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Project Description

Our Team

Elsubie Verlinden

Director

Elsubie Verlinden, Director of Just You Model & Artist Management has personal experience as an actress in Mr Bones 2, Binnelanders, Egoli, Scandal. Elsubie also acted alongside International actors for BBC and Bollywood films. Founder of Just You, Verlinden eats, sleeps & breathes entertainment, with 21 years of involvement in the industry. Elsubie has earned her stripes as the South African Agent for The New York Film Academy and the South African Director for the ARTS International Expo (Orlando, Florida)
Elsubie has helped facilitate local models and artists to obtain international education and degrees.
Her models has booked brands like, 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.
Her skills are not only measured practically but educationally as well, International qualifications: International Runway, Choreography (Runway, Fashion), Judging, T.V. Commercial, Soap Opera, Photographic Modeling, Part Modeling and Commercial Modeling (Print)
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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Jeff Verlinden

Managing Director

Jeff Verlinden (Bsc.Hons Biochemistry) Manages the team at Just You Model and Artist Management after coming from a corporate pharmaceutical background. Assisting young talented artist with their dreams sparked great interest for Jeff and his journey with Just You Model and Artist Management began in 2013.
In June 2014 Jeff assisted a group of artist and models who attended the ARTS Convention in Orlando Florida.
Jeff assisted a local Pretoria model Ju-Mari with her Agency callback session in New York and got her internationally signed and represented by a New York based Agency which resulted in her booking New York Fashion Week.
Based on prior management of corporate teams he works on ensuring that the Team at JUST YOU goes the extra mile to deliver measurable results.
As an artist Jeff has been the face for brands such as NISSAN, ABSA (BARCLAYS) and Medshield.

Samantha Williams

Head Booker

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.

Since joining Just You Model and Artist Management as the Head Booker Sam has been able to secure over 150 jobs for numerous artists in the agency including International Films and National TV Series. Sam has also had the opportunity to scout Talent for the International ARTS Talent Showcase in and around Johannesburg over the years.

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

Elouise Janse van Rensburg

Director of Admissions for IATS

With being in the Industry for the past 7 years scouting, Elouise is currently the Director of Admissions and National Talent Scout for The International ARTS Talent Showcase. 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 occasionally Judging for Miss Summer Heat. With training in Modeling and have attended workshops in Theatre and ARTS, Elouise keeps making sure that her knowledge of the industry is up to date, to share and guide young hopefuls.

Lenus Pretorius

Talent Scout

Being at the ARTS Convention in Orlando Florida himself, Lenus Pretorius has been on multiple National and International sets including “ Queen of Katwe” the new Disney Film alongside Oscar winning actress, Lupita Nyongo. Other sets include Granola, Vodacom, RMB and many others, including South African Singer/ Songwriter Gerhard Steyn’s Music Video “Afrikaanse Meisies”. Falling in love with the entertainment industry at the age of 14, Lenus is a Singer, Songwriter, Model and an Actor. Having walked many Fashion runway events, winning Top Model South Africa Free State in 2015 and meeting up with several Industry Professionals and Modeling agency’s such as Click Model Management, World Top Tokyo and Wilhelmina Modeling agency in New York City, Lenus has a keen and professional understanding of what it takes to be a successful Model and Artist. Lenus is Talent Scout for Just You Model and Artist Management and being an artist himself is able to see true potential in other eager artist wanting to be in the entertainment industry.

Lawrence Passens

Dancing Instructor
(Training Academy)

Lawrence Passens is the dance instructor at Just You Model and artist management. His been significant in the hip hop industry in South Africa. His affiliation to the South African dance body has granted him competitive status. His reigned champion locally and represented South Africa on a global scale. His competed internationally in regions such as Las Vegas and Germany. His experience as a competitor has allowed him to harness the skill and standard the international market expect. He prides himself as an influential dance teacher. His expertise are diverse and are multifaceted for different age groups. His profile to date with the company are lead commercial roles in Nigerian beer advert called (Castle) as well as Amarula advert which is still being aired today both locally and internationally. Lawrence has produced and choreograph for the International Arts Talent Showcase since 2013, we he has performed alongside both International and Local artist such as Nate Butler, Blaze Johnson and Local home favorite Gino Lee.Lawrence Passens continues to develop structural dance curriculums to the international standard just you upholds.