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Complaint Review: John Robert Power

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  • Submitted: Fri, December 26, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, November 16, 2009

  • Reported By:Tampa Florida
John Robert Power
5660 W Cypress St # G Tampa, Florida U.S.A.

John Robert Powers Tampa Florida

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: JRP TAMPA ROCK !!!!

*Consumer Comment: Amen

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: JOHN ROBERT POWERS TAMPA UPHOLDS AND MEETS THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF THE INDUSTRY AND THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: JOHN ROBERT POWERS TAMPA UPHOLDS THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF THE INDUSTRY AND MEETS THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

*Consumer Comment: Great experience at JRP Tampa.

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John Robert Power is a ripoff don't matter what they say to you! They say that the things that you read online are just people trying to put them out of business, and they actually give you a list of the sites, including this one, and they say that they have lawyers trying to remove these lies from online. But why would people make up lies? I am a victim and everyday I regret loosing $2,000 for nothing. The comany does not train you, they just sit in a small room with a bunch of chairs along side the wall and talk. Then once a week an agent comes and you have to go perform infront of them in another small room and that is it, agents that you never heard of. There are people who have been in the school for years and are still there today, inorder for you to go to Los Angeles, you have to pay for your passage, hotel, and food... and you just come back the same way you left. I remember one student said that she sang as a backup with Britney Spear and she is still at JRP. John R. Power is just for rich people who just want their small children to have a hobby, they will NOT get any where with this company! I learnt the hard way, and I promise if you join this company you will see the same or even worst than me. Those famous actors that they have hung up on their walls, probably did not even go there, because they have no records to prove to you. When you see pictures of the JRP logo in the background of a famous celebrity, it is just to make you feel that the company is not a scam, but that is just their sponsor add just as xxxx advertises for events.

Shad
Tampa, Florida
U.S.A.

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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

JRP TAMPA ROCK !!!!

AUTHOR: Ebucci - (U.S.A.)

JRP TAMPA ROCK !!!! I can say that over and over !!! I wish that people take a good look at themselves and realize that blaming others is not always the answer.

My son has been going to JRP Tampa for almost 1 year and we could not have made a better choice to put him there to start his modeling career. When we first started David, the owner of JRP Tampa told us that not everyone will be picked and even if you get picked, not everyone will be successful. We still decided to give our son the chance to start his modeling Journey. They did everything they told us about and more.

The classes our son previously took, and the classes he is taking now are amazing. He is so happy to go there every week. They made him feel comfortable since the beginning. We came into this business not knowing anything but JRP Tampa walked us thru every steps of the way.

David, Kristi, Mary and the rest of the Team are amazing. They are so dedicated to make the kids successful ! After couple of months our son signed with DK modeling and just this week he just signed to be managed with FORD MODELS in MIAMI !!!!! and that is THANKS TO JRP TAMPA AND THEIR DEDICATION TO THE KIDS !!!

All the castings JRP Tampa are offering are REAL !!!! It is not because your child is not picked that you need to blame the school. Maybe your child needed to learn is script better, or because he should have been dressed a different way, or to quite that day...... Do not blame the school they are here to help you success ! They can help but can not do it for you !!!!!!

Do not listen to negative people !!! May be some JRP school around the country are scams but I can tell you for sure that JRP TAMPA (David Martin the owner) are fully dedicated to help you. Especially to make sure that people in this business are not "RIPPING YOU OF" by educating you as parents and your children about the entertainment business.

JRP TAMPA SCHOOL AND TEAM ROCK !!!! JRP TAMPA SCHOOL AND TEAM ROCK !!!!
JRP TAMPA SCHOOL AND TEAM ROCK !!!! JRP TAMPA SCHOOL AND TEAM ROCK !!!!
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#2 Consumer Comment

Amen

AUTHOR: Yih - (U.S.A.)

And the owner of JRP Tampa said it all. Good for him!

Just like anything in life you have to work hard at it to be good and get better. No exception to this craft. My child attends JRP in Tampa and though I take everthing with a grain of salt, I am learning as time goes by. We joined because my daughter wants to work on this craft. I have made her very aware that it takes a lot of hard work to make it and her feet are placed on the ground firmly so she does not become disspointed if nothing happens.

