Seeking: six millennials of all races genders, sexual preference, political, religious or non religious background with extreme opinions. Participants must be willing to voice their views and debate with others on a closed production set in Dallas TX. This is a one time appearance gig. New talent is brought in for each tapping.
This is a revolutionary, talk show where participants discuss taboo topics. Violence will not be tolerated nor berating others however you need NOT be politically correct and the more outspoken & charismatic the better! If you feel that you are a good fit please email castingforrowntable@gmail the following details:
(1) A recent headshot and full body pic
(5) Religious affiliation
(6) Political affiliation
(7) Sexual orientation
(8) Phone number
(9) Best time to contact you by phone for the initial phone interview.
I, like everyone else, love the ease of connecting with people via social media but there are so many benefits of having your own website
While the perk of social media is that the number of people on the site is so vast that you can market yourself to an extensive number of people at once the downfall is that it’s at the mercy of the site. Sites like Facebook and Instagram have rules that limit your behavior and interaction with prospective and longtime fans. Additionally, these sites have become ad based and perfected their algorithms to limit who actually sees what you post. A fan page with close to 5,000 fans may see their posts actually reach only a few hundred people. While you may feel like the enormous number of people on social media sites is the key to gaining a large following, you’re wrong. The key to taking advantage of the multitude of people on social media is to pull them away to your own site.
In the online business world, the most valuable thing is your email list. The quickest way to build that list is by having a site of your own. Have your fans subscribe to your site, capture their email address and constantly keep connected to them. Not only can you send them updates on you and your projects but you can also market to them directly even when they aren’t on your site.
Some of the most popular social media accounts have faced suspension and even had their accounts deleted for posting something that went against the stringent rules of a social site. How many of us have worked hard building up our numbers on social media and then lost access to our fans and followers for up to 30 days? With your own website you make the rules, you decide what’s appropriate to post where. No more frustration.
Besides, why have your fans bouncing from one social media site to another when even with the most basic of websites, you can integrate them all in. Having your social media posts available on your website give fans a chance to keep us with what they’ve missed, but also keeps them on your website longer.
Stop allowing social media sites like Facebook and Instagram to limit your interaction with people. Even worse, stop letting social media sites limit your ability to make money off your fan base. There are free platforms like Tumblr and Wix you can use to make a free website. If you should choose to use a platform like Tumblr or Wix then please, spring for the $2-$5 a year it will cost to buy a personal domain name and attach it to your site. It will look a lot more professional.
What good is a project, service or promotion if no one knows about it? It is hard getting attention when you’re new to an industry. Sapphire specializes in helping newcomers to the entertainment industry gain new followers and fans.
I just love being able to highlight and showcase talented people. There’s something about watching others shine that brings Me a real inner joy and peace. I think because in so many way I’ve achieved My dreams I love other dreamers.
Yesterday the new issue of London LeBlanc Magazine was released featuring two interviews I conducted. This is the third issue of London LeBlanc I’ve written for. I’m so happy to be able to offer talent not only the opportunity to be featured here but also in print.
I am working so hard to get the name Sapphire Spotlight on Talent out there and I can see it starting to pay off. Combining My writing with My love of promoting talent is bringing more people to the site daily. More people to the site mean more opportunities for people to see you and your talent when it’s YOUR turn to be here.
Our current Model of the Month Hannah Moore is not ONLY currently in New York to walk for New York Fashion week but she is also featured in the February issue of London LeBlanc Magazine that was released yesterday.
I can’t wait to see who will be next to be featured. Will it be you????
86 Blvd is trying something new and it’s looking for models. 86 Blvd is usually extremely sensuous and sexy but it’s looking to tone done a little and become more mainstream. Are you fashion forward and still sexy? Submit to email above .
I have a new Spotlight on Talent Interview lined up here for next week with an Actor/Photographer I met. He has been in the acting career on and off Broadway for 30 years. I’m steady grinding so you can shine.
When submitting your information to websites and talent agencies it’s imperative that you introduce yourself in an eye catching way. Along with promo photos and/or package most companies will ask you to submit a bio. Your bio is what tells people who you are and what you have accomplished in your field of expertise.
Your bio will more than likely be compared to that of many others as whoever goes through the auditing process weeds out the best of the best. If you bio is boring or less than full, it may end up in the reject pile. Showcase yourself in the best way possible.
The first thing to remember is to IDENTIFY YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE. If you are submitting to be a model in a magazine your bio should include any training you’ve had as a model, any major opportunities you had a chance to be a part of, any videos, publications or fashion shows you have been a part of and your hobbies and interests. It is better your bio is a little wordy than sparse.
