• Report: #410710

Complaint Review: John Robert Powers

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  • Submitted: Sun, January 11, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, January 22, 2009

  • Reported By:charlotte North Carolina
John Robert Powers
421 Penman Street Suite 200 Charlotte, North Carolina U.S.A.

John Robert Powers Bait and Switch! Charlotte North Carolina

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Proud to be JRP

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Proud to be JRP

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Proud to be JRP

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Proud to be JRP

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Proud to be JRP

*Consumer Comment: JRP MINNEAPOLIS MADE MY DREAM COME TRUE

*Consumer Comment: I thought JRP was a Scam too but JRP Minneapolis is NOT they are REAL

*Consumer Comment: Actually...

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Yes, John Robert Powers is shady. I use to work for them under Stacey Cummings and Michael Palance at the Charlotte location. I was considered a "talent scout" basically, I would work a table at the mall for so many hours and recruit as many people as possible to come in for "auditions", basically the potential candidate was audition for the school which is tuition based which can range anywhere to 2,000 to 10,000 dollars, depending on how much YOU could afford.

Then, during our "office days" we would call for about 6 hours (with only a 30 min break) the leads that we generated through the mall and explain the audition process to the interestee.

For the most part, they get away with what is called a "Bait and Switch" and are not registered with the BBB. They say "do you want to star with Hannah Montana or The Suite Life of Zack and Cody?" Giving high hopes to parents and children that they are coming into an audition for a particular agent when honestly, it's for the school and THEN once you pay your tuition is when you can start seeing results.

Just be very careful when investing this large sum. If you should, please make sure of the following:

-- you've read your terms and agreement CAREFULLY (they are tricky and filled with loopholes)
--that you (or your child) is most determined to make it in this business. This school will help if you are active in outside photo shoots, auditions, etc... You can actually apply to modeling agenceis if you have a proper portfolio.
--Willing to invest in more money outside of JRP for modeling, etc...

Nonetheless, make this school your LAST RESORT!!

A Girl
charlotte, North Carolina
U.S.A.


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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Proud to be JRP

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

This complaint is 100% false and comes from an employee who was terminated after 30 days for misrepresenting the company. This is a disgruntled ex employee.

JRP Charlotte is extremely proud to be a part of a name that has been in existence for over 80 years, since 1923. Yes we are a tuition based Academy which educates individuals on the entertainment industry and with Life Skills- public speaking, poise, and self confidence. While training, our clients get to interview with agents and casting directors from Los Angeles and New York for specific projects. Where in Charlotte, NC can you get that same opportunity?

Our success stories on a local and national level speak for themselves, and I am very proud of every client here who has a dream or wants to grow as a person.

Education is neither shady nor a scam.
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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Proud to be JRP

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

This complaint is 100% false and comes from an employee who was terminated after 30 days for misrepresenting the company. This is a disgruntled ex employee.

JRP Charlotte is extremely proud to be a part of a name that has been in existence for over 80 years, since 1923. Yes we are a tuition based Academy which educates individuals on the entertainment industry and with Life Skills- public speaking, poise, and self confidence. While training, our clients get to interview with agents and casting directors from Los Angeles and New York for specific projects. Where in Charlotte, NC can you get that same opportunity?

Our success stories on a local and national level speak for themselves, and I am very proud of every client here who has a dream or wants to grow as a person.

Education is neither shady nor a scam.
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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Proud to be JRP

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

This complaint is 100% false and comes from an employee who was terminated after 30 days for misrepresenting the company. This is a disgruntled ex employee.

JRP Charlotte is extremely proud to be a part of a name that has been in existence for over 80 years, since 1923. Yes we are a tuition based Academy which educates individuals on the entertainment industry and with Life Skills- public speaking, poise, and self confidence. While training, our clients get to interview with agents and casting directors from Los Angeles and New York for specific projects. Where in Charlotte, NC can you get that same opportunity?

Our success stories on a local and national level speak for themselves, and I am very proud of every client here who has a dream or wants to grow as a person.

Education is neither shady nor a scam.
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#4 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Proud to be JRP

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

This complaint is 100% false and comes from an employee who was terminated after 30 days for misrepresenting the company. This is a disgruntled ex employee.

JRP Charlotte is extremely proud to be a part of a name that has been in existence for over 80 years, since 1923. Yes we are a tuition based Academy which educates individuals on the entertainment industry and with Life Skills- public speaking, poise, and self confidence. While training, our clients get to interview with agents and casting directors from Los Angeles and New York for specific projects. Where in Charlotte, NC can you get that same opportunity?

Our success stories on a local and national level speak for themselves, and I am very proud of every client here who has a dream or wants to grow as a person.

Education is neither shady nor a scam.
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#5 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Proud to be JRP

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

This complaint is 100% false and comes from an employee who was terminated after 30 days for misrepresenting the company. This is a disgruntled ex employee.

JRP Charlotte is extremely proud to be a part of a name that has been in existence for over 80 years, since 1923. Yes we are a tuition based Academy which educates individuals on the entertainment industry and with Life Skills- public speaking, poise, and self confidence. While training, our clients get to interview with agents and casting directors from Los Angeles and New York for specific projects. Where in Charlotte, NC can you get that same opportunity?

Our success stories on a local and national level speak for themselves, and I am very proud of every client here who has a dream or wants to grow as a person.

Education is neither shady nor a scam.
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#6 Consumer Comment

JRP MINNEAPOLIS MADE MY DREAM COME TRUE

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

At first I thought that John Robert Powers was a scam, but JRP MINNEAPOLIS helped my dreams come true. They are definitely NOT A SCAM. It's a group of people working to help us accomplish our dreams. You can believe whoever you want but I-as a consumer- KNOW that JRP is no scam. The owner and director (Heather and Connie) are 2 of the most genuine women I know. They are THE REAL DEAL. They want people to go far in this business and do what it takes to get them there. They help people in singing, acting, modeling, and dancing. Please stop the nasty comments on how this is a SCAM. Because, reality check, it most certainly isn't. I can't thank JRP MINNEAPOLIS enough for everything they've done for me. A scam? NOO WAY.
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#7 Consumer Comment

I thought JRP was a Scam too but JRP Minneapolis is NOT they are REAL

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

At first I thought that John Robert Powers was a scam, but JRP MINNEAPOLIS helped my dreams come true. They are definitely NOT A SCAM. It's a group of people working to help us accomplish our dreams. You can believe whoever you want but I-as a consumer- KNOW that JRP is no scam. The owner and director (Heather and Connie) are 2 of the most genuine women I know. They are THE REAL DEAL. They want people to go far in this business and do what it takes to get them there. They help people in singing, acting, modeling, and dancing. Please stop the nasty comments on how this is a SCAM. Because, reality check, it most certainly isn't. I can't thank JRP MINNEAPOLIS enough for everything they've done for me. A scam? NOO WAY.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Actually...

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

To address one line:

"You can actually apply to modeling agenceis if you have a proper portfolio."


Yes and no. Fashion models apply to major agencies like Ford with a few snapshots and get signed. No proper portfolio needed to apply in that genre. Commercial models need a good portfolio but they don't need to go to John Robert Powers at all. They can just hire good commercial photographers.

Commercial models still need to meet the criteria for their market and genre. A 5'4 girl who weighs 176 pounds and lives in Nebraska probably won't be signed to an agency in New York City and the agencies local to her won't have much work either. JRP or the best portfolio in the world won't change that.

Of course, there are the occasional exceptions but nobody should sign up for a modeling school thinking that they will be signed.
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