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11 Oval Dr Ste 108, Islandia, NY | Directions 1174940.802648 -73.189461
Neighborhoods: Long Island, Huntington Station
RIP OFF!!!!DO NOT GO THERE!!!DO NOT PAY THEM!!!!!!
I went there last Sunday 9/22/2013. When we opened the door they were like omg you child is beautiful !!! We will put him in magazines next week! One of the agents –Bill Davis (it’s probably not his real name) took us to his office and the guy gave my son some toys. Then he showed us single pages from magazines saying that his company placed these people there!!!!he was like look at this and that...your kid will make from $50-$250per hr. just sign the contract and we are all set....and right there I knew it’s a scam!!!i asked him if my child will need the entertainment work permit and he asked me what it was!!!!!Really???!!!! then I asked him how this company works and he said that we have to pay $1500 so they can take pictures and put them on their horrible website. I told him I will not pay it, then he said $1000...i said no, he said how about $750. i said no.... i told him i will take his business card and do research about the company and I will call him next week. he said “NO…. you are not ready to do this” then he turned to my son and asked him to return all the toys and asked us to leave!!!!! WAW!!really!!!when we left, I Google them and guess what- the first thing I saw was the RIP OFF REPORT!!!They do not even have their own domain; their email address is on Gmail!!!!Hopefully this will tell you something!!!
PLEASE DO NOT GO THERE!!!NO LEGITIMATE COMPANY WOULD ASK FOR MONEY!!!!!
When you want to break into the industry you need the right support and that support should be New York Talent!
Absolutely nothing but the best! The staff at New York Talent were unbelievably helpful.I finally have head shots I'm proud of. Such great photographers!Really professional! Beyond industry standards and so much more.
What a waste of my precious time. They told us on the day of booking appointment that we in no way will have to pay for anything and especially not pictures. But when we got there they kept telling me I so pretty that everyone is looking for my type of look. That we must take picture today. OHH but wait I must first give them a credit card for a comp card picture in the amount of $900. I told him that we have been warn about paying for pictures. That whenever they ask for picture money IT IS A SCAM. He got upset and push you gonna do this or not!!!!!!!!! Don't worry you could pay your credit card in installments. When he realized we were not giving up the money. He was nasty and rude. Mr. Mitchel were not all easy targets. I PRAY for those who have been scammed by you. And pray for you rude and evil greedy soul. Stay away from this place. SCAM ARTIST ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've been looking for a casting agency for a long time now. I first visited a company that wanted me to pay for photographs and that completely turned me off. Before going to the City Model & Talent office, I asked a representative there named "Amy/Coco" if I would have to pay any fees. She said no; I was relieved. When I got to the office, I was surprised to see how inviting and promoting it was. There were photoboards and magazine cut outs of "their" individuals on the walls. Their receptionist was on the phone with someone i assume to be their "client." She was telling them about an upcoming gig BUT it was a contest. I wondered to myself, If this is a casting agency, why would you be competing... Either way, I met with the director Jack Mitchell, Immediately he began telling me how beautiful I was and showing me success stories. He spent his time pointing out big names but luckily for me, I noticed the dates on them of 2006/2009. Then he pulled out a list of prices to show me for "photography" packages. There was one for $950 and he told me, he'd knock $200 off for me. The he started asking me for money/ credit card payment. I told him I didn't have any and he said "who's out there waiting for you, maybe they can pay it for you." Really? He told me I had to leave a deposit, and I told him I didn't have one. He said not even $20? He seemed so money hungry, I was just glad to get out of there.
Gave me my wishlist- Jack Rocks – City Model and Talent got me the exact placements that I wanted. I made a wishlist, and let them know what I was looking for. Next thing I know, I'm getting more casting calls than I can handle! I worked with Jack, who thankfully knew EXACTLY what he was doing.
Booked me for Fighting Leukemia with Fashion & other casting – Thanks to the amazing management at CMT. They make sure the handle everything professionally, and swiftly. They are very professional, and I am so excited that I still have the opportunity to work with them. They are constantly getting me casting calls.
I am walking within this years Fighting Leukemia with Fashion runway show for them in June for The Leukemia and Lymphoma society and couldn't be more excited :-D
The gave me the confidence I needed to land a commercial :-) – I am so happy I had the opportunity to work with City Model and Talent. They got me a great commercial contract. Jackie knows what she is doing! She prepped and coached me through my nerves and im SO greatful.
Vibe Magazine Booking Landed Almost immediately – CMT really helped my daughter and I out. She was looking at different companies on line, and after reading some strange reviews, she was reluctant, but wanted to see it for herself. And she was glad she did! They made sure I was very comfortable while they spoke with her. Afterward, my daughter came out a whole new person! she didn't want to speak with any other company. CMT was the one. The best part was that they booked her right away for Vibe Magazine
Glad I followed my instincts- Great Agency-Hard working – Other companies I visited kind of made me uncomfortable, so when my last stop was City Model and Talent, I was already drained! But I'm so glad that I didn't bail!! They were really nice and went out of their way to make sure I knew what I was doing. I truly learned a lot from them! They helped market and cast me right away.
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