I submitted a photo to Kids Talent Network in the summer of 2007. After submitting my son's photo I received an email back from the talent coordinator which is attached below.
"Thank you for your submission.
We believe you son could do very well in this industry!
If you have interest in learning further about how we can help you succeed in this industry, please send us the best phone number for contact and the best time to contact you, and we will be glad to speak with you directly.
New Talent Coordinator"
I proceeded to call and was told my son is a perfect candidate, he is a "chameleon" in this business and could be placed in a lot of different roles.
Needless to say, I fell for this trap and paid the $500 price tag to enroll him with Kids Talent Network. I was told to submit pictures of my son and a web link would be setup on the internet for 3rd party people to sift through. Who are these 3rd party people and do they even exist? My question now is they do not and this company is a BIG FRAUD, SO BEWARE.
In the last 2 years my son's web link has never been asked to be updated which I find strange since he was 1.5 years old when we signed him up and he is now going on 3. Big difference in apperances from 1.5 to 3 but this company should know that especially if they specialize with kids. Why was I never asked for updated photo's if their purpose is to market my son to producers and directors. Oh wait! There job isn't marketing kids it's setting up a nifty weblink nobody is looking at anyway except the parents. They will also pitch you that they are a member in good standing with the BBB.
Don't let this fool you I have filed a complaint with BBB and it has yet to appear as a negative or comment on their record. This BBB is also a scam as long as members pay it seems the BBB goes out of their way to protect the people that are paying their salaries. It's the non members of BBB that have the negative issues and complaints listed in their files. For what it's worth and it cost me $500 stay far, far, far, far, far away from this company because once they get your money their work is done. Mission Accomplished.
Also if you see this report and decide to question Kids Talent Network on it don't let them tell you I am just a disgruntled competitor looking to take business away from them. The truth is I am a disgruntled customer if I was a competitor wouldn't I be mentioning my company here as well?
Las Vegas, Nevada