Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mother-Son Duo From Barbizon of Akron Tackle Hollywood!

Jodie and Matt Coffey are a mother and son team from Uniontown, Ohio who both are Barbizon of Akron graduates that are listed with Pro-Model & Talent. They have a life that many people only dream of; they spend their winters in Ohio and their summers in Hollywood where they both pursue their dreams in the industry. Both, Jodie and Matt, got their starts here at Barbizon of Akron and Pro-Model & Talent so we love to keep everyone up-to-date as to what they are up to.

Both Jodie and Matt have been staying busy taking acting classes and workshops in Los Angeles. Matt had a whole host of auditions and received a ton of callbacks. Here are just a few of the super cool auditions he went on: The Muppet Movie, Modern Family, Ant Farm, a Vin Diesal movie and a John Heder pilot. He also did commercial auditions for Aflac, Hunts, Old Navy, Foot Locker, Hot Wheels, Coke, Bank of America and Xbox.

As for Jodie, she had an audition for a national Geico commercial that had come down to her and one other women; while the part went to the other lady, Jodie was thrilled that she got that far in the process and was excited to follow-up that she and Matt booked an episode on the new Disney show call “Prankstars” which will be airing this fall. We all have to watch for that show so we can see Jodie & Matt in action together.

In addition to “Prankstars” keep your eyes open for the promo for the new Phineas & Ferb movie on Disney XD that will be airing soon as you will be able to catch Matt throughout that promo spot. Jodie said they had a jam packed 2 months and have been really pleased as summer is typically a slower time in Los Angeles – it sure has not slowed for this mother and son! Jodie & Matt’s goal is to start spending more time in Los Angeles as they both love the acting capitol of the world… HOLLYWOOD!