Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Barbizon Grads Participate in Shoot for Phillips Medical System



We LOVE telling all of you about the Moolah our models make… So, here we go again!!!! Our gaggle of talent including: Sam, Miguel, Dan, Bev, Justin, Harjinder, William, and Claude were thrilled to take part in a recent Philips Medical Systems shoot and gladly accepted the generous rate they earned for a few hours in front of the camera!(Psst… They each earned between $400 and $900) Awesome! There's not a doubt in our minds that these talented folks will certainly be showering their loved ones with some super fabulous holiday gifts since they are raking in all this extra dough from all the FUN-Filled print and production they are doing these days!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Help Barbizon of Akron with Our Holiday Toy Drive!


That's right folks, 'Tis the season for giving and we here at Barbizon of Akron just love doing it! Help us make the holidays a little brighter for those in the community who are not as fortunate by donating gently used or new toys to our Toy Drive that will begin in December. Many fabulous items can be purchased at the Dollar Tree as well as other discount retailers.

Those interested in bringing a smile to the faces of several children in the community can leave items in the Barbizon of Akron Front Lobby in the bins located in the closet. Please note that the deadline for donating items is Saturday, December 19th!

We thank you in advance for your support and sharing!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Barbizon of Akron Grad Marissa Irwin on Forever21 Website



I can't be positive, but I am fairly certain that there are a lot of Barbizon'ers out there who are fans of the fabulous retailer Forever 21 and their wonderful website that features all the coolest duds one could ask for!!! Well, now you all have a reason to log on to the site - and no, it's not to fulfill your shopping addiction - instead we want you to get online to see the beautifully stylish Marissa Irwin, who got her start right here at Barbizon of Akron, looking glam and fab on several pages! Take a look here first for a sneak peek!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Julia Wright in National Commercial for Fatheads


Woo Hoo! Let’s raise the roof for our enormously talented Julia Wright who was selected recently for a national commercial for Fatheads! Arduous auditioning and lots of competition didn’t deter this young lady as she nailed the part! She’ll shoot the spot that will be aired on Disney and Nickelodeon right here in Akron. Not only did she add some fabulous work to her growing resume, she earned $500 for a few hours’ work! It pays to know your stuff!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Barbizon Alum Kayley Stallings on Stage in Los Angeles



Besides all of the warm and fuzzy Christmas classics like Rudolph and Frosty the snowman, the kooky/funny story of the “Grinch Who Stole Christmas” is quite popular too! In Los Angeles, our Pro-Model and Talent alum Kayley Stallings, of Hebron, Ohio is super excited to be a part of the theater production of this great classic as she takes on the role of sweetie “Cindy Loo”. The stage will be set at the prestigious Pantages Theater in LA and is sure to draw a festive crowd! How wonderful for Kayley to add more theater experience to her repertoire of national commercials, television series appearances, and of course major motion pictures. Clearly it’s no understatement to mention that Kayley is QUITE the busy gal in Hollywood! WHOOPIE!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Haley Bennett in Two Films at Venice Film Festival


Roll out the red carpet again for Haley Bennett, of Cuyahoga Falls, OH who has definitely been making a name for herself out in LA! You may remember, that our PMTM Alum Haley has already starred in several feature films including “Marley and Me” and “Music and Lyrics,” but her story certainly doesn’t stop there! Right now Haley is in two films that will premier at the Venice Film Festival - “Hole’s” Directed by Joe Dante, up for 3D picture of the year in the non-competition and short film categories and “Passages” written and directed by Shekhar Kapur, and also categorized in the non-competition sector of the festival. Haley herself just returned from glorious Venice where her dad, Ron Keeling reports she had a wonderful time – no surprise there! What’s next on the horizon? Another flick titled: “Kaboom” that will begin filming this year. How awesome that this Akron native has made it so big in the biz!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Barbizon of Akron Sponsoring Holiday Food Drive

Help Us Support The
Fight Against Hunger
Barbizon of Akron and Pro-Model and Talent Management are sponsoring a holiday food drive this season to benefit those in the community less fortunate than ourselves. We will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable items here at the Agency/Training center and NEED YOUR HELP! If every student/model/talent contributes, we can be sure to help those in need celebrate the joy of the holiday season as well!

A collection box will be placed near the entrance to the front lobby
at our building located at
3296 West Market St.
Akron, OH 44333
We MUST receive all items by:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD 2009

Please help us help others and share the warmth of giving this holiday season.
Together we can make a difference !

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Barbizon Grad Katie Ross Stars on USA Network

Check out Katie Ross, Medina, OH on the television show “Three Rivers”! This Barbizon grad and Pro-Model Alum not only stars on the show as a nurse, she is also the assistant medical consultant for the show based on her collegiate credentials, Katie pursued acting while going to college and as a result is now putting her college degree to work while also following her passion and working as an actress as well! It simply can’t get more perfect than that! You can catch the medical drama “Three Rivers” on the USA Network! You won’t want to miss the interesting storylines that center around organ donation from 3 points of view…the donors, the doctors, and the recipients.