Model, Actor, Scout
Brandon Evander joined Stage 2000 in 2016 as a model. He became a valuable asset helping manage and run our special events. As a model, he attended the Model and Talent Expo in Dallas TX. After returning, Brandon has assisted with our training workshops. He's an IT tech in his personal life and became one of our Management Associates in 2017 in addition to being a print and runway model.
Ronal R (Ron) Randell
Chairman of the Board, President
Kristin joined the Stage 2000 family in 2001 to pursue her dreams of acting and modeling. She attended the Model and Talent Expo the following summer where she met with and auditioned for international talent scouts. At Expo, she won 1st Runner Up in the Runway Division. Expo brought in offers from New York to Greece. After returning from Expo, she was cast in a Toyota commercial that ran state-wide. Stage 2000 afforded her the opportunity to audition for several movies including the sequel to the "American Pie" movies, "American Wedding". While attending college, she continued to audition as well as do promotional work that included modeling for Lee Michael's jewelry and the Mall of America. In 2002, while attending a conference offered by Stage 2000, led by Mike Lyons, she was asked to go to New York to join The Lyons Group (now Silver Model Management). In 2003, Kristin moved to New York to make her dreams come true! Initially she joined TLG as a fitness model, but soon realized her passion and talent for acting. While in New York, she studied at the New York school of Film and Television on a scholarship and took biweekly acting classes with a frequent face on numerous soap opera sets, Barry Godin. She auditioned and went on castings including "Teen Vogue" and the soap opera, "Guiding Light". After being contacted by a casting director for CBS, she came home from New York to go to Los Angeles for a three week casting for the reality show, "Big Brother". In 2005, Kristin was in a car accident which forced her to put everything on hold, including the offer she received to return to NYC for a role on "Guiding Light". In the meantime, she graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a degree in Elementary Education and joined the Stage 2000 staff to teach the Expo classes that helped launch her career in the industry. Even now, over 15 years later, Kristin is still so passionate about acting and modeling, and continues to pursue her dreams as well as prepare new talent to break into the industry through the Star Now and Expo classes offered by Stage 2000.
Model, Actress, Training Instructor,
Expo Co-Ordinator, Scout
Jim Battey joined Stage 2000 in the mid 2000's as a model and actor. After taking a break for family, he came back in 2016 to reactivate his modeling and acting career. He went on to attend the Model and Talent Expo for his 2nd time. Jim is owner of Prestige Mortgage in Lafayette, an entrepreneur and just became a Management Associate with Stage 2000 in 2017. His desire to help those seeking a career in the industry is evident in those he scouts and selects to become a part of our company.
Former Fitness Model & Actor
Jason Bracken joined Stage 2000 in 2011 as an actor and fitness model. With his degree in Office Systems Technology, he streamlined and rebuilt our database as well as redesigned our server system which stores all files. With computer upgrades and an automated phone system, he managed to streamline our total operation. He now serves as our Business Consultant and continues to assist with keeping the office running smoothly. Occasionally, he still likes to audition for a role or do a print job. He's always available to help us when needed.
Stage 2000, Inc. is directed by Ronal R. (Ron) Randell. Ron has worked in professional entertainment management since 1981 as a manager, agent, talent scout, consultant and groomer. His accomplishments include providing models and talent for Television, Film, Commercials and Print. In 1989 he turned his experience and knowledge in to producing and directing special events and programs. Additionally, he successfully franchised and directed Pre-Teen America Scholarship and Recognition Programs in 10 states across the nation from 1991 – 1997. Mr. Randell’s career also includes being recognized as an academic, special events, pageant & entertainment industry judge. In the fall of 1998, Mr. Randell was asked by a board of directors to begin the formation of Stage 2000. Included in that formation was the distinction of the company being named to represent Mike Beaty’s Model and Talent Expo as the Approved Director for this area. The company opened for business in January, 1999. After 17 years as a full service agency, Stage 2000 has transitioned into a management and placement company representing models, actors, singers and dancers with a national and international network of affiliates.
Some of Mr. Randell’s major credits include:
TELEVISION & FILM: North & South Part I; Heat of the Night; Sister-Sister; Hot Pursuit; The Mississippi; America, You’re Too Young To Die; Under Siege; Walker, Texas Ranger; Dracula 2000; Tempted (Cheater Productions); The Badge (Maven Productions), The Myrtle's Plantation Hauntings (Japan Television), Going to California (ShowTime TV); Unsolved Mysteries (Lifetime TV); FBI Files (Discovery Channel); Runaway Jury; Unchain My Heart - The Ray Charles Story; Home of Phobia; Pink Noose; Jamie Kennedy Experiment; Because of Winn Dixie; Stuck in the Suburbs (Disney); Glory Road (Disney); The Brooke Ellison Story; Miracle Run (Movie of the Week); Waiting; Growing Pains; At Last, Dream Home (Dan Garcia), Lady Luck, All the Kings Men, Only God Can Judge, Dukes of Hazard, Big Momma’s House 2, Campus Confidential and more....
