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  • Submitted: Thu, March 15, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, October 26, 2012

  • Reported By: queenalice — New York New York United States of America
Jagger Kaye
300 W. 43rd St, NY, NY - #404 New York, New York United States of America

Jagger Kaye CastingsNClasses Fraud, Just a failed actor trying to scam people to make a living. New York, New York

*Consumer Comment: So, you don't like him....how is this a ripoff again?

*Consumer Comment: So, you don't like him....how is this a ripoff again?

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Jagger has his favorites

*Consumer Suggestion: Don't take it personally

*Consumer Suggestion: Don't take it personally

*General Comment: CnC is honest and upfront about everything.

*Consumer Comment: I don't understand the "wasted my money" comment...

*Consumer Comment: Jagger Kaye / CnC is legit.

*Consumer Comment: Jagger Kaye: NOT a rip-off in any way. A great value and asset.

*Consumer Comment: I'd like to file a complaint on NYC312 for ripping off my time!

*Consumer Comment: Are you kidding me?

*Consumer Comment: For Jagger

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Do The Math

*Consumer Comment: Do you know what a ripoff is?

*Consumer Comment: Breathe people....

*Consumer Comment: Google Jagger & CnC

*Consumer Comment: A GREAT PLACE FOR ASPIRING ACTORS

*Consumer Comment: Is this even real?

*Consumer Comment: I signed with my manager from Jagger's coaching and workshops!!!

*Consumer Comment: I agree with the original poster

*Consumer Comment: Look up "Working Actor" in the dictionary and you'll see a picture of Jagger Kaye!

*Consumer Comment: This is just wrong!!!

*Consumer Comment: How We Roll

*Consumer Comment: Nice try, but he truth always comes out.....

*Consumer Comment: Try Jagger Kaye's CnC Classes for yourself...

*Consumer Comment: A Ridiculous Report

*Consumer Comment: Well Known and Industry Respected Studio and Owner-Actor-Mentor in NYC

*General Comment: JAGGER KAYE "ALLTHE WAY"

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Slander Stupidity

*Consumer Comment: Envy and Bitterness!

*Consumer Comment: JAGGER KAYE IS A REAL TEACHER

*Consumer Comment: CNC breeds Success!

*Consumer Comment: Jagger Kaye is a winner!

*Consumer Comment: Really? REALLY?!

*Consumer Comment: Really? REALLY?!

*Consumer Comment: False accusations!

*Consumer Comment: CastingsNClasses

*Consumer Comment: Google

*Consumer Comment: This is sad! None of the claims in the "rip-off" are true.

*General Comment: WHAT?!

*Consumer Comment: Jagger Kaye is AMAZING!

*General Comment: Baseless Claims

*Consumer Comment: Sour Grapes Much?

*Consumer Comment: No truth in this report

*Consumer Comment: Completely Untrue

*Consumer Comment: Bitter...Party of One

*Consumer Comment: completely untrue

*Consumer Comment: Jagger Kaye and CnC the real deal

*Consumer Comment: Jagger Kaye is NOT a scam!

*Consumer Comment: completely untrue!!!

*Consumer Comment: Untrue

*Consumer Comment: Jagger Kaye is as good as it gets!!!

*Consumer Comment: A Good school and teacher

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Please research before believing ANONYMOUS scam reports

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Please research before believing ANONYMOUS scam reports

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Stay away from this guys business. He tries to make himself seem like a qualified instructor but really he has no credentials. He has no idea what he's doing, he just wings it. His "classes" are awkward and unprofessional. He does not treat all students equally and he has favorites. Not to mention he is very moody and explosive. You never know when he will flip. Maybe some days he forgets to take his meds, I don't know. I made the mistake of taking a few classes with him; never again. If you are looking for a good instructor, I recommend you find one who has a resume he or she is willing to show you. 

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#1 Consumer Comment

So, you don't like him....how is this a ripoff again?

AUTHOR: Rachel Sapyta - (United States of America)

John Doe:

I have not found it to be the case the Jagger plays favorites.  That's my experience.  After taking 4 classes, my daughter was contacted by an agent from one of Jagger's classes, and was sent on 5 auditions.  She's met several prominent people who can help her and have been reviewed by other industry professionals.  All for an average of $40/ class.  I don't see how Jagger playing favorites could have any affect with this sequence either way.  The industry people were there because of Jagger and we were able to meet them because of Jagger.  We paid for this and it was delivered.  Where was the "rip-off" or scam?

Jagger provided some great training during one of the classes and was quickly and efficiently able to evaluate where my daughter was weak and help correct it.  He provided the "six rules", which she has kept and used.  All for $45.00.   Where is the "rip-off" or "scam"?

I'm very happy with the classes that we have had with Jagger and CnC and plan to take more.  If I ever feel that Jagger is playing favorites (I don't see how that's possible, given the format of the classes), I have no problem just discussing the problem with him.  This is what adults do when confronted with a problem.  They discuss it and see if a satisfactory solution can be made.  Posting this sort of thing is a last resort, used only when nothing else has worked.

I don't hear you saying that you requested your money back and he refused to refund or credit you.  I don't hear you saying that you feel that the cost of the classes is too high, or that the classes didn't provide what was promised. 

There are thousands of acting classes in NYC.  If Jagger's didn't work for you, put a period at the end of it and move on.  Even if you don't care for Jagger, it's obvious that casting directors, agents, producers and such DO.  Aren't these the people, as an actor, that you want to meet?  Are you negating their opinions too?  Nothing good comes of this sort of posting in a community as small as acting.  The chances that people will figure out who you are is pretty good.  And I have found that people have a long memory.

Good luck with your career....with this sort of behavior, you're going to need all of the luck you can get.
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#2 Consumer Comment

So, you don't like him....how is this a ripoff again?

AUTHOR: Rachel Sapyta - (United States of America)

John Doe:

I have not found it to be the case the Jagger plays favorites.  That's my experience.  After taking 4 classes, my daughter was contacted by an agent from on of Jagger's classes, and was sent on 5 auditions.  She's met several prominent people who can help her and have been reviewed by other industry professionals.  All for an average of $40/ class.  I don't see how Jagger playing favorites could have any affect with this sequence either way.  The industry people were there because of Jagger and we were able to meet them because of Jagger.  We paid for this and it was delivered.  Where was the "rip-off" or scam?

Jagger provided some great training during one of the classes and was quickly and efficiently able to evaluate where my daughter was weak and help correct it.  He provided the "six rules", which she has kept and used.  All for $45.00.   Where is the "rip-off" or "scam"?

I'm very happy with the classes that we have had with Jagger and CnC and plan to take more.  If I ever feel that Jagger is playing favorites (I don't see how that's possible, given the format of the classes), I have no problem just discussing the problem with him.  This is what adults do when confronted with a problem.  They discuss it and see if a satisfactory solution can be made.  Posting this sort of thing is a last resort, used only when nothing else has worked.

I don't hear you saying that you requested your money back and he refused to refund or credit you.  I don't hear you saying that you feel that the cost of the classes is too high, or that the classes didn't provide what was promised. 

There are thousands of acting classes in NYC.  If Jagger's didn't work for you, put a period at the end of it and move on.  Even if you don't care for Jagger, it's obvious that casting directors, agents, producers and such DO.  Aren't these the people, as an actor, that you want to meet?  Are you negating their opinions too?  Nothing good comes of this sort of posting in a community as small as acting.  The chances that people will figure out who you are is pretty good.  And I have found that people have a long memory.

