Thanks to Bob Blume for coming to Boston to audition our talent. The start date for the next acting workshop session is October 24th, 2013!

MEET JADON! Seven year old JRP student Jadon Etheart began taking classes at JRP New England in the beginning of 2013 and has taken the commercial and print industry by storm! Last March, Jadon booked a Hasbro commercial after taking JRP’S Kids TV Commercial class and most recently landed the COVER of the Baystate Parent Magazine!!

His mother Leitha discusses the experience in a recent testimonial: “Jadon loved the experience of shooting the commercial and is excited for more opportunities… The kids TV Commercial class has been a great opportunity for my son to learn basic acting skills… Jadon was even fortunate to be selected for a toy commercial for a Spiderman toy, his favorite superhero!”

Congratulations to Jadon!

WHO WILL BE OUR NEXT SUCCESS STORY? TALENT LIKE JADON HAD A DREAM, THEY BELIEVED IT AND THEY’RE MAKING IT HAPPEN.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR ASPIRATIONS AS AN ACTOR, MODEL, SINGER OR DANCER AND LET US HELP YOU PURSUE YOUR DREAMS!

JRP NEW ENGLAND OFFERS TRAINING FOR ACTING, MODELING & SINGING. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MODELING OR ACTING. OPEN CALL PROVIDES AGENCY AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES AND MARKETING MATERIALS.

New England Talent Agencies  Boston Talent Agencies  Singing  Dancing  Acting  and Boston Modeling Agencies

 

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING JRP NEW ENGLAND/ OPEN CALL ACTORS & MODELS!

JESSICA COGGSWELL and LAURA CHONGVORANOND booked a promo job for Shading Designs, an architect company

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KELSEA CAMPBELL modeled at a two day fashion event at Nordstrom’s

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ISABEL WADE booked a non union video project for Houghton Mifflin Hartcourtisabel wade hs 4x6

MEGAN CLOUTIER, CHRISTINE UNAEGBU and FRANCELYS PICHARDO booked the Masello/Redken Beauty Fashion Hair Show

HALEY CHANEY, CHRISTINE UNAEGBU and BRIAHNA GILBERT received callbacks for NY Fashion Week Castinghttps://www.facebook.com/donaldjinphotography

ENZO FIORE selected as a solo performer at a special holiday concert in front of Macy’s Downtown Crossingenzo fiore hs 3.25x3.5

OLIVIA PUNGITORE got 2 lead roles in 2 movies; “Chopping Block” and “Picture of Realityolivia pungitore headshot 4x6

LAURA CHONGVORANOND booked the I’Anza Marlborough MA Beauty Fashion Show

SHYLA BEAL booked a small credited role in the ‘Birthday Scene” in a film called “Having Fun Up There” By Frankie Frainshyla beal (2)

ISABELLE WADE signed a 5 year contract with BMG NY/LA

MARCUS MEYERS signed a contract with BMG NY/LA

DOMINIQUE LAFLEUR got a role of TV Reporter in the movie called Catatonk Blue shooting at the end of the monthdominique lafleur hs 4x6

BRIDGET LUDWIG, FARMA NDAO, BRETT DUFFY, MALAIKA KOMTANGI & MARIANNE DASILVA modeled for D.N.I Fashion Shootmalaika komtangi (1) (393x540)marianne dasilva (3) (346x520)bridget ludwig (1) (348x520)

JESSICA COGGWELL did a bridal Photo Shoot for Group Beaute

NINA MURRAY, CHRISTINE UNAGBU, FARMA NDAO & DENEYSHA RILEY did a Fashion & Hair Show for Salon Acote nina murray (348x520)

LISSY BAPTISTA shot a Fashion Show for designer Anna Nieman 

LESLIE KUHN & LASHMI DOWDS signed with The Crawford Agency; EMMA SHANNON signed with Myrna Leiberman Management Co.-L.A.; JOHN MAFFEO signed with Step Forward Entertainment leslie kuhn hs 4x6emma shannon cp3 4x6lashmi dowds hs

BRENNA FLAHERTY stared in Rob Marin’s music video brenna flaherty

STEPHANIE BAGARELLA took 3rd place in the Miss Photogenic 2013 and modeled at the Vitamin Water sampling events

ELLIS QUINN filmed a web series called RED CIRCLES in Rhode Island.

JONATHAN SARTELL shot a commercial for Travelers Marketingjonathan sartell photo

STEPNANIE TWOMEY and FARMA NDAO were JRP promo models at the National American Miss pageant

 

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Your Voice Matters!

December 2, 2013

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YOU CAN TELL A LOT FROM A PERSON’S VOICE

“You can tell a lot from a person’s voice” – that’s the classic line from Sleepless in Seattle. Indeed, if voice matters in dating, business negotiation, public speaking and political debate, voice for actors is even more powerful and indispensable to deliver messages and convey emotions.

Actors tend to forget how important their voices can be – casting directors may have the answer: they usually make notes on performers’ voices when conducting auditions: “A good voice” note will definitely get the performer one step closer to taking that role. People won’t enjoy hearing a voice that is too high, too fast, too slow, has poor articulation, or has a lisp.

