Evendale >Employment Agencies > N V Models & Talent
10680 McSwain Dr, Cincinnati, OH | Directions 4524139.262513 -84.415807
Monday thru Thursday 9:00 Am to 9:00 Pm
Friday 10:00 Am to 6:00 Pm
Saturday 9:00 Am to 6:00 Pm
Some of these reviews are too much. I took classes at New View after I was convinced that I could be a model. Lol who am I kidding, I am a model. I receive photo shoot offers monthly.... No thanks to this agency. I paid $1500 to this agency for nothing. Lesson learned. I went through 18 weeks of classes. It took me some time to finish these said classes because I am a full time college student juggling 2 full time jobs but, I finished the classes. At the end of the classes you have to go through an interview with Chester, the owner. Chester decides if you get the contract lol the wanna be contract! The interview was not even 1 on 1. I was in a room with 3 other girls. I was horrible during my interview. Needless to say every girl in the interview was offered a contract. Reading the contract was fun, it basically stated that you are not promised work, if you were offered work then you had to give them 20% of your compensation. If you receive any work at all then they had to dig into your Money first....as if 1500 for classes were not enough. Not to mention they also charge you for your comp card. They also do not mention that you have a month to sign the contract.... Lol they limit the your time to sign the contract. If you don't sign the contract in time then you are not allowed to have another chance to sign one and you just paid $1500 for nothing. This place is a waste of your time. Unless you are 6 ft and 100 pounds, don't believe anything they say to you. They find the most gullible people and people with low self esteem to attack and convince.
I am the mother of a 20 year old who has been represented by New View for 13 years. As you can image, modeling agencies are always subject to the 'scam' and "they didn't do anything for me" complaints.
We have been treated with respect and honesty from they day we walked in the door with our 7 year old.
As you can imagine, we were skeptical with a young girl in an industry like modeling, and we visited many agencies and thought long and hard about things prior to signing up. Yes, we paid money. Tell me any thing you do with your child these days that you don't. Dance lessons, baseball camps, violin, tennis, soccer, you name it and parents will shell out any amount of money for their kids to learn, have new experiences and improve at something they enjoy. But that doesn't mean your child will dance the lead in the nutcracker, pitch in the world series or play in Carnagie Hall. Yet for some reason the modeling industry is expected to make every kid an overnight superstar, and every teen into the next Tyra Banks.
The training at New View was a positive experience for her, trained her for the industry, and taught her lessons in communications and confidence she has continued to use throughout her high school and college years. We were always informed about auditions that were APPROPRIATE for her (unlike agencies who will send EVERYONE to a casting that they don't fit the requirements for.)
Every client they sent us to was reputable, and as she got older we had opportunities to meet with top agencies from NYC and MIAMI who came to meet New View models each season. We have understood from the beginning that modeling was a job, and not a place for us to look for someone to stroke our ego. This industry expect professionalism in it's models too and if you aren't willing to put IN the work and dedication, you probably won't get anything OUT of it either.
New View is a reputable agency with an extensive client list in the midwest. I am happy we made the decision to sign with them years ago and can assume that, although we all have different opinions, some of the negative comments may need to be taken with a grain of salt from those who didn't succeed.
New View is the most unprofessional "modeling" agency with the rudest staff imaginable. I signed up and started paying for classes, I am a nurse and they said they would work with my busy schedule.....lie... so I only got to do two (unimpressive to say the least) classes before i found out a have a serious medical condition and need to have a surgery that I wont be walking for some time after. I went to new view very kindly asked them if I could get out of the contract and that I didnt want any money back but wanted to cease the contract from here forward seeing as I obviously will not be able to attend classes or be able to walk runway ever. The accountant Brandon was so rude and told me there was NO WAY under any circumstance they would ever do that even if someone was dying. He used the analogy If someone was dying would credit card bills stop? Then when I threatened to do some publicizing of their antics his attitude changed and he decided to tell me if I could get a letter written by my doctor they would consider. So I did and he told me the condition wasnt bad enough for their liking. This agency is ALL about the money and is a TOTAL scam!!! Do not fall for it!
We spent at least $750 on classes. My daughter had a photo shot and comp cards. She never got any work. Ever. it was a total waste of money as she only had one audition in the year or two she was there. They missed a gem because she is 11 yo, 5'3.5" and has moved on to another agency without all the cost. She will model and do commercials and we are excited. I was very disappointed in the time we spent and there was no return. I would not recommend them at all.
