PHAZE 2 AND PHAZE 3 = SCAM
As previously stated - they will bring you in for an interview and ask for pictures. I gave them one and they decided my child was so wonderful and was the first child they had seen all day that they want to sign. The attempted to sell me a packaged for $2300 and I ended up giving it to me for less. The photoshoot was a wonderful experience for my child, but after that - their were many things that started making my gut bubble, because I smelled a scam.
When we returned to the office to view the photos, the person who said my child was terrific, had the same shirt on. He also told me that my child had a job with Monica's clothing line called Heavenly Apparel - google it and there is no such thing. Just after he told me that I met with Laura - who said wonderful things about my child to sell me another package for the IMTA for $7K and required a deposit of $1K. Keeping in mind - I still do not have access to the website with photo shop pictures they said I would after 4 - 6 weeks after the shoot. 2 months and no mention from them, nor from me because I have taken my loss and will forward them to a classmate of mine who modeled in the UK and now in the states. I will market my child and register for workshops and classes on my own and save both my child and I the disappointment that a scam can cause. We will not allow it to detour us, but instead we have learned an expensive lesson and will do it the right way as we proceed. If it works out great, if not, that is okay to. But do not subject your family to the frustration of such sickness and save your money for the necessary training you can coordinate for your child.
Visit youtube, order books for Amazon or visit your library for how to market your child for this industry and find someone who is in the industry and doing well if not great. Network and talk to people who can give you guidance as we often times do not learn until it is at times too late.
I hope this helps.