Back in 2008, I showed an interest in the Acting Industry, so I decided to call Agencies all around Mississauga to see which ones looked reputable. I saw an ad the the newspaper saying :
TALENT WANTED :
Men, Women and kids
needed for film, TV Series,
Commercials & Print.
Some recent projects our talent
can be seen in:Cineplex Odeon,
Pirates of the Caribbean, Pepsi
I decided to call, because I thought this would be a good starting job for me as a Fresh Face Actor, so I called and set up and appointment. I went, did an interview with Jason Cameron, and left. They said they would call if I made it in .And surely after 3 days of anxiously waiting, I got the call.
They told me It was REQUIRED to take acting classes through them, -although I had already done so in the past - and I was hesitant to say yes, but in the end I ended up paying
the FULL FEE was $1190.00
but JC offered to pay $390.00
BIGGEST SCAM EVER.
So, the Class was 4 weeks
- ONE LESSON PER WEEK, WITH 2 HOURS .
The classes were HORRIBLE . All the things i learned there, I could've learned form an instructional video on You tube .
BUT, of course i was naive so I went to all the classes
Just to find out in the end that EVERYONE passed ( even the WORST of actors) and was recommended to the Intermediate Level.
WHICH IS A WHOPPING
Jason Cameron recommended that I should take the Intermediate classes, but I was not THAT stupid to see it was a scam.
- SEEING THAT BOTH COURSE OUT LINES FOR BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE WERE THE SAME.-
About a week after the classes were done, they then called me in for a photo shoot through THEIR agency, they said that I could only use THAT particular photographer.
The rates pf the Photo shoot are as follows:
2 LOOKS ( COMMERCIAL & THEATER)
B/W OR COLOR
which includes :
Hair ( I did myself)
Makeup( poorly done, they were NO WHERE close to my shade.)
Labour (WHAT LABOUR? )
1 Look= 50 Shots( each $5 ) = $250 tax
2 Looks = 100 Shots ( each $3.95) = $395 tax
I ended up paying for the 1 look package which cost me* $ 275 *
and when I got to " MY PHOTO SHOOT" there were several people there doing there's ( not workers)
Well you think after I've spent over $1000 I wouldn't have to spend any more right?
After the photo shoot I had to pay a Semi-Yearly Administration Fee :
which on the contract it says is for " Break Down Services, Courier Costs etc.."
- I signed the contract on January, 20 . 2009.
WHAT BREAK DOWN SERVICES???
TALK ABOUT SCAM.
SO IN ALL I SPENT $1135 ON NOTHING.
and I have ALL the individual yellow receipts to prove it.
One of my friends during the classes also signed with the agency and is now in the same predicament as me .
Mind you were both only 15.
PLEASE IF YOU'VE BEEN SCAMMED BY THEM, PLEASE HELP STOP THEM . AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT I CAN DO TO HELP ME AND MY FRIEND GET MY MONEY BACK, PLEASE MESSAGE ME
Thank you for reading this