My son won a paid photo shoot with Southpole through The Cute Kid as a winner in October 2011. So, we traveled to Southpole's office in NY for a fitting to prepare for the photo shoot. A week late we traveled overnight to NY for the photo shoot the next day. Photo shoot went GREAT they got good pictures of my son which were to be used on their website. Guess what - that NEVER happened!
I reached out to Ryan Prescott to discuss payment and was told. wait let me quote him "Sorry for the delayed response, unfortunately as fast as the modeling industry moves, they are equally slow to pay. Not to mention Soutpole has been going through some restructuring which has probably delayed the process". I sent them a reminder and they assured me that they have not forgotten about the payment owed. I will continue to follow up and keep you posted." GUESS WHAT AGAIN. THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. After another email to Mr. Prescott and phone calls my son was still not paid.
The company Mr. Prescott works or worked for is The Mee Group and his title was the VP of Marketing & Communications. I found their address, but not sure if they are still in business. I even filed a complain with the better business bureau which got closed because The Mee Grooup never responded.
So, back to The Cute Kid. I was searching to see who I could contact and lo and behold guess whose name and picture I see under the Casting Team. MR. PRESCOTT. So I posted a testimonial early the week of 1/7/2013 asking that Melissa Kay the Promotions and Specials Projects Manager contact to discuss my issue and GUESS WHAT----------NOTHING.
SO AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED THIS IS A SCAM AND I WILL STOPPING MY MONTHLY PAYMENTS TO THE CUTE KID AND ALSO REACHING OUT TO EVERYONE I REFERED TO THIS SITE TO CANCEL AS WELL. BUT THIS DOES NOT NEGATE THE JUSTICE I WANT RECTIFIED IN MY SONS CASE!