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Grapevine’s 30th Annual Main Street Days Teams Up With Talent Expert JG Entertainment to Debut

1st Annual DFW ICON Vocal Competition

May 16, 17 and 18

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – (April 21, 2014) – As part of the 30th Annual Main Street Days held in Historic Downtown Grapevine May 16, 17 and 18, JG Entertainment will debut the 1st Annual DFW ICON vocal competition. At this exciting competition, JG Entertainment expects to find promising talent in hopes of launching the next big star. DFW ICON will also benefit Kidd’s Kids, the organization founded by the late Kidd Kraddick.

DFW ICON will open the microphone to talented singers between the ages 7 to 24 years old. Winner packages exceed $20,000 in prizes including recording, branding, social media, photo shoots, image consulting, scholarships and more.

At the helm of DFW ICON is Dallas native, Jonathan George, CEO of JG Entertainment. George currently lives in LA and is responsible for developing some of the biggest young names on Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, Universal, Sony and more. George states, “It is exciting to be coming home to Dallas and Grapevine to find the most promising talent. We are always looking for the new up and coming stars. They are out there. You just have to find them.”

Preliminary rounds will be held at the Palace Theatre May 16 and 17. Finals will be held on the 30th Annual Main Street Days Main Stage on May 18. Talent will be placed in four categories grouped by ages 7-11, 12-15, 16-19 and 20-24. Those wanting to compete must register online at www.DFWICON.com.

For more information, please visit:

www.DFWICON.com
www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/MainStreetDays

Jonathan George is available for interviews.

DFW Icon – Grapevine Main Street Days

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 Grapevine Main Street Days and JG Entertainment present

1st Annual DFW Icon Vocal Competition

May 16-18, 2014

Register Online

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Hollywood Launch Experience 2014 in LA

2 January 2014 by , Comments Off

ENROLL NOW for the Hollywood Launch Experience in Los Angeles…..

      

CLICK HERE FOR HOLLYWOOD LAUNCH EXPERIENCE SUMMER INTENSIVE REGISTRATION FORM

The Hollywood Launch Experience Summer Intensive

SINGER – ACTORS – DANCERS – SONGWRITERS

COMPETE, TRAIN & SHOWCASE W/ TOP INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

 JULY 15 – 19

AT THE WORLD FAMOUS RAGE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

A 13.000 SQ FOOT ARTIST DEVELOPMENT COMPLEX COMPLETE WITH ITS OWN STATE OF THE ART RECORDING STUDIO AND SOUND SYSTEM, 200 SEAT THEATER, REHEARSAL ROOMS, LOUNGES AND DORMITORY WITH KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY FACILITY.

SING, DANCE, ACT ALL DAY AND NIGHT!

TRAIN AND SHOWCASE WITH TODAY’S TOP INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WHO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CAREER:

-THE HOTTEST CHOREOGRAPHERS AND CREATIVE DIRECTORS

-TOP PRODUCERS, SONGWRITERS, PUBLISHERS AND MUSIC DIRECTORS

-ACTING MANAGERS, AGENTS AND CASTING DIRECTORS

BE INSPIRED & CHANGED!

-OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET LAUNCH PARTY W/ CELEBRITY GUESTS

-COMPETE FOR AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

-WRITE AND RECORD IN STATE OF THE ART RECORDING STUDIO

-REHEARSE, PERFORM AND SHOWCASE IN THE RAGE THEATER

-CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS AND PARTY

-DORMS AVAILABLE WITH KITCHEN, BATHROOMS AND LAUNDRY FACILITY

*LIMITED SPACE – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE

PRE-REGISTER TODAY ONLINE FOR DISCOUNTED RATE

www.HollywoodLaunch.net

info@hollywoodlaunch.net

Polar Express Pajama Party – Frisco Discovery Center

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Join Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW at the Polar Express Pajama Party December 14th.

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!!!

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A Madea Christmas – Noah Urrea

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Coming to a theater near you – Tyler Perry’s ‘A Madea Christmas’  - December 13, 2013

@AMadeaChristmas
@NoahUrreaMusic

Hollywood Launch LANoah Urrea aka Bailey McCoy

Kitana Turnbull – Pier 1 Imports ‘Cheer’ Commercial

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Just Released – Pier 1 Imports “Cheer” Commercial starring Hollywood Launcher LA Kitana Turnbull. She is the fawn (baby deer). So cute!

Become a fan!
Twitter: @KitanaTurnbull
FB: /KitanaTurnbull
Instagram: /KitanaTurnbull

Hollywood Launch LA’s Noah Urrea

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Digital Journal News Release

Noah Urrea, AMTC Grad, Plays Bailey in A Madea Christmas, Coming out December 8, 2013 and Ray Liotta’s Son in the Feature Film, The Identical (2014)

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013

Noah’s first film was Grand Escape. He booked his first major part playing Trevor on Adult Swim’s Emmy winning series Children’s Hospital where he starred opposite Henry Winkler. He has completed several TV commercials and print jobs for Mattel, Ben 10, Disney, Kipling and Chrysler. Noah’s most memorable piece is probably Blake Shelton’s music video “Honeybee.”

Noah started singing at the age of 8. His sister dragged him to a musical theater audition for Annie Get Your Gun and he was hooked after that. He continued performing for the Southern California Youth Theater starring as the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz, LaFue in Beauty and the Beast and his latest theater performance has been in Christmas shows at the Dream Center in LA where he has performed for over 20, 000 people each Christmas.