Another key point is to WRITE IN THIRD PERSON. Your bio should read as if someone else wrote it, even if you carefully thought out every word yourself. Introduce yourself as someone else would. Your bio should start with your name at the beginning of the first sentence followed by what you are known for. IE: Sexy Sapphire is a former model and writer from Baltimore.
Have you been a part of any major productions, a band, a modeling group anything where you performed or received accolades? This is where you LIST YOUR NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Showcase those skills and let people know you’re more than a title, you’re action.
SHOW YOUR HUMAN SIDE. Its important that balance is a part of our lives AND our bio. People need to see that you’re not all work but have a little fun in your life too. Share a few hobbies and interest or charities that you are a member of.
DON’T LEAVE THEM WANTING MORE. This is not a time to just tell people how awesome you are but also a way of letting them know how to book you and all your awesomeness. Don’t forget to tell them where to find you. Close with your website or social media information and your contact email.
So I’m working hard to continue to build this site. We just celebrated our one year anniversary and while it’s not quite where I want it to be it’s getting there. I’m happy to announce that I’ve partnered with an international magazine, London LeBlanc Magazine to offer you even more exposure.
I interviewed a plus sized model/designer from Ohio and a Emcee/Producer group from Baltimore. They came out great. If you’re interested in being featured here on the site or possibly in the magazine feel free to email Me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
1.) Tell us Sicxfive, how did you start rapping and how long have you been perfecting your craft?
I started rapping from a base of poetry. I was always good with words and wordplay and loved the power of word usage.
In High School I was more the ghost writer and didn’t want the spot light. As I embraced my gifts I then started to enter open Mics and contest and freestyle on military bases. Once I got the good response that I received it just motivated me to go further.
2.) Who were/are your biggest musical influences?
My biggest influence musically were Biggie, Tupac, JayZ, Wu Tang, Outkast, NWA, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder.
Currently I check for some new acts like Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Weezy, 2Chainz, A$ap, etc…
3.) You were what we call and “army brat” growing up. Did your fathers military career encourage you to enlist yourself?
Coming from where I came from, inner city Philadelphia, I didn’t see many options coming out of school. I didn’t understand how I could afford to go to college coming from a poverty stricken household. I knew my parents couldn’t afford it and they never took the time to explain how I could go to college. So I looked at the military as my escape and chance to not fit the statistics.
4.) What is it like as an artist to be stationed so far overseas where your passion of making music can not be easily fulfilled?
It’s painful….I really love the creative experience of writing and getting in the booth. I enjoy finding the right feel and voice to fit the track. I enjoy music..the good and the bad.
5.) What do you think of the state of mainstream hip hop and rap today?
I think the current state of hip hop is on a downturn. It’s not lyrically appealing to me on the whole. Yes there are some who are outstanding but the majority are not groundbreaking and won’t be around 2 years from now. And for the record I like some non-lyrical rap also.
6.) You rap with a level of consciousness not displayed by many artist today. Do you think not rapping about the stereotypical street life will help boost or deter your mainstream appeal?
I just try to rap about my reality. I am from the streets, the hood, the ghetto. I was raised around drug dealers, drug users, robbers, gangs and gangsters, pimps. The whole gambit. But I don’t lie about my stats. I totally fine being who and what I am and letting the fans know that there is more to the hood and streets than pure ignorance.
It may hurt my sales and it may be a tougher road but it’s my truth.
7.) I see you write poetry as well. Do you ever plan to release a poetry project?
I actually had someone contact me about doing it and I was surprised by it. I mean I am open to sharing my personal thoughts and ideas and verses but it will have t be in the right way. But in the near future I may release a concept I have that I think would really move the needle.
8.) What advice would you give to someone trying to get started in the music industry?
Believe in you.
Be ready to work.
Trust in your mental ear.
Listen to ya engineers and producers.
Get rid of all yes men around you.
9.) Any upcoming projects or events we should look out for?
Currently looking to release 3-4 new singles in lead up to my project in 2016.
When I look at the site it’s hard for Me to believe I started this as a little side project a year ago. I just wanted some place to share and promote things that mattered to Me that didn’t correlate with the adult entertainment side of My business. I can’t say that the site has matched My vision YET but for one year it sure has done better than I expected.
Having the responsibility of finding talent led Me to pay attention to things I hadn’t before and that opened so many doors for Me. I had been so focused on Myself for so long that taking time to focus on others has given Me immeasurable pleasure.
