The Leaders of iPOP! LA Take Rising Stars to the Next Level

Over the past 20 years, some of the biggest names in entertainment got their start with iPOP!

If you’re looking to make a name for yourself in the competitive entertainment industry as an actor, model, singer, dancer, or all of the above, look no further than iPOP! LA. For the past two decades, this event has been the go-to place for young hopefuls, and leading the way is Kirsten Poulin, the president and co-owner of the event. With an impressive 42 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Kirsten has seen it all. She started her journey with modeling and TV commercials and eventually owned several successful modeling and acting schools throughout Northern and Southern California. As an international talent scout, she has traveled to over 30 countries in search of the next big thing.

Ron Patterson, the founder of iPOP! LA, is also a seasoned figure in the industry. He spent 27 years as the President of John Robert Powers Acting and Modeling School. Ron believes that anyone, from any walk of life, can accomplish anything, which is why he began his career in public speaking and performing at his church at the age of 15. After working at JC Penney, Ron married a model he met in the fashion industry, and they decided to open a modeling school. This eventually led to the founding of iPOP! LA in 2003, which showcased a dynamic way to promote talent to agents, managers, and casting directors.

Kirsten Poulin became co-owner in 2015 and has brought many innovations to the event, such as creating the first convention to digitize all scoring and back-end functions, creating new events more aligned with industry changes, and implementing other innovations that make the event run more smoothly and provide a better experience for talent and attending industry leaders.

Under Kirsten and Ron’s leadership, iPOP! LA has become a well-known platform for aspiring actors, models, singers, and dancers to showcase their talent to industry professionals. The five-day event is held twice annually in Southern California and features celebrity boot camps, industry seminars, and competitions that draw performers from all over the US and over 30 countries. The list of iPOP! LA alumni is impressive, including some of the biggest names in entertainment today like Ariana Grande, Jacob Batalon, Garret Hedlund, Olivia Holt, Davis Cleveland, and Madelaine Pesch. But Kirsten and her team at iPOP! LA are focused on helping every performer who attends the event achieve their dreams of being discovered.

On the event’s final day, performers can interview one-on-one with agents, managers, and casting directors. It’s a chance to jump-start their careers and begin the journey toward stardom. With Kirsten and Ron’s guidance and expertise, iPOP! LA is a launching pad for the entertainment industry’s biggest stars. Over 10,000 individuals have benefitted from iPOP!, whether it’s by launching successful careers in the entertainment industry or by using the community support to achieve success in other areas.

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