
DéCayette Talent Agency Los Angeles, CA

The owner of DéCayette Talent Agency in Beverly Hills, Stephen DeCayette has honed his skills in the entertainment industry, more specifically the representation sector. His focus is on obtaining the most valuable opportunities for the talent he represents. Cultivating new relationships with other industry professionals is at the forefront, while enriching his current associations. He is a Boston, MA native who relocated to Los Angeles in 2008. Stephen studied at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI where he received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Sports Entertainment/Event Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship. His professional career outside of academia include an internship at The House of Representatives Talent Agency, then in Beverly Hills. Stephen held a position in Guest Services at Live Nation Entertainment. Soon after his departure Stephen obtained a managerial position at The Directors Guild of America. Upon departure he was acquired by the Coast to Coast Talent group as a Commercial Talent Agent. His career has spanned agencies moving upward in the ranks with his most recent position as the Head of the Commercial Department at Prestige Talent Agency for 4 years. In 2015 he was nominated and won the prestigious Seymour Heller Award. He was nominated again in 2016. In 2017 his newest endeavor has brought him his dream, owning a talent agency in Beverly Hills carrying his name the DéCayette Talent Agency (DTA). Apart from these endeavors, he is active in a variety of civic and cultural organizations including the ISES (International Special Events Society), and the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation to name a few.
Shirley Faison

People in the industry have branded Shirley as the 'go to' talent agent for fresh faces ready for exposure in major venues. She has built her reputation over 40 years in the entertainment industry. She has been a talent agent at Carson-Adler Agency, Inc for over 23 years. She represents talent in the areas of film, television, and theatre.

Faison attributes her success in developing talent to several factors. She attends showcases, plays, and workshops; identifies what sets her clients and prospective clients apart from others; promotes their unique skills, and crafts a plan to get them in front of individuals and audiences who can advance their careers. And she animates these efforts with the Faison First Principle, "always look beyond the obvious."

A former actress, director, producer and artistic director for a theatre company, Faison is a discerning talent scout with proven savvy discovering and nurturing new talent, and launching and guiding their early careers. Her broad-based experience in entertainment informs the talent development, career consultation and personal attention that is her hallmark and supports a talent roster that books.

Known as an agent who listens to what producers and casting directors are looking for and a talent developer who keen eye interprets the needs. Faison has earned the respect of leading casting professionals in theatre, film, and television.

Equally respected by her clients, Faison is proud of her track record building a career ladder for the actor from their first job. Specializing in representing actors, dancers, and singers of all ages, she engages them as partners in the enterprise. "I look at their strongest asset, and market that," she stresses. "I asked them how they want their career to develop and make a plan to get them jobs. I narrow the playing field by getting them in where they 'fit.' "Even when there are actors who have more credits than my clients, I develop a strategy that will secure the job for my client. Then, I work with them to eliminate the blocks that can stall their progress from one stage to the next."

Actors represented by Shirley Faison have booked lead and supporting roles in feature films, as well as parts in television pilots, episodic and series. Her clients have also worked as leads and supporting roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours and regional theater companies across the U.S.

Faison is proud to have developed and launched the careers of successful actors including, Eden Duncan-Smith (The Annie Movie, Lion King, Fences, See You Yesterday), Bobbi MacKenzie (School of Rock), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Ryan Toby (Sister Act II), Horace V. Rogers (Lion King), Laz Alonso (Avatar), Dorian Missick (Southland), and Jeannette Bayardelle (Color Purple).

Shirley Faison is a graduate of Rutgers University and is the author of 7 Rules To Thrive As A Performer: A Workbook Experience. She is a proud mother of three sons and a grandmother of eleven.
Joe Thompson has been an agent with the Abrams Artists Agency for 17 years, specializing in the areas of On-Camera Beauty and Commercial Print. Some of Joe's commercial talent can be seen in spots for Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Lincoln Automobiles, Carl's Jr, Nicorette Lozenges, Macy's, Citibank, Trulance as well as beauty campaigns for Aveeno, Herbal Essence and Garnier. He also regularly supplies talent for ABC's What Would You Do?, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Since 1977, Abrams Artists has enjoyed a reputation as one of the nations' most respected and diversified talent and literary agencies. With offices in New York City and Los Angeles, they represent clients (children and adult) in most areas of the entertainment industry including motion pictures, television, animation, theatre, radio and television commercials, hosting and broadcasting and print. Joe has been with Abrams since 2001 and is scouting new faces for all applicable areas.
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