Good luck with your career....with this sort of behavior, you're going to need all of the luck you can get.
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Jagger has his favorites

AUTHOR: John Doe - (United States of America)

Jagger is a very moody guy.  He has is favorites.   If you suck up to him, then he likes you. That would be only for about 5 minutes the most, then he is back to being moody and annoying.   I don't know how any body in the industry that would put up with this guy.  So he was on the 2 2 big deal.   He was only on in the first part of the show and he got killed.  For anybody else I would say great and good for them. Jagger made a big deal about it like he was the star.     If you want,  or can put up with him, go for it.   Otherwise stay away from him.      
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

Don't take it personally

AUTHOR: ChristopherNYC - (United States of America)

Jagger Kaye certainly does have credentials, i.e., he's a professional actor with a passion for teaching  and helping other actors, and he's founded a training center that focuses on practical affordable training. He's unique from other networking houses ("meet and greets") in that you'll get last minute coaching before you meet and audition for the cast director, at least for the commercial CDs he brings in. Jagger also brings in great teachers from around NYC to teach specific types of classes, e.g., voice over, impro, and these are well-known well-regarded teachers and mentions.  If you're just starting out, and are understandably struggling, esp. in this economy, you should check out what CnC-Castings has to offer. You'd be foolish to not to check out CnC-casting, esp. based on this basically empty complaint.  His yahoo users group also provides update, and free, casting notices, both union and non-union.  

We all have teachers where the relationship just isn't suited to us, where for whatever reason, we're just rubbed the wrong way. The complaint here specifies nothing about a "scam," the complainant just doesn't personally like Jagger.  NYC is one of the best places on the planet to get professional high-quality training. If a particular class or teacher isn't working for you -- just move on. "Complaining" online and suggesting a scam when their isn't one is a complete waste of time for everyone, and unfair to Jagger, Finding a great fit with a teacher is a critical part of growing as an actor.  Move on dude, move on.
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

Don't take it personally

AUTHOR: ChristopherNYC - (United States of America)

Jagger Kaye certainly does have credentials, i.e., he's a professional actor with a passion for teaching  and helping other actors, and he's founded a training center that focuses on practical affordable training. He's unique from other networking houses ("meet and greets") in that you'll get last minute coaching before you meet and audition for the cast director, at least for the commercial CDs he brings in. Jagger also brings in great teachers from around NYC to teach specific types of classes, e.g., voice over, impro, and these are well-known well-regarded teachers and mentions.  If you're just starting out, and are understandably struggling, esp. in this economy, you should check out what CnC-Castings has to offer. You'd be foolish to not check out CnC-casting, esp. based on this basically empty complaint.  His yahoo users group also provides update, and free, casting notices, both union and non-union.  

We all have teachers where the relationship just isn't suited to us, where for whatever reason, we're just rubbed the wrong way. The complaint here specifies nothing about a "scam," the complainant just doesn't personally like Jagger.  NYC is one of the best places on the planet to get professional high-quality training. If a particular class or teacher isn't working for you -- just move on. "Complaining" online and suggesting a scam when their isn't one is a complete waste of time for everyone, and unfair to Jagger, Finding a great fit with a teacher is a critical part of growing as an actor.  Move on dude, move on.
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#6 General Comment

CnC is honest and upfront about everything.

AUTHOR: Brian W. - (United States of America)

I have been a member of the CnC community for several years and watched how tightly knit the group is, but also how many have succeeded with auditions, roles, etc. I finally took my first class this month with Brette Goldstein at the CnC Studio and was not disappointed in the least with the level of fun and learning I got from her. I have met Jagger several times outside of class and he never exploded or behaved in any way like this person suggested. He even goes out of his way to congratulate students and acknowledge when they do great, even if it wasn't from his classes directly. In short, this anonymous writer got everything about the classes and Jagger all wrong.
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#7 Consumer Comment

I don't understand the "wasted my money" comment...

AUTHOR: Rachel - (United States of America)

Sir/ Madam:

Ok.  You agree with the original poster or ARE the original poster.  Let's go with the assumption that you paid for a CnC-Studios class and didn't like it.  Let's even say that you feel that you didn't get your monies worth.

Please explain how you "wasted your money".  Did you not read about the class before you signed up and paid for it?  How was what you received different than described?  Did you show up on time and participate in the class in a constructive manner?  If so, what did you expect to get from the class that you didn't receive?  Have you taken other acting classes that gave you MORE value for your dollar?  If so, how were they different from the CnC-Studios class in that value?

Finally, did you only take ONE CnC-Studios class or did you take more than one?

I felt that my money was well-spent within the first 30 minutes of class.  I have paid much more money for classes where I got much less information.  If you only take one 3-hour class and there are 16 students in the class, exactly what were you expecting to get for your $50?  I got MUCH more than I expected.  

I have yet to pay for a class that I found to be a "waste of money" in any class, anywhere.  Much of what you take away from a class comes from YOU the student.  There's always something to learn from each instructor  and the value of that is up to the student.

Why not just say that the class that you took wasn't a good fit?  That happens all of the time.  Learn what you can and move on to someone else, who might be a better fit.

Bad-mouthing instructors never gives you the results that you would like and all of this will probably bite you in the a$$ when all is said and done.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Jagger Kaye / CnC is legit.

AUTHOR: Matt - (United States of America)

I have been going to Jagger Kaye and CnC for about six months now and I think your claim is entirely false. I just recently got an audition and call back for a nation wide SAG commercial due to an agent and Casting Director I've met at CnC during Jagger Kaye's Commercial Industry Events. I was very new to the field of Acting and Jagger Kaye has assisted me in bringing my career to the next level. During a class one of the top Commercial Casting Directors in NYC said that he doesn't usually feel actors should be the ones teaching classes on how to book these gigs, but Jagger Kaye is the exception, and that he is.
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#9 Consumer Comment

Jagger Kaye: NOT a rip-off in any way. A great value and asset.

AUTHOR: Rachel - (United States of America)

I'll keep this short and sweet:  My daughter learned more in one 1-hour class with Jagger Kaye than she did in a full year of classes elsewhere.  She had FUN in his class, too.

I can't imagine how anyone could call Jagger's classes a rip-off.  They are extremely reasonable in price and chock full of information and training.

In spite of his ability to appear gruff and intimidating, I have found Jagger, himself, to be reasonable, caring and supportive.  I have no doubt that if I had a problem with any of his classes, I could go to him and a reasonable and satisfactory arrangement to correct the situation would be reached promptly.  I don't trust many people to have my daughter's best interest at heart in her pursuit of a career in the performing arts.  I trust Jagger and that means a lot.

Don't pay any attention to this rip-off report.  It is nefarious at best as well completely untrue and unfounded.
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#10 Consumer Comment

I'd like to file a complaint on NYC312 for ripping off my time!

AUTHOR: Suzanne - (United States of America)

Seriously NYC312..... why did you bother to file a compliant, if this is your opinion regarding Jagger's style? If you've taken his classes or took the time to meet any ONE of his instructors, perhaps you'd understand WHY his services have won so many awards.  If you actually have, and feel this way, along with your suggestion of learning acting techniques and business of acting guidelines from YouTube, I strongly suggest you seek a mental evaluation! This is not a personal attack, its my opinion!