Last week I teamed up with London Le Blanc Magazine and now will be a contributing writer monthly starting December 2015. I’ve been given 2 pages a month for 2 separate interviews or articles. I’m so excited, that gives Me the opportunity to offer not only the opportunity to be featured here but to be published as well. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing a Playboy Playmate as well for a different magazine. All I do is to bring attention back to sites like this and My other personal projects. All I do is to promote and offer the best resources to you. You can follow London Le Blanc on Facebook at
I’ve also decided to add a new section to the site for 2016, Sapphire’s Jewel and I will feature a model a month. Look out for new site design and updates. Happy Thanksgiving you guys and don’t forget SUBMIT TO BE FEATURED OR GET YOUR MUSIC PLAYED ON THE SITE at email@example.com
Have you ever felt stuck in the life you’ve created for yourself? Your life may be going just fine on the surface, you’re employed, you’re managing to pay your bills, you have a wonderful spouse. But you live the same routine every day, day in and day out only daydreaming about the life you wished you lived. At some point in time we all find that we feel stuck. The question is how long will you allow yourself to go on like that. Will you ever pursue your dreams and be real to your authentic self or will you just go on living a mediocre life?
We all have bills to play , we all have responsibilities and many of us have excuses for why we are not living the life we dream of living. Some of the biggest excuses we give ourselves for not chasing our dreams are
Not enough free time
Wont pay enough to survive
Not enough outside support
It’s never been done before so it’s impossible
The reality is that whether we pursue our passions or allow them to lie dormant they are always in the forefront of our minds. When something is is your blood, in your heart, no matter how much you try to push the thought of it aside you will not be able to shake what’s inside of you.
There will be people who tell you you’re crazy. People will not always see your vision and that’s perfectly fine. Everyone is not meant to see, feel or understand what you do. For that very reason alone, because you may have something unique, maybe even innovative to add to the world you must be willing to follow the little voice inside guiding you towards your dream life.
It won’t be easy. Change never is, fear can ground even the mos talented, passionate individual. Fear of change, fear of inadequacy and even fear of success is a huge deterrent for some. I guarantee it will take some 20 hour days, some sleepless nights, it may even take a year worth of ramen noodles and boiled eggs for dinner but the journey towards your authentic self is it’s own reward. Some of the most important reasons for pursuing your passions and living to your own authentic self and include but aren’t limited to
One of the things people regret most at the end of their lives are the chances that they didn’t take in life.
You will never feel complete by trying to live to someone else’s standards of success. Defining what success means for yourself allows you to not just pursue a goal but enjoy the journey towards it.
Pursuing what your or others see as an unrealistic goal to so many others will teach you more about life than any training class for a dead end job. The person who has failed 100 times is 100 times more knowledgeable than the person who hasn’t even tried once.
Following your dreams will inspire those around you to reach for higher goals. If you have children this is extra important because it’s imperative that we teach our children to dream and that all things are possible through hard work, dedication and flexibility.
Pursuing your dream doesn’t mean you have to quit your job or let your family starve. It does mean that you will have to be willing to sacrifice a little and add new habits to your routine. You have to be willing to keep pushing even if everyone around you thinks you’re stark raving mad. Rome wasn’t built in a day so don’t expect your life to suddenly change because you picked up a paint brush, a hammer or instrument. Pursuing your passion is a journey towards finding yourself. The joy is not in the destination but the road you travel along the way.
Those with little money, little free time or maybe too many excuses can find ways to easily incorporate their passion int their daily lives.
Sports enthusiast? Injured or a little old to play? If you can’t play, coach! Volunteer with a local school, church or community center. You never know what opportunities it may lead to.
Get up a hour earlier each day and set that time aside to practice or focus on your passion.
Check local community colleges, community centers and churches for free or discounted workshops OR the opportunity to teach one yourself.
Take advantage of opportunities to show off your passions, whether it’s speaking to a group on a topic related to your passion, volunteering or preparing something to sell or perform at local farmers markets, festivals and amateur showcases.
There are many other ways to work your passion into your daily life. You may not be able to jump right into your dream job or position but the more you immerse yourself in your passion the closer you get each day. You open yourself to opportunities that you never will get sitting on the couch wondering what if.
Any goal is achievable when the right amount of determination, dedication, time and effort are applied. If I could leave with with a few last words of advice I’d remind you that
A Plan of action is key. Set S.M.A.R.T. goals S (Specific) M (Measurable) A (Attainable) R (Realistic) T (Timely)
Don’t focus as much on the destination as you do on the journey
Ignore the naysayer. Everyone is not meant to see your vision.
Define success on your own terms. You hold the key to your happiness, not your friends, family or the strangers who make up our society.
Need more motivation to follow your passions? Check out the articles below. These people made the leap from living mediocre day to day lives and are now living their dreams.