I am not rich I just made a big sacrifice to give her an advantage that others do not have. Hey, what you take with you in life is what you learned and no one can take this away from you. I am a hands on mom and I keep tabs on everything.

Communication is vital. You must commnicate with them and give them the opportunity to teach you. I was very impressed with the fact they mentioned that a child's education comes first and that the child has to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to stay with them.

Remember, the greater your responsibility the harder you have to work. It is not all the glamour you see in TV there is the behind the scenes we do not get to see and I am sure a lot of hard work goes on there. 6 of the 20 classes. WOW. Come on dude, get real!

My mom told me once, "no matter what you decide to do in life just be great at it"! Sure is something that I live by. It keeps it real.
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

JOHN ROBERT POWERS TAMPA UPHOLDS AND MEETS THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF THE INDUSTRY AND THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU!

AUTHOR: Owner Jrp_tampa - (U.S.A.)

In response to Mr. SHAD HEWITT former student of JRP Tampa...

Shad Hewitt was a student with JRP Tampa beginning in October of 2007. He claims that we do not train and that he was lied to. I can assure you this is not true and that JRP Tampa is very upfront about our opportunities and training. Regarding his comment about the chairs and talking... I believe any type of education requires lecture and participation. CURIOUSLY ENOUGH SHAD HEWITT IS MAKING THESE CLAIMS WHEN HE ONLY ATTENDED 6 OF THE 20 WORKSHOPS HE ENROLLED FOR. HOW COULD ANYONE EXPECT TO ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING WITH OUT FOLLOW THROUGH AND COMMITMENT. THIS WAS OBVIOUSLY NOT DISPLAYED ON SHAD'S BEHALF. According to Mr. Shad Hewitt "when an agent comes and you have to go perform in front of them in another small room and that is, agents you have never heard of." I am sure with Mr. Shad Hewitt's vast lack of knowledge of the industry he is familiar with all the agents in the world. Just a few examples and links to information about the agents and casting directors I work with...AGENTS: KSR WEST www.ksrtalent.com, ABRAMS ARTISTS www.abramsartists.com, these two agencies are two of the best in Los Angeles and New York and will visit my studio in Tampa every year. Not only will they visit but also they both represent talent from JRP Tampa and have helped several of my clients work in this business. I AM SURE THAT MR. SHAD HEWITT WAS FAMILIAR WITH THESE COMPANIES CONSIDERING HE IS SO EDUCATED ABOUT THIS BUSINESS... CASTING DIRECTORS include: JOEY PAUL CASTING, she casts a few shows people may of heard from on the Disney channel such as... 'Corey in the House', 'Phil of the Future', and 'Imagination Movers' to name a few, view her resume at www.imdb.com/name/nm0666880, Allyson Bosch Casting cast a small show on Disney called 'Wizards of Waverly Place' and much more you can view her resume at www.imdb.com/name/nm0097747, and Krisha Bullock who casts a few Nickelodeon shows such as 'iCarly', 'Drake and Josh' and "True Jackson' view her resume at www.imdb.com/name/nm0120166, another example is Daryl Eisenberg who casts films such as 'I Love You Man' and TV Shows like 'Gossip Girl'. I can say this is a short list and obviously a very credible list. Regarding Mr. Shad Hewitt's comment about students who have been here for years, yes that is true, I also know actors who work at this for ten years and end up not being on TV. This is the nature of this business. Not everyone who tries is going to work in this business, but they will have a tremendous competitive advantage by working with JRP Tampa. Moving on to Mr. Shad Hewitt's comment regarding having to pay to live or move to Los Angeles... I am not sure where Mr. Hewitt received his obvious misleading information... Everyone who moves to pursue this business will pay their own way to live, travel, eat, train and for photos. This is how the business works no one is going to pay for you to move or live. I think this is a pretty obvious fact. But again, with Mr. Shad Hewitt's lack of knowledge and experience in this business he would have no clue how this works. Mr. Shad Hewitt also commented on a young lady who sang back up for Brittney Spears and was back at JRP and why would she need to come back if he had reached that level. Well Shad to be successful you have to be persistent and keep following through and working to improve yourself. This is fact to be successful at anything in life. THIS SEEMS TO BE WHERE MR. SHAD HEWITT FELL SHORT BY ONLY ATTENDING 6 OF 20 WORKSHOPS HE WAS SCHEDULED FOR. I currently have a young lady here who is home from Los Angeles on break working with me. She has been on shows like 'Zoey 101" and a national commercial for 'Lexus". She is committed to continuing her success. Regarding Mr. Shad Hewitt's "promise" that "if you join this company you will not get anywhere" Our track record at JRP Tampa speaks for itself which you can see at www.jrptampa.net. I have helped kids to be on shows like 'Hannah Montana' a series regular on 'Sonny with a Chance', 'Zoey 101', many national commercials like Nike, Lexus, Mitsubishi, and more. My Models have done campaigns for Abercrombie, Hollister, and print ads for Bealls, Dillards, and much more.... Finally regarding Mr. Shad Hewitt's uneducated comments about our photos on the wall of famous actors who have been helped by JRP and that we have no records... Every success story we claim today has factual data backing up the individuals association with John Robert Powers.