There, how did that feel? Just because you mask an unjustified claim in the form of your opinion, doesn't change the fact that it is just that.  Another interesting observation - you claim to be so "real" and mystified as to how everyone can be in such an uproar at your "difference of opinion"..yet you, Mr. Real... chose to omit your name and use NYC312??? Please spare me! The proof is in the pudding. Jagger and CNC have won awards -- you, have a silly acronym for a name and not even the backbone to use your OWN NAME.  Perhaps when you decide to become a person with a spine, and use your name or even stage name, people will take your 'CLAIMS' more seriously. 
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#11 Consumer Comment

Are you kidding me?

AUTHOR: Linda McEntee - (United States of America)

The original complaint was ridiculous enough but the subsequent comment really illustrates the absurdity of the complaint. Anyone who admits that Jagger Kaye " just has a style of teaching which I feel people will either love or hate" and that "Everyone doesn't always agree with everyone on earth and not everything works for everyone" and that "When you own a business you have the risk of people not being satisfied" HAS NO RIGHT TO REGISTER A CONSUMER COMPLAINT ANYWHERE, especially on ripoff report.com. Now I know why you don't have your real name listed- you don't want to be sued for defamation and you know you don't have the defense of "the truth". I have been trained as an attorney (yes, I did pass the NYS bar exam on the first try and have practiced law) and have taken numerous classes with and through Jagger Kaye and I would not blame him if he sued you- oh, that's right- you are hiding behind a fake name. Did you run to the principal's office in school when you didn't like a teacher also?

Did you perhaps catch Jagger on a bad day? If so, I guess he is human just like the rest of us. Not to mention the serious health problems he has dealt with, which probably have been exacerbated by his tireless efforts to help the incredible acting community he has built.

Apparently you need more help than any acting class can provide. Maybe you should examine your conscience and figure out why you would try and malign someone's reputation, someone who obviously not only knows what he is doing but who has garnered numerous awards and countless supporters.
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#12 Consumer Comment

For Jagger

AUTHOR: CnC4Life - (United States of America)

Since I cannot edit post, the above was posted from Jagger's FB acct for him when I notified him that this was on the web

I hope people read all of the links
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#13 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Do The Math

AUTHOR: CnC4Life - (United States of America)

This AGAIN?

Jagger Kaye: 16 Backstage Readers Choice Award Mentions from NYC area actors - A RECORD
CnC-Studios: 26 Backstage Readers Choice Award Mentions from NYC area actors - A RECORD
Jagger Kaye: 300 Documented Student Accolades - www.JaggerKaye-Accolades.com
CnC-Studios: 210+ Related Industry Success Stories (so far 2012)

Add that up & compare to two (or one) anon poster on the web that have yet to bring up anything remotely a "scam" or "ripoff"

Also I have not been an extra on set in 9 years (easily backed up by this new thing called the internet)

I have taught & run a successful business with some of the biggest names in the industry alongside me
Have a great evening everyone.

Jagger Kaye
Owner/Operator
www.CASTINGSnCLASSES.com - The NYC Area Home For FREE Castings & AFFORDABLE Acting Classes For EIGHT Years!


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#14 Consumer Comment

Do you know what a ripoff is?

AUTHOR: CnC4Life - (United States of America)

So you admit Mr. Kaye has a style a lot love but you didn't. How is that a "rip-off"?

You think someone that wins as many awards from actors as he does and has a staff that boast some of the biggest names in the industry is unqualified?
Ex: http://www.backstage.com/bso/news-and-features-features/back-stage-readers-choice-awards-1007447752.story

Dozens of people love him and documented successful results on here as well as http://www.jaggerkaye-accolades.com

Also I don't see any extra work anywhere. if you consider being a guest star on a hit TV series Ed (where I heard of him) an extra then Central casting here I come

You really are losing this argument and your searching is suspect as well
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#15 Consumer Comment

Breathe people....

AUTHOR: nyc312 - (United States of America)

Ok, I didn't say anything rude or out of line so I don't really appreciate people attacking me for expressing my view. Everyone might not feel the same way about something... so shocking right? It might not be the same way you feel, oh well. Yes, i am "REAL" for the person who questioned above. I can mention names but I wont stoop down to that.And no, I'm not "stuck" or failing, my career is just starting to take off finally. Thank you for wondering. 

I'm stuck in youtube lessons? What is wrong with you? Act your age. Again, everyoneshould respect the others views and stop being such CHILDREN. Personally attacking me..really? Mr. Kaye just has a certain style of teaching which I feel people will either love or hate. Get over it. Everyone doesnt always agree with everyone on earth and not everything works for everyone. When you own a business, you have the risk of people not being satisfied. I respect some of the views above but most of you are acting like immature walking infomercials...

P.s. I checked google again after all of your claims and I still don't see what you're talking about. For acting, I see the link to his website, advertising for his website, facebook, twitter, a linkedin, and imdb which lists 5 credits. One self(him winning a gameshow?), 3 extra roles, and finally in 2012 a role in "nyc 22" which i'm assuming is what the person above is talking about? So this role in 2012 is what qualifies him to be a teacher? I'm more qualified to teach you guys then lol
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#16 Consumer Comment

Google Jagger & CnC

AUTHOR: CnC4Life - (United States of America)

I agree that you should research and google Jagger and CnC Studios

If so you will find he was just on CBS in a guest star role

He wins more Backstage awards than any other teacher in NYC

He has hundreds of real testimonials online

He does more charity work then anybody I know

Yes google THE MAN and see how this anon poster is pretty much alone in his thoughts
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#17 Consumer Comment

A GREAT PLACE FOR ASPIRING ACTORS

AUTHOR: Terry Malloy - (United States of America)

Jagger Kaye and CnC Studios is a great source to gain knowledge of the craft of acting and to make connections within the acting community and industry. Jagger Kaye is not your typical acting teacher so the tenderhearted might be scared away as he can be gruff (but very fair) but acting is a tough business, even very successful actors are turned down for the vast majority of the roles they audition for. Not only does Jagger do a great job teaching he also has a number of very prominent successful industry people who teach and give seminars along with meet and greets at CnC, but hey decide for your self, unlike many other acting schools classes at CnC will not break your bank account.
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#18 Consumer Comment

Is this even real?

AUTHOR: SharonD - (United States of America)

I posted a post earlier and I don't see it. All I know is I'm not a friend or family member and do not feel I was ripped off by Jagger Kaye but know I've been ripped off by larger companies charging much much more (and a few charging less). One I was told there were limited slots for a class with this casting person. We get there we are paired up and were given 2 minutes with the person inside the room. Yes, there are set ups like these to meet agency people but this was advertised as a class that we all had to be on time for because the teacher was strict about time. Come to find out she was in a hurry to make her money. . We were all dumb founded thinking we all read something wrong but nope we read it right and were all ripped off very quickly. Nothing like that has happened in Jagger's classes. I think it's weird someone would come back every few months and drive another nail or attempt another dig. NY is full of classes and teachers. You don't like a person or group you move on. You want to warn about rip offs find one first. Jagger's classes are affordable classes not University courses. Looks like someone is stuck and good luck with the youTube training classes.
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#19 Consumer Comment

I signed with my manager from Jagger's coaching and workshops!!!

AUTHOR: nyactress - (United States of America)

If you think you can learn what you need to learn about the craft of acting from "YouTube," you have no respect for the craft of acting whatsoever!!!

I am a professional actor who makes my sole living as an actor!  I have had SPEAKING ROLES in films, television, and have booked SEVERAL UNION commercials, both nationally and regionally.  Not to mention all of my stage work as well.

I am appalled that someone would have the audacity to post a negative review of a teacher with the idea that they could learn what they need to learn on 'YouTube."  It's obvious this poster has no clue what it takes to be an actor.  Let alone a working actor.

