Sunday, March 2, 2008

From GSP to Hollywood

It's not exactly something that happens frequently around here at the when a student of our GSP Academy gets a lucky break, we like to brag about it. Eshaya Draper, 9, is currently making his big screen debut starring as Trey Porter in Walt Disney Pictures' College Road Trip, opposite Raven Symone and Martin Lawrence!

A recent NY Times article mentions that the director, Roger Kumble found Eshaya to be "the most well-mannered kid I’ve met in my life, and he takes direction incredibly well.”

Eshaya received a scholarship to attend classes at GSP off and on for years, and recently generously donated part of his earnings on the film so that others can receive scholarships as well.

The article also mentions that "Eshaya and his mother credit George Street with forging a path to Hollywood: before he got an agent and started doing commercial work for Wal-Mart and Sony, among others, around 2005, he was selected for individual training at the theater."

For more information on the GSP Academy including summer and spring classes vist our website
posted by Scott Goldman, Executive Assistant
Left: Eshaya as Trey Porter with Albert the Pig (c) Walt Disney Pictures

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