Model & Talent Expo

Model & Talent Expo is an exclusive, invitation only event designed to get you in front of international talent scouts, and to teach you more about the entertainment industry, and the opportunities available to you. Expo classes are designed to prepare you to meet and impress national and international talent scouts. Classes are in Baton Rouge.

Classes are generally scheduled on Saturdays from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Schedules are available to those invited.

Model & Talent Expo allows aspiring models, actors, singers, and dancers to showcase their abilities before some of the world’s most prominent agents, managers, casting directors, recording labels, and clients. It features a week of interactive workshops,  educational seminars by industry professionals, competitions, and one-on-one interviews with talent scouts. You will have complete support before, during, and after Expo to maximize your opportunity for success in larger markets.

Your classes will expand upon your StarNow training to prepare you for:

All auditions (Photography, Runway, Monologue, Sitcom/Soap Opera, Swimsuit/Sportswear, Cold Read, Singing & Dancing, Troupe & Overview)
One-on-One with industry talent scouts
Audition-style judging with immediate feedback
Exposure to the top fashion and talent scouts
Exposure to top record labels and managers
Seminars & workshops with industry professionals
Local training prior to Expo
Awards Ceremony
Dance party
Program book photo and listing

Visit the Expo website

Pictured above:

Brendan Charlet

Photo by Carter Spade

Model and Talent Expo Alum

Attention actors and models

Are you ready to get started?

Our open call audition showcase...

July 1, 2017,  is your chance to be discovered! Come be seen by Ron Randell, president of Stage 2000,  actress/model and Management Associate/Expo Coordinator, Kristin Conde, Model and Management Associate Brandon Evander as well as Model/Actor and Management Associate Jim Battey.  We will be auditioning actors, models, singers, and dancers ages 4 years old and up to be represented by our company as well as for upcoming projects. If under 18, please bring a parent/guardian.  And, bring a photo to leave!

Models - Runway walk (dress professionally and age appropriate)

Actors - Will perform a commercial (scripts provided)

Singers - One minute song (acapella) 

Dance - Bring a video of a performance to be viewed


Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel

5500 Hilton Ave.

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Call us at 225-216-9195 to schedule your spot! Limited slots available.

You MUST sign up for a time slot:

Saturday, February 11, 2017
10:00 am
11:30 am
1:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm

Pictured above: Brandon Evander

Photo by Carter Spade

Stage 2000, Inc.





StarNow is our entry level program for ages 4 years old and up and involves training for the local and regional job market. It includes a professional headshot photo session for audition submissions and personal use, and resume preparation. Classes are in Baton Rouge.

Current Session

July 8 2017, and ending

December 16, 2017

Classes are generally scheduled on a Saturday from 10:00am - 12noon.  Schedules are available.

Fee: $595

A $150 deposit is required to secure a spot.  Positions are limited!

Contact our office for Registration Application form, additional information and payment options on this program.

What you will be learning:

Fashion runway and techniques
Wardrobe planning
Self confidence development
Photo movement
Fashion print
Public speaking and interview techniques
Acting and TV commercial techniques
Soap opera
Sitcoms and monologues
On-camera auditioning
Preparation for individual auditions
Singers and dancers performance preparation
Hair and makeup considerations and products
Need for and types of marketing material
a parent’s role in this industry
and more…

Pictured above: Jada Edwards

Photo by Luis Martinez

Management and Placement

Stage 2000 is a management and placement company. We ARE NOT an agency!  Our focus is on advising and placing serious, career minded, focused models, actors, singers and dancers. Union and Non-union. Kids 4 years of age & up, Teens and Adults. Specializing in Sports and Fitness Models. Established in 1999 by Ron Randell, Chairman and President.