JRP Monthly Newsletter



John Robert Powers Talent Newsletter

From the JRP Boston & Open Call Productions Team

17TH EMAIL EDITION

APRIL, 2011

This newsletter is brought to you by Kristina and the JRP Boston Team and is meant to give you the latest and greatest news and information from around the organization.

CONTENTS

APRIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CONGRATULATIONS

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

EVENT DETAILS

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH STEPHANIE

MONTHLY REMINDERS & SCHOOL NOTICES

BIZ TIPS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

APRIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday April 6th

What:  ‘Becoming the Character, Creating A Role’

An acting intensive workshop With

LA Acting Coach Sharif Ibrahim on creating the

Ultimate characters using improvisation to express and

Inspire your imagination!

(For Ages 4-12 only)

Location:   John Robert Powers

Time:  6-9PM

Sign Up:  Call or Email Stephanie  // Stephanie@jrpnewengland.com

Cost:  $150

 

Sunday April 17th 

What:  Audition for all JRP students & talent with

LA agent Greg Brown from BMG (Brown Management Group) in LA 

Location:  John Robert Powers Boston Studio

Time:  12:00PM – 4:00PM

Sign Up:  No sign up ahead of time is necessary.

Information:  For more information, please see the EVENT DETAILS section of this newsletter.

****See under the Event Detail’s section for Mr. Greg Brown’s Biography!

 

Saturday April 23rd  

What:  We WILL be open for classes today; the day before Easter.

Please, let us know in advance if you or your child will NOT be in for classes this day.

Thank you!

 

Sunday April 24th   

What:  Easter Sunday

Have a great holiday!  See you on Monday!

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE CALL BACK LIST FOR BARRY GODIN OF CHELSEA TALENT NY FROM LAST MONTH’S AUDITION!

Everyone did a great job at the Open Audition with Barry Godin of Chelsea Talent.  Though we know Barry spoke to each of you in your audition, Stephanie has emailed everyone who auditioned individually with his comments/suggestions/critiques from your audition.  

Below please find the Callback List.  For those of you who have made the list, you should have received an email from Stephanie separately with instructions.

 

JENNA FIORE

 

ASHLEY LOMASNEY

 

REBECCA TAUSCHER

 

MAHALIA BANTON

 

JOSHUA FRENCH

 

SYDNEY ATKIN

 

FELIX RODRIGUEZ

 

JULIANNA MARRA

 

KERRY ANN HERISSE

 

DANIELLE MCNEELEY

 

CHRISTINE KOESLER

 

DARCILA VILLENEUVE

 

BROOKE DIEFENBACH

 

MOAH POLLAS

 

KIERAH POLLAS

 

ANN GICHUHI

 

BRANDON MELO

 

FELICIA FLANNAGAN

 

Everyone did a great job and if you didn't make the list this time, there will be many more to come!

 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

AND THE WINNER OF THE APRIL 2011 STUDENT OF THE MONTH IS......                  SYDNEY ATKIN!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Sydney!

 

 

Check out our Student Webpage to see Sydney’s Photo as well!

 

Who’s next?!?!?

John Robert Powers Boston is looking for a motivated and talented student with a competitive edge.  The student who displays the most potential as an actor/model will be chosen as....

JOHN ROBERT POWERS STUDENT OF THE MONTH!

This is an opportunity for you to stand out from the rest!

 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH CONTEST & ENTRY INFORMATION:

Applicant Requirements:

·         Completion of at least one 8-week developmental program (acting or modeling) with John Robert Powers Boston.  This program must have been completed within the past year.

·         Successful Evaluation Meeting, within the past year

·         Student must show a committed effort to class attendance, timeliness, and participation.

·         Participation of at least one internal JRP audition within the last year.

·         Current and updated marketing material (headshots and or comp cards and professional entertainment resume.

The student of the month contest winner will be selected within the first 2 weeks of each month.  The winner will receive a certificate and notification via mail and a personal phone call from the President of John Robert Powers Boston.  The John Robert Powers student body will be notified of the winner by our monthly newsletter and by email.  Student of the month benefits will also include entrance into the student of the year contest, a private audition with next month’s New York or LA Casting Agency, and the chance to represent JRP Boston at all JRP sponsored events throughout that month.

