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Vancouver’s 17 year old singer/songwriter Richard Tichelman is well known locally as a “Star in the Making” with an extensive resume of many performances and awards. Richard, under the direction of Dale Harding founder of Pizzazz International Model & Talent, has just returned from the International Model & Talent Association Awards (IMTA) that was held in Los Angeles at the beautiful Bonaventure Hotel from January 3-7, 2017. (

Richard’s week was filled with competitions, workshops, and seminars taught by industry professionals. With passion and hard work, Richard won a Scholarship with Watersound Entertainment/New York to write and produce a new original hit song. Richard received 24 callbacks (Agent interest). Richard won the singing/songwriting competition and was invited to perform at the IMTA Awards Night Banquet & Dinner. He also placed 2nd runner up in TV Real people and Honorable mention in Runway & Fashion Print.

Richard has traveled to Quebec City and Toronto to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe and Hugh’s Room. While in Toronto, Richard recorded original songs while continuing to work on his artistic development. He also attended 10 workshops in LA with several industry producers. Richard had the honour of opening for Aaron Pritchett & Emerson Drive as well as opening the Abbotsford Air Show.

With Richard’s dedication and the wonderful support he has received from his family and community plus now catching the attention of many industry people, no doubt Richard will step into the spotlight with the promise of a very bright future.

About IMTA
The IMTA is the largest and most prestigious model/talent event that showcases models and talent from around the world who are scouted by over 300 top agents, casting directors, producers, and managers from all major markets including New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris and Tokyo. The IMTA has launched the careers of many Hollywood celebrities such as Katie Holmes, Ashton Kutcner, Eva Longoria…to name a few. (

About Pizzazz International School of Personal Development
Established in 1979, Pizzazz International is a School of Personal Development, Modelling & Acting dedicated to the importance of Education. For the last 38 years Dale Harding. Pizzazz International has been travelling with her models and actors to the most prestigious events held in New York, Los Angeles and Paris. Many Pizzazz models have moved from modelling to become actors as well as entertainers on stage and the music industry. Pizzazz makes a strong statement that excellent training does make a difference and all models/actors should be educated about the industry when deciding to pursue it.  As Harding states, “Modeling is much more than a pretty face”

Pizzazz International is always scouting for new faces and talent to prepare for the next major event.

Pizzazz will be holding an Open House information session Sunday January 22, 2:00 -3:30 at The Pacific Inn Hotel located at 1160 King George Blvd.  Those attending can sign up for the upcoming auditions,

To schedule a personal interview with Richard, information and photos please contact:

Dale Harding
Pizzazz International

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Acting Workshop with Award Winning Los Angeles Director, Producer, Writer, and Acting Coach Tom Logan October 24 to 26th, 2014

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Two and a Half Days to absorb a Lifetime of experience with internationally renowned acting coach, award winning director, producer and writer Tom Logan brings three decades working in the entertainment industry to White Rock.

Tom will guide your through the steps it takes to be a successful actor with on camera experience during the workshop. Topics of the workshop include: how we cast, why we cast, who we will cast, how to book your audition, single on camera, two person on camera and audition techniques, Tom has worked with everyone including legendary Lucille Ball and Charlton Heston with hundreds of credits to his name on imdb. His national best selling books including ‘How to Act and Eat at the Same Time’, ‘Acting in a Million Dollar Minute’ have helped actors worldwide.

Acting Workshop:
Friday, October 24th – 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 25th 10:00 – 50:00 pm
Sunday, October 26th – 8:00 – 12:00 noon

“What Tom Logan offers the young actor is invaluable. He covers it all! In conducting his TV/Film/Commercial workshop with our graduating class each year he gives them a wonderful headstart on getting into the business.” – Georgia Phillips, Associate Director for Instruction, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, West

Pizzazz International Model and Talent Agency
Pacific Inn Hotel  (Pink Palace)
White Rock/ South Surrey

Limited Registration!
For more details and to register contact Pizzazz to reserve your spot
Telephone: 604-541-3888

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Pizzazz School of Personal Development Model and Talent Agency was first opened in Saskatchewan in 1979. Pizzazz is recognized internationally and has received Top Honors, High Standards and Personal Excellence, awarded Best School and Best Overall Agency by International Agents around the world. Pizzazz Models have graced magazine covers and appeared in feature films worldwide. Dedicated to the importance of education, Pizzazz has always made a strong statement that excellent training does make a difference for models wanting to pursue a modeling career. Parents rave about the personal development classes as they see their children give participants more confidence, poise and grace.

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Pizzazz International Model & Talent Showcase & Fashion Show

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Celebrating 34 successful years, Pizzazz International Model & Talent Agency, once again presents their Annual Showcase and Fashion Show of local models and talent on Wednesday, June 26 at the Pacific Inn Hotel – Ballroom in White Rock/South Surrey, B.C.

The evening begins with a Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction where guests will be serenaded by the Michelle Briggs Band and the top two finalists of the Pizzazz Talent Competition. The Fashion Show will showcase over 40 beautiful and talented local models, singers, dancers and actors of all ages. Each model will walk the runway in this high energy and entertaining production sponsored by Saunte Medical & Laser Spa. Fashion Sponsors for the evening are Sasso Moda, Lootz Designs, Triple Flip, Eyebar, Cheryl’s Trading Post, Betty Be Good and Project X – up and coming fashion designers from the graduating class of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Fashion Design & Technology Program. The evening will conclude with the presentation of awards and scholarships.

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VIPs for this event will include Local and International Agents, Fashion Coordinators, Casting Directors, Producers and Photographers who will be scouting for new talent. Celebrity Pizzazz trained Model and TV Host of Get Cooking with the Stars and Left Coast TV, Laurie Belle will also be a special guest.

Pizzazz is recognized internationally and has received Top Honours for High Standards and Personal Excellence, awarded Best School and Best Overall Agency by some of the most well known International Agents from around the world.

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Pizzazz is currently registering for its Annual Summer Camps, comprehensive programs building self-esteem, for personal and professional development as well as teaching techniques for TV and Film Acting, Runway and Print Modelling.

Silent Auction proceeds to benefit local models and talent to attend some of the most prestigious industry events of the year – the Showcase Model and Talent competitions of New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Faces West Vancouver.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Pacific Inn Hotel – Ballroom
1160 King George Blvd
White Rock / South Surrey, B.C.
Admission: $25.00
Info: 604-541-3888

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Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist

Danica Cox – Press Blogger

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