MISSION STATEMENT

33 and Me under the leadership of Industry professional Elsubie Verlinden has one goal in mind. That is to help all South Africans make their dreams a living reality. As we manage a diverse group of talent including, Actors, Models, Singers and Dancers we strive to empower and educate all of our Artists, ensuring that the talent sent to our clients is of a high quality and standard as we believe that quality counts over quantity.

  • ELSUBIE VERLINDEN
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  • Director
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Elsubie Verlinden is not only the Director of the International ARTS Talent Showcase, ARTS Africa and 33 and Me Talent Agency as well as 33 and Me Model and Artist Management, she is also the driving force behind many South Africans who have had the opportunity to achieve their International Dreams.Elsubie has taken her personal experience as an actress in numerous National Films such as Mr Bones 2 and National Series to the likes of Binnelanders, Egoli and Scandal and paired it with her International on set experience for the BBC and Bollywood Films to create an environment for aspiring artists to achieve in the Industry. Elsubie has dedicated her life to the Entertainment industry and the proof is in the success of the Local and International Artists that she Manages.

Her models have booked brands such as: Hugo Boss, NBA, Dolce & Gabbana and walked the runways of New York Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, SA Fashion Week and Mercerdes Benz Fashion Week. International Films such as The Journey is the Destination, 24 hours to live and The last Post to name a few. Elsubie further excels in furthering local Artists talent by providing International Education as the Agent for the New York Film Academy helping secure partial scholarships for local artists to study in the USA.

“We might be a 3rd world country but we have 1st world potential” is one of the quotes from Elsubie Verlinden that has inspired 100s of South Africans to live their dreams.

Elsubie has a great passion for the entertainment industry and certainly one for making local and international dreams become a reality!

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  • ELOUISE JANSE VAN RENSBURG
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  • Director of Admissions for IATS
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ELOUISE JANSE VAN RENSBURG
Director of Admissions for IATS

With being in the industry for the past 11 years, Elouise has scouted Artists and Models granting them the opportunity to launch their career Nationally and Internationally. Elouise is the Director of Admissions and National Talent Scout for The International ARTS Talent Showcase hosted annually in Johannesburg. 

Elouise has also been part of the forefront Television Industry by making appearances in the following commercials and productions: Wild at Heart – Hallmark Production, Vodacom Soccer World Cup TV Commercial, Telkom Soccer World Cup TV Commercial, Binnelanders, 7de Laan and Judging at numerous events and pageants with training in Modeling and has attended workshops in Theatre and Acting.  Elouise keeps making sure that her knowledge of the Industry is up to date guiding young talent and to share their journey making their dreams a reality!

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  • SAM WILLIAMS
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  • Creative Director
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SAM WILLIAMS
Creative Director

Sam started her first degree in photography while working for a project management company where she also gained a project management certificate and experience in event management and marketing.During this period she also ran her own events company for live music in and around Johannesburg until she achieved her first national diploma, which lead her to begin studying her international diploma in photography.

It was soon after this that Sam began working for the Fashion line Dore and gained an excessive amount of knowledge in fashion and modeling. After a year Sam opened her own studio and specialized in Model Portfolios and events, working large scale events such as Mrs. South Africa, Miss Mamelodi Sundowns and many others. After working at Just You Model and Artist Management as the Head Booker for over 5 years where she was able to secure over 250 jobs for numerous artists in the agency including International Films and National TV Series. Sam discovered that individual artist management was the next step, teamed up with Director Elsubie Verlinden and launched 33 and Me.

Sam has a passion for helping others achieve their dreams and getting artists of different talents on set and working in the industry.

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  • ELIZABETH JANSE VAN RENSBURG
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  • Talent Scout
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ELIZABETH JANSE VAN RENSBURG
Talent Scout

Lizzie has been in and around the Film and Fashion Industry for many years and is part of the Administrative Team for the International ARTS Talent Showcase. She is also a Talent Scout and is able to spot some incredible potential to audition at our Nationwide Auditions. Lizzie is extremely passionate about helping aspiring artists and individuals showcase their potential and making their dreams possible.

