We met with several agents and managers on the last day but waited to decide on one until we took a week off to be in LA to meet everyone again. In LA, Ryan was able to audition with and meet Disney and Nickelodeon executives and a few other big network casting managers. Everyone received him very well and really liked his look and his personality saying he's like a 30 year old in a kid's body. After a week in LA, we finally chose an incredible agent and manager, CESD Talent and Margo Menzel at Primary Wave Entertainment who have been supplying Ryan with many huge audition opportunities every week since August.
Our life has not totally changed but has become much busier and we love it but it's hard work too with many hour spent reading script sides and rehearsing everyday together and filming the scenes and then putting the scenes together in the tape with a title and submitting to our manager or coach for feedback and getting it off to the casting managers on time. Ryan and I will be spending two months in LA during February and March getting into the casting studios for live auditions if something doesn't happen sooner. Everyone has said that Ryan must be really lucky or talented to have such amazing script sides and lead roles sent to him daily/weekly and that our agent and manager must really believe in him.
We do feel so lucky and we feel that Seattle Talent and IMTA and his personality and hard work were the main contributors to his success so far. The manager and agent say it's not a matter of "if", it's a matter of when! We'd love it if you could get his picture up on the main IMTA page that he signed back in August with his agent and manager. Hopefully Ryan Zweers can be one of your IMTA alumni success stories in 2016 or in the future! Thanks again for a truly wonderful experience. We've already encouraged more families in our area to join Seattle Talent and continue forward to IMTA NY 2016 for an experience of a lifetime!
Thanks again! Krista and Ryan Zweers