On top of that, voice acting is a very powerful tool to assist an actor in achieving objectives in a scene or a whole production. There is a reason why people can hear a show as much as they see it – from the voices and speeches most messages and scenarios are delivered.

Though everyone’s voice is unique and individual, voice skills for diction, rhythm and tempo are standard and teachable. Diction means the clearness of speaking. Actors can adjust the way they speak if the character has an accent or mumble. Rhythm reflects the way to interpret a script, say, where to pause, where to breathe, where to hold, and so forth. Usually there isn’t a physical punctuation when speaking, however a good actor can feel and bear it in mind. Tempo refers to the speed of talking. People speak in different tempos for different emotions: usually they speed up when feeling excited and slow down for depressing moment. Using a correct tempo helps audience to figure out the character’s emotional state of mind.

There is no other way to master voice skills except through daily practices. Articulation exercises, placement, breath support, pitches and tones adjustment – all these skills need to be honed by consistent practices with appropriate guidance.

Most actors pay great attentions to physical appearances, body languages, facial expressions and eye contacts, ignoring their voices which are equally important. Actually, all too often it is the bad voice or voice acting that kills the opportunity to get a perfect role. In that sense, voice training is no less important than any other training.

Now at JRP, you can enjoy the next Voice Acting class at a special discounted price for a 10 week session to learn the practical skills of:

  • On Camera Broadcast journalism-(interviewing skills)
  • TV/commercial voice acting
  • On Camera Reporting
  • Filming onsite with interviewing & editing
  • Anchoring and specialized reporting-
  • (sports, weather, entertainment, business and health)
  • Articulation, placement, breath support, pitches, tones and accent adjustment

Check out here to see how voice talent evaluated this workshop:

“Terrific overview of diverse media opportunities from voice overs of all types to commercials. Excellent job by Dave Letendre. High octane education. I liked everything about this class” — Voice Talent Frank Paco Stewart

CALL NOW at 617-946-0508 to inquire or enroll! Available year round. CALL NOW!

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Time: 4 – 6 pm, Monday, October 21, 2013

Location: JRP New England Boston Office

 One of the top Hollywood working actors with credits in “Candyman”, “Platoon”, “The Rock”, “Final Destination” franchise, “Transformer: Revenge of the Fallen” and more, Tony Todd is set to share his invaluable experience in show business with JRP students!

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On October 21, Tony Todd, the “Hollywood Horror Icon” will come to JRP New England and Open Call Model & Talent to deliver a special industry workshop to the students and alumni of JRP. Perhaps best known for his chilling performance in the classical horror franchise “Candyman”, the charismatic 6′ 5″ actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk (1986). And his extensive acting credits went on and on since then: he portrayed William Bludworth in Final Destination franchise, voiced “The Fallen” in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and “Dreadwing” in Transformers: Prime. He was also in film classics as ”The Rock” (1996), “The Crow” (1994), “Lean on Me” (1989), “Bird” (1988), “Night of the Living Dead” (1990), “The Man from Earth” (2007), “Sushi Girl” (2012), the multiple Academy Award winning Oliver Stone film ”Platoon” (1986) and ”Le Secret” (2000), which was nominated and screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

Todd is one of a few earliest casts in the original Star Trek franchise: he portrayed Worf’s brother Kurn in four episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the video game Star Trek: The Next Generation – Klingon Honor Guard. He also portrayed different characters in episodes of Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. He was one of several actors considered for the role of Benjamin Sisko and provided the voice of “Korban” for the video game Star Trek: Elite Force II.

Todd’s versatility has been exemplified by his prominent guest starring roles in numerous critically-acclaimed television series and video games, including  ”Call of Duty: Black Ops II” (2012), ”Boston Public” (2000), “For the People” (2002), “CSI: Miami” (2002) and “The District” (2000), as well as “NYPD Blue” (1993), “Smallville” (2001), ”Law & Order” (1990), “Crossing Jordan” (2001), “Homicide: Life on the Street” (1993)  and ”The X-Files” (1993).

Todd’s considerable theater credits include the world premiere of award-winning playwright August Wilson’s ”King Hedley II”, where he originated the title role in Pittsburgh, Seattle and Boston. Variety commented: “Todd’s King Hedley dominates the stage. A sour-faced mix of rage and resolve, anger and vulnerability. Todd’s Hedley was a memorable tour-de-force even on opening.” He also received a coveted Helen Hayes nomination for his performance in Athol Fugard’s “The Captain’s Tiger” at La Jolla, the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Kennedy Center. Other theatre credits include “Les Blancs”, “Playboy of the West Indies”, “Othello”, “Zooman and the Sign”, award-winning playwright Keith Glover’s ”Dark Paradise”, “Aida” (on Broadway), and “Levee James” for the prestigious Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference and The New Dramatist Guild.

Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of Connecticut, which, in turn, led to a scholarship from the renowned Eugene O’Neill National Theatre Institute. It proved to be the foundation for intense stints at the Hartman Conservatory in Stamford, Connecticut and the Trinity Square Repertory Theater Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island.

