John Robert Powers was a famous actor at the turn of the 20th Century who saw something different in the talent in and around Chicago. Owing to this he decided to create his very own talent agency which has been around now for 116 years, throughout that time finding great success in the industry and produced some star talent such as Grace Kelly and Betty Ford. In fact such has been the fame of the talent company there was even a film made about the agency ‘The Powers Girls’ which charted a young model as she sought success. So what is it about this company which has stood the test of time? And how do they constantly produce the very best in the business? Let’s review.
For John Robert Powers Chicago was the only place which he wanted to find talent from and he was looking to steal some of the spotlight away from Hollywood. With this in mind he put in place a code of ethics which still is in operation today. After some experiences which he didn’t enjoy seeing in the industry, John Robert Powers decided that in his business everyone would be treated with respect and everyone would have the opportunity to shine if they had what it takes. The company never let down its talent nor its clients.
The world of modeling and acting can be a brutal one and unfortunately there are many who simply don’t have what it takes. In many instances you will find talent companies who still hire those who don’t make the grade, which only serves to sell false dreams. At the John Robert Powers company however there is a strong emphasis on honesty being the best policy and whilst this may sometimes be painful and harsh, it is necessary in ensuring that you get only the best talent, as well as actually helping those who don’t have the talent, by being so honest with them.
The world of film, theater and modeling really isn’t that big which is why you should always ensure that you treat people in the same way that you want to be treated. The John Robert Powers talent company has gained a reputation for this over the years and that has resulted in them having some high profile contacts within the industry. There is a famous saying that it isn’t what you know but who you know and this is something which has stood the company in very good stead.
The John Robert Powers company always tried to promote from within when it comes to the new crop of talent scouts and in doing so they are able to focus on the continuity of their work. This is a really novel idea and one which has greatly helped the company to maintain the reputation which it has worked so hard to build.
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