Jonathan George is Partner and Creative Director of Hollywood Launch LA. Hollywood Launch develops and brands aspiring artists into Top Triple Threat Talent. Wayne Brady Scholarship Auditions will be held on December 8th at The Rage in Granada Hills, Ca.
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Come out and support Hollywood Launcher's ColtonBmusic - 106 & Park WOW Artist of the Year, Sir Castanon - LA Music Awards Pop Artist of the Year, and Aaron Landon - 'Pesto' - Crash and Bernstein at the "Show Your Character," on October 27th in Van Nuys, Ca. This event will benefit the Jennifer Smart Foundation's Find Your Voice program. Other artists to perform include Tim Urban from American Idol, OchoaBoyz, Alana Lee Official, plus many more. Ticket info below. See ya there! #YouthRock #ShowYourCharacter
Gabriel (Gabe) Morales and willjaymusic from boy band IM5Band plus band mates Cole Pendery, Dalton Rapattoni and Dana Vaughns are a shining example of 'When Preparedness Meets Opportunity, Luck Happens' in a BIG way. They have worked tirelessly in rehearsal, on stage and staying connected to their ever growing fan base. Take a look at where they are now. What's next for IM5? (Im5 IM5 France) #YouthRock #IM5band
The premiere of Disney XD's Crash and Bernstein will air on Monday, October 8th. BUT I have a secret...SHHHHHH...(whisper) if you log on to iTunes you can see it for FREE right now...Tell everyone. Hollywood Launch LA is so stoked to see Aaron Landon as 'Pesto' on Crash! So Hilarious. Great job Aaron, we are all so proud of your accomplishments. #CrashAndBerstein
Gavin DeGraw to Mentor Lee's Summit's Rylie Brown in Reality Web Series About Talent Serach Finals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City-area teenager is one of eight finalists in a national talent search and will fly to Los Angeles this month to star in a reality web series about the competition.
The KIDZ Star USA web series, featuring celebrity mentor Gavin DeGraw, will be available on VEVO this fall.
More than 50,000 tweens entered the 15-and-under contest. Rylie Brown, 15, of Lee’s Summit, is the oldest finalist.
"That's the great thing about art is it's to express yourself. So I love being able to do that and being on stage. You get to be heard for the few minutes you're up there and I love that feeling," Brown said.
Rylie and the other seven youngsters are prepping for a trip to the City of Angels, where they’ll compete for a chance to win a recording contract with RCA records, a starring role in a music video and a spot in the next KIDZ BOP TV commercial.
"Sometimes I can't even get her to go to bed at night because she's in the bathroom playing the guitar and her piano. It's something that I couldn't make her stop if I wanted to because it's just in her," said her mother Lori Brown.
In her audition video entry into the competition, Rylie san “Heart Attack” by Trey Songz. You can watch it here: http://bit.ly/Rc3j1d
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:
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Keith Green - Dance
Amanda Earhart - Vocal Tech
Kelci Paige - Vocals/Performance/Image
Kenton Duty - Disney's Shake It Up Mentor
Amy Vanderoef - Dallas Morning News Mentor
Jonathan George - Owner/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 Ruggles - Social Media/ Marketing (not pictured)
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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 Rush, Taylor 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: DFW.HollywoodLaunch.net www.JonathanGeorge.biz FOLLOW Hollywood Launch on Twitter! 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
- Songwriting, Recording
- Media Training
- Music Business
- Packaging & Marketing
- Social Media
- Acting Showcases
- Live Artist Showcases
IM5 sure knows how to bring the house down!!! They recently performed at the Teen Choice Awards After Party with Bella Thorne. Watch the fun, upbeat performance of 'Can't Stay Away' with Disney star Bella Thorne from Shake It Up!
Perez Hilton, Jamie King and Simon Fuller have just launched boy band IM5. Who is IM5??
Let's take a look:
Official Music Video: 'Everything About You'
IM5 takes time to answer your questions...What did they have to say?
IM5 have been performing there hearts out! Take a look at some events they have done recently.
IM5 hanging out with Wayne Brady and Maile Brady at 'Camp Launch'
IM5 performs the National Anthem at the LA Dodgers Game
IM5 takes the stage at 2012 Kidstock Music and Arts Festival
IM5 at Purses of your Heart with Kaya Jones
Macy Medford shows her true colors by performing the National Anthem and Half-time show at the Houston Stallions Indoor Football Game. She also got the chance to snap a picture with Mayor Don Elder, Jr and the team mascot. Macy said, "All in all it was a pretty sweet day!"
Me performing the National Anthem
Me and the Mayor Don Elder, Jr.
Me and the Houston Stallions mascot