With his critical training and learning years spent in New England, Todd is always considering himself an “East Coaster” who sincerely appreciates the diversity and depth of the New England culture. He is an acclaimed advocate of theater education as well – back to the college years he had appeared in dozens of classical and experimental plays, yet still managed to find time to teach play writing to high school students in the Hartford public school system. Today he keeps entertainment education as one of his missions and makes appearances in a variety of educational workshops to keep inspiring the young people with dreams and passions for the industry.

“I am fortunate enough to stay in the business as long as almost my lifetime, I’ve seen a lot and experienced a lot, and I’m humbled to be given many titles and credits – I feel obligated to give back and if there is one thing that I can give back for most, it is education – to pass down those lifetime experiences and knowledge, and to inspire people with courage, tenacity and wisdom”, said the 59 years’ old actor, “I am very happy to work with JRP New England to deliver a workshop to their students. JRP is a widely recognized training school in performing arts; I respect their founder Mr. John Robert Powers for his great passion to help the emerging aspiring actors, and that’s what I am here for”.

The workshop is set for two hours from 4-6 p.m. on October 21, just one week before Halloween. During the workshop, Todd will share his bio and personal stories with the students: how he started, what was the first job he landed and how he made it, training he received, difficulties and challenges he encountered and many more. He will also give a sneak peek of the industry that is not accessible elsewhere to a novice: how Hollywood works, important things to be aware of, audition tips, networking tips, contract tips, as well as industry trends.

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“When you put a studio in, not just a sound stage, but when you put a studio someplace, I think it sends a message that we mean business. We’re here, and it’s not like a cardboard tent that’s been thrown up to be a temporary fix for a production that is coming in”, said Gail O’Grady, the famous actress and producer in talking about the New England Studios coming this month.

New England has been favored by Hollywood as an ideal shooting destination for its diverse landscape and distinct personality for decades. However, it seemed the location was the only thing that the state had to offer. It didn’t have a base camp that made it easier for producers to shoot year-round.

“What’s been difficult for a lot of states, even though they have a tax incentive, is that there’s not a base camp. There’s not a studio, there’s not a facility”, said Gail. A dearth of studio space also made it difficult to shoot interior scenes, particularly those requiring extensive special effects. The opening of New England Studios has filled the absence of a state-of-the-art movie studio in Massachusetts.

New England Studios features soundproof building providing four contiguous 18,000 square foot stages, 60-foot high ceilings, extensive electrical systems and rigging, and lack of interior columns within the sound stages. All these create a competitive studio in the east coast that might rival those in Hollywood and bring production companies, major networks, and entertainment industry professionals to Massachusetts.

The opening of New England Studios is an undoubted blessing for people here in Massachusetts and East Coast who dream about entering the entertainment industry, as it may generate a whole new level of production and provide a steady stream of work in the near future.

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iPOP! – July 2013

July 16, 2013

  Congratulations to all the talented performers from JRP New England who competed at iPOP! (International Presentation of Performers) Los Angeles July 2013   Our contestants received more than 150 callbacks and over 35 awards! Emma Shannon Nadya Payeur Isabel Wade Nicole McKenzie Enzo Flore Shauna Jing Lashmi Dowds Lauren Elwell Tyler Richardson Shawn Dowds […]

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JRP New England / Open Call Model & Talent Bookings and Placements – June 2013

June 27, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING JRP NEW ENGLAND/ OPEN CALL ACTORS & MODELS KYLE GOLEMAN,  BRIDGET LUDWIG,  JESSE NG, JULIE DARBOUZE, BIANCA ALMEIDA, SEAMUS DOLAN, JENNIFER DROHAN, DENEYSHA RILEY, PAMELA SANTOS & STEPHANIE TWOMEY modeled in a fashion show for Sonia’s Bridal.           SARAH SWEENEY, KEVIN SPIRO, GABRIELLA VENTURA & MALAIKA KOMTENGI starred in a video web campaign for a […]

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Modeling / Music Movie Casting Call

June 4, 2013

Audition Dates: Fridays; June 7th & 21st Time: Arrive at 5pm Location: JRP/Open Call Model & Talent, 211 Congress St, 5th Floor, 617-946-0508   Audition for a brand new documentary film – You Should Be a Model     We will be featuring young, talented female models and performers in an exciting new movie ll about the […]

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JRP New England / Open Call Model & Talent Success Stories – May 2013

May 30, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING JRP NEW ENGLAND/ OPEN CALL CLIENTS                   SOPHIA GILBERTO,  NINA MURRAY modeled in a fashion show for South Shore Swimwear.                     BRIDGET LUDWIG and JACQUELINE ABREGO participated in a live makeup demo for David Nicholas International Makeup & […]

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JRP New England / Open Call Model & Talent Success Stories – APRIL, 2013

May 1, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING JRP NEW ENGLAND/ OPEN CALL CLIENTS HANNAH MILLETTE stars in an Excedrin commercial of Who Deserves Excedrin The Most? Driving With Kids in the Backseat           MARGUERITE ROMATELLI appears in the feature film Amazing Spider-Man 2: London Calling. She has also been selected for The Friends of Broadway, a traveling theatrical […]

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