John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers Re-opens in Chicago

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John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers is celebrating its 1 year re-opening of the Chicago location, which is located in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers is celebrating its 1 year re-opening of the Chicago location, which is located in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

John Casablancas is the Founder of Elite, the world's best-known modeling agency group. Mr. Casablancas' creative approach to a rather stereotyped business, as well as his knack for discovering and launching the Supermodels, catapulted Elite as the top-ranking agency in model management history.

For twenty-five years, as Elite's chairman, Mr. Casablancas discovered and/or represented many of the most glamorous and stunning women working in the modeling industry (Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Gisele Bundchen, Elsa Benitez, Heidi Klum, Stephanie Seymour, Iman, Linda Evangelista, Daniela Pestova…). Many of Elite's models that started with Casablancas became Hollywood movie stars: Demi Moore, Cameron Diaz, Inez Sastre, Natasha Henstridge, Jessica Lange, Rachel Ward, Moncia Belluci, Ashley Judd, etc.

After having created the "supermodel" phenomenon, Mr. Casablancas is credited for having brought the first Eastern European models to the international modeling scene, and in the past few years, has been instrumental in the successful careers of the top Latin models; in particular, he discovered and launched Gisele Bundchen, Fernanda Tavares, Isabelli Fontana, Adriana Lima, and many other of the Brazilian stars.

In 1979, he founded the John Casablancas Modeling Centers. These modeling and training Centers became a source of talent throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Italy. Close to 50 John Casablancas Centers are in operation.

In 1983, Casablancas created the Elite Model Look contest, (originally known as "The Look Of the Year) where 300,000 contestants from sixty countries worldwide participate each year.

If you cannot land the audition, you don't even need to worry about the job. Like any other hobby, to be successful, one must have a network established of influential casting directors, producers of motion pictures and top agents from around the world. It all goes back to "time is money." Yes talent can be innate. An investment in the right marketing, for yourself is vital in any field these days. Furthermore, this is not an ordinary "expense", but a long-term investment in your future. This represents an extraordinary opportunity to improve your skills to enhance your self-image and exude the confidence and knowledge in order for industry professionals to take you seriously. You will meet these decision makers through "John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers", who have prepared talent for proven success, for over 25 years. It is the understanding of composite cards, headshots, booking vouchers, agents, managers learning how to market yourself and much more! We, at John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers, are experts in the industry who know what it takes to work in the acting or modeling industry, and know how to develop and polish raw talent.

It is very important to the staff at John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers that our talent is actively involved in the industry. Being accepted as a John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers client, you will have the opportunities to audition for top casting companies, magazine editors, and agents on a monthly basis.

In states where it is required, the John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers are licensed with the State Department of Education or similar regulatory agency, proving they are certified or licensed to operate in that state under the guidelines of the Department of Education. Currently, the John Casablancas Centers hold Department of Education licenses in 35 states. John Casablancas advises to watch out for modeling scams. Make sure the company is certified by the Board of Education in States where it is necessary. Just because a company charges money for services, such as acting classes, modeling classes does not make them a scam. However, agencies are not allowed to charge money, since they make money if a talent books work.

Our dedicated instructors are among the finest professionals in the fashion, beauty, acting and image-development fields. Their expertise, experience and commitment have helped thousands of our students look their best, feel their best and be their best.

If you are a client of JC Oakbrook and wish to obtain a list and full Bio of the Hollywood Casting Directors, Agents and other Industry Professionals who come to the JC Center, or if you wish to become a client, please contact our Center at (630) 396-2340.


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