John Casablancas Modeling & Acting Agency
30 Cold Spring Rd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
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Signed off with them back in 2015. It had been a great two years with this agency and continuing to work with them. They are experts in teaching you everything you need and beyond amazing reguarding representation. Big thanks to everyone at JC, especially Tina and Stacy!
JC Connecticut outperformed to my expectations. As a skeptical parent, I am a believer in JC's ability to see raw talent, craft a tailored program and produce outstanding results. Of course, this business is a two way street so both parties need to focus 100%. And JC did. My daughter went to Intl Modeling and Talent Agency in January and, through her efforts as well as specialized focus from Tina the JC director, my daughter has agents in LA and NYC and just signed with a NYC management company. This progress would not have been possible without superior guidance from JC Connecticut.
I was so hesitant about becoming a part of a modeling and acting agency at my age however the agency graciously informed me that middle aged women were indeed in demand for modeling. I made the commitment because, if nothing else, I knew it would be a learning experience for me and another avenue for growth. I absolutely loved the whole experience and then decided to move into the acting program which I enjoyed even more. It was all very hard work and demanding of your dedication but well worth it. The instructors and director are dedicated to our success. The most frustrating part is that we have to be patient. Remaining active with the company and following the guidelines will assist in reaching our goals. I have been fortunate enough to have worked in modeling for hair and skin care and promotional modeling and in acting for educational and business videos. All of the clients I have worked for have been extremely professional. I look forward to obtaining a contract in either modeling or acting someday! But until then I am grateful for each booking as well as my training and my experiences thus far and the professionalism in these areas I have developed. Thank you Tina and JC!
It is all about opportunity. Give yourself the chance to be seen by all your friends and family on the big screen or on the runway!
I am 28 years young and this is my story:
My cousin who worked for JC at the time invited me down to see her at Foxwoods in the fall of 2015 where JC was having an event where you could get your picture taken and walk in front of four major NYC scouts. I said what the hell why not. I do not see my cousin much being that she is on the other side of my family tree and lives in another state. So with that being said I took the trip down, hung out with her when she had a second to chit chat here and there, got my picture taken and walked the runway, played some poker 0=), then went back to the event as it was wrapping up to hang out.
A few weeks later I received a phone call from John Casablancas and they asked me to show up come in to discuss the possibility of becoming a model and or an actor. The thought of this made me smile so I took the trip over and made the decision to invest in myself to become a model. I took the acting classes afterwards, which I would recommend to help be better rounded. I could not be happier with my decision to have taken this opportunity to be in this profession. There is more to just the modeling and acting classes, a lot of what I learned from both have helped me be a better individual. Everything ranging from my posture, how to eat even healthier than I already am, communication and a sense of style where I have pretty much did a 180 in my wardrobe.
The classes are well instructed. For the modeling class I had a nice mix of talent instruct me on walking, turning, poses, how to apply makeup (yes guys you will have to wear makeup and no it is not as bad as it sounds), and basic exercises to stay fit as well as other practices. Each teacher had a unique taste of what it is to be a model. They will push you to be your best and then some and they will critique you from the moment you step into class until the time you leave. As for the acting classes the main instructor took a summer vacation so again I had a mix of instructors with a vast range of experiences from movies, theater, commercials, voiceovers and then some. We had to memorize three commercials for our final grade which if you put the time in once you get them (weeks one, two and three) by week ten you should have no problem passing.
Do not get me wrong though, it is not all peaches and cream. There is homework given in the classes, you do have to practice, you have to update your pictures that are taken of you every three to six months, and for the parents who are thinking about sending your children here understand that your childs discipline and listening skills will go a long way.
So where am I today? As of right now with not even a year under my belt I have taken part in two opportunities. One playing a background character in a Lifetime movie “Amish Witches – The True Story of Holmes County” (Which premiers October 29th 2016 8/7c) and I took part in a commercial for a health clinic. I have missed some opportunities because I do work another job with limited time off but taking advantage of everyone that I can get a hold of. My best advice is if you have ever even had the thought of becoming ether a model and or an actor, take the time to at least make the phone call and set up a time where you can hear your options. You will be happy enough with that decision alone.
John Casablancas offer the guidance, tools, education and pathways to help anyway wanting to get into the entertainment industry every step of the way. I have been with Casablancas for a little while and have no regrets or disappointments. I have been booked to mutiple jobs that have been amazing experiences which I will never forget. As long as you are willing to put in the effort, stay focused and bre professional and responsible you will see a return on your investment. So whether you are serious about getting into acting/modeling or are looking to do it as a hobby I would truly recommend visiting John Casablancas and looking into everything they have to offer.
My youngest daughter started classes at JC when she was 10. I vividly remember (gently) grilling our Admissions Rep as I assumed there was a "catch" or "scam". I was wrong. Due to this program my daughter's self-confidence went through the roof (quite a gift to give a 10 year old). There were never any promises made, just a chance to grow and learn with great support along the way. Sometimes she was right for a part, other times not - no big deal. She landed some paid gigs early on, did some free work for the experience (she always had a good time!) and even appeared as an extra in a Dustin Hoffman/Kathy Bates movie! She is now 13 and recently shot a commercial for Six Flags New England's Superman VR ride! We can't say enough good about the staff at JC - they are caring, supportive and available when needed.
John Casablanca's Modeling and Acting Agency has pushed my modeling career so far ever since I graduated the agency in 2013. With the help of all the staff, instructors, and of course the president Tina herself; has most certainly enhanced my positive attitude in the modeling industry. If I didn't learn how to get on a runway properly, put on makeup accordingly, or know how to treat my body, I don't know where I would be today. Without this agency I wouldn't have worked with over hundreds of local markets or photographers here in CT. This agency has built my confidence and I am so thankful every day to call JC my second home!
The interactions I've had with John Casablancas of CT have all been refreshingly positive (note that all branches of JC are owned individually). My younger sister has participated in their training courses and thoroughly enjoyed a different kind of professional development. The team here is hard working and the agency looks out for the best possible opportunities available to its clients. I highly recommend that any prospective models and actors check out the only *licensed* modeling and acting agency in Connecticut.
I have been working with John Casablancas of Connecticut for more than 6 years, and have nothing but great things to say about them. The professionals at John Casablancas make no claims that you will “get famous overnight” . They truly educate you, and walk you through the process of learning how to act and model. Tina has an excellent reputation, and is someone that I admire for her professional character and integrity. I would recommend John Casablancas of Connecticut to anyone interested in pursuing dreams of acting or modeling.