Agency Help Line

Friday, 17 September 2010

I campaigned to:
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Ban all and any up-front fees - charged by acting & modelling agencies...
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Where agents currently - have no legal obligation...
To find anyone - any work whatsoever!.
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Click:
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Where the Scammers are?
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16/17 April - Talent Search UK (Mark White) Invicta Hotel - Plymouth
9/10 April - Talent Search UK (Mark White) Quality Hotel - Coventry
5/6 March 2011 - Talent Search UK Chilli White - Leeds
12/13 June 2010 - Runway Models (Nicky Butler) Wigan Oak Hotel - Wigan
5/6 June - Runway Models (Erik Irving/Chandler) McDonald Tickled Trout - Preston
29/30 May - Runway Models (Erik Chandler) Sky Plaza Hotel - Leicester
22/23 May - RunwayModels (Erik Chamdler) Coventry Hill Hotel - Coventry
13/14 March - Runway Models (Erik Chandler) University of Cumbria - Lancaster
6/7 March - Runway Models (Erik Chandler) Mosborough Hall Hotel - Sheffield
20/21 February 10 - Runway Models (Erik Chandler) Stop Inn Hotel - Hull
18/19 April 09 - 1st Class Trading (Strut Your Stuff) Graig Park Hotel - Rhyl
4/5 April - 1st Class Trading (Strut Your Stuff) County Hotel - Carlisle
28Feb/1 March - 1st Class Trading (Elite Management) Lincoln Hotel - Lincoln
21/22 February - 1st Class Trading (Elite Management) Avon Gorge Hotel - Bristol
14/15 February - Jamie Randall (Star Worth) Suffolk Hotel - Bury St Edmunds
31Jan/1st February - Jamie Randall (SW1 Talent Management) Cliffside Hotel - Bournemouth
31Jan/1st February - 1st Class Trading (Elite Management) Stop Inn Hotel - Hull
24/25 January 09 - 1st Class Trading (Elite Management) Roker Hotel - Sunderland
5/6 December 08 - Jamie Randall (SW1 Talent Management) Angel Hotel - Cardiff
29/30 November - 1st Class Trading (Scout Machine) Hand Hotel - Wrexham
15/16 November - Jamie Randall (SW1 Talent Management) Cumberland Hotel - Bournemouth
15/16 November - 1st Class Trading (Scout Factory) Ramada Hotel - Coventry
8/9 November - 1st Class Trading (Scout Factory) Ramada Hotel - Chester
1/2 November - 1st Class Trading (Telecom Plus) Ramada Jarvis - Norwich
25/26 October - 1st Class Trading ( Scout Factory) Ramada Hotel - Leicester
18/19 October - 1st Class Trading (Scout Factory) Village Hotel - Swansea
11/12 October - 1st Class Trading (Scout Factory) Holiday Inn - Cardiff
26/27 July - 1st Class Trading (Telecom Plus) Novotel Hotel - Sheffield
19/20 July - 1st Class Trading (1st Class Images) Packhorse Hotel - Bolton
5/6 July - 1st Class Trading (1st Class Images) Golden Lion Hotel - Leeds
28/29 June - 1st Class Trading (1st Class Images) Colwick Hotel - Nottingham
14/15 June - 1st Class Trading (1st Class Images) Caledonian Hotel - Newcastle
31May/1June - 1st Class Trading (1st Class Images) Copthorne Hotel - Plymouth
17/18 May - 1st Class Trading (1st Class Images) Beeches Hotel - Caernarfon
10/11 May - 1st Class Irading (1st Class Images) Mal Maison Hotel - Birmingham
15/16 March - West 1 (Model Management) Quality Hull - Stoke on Trent
23/24 February - West 1 (Models Management) Park Plaza Hotel - Nottingham
16/17 February - West 1 (Darrell Events) Essex County Hotel - Southend
9/10 February - West 1 (First Class Trading) Swallow Hotel - Stockton
2/3 February - West 1 (First Class Trading) Quality Royal Hotel Hull
26/27 January08 - West 1 (First Class Trading) Ramarda Jarvis Redcliffe Bristol
1/2 December07 - West 1 (Model Management UK) Ramada Jarvis Chester
10/11 November - West 1 (Models Management UK) Ramada Jarvis Leicester
3/4 November - West 1 (Models Management UK) Hilton Hotel Croydon
27/28 October - West 1 (Model Management UK) Jurys Inn Leeds
6/7 October - Jamie Randall (Eimaj Ltd) Essex County Hotel Southend
29/30 September - West 1 (Model Management UK) Novotel Ipswich
15/16 September - West 1 (Model Management UK) Hilton Hotel Newport
8/9 September - Jamie Randall (Eimaj Ltd) Holiday Inn Telford
1/2 September - West 1 (Model Management UK) Ramada Jarvis Swansea
25/26 August - West 1 (Model Management UK) Holiday Inn Southampton
18/19 August - West 1 (Model Management UK) Quality Hotel Brighton
28/29 July - West 1 (Model Management UK) Bristol Hotel Sheffield
21/22 July - West 1 (Model Management UK) Stuart Hotel Derby
21/22 July - Jamie Randall (Eimaj Ltd) Hilton Hotel Milton Keynes
.14/15 July - Jamie Randall (Eimaj Ltd) Chatsworth Hotel Worthing