I have taken workshops and acting classes all over New York City, over my many years as an performer, and Jagger is by far, one of the best out there. 

Even with all of my experience and training, I as an actor know how IMPORTANT it is to continue improving.  With the help of Jagger's amazing coaching skills, and wonderful workshop formats, I was able to take my career to another level by signing with a new management team. 

And I will finish with this.  The minute my MANAGERS calls me with an amazing audition of a lifetime, which I KNOW they will - the acting coach I will be calling to help me with the audition material for it -  WILL be JAGGER KAYE!!!!!
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#20 Consumer Comment

I agree with the original poster

AUTHOR: nyc312 - (United States of America)

I agree with the original post.... Mr. Kaye is not a very pleasant person, non professional. I wa$ted my money and learned nothing. Stuff and techniques that he teaches are all found on youtube. I find it suspicious that so many people jumped to attack the original post all within March 15th thru the 21st. Did no one notice this? It almost seems like Jagger must have asks his class, friends, and family to cometo this website and post good about him. Just google him people, do your research. He has never had any real roles, just been an extra on some sets... 
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#21 Consumer Comment

Look up "Working Actor" in the dictionary and you'll see a picture of Jagger Kaye!

AUTHOR: nyactress - (United States of America)

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jagger Kaye for well over 13 years!  He is one of the hardest WORKING actors I know and runs one of the best acting studios in NY!   Any actor looking to improve their audition skills would be amiss by overlooking his studio!  This report is bogus and flat out wrong!!! 

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#22 Consumer Comment

This is just wrong!!!

AUTHOR: Kelly Karavites - (United States of America)

I have known Jagger Kaye both as an emerging actor myself and as a person these last several years.  I really despise what this anonymous report intends to do to his reputation.  Anonymity is an ugly mask in which all civility is conveniently lost and venom be found just with a few keystrokes.

Jagger's passion for bringing the best teachers to his studio is only exceeded by his love of all talent no matter what stage, new, emerging or established.  Yes he is loud, yes he is passionate, but he is real.  If you want to be loved go find a boyfriend or a girlfriend.  His honesty about how tough this business is is priceless in itself.  His charity work is admirable.

I am glad I know and met Jagger and I am so sorry that the anonymity of the internet allows such gross distortions about his reputation!  I will allow all the rebuttals of the CNC community to dismiss any validity of said hurtful claims.

Kelly Karavites
Actor, Writer, Comedian
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#23 Consumer Comment

How We Roll

AUTHOR: DDO - (United States of America)

I don't think there is a need to say much more than, in the words of Jagger Kaye...Google your a** off! If you are able to do that, then you are able to see the tons of accolades from students and the CnC COMMUNITY as well as the amazing charity work that has be done through the years for A Very Jaggered XMas which has helped put smiles on more children's faces that you can count.  
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#24 Consumer Comment

Nice try, but he truth always comes out.....

AUTHOR: Aimee McBain - (United States of America)

As I have read and re-read the rebuttals to this complaint, I am forced to shorten my response, as I find myself wanted to repeat much of the same information.  In addition to agreeing with everything other CnCers have said here, I feel obligated to add the following:

 



  1. Jagger is dedicated to his craft and to the community he has created.  95% of his efforts go to improve the community he has built leaving precious little time to focus on his own career.  Meanwhile, he has found success as an actor that most will never find.


  2. Jagger takes the personal touch one step further.  He insists on knowing who is in his classes and because of that, is able to give invaluable advice.  He works more hours than anyone I know because he is committed to having the best and being the best.  Record breaking mentions on Backstagenot a coincidence.


  3. www.AVeryJaggeredXmas.com If you search online, I bet youd be hard-pressed to find another acting community behind an effort like this.  Jagger puts so much of his blood, sweat and tears into this program, and I have been fortunate to be personally involved.  Over the last several years, the hospital that saved my daughters life has received tens of thousands of dollars worth of toys because of Jaggers continued commitment and generosity.  There are no words for how grateful I am that Jagger recognizes this need and has continually provided items that bring happiness to children who are hospitalized and suffering.


  4. I have never seen a community like CnC and I have worked in many industries finance, fashion, sports, etc.- Jagger has a loyal following because he has our trust he lives honestly and runs his business the same way.  

 

I can only hope that if you have come across this complaint, you have taken the time to read through the comments.  And also notice that for as many years as Jagger has been in business, and the type of industry this typically is, that the complaints are few and far between. 

 

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#25 Consumer Comment

Try Jagger Kaye's CnC Classes for yourself...

AUTHOR: M. Schneider - (United States of America)

* I use the FREE casting notices sent out by CnC on a daily basis, and have booked several jobs through them, at no cost to me;

* I have attended dozens of industry events at CnC, and learned new things at every one; I even started freelancing with an agent through one of them;

* I have always found Jagger himself to be fair and honest; he really cares about the quality of the classes he offers, and about the acting community those classes serve.

I think the comments above and below this one speak for themselves: if you want to see whether Jagger Kaye's classes are right for you, just try one out! You might find it's just the right fit for you.

Good luck!
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#26 Consumer Comment

A Ridiculous Report

AUTHOR: Linda McEntee - (United States of America)

I don't think I can add anything new that hasn't been included in previous rebuttals- it is obvious that the complaint is utterly ridiculous.  Jagger Kaye is known by countless people in the industry to be forthright, honest and truly caring of his students.  He works tirelessly to constantly bring new classes and instructors that can best serve his students, to the point where he has jeopardized his own health.  True to his word, he has managed to keep the classes at an affordable rate so that everyone can benefit.  
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#27 Consumer Comment

Well Known and Industry Respected Studio and Owner-Actor-Mentor in NYC

AUTHOR: Louis S - (United States of America)

It is ironic that CnC Studios and owner-mentor/coach Jagger Kaye are accused of sham--when in your first introductory class, Jagger Kaye spends hours explaining, detailing the commercial acting industry and how it really works, Today--not yesterday, and scams and sleazy people out to separate money from broke actors by appealing to their dream and lack of industry knowledge. Jagger Kaye is Anti-scam above all else.

CnC Studios came about actually because Jagger as an NYC actor went thru the shark infested water and classes/seminars/ being shopped to actors that were 1. Expensive and 2. Ineffective in bridging the arts of acting with the show biz, commercial industry.

The mission to fill the gap in affordable, pro-getting work in the industry--growing professionally as a Working Actor--results in a no BS, no ego cuddling approach to "teaching" at CnC Studios. A sport coach who pulls no punches, in your face, and pushes you is what you get.

I'm guessing the anonymous accuser did not take to the gym coach style and philosophy in improvement, and consequently saw no learning and felt resentment towards the studios and its owner.

There will always be detractors, and you can never have everyone love you. That said, the out pour of love/support from actual NY actors willing to put their name on the line should say something about the studio and its owner.

Finally, both are well known and respected by show biz industry casting directors, agents, and managers. Oh, they put their names on the line too, to teach and be associated at CnC Studios.
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#28 General Comment

JAGGER KAYE "ALLTHE WAY"

AUTHOR: Mr.Audi - (United States of America)

This report has no validity to it. It sounds just like someone who is jealous and can not stand to see someone be so loved by so many people. If 11 mentions for Backstage Awards is not qualified credentials, then I do not know what is.

How Many people can say they were the last person seen on a Series Finale. Fade to Black Top Comedic series on NBC (Ed). Jagger Kaye gets the best performance out of his students and gives them the tools and the confidence to go out and meet the Top Agents and Casting Directors in New York City who also love teaching classes at CnC. 

