Selling Stardom: Aspiring actors are reeled in by talent listing firms - 2015-12-10

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F47.png Selling Stardom: Aspiring actors are reeled in by talent listing firms December 10, 2015, Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times

Rita Reimers, 54, runs a cat-sitting service in Charlotte, N.C. But what she really wants to do is act. Breaking into show business seemed nearly impossible, until she saw an online pitch for Explore Talent.

The company's website promises access to casting calls and audition opportunities, billing itself as the "world's largest talent resource." Reimers said she signed up for the service about a decade ago, but canceled her membership when the acting gigs didn't materialize.

Then last year, she said she got a call from an Explore representative, who said he could land her an audition for a Tom Cruise film — if she renewed her membership.

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{{cite news | first = Daniel | last = Miller | title = Selling Stardom: Aspiring actors are reeled in by talent listing firms | url = https://www.latimes.com/business/la-et-selling-stardom-one-source-talent-explore-talent-firms-20151210-story.html | work = Los Angeles Times | date = December 10, 2015 | accessdate = March 12, 2022 }}