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Aug 14

COMEDIAN GENO BISCONTE NOW REPRESENTED BY COLBY KMM

Geno BisconteTHE IT FACTOR PRODUCTIONS IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT GENO BISCONTE IS NOW REPRESENTED BY COLBY KMM

Comedian and on-air personality Geno Bisconte is now represented by Colby KMM for speaking engagements, comedy bookings and commercial print opportunities.

Bisconte has been described by fellow comics as a “fast talking wise guy that you just have to love.” This five-year veteran of the Philadelphia and Washington DC comedy circuit now brings his talents to the New York City club scene. In addition to being a regular panelist on The Artie Lange Show, he has been the opening act for Artie Lange’s standup across the country, and has been a reoccurring guest on The Howard Stern Show.

VIPTalentConnect_FBHighlights_Smaller 774“I wish the readers could see my face when I say this because I am very enthusiastic about being signed with Colby KMM!” said Bisconte. “Alycia Kaback sees my my potential, and I know that’s going to help me further my act, which is my kid, and I just want the best for it.”

Geno was a speaker and one-on-one mentor at this past Saturday’s VIP Talent Connect Networking Event at Scholastic in New York, N.Y. During his speech about “owning what you do,” he also balanced it with his standup routine, which had the attendees in shock and belts of laughter.

Geno is also a part of Alycia Kaback’s Anti-Bullying Campaign.

“I just got tired of working with people who treated me as a commodity rather than seeing me as an opportunity,” said Bisconte. “After the VIP Event going so well this past weekend, it dawned on me – why am I not working with these people? So I decided to reach out.”

To book Geno Bisconte for your event as a speaker, or for his standup act, please contact Colby KMM’s main booking manager Goldie at goldie@colbykmm.com.

 GENO BISCONTE’S SIZZLE REEL:


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Aug 14

RECAP OF THE 2014 VIP TALENT CONNECT NETWORKING EVENT AT SCHOLASTIC

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Another successful edition of the VIP Talent Connect Networking Event, hosted by The It Factor Productions and Alycia Kaback, took place this past Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Scholastic Auditorium and Greenhouse in New York, N.Y.

VIPTalentConnect_FBHighlights_Smaller 759Aspiring talent from along the east coast, and even talent from across the country, attended this year’s VIP Talent Connect event, where they were instantly connected to the decision-makers in the entertainment industry.

The talent got to listen to and engage in Q&As with all of the speakers, and even got to meet one-on-one with them to “pick their brains,” and exchange contacts for long-term mentoring.

Of course, the event was emceed the by one and only Bill Apter, professional wrestling journalist of over 40 years, who segued the speakers with jokes and personable introductions.

Throughout the networking portion, a number of talent were signed on the spot or had digitals taken to be reviewed, and a number have set up interviews with agencies and casting directors.

This year’s speakers and mentors included Santino Fontana (Prince Hans of Disney’s Frozen), Teri Bostaji (Director Kids and Teens at Wilhelmina Models), Marthe Reynolds (Former VP of Island Def Jam Music Group), David Doan (Theatrical Agent at CESD Talent Agency), Dina Torre (On-Camera Agent at GenerationTV), Lindsey Drucker (Casting Assistant at Central Casting), New York Times Best Selling Author Kristine Gasbarre, James Ragan (Screenwriter for Paramount Pictures), Fuji Ruiz (Manager at IMG Worldwide), Robert Russell (Former VP of Warner Brothers Casting), and many more.

Alycia Kaback and The It Factor Productions staff has already started planning the next VIP Talent Connect Networking Event, which will take place Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Scholastic. Are you ready to be discovered and make connections with decision makers in the entertainment industry? Sign up for an in-office evaluation, today!


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Jul 14

Alex auditions for NBC’s Bad Judge

Colby KMM‘s Alex of Colby Models (high fashion division of the agency) has a reading today for a role in NBC‘s comedy Bad Judge. Good luck!

Read more about The It Factor Productions’ Colby KMM success stories here. If you’re ready to start your career in modeling, acting, music or dance, you can get started here.


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Jul 14

CHRISTOPHER HALASZ ATTENDS TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION SCREENING IN NYC

The It Factor Productions: Transformers: Age of ExtinctionCOLBY KMM TALENT INVITED DAY-OF TO THE TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION SCREENING

Things move quick in the entertainment industry – when you know the right people to be connected to the right people!

Three of our Colby KMM talent had lunch with Ryan Colby, President of Colby Models (the high fashion division of Colby KMM), and writer/producerTom Desanto.

For those of you who do not recognize that name: DeSanto is a writer/producer behind some of the biggest franchises in movie history (X-MenTransformers). DeSanto’s films have grossed more than $3.3 billion dollars worldwide with a per film average of over $550 million at the box office, in addition to billions more in merchandising. Huge, right?