Email us with your name, saying you would like to enter in the Student of The Month contest if you qualify! 

 

A LETTER FROM OUR MARCH 2011 STUDENT OF THE MONTH!

 

John Robert Powers,

Hi!  My name is Jenna Fiore and I am 9 years old.  I have been coming to John Robert Powers since August of 2010.  I got accepted into the school after getting through the first audition and then I auditioned for IPOP and YEAH…I made the team.  This experience was incredible.  Something I will never, ever forget.  Everyone at JRP was so welcoming to me.  I had no experience whatsoever.  They taught me so much. They even taught me how to walk…I lost count of how many times I practiced my model walk in the hallways of JRP.  When I needed extra help on my monologues and commercials, they were there for me.  When it came time for photos, I was not too thrilled with the outfits they picked out for me, but guess what?  I got awards for it all!!!  Every bit of it paid off.  I received twelve awards at IPOP and got a bunch of callbacks that they are helping me work through even now.  Even though I was successful in getting callbacks and awards from IPOP, all of the agents said that the learning is never ending.  So, I signed up for the Master’s Program because I just can’t get enough.  I feel like I have another family with all of the coaches and staff at JRP.

 

Jenna Fiore

March 2011 Student Of The Month

 

 

It began with an advertisement on the radio…Our 9 year old daughter dialed the number and someone actually answered…She threw the phone to me and said “MOMMY…TALK TO THEM!!”  I didn’t even know who it was.  I quickly found out it was the John Robert Powers School for modeling and acting.  Thinking it was a scam, we figured we would pacify our daughter and at least set up the audition.  That was the best move we could ever have made.  From that moment, our lives have changed…we have entered another facet of the world in partnership with a tremendous company.  From the first general meeting at JRP, we were not only impressed with the facility, but also gained an immediate sense of trust.  The more information we gathered and the more staff we met, the more comfortable we became.

 

After getting accepted into the school, my daughter was asked to audition for the IPOP convention.  For 6 months, JRP took Jenna under their wings and taught her how to walk, talk and dress.  Moreover, we witnessed how committed they were to each and every student and parent alike.  From acting seminars to countless practice model walks to details on the photo shoot outfits (right down to what laces to wear), their attention to detail was amazing.  For any parents of a pre-teen child, you will understand…anything Stephanie said, Jenna would agree…which took a huge curse off of us.  What a relief!!  All of their efforts paid off.  Jenna won an award for every contest she entered and she also received numerous callbacks.  It was something to see that the Boston team had a 100% success rate as every one of the students received callbacks.  JRP Boston even received school of the year!  Their instructions were immeasurable when it came time to actually meet the agents.  During the hustle and bustle of open calls and meetings with agents, I felt very prepared.  Other parents were rushing to order more photos at local pharmacies and didn’t even know how to staple the resume correctly.  None of these details were overlooked.  It made what could have been a very stressful week extremely gratifying.  We were proud to be part of the Boston team.

 

The assistance didn’t stop there.  The staff continues to help us through callbacks and auditions.  Jenna has currently joined the Master’s Program at JRP.  She cannot get enough.  Every teacher/coach she meets, she loves.  She is continuing to learn everything possible about the entertainment industry and it is just the beginning of such an exciting journey.  As parents of a young girl in a crazy world, we are confident putting faith in the powers that be at JRP.

 

Barbara, Arlene and Stephanie…we can’t thank you enough.  As for the rest of the JRP staff, we feel like you have allowed us to become part of the family and look forward to more and more…

Sincerely,

Jim and Tricia Fiore

Parents of Jenna Fiore

March 2011 Student of the Month

EVENT DETAILS

OPEN EVALUATIONS –BROWN MANAGEMENT GROUP                                         SUNDAY APRIL 17TH, 2011 FROM 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Please have a commercial prepared, your headshot/comp card, portfolio book and resume.  Professional marketing materials are required! If you do not have the required materials you will not be seen by the visiting Agent/Manager/Casting Director. Please make sure your headshot and resume are stapled at all four corners before arriving.

Professional photos mean they were taken by an industry photographer.  An industry photographer only does actors headshots & model portfolios.

If your photos were not taken by JRP then they must be approved by Stephanie first.  Approval is imperative before you take part in any audition.  Your photos are a reflection of JRP.