After attending AMTC’s SHINE event in 2011, Noah signed with CESD in Los Angeles.

AMTC recently became a 501c3 non-profit ministry. It is dedicated to making good bolder in film, fashion, music and theater and is currently holding auditions in major cities across the country. The next SHINE talent showcase is being held Dec 31, 2013 – Jan 05, 2014 at the Gaylord Palms, Orlando, Florida. For more information about auditions like the one Noah went to in Dallas, TX, please visithttp://www.AMTCaudition.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/amtc/actors_models_talent/prweb11259846.htm

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1540269#ixzz2iazLGw00

Fall Jam Live – November 17th

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

Fall Jam Live at The Gramercy Theatre in NYC featuring IM5.

Additional artists performing include: Lovey James (Hollywood Launch PDX), Trevor Moran (YouTube), Jenna Rose (Recording Artist), Coco Jones (Disney), DJ Salerno just to name a few. 
 

Colton B – ASPCA Rock n Roll Benefit

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Colton B took over the stage at the 2nd Annual ASPCA Rock n Roll Benefit L.A.

IM5 Band – Me & This Girl

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New lyric video from IM5 band – Me & This Girl #IM5BandRocks

Launchers On The X Factor

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Congratulations to Hollywood Launchers of the past and present making the cut on The X Factor USA. We are so proud of everything they have accomplished. Good Luck!!!

Wild Thingz – Top 10

Rylie Brown – Top 10

Britt Flatmo

CJ Fam

Melissa Navarro – El Factor X

Hollywood Launch L.A. Newest Launcher – Jada Northington

3 October 2013 by , Comments Off

Congratulations to Jada Northington for competing in the 2013 SoCal Icon and scoring a scholarship to Hollywood Launch L.A.

You Rock Diva!

Jonathan George (Owner of HL DFW) and Jada Northington

OC Register Article – Jada Northington

Noah Urrea Signs with Nickelodeon

27 September 2013 by , Comments Off

Congrats to Hollywood Launcher L.A. artist Noah Urrea for recently signing with Nickelodeon. We are so proud of you!

Become a fan!

Click here for more info.

Noah Urrea Nickelodeon

Join the movement!
Facebook: NoahUrreaMusic
Twitter: @NoahUrrea
Instagram: NoahUrrea

D’Lannie – ‘Don’t Know What You Got’

19 September 2013 by , Comments Off

MUST WATCH! Britt Flatmo and Austin Powell just filmed a cover of D’Lannie’s new song “Don’t Know What You Got“.

Take a look and become a fan!

Rylie Brown Has The XFactor!!

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Hollywood Launch LA alumni Rylie Brown makes it through to the next round on XFactor! It will be a journey of a life time. Stat tuned for more from Rylie!

Become a fan!!!!
@RylieBrown 

 Yes, I Made It!

Rylie Brown – The XFactor USA

Free Vocal and Performance Workshop – September 15, 2013

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SIGN UP TODAY!!!! Free Vocal and Performance  Workshop with Jonathan George.

Pre-register at Jodi@HollywoodLaunch.net

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Becky G Ready To Groove On Austin Mahone’s Tour

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Exciting news from Hollywood Launch LA alumni Becky G set to go on tour with Austin Mahone.

Tour kicks off October 17th in Miami.

IM5 Signs with Universal Music Group

21 August 2013 by , Comments Off

Congrats to boy band IM5 for signing with Universal Music Group. #YouthRock It has been an amazing journey and they have worked tirelessly to make there stamp on the entertainment industry.

IM5 Video Release – ‘SUPERMAN’

Become a fan!

@IM5band
Facebook: Im5band

HL DFW Hosts FREE Vocal and Performance Workshop

8 August 2013 by , Comments Off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Christine Volkmer
christine@volkmerpr.com
214-794-5498

 

Calling all youth singers and performers!

Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW hosts FREE Vocal and Performance Workshop with L.A.’s top talent expert Jonathan George.

DALLAS – Aug 5, 2013 – Jonathan George, a native of Dallas and CEO of JG Entertainment in L.A., coaches the top youth talent on Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, Universal, Sony and more. His own professional career gave way to his passion for developing young talent into triple threat competitors in voice, acting and dance. From TV/Film segments, to stage acting and studio CD production, Jonathan George knows what it takes to be an entertainment professional.

Ages 8-21 with vocal talent are invited to take advantage of a FREE performance workshop with Jonathan on Saturday, August 17th from 11 am – 12:30 pm at Frisco Discovery Center. Jonathan will be teaching the inside secrets of nailing a singing audition. His students have used these secrets to be on just about every talent show on TV. Attendees need to prepare one minute of a song acapella.

After the workshop, Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW will host their Fall Semester Auditions beginning at 1 pm.

In 2012 Jonathan created Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW to give kids in his hometown a chance to train with an expert and make it to the top. “Dallas has some of the best undiscovered talent in the country and I am passionate about this program being a pathway to help aspiring youth performers launch their careers,” he said. “I wish this kind of training had been available to me when I was growing up.”

Pre-register for FREE workshop and/or audition: Jodi@hollywoodlaunch.net or 682.888.7043.

*Workshop and Audition are separate events.