He has constructed from the ground up the top Acting Community in New York City. CnC Studios is a place everyone loves to come to and learn. The bond and friendships you make with everyone who attends CnC is like no other. Some of my closest friends have come from classes I have taken at CnC. Jagger Kaye has become one of my best friends because of CnC. There is nothing he will not do to see his students succeed in the business.

By taking classes at CnC I was called in for a National Commercial Audition which I booked. It was a Super Bowl commercial that I got to watch with my family and to see how proud my mom and dad were of me was PRICELESS. That is something that will be with me for the rest of my life and I have Jagger Kaye to thank for giving me that memory. So in wrap up CnC has given me great friends, a best friend in Jagger Kaye, eligibility to join SAG, a commercial that paid me $15,000 for six hours work, an agent and Casting Director that call me in for auditions quite a bit, and the best of all, the privlige of helping Jagger Kaye with his www.averyjaggeredxmas.com . To see the appreciation on the charities when they come to pick up the toys for the children is incredible. It makes me count my blessings for everything I have in life, CnC Studios and Jagger Kaye are a big part of that. I will go to war for that man and CnC.

Jagger Kaye and www.castingsnclasses.com has changed my life for the better and to see someone try to destroy that just PISSES ME OFF.

Like i said there are times in life you are going to meet jealous people who try to knock you down but I, and all the students who attend classes at CnC Studios know the Jagger Kaye is for real. Just go to the website www.CnC-Studios.com and read all about the man,. the myth, The Legend" and make your own judgement. Do not let someone make it for you. Trust me YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.

I am Mr Audi and I aprrove this message.
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#29 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Slander Stupidity

AUTHOR: Jagger Kaye - (USA)

Hopefully the DOZENS of replies discrediting the "claim" (that was not even a claim) plus www.JaggerKaye-Accolades.com (over THREE-HUNDRED actual student accolades (detailed) puts the insipid situation behind us.

Thank you to the REAL students that responded in droves & to anybody else, hopefully you will do your own research & see I was named 11 times in 3 years by Backstage Readers as one of NYC's top teachers & see the quality of teachers that work with/for me at www.CnC-Studios.com & also feel free to check out our 13 year charity cause - www.AVeryJaggeredXMAS.com & look into our FREE casting service (8 years running) & make a qualified decision yourself ... ;)

Have a great w/e & thank you for reading
Jagger Kaye

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#30 Consumer Comment

Envy and Bitterness!

AUTHOR: ArcAngel - (United States of America)

To Me this sounds like a student who took one class and is failing in their acting career because they did not use the tools given to them at CnC and want someone to blame, or someone who is doing it on behalf of a bitter teacher who is having extremely poor success on his endeavors because all they care aout is taking your money and lying to you.

CnC is a community of actors who are there every step of the way for each other not some rinky-dink operation like other places in the area. Jagger Kaye is more than just an instructor, he is a Mentor who places every students success at the top of his list, there are no favorites just people who work harder.

If you cant take a person who is honest with you and tells you like it is, you are in the wrong line of business. He is not there to massage your ego he is there to give you the tools and help you make industry contacts, in order to be successful in the acting world. Get over yourself and stop blaming other people for your failure, either man up and get to work or go home and rethink your life choices because that attitude will get you nowhere in life! ~looking away now~
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#31 Consumer Comment

JAGGER KAYE IS A REAL TEACHER

AUTHOR: BEAU DECKER - (United States of America)

I worked with Jagger Kaye as a Technical Producer since 2001.   I spent all this time working on his shows and working with his students and doing charity events every year with him.  His always been forthright and honest in his methods of teaching.  Yes, at times they can be a little different to some who are used to strict regimes of the school system or those NYC teachers who claim to have the TRUE ACTING METHOD.  But Jagger cares for his students and his teachings work.

If Jagger got mad, and I have seen famous directors from established theaters get real mad and even have a breakdown, with Jagger most times it was because some actors have no sense of commitment and pretend to want a career, but then cancel a performance a day or 2 before the show.  Performances are stressful and if you cant cut it, dont do it.  But classes and performances are about teamwork, although a Director-Producer can be looked at as a benevolant dictator.  There are many divas out there, and if they cry loud enough they will be heard, but for all the wrong reasons.  The sad thing is when a diva posts a comment in a legitimate organization like this website, it can accidentally tarnish a person for no other reason except vengence.  Your organization must carefully research these scam  reports so innocent and well meaning and well established persons such as Jagger Kaye are not blackballed.  The report against him is baseless.  No specifics, no others attesting to it.  I am not biased because I am a professional who has seen his magic and how he has changed the acting lives of hundreds, and given them greater self-esteem to go on and accomplish greater challenges.  I have done hundreds of shows not with Jagger and can compare.   He gave me a great oppourtunity to accomplish and also learn alot over the years and see many incredibly talented students rise to complete goals they wouldnt have done in with other teachers who are all very elitist and redundant simply to make a living because those teachers cannot or no longer can act.  I have been away from the scene for many months and just saw this report, so NO, he did not ask me to write anything.
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#32 Consumer Comment

CNC breeds Success!

AUTHOR: Suzanne Roberts - (United States of America)

I've been involved with CNC Studios for over two years and I have to say, I was shocked when I read this! Yes, its true, Jagger has his own style, and believes in tough love, but he's ALWAYS has the students best interest at heart, and makes us see how crucial attention to detail is in the world of entertainment.  I have taken several classes here, some taught by Jagger himself. He's an amazing and giving actor who's very energy gets you amped up to do your best.  Anyone with a negative view, should really check themselves first.  I've met and have made solid contacts with casting directors and have been called into many auditions because of CNC Studios. (I'm also fabulous - check me out ;) Looking back,  I was basically a newbie to on-camera when I started with Jagger so to start getting called in for auditions immediately was an amazing coo! CNC is filled with bright talented people who would probably go places eventually, but it can't be just a coincidence that we all want to be at CNC and we all want to be coached by Jagger! The reason is simply because this successful actor in his own right, is the real deal and cares that his students have the very best. He's dedicated and genuine.  I can't say the same for many of the other acting schools in the NYC area. To someone who's out there struggling and trying to make it, Jagger made a dynamite platform made up of a stellar staff and outstanding instructors at a reasonable price available. He treats his community as family and thats why he has such a following.  I can say first hand Jagger Kaye made a huge difference in my career and I will continue to support CNC for as long as I"m able! If you want a great teacher, strong community and FABULOUS coaching, CNC is the place to be. 
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#33 Consumer Comment

Jagger Kaye is a winner!

AUTHOR: L.G. - (United States of America)

Jagger Kaye is a proven winner. I have taken classes with him and he is the first instructor who provided me with my very own monologue. He was able to pick the perfect monologue for me within just a few minutes, and because of that, I've been booking feature film roles and commercials non-stop. I strongly urge any and everybody to take classes with Jagger Kaye because he's a proven winner with a great track record. Believe the hype! He smashes the competition! I roll with Jagger Kaye all day! L.G.
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#34 Consumer Comment

Really? REALLY?!

AUTHOR: Jon M - (United States of America)

I'd like to understand where you're coming from and where your sources lie.  First off, if he was after your money, why wouldn't he charge more?  Why wouldn't he do marketing to attract more clients?  I understand paying for affordable classes must be nonsensical to you and paying expensive teachers to tell you that you're a brilliant actor (whether its true or not) is logical, but really?