Feedback will be given to talent at the time of their audition from the agent/manager.

Greg Brown’s Biography:  Gregory Brown, President and CEO Brown Management Group, Inc. which has holdings in BMG Worldwide Model Management with offices in Chicago, Orlando, Miami, Los Angeles and New York as well as BMG Talent Group Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles, a SAG/AFTRA and equity Franchise and is a co-owner of Avalon Artists Group, Los Angeles and New York, a SAG, AFTRA and Equity Agency which is a major player in talent representation for National Theatre, Major Film and Television Projects.

 

Greg has over 32 years in the industry. Beginning with a 12 year career as an international fashion model based out of Paris and New York and represented by over 18 agencies worldwide with campaigns for such esteemed high fashion clients as Dior and Gucci, countless Magazine Editorials and Commercial Campaigns and later as a respected agent working on a global basis for the talent represented by his companies.

 

In 1990, Greg moved from the talent side to the management arena by accepting a position at top men’s agency, Tarzan, in Paris where he was director or new faces.  In 1992 he returned to the US to begin BMG Worldwide based out of Chicago, Illinois. 

 

In 2000, Brown Management Group began to expand its range of the type of talent it represented with acquisition of agencies around the country which brought BMG full circle into the Talent Agency arena for film and television work.  In 2003, Greg formed BMG Talent Group was formed in Chicago to become a Full Service Union Agency for talent represented by BMG Worldwide making the cross over to Film and TV and to provide a broader area of representation for the actors who were eligible for union status including the expansion of the Orlando office to include the Miami Market full on in January of 2011.

 

Greg expanded his area of representation by joining forces with Craig Holzberg, another highly regarded industry professional who operates under the same high ethics as represented by Greg’s current companies and opened Avalon Artists Group, Inc., in Los Angeles in February of 2005 and later expanded to New York in 2008 pairing BMG Models with Avalon to offer an even broader spectrum of services to the talent we represent and provide a full service arena to the Clients who looked to BMG as a one stop shop for the broad spectrum of talent they looked for.

 

Through the creation of the agency enterprise, the companies founded by Gregory Brown now represent over 2200 working talent worldwide from Fashion Models who work in every major market throughout the world to highly esteemed actors on most every major television and film production including over 50 working actors on Broadway

 

PHOTO SESSION SEMINAR – NEXT DATE TBA

I will be holding a Photo Session Seminar on TBA. If you are interested in a photo session or have questions, you are invited and encouraged to attend.  

Topics to be discussed:

* Importance of Marketing Material in the Entertainment Industry

* What agents / managers / casting directors look for in headshots and why they prefer you have   photos before they sign you

* The difference between headshots and comp cards

* Models and portfolios

* A Good headshot vs. a GREAT headshot!

* What your photos should reflect about YOU!

* Photographers - Photographers VS. INDUSTRY Photographers

* Please come with any questions you may have!

Additionally, if you are already scheduled for a photo session, I will be reviewing wardrobe.  Please bring in the clothing you think would be great for your photos.  I will make suggestions / changes / additions to make your photos unique and appropriate for you!

 

RESUME & AUDITION WORKSHOP - NEXT DATE TBA

Presented by Arlene M. Pedjoe, JRP Boston on TBA

The following topics will be covered:

·         What to expect at auditions

·         Materials to bring to auditions

·         Acting material that may be required at auditions

·         Appropriate dress for auditions

·         The differences between agents, managers, casting directors etc.

·         Resumes

Please come prepared with questions of/related to these topics.  Also, please bring a copy of your resume for review!  Space is limited, so please see Stephanie to reserve your spot

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH STEPHANIE

Congratulations & Good Luck to Everyone!!!!