COMMERCIALS: Levi’s 501; Georgia Coffee; Vidal Sassoon; Mazda Motors; Twix Candy Bars; Maison Blanche Department Stores; Muscular Dystrophy; Uncle Ben’s Rice; Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center; JPI Apartments; Ruffles Potato Chips; Casino Rouge; Argosy Casino; Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Coleman Toyota; National Association of Elementary School Principals; Consumer Credit Counseling; Welsh Funeral Home; Bengal Chemical; Louisiana Healthcare Review; Jim Holt, Attorney; Jennings Bank; Volunteers of America; Lifecare; Six Flags Over Texas; Cox Communications; Hollywood Casino; The Moran Group Corporate Film; Rob Shortess, Attorney; Jack Bennett, Attorney; Oshsner Heart & Vascular Hospital; Brian Harris Chevrolet; Kleinpeter Dairy Santa at Christmas; Marriott Hotels; Palace Casino Sports Zone; Grand Bayou Casino; Adelphia Cable TV System; Dewey Ratcliff Campaign; I-Listing.Com; Lindsey Scott Campaign; Department of Social Services PSA; Don Hattan Chevrolet; State Senator Cleo Fields; Buddy Leach Campaign; Louisiana Lottery Information; Louisiana Credit Union League; Social Security Administration Training Video; Toyota Dealers Association; Casino Magic; Baton Rouge Radiology; Department of Justice Equal Housing PSA; Grand Casino Biloxi/Gulfport; Office of Family Services; Port of Baton Rouge; New Orleans Tourism Dept.; Mall of Acadiana; LSU Homeland Security Training Video; Mississippi Community College; Mike Davis - Davis Law Firm; Lindsey Scott; Harley Davidson
TRADE SHOWS & PROMOTIONS: Timbalier – Validon; LSU Football Games Credit Card Promotions; U.S. Marketing & Promotions; Passage Events; Heritage Skin Care; Retailtainment; Budweiser Millennium Tour & Convention; Target's Cartoon Network 'Tweety Bird' Meet & Greet; Seagram's Captain Morgan Liquor; Segram's 7 Magic; Aaron Carter Concert Tour, Baton Rouge (Ford Management Group); L.A. Looks Model Search (New York Model Management); Martinique on the Gulf; The Buick LeSabre Drive With Confidence Tour; Cortex Text Mind Matters Regional Seminars; Oil of Olay; Dr. Pepper - Red Fusion; Innova Marketing; Crayola; Dora Blue Celebration; GMC Homeshow; Aspen Marketing Services; Motion Analysis; Fruitworks Beverage; GMC Car & Truck Show; Kean's the Cleaner; Neighbors Federal Credit Union; Stewart Enterprises Funeral Home; Garfield Costumed Character for Kids Fest
PRINT & RUNWAY: The Mall of Louisiana; Goudchaux’s/Maison Blanche; Autistic Society of America National Convention; Screaming Coyote Restaurant; Aloe Vera People; Black Elegance; Hair Magazine; Piccadilly Cafeterias; Signature Ladies Sports Wear; Indigo Island Blue Jeans; Louisiana Lottery; Argosy Casino; The Fashion Barn, Artec Hair Convention & Show; Sebastian International - Wella Corporation Hair Show & Convention; Louisiana Healthcare Review; Glenco, McGraw, Hill Textbooks; Dress Barn; Maiden Form Bras (JC Penney); Aveda/Lockworks Hair Shows & Demonstrations; Dig Rig; San Carlin Couture; Conseco Investments; Grand Casino Coushatta; Harley-Davidson Financial Report; Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry; Sexy Hair Concepts Hair Show; Merge Office Products; Baton Rouge Marriott Mannequin Models; Loreal Professionell Hair Show; University Pointe Information Brochure; Pets Mart; Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry Fashion Show; The Mall at Cortana & Mary Bird Perkins "Safe Sun" Event
MUSIC VIDEOS: Jessica Andrews 'Helplessly, Hopelessly'; Mariah Carry Music Video (Mars Media);
Mr. Randell’s education includes:
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Business Applications Specialist In Computers Certificate – 1988
TARRANT COUNTY JR. COLLEGE; Fort Worth, TX
Major: Voice Minor: Accounting
MARGO MANNING STUDIOS; Dallas, TX
Commercial Training – Judy Wilson, NY Casting Director
Soap Opera Training – Joan D’Incecco, Casting Director-ABC’s All My Children
MG TALENT AGENCY; Baton Rouge, LA
Model Training – Austin Reid, International Model
FRANCIS ELIZABETH FINISHING & MODELING SCHOOL; Baton Rouge, LA
Model Training – Francis Elizabeth Pecoraro