ATLA Young Actors Expo - 9/15/2013

Excited to announce the ATLA Young Actors Expo at the Burbank Marriott this Sunday, September 15th from 8:00am - 10:00pm. 

The weekend starts off with a celebrity red carpet pool party to help support the Ronald McDonald House Charities on Saturday, September 14th from 6:00pm-10:00pm.  

Don't forget to pre-register for the celebrity meet and greet on Sunday, September 15th. Celebrities and artists attending include just to name a few: 

Nadji Jeter (Grown Ups & Grown Ups 2)
Justin Prentice (Malibu Country)
McCarrie McCausland (Army Wives)
Alicia Sixtos (East Los High)
Aedin Mincks (A.N.T. Farm)
Austin Mincks (Melissa & Joey)
Zach Callison (Sofia the First)
Jake Short (A.N.T. Farm)
Colton Burton(Recording Artist)
Kayla Maisonet (Dog with a Blog)
Abigail Hargrove(World War Z)
Noah Urrea (A Madea Christmas)

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Red Carpet Pool Party - September 14, 2013

Young Actors Expo - September 15, 2013


Coming Soon!!! FREE Vocal and Performance Workshop - DFW

COMING SOON to Frisco, Texas

FREE Vocal and Performance Workshop 

w/ LA's own 

Jonathan George




JG Entertainment presents VOCAL PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP 2013!




IM5 Signs with Universal Music Group

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!


Facebook: Im5band


Macy Medford covers Lego House by Ed Sheeran

JG Entertainment artist Macy Medford performs acoustic version of Lego House by Ed Sheeran. Great work Mace! 

Thank you to guitarist Anthony Mazza, for the filming and editing in addition to for the audio recording and mixing. 


HL DFW Hosts FREE Vocal and Performance Workshop



     Contact: Christine Volkmer




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: 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: 


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

FREE Audition: Saturday, August 17 1pm 

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


Don't Miss Out - Q&A with Jonathan George

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:

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



Congrats to Ciara Elizabeth!

Congratulations to Ciara Elizabeth for being named one of the Top Five Vocalist in Singer Universe 'Best Vocalist of the Month". 

Broadjam has also named Ciara Elizabeth's 'Dear You' Top 10 in Folk, California Top 10 and Mid Tempo Top 10. 

Become a fan of Ciara! 


Hollywood Launch Academy DFW Auditions AUGUST 17th!

Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW 

Auditions - AUGUST 17th!!

For more info:


Hollywood Launch Experience Summer Intensive July 16-20!!!

Hollywood Launch Experience Summer Intensive - July 16-20!!! 

The Rage Entertainment Complex

For more info contact -


Disney Dudez with Im5 and Todrick Hall

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


IM5 Band as Disney Princess's 

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.



Songwriting Intensive June 11-12th!

Join Jonathan George and Sherwin Charles p/k/a IROC of BZEE IROC MUSIC Entertainment are having a 2-Day Songwriting Intensive June 11-12th. Limited Space Available! For more info and to Pre-register contact


IM5 Band on the ROAD!!

Some new and exciting things are happening with IM5! Follow your favorite 5er at a YouTube, Facebook, Twitter channel near you!!!

Keep up with their latest show dates and location at!


IM5 on USA Network's New Show "The Moment"

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


IM5 at the Radio Disney Music Awards

So proud of these boys - IM5 Band presenting at the 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards


Rylie Brown Winner of the Nashville Spotlight Music Contest

JG Entertainment artist and Hollywood Launch Alumni, Rylie Brown is the 2013 Grand Prize Winner of the Nashville Spotlight Music Contest. #YouthRock

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

Showcase Your Talent... Tell Your Story...

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 or watching their promotional video.


Radio Disney Music Awards 2013

Congratulations to IM5 band for being nominated for the 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards Ultimate Breakout Star.  Good Luck!!!

Radio Disney Music Awards will air Saturday, May 4th! 


IM5 on MTV's Made

Keep an eye out for IM5 on MTV's Made coming this Spring! 

Take a sneak peek here! 


Aaron Landon on the cover of Elite Magazine

Congrats Aaron Landon! Great pictures and article in Elite Magazine. #CrashAndBernstein

To read the full article, click here!