Scholarships are available to attend fall semester at Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW! Highest scoring performers at the auditions will be awarded a SCHOLARSHIP and/or PRODUCTION DEAL with Toro Records/JG Entertainment.

“We give these kids, at every level, the tools and the training to individually excel in all their talents as well as open doors for exposure to the entertainment industry’s top professionals.” Jonathan George, Creative Director of Hollywood Launch

Fall Classes for Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW begin September 21st at the Frisco Discovery Center!

For more information, please visit:

DFW.HollywoodLaunch.net

www.JonathanGeorge.biz

FOLLOW Hollywood Launch on Twitter!

FREE Workshop: Saturday, August 17, 11am – 12:30pm

FREE Audition: Saturday, August 17 1pm 

Frisco Discovery Center: 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

 

It’s Q&A Time w/ Jonathan George

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Are you dying to know if your child has natural talent? How do you nurture that talent? What is the next step? 

If your child has a dream, talent or gift, whether that’s academics, acting, sports, dance, singing, arts-

  • How does a parent identify the child’s natural gifts?

Parents: Pay attention. Provide exposure to a variety of activities, especially those that the child is naturally inclined toward. It’s not necessarily what the parent was good at or interested in – you’ll see it if you pay attention and let the child decide. What you don’t want to do is have the parent unconsciously projecting their unfulfilled dreams onto the child.

  • How do parents nurture that gift? How do you go about finding the right team?

Nurturing comes with providing support without pressure. Parents need to research and provide outlets for the child. With technology you can find every possible opportunity. Once you find the outlet, make sure that the child learns to be accountable for their commitment for the short term, encouraging them throughout the process without pressuring.

Finding the right team: It’s critical to create the right “team” between the child, teacher/coach and parent. Find a teacher or coach you feel comfortable with, who isn’t intimidating to your child, but who you respect and trust. A child has to feel safe to expose their weaknesses in order to grow. If someone feels intimidated they won’t grow. They have to trust the teacher. The parent has to let that bond develop.

  • How do you help manage your child’s desires and abilities without damaging the relationship between parent and child?

There’s a big difference between being a Momager/Popager and being proactive on behalf of your child’s best interest. There are a lot of parents who are smart business people, managers, etc – they know how to do it in their professional lives. The problem is your child is not “a business” – he or she is a person who is part of a team with coaches paid to lead them and guide them. It’s important for the parent to stay heavily involved in the process, but they have to be a parent #1. If they start bulldozing for their child, there’s a problem – either with the parent’s ego, the child’s true interest, or the coach. It has to be addressed up front and change direction if it’s not working on all three fronts.

  • What if my child has talent but is not the “best” or “top” competitor, what do I do? 

The world is made up of a majority of people who are not the #1 best. We have to keep developing and work with what we are given. We want our child to figure out a way to be great and find a way to express the gift, solo, or as part of a team. There are many points of view out there – there will be an opportunity to match a child’s gift for a need out there. Developing a talent is about learning, growing and becoming better at life. It’s so important that you keep your child growing – they will find their way. Kids come to me and they are not the best singers – they will be among the majority of us who don’t become Beyonce, but the gift is in the process, learning to be part of team, build their work ethic, self confidence. Be a superstar in their own lives.

If your child doesn’t get the rolemake the team, gets an injury that prevents further play – the whatever because life happens – You have to help them trust the process. We may not know the reason or outcome for years. While in the short term it may be really disappointing, you have to help the child realize he is not “what happens” to him – he is WHO he is – an amazing person with a purpose in life. Sometimes my kids are disappointed in not getting cast in a TV show, and later it turns out that the show bombed anyway and it would have not been a good experience. They were then actually available for a better opportunity down the road.  Life works out that way most of the time.

 Information on auditions for next Hollywood Launch DFW Academy:

 Audition for Hollywood Launch DFW

Date: Saturday, Aug 17

Time: 11:00a to 4:00p

LocationFrisco Discovery CenterFrisco, TX

Attention! Calling all aspiring singers and performers! L.A.’s renowned talent expert Jonathan George seeks youth ages 8-21 with vocal talent to audition for professional development in singing, acting and dance at Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW.

Please pre-register for free audition: Jodi@hollywoodlaunch.net

Scholarships to study with Jonathan George available! Highest scoring vocalists awarded a SCHOLARSHIP and PRODUCTION DEAL with Toro Records/JG Entertainment.
www.JonathanGeorge.biz

 

Trevor Douglas opens for the Jonas Brothers

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Congrats to Hollywood Launcher Trevor Douglas of DFW who opened for the Jonas Brothers last night at the GEXA’s Heineken Lounge. #YouthRock

Hollywood Launch Academy Audition August 17th!

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Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW Auditions – AUGUST 17th

For more info: Jodi@HollywoodLaunch.net

Hollywood Launch Experience Summer Intensive

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WOW Didn’t know there could be sooooo much talent in one room. So excited to have Hollywood Launch LA, Hollywood Launch DFW and Hollywood Launch PDX under the same roof. Friendships were made that will last for a lifetime. Can’t wait for next year. It is going to be EPIC!

HLE Awards Gala – Hard Rock Cafe Universal City Walk

Disney’s California Adventure Performance – Noah Urrea covered ‘Fine China’ by Chris Brown

Disney’s California Adventure Performance – Kitana Turnbull Mix of Jackson 5 ‘Who’s Loving You’ and Jessie J ‘Domino

Disney’s California Adventure Performance – The Rebels cover of Victoria Justice ‘Best Friend’s Boyfriend’

Featuring Julia Timmons, Star Austria, Emmy Anderson, Kalyn Terell, Sarina Premi

Disney Dudez with IM5 and Todrick Hall

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Never thought this would happen – IM5 band as Disney Prince/ Princesses with Todrick Hall in ‘Disney Dudez’!

