Q&A with Page Parkes

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Page Parkes - Eveleth

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"I'd like to become an actor. What can I expect on that journey?"

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Acting is all about passion and not giving up. As an actor you will train from the day you begin until the day you stop. Every major actor in Hollywood still has acting coaches they work with constantly to keep their craft sharp. You will always need updated marketing materials like a headshot, resume, demo reel, etc. A good agent and/or manager is also key to an actor's success. Always listen to your agent/manager!
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"How can I determine if the companies I'm getting involved with are legitimate?"

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With the ease and speed of the internet available, there are many ways to find out about companies you want to become involved with. The Better Business Bureau is a great place to start. Sites like Yelp are also a great source to get unbiased opinions from other consumers. Exploring the company's website and social media are a great way to get an idea of what that company is all about. If you have access, ask industry professionals that work with or are familiar with these types of companies.
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"Is the Page Parkes Center of Modeling and Acting an agency?"

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NO. The PPCMA is a training facility that provides potential models/actors the tools needed to succeed in the modeling and acting industries. Agencies will usually not take on a model or actor without the basic tools ready to go (they must be "client-ready"). Facilities like the PPCMA provide these tools. There is no guarantee an agency will accept you after training, and the Page Parkes Agencies do not require that talent take the PPCMA training for acceptance.
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"As a parent, what should my role be in all of this?"

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Parents should be great parents. Talent should be great talent. Teachers should be great teachers. Do not confuse the roles! The PPCMA team is there to guide and advise you based on the collective experience of their entire pool of resources. Be supportive and cooperative no matter what, and let this be about the child rather than you!
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"How do I know if I have what it takes to be a model?"

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The only way to be sure is to ask a qualified industry professional. As a guideline, females aspiring to be fashion print models should be at least 5'7", and aspiring runway models should be at least 5'9". A well-proportioned figure is also key. Males should be between 5' 11" and 6' 2" with a medium athletic build. As far as facial features are concerned, there is no set "look."
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