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Best Western – North Haven, CT



Applications and registration forms are found at the website

Talent America, the nation’s longest running entertainment industry showcase/competition gives undiscovered talent the opportunity to perform in front of legitimate agents, managers, casting directors, choreographers and music industry professionals. Preliminaries are held throughout the country. Contestants are invited to perform at the national competition held July 10th-12th in NYC.

  • Talent America is open to ages 3-99. Categories are divided into vocal, acting, dance, modeling and novelty. There are subcategories under each category such as Acting – cold readings, etc.
  • There were 230 callbacks resulting in 18 signed contracts at last year’s national competition. Many of today’s biggest names got their start at Talent America.


Sunday, April 26th- Best Western, North Haven, CT

– 201 Washington Avenue –

Check In – 8:45, Start: 10:00am



Past Judges have included:

  • Terry Bader Bostaji, Wilhelmina Kids and Teens, NYC
  • Emma Alterreid, Abrams Artists
  • Susan and Ann Wright, Ann Wright Representatives
  • Robyn Acarino, Nouveaux Talent
  • Liz Tobin, L.T.Model & Talent
  • Rod Uriate, Virgin Records, Europe
  • Lisbeth Andresen, CTP Casting
  • Kathy Backer, Karin Curves
  • Deborah Colony, Bad Cat Records
  • Pamela Corrente, Pam’s People
  • Caroline Ghazar, Model Club
  • Carmelita Frazier, Band management
  • Bob Marks, Robert marks Vocal Techniques
  • Tobe Gibson, Director, Young Talent, Inc.
  • Shirley Grant, Shirley Grant Management
  • Violet Holmes, Director Rockettes, Emeritus
  • Jan Jarrett, Jan J. Agency
  • Jo Jordan, Jo Jordan Talent Agency
  • Karen Kaiser, Steve Horn Productions
  • Ayn Lauren, S.E.M. & M.
  • Karen Lee, Pauline’s Model Management
  • Maxine Lewis, Apollo Theatre/NYC
  • Erin Lundgin, Elite Models
  • Erica Bines, Headline Talent Agency
  • Holly McBride, Entertainment Manager, Disney
  • Ginger Dicce, Dicce Management
  • Lisa Price, The Price Group
  • Arlene McGovern, Goodwin & McGovern
  • Lois Miller, Star Talent
  • Bebe Monahan, Ford Model Agency
  • Jeanne Niederlitz, Niederlitz & Steele
  • H. Shep Pamplin, Oppenheim & Christie & Assoc
  • Richard Rosenwald, Richard Rosenwald Associates
  • Gary Shaffer, Casting Director & Upstart Management
  • Barry Shapiro, Herman Lipson Casting
  • Nick Scandalios, Nederlander Theatre
  • Carol Ross, Author of Cosmo. article “So You Want to be a Rec. Star”


Representatives from the following and many others

  • William Morris Agency
  • Stephen Draper Agency
  • NY-LA-NASH Entertainment
  • Bill Cooper Assoc. Inc
  • Broadway Dance Center
  • Sheryl Robinson, CHoreographer
  • Guy Lebon
  • Kelmen-Luth Entertainment
  • 413 Talents Unltd
  • T&I Casting
  • Raw Cream Music
  • Monty Silver Agency
  • Collier TV Seminar
  • The Linhardt Group
  • Hoft Enterprises
  • Ron Milke, Milke Productions
  • Edna Panaggio
  • Mildred Grant
  • Luigi’s Dance Center
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