John Robert Powers Acting School Success Story

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Local Acting Student From John Robert Powers School in Long Island New York Lands Co-Starring Role In Major Hollywood Film

Los Angeles, March 12, 2008 -- Ron Patterson, President of John Robert Powers, announced today that another one of its acting and modeling students had landed a coveted role in a Hollywood major motion picture. Devon Conti who has been attending acting classes at the John Robert Powers School in Westbury, Long Island since early 2007 landed a co-starring role along side Angelina Jolie in Universal Picture Studios The Changeling directed by Clint Eastwood. The Changeling is currently being filmed and will be released in the United States in November 2008.

Devon Conti is just one of several breakout talents who have recently emerged from the John Robert Powers school system which currently has over seventy-five acting and modeling schools in the Unites Stated, Canada, Asia and Europe. Children, teens and young adults from all over learn the in-and-outs of acting for television and film at John Robert Powers. John Robert Powers acting students center their curriculum on television commercials and theatrical workshops, scene study, soaps and sitcoms, improvisation, audition techniques, cold readings, voice and diction, monologue, and film work. "We at John Robert Powers have always believed in the importance of developing young talent which is why we hire the best acting and modeling coaches who help young talent perfect their acting skills." Ron Patterson said. "We are very proud of Devon Conti and his recent film success."    

While Devon Conti attended acting classes at John Robert Powers Long Island he was introduced to Barbara Coleman with Innovative Artists NY during one of several agent/manager auditions held at the John Robert Powers school and was signed. Devon continued to take classes at John Robert Powers and attended an ipop! (International Presentation of Performers) convention in Las Vegas where he was also discovered by Bryan Leader from Bryan Leader Management. Within a year of attending iPOP!, he booked his co-starring role in the Ron Howard produced, Clint Eastwood directed film The Changeling starring Angelina Jolie.

John Robert Powers is an internationally recognized acting and modeling school system with locations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. For over eighty years, John Robert Powers has been training students in personal development. John Robert Powers provides every student with the schooling, guidance, and confidence to further their individual potential and to reach their highest career goals.

Famous John Robert Powers alumni include First Ladies, Jackie Kennedy and Betty Ford, Princess Grace of Monaco, Raquel Welch, Lucille Ball, Ann Margaret, Diana Ross, Faith Ford, Janice Dickinson, Nikki Taylor, Ryan Locke, and Josh Duhamel. John Robert Powers actors and models have appeared in national commercials, television shows and films such as Levi Strauss & Co., Dr. Pepper, Revlon, Apple Computers, Target, Chevrolet, American Idol, Superman Returns and Hannah Montana.

International Presentation of Performers, ipop! is the successful merger of of the music and acting industry with fashion and modeling, creating one of the largest and most well respected events for aspiring actors, singers, dancers and models to attend. Inaugurated in July 2005 with two conventions annually, ipop! has already introduced close to seven thousand talented children, teenagers and young adults to the most respected agents, managers, producers and casting agents in the business today. ipop! participants ranging from the ages of six to twenty-five years old attend ipop! events knowing in many cases that their audition may lead to modeling contracts with Wilhelmina, Elite, MMG or LA Models as it already has for several recent ipop! graduates who have done fashion layouts for such industry giants as Glamour Magazine, JC Penny, Mervins, Target, Teen Magazine and Seventeen Magazine. ipop! auditions may lead to a national commercial as was the case for recent iPOP! participants who appeared in commercials for Motorola, Cingular, L'Oreal, McDonalds, Band-Aid and Microsoft Windows.

At ipop! children, teenagers and young adults audition in front of agents in specific industry categories headshots, commercial and television print, fashion print and runway, television, singing, dancing, monologue, scene and swimsuit. In the last three years ipop! attendees have booked appearances on Desperate Housewives, Ugly Beatty, Scrubs, Entourage, Hannah Montana, Zoey 101, Criminal Minds, Bones, Law & Order and Grey's Anatomy. They have appeared in films such as Blood Oranges Crossing Over with Harrison Ford and The Number 23 with Jim Carey.

Contact: Tas Steiner

Tas Steiner Public Relations
Tel: 323-857-6700

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