N V is a wonderful modeling agency! They've been in business for over 30 years and have relationships with agents in all the major modeling and acting markets. Their models currently work for major brands, including Olay, Macy's, Saks, Biore, John Frieda, The Gap, GQ and many others!
They're always encouraging their models to work hard for what they want, and yes, sometimes that does require taking classes. Why wouldn't you take a class to help you better yourself for your future career? It's no different than preparing for anything else. They truly care about your well-being, as well as helping you develop into the best person you can be! In addition to teaching you modeling and acting skills, you can learn a lot about yourself through their services. Everyone at New View is wonderful to work with and is always willing to go out of their way to help!
Don't believe the other reviews - N V is the best agency in the area and you won't be disappointed!
They use deceptive business practices. They are the most unprofessional "agency", & claim very loudly to be reputable, experienced, etc.They give off negative vibes & will treat certain people like lepers if they feel that you can't do anything for them. I was approached by a "talent scout". It went downhill from there. A sugary receptionist called to follow-up, who seemed to be very nice. A few days later, I got a phone call from someone there asking me semi-personal questions in an hostile manner, which I thought was very odd. I couldn't continue in this. To make matters worse, the following months later, I kept receiving phone calls claiming that I should have called them back or some crap. I'm just saying it like it is: they are not who they claim to be. Don't fall for it! FRAUD.
After being in modeling when I was younger. I am blessed to know about the pros and cons of the business. I happen to know first hand New View is a wonderful agency. They care about there clients. There isn't an agency out there that doesn't want you to invest in your talent. Every agency I have personally been too, or worked with had required classes and workshops. New View is by far one of the most reasonable by money wise. I know for a fact that they do work with bigger agencies such as Ford and Wilhelmina. How do I know this stuff I know models that work for some of these other companies and they praise N V Models. That's why when I had choice I had my daughter interviewed by N V and she is currently in classes. They are very professional and kind. I interviewed with over twenty agencies ten of who was interested in signing her and still chose N V. N V like any other agency does not take everyone on as a client like any other agency they have to make sure you have a talent. But to say they are wrong for charging for there classed, or that they are unprofessional is wrong and a defamation of character. Because every agency has you do this there are no free rides.
I looked absolutely unkempt and unfashionable, but this girl named "Bridget" acted like I was the gem of Cincinnati. She was overly nice and wanted to shove me in without even asking for a portfolio.
As well as knowing a fellow model from NV PERSONALLY, I can conclude that most people in this agency are completely unprofessional. And if you don't meet their "completely pristine standards," they'll charge you thousands for classes that should have been free to promising models.
You can see the manager's confrontational attitude towards negative ratings, and she doesn't deserve her position. Why would the MANAGER snap at people, like some ghetto girl who never learned proper manners? There is no hope for Kimberly, or this company.
Excuse me? – Please forgive me ,but have you ever stepped a foot inside the building? New View is absolutly AMAZING, and I have to put that in capital letters for many reasons. I for one have been under their training since last december, and I absolutly love it. I have concurred so confidence problems, and learned so much since I've taken my first step in. I've never felt better about myself till now and is a very uplifting and goal oriented experiance.The staff are very welcoming and really want to help people get to their full potencial. So before you do a quote on quote write a "review", please present your evidence and don't go by what people say because that doesn't show that you actually met them or seen the stuff they do.My philosophy is this.... Go look for yourself and see. And you should seriously do so because then you might change your mind. Thank you Kimberly and Chester for making a company that have values, treats people right, and are willing to walk with you so you can be all that you can be. You guys have but nothing short of a blessing to my life.
Dear Awful, Terrible Etc. – Where do I begin? So sorry you "heard from many people" that New View is a scam. I would like to direct you to our website to see the abundant example of just some of the agency work our models and actors have done. New View has a reputation for polite, qualified professional models and actors. Our 300+ clients and 3 decades in business say it all. New View models and actors work for local and major National clients in the Cincinnati market and is mother agent to 22 models working around the World. I invite you to visit my office, look me in the eye and say to my face what you cowardly typed here. Kimberly Pridemore, New View Director
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