Thursday, March 31, 2011

Teen Graduates of Barbizon of Akron Put The Skills They Learned To Use At A Video Shoot... Earning Them A Pretty Penny!!

A graduate of Barbizon of Akron, the very handsome Malcolm Keenon, who is now listed with Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. wrapped up shooting a video segment with Access Video that will be used in High School Physics labs throughout Ohio.

Malcolm had to portray a student that was being directed through a basic science lab by a scientist. The client asked that Malcolm only use facial and body movements to convey what they were wanting to portray in the video... so no scripts or line memorization for Malcolm. In order to do what the client had requested though, Malcolm had to use his personality and the skills he learned at Barbizon of Akron when it came to facial expressions and working on-camera.

The client followed up with the Agency and said Malcolm was a joy to work with and he did an excellent job of following directions on set. As a result this handsome 17 year-old made over $500.00 for the shoot and has been requested back for yet another video segment!

Malcolm will be joined by five other Barbizon of Akron graduates, now listed with Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. (Allie Jenkins, Chad Becka, Anthony Quinones, Briana Lehman, and Megan Hang) for a two day shoot for a team building video, earning Malcolm and the other teenagers a pretty penny!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Barbizon of Akron Graduate Adds Another Commercial To Her Already Impressive Resume

Barbizon of Akron Graduate and now listed model/talent with Pro-Model & Talent Management, Patricia Natali, just shot a commercial for Westfield Insurance focusing on their new home & auto policy coverage.

The client had budgeted ½ a day for the shoot however, Patricia was able to wrap it up in just 2 hours. The client was able to let everyone on set go early; and since Patricia did such a great job she still got paid for a ½ day of work, pretty impressive!

You can also see Patricia in commercials for Kroger and on PBS as well as in ads for Nationwide, First Merit and the Cleveland Playhouse.

Patricia definitely keeps her acting skills that she learned at Barbizon of Akron current as she never knows when Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. will call her with another audition.

The clients know when they hire Patricia or anyone from Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. that the model/talent will get the job done in either the allotted time or less!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Barbizon of Akron Graduate Nails Her Audition & Lands A Part In A Local Commercial!


The next time you are watching TV and a Safe Auto commercial comes on you have to look for Barbizon of Akron graduate, Jennifer Puckett.

Jennifer Puckett, from Mansfield Ohio, was one of the client’s top picks after she nailed her audition Pro-Model & Talent Management sent her out on!

When it comes to TV commercials a person has to go into the audition knowing what they are doing and that's why clients reach out to Pro-Model & Talent. Clients know Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. provide the best of the best talent, as they have a pool of talent that have graduated from Barbizon of Akron where they have been trained in on-camera skills, voice projection, and reading scripts.

Jennifer’s knowledge and professionalism definitely paid off as she made a whopping $400.00 for the short time she was at the shoot.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Barbizon of Akron Grad Stars In Film Scheduled To Debut Nationwide

Barbizon of Akron graduate & Pro-Model and Talent's own small town boy, Logan Bartholomew from Galion, Ohio continues to shoot for the stars in Los Angeles where he has had guest starring roles in shows such as: CSI: NY, Ghost Whispers, CSI: Miami, Nearing Grace and American Wedding. In addition, Logan has taken the lead in the Love's Abiding Joy series now out on video.



This local talent that started his career right here attending Barbizon of Akron, is now starring in the film The Genesis Code as Blake Truman. This independent Christian film is about two college students who grapple with their faith and relationships. The film also features Louise Fletcher, Ernest Borgnine, and former presidential candidate Fred Thompson. The film will debut nationwide in limited release with premieres in theaters in Colorado, Illinois, OHIO, Michigan, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Check out the trailer for The Genesis Code:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Beyonce's Mom, Tina Knowles, Uses Barbizon Of Akron Grad In Clothing Advertisements!

Barbizon of Akron graduate and Pro-Model & Talent's own, Marissa Irwin who is originally from North Canton continues to stay busy in New York City!

Ms. Tina Knowles, Beyonce’s mom, has a new line of clothes at Wal-Mart stores worldwide, and Marissa will be one of the models you will see in Tina Knowles Lookbook and is the face that will be in the advertisements at Wal-Mart stores worldwide. The clothing line is advertised to be affordable, stylish, and range in size from 2-20. Ms. Knowles wants to dress up everyone regardless of their size.

If that is not enough, this model/actress is also doing showroom work for Victoria’s Secret, catalogue/print work for Kohl’s, and appeared for the third time on The View. Marissa has reported back to us that she loves working on The View as everyone is so nice, especially Barbara Walters. She has found it fascinating to see what goes on back stage, in addition she says the food they cater for everyone is fabulous. But Marissa says the very best part of being on The View is seeing herself on TV.

Marissa is going to be spending a few months in Los Angeles this spring pursuing acting, so we anticipate that Marissa will be seeing herself even more on TV in the near future.