• Report: #552201

Complaint Review: Covermodels management / Studio four30

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  • Submitted: Sun, January 10, 2010
  • Updated: Wed, February 17, 2010

  • Reported By: legal works — Ottawa Ontario Canada
Covermodels management / Studio four30
30 Marier Avenue, Vanier, Ontario Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Covermodels management / Studio four30 FRAUD, MISREPRESENTATION, OUTDATED, FALSE IMAGING, Ottawa, Ontario Canada

*General Comment: challenge to author

*Author of original report: Challenge to Viresh

*General Comment: Studio Four30 is NOT CoverModels Management: Here are the FACTS

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Article not authorized by Legal Works Corporation

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Covermodels management located in Ottawa is not conducive to any model wishing to advance their career.  Their testimonials are riddles with deceipt and false imaging.  Ford Toronto (Diane Lang) does not endorse in any way Covermodels.  Velocci Model and Talent Management does not have anything good to say about Varesh.  In fact the agency is owed over $20,000 from Varesh and has ripped them off for shared and collaberated work.  An agency that would continue to deprive such agencies in assisting and promoting their clients will only lead to distruction and hurt the model.  Studio Four30 seems to be a replacement to Covermodels and Covermodels does not proudly display their name on their building.  Their location is in a low crime district of Ottawa.

While they advance their location as "trendy" shouldering the posh neighbourhood of Rockliffe Park which hosts the elite of Society, the residence have no idea who Varesh or the company is.  This is a ploy to establish themselves more than what they appear.

Covermodels has to be questionable when looking up their website domain registration it is not registered to the company owner and is located in a remote suburb of Ottawa. 

Their are currently 3 reputable agencies in Ottawa that geniunely assist models and advancement in their profession:  Angies Model and Talent (37 Clarence Street, Ottawa), Barrett and Palmer (410 Queen Street, Ottawa) and RDI Model and Talent (95-5460 Canotek Road, Ottawa).

Angies is dedicated to provide maximum exposure with exceptional staffing qualities.

Barrett and Palmer experienced and diversified with exceptional attention to detail.

RDI Model and Talent experienced in preparing new models for the industry with exceptional attention to professional imaging.

These 3 agencies should be proud of their accomplishments and where they are heading.  Anyone of these agencies shall be beneficial to any model wanting to advance their career.

COVERMODELS or STUDIO FOUR30 SHOULD BE AVOIDED...


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#1 General Comment

challenge to author

AUTHOR: BritV - (Canada)

You have just challenged Viresh, claiming that you, Legal Works, were accused of writing this article even though you did not.

Well I would like to point out to you, Legal Works that when you wrote this message saying that you are indeed the owner of the company and that Viresh contacted you, that it shows up as "Update by Author". Therefore proving that it was the owner of Legal Works, who is also the owner of RDI Models, who wrote this article.

Good Job Genius, make separate accounts next time.
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#2 Author of original report

Challenge to Viresh

AUTHOR: legal works - (Canada)

I was contacted by Covermodels about the original article written and immediately denounced that my company "Legal Works" wrote such an article.  In any event my interest peaked when I called and they assumed with absolute certainty that I in fact wrote it.  Notwithstanding that anyone can write anything online and use any name I find myself now following there postings and responses.

I have taken notice that Covermodels and Studio four30 in fact advertises the same address and location in Vanier, Ontario and on both instances the same people answer the phones.  I would have to question to why the distinction and the claim that these 2 companies are not linked or associated.

