• Report: #812199

Complaint Review: eitotalproductions modeling

  • Submitted: Wed, December 21, 2011
  • Updated: Wed, December 21, 2011

  • Reported By: anonymous — santa rosa California United States of America
eitotalproductions modeling
san francisco, California United States of America

eitotalproductions modeling alan brenner extremely perverted and fake photographer posing as a modeling manager promising girls money san francisco, California

*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: So, did you forget why Alan threw you out of the studio?

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: This report is distasteful and very untrue

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I am writing this report as a warning to all girls trying to pursue a modeling career! Do NOT fall for this creep no matter what he promises you. His name is Alan Brenner and he poses as a modeling agent/manager. The offers sound great at the time but once you get to his studio everything changes.

The first time i went to his "studio" i was 15 and he made me undress fully. He told me it was so that he could get my exact measurements (and yes that involved touching me with the measuring band) and to see my proportions. I let him do this because i was very naive and thought that all models had to do this their first time.

I was dumb to go back but he kept reassuring me that he was some big manager and that i would get paid very well. However, the whole time we were shooting he tried to get me to do provocative poses which i refused and he also told me that i didn't need a room to change in and to just change in front of him. He also refused to let me wear a bra under my outfits. As a victim of sexual abuse as a child i can honestly say that this guy made me feel like i was being molested all over again with the way he touched me for my "measurements", the way he stared, the things he said, etc.

All he could say was, "wow i cannot wait until your 18 so that you can start posing nude and in lingerie and you won't be needing to bring your mother". Also, for the few months i worked with him he moved studios twice and told me that he switched studios a lot, which sounds pretty suspicious to me! His studios are creepy, freezing, and not one person is in sight. And to top it all of, i only got paid twice and it was only 20 dollars for 3 hours. That doesn't even cover gas just to travel to his studio and back. I wasted tons of money and time on this pervert who got me absolutely nowhere!

Please girls do not fall for this scam like i did! This guy needs to be locked up!

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#1 UPDATE Employee ..inside information

So, did you forget why Alan threw you out of the studio?

AUTHOR: Tara - ()

I know who you are.  I was up from L.A. when Alan threw you out.  I think you're cracked out or something to blame this on him?

Did you forget, you have a stage mom?  Did you forget, you were sixteen and she was trying to get photographers in the studio to shoot you in lingerie, but Alan wouldn't let you?  Did you forget that I was in the dressing room with you when you were standing there nude, your mom threw open the curtain and invited a photographer in to talk with her while you were naked?  Did you forget that Alan saw it, made you leave and told you never to come back?

This post is about revenge because Alan made you leave.   Dude, grow up.

To all of you girls that are posting, grow up!  I think you are all jealous because Alan is successful and you are not.   If you want to attack someone find a guy we don't all love!  There is a reason he is successful and part of it is that he takes such good care of us all!

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

This report is distasteful and very untrue

AUTHOR: Alan - ()

I have known about this complaint for some time and have just chosen to ignore it.  I find it so offensive and outrageous, that I have doubted that anybody would give it much credence.  To suggest that I am a fake photographer is simply absurd.  The company is too large and well known for that.

My view has been that anybody who would read it would see through it very quickly.  As an example, it is obvious that nothing inappropriate has ever happened.  You know that by reading the complaint.  She comments that I told her that her mother would no longer have to come with her after she turned eighteen.  That is absolutely correct.  The point is that she was under eighteen.  Her mother was present at every photo shoot.   No matter how badly she wanted to shoot without her, I would not permit it.  All of these shoots were supervised by a parent.

The same is true about the comment about lingerie and implied nudity.  It is absolutely true that I told her that she could do lingerie and implied nudity after she turned eighteen.  It is because, no matter how badly she wanted to do these things when she was younger, I wasnt going to permit it.

I read a prophetic comment by a Model Mayhem moderator in a thread just the other day.  She said:  This is why any time I see any bold warnings like this, especially from people I do not know well, I tend to take them with a huge chunk of rock salt.  Young women seem to really enjoy drama and the feeling that they can save someone by ruining someone else.

So what is this complaint all about?  It is the same as every complaint.  It is about unrealistic expectations.  This girl came to me at age fifteen.  She is only 52 tall.  Her mother had enrolled her in an expensive modeling school, spent a lot of money taking her to a convention and had her signed to a scam agency out of New York.   The stage mom was convinced her daughter could be the next Kate Moss, despite her height.

It is well known that I used to be a talent manager in LA before moving to the Bay.  To suggest otherwise would be nonsense.  Though I was a manager, I was not HER manager.  I allowed her to attend some of my teen fashion events and shot some pictures of her for her portfolio for free.

I did, however, give her advice, good advice.  If she really wanted to model, she should make it a hobby until she turned eighteen.   At that point, if she was still serious, she should look at promotional modeling since it didn't rely upon height.  If she wanted to do print, her best options were swimwear, which is also not height dependent and perhaps some lingerie catalog modeling.  She might also find a little work through some of the Internet modeling sites, but I warned her to stay clear of the nudes.  I told her there were also some small runway events, with young designers that might work with her, although much was unpaid. 

If you read between the lines, you know what this is all about.  I am a professional photographer and run photography events and workshops.  I am not a wizard that can make her a famous, 52 tall model.  She stayed with me for almost two years.  This complaint was posted more than a year after we stopped working together.  She left because she found a manager (or should I say sluggo) that said he could do what I told her I could not.  Today, I see her portfolio posted on dubious sites like starnow.com.  She brags about having a manager and still thinks fame is just around the corner.

To those models that read this and are concerned, I suggest that you do your homework.  There are hundreds of positive reviews and comments about me on the Internet from models who arent afraid to post their name.  To me, posting anonymous complaints is cowardly, because if you tell people who you are, the facts will always come out.

If this post scares you away, then working with us is probably not the right thing.  If you are professional, and do your research, you are welcome to join us.  There is always room for more good models.  If you have any concerns, just ask.  There is nothing to hide.
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