Saturday, May 29, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Graduates Michelle, Margarite, and Candace in Goodwill TV Commercial








In a recent spot for Goodwill Industries, our Barbizon of Akron Graduates Candace, Margarite, and Michelle had an awesome time!! Our ladies did a fabulous job on set... Candace, in character, choosing what to wear, while Michelle and Margarite were hearing and seeing strange inanimate objects chat back to them. The ladies relied upon their expressiveness and subtle body language to make the spot oh-so-successful since all the roles were non-speaking! Way to work it ladies!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Alum Haley Bennett Recognized at Cannes Film Festival

Barbizon of Akron Alum Haley Bennett, is being recognized for her amazing work in the sci-fi thriller "KABOOM", where she scored a LEAD role playing the character Stella. The film was featured at The Cannes Film Festival in France!! OH LA LA! For those of you that are not familiar with this major event, it is the oldest and most prestigious of all the film festivals!!

Haley is currently rubbing elbows with ALL of the big movie stars, not to mention, the entire cast received a standing ovation for the film! That's pretty impressive! Check out Festival de Cannes website to see beautiful shots of Haley, not to mention all the other exciting events taking place there!!

Some of Haley's credits to date are: "Music & Lyrics", "Marley & Me", "The Haunting of Molly Hartley", "College", "The Hole" & "Arcadia Lost". She's definitely on her way to becoming a household name!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Alum Takes the Part of an Extra on a Disney Channel Pilot

So what’s new in the uber-talened world of Barbizon of Akron Alum and listed model/talent Matt Coffey?? Well before you read on, we must warn you that you might get a tad jealous!! Matt just returned from sunny California, where he says he had an AWESOME time!

The two week trip out in Hollywood was quite successful for Matt. He worked as an extra on a Pilot called "Traffic Light", the Disney XD show called "Zeke and Luther" AND he also met the assistant Disney casting director who got Matt into a taping of a new Disney Show "Good Luck Charlie"!! Then afterwards, she took Matt down to meet ALL the actors, how cool is that? In addition to all that excitement, Matt and his mom Jodie (who is also an Alum of Barbizon of Akron and listed with Pro-Model & Talent)are already making plans to spend their summer in LOS ANGELES!

We are sure to have a lot more to report on this super talented guy!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Alum Leah Prentice - Spokes Model at IX Center Trade Show


Anyone from this area knows that the IX Center in Cleveland is always hoppin’ with lots of fun events and trade shows, so it’s not surprising that some of our seasoned models are called upon for assistance! One of our pretty young ladies Leah Prentice, is stoked to partake in a FOUR day booking that will have her warmly greeting lots of trade show attendees while promoting the client's company and products! Leah’s bright smile, larger than life personality and hard work was a great bonus to the booth set-up and earned her a hefty check!!! psst… she’s earning over $1000.00 bucks......and that’s nothin’ to scoff at!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Alums Participate Kalahari Bridal Show

.........Here come the brides! Barbizon of Akron Alums Andrea, Anna, Rachel, and Devon, looked beyond stunning in the beautiful bridal gowns provided by Cleveland-based Matina’s Bridal Salon, during a recent bridal show at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky. Each of our ladies were excited to participate in the show AGAIN, since they did the earlier show this year in Boardman and already knew exactly what they need to do! And of course it goes without saying, none of them minded taking center stage either while wearing a drop-dead beautiful bridal gown either.

So take note all models if you do an awesome job the first go-round, you are bound to be asked back for more and more projects. Looking gorgeous (as usual) girls!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Alum Marissa Irwin in Print for Kimora Lee Simmons



Who’s up for an all-expenses paid trip out to the FABULOUS and fun Las Vegas!?!? Well don’t sign up yet, because the belle of everyone’s ball and Barbizon of Akron Alum Marissa Irwin, has already been granted that offer. Our gal with her good looks is being transported out to the famed Nevada strip where she’ll be doing print work for the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace - and oh yeah, not only did she get a free trip, but a jaw dropping paycheck to boot. Besides Vegas, Marissa is taking New York City by storm as well. Recently Marissa got dolled up for a print shoot featuring items from Kimora Lee Simmons new line called “Kourtour,” and for Redeken. Marissa is also “on hold” for a Timberland Campaign and a HUGE Matrix campaign! The best news is that we know there’s more to come – Marissa attends at least 4 castings a day which equals about 20 per week! With all that fervent auditioning we are certain more projects are on the way!