Friday, May 29, 2009

Agent Review 2009! - Dinner Time for our Agents!

Patrick Baca – Innovative Artists, Keela Star – Gem Entertainment,
Aszur Hill – Nickelodeon, Angela Strange – Osbrink, Ricki Maslar – Unconditional Entertainment

Agents get together after Agent Review 2009!

From Left to Right:
Matteo Puglisi – Major model mgmt – paris, Kristen Kotik – Stars, Alexis Louison – NY Models

Top Agents and Casting Directors Meet with Page Talent & Models!

Last Weekend was our Annual International Agent Review where NY/LA/International reps give advice on how to succeed in this industry and take a look at some of our emerging talent and models!

Just to name a few agents and casting directors that attended: Jessica Lillemon from IMG, Jonathan Piccirillo, one of MTVs casting directors, Kim Luret with Crystal Models (Milan), Matteo Puglisi (Major-Paris), Fuji Ruiz (Wilhelmina NY) and talent agents like Angela Strange from Osbrink (LA), Patrick (Innovative Artists - LA), Aszur Hill (Nickelodeon - LA).
Erik Bechtol (Page Parkes)
Kim Luret (Crystal Models - Milan)

Host your Party at Page Parkes!
Check out Brynn and Reagan as they pose for the flashing lights!
Our Party themes range from:
Fashionably Fabulous Diva
Hollywood Here I Come!Magical Makeover
I'm a Pop Star
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Page Parkes Corporation wins the BBB 2009 Pinnacle Award!

Wooooo hooo!!!
The Page Parkes Corporation was recently presented with the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation's 2009 Pinnacle Award. Each year, the foundation hosts an "Awards for Excellence" luncheon and honors BBB accredited companies that maintain a superior commitment to ethics, overall excellence and quality in the workplace. The Page Parkes Corporation, now a two-time recipient of the Pinnacle Award and a two time winner of the distinction award, is an institution in Houston Fashion that has a long-standing reputation as the leader in talent development and placement. Owners, Page Parkes-Eveleth and Rachel Duran launched the corporation in 1981 and have since earned an outstanding reputation for operating the largest talent group in the Southwest that has long been well known for discovering, nurturing and producing top quality actors and models.
Way to score TEAM!!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Chantell Worzel Testimonial

WHAT A WEEKEND!! I would like to applaude everyone at Page Parkes Agency for the most organized and professional event. You all deserve a medal! (or massage). It was a very overwhelming day on Sunday with Erica getting all the feedback. I would describe it as a rollercoaster. She was exhausted but pleased with what she learned. She got alot of flak for her hair but got in the car and said "at least that can be fixed! "(Miss Positive) She was also very impressed with the event and commented that maybe one day she could be helping someone fullfill their dreams just like you all do.

Thank you for everything you have done for Erica this has been such a fantastic experience for her and I know she will be successful in what ever she does because of it.

Please let Page know this as well. She must be very proud of all of you.

Chantell Worzel

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rickey Castleberry Testimonial

The Page Parkes Corparation is the back bone of my foundation as an Actor. Page Parkes is more than just a place to learn about the in's and the outs of the Glam life, its a place where one can find themselves, a place where you can understand your purpose and how to achieve what some people call the impossible. Page Parkes herself is another mother to me. I appreciate her for helping me advance in my career and giving me the nudge to keep pressing when it seemed like the unachievable wasn't achievable. I would recommend anyone to Page Parkes who is seeking to enter into the entertainment industry because its a real place with real people with real talent.

-Rickey Castleberry

Kimberly DeNeve Testimonial

I am so pleased to have finally made your acquaintance - PPC has been a godsend in my life, utterly, and I could not be more grateful for the affiliations I have made there.
I trust and respect Michelle Rogers implicitly, and cannot speak highly enough of her- though, in fact, your entire staff is impeccable. Having now met you, I understand why!

I am truly blessed to have been directed to your doors.

Thank you.
Kimberly DeNeve

Megan Rainbird Testimonial

I have had the best experience with Page Parkes Corporation. I have been given so many opportunities through the agency and my agents. I started at the age of 9 years old and have remained very close with them throughout the past 15 years. I feel very forntunate to have the same agent, Tabitha, the entire time I have been here. I don't feel you find that kind of relationship very often in this industry. I have had the opportunity to travel to a few different places through the agency; Paris, France at 16 (with my mom); Milan, Italy at 19; Hamburg, Germany at 23; Miami, LA, Dallas and NY to name a few. This agency is very special because they really care about their models. While I love to travel and have a great experience everytime, I still think about how amazing my mother agency is and how I miss them. They have taught me so many things; how to confident with myself, meet new people from all over, enjoy my job, and the business side of this industry because you can get lost very easily. Thank you Page Parkes Corporation!

