Be An Actor

Talent Division

Welcome to Vogue Models & Talent (Hamilton Toronto) (VMTM ) and our exciting Talent Division.

The acting industry is booming and we are here to help you every step of the way. As an agent we will submit your headshot and resume to be seen by Casting Directors for television commercials, music videos, corporate videos, corporate website videos, infomercials and television series.

We are currently searching for children, men, women and seniors of all shapes and sizes for our talent division!

Call or email us today to see how you can be an Actor. Join our team and become a part of our success story!

If you are new to Acting please see our Workshops & Classes below to get you started!

If you are an existing actor please call us or email us today for an interview.

Workshops & Classes

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We are extremely proud to have Nigel Hamer on our teaching team! A graduate of Ryerson Theatre School, Nigel has been a professional actor for over thirty years and in that time has had the pleasure of working in all aspects of the entertainment business. Theatre credits include work at the Stratford Festival, Broadway in NYC, Can Stage, Theatre Aquarius, Drayton Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Grand Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick and Mirvish Productions in Toronto.

Nigel has shot over two hundred commercials and his vast TV/Film credits include many principle and supporting roles in Suits, The 11th Hour, Sue Thomas FBI, Blue Murder, In a Heartbeat, Road to Avonlea, Hardy Boys and Earth Final Conflict, with recurring roles on Degrassi and Radio Free Roscoe. Recently he guest starred in Really Me, Wingin' It, May Day and Reign. His film credits include Cadet Kelly, St. Roz, Celine, Loretta Clairborne, All Hat, Parkland, The Note, Mitchell Brothers, Sons of the Misteltoe, Interstate 60 and Dr. Cabbie.

commercial audition workshop

This class is designed to teach you the basics of what you need to know in order to book a commercial. It will cover casting room etiquette, actor preparation, camera technique and improvisation. You will learn the first steps to take in order to be relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera and how to take direction and make good dramatic choices.

You will be video- taped and be able to watch yourself and learn what works for you, the do's and don'ts of commercial auditioning and learn how to be confident and create your best work.

You will also receive an included photoshoot for the perfect headshot to get you started!

Adults & Teens (14 years & up)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm over 2 evenings $147.00
Please add 13% h.s.t. to the above fees

Children (8 - 13 years)
9:00 am – 11:00 am one day $60.00
Please add 13% h.s.t. to the above fees

Program Calendar and Registration Form is available at the bottom of this page

acting for film & television

Acting for Film & Television will focus on being yourself and feeling comfortable on film. You will learn the basic film terminology that you will need to know in order to work in front of a camera while shooting a film.

You will begin learning the process of how to create an honest performance on camera by actor preparation, script analysis, camera technique and improvisation. Students will begin to learn how to make character choices by using your imagination and creative instinct.

Students will begin to work from sides (scripts from TV shows and notable films) they will learn about an actor's protocol on set and crew responsibilities. They will do cold reads, work on character development and audition techniques. The final class will culminate with a simulated commercial audition. On completion of this level students will prepare an on camera slate, intro and commercial audition reel to put on the VMTM's website.

This course will continue to explore the fundamentals and process of film acting at a more advanced level. It will focus on being completely comfortable and confident in front of the camera by allowing the actor to be honest and trust themselves so they can make strong, impactful and intelligent choices. They will continue their studies on being prepared, being off book, breaking down scripts, annotating scripts and will be encouraged to use their creative imagination to work truthfully from themselves.

Students will learn what casting directors expect from them, how to work with scene partners, creating continuity, and the basics of business. Each student will also be provided an opportunity to schedule private mock-audition sessions and coaching sessions for real auditions both film and television roles.

The students will select and work on a specific scene that will showcase their talent and be selected to be filmed and put on VMTM's website.

Adults & Teens (14 years & up) $395.00
Pre-requisite - Commercial Audition Workshop
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3 weeks - 2 evenings per week
$50.00 deposit and 3 weekly payment of $115.00
Please add 13% h.s.t. to the above fees

Program Calendar and Registration Form is available at the bottom of this page