Follow @toddyrockstar on instagram and twitter
Follow @IM5band on instagram and twitter

Cole: @ColeIM5
Will: @WilljayIM5
Gabe: @GabeIM5
Dalton: @DaltonIM5
Dana: @DanaIM5

House of Blues Dallas – Mega HIT!

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Hollywood Launch Academy of Dallas recently performed at the House of Blues Dallas for the Fathers’s Day Artist Showcase. Thank you to all of the amazing artist that performed and the fantastic band mates. Most importantly a BIG shout out to all of the parents and friends that came out to support their FAVE launcher.

Stay tuned for performance videos and red carpet pics.

IM5 Band as Disney Princess’s?

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IM5 Band recently filmed a music video with American Idol contestant Todrick Hall. Stay Tuned for the music video. Until then enjoy this FUN-tastic photo.

 

Peace, Hope and Butterflies – Miracle Players Foundation

31 May 2013 by , Comments Off

Join Kenton Duty from Disney’s Shake It Up and Hollywood Launch Artists this Saturday, June 1st for the Peace, Hope and Butterflies 2013 with Miracle Players Foundation from 2:00p-6:00p at Flag Pole Hill Park at 8100 Doran Circle, Dallas, TX 75238.

Tickets on Sale Now!

Kenton Duty Scholarship Auditions – June 9th!

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Kenton Duty Scholarship Auditions – June 9, 2013

For more info contact Jodi@HollywoodLaunch.net

Disney’s Crash And Bernstein Picked Up For 2nd Season!

24 May 2013 by , Comments Off

Congrats to Aaron Landon aka ‘Pesto’ and his cast mates – Disney XD’s Crash And Bernstein gets picked up for second season!

Click here to read more about the upcoming season!

IM5 on USA Network’s New Show “The Moment”

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Catch IM5 Band on USA Network’s New Show “The Moment” this Friday. May 17th 8pm (PST).

Rylie Brown Winner of the 2013 Nashville Spotlight Music Contest

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We are so proud of all our Hollywood Launch Alumni, Rylie Brown is the 2013 Grand Prize Winner of the Nashville Spotlight Music Contest. #AmazeCraze

15 year old Rylie Brown, from Kansas City, Missouri takes first place in TalentWatch.net’s first online music competition.

Online PR News – 03-May-2013 –TalentWatch’s hotly contested music competition featured young emerging artists, some of whom have appeared on past reality TV competitions, like X Factor, America’s Got Talent and American Idol. Fans rated the artist’s videos to determine the top 20 finalists. In the final phase of the contest, Rick Barker, former manager for Taylor Swift, Mike Jennings of Nashville Spotlight TV and Kim Corcoran of Talented Kids Depot, selecting the top 3 winners from the top 20 rated music artists.

Grand prize winner, Rylie Brown takes home $1,000 and will meet with Rick Barker, former manager for Taylor Swift. Rylie will also have an entire Nashville Spotlight TV show dedicated to her. The half hour show will air two days per week for one month on Nashville Cable TV, at a future date to be determined. In addition, Riley will be featured at the world famous Nashville Palace for two days, during the week of the CMA Music Festival (June 6-9, 2013). 15 year old Kailey Swanson, from Studio City, California took second place and fan favorite, 18 year old Lindee Link of Peachtree City, Georgia came in third place. The second and third place winners will each be featured on Nashville Spotlight TV and perform at the Nashville Palace during the week of the CMA Festival.

TalentWatch stages online music competitions for artists around the world. Its mission is to give aspiring music artists an equal chance to be discovered. It’s the only destination on the web where aspiring artists showcase their talent and tell their story in an engaging and entertaining video-driven format. Fans rate artists on their talent, entertainment and likeability, giving every music artist an equal chance to rise to the top.

Music artists, fans and industry professionals can learn more about TalentWatch by visiting http://www.talentwatch.net or watching their promotional video.

Shelby Spalione on American Idol With Will.I.Am

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Congratulations to Hollywood Launch alumni Shelby! Fantastic performance with Will.I.Am on American Idol Live 2013. #BangBang #TheGreatGatsbyMovie

Will.I.Am ft Shelby Spalione – American Idol Live 2013

Hollywood Launch Experience Summer Intensive

2 May 2013 by , Comments Off

 

CLICK HERE FOR HOLLYWOOD LAUNCH EXPERIENCE SUMMER INTENSIVE REGISTRATION FORM

The Hollywood Launch Experience Summer Intensive

SINGER – ACTORS – DANCERS – SONGWRITERS

COMPETE, TRAIN & SHOWCASE W/ TOP INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

 JULY 16 – 20

AT THE WORLD FAMOUS RAGE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

A 13.000 SQ FOOT ARTIST DEVELOPMENT COMPLEX COMPLETE WITH ITS OWN STATE OF THE ART RECORDING STUDIO AND SOUND SYSTEM, 200 SEAT THEATER, REHEARSAL ROOMS, LOUNGES AND DORMITORY WITH KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY FACILITY.

