Thursday, January 31, 2013

Acting & Modelling Classes

There are many modelling and acting classes offered through "Freedom of the Arts".

Open to anyone who can attend; below are the classes we offer. There's anything from modelling or acting classes for all kids, teens and adults! If you're interested in taking part in any of our classes give us a call at 905-542-8885 or send us an email at 

To see some of the teachers for these classes check them out here

It's never to late to invest in your career with some great classes to help you out!

Healthy Eating Tips!

So being in the entertainment industry it's very important to stay fit and healthy, so here are some great tips to keep your cravings down and eat healthy.


Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. When you sleep your body goes into a mini starvation mode and your metabolism slows down so when you wake up, eating something right away gets your metabolism going again. You even consume less calories later in the day if you eat breakfast! It also helps having something in your stomach so you feel full in the morning and don't overindulge during lunch or dinner.


It is very important that you aren't over or under eating. Read labels and know how much of what kinds of foods you should be consuming throughout the day. There IS such thing as too much of a good thing, even with healthy foods. It is possible to eat too many fruits and veggies and you WILL gain weight, weird right? So make sure you're not eating too much and especially remember to eat enough. If your portion sizes aren't big enough your body isn't getting enough calories and will start to starve itself. You want to be full of energy and have a strong, healthy body ready to take on the industry!


It is very important to snack throughout the day. Eating small portions of snack type foods during the day keeps your metabolism going and curbs your appetite and any potential cravings you may have. Things like nuts, fruit, veggies, oatmeal bars or even cheese and crackers are great options!


Be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day. You should be getting a minimum of 2L a day so pack your reusable water bottle and take it with you wherever you go. If water gets boring add flavouring like MiO's (my favourite is the Berry Pomegranate). They have no calories, sugar free, no artificial flavouring and taste great! They're also pretty inexpensive and last quite a while!


Be sure to eat a lot of protein and turn to whole wheat's instead of white flour based breads and pasta's. Have a balanced lunch and eat some meat on whole wheat bread and it's okay to treat yourself at lunch! Have a yummy treat with lunch, don't deprive yourself of sweets entirely, just be sure to keep the portions small.


We all have them...those foods that we just can't help ourselves with. May it be chocolate, potato chips or french fries...none of it is good for you especially if you can't help yourself from overindulging in them. Get your friends or family to be sure to keep you away from them and help restrain you from giving in. Know yourself and what you crave and stay as far away from it as possible and you'll be fine.

Hope you all enjoyed these healthy eating tips! Be sure to follow us to get more updates on posts like these!

Healthy Eating!


If any of you can make it TONIGHT! Go to this Audition if you meet what they are looking for! Great opportunity! 

Casting Call:
Looking for female and male models for an upcoming Wedding Show. 

Event Date: Saturday March 2, 2013 

Audition Date: Thursday January 31st, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Scarborough 

- Models will be required for 2 fashion shows
- Open to any ethnicity. 
- Ladies must be a minimum height of 5’4.
- Gentlemen must be a minimum height of 5’10.
- **Prior catwalk experience is preferred.**

Compensation Rate: To be disclosed to the selected talent.

If interested in this casting, please submit 3 RECENT head shots, 3 body shots, measurements (including height) AND phone number IMMEDIATELY to
Please state "MCJBSS" in the subject of the email. 

**Applicants that fail to submit all of the requested information will NOT be considered. (HINT: If you are having trouble sending more than 1 file, please attach everything into 1 word document).

**Please Note: Thank you for your interest in this casting, however only those selected for the audition will be contacted.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


MISSISSAUGA, ON Jan. 29, 2013 - Creative open casting call with Scout Media and Sterling Studio for a unique project that combines stills and video to be edited together as a beautiful vignette of real people showing a range of expressions. 

This is a great opportunity to get industry experience and build your portfolio. This is an OPEN call so anyone can inquire and audition so if you're looking to get into the industry this is the perfect opportunity to get started. 

WHO: Sterling Studio/Scout Media 

WHAT: Unpaid 2-3 hour session

LOOKING FOR: Multicultural cross section of adults ages 18 and up who have a unique and interesting face. Also looking for fitness/athletic types! 

You will be provided with a high resolution re-touched file of your best photo and there will be excellent coffee the day of the shoot! 

Any talent who would be interested in being part of a personal portrait creative project please inquire for further information with photo. 

For more information:
Michael Banasiak -

Orphan Black - BBC America Series Premier

Congrats to these four talented kids of Carolyn's Model and Talent Agency who are working on the set of BBC America's new show "Orphan Black" today! The series premier of the show is on MARCH 30th 9/8c! We're so excited! Check out the show to catch these guys in action and to get hooked on a new TV show. 

Well Done Temperance!

