- Report: #512511
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Complaint Review: Mode Elle Model Management
Mode Elle Model Management291 Front Street Belleville, Ontario United States of America
Mode Elle Model Management - Audra Anderson - Owner/Agent Fraudulent modeling agency took advantage of me and my money Belleville, Ontario
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Response from Mode Elle: This is slander and is full of lies, false and inaccurate statements.
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Mode Elle Model Managment (www.mode-elle.ca) by Audra Anderson to be exact is a fraudulent Modeling and talent management company.
My daughter and I were recently visiting agencies and boy oh boy did we come to a surprize. at first she got are attention by locally advertizing that she is giving confidence courses. My daughter was very shy and I felt like this might be just the thing she needed. After having spent 800$ and having to do a minimum of certain workshops i had to pay for three photoshoots with decent photographers to get somewhat respectable photos, not even the quality I would have assumed to get after having browsed other agencies in toronto where the market realy exists is I discovered that I was getting Screwed Over!!!! The only type of gigs my daughter even got were one at the Appearing Onstage at the Cataraqui Town Centre.
I trusted this woman after her sweet talking us into her agency, but the expenses never stopped there was always a reason to spend spend spend.. first came the web fees and the trip to the convention at 2000$ a pop where she mentioned that only a select few would be chosen to go but everyone was going!!!! What a money making scam. Every photoshoot also cost me 500$ a pop. I never got a call for any gigs where anything beneficial would happen for us. It was all about spending with this woman. after doing a bit of research is when i found out how big of a scam she relay was.
I suggest models that want to make it, avoid this company. Clients that need models, look else wear 90% of the girls they represent arenot even elegible to be modleing, they are just chosen because Audra can make money off of them and they get lucky even if the make it to the model management division in the women section on her website most likely for 90% of these girls this will never happen.
I was doing a bit of reasearch and i found out how to tell if a modelign agency is a scam!!!!
Legitimate agencies make their money by taking a percentage from models and clients off the work they book. I'm surprised that people don't realize agencies make 40% of each booking.As a standard - many agencies take 20% from the model (commission) and another 20% from the client (agency fee). Meaning, if they book you for a full day for $1,000, they actually will bill the client $1,200. When the model gets her check, it will be for $800 and the agency's profit is $400. That is how an agency makes their money! Unfortunately almost half of the agencies existing don't work this way. That is a lot of opportunity for all of you to get taken. Like with Audra Anderson and Mode-elle management.
First and foremost, realize that agencies are a Monday-Friday, 9-5pm business. She only operates form noon until 8 pm.If you are contacted to attend an "Open Call" or "Talent Review" make sure it's between these hours. Be very suspicious if they ask you to come in later in the evening or a weekend. Legitimate agencies don't do weekends unless its for a photoshoot or with reasonable exceptions they came in to organize somehting and that was the only time you were available to meet them!
Also look around at the caliber of the folks attending, if you notice there are girls who don't even qualify and are making into the agency ask yourself some questions... Legit agencies don't want
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