Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Naomi Gurley and Rendell Eads in Safe Auto Commercial

Beep! Beep! Move out of the way because Naomi Gurley and Rendall Eads have been cast for the Safe Auto televison commercials that feature the very helpful character “Justin Case”… The quirky character in the company's wildly popular ad campaign! A big congrats goes out to our talented twosome as there was a lot of stiff competition for the coveted roles on the commercials, and they truly made it to the top! We can’t wait to see them on the small screen!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Katie Watkins... from Hudson Ohio to Los Angeles!

There’s no stopping Katie Watkins, originally of Hudson, Ohio, who is working her days away in star-drenched Los Angeles. We just heard from Katie and she told us that this past month alone, she shot a commercial for a new Sci-Fi show that is set to air on NBC, auditioned for an NBC movie of the week, AND is up for a recurring role on the popular soap “The Young and the Restless”!

Keep you’re eyes open for this very talented young lady that got her start right in in Akron, Ohio with Barbizon of Akron & Pro Model and Talent – she is bound to make a name for herself in the city of the stars… Los Angeles!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dominic Kenny Stars in Healthy Start Commercial

Look at this cutie pie, Dominic Kenny! We just couldn't help but feature this precious little face on everyone's favorite Barbizon of Akron Blog espcially because this tiny star has great news to share!!! We know that there are a lot of sports fans out there reading our posting who quite frequently watch the programming on Channel 7 and Fox Sports Ohio! Well, now you’ll not only be able to see some great footage from your favorite sporting events you’ll also have the chance to see our young talent, Dominic Kenney starring in the Healthy Start commercials during those interim breaks! Keep watching for this little one as the commercials are set to air shortly.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Barbizon Grads Take Over the Pages of Improvements Mag

We’re not sure about you, but we don’t call lounging around a pool taking in the sunny rays – “hard work”, but for our smile-y faced models that just about sums up a day of “work” when they were on set recently for Improvements Catalogue who is currently updating their look. We are pumped that they are using Pro-Model and Talent faces to bring the “new” zine to life! A handful of our models including: Kalie Walters, Sonya Prohaska, Brenna Miller, Sharon McGrady, Haedin Delarec, Madizyn Gerzeny (requested back after doing such a fabulous job at her last assignment with them), Dominic Kenney and Isaiah Miller who are all scheduled to shoot and will be pictured poolside, playing, and enjoying all kinds of at-home and entertaining gadgets that make life more fun. We can’t wait for all of you to see all our fab talent featured on the pages, so we thought we'd give you a little sneak peak right here on our blog.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bev Baum Booked for BioMedical Products Campaign

You hear it a lot around here at Barbizon of Akron, but it’s absolutely true, personality and professionalism sure will take you far in this exciting biz. Take Bev Baum, for instance who is happy that she has been hand picked by our client Suarez for a new print campaign for biomedical products. How did Bev nab this stellar booking?! The photographer who worked with Bev the first time around thoroughly enjoyed working with her so much that he recommended her to come back for this particular shoot. So, it just goes to show, you should be on your best behavior not matter what because you just never know who’ll put a good word in for you!!
What a fabulous compliment to Bev.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Brooke Zubal, Hudson, Ohio Takes Hollywood By Storm

Boy, oh boy, where do we begin with all of the AWESOME stuff that Brooke Zubal from Hudson, OH has been up to during the past few months! Sweetie pie Brooke made Los Angeles her home the first part of 2009 and has already taken Hollywood by storm. Sandy, Brooke’s mom, says Brooke loves LA and that she has been very busy with auditions, classes, and JOBS!!! Of late, Brooke has taken a lead in a Hollywood play called “Twice Upon a Time”, playing a witch named Fermelda and was offered the part of the Baroness in “The Sound of Music.” In addition to Brooke’s busy play schedule she also booked a lead in an educational film as a prima ballerina, and won the role of a birthday girl in a short film called “Now You See It”. The stage isn’t the only place Brooke shines, as she is also doing a “run through” for a new show on the Cartoon Network, auditioned for national Wii and Best Western commercials, AND she was an extra in a short film that is headed to the festivals! If you can believe it we aren’t done yet, read on… Brooke is also super stoked that she made the EKIDZ Dance team, that dances at the entertainment league basketball games that are made up of actors, directors, producers, agents and managers including: Justin Timberlake, Jamie Foxx, and Nelly to name a few. For someone who is 11 years old, this young lady has done more in our industry than some adults that spend years in Los Angeles.

We can't wait to hear what other successes come Brooke's way!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Patricia Natali New Face of Lakeside Community

The camera savvy Patricia Natali was asked to be the face of Lakeside Community for a summer advertising campaign. Pretty Patricia will be shot lounging in studio with a floppy sunhat, glam sunglasses, a satchel of summer reading, and a pedaling bike … All activities that are available to do at this beach community right here in Ohio .

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rachel Falb Earns Mega Moolah to Try on Clothes!

As an avid clothing tryer-on’er I am totally excited and jealous over Rachel Falb’s new gig as one of the newest Funky People fit models. Rachel joins a long list of other Barbizon Grads/listed talent who are fit models, and she, like everyone else is stoked to try on loads of sweet new threads to make sure everything is cut just right! Rachel's also getting a thrill bout all the potential paychecks that will be coming her way in the near future, since the client has already begun booking her to try on the fall line of clothing, and plans to use her regularly through spring, and into summer. Not a bad way to back a buck or two - Now, that's MY idea of a super sweet summer job! Way to go Rachel!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Matt Coffey Auditions for Sandler Flick

Wouldn’t it be cool to be in an Adam Sandler flick?? Well one of our very own, Matt Coffey from Uniontown, OH is excited to tell you that he is in the running for a starring role in a soon-to-film movie starring the goofy Saturday Night Live alum, called “Lake House”. Matt’s also psyched that he already booked a short SAG film that will begin production at the end of the month… We’re also excited about Matt’s educational film he did with another Pro-Model and Talent alum in the starring role: Brooke Zubal from Hudson, OH. Not only has Matt been busy ever since he stepped foot in LA (auditioning on the “Warner Brothers” set, “General Hospital” set, and for “Sony Picture Studios”) he also continues to work locally too with cool gigs that include a television commercial for the Ohio Board of Travel and Tourism - check out the video here to see Matt's incredible talent jump off the screen!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Christina Fallot "Floors" Us with Her Beauty

Pretty soon we won’t be the only ones who find the face of Christina Fallot familiar!!! We are proud to announce that you can now check out Christina’s pretty smile printed on a bunch of promotional pieces for Johnsonite Flooring. And the best part is that you can see her locally, as well as nationally in these ads.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Keith Carr takes his talent to LOS ANGELES

We are absolutely tickled at all the success our very own Keith Carr, from right here in Akron, Ohio, has experienced in his short time since making his move to Los Angeles!

Graduate from Barbizon of Akron, now represented by Pro Model and Talent Management here in Ohio and the prestigious Unified Management in Los Angeles, has become a hot commodity, in fact, if you love to watch TV you probably will run into Keith one of these fine days as you channel surf since he’s made an appearance on several popular programs like: Brothers and Sisters (multiple episodes), Criminal Minds, and Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles. In addition to all of his TV gigs Mr. Carr is also part of an Improv group that performs at the IO West on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Needless to say this is one busy guy and we are ecstatic over all of his growing success!