Just found Carolyn's Kids talent, Temperance on the cover of the Harlequin book cover "His Valentine Triplets by: Tina Leonard" So cute! Such a great job Temperance.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Beauty Tip: Nude Lips

For female models and actors, having a fresh face is extremely important. This means no flashy or bright makeup but clean and simple. When attending castings or go-see's your face should be a clean canvas for any clients who want to book you for either print and/or runway but also for commercials, films and TV. So girls, rocking the nude lips is a major must & even better, it's universally flattering!

It's okay to wear a bit of makeup to auditions and castings but go basic and natural. Having the perfect nude lipstick is a must so be sure you have one best suited for your skin tone and colouring on hand at all times. 

Even if you're not in the entertainment industry, a nude lipstick is a staple for any girl's makeup collection as it has become a part of such a new classic look. You have so many options with a nude lip! You can play up the cheeks with colour or eyes with a smokey look or dramatic lashes. 

So when attending an audition of any kind, be sure to wear you nude lipstick to add some simple colour to your lips. You'll stand out whilst looking like that natural beauty you are! 

Some shades I recommend (featured above in order from left to right) are M.A.C's 'Fleshpot', a gorgeous pale nude shade; 'Hue' for a more pink toned nude; and 'Viva Glam II' for a darker beige-nude. CN $18.50 / US $15.00 

  • First be sure to exfoliate your lips so they are soft and smooth. I recommend a sugar scrub (there are some DIY options for this that can be found online) and then add a lip chap to moisturise. This is important so your lipstick isn't streaky and because some nude lipsticks tend to be sheer.
  • Second be sure to apply a thin layer of concealer or your foundation to act as a base, especially if your lipstick is on the lighter side. This also helps make the colour more opaque. 
  • Apply a matching lip liner for a fuller and more dramatic flare and then your nude shade of choice. (You can either leave it Matte or add a nude gloss on top). 

We love both Carrie Underwood and Katy Perry! They both know how to rock their nude lip according to their different skin tones and colouring. Blondes can get away with a lighter nude shade (M.A.C 'Fleshpot') while dark haired beauties like Katy should go with a warmer nude with some pink hue's (M.A.C 'Hue'). 

What is your favourite nude lipstick? Let us know! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Talent Tip: Be Weird & Be Proud!

Here is some great advice straight from the successful new star Jennifer Lawrence of The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook.

"Keep being weird and just be proud of it!" says Lawrence.

Lawrence is a great example of how to be in the entertainment industry. She is strong and humble and has stayed true to herself through her success and rise to stardom. Lawrence is a true role model to aspiring actors and even models! These are important qualities to hold on to in this industry and something we also promote! It's so refreshing to see happy, humble and modest individuals in this industry.

Some tips to take from Jennifer:

- Stay true to who you are, BE WEIRD!
- Have a sense of humour and don't get too serious.
- Be modest about your success.
- Enjoy yourself and have fun!

"I'm not that crazy, but I'm an artist" says Lawrence.

Make sure to let your personality shine, always! It will not only allow you to be true to yourself but it will also help get you recognised and stand out in castings!

Check out a great article and interview with Jennifer below.

More Beauty & the Beast!

Carolyn's background talent are working hard again today on the set of Beauty and the Beast TV series! Good luck everyone!

Latest Casting Room Video!

Check out this awesome video! Get some great tips for future auditions and have a good laugh!

Casting Call: Ottawa Fashion Week

MISSISSAUGA, ON Jan. 23, 2013 - Casting call for Ottawa Fashion Week featuring renowned international and national designers for fall/winter 2013 collections.

It's an excellent opportunity to gain exposure, runway experience and to add to your portfolio.

Details are as follows:

WHAT: Casting Call for Ottawa Fashion Week

WHEN: Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, 2013

TIME: 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Ottawa, ON

OFW casting requirements are as follows:

- Models must be available for castings on January 26 and 27, 2013
- Models must be available from the posted time period for casting and designer fittings
- Models must be available during Ottawa Fashion Week from February 8 to 10, 2013 inclusively
- Models should attend casting in fitting top and slim fit pants (i.e. white tank top and skinny jeans)
- Models must bring 3 inch heels (NO wedges, boots or kitten heels) and must be prepared to walk for the casting coordinator
- Models must bring their comp card with updated information and ensure that personal information on agency website is current

Please note that models may still participate even if they cannot attend both days of casting, although attendance for both days are encouraged, as each day will consist of different designers looking for their perfect model.

In addition to the nights of runway shows, models may be selected for other OFW events e.g. launch party, press and television events. Therefore, models must confirm if they will be attending castings.

For more information: 
Email if your are interested in attending, along with your photo and measurements.

Great Job Julian M.!

Julian M. did a great job on set last week in the Pharmacy print ad! Congrats Julian! 

Monday, January 14, 2013