While the companies may very well be 2 distinct entities it does change the fact they are housed in the same location with an open floor space.  I visited the website of studio four30 as linked in the article and this is what was said under contact:

 

30 Marier ave, Ottawa ON

For general inquiries call: 613-745-0527
or e-mail: info@studiofour30.com

Brittany Veinot: brittany@studiofour30.com

Denis Murphy: denis@studiofour30.com

Laura Berg: laura@studiofour30.com

Viresh Pujara (CoverModels Management): viresh@studiofour30.com

and under covermodels management contact us: http://www.covermodelsmanagement.webs.com/

http://covermodelsmanagement.webs.com/contactus.htm

Agent / Scouts:

Viresh, Agent/Scout (Men and Women)  Maryse, Scout (Men and Women)     Prem, Scout (Men and Women)

 Email: covermodels@gmail.com 
 Address:

30 Marier Avenue, off Beechwood Avenue Ottawa, ON  

 Phone:  613.745.0527
 Website: www.covermodelsmanagement.webs.com

Clearly Viresh Pujara is part of both companies and the fact the same telephone numbers appear on both sites. 

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#3 General Comment

Studio Four30 is NOT CoverModels Management: Here are the FACTS

AUTHOR: BritV - (Canada)

This person clearly has not done any REAL research. They have not looked into things enough to even spell the owner of CoverModels' name correctly, and don't know anything of the relationship between CoverModels as a mother agency, and the many agencies that who represent the models internationally. I am including only facts in my rebuttle. Only things that I KNOW. No guesses, no assumptions. This is written step by step as  I read through the points that I want to rebut.

Studio Four30 is not part of CoverModels Management, let alone a "cover" for it. It is a convenient place for meetings, casting calls and of course, photo shoots, which is why much of the company business is done there. The neighbors are extremely friendly, stop in with their dogs or kids to say hello and are invited to any fun networking parties and events that the studio has. Models feel perfectly safe going in and out of the studio, and taking the bus there after school.

They do not claim to be part of Rockliffe, but rather, part of an area that is becoming more and more known. Studio Four30 is located just off of the cute and cozy Beechwood ave, which does have a new, trendy boutiques and shops. Of course, many people do not know about the studio yet. It has only been open since July 25, 2009 and as any new business, takes time to become known. I encourage you to stop in and visit, if you are curious.

Viresh of CoverModels does not make his own website, the writer is correct about that.  Many business' do not make their own websites, and CoverModels' site is entirely done by someone else, who also took care of registering the domain. CoverModels' business address is in a suburb of Ottawa, and was registered there 8 years ago. Since the opening of Studio Four30, CoverModels' business is conducted there to be closer to the Ottawa core, for the convenience of the models, photographers and others in the industry who work with them.

Other agencies in town do mostly local work, as far as I know. CoverModels is not here to take money for model training, nor do they have the models work for very many jobs in Ottawa. For the most part, the models travel to other countries for large fashion campaigns. Viresh keeps in touch with them constantly, makes sure they are always happy, and will drop everything in a busy day if a model becomes unhappy with his/her situation. I have seen him spend an entire day on the phone with agencies fixing any situation that makes a model the least bit uncomfortable, all the while calling that model's parents constantly to keep them up to date. He makes absolutely sure that they are happy in their living situation and work environment, and calls regularly to make sure that it stays that way.

Viresh also does not charge his models for training or portfolio photoshoots, as he wants them to concentrate on producing great work, and not stressing about how to pay for it, and he encourages them to save their money for travel expenses.

I am not disputing that Angies and Barrett Palmer are reputable agencies, and I agree that they are. I have never heard of RDI model and talent so I cannot form an opinion about them.

Once again, Studio Four30 is NOT CoverModels Management. It is a space for photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists, wardrobe stylists and of course, models, to collaborate on creative projects, as well as offer a convenient place for entire campaigns to take place under one roof. They do a lot of fashion photography, but also have many photographers with different passions. Commercial, portraits, dogs and kids, just begin to touch on some of the types of photography that come out of Studio Four30.

If you would like to find out for yourself what the studio is all about instead of taking some random, unnamed person's advice, please visit www.studiofour30.com and feel free to contact the studio to come in and see for yourself.
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Article not authorized by Legal Works Corporation

AUTHOR: CEO Legal Works Corporation - (Canada)

This report was not written by Legal Works Corporation or any of its affiliated companies. 

 

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