I am the Vice President of Talent Services. I train the scouts, as well as help everyone in the office with their daily duties and make sure everything is set for open calls. I also make sure the office is ready at the beginning of each day for appointments.
How long have you been working here?
A week and 4 days. I started as a model and after attending the event in September, I decided to come down here for a day job, and Alycia Kaback hired me. I started as talent, then moved to scout, then scout instructor. I really enjoyed scouting and I had a blast doing it. I scouted a ton of people and the people I scouted have had a ton of success themselves.
My advice to new scouts would be to work hard and to leave the sense of entitlement at the door.
What do you like about working here?
I like the people and the possibility of meeting someone famous any day and the networking opportunities that are provided.
What are your thoughts on company and what it does?
I love the company and the way that it helps people achieve their dreams in the entertainment business.
Who is the most interesting person you’ve met so far?
It would definitely be Alycia Kaback because of how personable she is and that she is literally a people person. She doesn’t think she is too big or too important to talk to anybody and she gives everyone respect. She is very real and keeps it 100% by treating you how you treat her.
Who do you hope to one day meet?
Adam Sandler and Spike Lee, since they are my heroes. I saw comedies growing up and that is how I became interested in comedy. Adam Sandler, Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy inspired me to pursue comedy and my ultimate goal would be to become a paid comedian. Right now, I’m in the practice stages and perform 3 times a week.
What do you like to do outside of working?
I like to spend time with my family, perform comedy and poetry, and write. I also like modeling, acting, and the movies. I would love to be in Spike Lee’s next motion picture if I could.
What do you think of the VIP Talent Connect Summits and what they offer to people?
I think it is a life changing experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity. For anyone who has any interest in the entertainment business, this is something you will never be able to get on your own and it’s something that only Alycia Kaback can provide. It could change your career.
What type of music do you like to listen to?
I like Alicia Keys, Nas, and Erykah Badu.
Do you have any actors that you like?
I like Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler because they all give great performances every time they perform.
Do you have a motto you live by?
Go for it. You never fail if you don’t try and you never succeed if you don’t try. I would rather do something I love and get paid nothing than get paid everything and be miserable.
Who is your inspiration and why?
I aspire to be a great entertainer like Adam Sandler, Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy.
What do you hope to take away from working here?
I want to come away with more knowledge of the industry, more connections and more experience.
To sign-up for modeling, acting and or music please visit The It Factor Productions at http://www.theitfactorproductions.com