Megan Rainbird

Mariah Chaney Testimonial

My name is Mariah Chaney and I have been a professional model with the Page Parks Modeling Corp for more than 20 yrs. I have been very blessed to have planted my feet with a wonderful group of people. For many years I have traveled around the world with Page Parks allowing her to guide my career. I can say unequivocally that she must have done something right, because I have seen many models come and go and I have no plans of slowing down now. What many people don't know is that, this is a business and you are your business. Your agency can train you and mold you but it's totally up to you as to how far you go in this business and how long you last.

I can remember the first time I had a meeting with Page Parks and she ask me what did I want to do with my career. I told her exactly what I wanted to do and she gave me all the tools that were needed to succeed in this business. The rest was up to me. This had been a long time dream of mine since I was 7 yrs old and finally my feet were planted on a solid foundation here at Page Parks 713.

We are totally family here and I do mean the company as a whole, from all of the owners, bookers, accountant down to the receptionist. We all have a great deal of respect for each other. Over the years I have laughed and cried with my Page Parks family. I love this place and could only wish that every person that walk through these doors would have the same experiences that I have had over my 20 yr span with this agency.

I would like to say to any aspiring model if you are seeking a career in modeling make sure you are doing it for the right reasons and that you are not operating outside of your calling. This business is not for the faint at heart. You have got to be a strong person to begin with.... If you have self esteem issues this business is not for you.You have to be comfortable in your own skin and love yourself inside and out. This business will not fix what you are lacking within yourself. You must have thick skin and a strong determination to know that if your not booked for something then maybe your not right for that booking just be prepared for the next. If you want to succeed in this profession, you must treat it as if that is what it is..... not just a hobby or just a way to make quick money.

Page once said to me in the early 90's that clients book girls that they enjoy spending the day with. It took me a while to figure out what she meant..... it means be on time, be ready to work, be pleasant, be prepared, be polished and always treat people how you expect to be treat and that includes your fellow models.

Again I will say your agent can give you the tools needed for this business but its up to you to mold what you have been given.


Mariah Chaney

Kelly Hill Testimonial

I wanted to express my feelings and thoughts of what I experienced as a parent with Page Parkes Camp. The entire Pages Parkes group were extremely kind and professional; any concerns I had were quickly put aside. With Ashley Jr. being the only boy in his group I originally thought he would feel awkward and out of place being by himself, I'm very pleased to say that wasn't the case at all. Thank you for bringing back the confidence he has been missing. Thank you for making him feel included even at time when all the girls were in make-up. Thank you for letting him know he belonged. The experience Ashley had was unbelievable and at the end of the day he wanted to hang out with his Page Parkes group more then the family. I am very thankful that Ashley had the opportunity to be involved with this program and I am very proud of how much he learned in such a short period of time thanks to Pages Parkes.

Thanks again Christy, you have been a breath of fresh air to Ashley and we will never forget that.

Kelly Hill

Denise Pollis Testimonial

Ladies, I may have been the senior member of the class by about 30 years, but I can guarantee you no one had more fun or learned more than me! I could not have been paired with a warmer, more accepting and patient group of young people. What joy to see some parents are actually “doing it right” with and for their children in this day and age.

From the tour of the agency through our wrap-up and good-byes, this weekend was an experience I will never forget!!!!!!! Tang, Taz, and Megan at Charli’s were just super. Everyone loves my hair (as do I, of course)!

Friday afternoon, Sarah and Ameris could not have been more informative and professional while helping us relax and have FUN, too! I can only hope I made them proud.

On Saturday, Arthur, Collin, and Todd were amazing (each in more than one way). You know I cannot wait to see the pictures. I promise I will never look at or treat “merchandise” in the same way!

Christy, Alicia, Ameris, and you were real angels on Sunday! I was so nervous when I walked into the audition room, I thought it was going to be the first time I ever fainted! The Improv class and practice before may not have helped me produce a perfect performance, but at least, I stayed on my feet!

A special thanks for feeding me, too! Eating is not my favorite past-time, but I certainly enjoyed and appreciate the much needed sustenance.

Truly, I would be honored to represent and be represented by such a professional organization of dedicated people; but whatever the decision, you have given me three days of memories I will cherish forever. If you or any of the team need a place to stay in Dallas, our guestroom can be reserved via a simple phone call or e-mail (and I mean it!!!!!!).

My best and many hugs to all,
Denise Pollis