The Q Sessions Agent Edition

The Q Sessions: Agent Edition with Tony Selznick
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In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, A4D has launched a new series: THE Q SESSIONS designed to help the dance community navigate this challenging time.

If you're looking for advice on the current state of the dance industry, then watch this installment of our Instagram LIVE: THE Q SESSIONS  with TONY SELZNICK, McDonald Selznick Associates, MSA. Watch the IG Live video below:

Tony Selznick, co-Founder and Lead Agent of MSA Agency, joined us for an Instagram Live session on May 8 for a great discussion on what to expect in a post-COVID-19 world. He shared practical advice for things you can do right now to prepare for when the industry opens up.

Tony talks about how the industry looks today, the types of casting currently taking place, and upcoming projects… And we even had a surprise guest from the convention world who'll be familiar to many of you!

The conversation was led by A4D’s Antonio Martinez who’s a client of MSA. Antonio has been creating self-tape submissions for months now and he shared his experience. Tony was quick to point out that Antonio is a great communicator and master of social media and how that translates to more bookings.

Watch Tony’s interview now and grab a pencil and paper. You’ll want to take notes to create your career action plan! Be sure to follow Antonio’s advice… Get ready now so you’ll be ready later.


MSA believes that amazing things happen when the right people connect. We introduce our top talent to every corner of the entertainment industry and turn our clients dreams into actual accomplishments. As the industry's pioneering dance agency, we've always been ahead of the curve, leading the market with cutting-edge ideas and innovation.


Founded in 2000 by Julie McDonald and Tony Selznick, McDonald Selznick Associates (MSA) is a creative talent agency representing a unique class of artists -- dancers, choreographers, creative directors, producers, and educators in the entertainment industry and the arts community. With more than 30 years of experience, MSA has earned its status as the global leader in its field whose clients have been nominated for and won multiple Tony, Emmy, and MTV awards.

MSA’s creative talent work with the world’s top-grossing and most influential music artists of our time. Our clients have also lent their considerable talents to film, television, commercials, musical theater, spectaculars, and corporate events.

MSA is the first agency to create an Educators division, with our clients traveling to every corner of the globe leading sold out master classes. MSA is in partnership with Studio School, the first accredited college offering a BFA degree in Commercial Dance. Always exploring new avenues and growing along with our clients MSA is proud to represents television and stage producers.

prides itself on providing its frequent buyers the best professionals in the world, that are guaranteed to be successful creative partners in any given concept or production. 

We encourage you to explore our roster of various creative professionals to find the right fit for your castings, projects, productions or events. We look forward to working with you.

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A4D’s Antonio Martinez will lead the discussion with Tony Selznick. Antonio is repped by MSA and has booked an impressive list of TV appearances and National commercials. He's been seen on The Masked Singer several times, performed on The Billboard Music Awards with Taylor Swift, was seen on America's Got Talent, performed with Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, and Ne-yo for World of Dance. Currently, Antonio is appearing on Showtime's Penny Dreadful as a featured Pachuco dancer in multiple episodes. Catch him on Sundays at 9pm ET.

Please check back often for updates and additional information.

Answers4dancers is here to support our members and the dance community at-large. Please contact us if you have any questions and we will do our best to work through this together!

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Vincent Paterson is a world-renowned, award-winning Director and Choreographer whose career spans nearly every genre of the entertainment industry including film, theater, Broadway, concert tours, opera, music videos, television, and commercials.

As a director and choreographer, Vincent created many works for Madonna and Michael Jackson including Madonna's BLOND AMBITION TOUR (on which the film, TRUTH OR DARE is based), and her legendary Marie Antoinette VOGUE performance for MTV, and the choreography for her videos EXPRESS YOURSELF and VOGUE. For Michael Jackson, with whom he worked for over 15 years, Vincent created the BAD TOUR, as well as SMOOTH CRIMINAL and BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR and multiple other Jackson music videos and live performances, from Michael’s Grammy Award appearance to the SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW.

Vincent has worked with a star-studded list of musicians: Paul McCartney, Lionel Ritchie, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Whitney Houston, Lee Ann Rimes, Diana Ross, David Lee Roth, Slash, Van Halen, as well as Madonna and Michael Jackson, to name a few. He has directed commercials through DarkLight Productions and has choreographed over 150 commercials, many winning awards in collaboration with director, Joe Pytka.


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