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!
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.