John Robert Powers - JRP Seattle

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Oct 25, 2008
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I do not know what is wrong with you people thinking that you have been scammed.JRP has never promised anyone anything other than they would help train you or your child in preparation for the modeling and acting business.

I really Like JRP and would recommend it to anyone but you have to be willing to work hard to succeed. Just like any career you have to go to school and learn before you can go out and work. I think you should go back and read your contracts because nothing is easy. My child has been with JRP for about 7 weeks and has already had 3 agent interviews, so I do not understand why anyone would say thay it does not happen.

Good luck if you think you can make it without the middle man.

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A mom of a jrp students

Jun 16, 2012

JRp is basically a training school for actors, models, singers, where's alot of agents come too ( because they trust jrp atudents to be one of the best) and pick a student to be on their list.( you have to sign a contract first) Agents list means if there's any film or show or event and they need a cast or people to be in it ,that's where they look into their list and check which one will fit the position. My daughter had 1 year of training, went to ipop, had 6 agents call back besides the call back from weekends auditon held at dt macys. We even flew to LA and meet the agenct and it was all fun and great experience for my daughter. Just ask yourself how serious are you to do this career because there will be alot of sacrifices school, family. Money and moving. Most of the agents will ask you to fly down in LA. For us since my daughter is still young, we wanna take our time to decide on moving down in LA but it was nice to know that there alot of agents interest.
Also check the profile of each agent / agency you hear or are interested to see if they are really legit or how many of their talents are working right now.
Jrp will also tell you if an agent ask for money upfront , then it's not real. Goodluck everyone!

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Niesha

Oct 09, 2011

I got an audition for JRP this saturday...and some people are sayin its a scam but I dont believe them. I mean hey I know we have to pay money but just dell with it. If you want to makke your life more better than what it is now you should do it just like I am this saturday...I just hope I make it :) :grin :zzz :)

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Past jrp student

Aug 23, 2011

I'm not saying it's a scam. Me and my brother went from 2008 to 2010 at the Seattle jrp. I met with several agents a cattle call aditions went to several classes. Had a photoshoot and got accepted into ipop but you pay for everything! My parents put a good $30 thousand into it before we stopped. I've never met anyone at jrp that has gotten a call back but it is a really good school and you will learn a lot it's just very expensive

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JRP

Jul 15, 2011

I just recently got called by a agent in SEATTLE, WA. They called me to macy's on the 7th floor. Seems pretty real. Im not sure if its a scam though, seeing all the things im hearing about it. They said they would call and tell me my answer by tommorow if i made it or not. so idk what to do. Anybody know for sure if its a scam or not?

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Ericka Entler

Mar 28, 2011

I have an Audition this saturday and I was pretty excited but now I'm not so sure I mean from what I've seen I can't tell if it's a scam or not, even if it isn't I don't know how I'll pay for it because my mom doesn't even have a job. HELP!

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who knows

Aug 12, 2010

I dont know if its jrp's in general are good or bad, they seem to be a lot different, most of the complaints seem to be about the same couple of cities, but the people who are bashing them seem kind of retarded. They act like they know so much, but they arent actors or models, so how would they know? Just a bunch of no class haters seems to me.

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Brenna

Aug 12, 2010

I'm just about to have an adition and my mom thinks it's a scam but I don't it's real and I know it :roll :zzz

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Emma

Jul 29, 2010

JRP is a great program, though not many make the cut. There is a little over 160 students in the school currently. It is not a scam you pay money and you get out money. JRP is a business, they arent going to give you classes with professionals for free.

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JRP fan

Jul 24, 2010

I myself am not signed with JRP, but I have friends who are, and are really loving it there!

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GO JRP!

Jun 30, 2010

I'm really pleased with JRP, and am excited for my future with them. After an audition with them, they will let you know if you have potential in the business, wich most everyone does. If they like you, they may end up setting up classes and training, at fair prices. If they can't really use you at the time, keep practicing and you can sign up for the training. Durring the classes, you learn great tecniques to help improve confidence. You then end up meeting with agents once a month. -- No Scam! -- Now, what the agents are looking for is a happy, kind, and confident personality. I have taken one audition and felt great about it. They liked my confidence and personality, now I'll soon be taking some training and seeing agents. No, I'm not rich, but the classes are affordable and worth it. Good luck, and work hard! Thanks JRP! :)

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Amazed

Feb 26, 2010

My family is a low income family, but we still found a way to pay for our daughter to do the workshops at JRP. We could have spent our money on a few handheld video games for her to put her nose in, but instead we invested in her future. She went from being shy and quiet playing in the corner by herself to speaking in front of 100's of people. She was only 5 when she started and she was able to open up and speak in front of her whole school. She opened up to a group of people and found that she has a personality to share with the world. If it had not been for JRP and the people who work there, my daughter would not have come out of her shell! I am greatful to this program. They have also helped her with her speech, which her speech specialist at her school was very impressed with. Thank you JRP!

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Not a scam, a business......

Oct 19, 2009

This is an acting. modeling SCHOOL. You oay for experienced teachers, just as you would for anyone else who is a professional that teaches PRIVATE lessons. They didn't tell me my son was a star or would be, they talked about his potential, what they offered and what to expect. Nothing has been a lie yet and I was not born yesterday. I am a 15 year Army signal veteran. I worked for Generals and ran a 24 hr operations center. Read the contracts and listen to what they are saying, don't get angry when it doesn't happen the way you want.

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john Robert  Rip off,s

Aug 16, 2009

scam scam scam Seattle watch out if your not rich they will call you and make some deal with you and after you pay they wont ever call you again. good luck getting a hold of them. low life's just to let all the people that work at JRP watch out cuz if i find out where you park your car ha ha ha i wont say much more. ( :

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fuck JRP

Aug 16, 2009

Rip off Scam look on the net you dumb ***
JRP ha been a rip off for over 50 yrs sure maybe 2 people make it every 2 yrs good *** job for them but *** off to all other 5 million who don't make it right i am going to the news i am going to start a blog i am going to make a my space this *** going down, down with JRP and *** you if you work for them low lifes

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Frankie

Apr 09, 2009

:) Well I just enrolled my son and the way I look at it, Is if it cost me $2000 for my son just to get the training for 30 wks its worth it for the future and at least he'll have some experience in acting and modeling. Us adults will blow that $2000 on clothes shoes or something petty so why not spend it on 30 wks of knowledge!!!

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JRP NC

Nov 16, 2008

yes yes yes! thank you! I am an employee at JRP and a Barbizon Graduate and you are right, there are no promises and you have to invest in your craft, it's just like paying for a guitar, paying the instructor, why? because you're child wants to become a rockstar...get the point? NO SCAM! :grin

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