• Report: #872938

Complaint Review: MODEL PRODUCTIONS

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  • Submitted: Tue, April 24, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, November 15, 2012

  • Reported By: Adriane — jacksonville North Carolina United States of America
MODEL PRODUCTIONS
2590B E. Sunrise Blvd Ft. Lauderdale, Florida United States of America

MODEL PRODUCTIONS The Model-shop, Amms, American Mall Model Search, Doug Waldbausser telling me to kiss Ashley Waldbausser's A**! Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

*Consumer Comment: American Mall Model Search//Model Productions

*Author of original report: a Great Agency

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Well, i never thought it would come to something like this. I don't even want to be extremely disrespectful as some become when creating their reports. I am honestly HURT by what i have had to go through with this company. Upon entering the American Mall Model Search Competition my confidence was high. I told EVERYBODY, & they were all very excited as they know that i have been pursuing my modeling career for quite a long time now.

I felt like this was my last chance to make my dream become a reality & i would do whatever i had to do to ace it. Before i even went to my audition i received multiple warnings on this agency about them being greedy, unethical & basically a bunch of arrogant SCROOGES! i did my own research about the company and i saw MANY MANY MANY complaints. I figured it was just a few angry people that didnt make the cut or didn't really know what the industry is about. [continued below]....
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I talked to my husband & as with anything he encouraged me to push forward and have faith in myself. I believe i put faith in this agency as well & it bit me in the you know what! I dished out 300 bucks of my husbands hard earned money to pay for a handful of EXTREMELY unprofessional pictures that could have been done on my digital camera & retouched by myself. Although things are beginning to become a little fishy i stayed by my faith as in any uneasy situation in my life.

i then was pulled to the side by Mr. DOUG WALDBAUSSER!!!! yes i put his name in all caps because i want him EXPOSED & i have a lava hot passion to say something so crude & ignorant about this man but im choosing not to step completely out of my character, so all caps will just have to do. Anyway i was pulled to to the side by him & asked to attend a photo shoot on a nearby beach where i live, in Jacksonville North Carolina.

I attended this shoot where with high confidence, did what i was told. I sat down with him afterwards where i was given a critique & was told all positive things. only thing that needed to be changed was my hair because at the time it wasn't my natural hair. My email address was taken & i was told that i would shortly receive my photos from the shoot. WELL...that was march 11, 2011 & here it is April 24 & still no pictures!

Now i know what you all are saying "he's a busy man, relax kid" I completely understand that so i waited & waited & waited, because...he's a busy man! HA! So i texted him...(weird right?, well he told me to!) & asked was everything going good with the pics, no response...UNDERSTOOD..he's a busy man... So he finally texted me back and said "hi Adriane all is GREAT!!! do me a favor & TEXT me your email address so i can go ahead and send these pictures!

So i say great will do! So i do. A week and a half later i text again asking did he receive my text. i wasnt sure because my phone had been on the glitz. No response. UNDERSTOOD...he's a busy man....So another 3 days pass & he responds Hey Adriane, all is GREAT! Do me a favor & TEXXXXT Ahley (ASHLEY WALDBAUSSER) your email information so she can go ahead & send you these pictures. ALSO please send some pictures of you in your natural hair. I say GREAT will do!

So i do. A week passes & now im starting to feel really weird. I also finally receive news that i won a contract from the competition (along with EVERY other person there) so now im REALLY excited & i begin working on getting a portfolio done because the pics from the shoot in the competition were DEFINITELY not gonna cut it. i get them done & i send pic to Ashley & asked for confirmation whether she received them. No response. UNDERSTOOD.

She's a busy woman.....so i decide to contact doug & say hey i sent the pictures to ashley of natural hair i think you are going to love them. He says "oh yeah i saw them! 10 times better! love them! Hey did you ever contact ashley about those pictures?? I tell him my train of events & he says "well im not near my office right now but i will tell her to get back to you now. & if she doesnt i will email them to you when i get back to the office ok! Im hang up & think, what a cool guy.

i dont understand why the h*ll so many people down this agency, they are really sweet people! WELL....2 more weeks go by & NOTHING so i decide to be completely honest because by now the ratio of complaints i received about this agency over good ones is about 8923789749239489230849028382 to 20. so im really skeptical, ESPECIALLY after seeing the empty promises & the half page "contract" plus the 150 dollar casting cards that they referred form the procardsprinting site, that is also them by the way!

