I review entertainment contracts as an attorney for individual artists, producers, distributors and others in the business week in and week out. I've never seen a better agreement for both beginning performers and local artists than what Normita offers through Icon Studios Dallas. She pours her heart and soul -- and the constant flow of opportunity through her local industry contacts -- into helping people achieve their dreams. She has built the “community based” model that is catching on throughout the world for artistic development, whether musical, dance or acting, that is displacing glitz with commitment and a supportive circle of friends. She arranges top-notch NY / LA level training at a fraction of what you would pay for others in this area. All of this goes to her dream of building a community of mutually supportive creative people who in turn build up the Dallas film and entertainment industry and who are trained, confident and capable of moving on to New York, LA, and the world. I trust Icon with my kids' talent -- and I've even joined myself!
Icon Entertainment Attorney and Icon Actor
I have been working in the entertainment industry for a while and have accomplished some great things, some through my agencies and many on my own and still
However, after meeting with Normita, I have been able to add more to my resume and for the past seven months; have been working full-time in television as a stunt girl and lead stand-in. I can also say that I truly appreciate the honesty and kindness I received from Normita and Icon Studios Dallas.
If you have ever worked in this business, you may have run into the opposite of that, so it is very refreshing to find that there actually are good people out there. For anyone who is trying to make the entertainment world part of their own, whether established or not, Icon Studios Dallas is a great place to connect. Thank you Normita & Icon Studios Dallas, I appreciate all your hard work!
Prior to Icon Studios Dallas I have had very little experience or training in acting or modeling. I have been with Icon for over two weeks now. I have shot one attorney commercial with speaking lines, worked on NBC's “Chase” as both a cowboy and a "stand-in" actor, and auditioned and landed a national Gatorade commercial. I have been very impressed with Icon’s staff. They are great people and work hard for you. I received a call the other day after 4 a.m. It was the Director asking if I could be an extra on Chase later that day. She had not slept yet. That is how hard working they are. I am not just a talent of Icon, I am more than that. I am part of the family. That is what you are signing up for. You are not just signing up to be one of their members; you are signing up to be part of the family. If you are willing to represent yourself and Icon in an honorable way and are willing to work hard, then I can guarantee that Icon will be a great place for you. They are a great company be a part of. If you are given the privilege to becoming a member with Icon Studios Dallas, then I would highly recommend you doing so. Their acting on-camera and martial arts training classes are also phenomenal! I hope that I get the privilege to meet you one day if you become a member with Icon Studios Dallas. Welcome to the family!
You have no idea how much of an impact that you have made on me over these past few years from just believing in me. Thanks even more so for helping me to believe in myself when I forgot how and introducing me to a world that makes me feel alive; the entertainment industry. You've watched over me, introduced me to many of my industry contacts, given me so many opportunities, guided me, protected me, educated me, and molded me into the Star, or excuse me the "Icon" I was meant to be. Your opinion means the world to me and to be called "talent" by you is an honor. Just do me a favor and let me fly with you all the way to the top. You're the leader I would follow to battle, go to hell and back, and bleed it out to my last breath for on any given Sunday.
You are the heart and soul of the company and I believe in you. Why do you think I promote Icon Studios Dallas everywhere I go? You are elite at what you do and I admire you for your passion. You have battled and overcome more than anyone I know, which is why I look up to you and consider you a mentor to me. If it weren't your belief in me, none of this would have ever been possible. You've made my dreams come true, and inspire me to create even bigger dreams with the courage go after them. Thank you again for all that you have done for me and all your support you have given to me. You are my angel, I will always be truely grateful to you and for changing my life for better. Also, I am honored to be part of your team.
Thank you guys for everything! The very day I signed with Icon I got booked on Chase and Lone Star! Not just walking by the camera ether, I got to speak on TV and a lot of face time (Chase episode 8) lol. I am a beginning actor and this was a great start for me. I constantly get emails now for other projects, industry info. and casting calls happening all over Dallas. I had no idea that it would happen this fast. You guys are truly incredible! These guys work relentlessly to find their artists opportunities. Not only do they plug you in and help promote you to find work but The staff also provides photography, acting workshops, firearms training, voice lessons, modeling coaching, martial arts and stunt training as well. It's ridiculously awesome!!!
If you are or want to be a working actor, model, performing artist, or just learn about the business in Dallas/Fort Worth area then you have found THE place to call home.
Once again thank you guys so much!