.14/15 July - West 1 (Model Management UK) Quality Hotel Plymouth
.7/8 July - West 1 (Models Unlimited) Holiday Inn Birmingham
.23/24 June - West 1 (Models Unlimited) Rutland Square Hotel Nottingham
.16/17 June - West 1 (Models Unlimited) Holiday Inn Milton Keynes
.26/27 May - Jamie Randall (Eimaj Ltd) Novotel Wolverhampton
12/13 May - (Models Unlimited) Quality Royal Hotel Hull
5/6 May - West 1 (Models Unlimited) Essex County Hotel Southend
.28/29 April - West 1 (Model Management UK) Beaches Hotel Prestatyn
.31March/1April - Rondevous (United Casting) Radisson Hotel Edinburgh
31March/1April - West 1 (Model Management UK) Holiday Inn Hotel Chester
10/11March - Rondevous (Southern Casting) Brighton Hotel Brighton
3/4 March - Jamie Randall (Eimaj Ltd) Ashford Int Hotel Ashford Kent
3/4 March - West 1 (Model Management UK) Park Plaza Hotel Leeds
17/18 February - Rondevous (Express Casting) Ramada Hotel Birmingham
10/11 February - Rondevous (Express Casting) Marriot Hotel Liverpool
27/28 January - West 1 (Model Management UK) - Ramada Jarvis Swansea
13/14 January 07 - Regardez - Burlington Hotel Dublin Ireland
2/3 December 06 - West 1 (Models One Promotions) - Ramada Leicester
2/3 December - Rondevous (Superia Casting) - Quality Hotel Norwich
25/26 November - Regardez (Max Casting) - Radisson Hotel Edinburgh
25/26 November - Jamie Randall (Eimaj Ltd) - Thistle Hotel Exeter
11/12 November - Rondevous (C H Casting) - at Ramada Hotel Bolton
11/12 November - Rondevous (C H Casting) - Ramada Hotel Chester
.4/5 November - Regardez (C H Casting) - at Marriot Hotel Swansea
11/12 November - West 1 (Models One) - at Grosvenor Hse Hotel Sheffield
4/5 November -Jamie Randall (Eimaj Ltd) - at Ramada Swansea
28/29 October - Jamie Randall (Hoto) - at Holiday Inn Farnborough
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It's really sad reading all the e-mails...
One was from a little boy of ten, who raided his own Piggy Bank to pay the fees... How Sad!
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Complaints come from places like Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Plymouth, Southsea, Norwich and London - mostly from hard up parents running around trying to raise the fees for their children; who are the vast majority - according to my research - and students, actors and would be models; who have been promised a great career in modelling; “Your just what we want!”; how very sad. How could their parents say no...? It's like admitting they do not love their children. With 2 children - fees are double!
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Some may get work; but many will never...
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Distraught mum - 12 year old daughter...

My daughter went to an 'audition' held by West 1 promotions at the Britannia Hotel Coventry yesterday (5th March) with her dad. She was apparently interviewed and signed up... costing her dad £179. When she came home, the first things I asked her were, if this company had taken money and if her dad had signed anything. My heart sank when she answered with a very excited "Yes" to both questions. I did some digging around on the net and was dismayed with what I came up with.
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I only wish I'd been there. I've heard and read so many times that any reputable agency will never ask for money 'up front'. We are now £179 out of pocket which is bad enough, but I have one 12 year old little girl who is going to be heartbroken. This is all she has ever wanted to do (much to my horror!).
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How can these people cash in on and crush a child's dream and be allowed to get away with it? I called the Britannia hotel in Coventry this morning, and told them they had hosted nothing but a huge scam. I got the impression they had received quite a few similar calls this morning. I'm still in the process of gathering information and paperwork pertaining to last Sunday's fiasco. Dad is a little embarrassed about being so easily conned. Personally, I'm more concerned with my daughter. I had to tell her in the end, as she was growing more and more excited. She was deeply upset, as you can imagine.
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Anything that can be done to prevent these from continuing to do this to children has got to be a good thing...
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Remember - Never Pay Up-Front!
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Wanted: Honest and reliable - Government Minister...