It is obvious to me that Mr. Shad Hewitt lacked the commitment and dedication that it takes to have success in this industry. It is people like this who obviously went on here and read some comments and just basically "cut and pasted" what they read by others on this same site. If Mr. Shad Hewitt would have followed through with what we do, and if Mr. Shad Hewitt was willing to work at this he may of had some success with this. Mr. Shad Hewitt has placed false comments on this site and there is no repercussion for this defamation. I only wish there a way to hold him responsible. Although this personally offends me I wish Mr. Shad Hewitt success with his future.

I as the owner of the John Robert Powers Tampa franchise have over 17 years of experience working as a model, actor, working for agencies, and helping kids grow and pursue this industry. I have had a great deal of success both when I modeled all over the world and helping kids be successful in this business. My track record speaks for itself.
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

JOHN ROBERT POWERS TAMPA UPHOLDS THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF THE INDUSTRY AND MEETS THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

AUTHOR: Owner Jrp_tampa - (U.S.A.)

In response to Mr. SHAD HEWITT former student of JRP Tampa...

Shad Hewitt was a student with JRP Tampa beginning in October of 2007. He claims that we do not train and that he was lied to. I can assure you this is not true and that JRP Tampa is very upfront about our opportunities and training. Regarding his comment about the chairs and talking... I believe any type of education requires lecture and participation. CURIOUSLY ENOUGH SHAD HEWITT IS MAKING THESE CLAIMS WHEN HE ONLY ATTENDED 6 OF THE 20 WORKSHOPS HE ENROLLED FOR. HOW COULD ANYONE EXPECT TO ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING WITH OUT FOLLOW THROUGH AND COMMITMENT. THIS WAS OBVIOUSLY NOT DISPLAYED ON SHAD'S BEHALF. According to Mr. Shad Hewitt "when an agent comes and you have to to go perform in front of them in another small room and that is, agents you have never heard of." I am sure with Mr. Shad Hewitt's vast lack of knowledge of the industry he is familiar with all the agents in the world. Just a few examples and links to information about the agents and casting directors I work with.....AGENTS: KSR WEST www.ksrtalent.com, ABRAMS ARTISTS www.abramsartists.com, these two agencies are two of the best in Los Angeles and New York and will visit my studio in Tampa every year. Not only will they visit but they both represent talent from JRP Tampa and has helped several of my clients work in this business. I AM SURE THAT MR. SHAD HEWITT WAS FAMILIAR WITH THESE COMPANIES CONSIDERING HE IS SO EDUCATED ABOUT THIS BUSINESS... CASTING DIRECTORS include: JOEY PAUL CASTING, she casts a few shows people may of heard from on the Disney channel such as... 'Corey in the House', 'Phil of the Future', and 'Imagination Movers' to name a few, view her resume at www.imdb.com/name/nm0666880, Allyson Bosch Casting cast a small show on Disney called 'Wizards of Waverly Place' and much more you can view her resume at www.imdb.com/name/nm0097747, and Krisha Bullock who casts a few Nickelodeon shows such as 'iCarly', 'Drake and Josh' and "True Jackson' view her resume at www.imdb.com/name/nm0120166, another example is Daryl Eisenberg who casts films such as 'I Love You Man' and Tv Shows like 'Gossip Girl'. I can say this is a short list and obviously a very credible list. Regarding Mr. Shad Hewitt's comment about students who have been here for years, yes that is true, I also know actors who work at this for ten years and end up not being on TV. This is the nature of this business. Not everyone who tries is going to work in this businees, but they will have a tremendous competitve advantage by working with JRP Tampa. Moving on to Mr. SHad Hewitt's comment regarding having to pay to live or move to Los Angeles... I am not sure where Mr. Hewiit received his obvious misleading information... Everyone who moves to pursue this business will pay their own way to live, travel, eat, train and for photos. This is how the business works no one is going to pay for you to move or live. I think this is a pretty obvious fact. But again, with Mr. Shad Hewitt's lack of knowledge and experience in this business he would have no clue how this works. Mr. Shad Hewitt also commented on a young lady who sang back up for Brittney Spears and was back at JRP and why would she need to come back if he had reached that level. Well Shad to be successful you have to be persistent and keep following through and working to improve yourself. This is fact to be successful at anything in life. THIS SEEMS TO BE WHERE MR. SHAD HEWITT FELL SHORT BY ONLY ATTENDING 6 OF 20 WORKSHOPS HE WAS SCHEDULED FOR. I currently have a young lady here who is home from Los Angeles on break working with me. She has been on shows like 'Zoey 101" and a national commercial for 'Lexus". She is committed to continuing her success. Regarding Mr. Shad Hewitt's "promise" that "if you join this company you will not get anywhere" Our track record at JRP Tampa speaks for itself which you can see at www.jrptampa.net. I have helped kids to be on shows like 'Hannah Montanna' a series regular on 'Sonny with a Chance', 'Zoey 101', many national commercials like Nike, Lexus, Mitsubishi, and more. My Models have done campaigns for Abercrombie, Hollister, print ads for Bealls, Dillards, and much much more.... Finally regarding Mr. Shad Hewitt's uneducated comments about our photos on the wall of famous actors who have been helped by JRP and that we have no records... Every success story we claim today has factual data backing up the individuals association with John Robert Powers.

