Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Grads Dan and Alexis in Print for Sherwin Williams

Looking good! Dan Jambor and Alexis Hura did a stellar job at a recent shoot for Sherwin Williams! Our two were hand selected by the client due to their great camera presence and of course all of their fabulous skills and technique! We can’t wait to see the results of their friendly faces on the advertising put forth by the company within the next several months! We are also hoping for more wonderful work to come our way since the client followed up with positively GLOWING reviews on how wonderful they both did while on set. YAY!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Grad Haley Bennett in New Pilot on FX

Haley Bennett originally from Stow/Cuyahoga Falls Ohio is making more waves out in exciting Hollywood California. To date, Bennett has been cast in a whole slew of major motion pictures and has appeared in countless magazines world-wide and now we are proud to announce that she is about to make her debut on the small screen. For all of you that love to watch the FX Channel watch for Miss Haley in a new drama pilot titled Outlaw Country where she along with Luke Grimes landed the younger lead roles joining previously cast Mary Steenburgen. Additionally, well-known director Michael Dinner has come on board to direct the pilot, that is set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty. Haley plays twenty-something Annabell Lee, a gorgeous country singer who is living in the shadow of her over protective Mom. This is a fabulous opportunity for Haley to exercise her vocals again just as she did in the film Music and Lyrics.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Graduate, Kiri Stevens in Wells Fargo Commercial

Can you say AWESOME??!! Barbizon of Akron's very own, not to mention very talented Kiri Stevens from Cincinnati, Ohio has just booked a national commercial! WOO HOO! This rising young star got his start in the biz right here first and then moved out to fabulous Los Angeles where he pursued his dreams full-time. While out in LA, Kiri has booked various TV shows, movies, and commercials and now he can add Wells Fargo to the list. Be sure to watch for Kiri's friendly face when a Wells commerical pops up! You can't miss him! Want to read more about Kiri's accomplishments? Hop onto and search for him, OR follow this link

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Grad Sheyanne Liggett Makes the Cover of "Spelling Connections"

What a cutie pie! We’re seriously excited to be sharing the latest tear sheet on Barbizon of Akron graduate Sheyanne Liggett! This bright-faced and smile happy little one looks great on Zaner Bloser’s latest spelling connections cover! Zaner Bloser, located in the great city of Columbus is one of the leading publishers of Educational materials for young children in grades K-8, so you can imagine the excitement of stealing one of the cover shots!! Check Sheyanne out under “Reading” where she looks hard at work. Looking good!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Grads, Karen, Jackie, and Ricky In Corrective Eye Centers Commercial

You won’t need your eyes checked after seeing how fabulous all of our talent look in a recently produced television commercial for the Corrective Eye Centers of Cleveland. That’s right, three of our camera-ready talent and Barbizon of Akron Graduates made the cut for fabulous spots in this commercial that will be airing locally for the next several months. So, when you see those Eye Center commercials airing you will be able to tell your friends that Karen, Jackie, and Ricky all got there start just like you… At Barbizon of Akron! Keep your eyes peeled.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Grad Shawn Flannery in Movie Titled: "Summertime Christmas"

What a cutie – not to mention talented too! Mr. Shawn Flannery, former Barbizon of Akron Graduate is proud to announce his role in the upcoming movie, “Summertime Christmas” where our sweet-faced guy plays the meanie! Shawn loved taking on the role of Ben, the town bully in this audience-lovin’ film and had an awesome time during production. Shawn’s performance is of course BEYOND stellar, but don’t just take our word for it, log onto and search for “Summertime Christmas”. Your not only in for a treat but also a sneak peek at our talent in action. AWESOME!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Jamie Ungaro, Barbizon of Akron Grad, Wins Title of "Mr. Romance"

We are head over heels (literally) for the very handsome Jamie Ungaro who recently won the honor of being pictured on the cover of a romance novel and the grand title of, “Mr. Romance 2010”! That’s right this handsome lad, who got his start right here at Barbizon of Akron, and who is listed with Pro-Model and Talent, entered a Mr. Romance contest down in Ohio’s state capital Columbus, after major urging from a family friend. Jamie underwent 4 full days of rehearsing and photoshoots at the Hyatt Regency at the annually held Romantic Times Booklovers Convention that features not only the audition/competition process but days full of festive parties as well. In the end, and after the judging was complete Jamie won “Reader's Choice”, “Contestant's Choice” and “Mr. Romance”, and per Jamie, he believes that he is the first guy who has ever won all three trophies in the competition's history! WOO HOO! Once the book that Jamie will appear on is chosen, this lucky and good-looking guy will be whisked off to New York City for a Dorchester Publishing cover photo shoot and book trailer shoot! THEN next year… he will be flown out to Los Angeles where he will present awards! What an awesome title and great way to make his first mark in the biz! Want more information? Log onto or newsroom/gdc/videos/vid_29 where you can see Jamie’s video while at the convention.

Barbizon of Akron Graduate Andrea Debevc Works with Nick Arrojo

Andrea Debevc, Graduate of Barbizon of Akron is at it again my friends making her rounds between her home base in the Cleveland area and the Grand City of them all – New York. On a recent trip, Andrea did a test shoot where she is looking every bit the high fashion model that she is! Of course we wanted to share one of her fab-o MOD shots with you here first! Also while in the great "Gotham" Andrea did a hair show with the famed Nick Arrojo – formerly of What Not to Wear fame. Locally, Andrea has also been considered for some work with Dick’s Sporting Goods – what a busy lady.