From New York, LA, Chicago, Sydney, South Africa, Baltimore, Tokyo, Wilmington, Paris, Atlanta, Toronto, Miami, New Orleans, Milan; our industry pro connections travel from around the globe to attend Passport to Discovery because they know they can find exceptional and trained talent. But beyond scouting; you will find them during Passport to Discovery teaching workshops, guiding talent, providing real industry tips and advice, and presenting scholarships and awards; because they aren’t just committed to the Passport to Discovery brand, but the success of our contestants.
Abby Johnson – The Green Room
Abby Johnson’s most recent success stories include clients on hit TV shows including: Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Modern Family, Awkward, Matador, The Fosters, Scorpion and more!
Alexandra Feinberg – Alexandri Models – Russia
The first modeling agency to open in Russia, Alexandri has established a client base that is tough to compare. Three years after opening, they grew internationally, and instantly opened a branch in Los Angeles and another in Milan. Their models have booked campaigns for Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Bebe, Guess, Tom Ford, and Miss Sixty, and have been featured in Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Marie Claire.
Angelo Lanza – Mandala Creative Productions – Italy
Italian fashion photographer, Angelo Lanza, founded the fashion magazine ROUND. He works with clients such as Roy Roger’s, Aeronautica Militare, Alessandr Dell’Acqua, and GPC. Angelo Lanza is represented in Italy by Mandala Creative Production. He also photographed a calendar of 2012 gold medal Olympians for Italian Military Aeronautics.
Annalisa Mellina – Nologo Mgmt – Italy
Milan, Italy; Nologo Mgmt is one of Milan’s top modeling agencies. During her career, she has been working with clients like Giorgio Armani, Etro, Trussardi, Prada, Balenciaga, and Calvin Klein, managing the image of top models in the Italian market and abroad. She takes active part in the selection and scouting process, and she is constantly looking for brand new faces to be promoted at global level for editorials, runways, shootings and commercials.
Anthony McMurray – New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts – NYC
New York, NY; Anthony McMurray is the Director of Admission at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. NYCDA is seeking both male and female talent, ages 16 and older, who are committed to the acting industry and looking for intensive collegiate level acting training in film and TV. Their students can be seen on all major networks, including major roles in Glee, Smash, Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, Game of Thrones, White Collar, The Walking Dead, Dallas and many more. Alumni have also been seen in the films Footloose, Star Trek: Into the Darkness, World War Z, and Pitch Perfect to name a few.
Arthur Massei – Massei Management – NYC
New York, NY; Arthur Massei is the owner of Massei Management and has been in the business for 20 years. He is looking for talent for TV/film, on camera commercials and print. Some of his clients include CBS, FOX, ABC, Lionsgate/Hulu, 20th Century Fox, 7UP, Federal Express, IBM, Ford, Campbell’s Soup, and Verizon. He currently represents Adam Edwards, guest star on the new TV series Taxi Brooklyn, Nik Kontomanolis, co-star on Believe, Black Box, and web series DeadBeat, and Marc Raco, co-star on Blue Bloods.
Cinda Snow – Snow Entertainment – LA
Los Angeles, CA; Cinda (mother of Pitch Perfect actress, Brittany Snow) established Snow Entertainment to encourage and guide young talent and their parents by managing, producing, and consulting to help them navigate their journey in becoming a successful actor. Previous PTD alum, Jared Albah, was placed in a Virgin Airlines commercial, and 2013 PTD competitor, Patrick Donovan, was booked in the HBO series, Veep, and in Evil Twin on Investigation Discovery.
Constance Tillotson – LA Management – LA
Los Angeles, LA; As an actor, writer, director and producer, talent manager, Constance guides actors in all facets of the Entertainment Business. She manages actors and writers, coaches and media trains a very select clientele. From feature films to series regulars, her list of her actors’ credits are long. Saniyya Sidney is the lead in the highly anticipated FOX show “The Passage.” Last year, Sidney went the Academy Awards for her work in the film “Fences” as well as for the film “Hidden Figures” which also won the SAG Award for “Best Ensemble.” Teilor Grubbs, “Hawaii-50” eight season. Her client, Shelby Simmons, will soon be seen as the lead in the Netflix new show “Prince of Peoria.” And her client, Harrison Holzer, is the lead in the recently released, trending at number one Netflix movie “The After Party.” Her clients credits include leads, series regulars & guest stars on: “Goliath,” “black-ish,” “Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History,” “American Horror Story.” “Roots,” “My Friend Dahmer,” “Game Shakers,” “Scandal,” “NCIS,” “Law & Order,” “Hunger Games,” “Better Living Through Chemistry” with Sam Rockwell, “Boardwalk Empire,” “Sex Tape,” “Modern Family,” “The Middle,” “Hangover,” “Supernatural,” “Empire,” and Marvel’s “Agents of Shield.” Her client, Alan Wenkus is the Oscar nominated writer for “Straight Outta Compton.” She is an executive producer of the new ABC show he created and is currently developing the first season. She is the CEO of the renown Sterling Studio. And a top industry pick for private coach.
Damian Tomczak – VNY Models – NYC
New York, NY; VNY Models has been known for being a power boutique agency that discovered supermodel Sean O’Pry. VNY’s reputation of working extra hard and getting speedy results is what makes this boutique agency unique. They have created male and female supermodels, such as Barbizon graduate, Jordan Richardson, who has appeared in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, H&M, L’Oreal, and Levi, along with magazines like Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and Cosmo Girl.