You really are super woman Normita you're so amazing I admire and look up to you so much. You could/can/have do/done ANYTHING.
I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Not just for the American Airlines shoot and the jobs and opportunities that you have given me, but for the comforting and kind words in this worst turbulent time in my life. You have become such a dear friend and an inspiration with everything that you do for people. I sincerely appreciate you and cherish your friendship.
I have to tell You, I'm so impressed with your ongoing push for sharing information day in & day out trying to inform others and build a clientele... What I'm more impressed with is having met You! You and your daughter are a force that is driving many of dreamers... I thank You for including me and I support your endeavors...
I've just finished a feature and it has led to positives that will lead me down another path of dealing with such.
Please continue keeping me in the loop as it is so very helpful for our small community to feed one another. Always here as time allows...
A big shout out to Manager/Resource President Normita JovenJoven and owner of IconStudios Dallas for your continuous awesome bookings you secure me for! Last nights modeling job for all the fabulous designers was an incredible experience and I learn so much each time I'm out in the field. Thank you also for your support and I look forward to many more. You always tell me, you believe and I believe you:)...♥
Have I told you lately how awesome you are! Great job. Your awesome and amazing my sweet friend. Thanks again for getting me that commecial and working to help me get on that upcoming film. I hope you are ready, we are gonna make a lot of money together and we are gonna rock this town!
Brad Pitt Look-A-Like
I so appreciate you! Thank you for all the kinds words, support, and inspirations you give me and the world. So honored to have you as a friend! Its good to see all the wonderful productions and events you do on a regular basis and the lives that you are helping to fulfill their dreams. As a result of giving it all daily, IconStudios Dallas has been successful in short of a period! Keep it up!
I am honored to be a light and an inspiration! I admire you in all that you do with the wonderful impacts you are making on this planet as well. God broke the "Mold" when He made you lovely...!!! You are Awesome Normita!!!
I Love you Normita! You gave me the strength to turn my life around, and I will never forget it or take it for granted!
You are the rock star!
And I've got a new role model anyways. Her name is Normita.
... And this is why I honor Icon Studios Dallas. Ms. Normita is a great leader with her heart in the right place. Much love to all Icon studio family!
Awe Ms.Normita you guys always make me feel like family. Thank you thank you! I love you soooooo much my sweet earth angel! Thank you for being a mentor in my life! Your words have spoken life to me! I love u more then I love myself!!! Ur so special and dear to my heart!!!! I'm do blessed to have you Jrnie the whole Icon Studio DALLAS in my life!! Greater things are happening for us!!! I'm looking forward to it!!! To be apart of Icon Studios Dallas is a true God Sent. I absolutely love you guys as my family! I'm fan of your sweet cheerful loving caring genuine person you are. You always want the best for people and you help make people's dreams come true! JESUS loves you soooooo much and so do I!!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU DEEPLY!!!
I have gotten even more leaner and stronger and have made the cut for the PSA Silver Foxxe as a DEA agent. I took Billy's Tong Il Lo class last Saturday, he asked for my headshot and resume, which I emailed to him at 6:00 PM Monday night. By 8:00 PM I had the confirmation that I was in the cast. It is going to be incredible working with him.
Thank you Normita!!! also to my Icon family! without you guys I dont know where I'd be or how I would deal with the people I love working with on set without you. I've gotten most of my opportunities here in Dallas with you. You are the best and I look forward to working with you more even when I'm in California! :-)
I know it had to be fate that brought me into ICON Studios Dallas! When first starting my career, my very first gig was a commercial for this law firm ad. The excitement I felt upon receiving my check from this very attractive lady (Normita) let me knew right then, this is exactly what I want to do. Looking back, I now realized it wasn’t my time to grow just yet. Within a week later, I dropped my phone & lost all of my contact numbers, including Normita’s number, and my job relocated me to Brooklyn, NY. I met with a few agencies and signed with Coach Models, but I was just a number, was added to their list of other models. I backed away from the industry and begin focusing on my job. Received another project that sent me to Newport Beach, CA got approached by a few agencies but expressed no interest. Moved back to Dallas, got a gig working a Chase promo & bumped in to Normita again! What a coincidence! We exchanged numbers after the promo ended & I called her up to assist me with Fashion Week Dallas 2012! Without any hesitation, she was there, helping out and brought out all of the ICON Models! (Which were all featured in Fashion Week Dallas) We kept in contact time after that and I assisted with a few projects. We had a talk about me signing with ICON & I was still skeptical due to past experiences. I went ahead and agreed to sign & was informed of a print ad with American Airline days later. I felt good once I arrived and auditioned for the part. Normita was right there inquiring about how it went, and just left me feeling really good about the opportunity.