Lunch led to a same-day invitation by DeSanto to the Transformers: Age of Extinction screening in NYC with friends and family of the production team and cast. This latest Transformers film stars Mark Wahlburg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer and Nicole Peltz.

MEET CHRISTOPHER HALASZ

While Colby KMM talent Quinten Curtis, Christopher Halasz and Benjamin Walter were all invited to go to the screening, both Benjamin and Quinten were booked for modeling an acting gigs that night, so Christopher attended with Ryan Colby.

“The screening was amazing,” said Halasz. “We had special tickets and they gave us the best seats in the house.”

Christopher has only been signed with Colby KMM since May. After meeting Ryan Colby, Christopher was immediately booked for jobs and meeting fashion industry leaders, traveling from New York to Nevada and back.

“Tom DeSanto was cool and showed up to lunch in a Star Wars t-shirt,” said Halasz. “He said that if I was across the table from him auditioning, he would feel confident working with me since I have experience, which was nice to hear.” Chris also mentioned that him and DeSanto would be getting together this weekend.

The right connections are so important in the modeling, acting and music industries. The heart of our company is to get you here and meeting the right people in order to boost your career.

For over seven years, The It Factor Productions has created thousands of success stories. Are you ready to be discovered? If you’re interested in becoming a model or actor, you can get started here.


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Jul 14

JAMES DEVINE IN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

James Devine Colby KMM RunwayCOLBY KMM TALENT JAMES DEVINE VISITS THE IT FACTOR PRODUCTIONS DURING RYAN COLBY’S MODELING 101 WORKSHOP

Colby KMM‘s rising star James DeVine stopped by The It Factor Productions’ office to catch up on some upcoming projects and reflect on others, as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film release date approaches, this August 8.

“What’s funny is that I work on both sides of the camera, so I got to be on-set working for that and in the movie with other Colby Models,” said DeVine. “We got to be fitness participants in a mock morning news report; it was a lot of fun, and we definitely got a little sunburnt.

Since DeVine started his modeling career in May of 2012, he has modeled for Cosmopolitan, Disney, Jack Threads, has been an extra in major television series such as 50 Cent’s STARZ programPower, and has walked the runway in New York, N.Y. and had modeled in Italy for G-Star jeans.

DeVine stopped into the office while Ryan Colby was in town to discuss his upcoming modeling gig in China, which would last for a month.

While DeVine is a client-favorite in front of the camera, his true passion is behind-the-scenes work. DeVine works as a studio technician for Time Inc., just after finishing up as an office production assistant for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

“The It Factor Productions and Colby KMM are connected to great people,” said DeVine. “They can definitely help you.”

 

Read more about The It Factor Productions’ Colby KMM success stories here. If you’re ready to start your career in modeling, acting, music or dance, you can get started here.

 


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Jul 14

Quinten for Paul Betenly

Colby KMM model Quinten C. of Colby Models (the high fashion division of the agency) was photographed for the Paul Betenly suits look book!

Read more about The It Factor Productions’ Colby KMM success stories here. If you’re ready to start your career in modeling, acting, music or dance, you can get started here.


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Jul 14

Ryan Colby gave a “Modeling 101″ workshop

This past Saturday, Ryan Colby of Colby Models (the high fashion division of Colby KMM) gave a “Modeling 101″ workshop to our Colby KMM talent. Colby Models Joe M. and Chris H. did a Q&A.

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS: http://bit.ly/RyanColbyModelingWorkshop

Read more about The It Factor Productions’ Colby KMM success stories here. If you’re ready to start your career in modeling, acting, music or dance, you can get started here.


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Jul 14

James DeVine talks about work in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Colby KMM talent James DeVine stopped by The It Factor Productions‘ office this past weekend to talk about TMNT Movie before heading to China to model.

 

Read more about The It Factor Productions’ Colby KMM success stories here. If you’re ready to start your career in modeling, acting, music or dance, you can get started here.


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Jul 14

Ben Walter with stars of Baywatch and RHONJ

Check out our Colby KMM model Ben Walter’s first paparazzi shot! He’s with Brande Roderick of Baywatch/Playboy and Danielle Staub of Real Housewives of New Jersey.

 

Read more about The It Factor Productions’ Colby KMM success stories here. If you’re ready to start your career in modeling, acting, music or dance, you can get started here.


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Jul 14

Colby Models representing Benjamin and Romain Briffe

Colby Models, the high fashion division of Colby KMM, is now representing pro handball players Benjamin and Romain Briffe!

Read more about The It Factor Productions’ Colby KMM success stories here. If you’re ready to start your career in modeling, acting, music or dance, you can get started here.