DETROIT, August 28, 2009 – Southfield, Mich. based The iGroup, the region’s leading model and talent agency, will host an open casting call to find undiscovered models for Fashion In Detroit’s (FID) inaugural high fashion runway event. Tony DiMambro, lead talent agent at The iGroup, made the announcement.
The casting call, which will take place on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at Stage 3 Productions, located at 27500 Donald Court in Warren, Michigan, is open to the public and will consider both men and women ages 14 to 30 for selection. No previous runway experience is required. Women must be within five feet eight inches and five feet eleven inches tall, while men must fall between five feet eleven inches and six feet three inches tall. Models must attend the open call with a headshot and a full-body photo, although they need not be professional prints. The casting call will run in two sessions on September 3rd, from 12–4 p.m. and from 5–9 p.m. Models may attend either session. Women should wear a skirt, form-fitting top and high heels, while men should come dressed in fitted jeans and a fitted shirt. In addition to their headshot, models will be asked to fill out their sizes before the audition. Models selected at the open call must attend a call back on the afternoon of September 9th at The iGroup in Southfield.
At the casting call, all candidates will have their headshots and sizes reviewed and, if selected, will be invited to walk for members of the FID Executive Committee, including Styleline Editor and FID Host Karen Buscemi and international fashion photographer Lians Jadan of LMstudios. The chosen models will be awarded spots on the runway for Fashion In Detroit and a one-year contract with The iGroup. Visit www.theigroup.com and select “Fashion in Detroit” for more information.
Fashion in Detroit is the first high-fashion event of this caliber in Michigan, celebrating the work of national and local designers. Created by Joe Faris, Season 5 top-six finalist of Bravo’s hit series Project Runway, the two-day inaugural event is ideally positioned as the highlight between the New York and Los Angeles Fashion Weeks. The show will be held at the Detroit Zoo on October 1-2, 2009 from 1-6 p.m. Tickets are available at www.fashionindetroit.com.
“The iGroup is excited to be a part of Fashion In Detroit,” said DiMambro. “We are looking forward to a great turnout next week and hopefully identifying some star-quality top models from Michigan to join our growing talent roster.”
About The iGroup
Southfield, Michigan-based The iGroup is Michigan’s premier model and talent agency and the leading agency in the state that represents exclusive union talent for SAG and AFTRA. SAG membership enables the agency’s talent to work on major Hollywood films that require union membership of all principle talent. Recently, The iGroup has secured roles for its exclusive actors in the following major studio films shot in Michigan: Stone, The Irishman, Flipped, Gran Torino, Whip It, Up In The Air, Gifted Hands, Intent, Butterfly Effect 3, Demoted, Youth in Revolt, High School and Miss January. The iGroup’s expansive resume consists of more than a decade of experience representing the highest caliber talent in the region. From actors to broadcast veterans, product specialists to fashion models, The iGroup is the go-to agency that advertisers and casting directors turn to for their film, television, and commercial productions; voice over projects; auto and trade show events; print advertising campaigns and fashion shows. The iGroup also exclusively represents both Miss Michigan U.S.A. and Miss Teen Michigan U.S.A.