SING, DANCE, ACT ALL DAY AND NIGHT!

TRAIN AND SHOWCASE WITH TODAY’S TOP INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WHO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CAREER:

-THE HOTTEST CHOREOGRAPHERS AND CREATIVE DIRECTORS

-TOP PRODUCERS, SONGWRITERS, PUBLISHERS AND MUSIC DIRECTORS

-ACTING MANAGERS, AGENTS AND CASTING DIRECTORS

BE INSPIRED & CHANGED!

-OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET LAUNCH PARTY W/ CELEBRITY GUESTS

-COMPETE FOR AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

-WRITE AND RECORD IN STATE OF THE ART RECORDING STUDIO

-REHEARSE, PERFORM AND SHOWCASE IN THE RAGE THEATER

-CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS AND PARTY

-DORMS AVAILABLE WITH KITCHEN, BATHROOMS AND LAUNDRY FACILITY

*LIMITED SPACE – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE

PRE-REGISTER TODAY ONLINE FOR DISCOUNTED RATE

www.HollywoodLaunch.net

info@hollywoodlaunch.net

 

Arianna Brooke – Performing Princess

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Arianna Brooke, 13

She will be performing around the Texas and Colorado area in March.

-The Generator Coffee Shop in Garland
Friday, March 1st from 6pm-8pm.

-National Anthem at the Colorado Crossroads Club Volleyball Tournament in Denver, Co
March 8th-10th.

-Six Flags Magic Mountain
Friday, March 15th at 12:30pm and 1:30pm.

Kenton Duty Scholarship Winner 2013 Trevor Douglas

15 February 2013 by , Comments Off

Congratulations to the 2013 Kenton Duty Scholarship Winner, Trevor Douglas, for the elite triple threat training program based in McKinney, TX - Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW. #YouthRock


Become a Fan!
http://www.youtube.com/user/trevordouglasmusic?feature=mhee
http://www.reverbnation.com/trevordouglas
Twitter: @TrevorDmusic
Instagram: TrevorDmusi
http://pinterest.com/trevordmusic/

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: IM5 and Bella Thorne

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We are excited to announce the release of the new music video by IM5 and Bella Thorne, ‘Can’t Stay Away’.

Mallory at The Rodeo Opry!

1 February 2013 by , Comments Off

That’s Awesome! Hollywood Launcher DFW Mallory Lawless will be performing at the Rodeo Opry in OKC Saturday, February 9!!!  It’s a KSBI 52 night, so the show will air on TV at a later date!!  We would love to have lots of support in the audience!! Please come out if you can!  You can get tickets now online at rodeoopry.com under events!  If not, stay tuned for the air date so you can watch from your home!

 Join Mallory on Facebook, twitter, and Instagram for the latest info! 

youtube.com/mallorylynn9
twitter.com/mallorymusic
Facebook.com/MalloryLynnMusic
Instagram: @mallorymusic

IM5 on TMZ

24 January 2013 by , Comments Off

Wholly molly, IM5 on TMZ!

Boy band IM5 wants to make one thing known — just because they’re teenyboppers like Justin Bieber DOES NOT mean they smoke weed too!” ~TMZ

Way to take a stand IM5. We smell an anti-drug campaign.

Rylie Brown Performing on Kidz Star USA 2012

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Rylie Brown performed ‘Not Over You’ by Gavin DeGraw during the semi finals of Kidz Star USA. It takes guts to sing a song in front of the artist that originally performed it. Way to go Rylie!

Kenton Duty Scholarship Auditions – January 19th!!!

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Did you miss the Kenton Duty Scholarship Auditions for Hollywood Launch DFW on January 12th? This is your chance. Join us on January 19th for your second chance to audition for this elite training program.

For more info contact Jodi@HollywoodLaunch.net!

 

Kenton Duty: Follow Your Dreams School Tour

15 January 2013 by , Comments Off

Hollywood Launch DFW wants to send a BIG Thank you to Kenton Duty from Disney’s Shake It Up for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak to High School and Middle schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Here are some of the schools he visited with HLDFW and Jonathan George Entertainment. For more info about Hollywood Launch and the Kenton Duty Scholarship Auditions email Jodi@HollywoodLaunch.net

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

Warren Middle School

Dubiski Career High School

Sunnyvale Middle School

 

Kenton Duty – Follow Your Dream Tour

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Dallas’ own Kenton Duty (Disney’s Shake It Up) wants you to Follow Your Dreams. Kenton will be in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area Jan 9, 10, 11 and he wants to visit your school.

He will be sharing his own inspirational journey of how his dreams have come true with hard work and determination. Duty first gained popular notoriety in the role of young “Jacob” on the hit TV series, “Lost“. In 2010, Duty landed a starring role on the Disney Channel original series, “Shake It Up!” as “Gunther Hessenheffer”.

Want to have Kenton Duty at our school? Email LJ@JonathanGeorge.biz.

The Kenton Duty: Follow Your Dream Tour is sponsored by Hollywood Launch Academy and the Muller Film and TV Education Foundation.

Hollywood Launch DFW: Kenton Duty Scholarship Auditions!!!

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Come join us for the Kenton Duty Scholarship Auditions for Hollywood Launch DFW on January 12, 2013. For more info contact Jodi@HollywoodLaunch.net.

Thriller Flash Mob w/ HL-DFW!

