A TV drama being filmed with Talent Club members
|In 2006 we are
re-launching this range of clubs after a short break.
Up until 1999 we had within the UK a large range of clubs covering this area,
with different clubs for actors, singers. entertainers, models, dancers,
directors, producers, scriptwriters, technical people such as camera operators
and sound people and more. These all ran together with Talent Club
International being the lead club, and any member of one could join in any
of the activities of any of the others without any additional membership cost.
These clubs together with some
of our other clubs, ran an annual series of competitions
with awards and had a very active programme of courses, workshops and other
events. Most weekends there were at least two courses running as well as some in
the week. We had our own training center with guest accommodation, large studio,
indoor heated swimming pool and more. Courses covered topics from acting to being a spokesperson
on a TV interview to voiceover skills, with a wide range or technical courses on
cameras, sound and editing, as well as writing and production topics. They also with
other produced the New Atlantis
Times magazine to keep everyone informed of all that as happening.
this was two agencies one placing screen actors, TV and film
extras, and the other smaller one looking after those interested in modeling.
The larger agency represented around 3000 people, most of which had been in at
least one production broadcast on the main UK TV channels.
In addition we also
established a TV production company, to produce multi part dramas, that had all
its own cameras, and other technical equipment. We had a number of projects
running including the Rising Stars Project that allowed those interested
in becoming professional screen actors to be fully supported for an intensive
period of skills training at our residential center at no cost to them, several
of these got leading or secondary roles in productions produced by others. We
had also put on free basic introduction to screen acting course around the
country that had been attended by over 8,000 people.
The agencies had just a
single £15 registration fee and the clubs a small joining fee and small monthly
subscription. Other services were included at no cost to members like the
large photographic portfolios produced for both actors and models, and there was
no charge for members to stay in our center, or attend courses.
The plan we were working along would have taken us
on to far
larger training and studio setup and the development of a TV channel of our own,
transmitting over satellite and in other ways a mixture of the programs we could
create and those we could encourage other community groups to make. We had also
proposed filming amateur theatrical productions and public events like
carnivals. The working title of this was the community channel.
We suspended the clubs for a while after we experienced
corruption in this industry outside our clubs, but had to make sure that
members were fully protected before continuing, this has taken longer then
expected and up until the new economy development, we have not had enough
staff to man all events.
In order to protect those who are the partners we
have made number of recommendations to Self Build LLC who are looking at
this and the packaging of the clubs for re-launch for us.
- The design is international in nature
- Information is international, clients data on the
internet, with back up servers in more than one country
- That all who register with it are given a sheet telling
them to look out for any corruption and tell the agency at once is spotted
- To have a team of partners who constantly look and
monitor of corruption outside effecting them
- To immediately issue a press release if they start to
see any corruption that may effect them
- To avoid basing any data storage in Gloucestershire UK where
the previous corruption was experienced.
So what else,
- We have web sites registered and some experimental information on the Rising
Stars programme, we are looking of ways to run this at a later time, but probably
outside the UK.
- The concept of the community TV channel is dead, we consider it to be to
great a risk to any of our people to try to undertake this project again in
As so many thousands of people had their lives enhanced by our activities in
this area it would be a pity is all in the future lost these opportunities due
to a small number of corrupt people. We should therefore do our best to find
solutions that will again mean people can get these advantages.