R. Anderson Jr.
You are my greatest inspiration and you are what keeps me going. You have always been there, and just are so encouraging in helping me follow my dreams! I had prom later on in the day after graduation, and I met a lot of people. They all asked me what I wanted to do in the future, and I told them that I was going to be trying my best to live out my dreams of acting, singing and modeling. I told them all about you and how you and Icon Studios Dallas have helped me to come so far! I honestly couldn't stop telling them about you guys because I love you all so much and you have just helped me so much in following my dreams. When I was getting my diploma, lots of things passed through my mind, and right after my family, Icon is what came to mind. Icon is part of my family too, and I can't thank you enough for letting me be a part of it! I love you guys so much!!! Just wanted to tell you!!! :)
I wanted to say thank you for all you have done for Bianca And Chester. It was such a thrill for me to see Bianca on TV last week on Chase. You are truly a Godsend to many people that you have helped and cared for.
Congrats on the award for Icon! I'm so glad you won, because you are always so talented, and so giving to all of us at Icon. It was wonderful to see you rewarded for all of your efforts. Most well deserved. You looked fabulous up there!
Robin D. (Icon Actress and TV News Reporter)
This is Miguel Morales! My dream is to pusue my acting career and being nominated and winning an award would be an honor to be apart of an amazing show! I would like to thank Icon Studios Dallas for everything you guys have done for me. You guys are family now. Thanks to the whole Icon Studios family and thanks again to Normita for being so awesome!!! I love you guys!
I find myself to be so thankful everyday for coming across IconStudiosDallas.com. I find that the staff are a few of the most helpful and considerate people. Never before did I ever think I could work on TV. Thanks to Icon I have been on Chase, LoneStar, and The Good Guys. I have even done a commercial on TV! They are very understanding and inspirational. I remember my first time working and I was so excited. They helped me take it all in stride and jump right in. Icon even made sure I had some photos to use for a portfolio. They are even helping me build a polished resumé. My only regret is that I did not find them sooner! I want to say I hope that their dreams, ambitions, and hopes come true. God bless them. Thank you Icon.
If you don't absolutely LOVE this woman... you really do have a DULL LIFE!!!!
Thank you Miss Amazing...
Dominic Bonsignore Harmini
SINGER/SONG WRITER/ACTOR/RAP ARTIST/MODEL/EVANGELIST
This is Rob Williams again, I know our talks have been few & far between the past couple of years and I appreciate your guidance. The reason why is I've been grooming myself for the day that has finally come. Like we spoke about the last meeting we had, I have joined the United States Navy & my contract will be activated on Tue, June 7th. Im going the night before to stay at a hotel selected by the Navy for my last night as a civilian. I appreciate anything & everything you have done to help me as an artist in the past & hopefully in the future. I would definitely love to stay in contact (I still get your emails for gigs) because I do plan to come back in a more "centered" format after my journey with the Navy comes to an end to discuss picking up where we left off. I told you I would let you know when I was leaving :-) The time has come. Goodbye for now. Thank you.
I had the greatest time today at the Skybox. God I thank you for the people you have brought into to my life. Your plan is better than anything I could think to image. Thank you Normita Joven for letting God use you, and becoming my mentor.God bless you and your household.
"My daughter has expressed an interest modeling and acting and as one can
imagine, this can be a difficult decision as a parent of a 10 year old.
Normita has put all of my concerns to rest and has been instrumental in
walking us through the entire process. Within 3 weeks of working with
Icon Studios Dallas my daughter has completed her professional performers
headshots, participated in the feature film "Charlie: A Toy Story," produced
by Garry A. Brown, walked her first runway show for Dillard’s Gianni Bini
Fashion show, and worked as a print sports model for a national sports and
entertainment photography company. We couldn't have done any of this
without Normita, we love working with her and look forward to many more
opportunities in the future. Once again, we are extremely appreciative of this
opportunity to work with Normita and Icon Studios Dallas!"
Samantha and Daughter
To the Director and staff at Icon Studios Dallas:
Just wanted to say thank you again to the staff at Icon and the production co. for
yesterday's law firm commercial. I truly appreciate it. Thank you so much for all
your hard work!! If I could give you a gift card for sleep, I would!