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Great Job Hollywood Launch DFW! Thriller Flash Mob was a total success! #YouthRock

Rylie Brown Top 8 for Kidz Star USA 2012!!!

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I think I could be the next Kidzbop Star because music is my life! I love to sing, play piano, guitar, ukulele  write songs and even like to dance! When I’m on stage performing it feels like this is where I should be. I would love to be a good role model & encourage kids to follow their dreams!” – Rylie Brown, 15

Join us in supporting a great person, an amazing artist and a Hollywood Launch LA Alumni on her journey to the TOP 8 Kidz Star 2012 Talent Search.

The KIDZ Star USA web series will feature celebrity mentor Gavin DeGraw. This Tuesday Rylie will perform for Gavin on VEVO. 41 Action News has the details.

Heart Attack by Trey Songz covered by Rylie Brown

Become a fan!
Facebook
@Ryliebrown

 

Hollywood Launch Mentor: Kenton Duty!

4 October 2012 by , Comments Off

Kenton Duty from Disney’s Shake It Up is using his Gunther powers for good  and not neon spandex. Kenton has become a vital member of the Hollywood Launch Family. He has made his mark along side Hollywood Launch mentors such as Wayne Brady (Let’s Make A Deal), Mauli B (Music Director for Nickelodeon stars such as Big Time Rush, Victoria Justice and Hollywood Records R5), Kaya Jones (former Pussycat Doll, Hueman Race Records), Justin Thorne (NLT, One Call) just to name a few. On September 15-16th Hollywood Launch DFW held the first ever Wayne Brady and Kenton Duty Scholarship Audition at the School of Rock in Dallas. We were lucky to have Kenton there to support the artists that were auditioning for the triple threat training program.

This is what he had to say to NatalieInterviews.com about Hollywood Launch:

Kenton Duty (Disney’s Shake It Up), Nico Ramsey (Wayne Brady Scholarship Winner – DFW), Harper Gruzins (Kenton Duty Scholarship Winner – DFW), Jonathan George (Owner of Hollywood Launch DFW)

Noah Urrea: 2012 SoCal Icon Winner/ Hollywood Launch Scholarship Winner

4 October 2012 by , Comments Off

Congrats to 11 year old Noah Urrea for winning the 2012 SoCal Icon Vocal Competition and coming home with a scholarship to the triple threat training program Hollywood Launch. It was a very competitive competition but in the end Noah came out on top. Along with Noah, Kindal Tate from Hollywood Launch LA and Natalia Loya from Hollywood Launch LA also won Socal Icon in their age division. The talent that is coming out of HL LA, HLDFW and HLPortland is really a force to be reckoned with.

Creative Director of Hollywood Launch LA, Jonathan George and Winner Noah Urrea!

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Radio Disney Take Over: IM5 vs One Direction!

4 October 2012 by , Comments Off

So Awesome! Radio Disney had One Direction and IM5 in the studio for an acoustic performance. There is no doubt that 1D (What Makes You Beautiful) and IM5 (Everything About U) showed their mad skills but Fanlala.com took it to the fans. Who do you think did the best performance during the Radio Disney Take Over? We know our favorites…We can’t deny the LOVE we have for IM5 band mates and Hollywood Launch alum Gabe Morales and Will Jay. And don’t worry we have inducted Cole Pendery, Dana Vaughns and Dalton Rapattoni into the HL Family. #YouthRock

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Hollywood Launch DFW Has Arrived at the School Of Rock Dallas!

26 September 2012 by , Comments Off

Jonathan George opens Hollywood Launch DFW adding a new location to the Hollywood Launch Franchise.  Jonathan and his team auditioned triple threat talent on September 14-15th at the School of Rock in Dallas. The first day of class on September 22nd was a huge success! It is going to be a great session. Thank you to Wayne Brady and Kenton Duty for giving their time and experience.

Meet the Hollywood Launch Team and Mentors:
(from left to right)
Keith Green – Dance
Amanda Earhart – Vocal Tech
Kelci Paige – Vocals/Performance/Image
Kenton Duty – Disney’s Shake It Up Mentor
Amy VanderoefDallas Morning News Mentor
Jonathan GeorgeOwner/Creative Director HL DFW
Deborah Kay - Promotions Director HL DFW
Jodi Harnist - Program Director HL DFW (not pictured)
Amanda Austin - Acting/ Improv (not pictured)
Melissa RugglesSocial Media/ Marketing (not pictured)

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Launchers Nominated for 22nd LA Music Awards!

26 September 2012 by , Comments Off

Congrats to Hollywood Launchers LA Aaron Landon, Sir Castanon, Brieanna James and Britt Flatmo for being nominated for the 22nd Annual LA Music Awards. Join us for the official voting party on Thursday, September 27th at 7p.m. at  the Whiskey A Go Go on Sunset Blvd.

Can’t come to the Voting Party this Thursday…You can vote online!

-Britt FlatmoFemale Vocalist of the Year
-Brieanna JamesPop Artist of the Year
-Aaron LandonMale Vocalist of the Year
-Sir CastanonPop Artist of the Year 

*Britt Flatmo, Brieanna James, Al Bowman (Creator/LA Music Awards), Aaron Landon, Sir Castanon*

Aaron Landon on Disney XD’s ‘Crash and Bernstein’

11 September 2012 by , Comments Off

Aaron Landon, Hollywood Launch LA artist, will be starring in the upcoming Disney XD’s new series ‘Crash And Bernstein’ as “Pesto”. The series premiere will be on OCTOBER 8th, Monday nights!  Can’t wait to see the show Aaron. Your A Rock Star!!