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  • SONWABILE GINGQISHE
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  • Talent Scout
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SONWABILE GINGQISHE
Talent Scout

Sonwabile is a talent scout for The International ARTS Talents Showcase and ARTS Africa, he is an extremely talented Actor and musician and has booked 12 National TV Commercials and 1 International TV Commercial for Nike with Caster Semenya. Sonwabile has attended both the International Arts Talent Showcase and the ARTS Convention in Orlando Florida and received  3 call-backs from International Scouts as well as receiving an International Scholarship for New York Film Academy for Film. With his vast knowledge in the industry, he is able to scout impeccable talent and share his knowledge with aspiring artists.

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  • HEINRICH LOUWRENS
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  • Talent Scout at 33 and Me Talent Agency
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HEINRICH LOUWRENS
Talent Scout at 33 and Me Talent Agency

Heinrich is a Triple-Threat Artist with numerous credits behind his name in the Fashion, Film, Television, and Commercial Industry. His vast experience in the Entertainment Industry includes commercial bookings, featured TV appearances, and featured roles in multiple Netflix productions. It goes without saying that the entertainment industry is his ultimate passion.

Heinrich has attended a multitude of local and international industry-related workshops, including the likes of the New York Film Academy and International Casting Director Rhavynn Drummer.

Heinrich has a defined eye for scouting new talent and has an extreme passion for helping aspiring artists reach their full potential. Apart from training artists in acting and modelling, he also inspires and motivates every artist to develop additional skills and not to ever limit themselves to one talent.

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  • JOHNNY BLACK
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  • Talent Scout and Booker at 33 and Me Talent Agency
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JOHNNY BLACK
Talent Scout and Booker at 33 and Me Talent Agency

As a six-figure booking artist, Johnny has amassed a myriad of experience within the acting and modelling spheres of the industry. He has been with the agency and in the industry for over 5 years and has booked featured roles and stills for Vodacom, Wimpy, Med shield, We Chat, Mutual & Federal and KFC to name but a few. He has performed on an international level and has received callbacks from multiple international agencies including Silver Model Management and Marie P. Anderson. He also received a scholarship from the New York Film Academy.

Johnny is truly passionate about the industry. He consistently strives to build his repertoire of techniques and skills and enjoys educating artists from fledgeling to professional on perfecting these techniques and skills to maximize their casting to booking conversion rates. He is also a singer, pianist and producer.

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  • TENDAI DEGMAR NGURUVE
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  • Administrative Controller and Talent Scout for IATS
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TENDAI DEGMAR NGURUVE
Administrative Controller and Talent Scout for IATS

Tendai has been involved in the film, fashion and health industry for 13 Years. She has a passion for people and is driven by watching and guiding others to make their dreams a reality. Tendai drives the foundation of our company with experience, expertise, skills and faith. A heart filled with gold to give more then she expects, and to commit wholeheartedly to making an impact in this world. As Administrative controller, Tendai also earns her stripes as a Talent Scout for The International ARTS Talent Showcase and works as the Personal Assistant to our Director Elsubie Verlinden.

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  • RAYDON BORCHARDS
  • Talent Scout
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RAYDON BORCHARDS
Talent Scout

Raydon Borchards, stylist extraordinaire Hails from the Eastern Cape where he grew up and attended school In Port Elizabeth. Working from a young age in many different sectors, he has acquired a vast variety of skills that he wishes to share with many young aspiring artists Joining 33 and Me Talent Agency.

With significant Modelling industry exposure, training and expertise from a noticeably young age, supplemented by the Public Relations Qualification to his name; Raydon aims to inspire young artists in all facets of the entertainment industry - From kicking off their careers to ultimately building their empires; powerfully, professionally and successfully.

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