 

Jenna Fiore (iPOP LA 2011) – Playing Kevin James' niece in HERE COMES THE BOOM

 

Stephanie Lindsey – Playing a high school delinquent in HERE COMES THE BOOM

 

Kara Turner – Playing a high school student in HERE COMES THE BOOM

 

Matthew Brown (iPOP LA 2011) – Multiple Extra Scenes in NEW YEAR'S EVE shooting in New York City

 

Chris Burgess and Michael Caprarella (iPOP LA 2011) – On their way cross country to Los Angeles to pursue their acting careers

 

Leonardo Casella (iPOP LA 2011) – Signed with Evolution Management in Los Angeles

 

Jordan Wilson (iPOP LA 2011) – Signed with Wilhelmina Models Worldwide and Omnium Entertainment Los Angeles

 

Nate Hamel (iPOP LA 2011) - Signed with BMG Models Worldwide

 

Jaheem Toombs (iPOP LA 2010) - Starred in THE CAPE, MR. SUNSHINE and the lead role in the film SAVE ME

 

April Renzella (iPOP LA 2010) - Will be heading to Paris in May to meet with modeling agencies

MONTHLY REMINDERS & SCHOOL NOTICES

EXCITING SCHOOL NEWS!

Due to the growing need for qualified talent for TV and Film projects in the Boston area John Robert Powers has now upgraded its equipment and technology.  We have purchased new cameras, tripods, and monitors for all TV and Film workshops as well as editing software and lighting equipment to enhance the training, development, and experiences for our students.

The addition of this equipment will benefit all of our talent and take your experience at John Robert Powers to the next level.   Our goal is to enhance your learning process by allowing everyone more camera time as well as making it easier and more efficient for our coaches to show you the strengths and weaknesses of your performances.    Our talent will now be able to visualize there work by reviewing their performances and seeing their progress and improvements.

With the addition of this new equipment and the quality of our actors and models we hope to produce more short films and projects s that can be used as TV commercials and promotional material for JRP.

The possibilities are infinite.  You will be learning more about this in future newsletters.

 

Sign up for the email list! – email us at Stephanie@jrpnewengland.com!  Put “Add me to the email list” in the subject and your name and age in the body. 

Student Webpage – updates, notices, & downloads for all students!  http://sites.google.com/site/jrpnewengland

Bring A Friend Day! – This is an opportunity for you to invite a friend to sit in on a class with you and see what you do here at JRP.  This is to extend an opportunity for others to potentially explore a career in modeling or acting.  See a staff member for more details

Absences – It is important that students attend class on schedule and on time in order to get the full benefit  of the JRP program.  Clients are reminded that it is mandatory to arrive on time for class and prepared to work. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE ABSENT YOU MUST CALL IN OR EMAIL US!  You will need to get your make-up date from the front desk for the class you missed.

Student Evaluations – Beginning at week 6 of your class, Kristina Forbes will be available to discuss your progress and future development.  It is very important that everyone participates in the evaluation process – your career depends on it!  Call or email Kristina to set up a time.  *Evaluations will not be scheduled on Saturdays

Contact Information – If you have a change of address, phone number, or email please inform us so we can update your file and be able to get in contact with you!

 








From the JRP Boston & Open Call Productions Team


16TH EMAIL EDITION

MARCH, 2011

This newsletter is brought to you by Kristina and the JRP Boston Team and is meant to give you the latest and greatest news and information from around the organization.

CONTENTS

MARCH CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CONGRATULATIONS

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

EVENT DETAILS

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH STEPHANIE

MONTHLY REMINDERS & SCHOOL NOTICES

BIZ TIPS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Saturday March 12th

What:  Audition for all JRP students & talent with

Barry Godin from Silver Models/Chelsea Talent

Location:  John Robert Powers Boston Studio

Time:  10:00AM – 3:00PM

Sign Up:  No sign up ahead of time is necessary.

Information:  For more information, please see the EVENT DETAILS section of this newsletter.

 

Thursday March 17th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

Saturday March 26th

What:  iPOP! Auditions

Location:  John Robert Powers Boston Studio

Time:  TBA

Sign Up:  Please email or call Stephanie to sign up ahead of time. 

Information:  This is your LAST chance to audition to go to iPOP! LA 2011.  Audition details will be emailed as soon as they are confirmed.

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE ATTENDING iPOP! LA 2011 IN JULY!

·         A list with all the names of the iPOP! Contestants will be posted and emailed during the week.

We would also like to say that all of our students that auditioned did a great job! Mr. Stuart Stone of Omnium Entertainment & Ms. Tiffany Rochel, Vice President of iPOP! were very impressed at the talent we have here in Boston! 


AND THE WINNER OF THE MARCH 2011 STUDENT OF THE MONTH IS......                  JENNA FIORE!!!