It is obvious to me that Mr. Shad Hewitt lacked the committment and dedication that it takes to have success in this industry. It is people like this who obviously went on here and read some comments and just basically "cut and pasted" what they read by others on this same site. If Mr. Shad Hewitt would have followed through with what we do, and if Mr. Shad Hewitt was willing to work at this he may of had some success with this. Mr. Shad Hewitt has placed false comments on this site and there is no repercussion for this defamation. I only wish there a way to hold him responsible. Although I am personally offended by this I wish Mr. Shad Hewitt success with his future.

I as the owner of the John Robert Powers Tampa franchise have over 17 years of experience working as a model, actor, working for agencies, and helping kids grow and pursue this industry. I have had a great deal of success both when I modeled all over the world and helping kids be successful in this business. My track record speaks for itself.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Great experience at JRP Tampa.

AUTHOR: Donna - (U.S.A.)

My daughter has been going to JRP Tampa for 3 years. Not only does she love it, but it has taught her how to be confident about herself. The classrooms do have chairs lined up along the walls, as to free up the floor space for acting, and the students sit in those chairs while receiving acting lessons from their coaches. I as a parent have been invited to sit in on these classes and have been shown exactly what the students are learning. Each week JRP Tampa has brought in Agents to hold auditions and my daughter has been signed with 3 agents in Florida and has gone on many casting calls and has been in a music video. We have met and auditioned for many agents from LA and NY and they are well known agents that have great reputations. We personally have several friends and fellow students who have moved on to LA to try their luck out there. If you get an agent in LA then you have to move there or travel back and forth on your own dime. Nobody pays it for you. Luck, yes it is luck along with talent. The competition is fierce because there are so many people out there trying to make it to the big time. So what are your expectations? I personally have never heard JRP Tampa promise anyone fame and fortune, only the training & opportunity to help you get there. But YOU have to do all the work and yes it is expensive. JRP Tampa is a school and just like any other school, you can attend as long as you are willing to pay tuition. Every little girl wants to be the next Hannah Montana, but they have to WORK HARD for it and if you end up being less than famous, so what. You have to love what you are doing and that is all that matters! Good luck, hope your hard work leads you to your dreams!
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