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The huge modeling and casting site Explore Talent recently celebrated a 5 year anniversary and last week had it’s first ever Explore Talent member networking party at one of Hollywood’s top clubs, Sunset One. The guest list consisted of Explore Talent members in the Los Angeles area as well as top celebs, casting agents and producers.

In attendance were reps of Victoria’s Secret, Loreal, Sunset Tan and Dancing with the Stars. Producer John Paul Rice (One Hour Fantasy Girl) was there on the lookout for talent for a new movie he is planning to shoot in early 2009 and comedians Tom Green and Arsenio Hall were hanging out with the crowd. Leif Garrett was seen hanging out and talked a bit about his Tru Tv gig and gave tips for aspiring actors.

The place was packed with models, aspiring models, actors and reality TV stars. Lucy Suicide from the Web hit Suicide Girls spent a minute giving her tips as well.

There is a Mixer scheduled for this weekend in Hollywood for Models, actors and casting directors. The red carpet event is being put on by and

So I guess this weekend Explore Talent is Hosting a party at One Sunset. The party is supposed to be a mixer for aspiring models, casting agents, directors and other industry folks.

Victoria’s Secret, Loreal and many others will be there. Sunset Tan will be there looking for a new girl, dancing with the stars will be there as well. There will also be a few movie producers there looking for actors and talent for 2 new films

The party seems like fun, especially the painted models that will be walking around in nothing but body paint. the invite Explore Talent sent to their members along with the press release below


Join Explore Talent at the Largest Industry Networking Event of the Year

Hollywood, CA – Explore Talent, the world’s largest online talent resource with 2.2  Million members; will break out of cyberspace to host the industry’s largest live networking event of the year at the exclusive One Sunset club in West Hollywood, California on Friday, November 21, 2008.

Explore Talent along with special guests from Dancing with the Stars, Sunset Tan television shows and co-host, Bullets 4 Peace, will present to the show-biz industry a unique opportunity to mingle in-person with established casting directors, actors, models, singers, designers, agents, film producers, and other celebrities. The red carpet will roll out at 9 p.m.

Please reply with your RSVP if you have any questions feel free to call or email.

The latest news from the internet’s largest talent community and audition sites. Last week we heard that Explore Talent had hit 2 million members, today, it looks like they are at 2 million plus 30 thousand, definately a huge pool of acting and modeling talent.

August 21, 2008 — Explore Talent hits 2 million members making it the largest online talent community
on the planet.

Also, looks like the 2 million milestone came right around Explore Talent’s 5 year B-Day. Congrats to Explore Talent. is celebrating its 5-year anniversary this month by launching it’s new site. The new and improved went through a slick redesign, revamped navigation, updated their logo and added many new features, services and sections. ‘We have been working on the new site for almost a year now, every time we thought we had it done,

we found something new we wanted to add for our members. We were thrilled to get it completed in time for our 5 year anniversary,’ explains Don Hinder, Marketing Manager.

In July of 2003 Explore Talent began its journey to unite the modeling/acting and music communities from the entire United States into a centralized online talent pool and community that covers every city in every state. Explore Talent began with a skeleton office crew and a handful of members and has grown into the largest online talent community on the planet with almost 2 million registered members. Over the last 5 years Explore Talent has expanded its services and offerings, most recently to include tools for musicians such as unlimited music and video file uploads.

The online Community is for both Talent and Casting Agents. Models, actors, dancers and musicians use the site to find work, answer casting calls and network with peers while casting agents can search through millions of portfolios to fill specific roles and post upcoming auditions.

The site adds new casting calls, auditions and gigs as they come in with over 25k new jobs listed every month covering every city of the US and Canada, 10 times that of any other talent website. As the sites membership and amount of open calls and jobs grew, a new system called CastMatch was created. CastMatch takes into account the specific requirements for the casting call such as specific age, gender, ethnicity or market. CastMatch then selects from the talent pool all those that fit the casting requirements. Members specify their own criteria and interests, when CastMatch finds a match, it immediately notifies the member about the job.

CastMatch makes sure that members only get the castings that interest them as well as those they physically fit. CastMatch saves time for everyone, members do not need to sort through things of little interest to them and casting agents only get replies from people who meet their exact needs.
Explore Talent community members can be assured that they will not miss a casting call or audition even if they have not logged into the site for a few days. CastMatch emails members the jobs as they come in. For new members, the site offers a 7-day free of CastMatch and other premium services.

Read the rest of the Explore Talent news article

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