 

 

 

 

Check out our Student Webpage to see Jenna’s Photo as well!

 

Who’s next?!?!?

John Robert Powers Boston is looking for a motivated and talented student with a competitive edge.  The student who displays the most potential as an actor/model will be chose as....

JOHN ROBERT POWERS STUDENT OF THE MONTH!

This is an opportunity for you to stand out from the rest!

 

STUDENT OF THE MONTH CONTEST & ENTRY INFORMATION:

Applicant Requirements:

·         Completion of at least one 8-week developmental program (acting or modeling) with John Robert Powers Boston.  This program must have been completed within the past year.

·         Successful Evaluation Meeting, within the past year

·         Student must show a committed effort to class attendance, timeliness, and participation.

·         Participation of at least one internal JRP audition within the last year.

·         Current and updated Marketing Material (headshots and or comp cards and professional entertainment resume.

The student of the month contest winner will be selected within the first 2 weeks of each month.  The winner will receive a certificate and notification via mail and a personal phone call from the President of John Robert Powers Boston.  The John Robert Powers student body will be notified of the winner by our monthly newsletter and by email.  Student of the month benefits will also include entrance into the student of the year contest, a private audition with next month’s New York or LA Talent Agency, and the chance to represent JRP Boston at all JRP sponsored events throughout that month.

Email us with your name, saying you would like to enter in the Student of The Month contest if you qualify! 

 

A LETTER FROM OUR JANUARY 2011 STUDENT OF THE MONTH!

 

John Robert Powers,

Hello, I am Lucas Areias and I’m 12 years old, this is my testimonial.  Thanks to JRP I had a great time at iPOP!. I thank everyone who supported me and giving me courage for the hard times during the competition.  I also thank the people who taught and prepared me for iPOP!.  Plus, because of you, every person who came from this amazing school did very well at iPOP!.

Thanks to JRP Boston I won 1 award for top ten iModel and got 4 callbacks.  It was the best time of my life, and I will probably go to iPOP! again next year.  I would go and experience what I did this past iPOP!.  Also, I will follow my dreams with JRP for the rest of my life.

I have learned so much at JRP Boston; monologues, scenes and commercials.  I have been to 3 different classes.  They were with Faith, Cheryl, and Jim.  They have been really great teachers to me.  Thanks Arlene, Stephanie, Shawn and Shariff for all they have done to help me.  Some day you all will see me as a famous and great actor!

A GREAT SHOUT OUT TO JRP!

Lucas Areias

January 2011 Student of The Month

 

To:  John Robert Powers School of Boston, MA

We, Antonio and Maria (aka Fatima) Areias, parents of Lucas Joseph Areias would like to share with you our thoughts about our experience with this school and at the same time express our sincere thanks to all the staff at John Robert Powers of Boston for all your support to our son, Lucas.  Since May 2010, Lucas has been attending your school and has acquired awesome skills to improve his acting ability.  Thank you also for your hard work in assisting him in achieving one of his goals which was to attend iPOP!  Attending iPOP! was a joy and a privilege and it was also a life time experience.  We know that through hard work and dedication, Lucas will one day fulfill his dream of becoming an actor.  We never knew that our son had such a dream until you made it possible by inviting him to come and audition one fine day.  From that day, he attended three workshops and most recently, was given the opportunity to attend iPOP! in Los Angeles, California.

To us, John Robert Powers of Boston is a legitimate, professional and high quality school.  Even though it is a school and a business, you and your staff treat everyone that comes through your doors with the same fairness.  If anyone has a talent, you find it, bring it out and nourish it until it is fully developed.

The first day my husband and I came to your school with our son, Lucas, we were greeted with a smile and treated with respect.  From the first moment we felt that this was a real business.  One of the things that caught our attention was when its president, Arlene, spoke to all of us, parents, during orientation.  She made a statement that stayed with Tony and I; she spoke with boldness and firmness but at the same time with gentleness.  She said that even though we as parents felt that our children have it, unless she felt it and saw it she would not give us false hope.  She also said that she would only sign up or take in students she felt has a gift and would one day fulfill it.  It would be the reputation of her school and her own reputation that would be at stake.  She would not allow us to waste our money and her time to pursue a profession or dream that was not there.  These very few words were enough to us to see that we were dealing with a legitimate business in a huge industry.