MORE MONEY FOR THEM YAYYY. SO i say doug, i texted ashley as you said & no picures have been sent yet. not even a response from her? is everything alrigh? im starting to feel weird here. This time an IMMEDIATE response-GO FREAKIN FIGURE! "ADRIANE, ASHLEY IS AT IMG SHOWING THE MODELS PHOTOS RIGHT NOW. YOU REALLY SHOULDNT BE SO PUSHY ABOUT SOME HEADSHOTS THAT I TOOK FOR FREE.!!!!

YOU SHOULD BE KISSIN ASHLEYS A** RIGHT NOW INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT SOME SIMPLE HEAD SH*TS<---(yes he said head sh*ts, great typing) INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT THOSE YOU SHOULD BE THINKIN "WHAT SHOULD I DO TO MAKE ASHLEY LIKE ME SO SHE CAN SHOW MY PHOTOS???) Now im furious becaus ethe only reason i kept askin is because HE TOLD ME TOOO!!!!!

so i politely tell him that was highly disrespectful & that i dont need to kiss anyones a** to make my dream a reality. & that no further association is needed. so he says best of luck. then 20 minutes later when i guess he was still pissed he text "YOU REALLY SHOUD BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU TEXT THE CEO OF THIS AGENCY!!!!" & i text back "YOU BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU TEXT THE MARINE WIFE OF THIS HOUSEHOLD.! Telling me to kiss a** isn't exactly a smart move.

Awesome professionalism though! As i said before, no further association is needed.  So i advise those of you who need this to beware, but nonetheless if u like to learn from your own mistakes as i did, take the 500 dollar risk. You really can do whatever you believe you can do. im just not the one to deal with this type of garbage from a low budget agency to make my dream a reality. had this been ford or something i would have never said anything to anyone but yes ma'am no ma'am but these people??? please.

Now comes the part where i temporarily step out of character & i dont care who disagree or dislikes it because no further response will be made so to those that beg to differ in response to this. Go ahead if it makes u feel better talkin to yourself but anyway. MODEL PRODUCTIONS, AMMS, MODEL SHOP ALL THE ABOVE & ESPECIALLY THE DELIGHTFUL MR DOUG WALBAUSSER......IF THER IS GONNA BE ANY A** KISSING, IT WONT BE ME! SO PUCKER YOUR LIPS!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/24/2012 07:51 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/MODEL-PRODUCTIONS/-Ft-Lauderdale-Florida-33304/MODEL-PRODUCTIONS-The-Model-shop-Amms-American-Mall-Model-Search-Doug-Waldbausser-tell-872938. 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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#1 Consumer Comment

American Mall Model Search//Model Productions

AUTHOR: CrashOveride - (United States of America)

Adrienne,

I really feel bad that you had to go through what you did. Many people fall into the trap of Agencies and their policies. I'm saying this because a lot of people don't do their research on Talent Agencies. Everyone should know that, if someone ask you for money upfront, a red flag should go up. I have a 17 year old son that is with a real Agency. I did not  have to pay one cent. Here's the reason why. An agent knows that when a client is booked for a film,commercial ect they are going to get their money back. As far as pictures, I had some done on my own because I wanted him to have a lot of outfits and looks. That was my doing. The Agent still took pictures and I paid nothing, and his portfolio had a combination of both pictures. Here's where it gets tricky. If you pay money to any agency, and you get to keep photos,CD,s anything tangible, then they are off the hook as far a being a scam. They are flying under the radar which makes it hard to report them the the BBB. I've seen in malls where this company has a box and people put their name in it. My son had a friend that was in many commercials,a sitcom, and a feature film. I was curious when I went to the show only to find out that they use his name claiming they discovered this young man. They did not discover him. My advice to aspiring actors is to do your homework. Check with Screen Actors Guild online. They can give you legitimate Agents. If anyone tells you, you have to pay them upfront, then leave immediately. It's pointless to go back and forth in arguing, because in the end they have your money. I'm so sorry you had such a terrible experience, and no you don't have to kiss anyone's A**. They will have to answer in the end for all of this. Believe me They're reaping season is just around  the corner. Keep your head up and to everyone find a real Agent. Don't let them win. Keep pushing you'll make it, and I guarantee they will end up trying to contact you so they can tell others they discovered you. The best revenge is success. I wish you all the best. Oh FYI  A real CEO would never send text messages to clients. That's a punk move, and it reeks of someone that is a immature & has no class. That's just a title, and it shows he has no power to make anything happen. He's important in his own mind. From what I read, he is a Fake.
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#2 Author of original report

a Great Agency

AUTHOR: Adriane Pointer - (United States of America)

I have to say this agency has done everything expected plus more.   I love to model and act and have had some great castings come from signing with their agency.  I recommend this agency to anyone either new or experienced. 

This Agency did what they said, " Found Me Castings"

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