Singapore’s got talent—but someone’s got to unearth the many gifted individuals in this small island. Talentz Inc. is an agency that believes in the star next door.
Talentz Inc. was started in March 2009 by entrepreneur S.N. Koh. The talent agency and training business was born out of a desire to equip young people interested in media and entertainment with the skills to fulfill their dreams.
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Through mentorship, training and guidance, Talentz Inc. aims to develop the potential of these actors, models and singers, so they can gain exposure in the entertainment industry, locally and internationally.
Every Talentz Inc. artist is put through training before being sent out for auditions or casting sessions. The trainers the agency engages are high profile names such as DJ and artiste Danny Yeo, singer Sherlyn Chia, entrepreneur and beauty queen Genecia Luo, and lauded actor-director Chris Lee. These trainers expose the talents to industry standards in various areas, from etiquette to public speaking, to having a good walk, and even basic acting skills.
Talentz Inc. carefully matches auditions or jobs to the talent to increase each individual’s likelihood of getting shortlisted or picked for jobs.
Talentz Inc.’s talents fall into two groups: Young Talentz Inc. for artists aged 3 to 15, and Talentz Inc. for those 16 and above.
Talentz Inc. targets attractive individuals below 30 who have experience in modeling, acting or singing. While there is no signon fee, a portfolio is required before talents can be sent for any casting calls. A majority of talents under Talentz Inc. are also signed on after they have attended at least one of its acting/modeling/hosting/ singing workshops and the fee for each workshop ranges from S$100 to S$400.
Not even a year old, Talentz Inc. has seen impressive achievements, with many of its talents finishing in pole position for beauty pageants such as Miss Singapore International (Ashley Ng, 2nd runner up), Manhunt 2009 (Teo Yu Hao, winner) and Miss Singapore Earth (Deborah Chan, 2nd runner up). Talents have emerged winners in high-profile contests such as the Nuyou “Men We Love” Contest (Brian Liu) and Female’s “50 Most Gorgeous People” Contest (Annabel Tan, female category) and the Teen “Model Search” (Zechariah Koh, winner). Other talents have appeared in local television dramas, variety shows and films.
While the world of showbiz looks glamorous, it really involves a lot of hard work behind the scenes, and there is no guarantee of success. Talentz Inc. artist manager Priscilla Kua explains the agency’s stand: “It is important that talents remind themselves to work hard and remain grounded.”
Says Liu, “The opportunities I’ve gained through Talentz Inc. have undoubtedly contributed to the recent successes in my life. It has inspired me to believe I have something unique to offer.”
Talentz Inc. is on the constant lookout for outstanding talent. To find out more, contact Talentz Inc at firstname.lastname@example.org.