Toronto may have been hit with yet another fast-paced outbreak.
Don’t worry, it’s not SARS or swine flu. The West Nile virus and H1N1? You can scratch those off your list too.
It’s none other than the acting bug and with Toronto’s International Film Festival (TIFF) right around the corner, it’s no telling how rapid this bug can spread.
It’s almost that time of year again where hundreds of movie stars, celebrities and industry greats will take over the city for TIFF. One of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, TIFF often garners thousands in attendance and is known for generating Oscar (Academy Awards) buzz. In past years notable films featuring high profile stars have premiered at the festival, such as Crash, Ray, 127 Hours and Black Swan.
Ryan Gosling, Ellen Page and Rachel McAdams are just some of Canada’s talented stars to make it to Hollywood. With so many emerging Canuck talent on the rise and TIFF underway, it may be no surprise if someone catches the acting bug. Booking Agent Suzanna of Toronto’s top modeling agency, MAX Agency, knows what it takes to get aspiring talent on the road to success.
“For MAX Agency to consider potential new talent, they must posses several attributes such as a marketable look and a passion for the industry,” she said.
“They need to exude a high level of professionalism and dedication, have a willingness to accept criticism and learn from it, and most importantly an outgoing and positive attitude.”
MAX Agency is recognized as one of the most reputable, go-to model and talent agencies in North America. For more than a decade MAX Agency has successfully represented men, women and children from Canada and beyond. MAX Agency also provides free, top of the line training and useful materials to all models and talent joining their roster.
Among many reasons, TIFF’s success is due in part to it’s easy going, non-competitive nature, film-fluent audience and convenient timing. In the past decade, Canadian cities such as Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver have become popular set destinations among the American film industry.
For several years the Canadian film industry has been nicknamed Hollywood North. Suzanna credits Toronto as being one of the major cities in Canada to have a significant amount of studios and films being produced.
“Toronto has become a convenient destination for producers due to the fact that it's more cost effective as opposed to shooting in Los Angeles,” Suzanna said.
“We have projects that are continuously coming in from major production studios, as well as many television series that are being filmed in Toronto. I don't see it slowing down anytime soon!”
Guests confirmed to attend TIFF include Johnny Depp, Halle Berry, Penn Badgley, Selena Gomez, Paula Patton, Eva Mendes, Ice T and Bradley Cooper.
Actor Ryan Gosling will premiere his latest film, A Place Beyond the Pines and Ben Affleck will premiere Argo, a film he starred in and directed and Terrence Malick’s, To The Wonder. Get in on the action between Sep 8. and Sep 18.
If you’re interested in breaking into the entertainment industry and testing your acting chops, it’s best to look into reputable talent agencies in your area.
MAX Agency is located in the heart of Downtown Toronto. To view more details on their agency, visit www.maxagency.com