SOURCE: Entertainment

June 30, 2014 09:15 ET

Entertainment Partners With Marlene Wallach, of Wilhelmina Kids and Teens, and Parkside Pictures for a Nationwide Online Modeling and Talent Reality Search

Top Prizes Include a Two-Five Year Modeling Contract and a Role in an Upcoming Parkside Feature Film

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 30, 2014) - Entertainment (EC) is quickly becoming one of the nation's leading websites and launch pad for modeling and talent careers. In keeping with company goals, EC is excited to announce its latest online modeling and talent searches. These searches are being produced in collaboration with Marlene Wallach, president of top agency Wilhelmina Kids and Teens, and Danny Roth, owner of Parkside Pictures. "It is our goal for EC to be a fun, safe and affordable place where aspiring models and performers can become part of the very exciting entertainment industry," says Mindy Dicrosta, Entertainment Coach Co-Founder and Acting President.

Entertainment Coaching is a place where young people can feel empowered to reach the goals they set and build self-esteem. It is a place where aspiring artists can get connected with the entertainment industry, get hands on coaching from industry professionals, enter fun, free career boosting searches, and begin to create and build their own online fan base. Most importantly, it provides a creative outlet for artists to build their confidence as they reach for their dreams.

Starting today, all aspiring models, both new registrants and those already enrolled as EC members can register for the live Online Model Search with prizes including a three day, two night trip to New York City, a one day make over and photo shoot, a modeling portfolio, and the top prize of a two-five year modeling contract with Marlene Wallach and Wilhelmina Kids and Teens. Age categories for this nationwide search are from five to thirteen and from thirteen to seventeen, both boys and girls. To register, visit and click on 'searches.' Next, upload three recent photos to complete registration. All search participants must become members of Entertainment Fifty first round winners will be selected by Marlene Wallach and her team of industry experts at Wilhelmina. Expert judges from Wilhelmina will then select twenty second round winners. Three final round winners will be selected from each age category, and the six finalists will be required to complete a questionnaire provided by Wilhelmina. All winners will be notified via the EC website in early August 2014 for the first round, mid-August 2014 for second round and late August 2014 for finalists. One final winner will be selected from each age category and will be notified by the end of August 2014. Judging criteria includes innate beauty, unique style, amazing personalities, interesting look and expressive eyes.

Also starting today, aspiring actors can register for a live, online acting search where Parkside Pictures, one of the country's leading movie production companies, will choose the winner. EC's acting winner will have face to face meetings with top movie producers, talent managers and casting directors, with the top prize being a trip to the film's shooting location and an appearance in a Parkside Pictures upcoming feature film, Alpha Dogz Presents: Pups United! Age categories are five to twelve, thirteen to eighteen and over age eighteen. To register, visit and click on 'searches.' All registrants must become members of Entertainment Parkside Pictures will forward participants a script to learn. Based on the script they receive, applicants are required to submit an audition tape in which they are performing with a partner or solo as required by the script. Once the audition tape is completed, it should be uploaded to Entertainment Coaching. Judges, including casting directors from ABC Family and MTV will select twenty to twenty five semi-finalists. The semifinalists will receive a second script to prepare over a two day period. All semifinalists will audition live via Skype for movie executives from Alpha Dogz Presents: Pups United! Finalists will be flown in mid-August to the shoot location to audition in person for the film's director, and Marlene Wallach will meet the winner for potential representation. Date to be determined.

Make A Wish Foundation has partnered with Entertainment, Wilhelmina Kids and Teens and Parkside Pictures to fly two children to the set of Alpha Dogz Presents: Pups United! They will also take part in the modeling photo shoot experience! Please visit for reality search rules and for more information.

About Entertainment

Entertainment breaks new ground online in that it encompasses the first real time availability of the best of the best in the modeling and entertainment industry to be accessible for coaching and collaboration with top professionals of modeling, acting, music, dance, youth life coaching and social fan base building. EC provides an online curriculum, real time webinars, one on one coaching and an EC community collaboration for real gigs to boost the resume of young aspiring artists. Jumpstart a modeling or acting career at Entertainment with your online collaborations with top industry professionals in modeling, acting, music and dance. Career Coaches include Marlene Wallach of Wilhelmina Kids and Teens, Danny Roth of Parkside Pictures, Irene Dreayer, Executive Producer for Disney Channel and Shaun Royer, talent coach and "star maker" to the likes of Brittany Spears and Justine Timberlake. Please visit for more information.

About Marlene Wallach President of Wilhelmina Kids and Teens

Marlene has been helping kids and teens achieve their dreams from her start at Wilhelmina fKids and Teens. She recently wrote the fifth in her series of teen guide books, THE OFFICIAL BOOK OF ME; Tips for a Lifestyle of Health, Happiness & Wellness and is developing a Ready for the Runway Program in the NYC public schools. Wilhelmina KIDS and TEENS is the leading a full-service modeling and talent management company for kids and teens in New York. Their clients can be seen in all of the major campaigns for fashion and commercial modeling. The talent division rocks the house with impressive talent bookings in feature films, TV Series, Broadway shows and hundreds of TV commercials. Wilhelmina has launched the careers of Natalie Portman, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried and Hayden Panettiere.

About Parkside Pictures

Parkside Pictures is a film finance and film production company. Parkside was started in 2012 by partners and producers Danny Roth and Damiano Tucci. Together, Mr. Roth and Mr. Tucci have produced and financed 30 films over the past decade with such celebrities as Anna Paquin (True Blood), Denise Richards, James Belushi, Adrian Grenier (Entourage), John Krasinski (The Office), Ray Liotta and John Ratzenberger and Hilary Duff (Lizzy McGuire). Parkside's next film, Alpha Dogz Presents: Pups United! is about a rag-tag gang of international dog mascots who save the day and foil the villains who are planning to sabotage the Youth World Cup Soccer finals. The film starts shooting in August 2014.

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