A few kind words... Global One is a wonderful management company! I have been with them for almost a full year. Even in this short amount of time my career has improved in so many ways. Marina has guided me along in expanding my career opportunities and my brand. She has provided me with industry insight and is always there to answer all my questions. Global One cares about me as a person as well as a client. I look forward to a long and profitable working relationship. Global One Has Been Like Family!!! My son and I started with Global One several years ago. They were instrumental for us deciding to make career in this industry, where as other Management companies and Agencies treat you like a number. They personally know my family and treat them as Global One family. They have shown us lots of compassion and concern about our career path. They absolutely do not mislead us or give us partial or incorrect answers. They have been completely forthcoming regarding anything we have asked about the industry and/or expectations. In most cases, you have to pay for the advice they provide free of charge. I feel extremely comfortable getting career advice and anytime I call, they are always pleasant and professional. When I needed a new Agent, Global One was instrumental in locating an agent. They did not just find any Agency, but one of the top Agencies in LA. Some people believe that everything should be given to them on a silver platter. Wake up people, you have to work too. I can say ... My son and I started with Global One several years ago. They were instrumental for us deciding to make career in this industry, where as other Management companies and Agencies treat you like a number. They personally know my family and treat them as Global One family. They have shown us lots of compassion and concern about our career path. They absolutely do not mislead us or give us partial or incorrect answers. They have been completely forthcoming regarding anything we have asked about the industry and/or expectations. In most cases, you have to pay for the advice they provide free of charge. I feel extremely comfortable getting career advice and anytime I call, they are always pleasant and professional. When I needed a new Agent, Global One was instrumental in locating an agent. They did not just find any Agency, but one of the top Agencies in LA. Some people believe that everything should be given to them on a silver platter. Wake up people, you have to work too. I can say from personal experiences that you will not find another group of people like Global One who cares dearly about your well being and career. Given the different Hollywood personalities (deception and lies), beware of what you ask for. For those of you who think otherwise, I guarantee you will be back (to Global One) or you will end up leaving this industry disappointed. You do not have to believe me, but over time if you survive in this industry, you will realize that what I've said here holds true.
For those of you that have been lucky enough to be considered Global One Ltd., be thankful! When I was first contacted by Global One to be represented, I thought this was a dream come true. But I didn’t decide to sign up right away. While I was being considered, I did my homework. I read all the reviews, good and bad. Then I wrote down questions about bad reviews that concerned me. When I told them about my concerns and what I had read online, they were very open, honest and respected that I checked into them. They appreciated that I did my homework, instead of following them blindly. They were able to answer all my questions and talk to me about all my concerns, confidently and honestly. Joining Global One is a decision that I don’t regret at all. They work hard for you, making sure that they are doing all they can to get your name out there. When you do get jobs, they are there to make sure that you get the best contract possible and that you aren’t being taken advantage of. Take this into consideration when you are thinking about having Global One represent you. Also think about this, most people that are happy don’t write reviews, but 90% of people that are upset do. The people that are writing bad reviews about Global One are most likely upset for one of two reasons. The first reason would be that they didn’t get signed by Global One and they are mad about it or they are still earning residual for past projects and think they don’t have to pay Global One their percentage. I mean lets make this perfectly clear, if an agent/manager gets you a job, they get paid for that job as long as you do!!! I can’t tell you to sign with Global One, but I don’t want bad reviews that aren’t giving you the whole story to sway you one way or the other. Especially since this could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for you.
Lays the Foundation for Greatness!!! Barbizon of Hollywood is an excellent training center for individuals seeking to gain the tools needed to lay the foundation for entering the entertainment industry. I have been a student for a few months now, enrolled in the hybrid (modeling & acting) class. I have learned about audition techniques, makeup, hair, runway walking, acting techniques, and have also had opportunities to participate in events. The class becomes more than just a time to learn about the "industry" but you quickly realize you have attained an extended family of people who share the same interests as you. Its a place that allows you to be open and vulnerable which really pushes you to connect with your monologues and other things. My teacher is really caring and makes sure that we take our work serious but have fun at the same time. Within these months I feel more prepared to walk into a model casting/go-see or acting audition because Barbizon emphasizes the need to cultivate these skills before you graduate!
Global One really cares about it's people. I would never have been able to go out for some the auditions I've been on if I didn't have representation. Global One has fought long and hard for me, and the result has been that I have booked a couple of films that are going to film festivals and a national commercial. I've auditioned for pilots for Disney, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and recently a leading role in a new film starring Eric Roberts. I could never have done that on my own. When things weren't working out, they didn't give up on me. We discussed everything and made changes. There are a million people out there trying to do this, sometimes you have to make a small change in order to stand out. We did that and it worked. They care about us clients, because we are all a family now. I am a loyal supporter of Global One because they have been loyal to me and really helped accelerate my career.
I have been a client with Global One for a few years now and have been in the LA market for a year in a half. In that time because of my management team; I have landed a commercial agent, auditioned for feature films and numerous national commercials including my first major principal booking for Little Caesars Pizza in a national spot. Global One really believes in me and treats me as a member of their family. They really care about their clients and provide useful, effective direction for your career; they don't treat you as just another number. I couldn't recommend a better management firm :) I love having Marina Furuta as my manager.
Barbizon is absolutely excellent! I'm an acting student there and so far my experience has been very great and memorable. The classes that are provided are very helpful in building your skills as an actor and have value that no other place can have. The staff and teachers of Barbizon are so friendly and helpful. You get honest feedback on your performances, great tips, and you learn new ways of doing things! You're classmates become like family and you meet interesting new people everytime. I don't regret joining Barbizon for a second. They've helped me develop my skills and showed me how to get in touch with my true potential.
I enjoyed my classes at Barbizon. My teacher was so nice. She taught me many things about how to be a model. The people you meet there are so nice. My classmates are like family now. We share the same dreams. I believe we will all make it. At Barbizon you learn how to walk like a model, how to slate your name, how to stand like a model, and the different types of poses models do. You learn what you need when you audition for something. Barbizon is a really great experience!! (:
Barbizon has been such an amazing experience for me.I My instructors have been very friendly, explained everything well, and gave me many tips that I will take with me in my future. It has changed me in so many positive ways, I am now confident in myself and I don't get as shy to go up on stage or to talk to anybody like I used to. I met a lot of friendly people there and had so much fun. I am extremely thankful for this opportunity. Thanks Barbizon!
Barbizon was a life changing experience mainly because I never wanted to model before I got into it. Attending Barbizon has taught me so man things and stuff I can take with me through out life. Barbizon prepared me so much for the industry and every since I left I have been booking job after job! Thank you so much Barbizon!! Thank you to my lovely instructor Melissa also
I really enjoyed my time in Barbizon it was really fun and taught me a-lot about the industry! The teachers are really cool and the classes are fun as well. I was shy at first, but my confidence went up! Also they give you scripts to practice with and help you with your resume, acting skills, and monologues. Overall I had an amazing experience!