- Report: #1166590
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Complaint Review: Talent Development
Talent Development2021 San Mateo Blvd Ne Albuquerque, NM, 87110 Albuquerque , New Mexico USA
Talent Development Talent Development USA Scam, costs thousands, empty promises, crushed kids Albuquerque New Mexico
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Scam!! Family heard talent Development (TD) ad on the radio. If your kids always wanted to be on Disney Channel, nickelodeon, TV, Modeling, Films we have agents from NY and LA casting for your kids chance to be a star. The kids jump on that. We called and the had an opening. We met with the casting agent. They said I noticed your kids right a way. There are only 15 slots out of 100 kids. They wanted the kids to do a cold read, dance, and sing. Then came the bottom line it will cost $10,000 per kid. OMG!!!
TD promised the kids to meet with LA agents to cast them in TV and film roles. They will need classes, headshots, resumes, ect. Well you have to pay for the trip, lodging, food, etc. that is not provided in the upfront payment. The classes are run by 19 year old who have no professional experience as a hollywood actor, the teaching and advice is awful, the head shots a 3 year old could do, and communication is nill.
The Hollywood experience: after thousands to get to LA, food and lodging, the took some classes, met with so called agents and managers that aren't legit. There is no on camera experience, and no feedback from the agents and managers. TD explained if you didn't get a callback that it doesn't always happen right away. Sometimes 6 months to a year you will get a call back. We did get callbacks. We didn't find that out until a week or two after getting home. These agents and managers wanted to meet with us before we left.
Now after contacting the managers and agents for the callbacks they treat you like the plaque! They don't want to meet with you. They don't communicate. TD promised when you headed back to LA that they would set you up with other agent/managers. TD wouldn't communicate now!! My husband and I left many emails and phone calls and nothing. We had to go to LA and drum up our own representation.
Do Not fall for this SCAM!!!! Never pay anything!!! Legit agents and managers don't get paid upfront, they get paid when you get paid!!!
Dont let them take advantage of you and your kids!!!
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