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Complaint Review: iPOP-international presentation of performers

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  • Submitted: Sun, December 04, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, June 26, 2012

  • Reported By: Leckme — Kingfisher Oklahoma United States of America
iPOP-international presentation of performers
101 Convention Center Drive,suite 700 Las Vegas, Nevada United States of America

iPOP-international presentation of performers Joseph Beauchamp Models don't pay to have representation or training when you have the "Look" they want Las Vegas , Nevada

*Author of original report: Futuresupermodel01

*Consumer Suggestion: HuH??

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     First let me say that I am not a parent whose child did not get chosen. Quite the contrary! The scouts flipped when they saw my daughter and her portfolio. They could not believe such a young girl could be so talented! I was told by Zach that she was a top contender in the whole convention,and they could not wait to get her signed. So when we went back for a second audition I brought what my agent told me. Yes, you guessed it, she is already a model for a international modeling agency. She has a professional photographer who does all her portfolio images. All of which iPOP just LOVED! Then I handed them her composite card which has all her information and address of our agent. Sort of like a little resume for models. Anyway, in the industry we use these when we go in for interviews for jobs. The whole time they are looking our scout goes to get his superior to see if we can wheal and deal. I at the beginning, of this meeting questioned why we would need to pay money for a child who is obviously already a professional to "Showcase" her ,and he shocked me by saying he thought maybe she would like to help the "other" girls learn her talent. So let me get this straight...I'm going to PAY you for my daughter to train YOUR clients? Since quite obviously they are not yet modeling... So what in the world could this have possibly done for my daughter? Oh don't get me wrong, she would love to help any little girl with her modeling,but seriously? Really what surprised me the most was all the deals we were going to get like for example they offered us to only pay $1,755.00 for 10 showcase rehearsals instead of 5. So I'm starting to think this is not a reputable modeling company because the entire time my daughter has been modeling, we have paid her photographer for her comp cards only. Not one dime has been paid to our agent. And thank goodness years ago, we took a training course in rip off scams--of course provided at no cost by our agent. So how did this fiasco end? Basically the same as any other shoot. We left knowing we have a beautiful talented daughter. Plus she LOVED getting more compliments--good for her confidence.                

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/04/2011 01:46 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/iPOP-international-presentation-of-performers/Las-Vegas-Nevada-89109/iPOP-international-presentation-of-performers-Joseph-Beauchamp-Models-dont-pay-to-have-re-804865. 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 Author of original report

Futuresupermodel01

AUTHOR: Leckme - (United States of America)

Actually the ONLY reason we even tried this IPoP audition was because my daughter's aunt thought it would be fun for her. They advertised using Disney. I'm all about trying different things. My daughter doesn't play basketball or softball or any other sport. She enjoys the arts like ballet. Photographers across our state are constantly using her for their advertising because she loves it!
If my kids like to do something I highly encourage them. When she got chosen they gave us the paperwork to take home. The agent involved knew right away she was already a model because we told him so, and remember they also got to look at her comp card the next day. Anyway, when we got home our agent wanted to know how it went and her aunt sent flowers to congratulate her. After speaking to our agent and telling her how much they loved her ,she advised us not to take our checkbook because they were looking to be paid. She had never heard of them and she's been in the business almost thirty years and works internationally. I'm not certain why anyone would lie about being a model because "Who cares if some unknown person doesn't know if she is or not. This message was to all the people who think they need to pay money to get their daughter involved. Basically,if your child has the "look" your agent wants and they make money from commercials ,print,or runway then they will have work available. When we did go back to the second audition I was ready for them. Told them what I thought..went out to the rest of the group and exposed IPop for the cheaters and liars they are...then happily handed out our agent's cell phone number and address. You see there are people in this world who just want to help other people. No gain for us except my daughter was told again how beautiful and talented she was. Of course this was mainly addressed to the people who really don't know the biz yet.
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HuH??

AUTHOR: KemChi - (United States of America)

Anyone who knows anything about the entertainment industry knows that you Do not pay out of pocket for representation, and once you have an agent, talent manager, or model manager, you do not pay out of pocket for head shots or any other photo work done.

If your child already was signed to an agency, and already has representation, what in the world were you doing at iPOP??  I don't doubt that this iPOP deal is a scam, but, I have some doubts about the nice little spin you put on your daughters career.
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