When it comes to getting into the modeling and acting industries, everyone will tell you what not to do and what to avoid. Do they ever tell you what you should do or  tell you how to actually get started the right way? To be a successful model or actor, you need to be represented by a credible and licensed agency that operates in a major market. If you don't happen to know any agents or agencies first hand, the team of professionals at ProScout Inc. can help. Traveling on your own from market to market, spending time and money attempting to track down and meet with the top agencies in the industry can be an difficult task. ProScout simplifies this process by bringing over 30 of the top agents, managers and casting directors in the industry to you in one place at one time.

ProScout is an American model and talent scouting corporation, working independently to organize face to face meetings between aspiring talent and industry leading agencies from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami. Agencies such as Ford Models, Abrams Artists, Wilhelmina, Generation, New York Models, C.E.S.D, Next and Avalon Artists regularly attend ProScout invitational events in search of new talent. Talent scouts from ProScout Inc. return to the Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin areas September 19th through 30th to scout for models and actors ages 4 and older. Midwest natives Dylan Minnette, Bridger Zadina and Ryan Carnes are now working actors in Hollywood as a result of working with ProScout..

Actor Dylan Minnette, an Evansville, IN native, began his career after attending a ProScout invitational and is currently signed with the United Talent Agency, C.E.S.D. and Stewart Talent Management Inc. Since then he as had guest starred on "Two and a Half Men," "MADtv," "Grey's Anatomy," "Fred Claus," "Snow Buddies," "Ghost Whisperer," "Rules of Engagement," "The Mentalist," "Supernatural," "Medium," and "Lie to Me." Minnette has had starring roles as 'Young Michael Scofield' on "Prison Break," 'David Shephard' on "Lost," 'Clay Norman' on "Saving Grace," 'Kenny' in "Let Me In," and 'Reed' on "Men of a Certain Age." Minnette will be starring as 'Rex Britten' on the new series "Awake," which premieres September 19th on NBC.

After attending his ProScout invitational event in 2006, actor Bridger Zadina signed with C.E.S.D. and Myrna Lieberman Management. Zadina and his mother made the move from Poplar, WI to Los Angles, CA to begin his very bright career. Zadina has guest starred on "October Road," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Criminal Minds," "Numb3rs," "CSI:NY," "Glory Daze," "Good Luck Charlie," and "The Glades." Zadina starred as 'Chad' in the SunDance and SXSW smash "Terri" alongside Academy Award and multi-Golden Globe nominee John C. Riley. "Terri" is currently in select theaters nationwide.

Pittsfield, IL native Ryan Carnes signed with his agent at C.E.S.D. after attending his 2002 ProScout invitational event in Chicago. Since then Carnes has guest starred in "CSI:NY," "Grand Union," "Surf School," "Letters from Iwo Jima," "CSI: Miami," "Saving Grace," "Class," "Bones," and "NCIS." Carnes starred as 'Lucas Stansbury Jones' on "General Hospital," 'Justin' on "Desperate Housewives," 'Laszlo' on "Doctor Who," and 'Chris Moore / Kit Walker / The Phantom' on "The Phantom." Carnes will star as 'Dr. Ben Watson' in the upcoming television series "Blackout."

Working with ProScout helped Minnette, Zadina and Carnes sign with major agencies and launch their acting careers. Models and actors interested in being scouted by ProScout are encouraged to attend one of their FREE open call sessions. For specific interview dates, locations, times and details please visit www.ProScout.com or call 1-866-337-3281. ProScout on Facebook

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