Thursday, July 28, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES: I run the Fashion Boards for both Men and Women. I book models on Print, Runway, and Editorial jobs, as well as work on placement of models in other markets worldwide.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT PAGE PARKES: Just celebrated my 9th year!
YOU HAVE YOUR RADAR ON? Anything and everything going on in the city as far as fashion events to get out there and promote our company and our models! It's all about relationships...
FAVE AGENCY MOMENT: My favorite moments are laughing in the office with my co-workers. Whether it's a kookie call we get from someone, or a giant bug that has somehow made it through our sealed closed windows, we are blessed enough to have a very cohesive family-like team that works well together. And I'm not above playing the occasional practical joke on a co-worker : )))
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR: A great look, body, and walk are obviously important, but for me it's all about the attitude and personality. We are friendly people here, that want to help deserving people succeed. My favorite models are the ones that check in with me, return calls/email quickly, and are available for the jobs! Pet peeve: people who complain about no work, but turn down jobs when called and don't update their pictures regularly.
SUCCESS STORY: One of the biggest success stories I've had a personal hand in, would be Josh Connally. Initially turned down by the agency, he reapplied and was accepted and shortly thereafter took off! He stopped modeling shortly for a tour in the military where he served our country well, then came back and went straight back to work in the modeling business. He worked very hard locally, doing anything and everything that came his way, without a big thought to the money (as it should be in the beginning!). He followed every piece of advice, re-shot his pictures regularly, and when the time came, began to travel. Over the years I've had the opportunity to get Josh placed and traveling all over the country and world, including New York, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco, New Zealand, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou, South Korea, Tokyo, and I'm sure I'm leaving some out! He is bar none, one of the easiest models I have ever worked with. He is incredibly self-reliant, smart, doesn't ask a lot of questions that he can figure out himself, keeps track of his paperwork; an agent's dream! I never had to walk him through getting his work visas, making travel arrangements for him, arranging model apartments, anything! I would definitely consider Josh a success. Not only of mine, but definitely of himself. He has since returned to Houston, and works with us still to this day, and hopefully for many more years to come. : )
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
There’s a ton of Houston industry highlights and mixers, plus Texcam’s Technology
Tour. Meet the Film Commissioner at the annual meeting, then put on your grass skirt
and celebrate Luau style around the Omni Four Riverway pool!
TXMPA ANNUAL MEETING
Saturday, July 23 from 1-2:30 pm
Omni Four Riverway, Houston
For more info, or to purchase tickets visit them online:
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
“I had a very good experience at my camp. I learned a lot and had an amazing time at all of the classes and the photo shoot. I am grateful for my opportunity to have attended.” -Alanna Svay
“I would love to tell everyone about this camp. I have a completely different outlook on the whole business now. It’s a lot harder than it looks, but it made me have more respect for the industry.” -Xochitl Frazier
“Great introduction to the modeling world!” -Leslie Cundiff
Page Parkes loves to hear about all the fun campers had, yay for all of the positive feedback!!!
Monday, July 18, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Show & Business
A Children’s Workshop
Robert Haas, Los Angeles Agent and Industry Professional
Ricki Maslar, Producer, Casting Director
Sponsored by PAGE 713
September 9th, 2011 (5pm-8pm)
This class offers the unique opportunity to learn from the people actually doing and living the business. Robert Haas has been a top agent and industry professional for over 10 years combining that with Ricki Maslar’s experience in casting and producing for over 30 years in the business, this class promises to be one of the most intense learning experiences of a young actor’s career.
Show & Business
Ricki Maslar & Robert Haas
This seminar was created as an overview of the film industry for aspiring actors of all experience levels. Actors who have had no experience or extensive experience in other mediums will benefit from learning the basic on and off camera techniques that are so vital to a working film actors. From the audition process to film set protocol to character analysis, this is the “what you always wanted to know…” workshop from the perspective of a film actor.
The seminar consists of a 3 hour session as follows…
The Business of the Business with Ricki Maslar and Robert Haas
As a team Robert and Ricki talk to the parents and the children, speaking about the business and take questions for about an hour. We cover the basics of protecting kids in the business, how to be a positive stage parent, when to call and when not to call your agent, what to look for in a headshot, etc. We will then break into two groups… Robert will continue to talk to the parents and speak to them about the business and their roles and also address any questions that they have.
Ricki stays with the young actors and continues to work with the kids, giving them scenes and rehearsing them for a mini showcase and presentation of the kids with scenes to Robert, who will redirect them and work with them. The parents are invited to watch the scenes in the showcase format.
The work with the kids includes some imagination games, some improvisation, talk about auditioning, movies, and performing a paired scene which will be presented to Robert and the parents.
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This seminar is not intended to impart one particular method of acting to the actors, but rather open them up to a broad realm of education and opportunities available to them. The students will come away with a reality based assessment of the film industry, as well as a new outlook on their own abilities, confidence level and self empowerment.
Child must be able to read (max. age is 13)
TO SIGN UP PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL:
$125.00 WORKSHOP FEE
(Nonrefundable- No exceptions made)
Payment must be received by Friday, August 26th.
Payment must be received to confirm spot in class.
*We can accept a credit card payment over the phone. Please note that credit card charges will include a 2.8% service fee ($3.50). Checks need to be made out to Page Parkes.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Hello from L.A.! I just wanted to thank you for all the help in getting me out here. I'm having a blast! I just got some new headshots done with my braces off. I'm going to talk to some agencies tomorrow and have taken some really neat classes over the last few weeks. See ya when I get back!
Thanks for everything,