 

Ross Lynch from Disney’s Austin and Ally on Radio Disney!

11 September 2012 by , Comments Off

Ross Lynch from Disney’s Austin & Ally and Hollywood Launch LA alumni promotes his new album on Radio Disney all this week. Ross will Planet Premiere a new song every day! Tune in with Candice at 5pm PT/ 8pmET. Do you know which song from his NEW album is his FAVE? We do…

Hollywood Launch LA Artists Run Away with the WIN at So Cal Icon 2012!

30 August 2012 by , Comments Off

Hollywood Launch LA is throwing out major high fives to their artists Kindal Tate, Natalia Loya, Sara Rowe and Kyle Villalovos for competing in the So Cal Icon Vocal Competition Finale last Saturday. Kindal Tate and Natalia Loya won their age group and walked away with amazing prizes including a once in a life time photo shoot and recording studio time.

I can not believe I just won So Cal Icon, this is so exciting! I could not have done it with out my amazing support system of Jessica Khanvariba and Jonathan George plus the training that I do at Hollywood Launch. It is truly my ‘Happy Place’. “Kindal Tate, Winner of So Cal Icon 2012

The Hollywood Launch LA artists put on a Super Star performance this year! Here is Kindal Tate performing ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing’.

Hollywood Launch LA Artists Give Back – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

29 August 2012 by , Comments Off

Hollywood Launch LA artists had the opportunity to preform at the ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy‘ 5K Walk for Cancer. This amazing cause brings the ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ philosophy to children suffering with cancer through camps and hospital programs plus helps pay the bills of the financially struggling warriors.

If you would like to make a donation to the ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ Foundation click here!

Purchasing a ‘DWBH’ shirt is a great way to do your part…HL-LA did! #YouthRock

Nickelodeon Cancels: How to Rock, iCarly, and Victorious!

28 August 2012 by , Comments Off

Nickelodeon Cancels How to Rock, iCarly and Victorious

We are sad to see these great Nick shows get cancelled! We are so proud of Cymphonique. We know that she has more great things in her future!!

With all these cancellations, it means that new shows are on the horizon! Which means that there are more opportunities for other great talent out there!

When the opportunity comes…you must be prepared! Don’t wait til the last minute…make sure you are ready to have your own show and to be able to monopolize on the opportunity! No matter who you are training with…make sure you are training every aspect- vocals, performance, dance, acting, social media, hosting, voice overs etc!  We hope to see another Hollywood Launch artist make it to the top!!

When preparedness meets opportunity…luck happens!!

Colton B Opens Bow Wow Underrated Tour in Denver

20 August 2012 by , Comments Off

Colton B opens for Bow Wow’s Underrated Tour last week in Denver, Colorado. Colton is a veteran of the stage performing with The Rage Crew on So You Think You Can Dance, Maury Povich Most Talent Kids In America, Winner of the W.O.W MVP award on 106&Park, just to name a few of his many accomplishments. Hollywood Launch LA is extremely proud of Colton B!!!!!

Kenton Duty Visits Hollywood Launch LA!

13 August 2012 by , Comments Off

Wow! It was so cool having Kenton Duty from Disney’s Shake It Up stop by Hollywood Launch LA this Saturday to check out the amazing artists perform, have Q&A time and show us some of his mad acting skills. We are excited to have Kenton Duty as a mentor for the top triple threat talent program.

Amy Vanderoef Named Celebrity Judge for the Kenton Duty & Wayne Brady Scholarship Auditions in Dallas!

8 August 2012 by , Comments Off

Good Morning Texas host Amy Vanderoef will be joining the celebrity panel for the Wayne Brady and Kenton Duty Scholarship and Red Carpet Event.

Amy is a triple threat talent. She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and actually began performing with the New York USO, entertaining US military forces and veterans at bases and hospitals. She has toured America as Ms. Frizzle in The Magic School Bus, been a correspondent for Good Morning America, crowned Miss Connecticut USA in 2001, operated The Actors Academy in CT, worked in casting and is signed to the Campbell Agency in Dallas.

Read more about Amy Vanderoef here.

We are excited to have such an amazing and accomplished talent to help pick the Wayne Brady and Kenton Duty Scholarship winners for Hollywood Launch DFW at the School of Rock Sept 16th!

Wayne Brady & Kenton Duty Scholarship Auditions!

8 August 2012 by , Comments Off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Monica Busby
Quantum Leap Entertainment
424-209-9QLE(753) (O)
323-381-0000 (C)
Monica@qle-pr.com

Contact:  Mariesha Richard, MBA
Quantum Leap Entertainment
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626-622-7268 (C)
Mariesha@qle-pr.com

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 Dallas’ Own Kenton Duty and Emmy Winner Wayne Brady Team Up with Hollywood Launch to Search for the Next Triple Threat Super Stars of DFW

Dallas, TX (August 7, 2012) – Bring on your Voice, Dance, and Acting Skills!

Dallas’ own Kenton Duty, star of Disney’s Shake It Up, and 4-time Emmy Award-winning TV Personality, Comedian, Grammy-nominated Singer, and Actor, Wayne Brady have teamed up with Hollywood Launch and are excited to announce a major Scholarship Audition seeking the next Triple Threat Super Stars!

