PRLog - Aug. 11, 2014 - NEW YORK -- For the past 20 years Todd Wharton (A native New Yorker) has worked in a variety of positions in real estate and mortgage lending, along with both management & head-serving positions in numerous restaurants where he has brushed elbows with up and coming artists and burgeoning superstars alike. Throughout these years numerous friendships have been formed with his fellow employees who all happen to be aspiring artists. In the hospitality industry the people you work with tend to become more than just colleagues, but family. This is what made it so heartbreaking when he began to witness (what he calls) the “DOWNFALL OF PASSION” in them. Artists have an amazing drive when they do something they love and it truly is inspiring, but watching the passion slowly erode in their eyes has always bothered him. He saw them consistently getting lost or caught up in the game of struggling to get by: connecting with the right people, going to the right seminars, attending the right shows, floating resumes all over town, going to every casting call possible, demo gigs, practice, dress rehearsals, meetings, on top of supporting themselves with paying jobs, paying bills and so on, and so on and so on…It gets pretty drowning. Many of his friends eventually ended up moving away or going back home with the attitude, “Well I tried, now back to reality.” So he decided to do something about it and help all of his present/future friends & family better their careers. As we know networking is an absolute imperative for any and all successful business, no matter the field. He suddenly realized what was missing for his friends: a proper tool to get their name out, a tool for the most important ingredient of success- a networking tool.
Local Talent Connect CEO Todd Wharton
LTC was originally established & named LocalTalentNYC on FB on September 21, 2012 (Dedicated to his mother on her birthday). In mid-December of 2012 the start-up icon changed the name to LTC due to the overwhelming response realizing this is not just about the artists of NYC, it's about the artists of the world!, The LTC Network (The Official Network) was launched on January 1, 2014 Midnight/New Years Eve!
LocalTalentConnect is a global network (based in NYC) geared towards the Arts & Entertainment Industry. This network is made to be a tool for connecting and networking with others in their field, along with providing information and connections to those who can help turn your dreams into reality. LTC caters to every artistic field there is including but not limited to actors, singers, dancers, writers, musicians, designers, poets, comedians, etc..... Along with promoting your talents, LTC's goal is to provide a means of bettering careers, of getting more connected to inside information and a place to come to meet new and prospective colleagues from all over the world. A place where you all share one thing in common- "TO MAKE IT."
Since the re-naming of the corporation & the added value that he has contributed to the industry, which includes the LTC Network, the "LTC A&E Industry Monthly Mixers (in which he is presently establishing in every major city across the country & soon abroad, w/his colleague & major asset - LTC Events Director Faith Verrill), LTC presents "A Red Carpet Christmas" (An annual end of the year celebration in NYC to honor & recognize all artists/professionals (of all genres/crafts)
****LTC is the FIRST online/offline social network in existence******
"As the CEO & Founder of LTC, my duty & responsibility is to encourage every one in the struggle to live up to their highest idea & strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the TRUTH! "My Passion Is To Help Others Find Theirs" - Todd Wharton CEO & Founder of LTC
And now Todd wil bring his global networking expertise to The Sissy Gamache Show this Friday night LIVE at 7:30pm EST on MNN Channel 56 Time Warner Cable Manhattan and on www.thesissygamacheshow.com
Charles Casano- Associate Producer
Charles Casano- Associate Producer