The insider's guide to getting your multi-culti kid a career in modeling
Tichanda Thompson is a multi-talented entrepreneur whose professional career spans the fields of fashion, beauty, entertainment and technology. She has honed her skills in marketing, sales, design event planning and media management over the past 15 years with companies like Maybelline, Jordache, The Children's Place, Jones Apparel Group and Li & Fung.
An accomplished fashion and graphic designer having designed collections that are sold in Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, Sears, JC Penney. She has worked with designers and stylists like Epperson and June Ambrose.
As a correspondent and freelance writer her work has been published at Mom.com, The Ybf.com, Maybelline.com, GirlontheStreet.com, as well as the Examiner.com where she was the Newark Fashion Examiner. She has covered and interviewed numerous celebrities for movie premiers, album release parties, and fashion events.
Tichanda served as a Producer with Yellow Dog Productions a full service film and photography company that works with Getty Images, the world reknowned photo agency. Her duties included everything from scouting talent and locations to wardrobe and prop styling. She has also produced shoots for Cultura Images, a London based stock company. Tichanda also maintains her own family of blogs and websites including MochaBabyModels.com, a site for parents of color who are interested in breaking their children into the modeling and entertainment business.
Model, Mom & MBA
Tichanda is an accomplished model/actress having landed roles in ads and commercials for McDonalds, Graco, American Airlines, TV One, All State Insurance, Ab Roller as well as in publications like Essence, Ebony, Pregnancy and Newborn, Brides Noir, and Womens Wear Daily. She is also a mompreneur currently managing the budding career of her 3 boys.
Caleb and Bryce have been featured in ads and commercials for Babies R Us, All State Insurance, NJ Healthfirst, Graco as well as stock photography for Jose Alvarez Studios and Getty Images to name a few.
Tichanda recently relocated to Memphis, TN with her husband Vaughn and her sons Caleb, Bryce and Dean.
CAST INC NYC is looking for a number of talent types for Johnson & Johnson! See details below!
WHEN: Shooting Week of February 24th (2 day shoot)
CASTING: ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19th BY REQUEST ONLY
(ONLY SUBMIT TALENT AVAILABLE FOR CASTING DATE Talent must be local enough to drive in.)
WHERE:Location New York City
WHO: All Ethnicities Welcome! Babies 0-6 Month Only KidsCousins/Big Sister Ages 5-10 open to all genders.
Adults PARENTS: New parents (ages 24-30 bullseye 26). OPEN to babies with their actual parents/grandparents (if they FIT THE SPEC)
GRANDPARENTS Ages 60+, open to all genders. Gray hair should be noticable. If female, long hair is preferred. GRAY HAIR A MUST! Personality should feel warm, comforting and positive when on camera. Smooth, well-maintained hands is a must. No dry skin, calluses etc. Wrinkles to cue age are ok.
PAY: ALL TALENT WILL BE PAID A DAY RATE plus USAGE FEE IF BOOKED.
**Some talent will be expected to play different roles and will be compensated with an extra session fee.
HOW TO SUBMIT: Please submit: Julia@castincnyc.com Include: Name Age Location 2 current, clear photos.
Netflix show “Stranger Things“ is going into production for yet another season of the very popular TV series and if you live in or around the Atlanta area, your child may have a shot at getting cast as a background actor / extra on the new season!
Casting directors for the show are holding a general casting call for extras. Here are a few tips you need to know to submit your child:
National Geographic is in the middle of production on “Genius: Aretha Franklin” featuring Cynthia Erivo and they are looking for babies! See casting breakdown below!
Location: Atlanta area, GA
NEWBORN BABY ARETHA: Male or Female, able to portray AFRICAN AMERICAN, 15 days to 5 months (to portray a 3 day old, so older is OK if they are multiples or preemies), parent should be comfortable having our lead actor hold baby(ies) as if they are a newborn Aretha Franklin.
Will consider boys and girls as long as parent is comfortable with boy playing a girl. PREFER TWINS or MULTIPLES but will consider single babies also
If you fit this description, please email child(ren) first & last name, parent first & last name, phone number, baby(ies) length, weight, age and Date of Birth and a couple RECENT photos ASAP to: GENIUS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
Please put NEWBORN BABY ARETHA in the subject line.