If you're basing credentials on IMDB, I know people with a hundred listings on their IMDB for doing background.  I guess they must be fantastic actors since they were "pedestrian #3" in Law and Order.  If you're basing it on Backstage, industry professionals and people that have benefited from his class and events he holds, then this post wouldn't exist.

Classes where he spends time selecting scenes that would fit the actors, train them for the real world, and getting accolades from CDs and others that are part of the class sounds like a "winging it" situation if you think "winging it" is done with a plan in mind that takes a lot of prep time.  I think it would be a great disservice to me if he treated me as the best in the class when in reality that's not the case.  Sounds like you just couldn't pick up on the material as everyone else did.

There is a saying, "if acting was easy, everyone would do it".  You, dear child, make it sound like you are among the ones that think they should act when you shouldn't.  Maybe you took a class and it wasn't what you were expecting and this is your outlet.  I'm sorry if you had a bad experience, but did you really give the class a chance?  I'm sure that not everyone can be liked but that's the world.  Go to Hollywood if you want fake people to tell you you're awesome and take your money while doing it.

I'll tell you what he has done for me.  He has prepared me for auditions and scenes properly, cold or otherwise.  I've been booking more because of it.  I was challenged and required to rise to the occasion like everyone else.  I have been given opportunities to meet with people in the industry that I wouldn't normally have had a chance to work with.  I signed with agents and managers.  All this and I wasn't favorited as a student.

So my advice to you, is take this inane post down and really wake up to the fact that while you could be a stellar student at other places that just want your business it could also be that you're a bitter, failed actor that believes that you can do whatever you want and deserve a cookie at the end of the day for doing so.

OH and excuse the brevity of my reply.
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#35 Consumer Comment

Really? REALLY?!

AUTHOR: Jon M - (United States of America)

I'd like to understand where you're coming from and where your sources lie.  First off, if he was after your money, why wouldn't he charge more?  Why wouldn't he do marketing to attract more clients?  I understand paying for affordable classes must be nonsensical to you and paying expensive teachers to tell you that you're a brilliant actor (whether its true or not) is logical, but really?

If you're basing credentials on IMDB, I know people with a hundred listings on their IMDB for doing background.  I guess they must be fantastic actors since they were "pedestrian #3" in Law and Order.  If you're basing it on Backstage, industry professionals and people that have benefited from his class and events he holds, then this post wouldn't exist.

Classes where he spends time selecting scenes that would fit the actors, train them for the real world, and getting accolades from CDs and others that are part of the class sounds like a "winging it" situation if you think "winging it" is done with a plan in mind that takes a lot of prep time.  I think it would be a great disservice to me if he treated me as the best in the class when in reality that's not the case.  Sounds like you just couldn't pick up on the material as everyone else did.

There is a saying, "if acting was easy, everyone would do it".  You, dear child, make it sound like you are among the ones that think they should act when you shouldn't.  Maybe you took a class and it wasn't what you were expecting and this is your outlet.  I'm sorry if you had a bad experience, but did you really give the class a chance?  I'm sure that not everyone can be liked but that's the world.  Go to Hollywood if you want fake people to tell you you're awesome and take your money while doing it.

I'll tell you what he has done for me.  He has prepared me for auditions and scenes properly, cold or otherwise.  I've been booking more because of it.  I was challenged and required to rise to the occasion like everyone else.  I have been given opportunities to meet with people in the industry that I wouldn't normally have had a chance to work with.  I signed with agents and managers.  All this and I wasn't favorited as a student.

So my advice to you, is take this inane post down and really wake up to the fact that while you could be a stellar student at other places that just want your business it could also be that you're a bitter, failed actor that believes that you can do whatever you want and deserve a cookie at the end of the day for doing so.

OH and excuse the brevity of my reply.
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#36 Consumer Comment

False accusations!

AUTHOR: Chris Kardos - (United States of America)

I'm sure whoever filed this rip-off report has no idea about acting or how it's done. Newsflash, Jagger knows how it's done! So did Stanislavski. It all comes from experience! And Jagger has that. He's a very sensitive, knowledgeable and talented actor/instructor.

I had my doubts before I took his class. All I saw was positive feedbacks from 'former students' of his and I thought to myself, anyone can claim that and even come up with names and comments. But when I took my first class with him and then the second, I knew those feedbacks were from real people. They were true! He is great, he can get down to the bottom of scenes, characters, emotions, get to the truth, that's what we as actors are all about, truth.

What this report claims is not the truth at all. Jagger put his heart into this company and still does every day and he deserves credit for that. There are a lot of rip-off 'artists' in New York city, Jagger Kaye is definitely NOT one of them.

If you thought after taking his class that it was a rip-off, maybe you should look inside yourself and question if acting is really for you, cause it doesn't seem that way. You have no idea what you're talking about!

Long live Jagger and other inspiring people like him. I wish there were more people like him.
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#37 Consumer Comment

CastingsNClasses

AUTHOR: SharonD - (United States of America)

Wow! This sounds nothing like a rip off scam, it sounds like a disappointed student or a person who is jealous and gives classes.  I have taken classes there and I never experienced what  this person claims he/she experienced;  in fact, I thought he spent too long on us.  When I took the classes we went over time. 

I  know there are times when people just don't mix for whatever reason. Sometimes they are too advance and sometimes it is the opposite they are just not ready but I think if a person was so dissatisfied the thing to do would have been to try to resolve the situation before writing such reports. 
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#38 Consumer Comment

Google

AUTHOR: Michelle L - (United States of America)

Seriously?  Seems to me that the author...or what ever you want to call this person is bitter for some reason.  Perhaps this person did not book anything after taking classes?  perhaps he was being disrespectful to the other serious students in the class?  If you are an actor and are serious about what you do you will always be studying your craft.  A little tough love goes a long way.  Please do not be mistaken either, it is welcome and comes from a genuine place.  I'm a member of the community, a Facebook fan and can honestly say that this just sounds like a person who either is not up to par as an actor and/or trying to gain some sort of notoriety by trashing someones good name.  Perhaps this 'author' does not have the chops to be an actor? - in fact does this person realize that rejection in a terribly competitive field happens?  Maybe your too soft and should try another career?  Perhaps you should go write for a reputable rag tabloid...seems to be your style.  Either way, the facts are simple people...Google the name, what you see is what you get. Check out Jaggers page, you can see for yourself he is in FACT a working actor.  A genuine person who teaches what he loves and gets the job done!  It's not an easy business and if you can't hack it-LEAVE. There are 1000's more to fill your spot.    
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#39 Consumer Comment

This is sad! None of the claims in the "rip-off" are true.

AUTHOR: Sarahseeds - (United States of America)

I am saddened that slander has been brought up against CnC. As you can see by the posts above, these accusations are completely un-founded and CASTINGSnCLASSES has a great following. 


As an actress in the industry, I have greatly enjoyed my time at CnC and with Jagger Kaye, and I have  greatly benefited from it! The classes are affordable, professional, personable, effective, and some of the best I've ever taken.


Infact, I wasn't able to respond to this "rip-off report" as quickly as I wanted because today I recorded a voiceover+ was sent out on an audition by an agent I met at CnC, and filmed a webseries that I booked after learning audition techniques from CnC classes.


The results speak for themselves. 


This doesn't sound like a "rip-off report" was even made - it sounds like jealousy.


Please read all the rebuttals!

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#40 General Comment

WHAT?!

AUTHOR: LauraRose - (United States of America)

I have taken several classes and industry events at CNC, and have always felt welcome by Jagger Kaye and the rest of the community. 

