ED Magedson – Founder
CROWN MODEL MANAGEMENT20501 Ventura Blvd Internet United States of America
Mike Lewis and Crownmodelmanagement.com are a joke. The previous report is accurate. When you apply online, you are directed to sign an online application. The iterview previously mentioned is also true. He expects you to have sex with him, "to see if you can do what you say," as in have sex. Mr. Lewis also videotapes the encounter. Mr. Lewis doesn't drive, his clients must pick him up and drive him around, for very few go sees, in which most of the producers have never met him or heard of crownmodelmanagement. He doesn't own a vehicle, and can't drive because he has too many DUI's on his record.
When signing the contract he makes the girls act as if they've been represented legally and fully understand the verbage of the contract. He also makes the girls say so in a video he takes on his phone. Mr. Lewis says the contract is for one year, but in reality you can terminate as soon as six months. This is untrue, as I have terminated after two weeks, and he "duly noted" my request, but denies it, and says his "highly influential russian owner" will do anything to get money owed to him.
I was offered two jobs, one for a measley $300! The other, $600. The next "job" was as an extra in a mainstream film, for free. He charges double the rate any other agents/managers charge, plus a finders fee. So, basically, he get's 50%. On the job I took he fell asleep and didn't wake up until 12pm the next day, hours after the shoot had been cancelled. I wasn't informed of course, since he's the only one working for this "agency." I still have not been given a copy of my contract.
What's more, is that Mr. Lewis told me that if he does a good job I must either have sex with him or cook him dinner, to keep his mind on me. He used the excuse that he has so many other clients if you want to stand out and get work you should have sex with him.
I was nieve enough to fall for this, I hope that no one else will after reading this.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/28/2010 07:01 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/CROWN-MODEL-MANAGEMENT/internet/CROWN-MODEL-MANAGEMENT-MIKE-LEWIS-Mike-Lewis-Wannabe-Porn-ManagerMore-like-wannabe-Pi-627276. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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