We’ve had to travel hours back and forth week after week for a few months.  Spent quite a bit of money even through these hard times, but let me tell you, it has not been easy.  We love everyone at John Robert Powers and we trust your suggestions and advices.  We know that you are looking out for our son and that you love him as much as he loves all of you.

We look forward to continuing a long term professional and family relationship with you.  Besides all your professionalism with all students and future celebrities, you and all your staff demonstrate a compassion for the students themselves and that cannot and should not be ignored.

On a personal note, I, Fatima, who’ve had the most dealings with all the staff at John Robert Powers, can really tell you how you cannot help but fall in love with the school.  I personally want to thank Arlene, Barbara and Stephanie most of all.  They are women of integrity.  These women are there for all the students whether children or adults and their families.  I have at times, given them a bit of a hard time but with all professionalism and respect they always treated me with love.  So, I do see this relationship being long term.  I fully trust them as individuals and you should too.

We would highly recommend to anyone to give your school a chance and also to know that any child or adult that comes to John Robert Powers will be given your total attention and will be treated with love, compassion and professionalism.  John Robert Powers of Boston is a high quality school, who makes dreams come true through lots of hard, hard work.

The Areias Family

Antonio & Maria Areias

Parents of Lucas Areias

January 2011 Student of the Month

OPEN EVALUATIONS –CHELSEA MODELS/SILVER TALENT                   SATURDAY MARCH 12TH, 2011 FROM 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Please have a commercial prepared, your headshot/comp card, portfolio book and resume.  Professional marketing materials are required! If you do not have the required materials you will not be seen by the visiting Agent/Manager/Casting Director. Please make sure your headshot and resume are stapled at all four corners before arriving.

Professional photos mean they were taken by an industry photographer.  An industry photographer only does actors headshots & model portfolios.

If your photos were not taken by JRP then they must be approved by Stephanie first.  Approval is imperative before you take part in any audition.  Your photos are a reflection of JRP.

Feedback will be given to talent at the time of their audition from the agent/manager.

 

PHOTO SESSION SEMINAR – NEXT DATE TBA

I will be holding a Photo Session Seminar on TBA. If you are interested in a photo session or have questions, you are invited and encouraged to attend.  

Topics to be discussed:

* Importance of Marketing Material in the Entertainment Industry

* What agents / managers / casting directors look for in headshots and why they prefer you have   photos before they sign you

* The difference between headshots and comp cards

* Models and portfolios

* A Good headshot vs. a GREAT headshot!

* What your photos should reflect about YOU!

* Photographers - Photographers VS. INDUSTRY Photographers

* Please come with any questions you may have!

Additionally, if you are already scheduled for a photo session, I will be reviewing wardrobe.  Please bring in the clothing you think would be great for your photos.  I will make suggestions / changes / additions to make your photos unique and appropriate for you!

 

RESUME & AUDITION WORKSHOP - NEXT DATE TBA

Presented by Arlene M. Pedjoe, JRP Boston on TBA

The following topics will be covered:

·         What to expect at auditions

·         Materials to bring to auditions

·         Acting material that may be required at auditions

·         Appropriate dress for auditions

·         The differences between agents, managers, casting directors etc.

·         Resumes

Please come prepared with questions of/related to these topics.  Also, please bring a copy of your resume for review!  Space is limited, so please see Stephanie to reserve your spot

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING IPOP LA 2011 CONTESTANTS:

ó  Jordan Wilson

          Signed with Wilhelmina Models Worldwide

          Omnium Entertainment, Los Angeles

ó  Nate Hamel

          Signed with BMG Models Worldwide

ó  Leonardo Casella

          Signed with Evolution Entertainment, Los Angeles

ó  Sandy Hyppolite

          Signed with Omnium Entertainment, Los Angeles

ó  Meghan Guillmet

          Signed with the Crawford Agency, Los Angeles

ó  Mike Caprarella

          Signed with Omnium Entertainment, Los Angeles

Sign up for the email list! – email us at Stephanie@jrpnewengland.com!  Put “Add me to the email list” in the subject and your name and age in the body. 

