Thursday, April 21, 2011

Employee Spotlight: Meet Sage Hooton!

TITLE : Scout/Career Advisor at Page Parkes Center of Modeling and Acting

My first role is to screen people for this industry . First, I educate them about what it takes to be successful and what the reality is of this industry. With modeling and acting there are no guarantees, and I have to make sure that people understand how hard and competitive this industry can be. Second, if this is an industry I think they are ready for, then I help them get started with their journey! To become an actor or a model, you have to study and at PPCMA I place my students in the appropriate classes and watch them grow and develop into amazing talent!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT PAGE PARKES: I interned here for 6 months before becoming full-time, so in total I have been here almost 2 years!!

YOU HAVE YOUR RADAR ON? finding the next star that is dedicated and driven!

FAVE AGENCY MOMENT: we have an intercom system on our phones and when I first started working here I didn’t really know how to use it, so I would walk to everyone’s office if I had a question rather than “buzzing” them on the system!

I look for people that have the desire, personality, and potential to be in this industry. I look for people that WANT to do this because this is not an easy industry to get into. A lot of great actors really struggle before they become successful. Rejection is inevitable and people have to be mentally prepared for that. Before people start their journey, I have to make sure that this is something that they are willing to go through and I'm willing to help them along the way!

SUCCESS STORY: The first student I signed up for classes with Page Parkes Center of Modeling and Acting finished her training, auditioned for the agency and was accepted, that was a great moment! Then she immediately booked her first job with Academy. Since she was my first student, I consider her my own success story!

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