David got his start in the entertainment business as a musician, singer/songwriter and studio producer.
As a talent representative, David has worked both as a talent agent and personal manager, representing actors of all ages. His clients have appeared in hundreds of commercials (radio, TV and internet) and starring and co-starring roles in television series and feature films. His clients have also been seen on billboards, posters, product packaging and in magazines and brochures. David is a former casting director for commercials and independent feature films, and has worked as a successful acting coach and commercial workshop instructor. He has also spent time on the other side of the camera as an actor working in commercials and as a print model for newspapers, magazines and the internet.
The Rising Stars Guide For Showbiz Kids was first published by Crown books.
The e-book version now available is completely updated to show the many technological and other changes that have reshaped the industry over the last several years.
His first non fiction business related book has been on the market since 1986.
He has also written for numerous magazine and newspaper publications.
In addition to his success as a headshot photographer, David has developed a reputation as a accomplished surf/beach/landscape photographer. His work has been included in art shows, art books, environmental projects and has been used for set decorations in feature films.
David has been a guest on numerous television and radio talk shows including: ‘ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT’, ‘E (Entertainment) CHANNEL’, ‘THE MORNING SHOW’, ‘MAKING ENTERTAINMENT’, ‘KFI COAST Radio’, ‘BBC RADIO IN ENGLAND’ and was interviewed for a joint venture for DISCOVERY CHANNEL & BBC TELEVISION .
He has also been interviewed for numerous magazine and newspaper publications such as ‘HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’ ‘PEOPLE MAGAZINE’, ‘L.A. TIMES’, ‘ ASSOCIATED PRESS’, ‘BACK STAGE WEST’, ‘LA PARENT’, ‘ ‘EVENING OUTLOOK’ and ‘CHICAGO TRIBUNE’.
David was on the advisory board for the World Talent Alliance and has participated in many show business seminars and panel discussions on the east and west coasts. He was also a guest lecturer for many years for Face Finders, a nation wide talent search organization for actors and models.
On a personal note, David is a life long surfer and can be found most mornings at one of the many surf breaks between Ventura and Santa Monica. He is a world traveler, having spent time in Africa, India, Nepal, Thailand, Japan, Korea, China, England, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Mexico, Scotland, Switzerland and a few weeks at a weather/satelitte tracking station not far from the North Pole.
Where to find David Matis online
The Rising Stars Guide For Show Biz Kids And Their Parents
by David Matis
The Rising Stars Guide For Show Biz Kids will teach you everything you need to know about getting started in this fun and lucrative business. Auditions, work permits, agents, unions, call-backs, wardrobe, coaching, contracts, finances, photographs and training. From commercials to sitcoms, movies to modeling. Get started today with this easy to understand guide.
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