Jagger Kaye gives everyone his full attention and focus.  The classes are professional, inclusive of everyone, and I have never known him to be "moody and explosive."  He is a very friendly outgoing honest person.

Jagger Kaye not only provides a safe environment where people can grow as actors, but gives them the chance to make real connections with several casting directors and agents - something which I would not know how to do on my own.

I also know that Jagger has booked commercials and guest appearances on TV shows, so he has credentials. 

And he often reminds his students to research anyone we might meet in the industry (including Jagger himself), so we can be sure that we are meeting qualified professionals.

I have benefited greatly as an actor and as a person since I became a part of the CNC community.

If CNC is not for you, ok.  But please do not lie about Jagger Kaye and try to ruin his good reputation, which he has earned 100%.
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#41 Consumer Comment

Jagger Kaye is AMAZING!

AUTHOR: Gina S. - (United States of America)

This has to be one of the most ridiculous complaints I have ever heard.  Don't get me wrong, I have seen Jagger throw someone out of his class before , that person was late, rude and disruptive and ruining the class for everyone else. Perhaps that is the person who wrote this complaint,  if so perhaps he should look for another profession.  

Jagger Kay teaches his students to be respectful, professional and ON TIME for auditions and jobs.  If the leader does not set the rules then everyone suffers.  I have been in classes before coming to CnC where it wasn't uncommon for someone to take a phone call in the middle of class. IMAGINE doing that during an audition??? But I realized that was a reflection on an UNPROFESSIONAL teacher.  

I have gotten to meet amazing Agents, Casting Directors , and but Hollywood Directors  through the classes that Jagger Kaye offers.  He offers his community so much and his name is so respected in this industry.  

Don't take my word for it, Look into what CnC offers, form the classes, to the FREE castings, to the AMAZING community of people supporting each other and take this complaint from where it comes...

Now if you will excuse me I have to learn lines for an audition I am being sent out on though an agent I met... at CnC Studios.  
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#42 General Comment

Baseless Claims

AUTHOR: Kwabena Ampofo - (United States of America)

If the goal of the "Rip-Off" report is to educated potential customers as to how they were ripped off by a particular business, then clearly this "report" holds absolutely no weight.  There are no legitimate references to any specific questionnable business practices, i.e. a "rip-off".  Instead, we are given a letter which provides heavily subjective opinions without any supporting evidence to help illustrate the scenario in which the not-mentioned rip-off occured.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 In short, this report is merely the pen-to-paper of the thoughts of someone who either has a personal, non-business oriented gripe with Jagger Kaye/CnC-Studios or has something to gain by sullying the reputation of the aforementioned.  In either scenario, this does a great unjustice to a business that, from an objective perspective, literally has the most affordable acting classes in NYC (when compared to other businesses with similar offerings), is in fact an award winning business (awards issued by a credible institution in the acting community - Backstage Awards), provides the acting community with a free service (castings-regardless of "customer" status) and has working relationships with some of the most successful individuals & businesses in the acting/entertainment industry (based on the accolades from credible institutions in the acting community and customers).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Clearly, these claims are unfounded and provide no valuable insight and most certainly no indication of a "rip-off".  Please everyone, do your homework and be fair.  Thank you.
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#43 Consumer Comment

Sour Grapes Much?

AUTHOR: Rachel - (United States of America)

I do not agree with this report at all. Firstly, it does not back up the person's claim in any way about how it is a 'scam' - the person paid for a class and took a class. If they did not like the classes or the teacher, then they should not have continued to go. That's not a 'rip-off'.

Secondly, I have taken 4-5 classes through CnC Studios, and I have been very happy with the quality of the advice and the caliber of industry professionals that Jagger Kaye works with. Through his classes I have met three agents, one of whom I am beginning to work with, and several casting directors with excellent reputations in the industry. I appreciate his honest advice and his perspective as a working actor in the 'business'. He continues to work as an actor despite running this studio and could not be considered 'failed' in any sense. I think the poster is possibly mistaking being famous with being successful.



I hope that this report is removed because if I were Jagger, I would consider it slanderous.

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#44 Consumer Comment

No truth in this report

AUTHOR: Steph Van Vlack - (United States of America)

The OP obviously has never attended any CnC class or event. Jagger Kaye is one of THE MOST professional and honest industry professionals I've had the pleasure to know. He gives and expects respect amongst all of us; whether a Casting Director, Agent, Manager, or Actor.
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#45 Consumer Comment

Completely Untrue

AUTHOR: JAnton - (United States of America)

I have been a CNC student for almost around 2 years and it has been nothing but a good experiance.
All of Jagger Kaye's class are a great learning experiance and legit.

He is not a a mean teacher with anger issues he is a dedicated teacher that takes no nonsense from 
Students that do not that take the class seriously and do not behave like professionals. If you are a serious actor That wants to learn and succeed then you will fit right in at CNC.

I have taken many different classes from commercial to voice over and they are all legit with well known 
Industry names. I have even been called in to a big commercial audition just because the CD saw that CNC name on my resume.

If Jagger Kaye were ripping ppl off he would not have turned down the many offers he has gotten to open up in other states such as Hollywood. He dosnt want to lose the community feeling we have all achieved here in NY. He wants to stay small and keep helping NY actors achieve there dreams.
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#46 Consumer Comment

Bitter...Party of One

AUTHOR: Steph Van Vlack - (United States of America)

I've known Jagger for several years, been with CnC for as many, and can say that EVERYTHING the OP wrote is a blatant LIE. Jagger is not only one of the most PROFESSIONAL Teachers/Mentors/Actors in the industry, he also DEMANDS it of those who walk through the doors of the CnC Studios. Whether they are a CD, Agent, or Actor, we are ALL expected to treat eachother with respect. A lesson that obviously went over the head of the OP.

Further; let me go on to add that there is absolutely NO FRAUD where Jagger Kaye is concerned. He delivers on every promise. I will not hide behind an annonymous screen name, because I am PROUD to be a part of the CnC community, and have my own success to show for the classes and events I have attended there. It's obvious the OP has a personal axe to grind. The coward's way out is to post on RR; the PROFESSIONAL'S way is to go face-to-face with Jagger Kaye and discuss it like an adult.
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#47 Consumer Comment

completely untrue

AUTHOR: Massiel Hernandez - (United States of America)

Jagger Kaye has been my teacher for the past two years. I'm So grateful that I found such a knowledgeable and honest teacher like him. I attributed much of my success to him. As for the failed actor part, he is far from it! He's a working actor who I often see at auditions. He manages to have a thriving career while at the same time manages CNC. I highly recommended him!
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#48 Consumer Comment

Jagger Kaye and CnC the real deal

AUTHOR: Stephen E - (United States of America)

Now buddy, let's be fare, in life there is always someone you may or may not get along with. Just because you didn't get along with or understand jagger is no reason to write things beyond the truth. I've worked with him and every time I walk away I grow and take my craft to the next level. He is far from scamming anyone. He wants all his students to grow and come out prepared to nail it each time. There are hundreds of students, industry professionals--that I might add hold events at CnC that sing all his praises, but honestly YOU ALREADY KNOW this. Do stop the hate and focus on growing your career. I'm sorry you didn't like jagger and that's too bad, but to lie on him and CNC's reputation is dead wrong.

Everyone who reads this, you will get what you need at CnC to grow in this business.

Stephen E.
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#49 Consumer Comment

Jagger Kaye is NOT a scam!

