Monday, June 17, 2013
Congrats to Emily who recently booked an on-air segment on a roaring '20s style about "Great Gatsby" style! Here's some behind-the-scenes shots and click here to see the spot!
Sunday, June 16, 2013
After a brief hiatus to attend school, Savannah is BACK on the scene! We caught up with the bubbly, leggy pro who dished about what she's been up to and what's coming down the road for her...
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO?
"I took a break from modeling to focus on college. It was very difficult to balance castings, shoots, shows, and school all at the same time. I feel very confident that I am in a place now where I am able to balance all those things and still be successful."
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU HAVE GIVEN TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
"If I could give my younger self advice it would be, to take advantage of every opportunity that is given to you, not many people in this world will get to experience the things I have so definitely take grasp of these opportunities."
"That's such a tough question ha! I have to say one of my favorite shoots I did was for Target. I did the shoot in NY which it so happened to be my first time there! The energy was great at the set and it was just fun and exciting that I was working for Target."
WHAT'S ON YOUR RADAR?
"I have an obsession with "Scandal" starring Kerry Washington. The show keeps me on my toes, the obsession is almost unhealthy! My other unhealthy obsession is reality TV, I watch almost anything in the "reality" genre. I know I am a tad bit late but I have two cds in rotation in my car and those are Taylor Swifts "Red" album and Justin Timberlake's "20/20" album....I cant get enough of them. My favorite movie is definitely "Higher Learning" starring the one and only TYRA BANKS.
HOW HAS MODELING WITH PAGE PARKES CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
"Modeling for PPM has definitely been a great experience. I have learned so much about this industry with PPM. From the outside looking in, people may think they know how the modeling world works, and I have been blessed enough to team up with PPM and gain the knowledge that I have. I have learned to enjoy the experiences that I have been given. My first time going to NY I was so scared and nervous, I had so many thoughts rushing through my head. Page sat me down, calmed me down and told gave me positive insight and took all my worries away...I have learned alot and grown as a person modeling with PPM.
"The next big step for me is graduating from college! I want to continue modeling for as long as I can, enjoy all that it has to offer. My future goal include working in sports for a NFL or NBA team, on the marketing and team operations side of things, so Mark Cuban and Jerry Jones look out for me! Haha!"
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Alexis Bledel who got her start with our Page Parkes Center of Modeling and Acting in Houston back in the day has certainly moved past her prim Gilmore Girl days. She is currently starring in a new dark film called Violet & Daisy, directed by Geoffrey Fletcher the Oscar-winning screenwriter for Precious, where she plays a young female assassin alongside Oscar nominated actress Saoirse Ronan (James Gandolfini and Danny Trejo also star in the film).
Check out her interview with Yahoo! Movies where she expresses how much she wanted to challenge herself to play a different character than we're used to seeing. She also divulges about her new pilot for FOX that just got picked up! Click here to read...
Check out the trailer for Violet & Daisy:
Congrats to Emily who walked in multiple shows during Austin Fashion Week recently.
While many might think of Austin as a hippie, granola watering hole, we're excited to showcase that Austin designers rocked it out with some stylish designs. Don't forget that we opened a center for modeling and acting in Austin!
John Pesina-Live Box Photo)
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Congrats to Gabby Michaels & Rob Bennett from our talent board who BOTH booked separate wedding commercials for Michaels. Here is Gabby's bright, cute commercial. Both make us want to plan the ultimate wedding!
And check out Rob's!
Congrats to Page Parkes alum CHANNING TATUM for scoring the July cover of Vanity Fair (with the headline "An Action Hero Who Can Act".
The cover and inside photos were shot by Bruce Weber...
Click here for MORE Channing tidbits from Vanity Fair...
In the meantime, also huge congrats to Channing and wife Jenna Dewan on their new baby girl, Everly who was just born in London.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Currently starring in Syfy's Robot Combat League, Devonric Johnson has come a long way from playing football at SMU in Dallas to modeling for high profile clients like JCPenneys and walking NY Fashion Week. He's a great example of how some of our talent juggle both modeling and acting! We caught up with him from quickly:
What is more challenging - modeling or doing TV and acting?
Both modeling and acting can be challenging. Each has it own set of things that can become difficult at times. Modeling for instance you have to consistently watch your diet and be physically fit which can sometimes be challenging with holidays, vacations and other social gatherings. In acting you need to constantly practice to perfect your craft with classes and workshops in which there are actors who have been in the business 20 years plus that still do those things. The best way to combat the challenges of both is to have a solid regime that you can adjust if life gets in the way!
Can you tell a bit about how you got cast on the show and how that came about?
Casting for Robot Combat League was somewhat of interesting process. The casting director had previously seen me audition for another TV show and called me in. I was really interested in the idea of the show because I love robots and I love combat sports, not to mention be involved with a groundbreaking show was an opportunity that I could not pass up.
Favorite memory of Page Parkes?
My favorite Page Parkes memory is the first time I went to agent review in Houston. It was a bit overwhelming but exciting to be around so many talented people in one building. The weekend really taught me alot about myself and where I want my career to go.
How did Page Parkes Management prepare you for success?
Page Parkes Management was very thorough with preparing me for success. The agency always gave me the best advice that helped shaped my career with classes, meetings and practice. The close knit family environment was something that was also a huge catalyst during my development.
What's next for your career? Dream job?
Right now I'm working on developing my martial arts to translate onto the big screen and have read for a couple movie roles. My dream job is to be an action movie star so there's no break for me!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Back in the day, Page picked up a young brunette beauty who was repped in TX by PPM with pillowy lips at the airport and helped book her for JCPenney. Her name was ANGELINA JOLIE.
We dug through the archives and found her comp card and some tears. Congrats Angelina on all your successes!
Check out the latest rounds of cuties who we just signed! Crossing our fingers all these newbies
will no doubt one day star in JCPenney, Gap Kids ads and more!
SEEING DOUBLE: GWENETH & GISELLE
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Congrats to Page who was interviewed extensively on-air for a 10min plus segment on SAN
ANTONIO LIVING. Newsflash! Page announces some big things - spotlighting our new Austin school and she divulged about a NEW Reality Show spin off (Hopefully you caught her on E!'s SCOUTED where she discovered new rising star Kelsey). Page also took some fun, insightful viewer questions...