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"All you can do is the best you can do".

~Paula Abdul


"Remember forever that it is only those who have given up on their own dreams who will try to discourage you from yours.Avoid these people like the plague.Today, your dreams, tomorrow the world's"--------------

~ Tina Weymouth
The Talking Heads


"Before I was an actor I was an apprentice jockey, and now I'm out there racing against boys, sort of the spokesperson for people over 50 that they can do it"

~ Davey Jones


I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.

~Sylvester Stalone


Dream on it. Let your mind take you to places you would like to go, and then think about it and plan it and celebrate the possibilities. And don't listen to anyone who doesn't know how to dream.

~Liza Minnelli


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Success Stories




Penny York (DP for American
Idol, Hanna Montana and
Dancing with the Stars),
Tabitha Nevel (ZDT counselor),
Jasmine Trias (American Idol
finalist and Destiny Lindgren.

American Dream!

Although Destiny Lindgren aspired to work in TV production, she was totally amazed when assigned to one of her favorite shows: American Idol. But it soon got even better. Through mentor Penny York (Director of Photography on American Idol as well as for Rockstar), Destiny was exposured to many facets of the production process.

"What was fascinating to me was learning how the show is actually put together. I enjoy seeing what goes on behind the scenes and during the commercial breaks," she explains. "For instance, I had no idea I'd find Set Design and Props so interesting. I would never have known had I not been there."

Randy, Paula & Simon

Given the type of show it is, there was an additional perk, Destiny explains: "Of course, bumping into the occasional celebrity who comes to see the show wasn't too bad, either!"

On the "American Idol Sound Stage" 

Camera operation on "Dancing with the Stars"

Commercial Success!

Trey King always wanted to have a job using his artistic skills, so he jumped at the chance to become a Production Designer. With the unique opportunities presented by the apprenticeship method, he was able to achieve success beyond his expectations.

"My mentors, Kevin and Gerry, were very good teachers," Trey explains. "They made sure that I understood the television studio, and everything that went on there."

As King explains, it wasn't easy. "They gave me a pop quiz almost every class! After finishing up the program I had an excellent understanding of the role I could fill at a TV station." But his hard work paid off.

"Since then, I have gotten jobs as a production designer in a number of projects," he explains.

He's not kidding! Trey's credits (last time we checked) included commercials for: Jaguar, Lux Hair Products, MagixSoftware, Powerade, Coca Cola, Capital Records, Robert Smith Sunglasses, and St. Jacks Clothing.

But that's not all. He has worked on music videos for: Sugar Ray, Everclear, Loona, Hole, Goo Goo Dolls, Donna Lewis, Sister 7, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, David Coverdale, Louie Says, M.C Eiht, Snoop Doggy Dog, Paper Boy, Dove Shack, and Rage Against the Machine.

Zachary Taught Acting in Television Commercials and Hosting TV Shows, teaching with Dave Ihrig.  View his reel here , Dave went on to get  a Job at ICTV News Channel 30.

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