Just over 10years ago In August 2003, I bought VisionsMCP and so my Journey began, I have made some amazing friends, it has had it’s ups and downs along the way, I’ve had a love/hate relationship, I bought it to give my 4 kids (at that stage) a better life, and within 6months of purchasing was pregnant with my 5th child her first year of life was spent in my office, one of the perks of being the boss, it also provided opportunities I could not afford without it, I built an empire and created many opportunities for many many actors presenters, extras, models and promotional talent, but my heart has always been in front of the camera, I have had many internal conflicts with how can I be everything for everyone when that is what I want myself.
One of my proudest moments during my time as the Owner and Talent Agent at VisionsMCP, was not from the agency itself but the fact I put myself through NIDA, I auditioned just like everyone else (there was no special treatment) and was accepted, for the next year flew myself up there at 5am every week and graduated with the most talented class of Presenters there is! For the entire duration of owning VisionsMCP I have been training and preparing for this moment, from Courses with Aleksi Vellis to LAs Margie Haber to name a few.
For the past 3 years I have been flying back and forwards to LA, my aim to break into Hollywood, this has had many ups and many many downs, the hardest film market in the world to crack, but in order to give it 100%…
everything I have got, I decided to sell VisionsMCP as ALL the talent on the books deserve more than I am able to give them. While they will have a new owner, Taren will be remaining as a familiar face/voice and the most amazing staff member and friend anyone could ever have, and I’m lucky I get to keep her friendship!
So what’s in store for me… I’ve taken away my backup plan, I have co-written a feature film script with my friend Sonita Singh, we have so far won 4 Awards in the USA, and are in the process of talking with production companies, agents and studios regarding the budget and production of our film, Limbo-the-movie.com
I also have opportunities acting in several films which I will release when contractually allowed to.
I will miss the many funny conversations and excuses (I’ve heard everyone in the book and more) I won’t miss being yelled at by stressed out casting directors (they’re not all like that) when my talent are late, gave a lame excuse for not turning up, or did something stupid on set.
I will miss the random conversations when casting directors, clients or talent call just for a chat, I am lucky I get to keep these most amazing people as my Friends, so please keep in touch, I’m on Facebook, Twitter, linkedin and my website lisanedwards.com.au if you want to keep in touch and I hope you all do! I’ll be around at VisionsMCP until just after the New Year, and then my hard work will begin when I dive head first into the unknown!
Wish me luck and I hope you all keep in touch :)