Student Webpage – updates, notices, & downloads for all students!  http://sites.google.com/site/jrpnewengland

Bring A Friend Day! – This is an opportunity for you to invite a friend to sit in on a class with you and see what you do here at JRP.  This is to extend an opportunity for others to potentially explore a career in modeling or acting.  See a staff member for more details

Absences – It is important that students attend class on schedule and on time in order to get the full benefit of the JRP program.  Clients are reminded that it is mandatory to arrive on time for class and prepared to work. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE ABSENT YOU MUST CALL IN OR EMAIL US!  You will need to get your make-up date from the front desk for the class you missed.

Student Evaluations – Beginning at week 6 of your class, Kristina Forbes will be available to discuss your progress and future development.  It is very important that everyone participates in the evaluation process – your career depends on it!  Call or email Kristina to set up a time.  *Evaluations will not be scheduled on Saturdays

Contact Information – If you have a change of address, phone number, or email please inform us so we can update your file and be able to get in contact with you!

 

SAFETY AND BUILDING CHECK-IN FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

 

1.      There is a security guard on duty in the main lobby from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9:30am to 5:30pm on Saturdays.  All visitors are required to present photo identification and must sign in with the security guard upon arrival.

2.      The side door on Matthews Street (off the service corridor) is alarmed after hours and cannot be used as an exit after 6:00 p.m.  Monday through Friday or anytime during weekends and holidays.  An alarm will sound and the police may be dispatched in response.  A new sign has been posted to notify tenants and visitors that the exit is alarmed.

3.      The main entrance door is also alarmed during off hours (outlined above).  When exiting through the front doors, do not hold the door open; otherwise the alarm will sound.  Exit the building promptly.  Under no circumstances should you hold the door open for someone entering the building.  If they authorized to be in the building after-hours, they will have a building access card.

4.      Any students under the age of 18 are NOT allowed to leave the building unless a permission slip has been signed by their parent.  If you need a permission slip, please see Kristina or Stephanie. 

 

MORE MONTHLY REMINDERS:

 

·         IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE ABSENT FOR A CLASS YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL AHEAD OF TIME.  MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR MAKE UP DATE AS WELL!

 

·         Don’t forget to set up your class evaluation before your class is finished.  If you have already completed your class and did not have an evaluation it is not too late.  Email Kristina:  Kristina@jrpnewengland.com

 

·         Don’t forget to sign up for our email list!  Email us at Stephanie@jrpnewengland.com!  Put “Add me to the email list” in the subject and your name and age in the body.

 

·          Don’t forget we have a student webpage just for JRP Boston students:  http://sites.google.com/site/jrpnewengland

 

 

WHEN AUDITIONING ACTORS, WHAT DO CASTING DIRECTORS LOOK FOR?

“Talent, first.  Craft, ability, someone that can take what’s on that page and find a way to own it.  You must fit the concept, the sensibility of the role.  Also I look for a certain presence, a charisma,  Sometimes an actor comes in and even though she is a bit uneven if her craft, there’s something compelling about her.  She has a strong presence.” – Casting Director Mark Teschner

“Talent!  Strong, clear choices, command of the language.  There are so many actors, who, when auditioning for daytime, think they don’t have to talk.  A lot of actors who audition for daytime think you can mumble – that’s wrong!  I can’t tell you how many actors mumble through an audition.  I want to say, I can’t hear you!  Command of the language is imperative no matter what medium of acting you’re in.  I also look for a strong emotional availability at the audition.” – Casting Director Jimmy Bohr

“I hope actors will have good cold-reading abilities.  I also expect them to be able to make adjustments at the audition.  If the actor gives a good audition, you always remember him if not for this role but certainly for parts in the future.  If he doesn’t have the right look, he won’t get the job no matter how good his audition is.” – Casting Director Elias Tray

JRP BOSTON STAFF // CONTACTS

Brett Notkin – Owner/President

Brett@jrpnewengland.com

Chuck Coppola – Agency Director

Chuck@jrpnewengland.com

Kristina Forbes – Talent & Agent Consultant, Pageant Coordinator

Kristina@jrpnewengland.com

Stephanie DeCourcey – Talent Coordinator

Stephanie@jrpnewengland.com

David Barrera – Front Desk

David@jrpnewengland.com

 

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