AUTHOR: DessiJ - (United States of America)

I am a student of Jagger Kaye.  I am a student of CastingsNClasses (also known as CnC-Studios).  Let me rephrase that...

I am a PROUD student of Jagger Kaye.  I am a PROUD student of CnC-Studios, and this "review" was clearly written by a jealous wan-a-be! 

I have taken MANY classes through CnC-Studios, some of which have been taught by Jagger Kaye.  And those classes where Jagger acts as teacher have been truly LIFE CHANGING in my career.  YES, Jagger can be seen as "moody" or "eccentric."  YES, it looks like Jagger plays "favorites."  But that is only to the naked eye...

IN REALITY, Jagger is NOT "moody," but PASSIONATE!  He cares so deeply about ALL of his students that if it were up to him, he would choose between every one of them to "get the part!"  And as for his "favorites," those just happen to be the students who BELIEVE in his methods and put them to use in their own careers, most likely turning them into SUCCESSES in a matter of months! 

The thing about CnC-Studios, however, is that not everything is about Jagger Kaye.  Jagger has a PLETHORA of CAREER PROFESSIONALS teaching for him, from voiceover agents, to casting directors, to commercial agents, to HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER DIRECTORS!  The connections alone from Jagger's COMMUNITY is more than amazing!  And that's exactly what CnC-Studios has become...a COMMUNITY!

Oh, and did I mention that every year, THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, Jagger holds special events to help raise money for charity?  Even when life throws Jagger curve balls such as a death in the family or health issues, Jagger still puts his own money aside to raise money for children.  That is the act of a true hero.

So if ANYONE wants to CHILDISHLY post anonymously and accuse Jagger Kaye and the CnC community of being a fraud, then I feel sorry for that person.  They clearly don't know what they're missing out on...
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#50 Consumer Comment

completely untrue!!!

AUTHOR: Christina - (United States of America)

I have known Jagger personally for about 12 years.  He is one of the most honest & respectful people I have ever met. I don't even know where to begin to explain what an extraordinary person he is.  I guess I will start with my personal relationship.   Jagger & I are not what you would consider close friends who talk everyday.  I don't even see him that often, usually around Christmas time for his annual childrens charity event.   One of the most memorable things I can tell you about our friendship was the moment I knew I could trust him with anything.  I am going to give the cliff notes version of this story since the exact details are irrelevant.  I had an original idea for a show.  He is the only person I told about it & he said he would look into it.  About a year later he contacted me & told me he was able to get the attention of a well-known production company and they are VERY interested in my idea.   Jagger put them on hold til he could reach me to find out when it was best for me to come into NYC to meet with them.  He said "this is all your idea and I will not do anything until you can be here or you give me permission to speak on your behalf."  He could have easily taken my idea and ran with it without me, but I bet the thought never crossed his mind. This is a perfect example of the outstanding moral fiber in his body & i feel so blessed that I had such an amazing experience knowing I can completely trust this man.

During the Christmas season we get so caught up rushing around 'getting ready' for the holiday.  When we go to the mall there is always someone dressed as Santa ringing a bell for the Salvation Army reminding us to donate to the poor during this time of year.   On a personal note, this always reminds me of Jagger.  How he is selflessly busy organizing another marvelously entertaining charity event.  He has a HUGE toy drive for underpriviledged children & teens. www.averyjaggeredxmas.com.

I am sure if you inquire, you will get many rave reviews about how structured and informative his classes are.  He has hundreds of hopeful actors & actresses that are completely thrilled with his classes.  I am happy that quite a few of them are definitely building some exciting resumes for themselves & I know that Jagger is just as proud as they are of their accomplishments too!!  He is always supportive and really goes that extra mile for someone who needs that little extra encouragement.  However, I will say this,  Jagger has no tolerance for arrogance. I can only assume that would be the reason for the anonymous writer of this vicious post. 

Jagger's picture on this report portrays a 'bad boy image'.  Jagger can be loud & funny & anything you would want an actor to be at any given time.  He has many other pictures as well so perhaps you should google him to learn more about him, or perhaps take a class to see for yourself.  His classes are very affordable, especially for NY. 
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#51 Consumer Comment

Untrue

AUTHOR: SOD - (United States of America)

There is nothing unprofessional about Jagger's classes or the people he works with. Through him I met and worked with many industry teachers, casting directors, coaches, and editors who have done nothing shy of helping me to the best of their ability (Brette Goldstein, CD for example). I have also met a lot of other actors that I could see myself working with in the future. I have only gone forward and upward  through www.castingsandclasses.I have not had a bad/negative experience at all.
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#52 Consumer Comment

Jagger Kaye is as good as it gets!!!

AUTHOR: Ken - (United States of America)

I would like to respectfully disagree with this opinion about Jagger & the CnC acting community.  Jagger is one of the nicest & hardest working people I have ever met.  I have taken numerous classes at CnC and the attention he gives to all of his students is unmatched.

The amount of money he charges for these great classes & industry events is very fair.  Jagger has had many opportunities to expancd CnC and make more money but he has turned them all down.  He prefers to make it about the community he has created along with many other NYC area performers.

His resume is quite impressive.  I agree it could be a lot better but Jagger is always giving so much of his time to his students & charities rather than himself.  It is this selfless attitude that shapes the CnC community.

As far as favorites go, he seems to favor those students who like Coors Light...

He is 100% legit and he runs what is possibly the best acting community in the world.  Just Google him and read all about his real accolades & awards in Backstage.
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#53 Consumer Comment

A Good school and teacher

AUTHOR: Terry Malloy - (United States of America)

I have taken many classes with Jagger Kaye and have been pleasantly satisfied with all the classes and industry events that I have attended at his CnC Studios. This school offers more than just classes taught by Jagger Kaye , he has many successful actors and show business professionals who also teach at this school but Jagger is the man who makes it work. I highly recommend this school to any body interested in acting.
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#54 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Please research before believing ANONYMOUS scam reports

AUTHOR: Jagger Kaye - (United States of America)

 As you can see NOTHING in the ANON report says or alludes to anything regarding a "scam"

 As far as failed actor - A guest role as 'Rafer" on the new CBS-TV series 'NYC-22" EP's by Robert Deniro in July - far from "failing" (add in 2 recent national commercials as well)

I am also the Backstage Readers Choice Award Record Holder for most mentions (11 in 3 years)

I also have over THREE-HUNDRED real accolades from the CnC (CASTINGSnCLASSES) Community

I also run a THIRTEEN year charity cause through CnC that you can verify at www.AVeryJaggeredXMAS.com - feel free to contact those that benefit from US every year

I say do your research & read actual non-anon internet feedback instead of a vague, non-scam way to "slander"


Thank you for your time

Jagger Kaye
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#55 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Please research before believing ANONYMOUS scam reports

AUTHOR: Jagger Kaye - (United States of America)

As you can see NOTHING in the ANON report says or alludes to anything regarding a "scam".


As far as failed actor - A guest role as 'Rafer" on the new CBS-TV series 'NYC-22" EP's by Robert Deniro in July.


I am also the Backstage Readers Choice Award Record Holder for most mentions (11 in 3 years).


I also have over THREE-HUNDRED real accolades from the CnC (CASTINGSnCLASSES) Community.


I also run a THIRTEEN year charity cause through CnC that you can verify at www.AVeryJaggeredXMAS.com - feel free to contact those that benefit from US every year.


I say do your research & read actual non-anon internet feedback instead of a vague, non-scam way to "slander".


Thank you for your time

Jagger Kaye

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