Duty is returning to his hometown with hopes to give other aspiring artists a chance to train and make it to the top. He began auditioning for roles in Los Angeles after he was discovered at a workshop in Dallas by Hollywood talent agent Cindy Osbrink. Duty first gained popular notoriety in the role of young “Jacob” on the hit TV series, “Lost”. In 2010, Duty landed a starring role on the Disney Channel original series, “Shake It Up!” as the flamboyant dancer/fashion designer antagonist, “Gunther Hessenheffer”. Duty states, “I am excited to afford someone the chance to train with the best and to help them reach their dreams. The entertainment industry is looking for triple threats so you have to do it all!”

Brady has already given out close to $20,000 in scholarships to the Hollywood Launch program in Los Angeles and is now branching out to Dallas. He says, “As a performer, I wish I would have had Hollywood Launch. It is an amazing program!” His daughter is a current member of the program in LA and trains privately under Hollywood Launch’s creative director Jonathan George.

The president and owner of Hollywood Launch DFW, Jonathan George, says “Dallas has the best undiscovered talent in the country and I am so excited to be able to come home and help them launch their careers.” He went to school in Sunnyvale K-8th grade and then graduated in ’91 from Poteet High School in Mesquite. He moved to LA in 2000. After winning the title of Grand Champion on Ed McMahon’s “Next Big Star” in 2001, he began developing young stars like Victoria Justice (Nick’s Victorious), Stefanie Scott (Nick’s A.N.T. Farm), Caitlyn Taylor Love (Disney’s I’m In The Band) and is now working with industry moguls Simon Fuller, Perez Hilton and Jamie King on their newest boy band project, IM5. George is also the creator and executive producer of the Youth Rock Awards, which celebrates the hottest young stars under the age of 25 in film, TV, music and dance.

Hollywood Launch has partnered with School of Rock in Dallas. HL develops and brands aspiring talent into competitive triple threat artists. The program and it’s staff have been responsible for developing top young stars like Ross Lynch (Disney’s Austin & Ally), Cymphonique (Nick’s How to Rock),  Big Time RushTaylor Lautner  (Twilight), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Zack Montana (Disney’s NBT),  R5 (Hollywood Records), Aaron Landon (Disney’s Crash and Bernstein) among so many others.  Many stars’ children are part of the program including those of Wayne Brady, Brian McKnight, DeBarge and Master P. George states, “It’s a breeding ground for amazing talent and success!”

The winners will be announced at 5pm on September 16th with a Hollywood style Red Carpet Event to follow starting at 6pm. 

AUDITION!

Ages 8 – 21
Saturday, September 15, 2012

Call backs
Sunday, September 16, 2012

You must register to audition and to receive information.
682.888.7043
Jodi@hollywoodlaunch.net

“We give these kids, at every level, the tools and the training to individually excel in all their talents as well as open doors for exposure to the entertainment industry’s top professionals,” says Jonathan George, Creative Director of Hollywood Launch.   

For more information, please visit:
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www.JonathanGeorge.biz

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Kenton Duty, Wayne Brady and Jonathan George are available for interviews, please contact Monica Busby or Mariesha Richard at Quantum Leap Ent.  Monica@qle-pr.com or Mariesha@qle-pr.com or call 424-209-9QLE (753)

About Hollywood Launch

Hollywood Launch develops and brands young aspiring singers into competitive triple threat talent. This elite program is a great opportunity for artists to not only develop their skills but to make proper connections as it gives exposure to the entertainment industry’s top professionals including music and film producers, managers, agents, song writers, directors, casting directors, publishing, A&R executives and so much more.

Hollywood Launch concentrates on the many different aspects:

  • Vocal Technique All Styles
  • Vocal Styling and Performance
  • Dancing, Choreography & Staging
  • Acting- Scene Study, Improv & Voice Overs
  • Performance Training
  • Audition Techniques
  • Imaging
  • Songwriting, Recording
  • Media Training
  • Music Business
  • Packaging & Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Acting Showcases
  • Live Artist Showcases

IM5 Performs at the Avalon in Hollywood

8 August 2012 by , Comments Off

It is so awesome to see Hollywood Launch LA alumni Gabe Morales and Will Jay of IM5 plus their band mates Dana Vaughns, Cole Pendery and Dalton Rapattoni hitting the stage at the historical Avalon in Hollywood for 200 of their closest fans this Thursday! Chance of a life time!

Want to be a part of the fun RSVP to IM5hollywood@gmail.com by August 8th!!!

Keonna Evans – What Girls Do During Tests

8 August 2012 by , Comments Off

OK! So we thought our Hollywood Launch LA artists were FUNNY and then our own Keonna Evans put this skit together. We have all been in this situation…You know you have. Seriously the FUNNIEST YouTube video we have seen in a long time.

Keonna Evans – What Girls Do During Tests

Jayda Brown Rocks Out In Her Tutu!

8 August 2012 by , Comments Off

Current Hollywood Launch LA student, Jayda Brown, has been rockin’ her tutu around town promoting her new single, ‘I Rock My Tutu’! Jayda was recognized by online magazine BlackCelebKids.com for Jayda’s Tutu Tea PartyBlackCelebKids.com stated that Jayda is one of the NEW up and coming artist taking the music industry by storm.

You go Jayda, Rock Your Tutu!!!!!