i have been acting for a wile now and know that they do not state themselves as an agent. so percentages are not somthing that applies to this. for instance i spoke to a casting director in the industrey who i met through a course she said "i will not take any one on or look at them if they are not on at2 or show cast" which is basically the same thing as hollywoodauditions you have to still pay a fee. its ok to be worried i am to they sent me a message as well. but we will have to see ill take the risk and keep you updated.
One of your dreams should be a taking a course in the proper use of spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax within the English language.
It is not a rip off. I am a member of the website.
If they ask you for money : Scam.
if they are going to pay for your expenses and work with you with no fees upfront: they are not scam.
so this clear it up. I don't trust the scam people.
I got a call and the guy's name was Jeff Carson. I don't know what to believe. I looked on BBB and they got an F. He sounded nice and professional but then again all scammers do. I'm confused. I guess if you're not sure then you probably shouldn't do it. Holly
NOW, I AM HERE TO SAY SOMETHING THAT HAS NEEDED TO BE SAID FOR YEARS NOW!(Some of you will get mad, some of you will keep your same mindset and keep on blogging, but some of you will feel hope that you do have a way to achieve your dreams, and that is all I am going for!)
Misery truly does love company! The ones screaming SCAMMER!!!!!!! (That term is so loosely used in such a high volume industry that people want to be in and does no good for future inquiring entertainers because it is misleading and completely negative and just discourages people from taking chances and pursuing what they are interested in)
There is no negative energy here! Negative energy can't survive around positive energy, try putting a negative and positive together. It doesn't work. It's physics! Bring light into a dark room and the dark disappears! That is why this first post of a happy client has been here for three almost four months without one reply, so I will be the second one and let's keep this positive energy going. Knowledge truly is power. The wrong knowledge is very detrimental however.
The word "SCAM OR FRAUD" should not be used without proof and ninety nine percent of the time there is none! These guys are just a bunch of bloggers that are looking to be discovered over night and not put any work in to achieving what they want out of life. You www.HollywoodAuditions.com potential clients in truth are the SCAMMERS!!!! You are wasting talent reps' valuable time and taking that time away from more serious inquirers that are willing to invest their time and financials into a great program that you need!!!!
I am going to make a few points and then leave it alone, because it is not worth it and quite frankly, this is negative energy and I only deal in positivity! The people advocating for Hollywoodauditions that all you say must be "employees and bla bla bla are probably people who disagreed with you guys whining and talking about things you obviously have no clue about, because you have never tried the program! I know you cannot convince somebody of anything if they have already made their mind up. I have been in entertainment for over ten years, but most importantly I have been living for twenty eight years and understand the way things are done and the proper common sense steps you have to take to get them done..
HERE WE GO:
GETTING AN AGENT:
-ALL of you who are blogging and talking about things you obviously so clearly have no idea about want an agent from the very first time you realize you want to be an actor, model, singer, or dancer. And you believe that "you deserve a job in the entertainment industry because you are good looking or have some talent"
All of that is good, but millions of people are good looking and have a lot of talent, but if it is not marketed properly and placed in front of the right people, you will never get anywhere! Can you get a good job without experience? NO! Nobody in this business knows who you are! You have to get yourself out there, pay the small reasonable fee for a website like www.hollywoodauditions.com and use the program!!!!!! LISTEN! Get motivated take the steps and get out and do it! Look at it like you bought a gym membership. After you do that you go use the weights right? Your talent rep is their to help you (if you are helping yourself). Your talent rep is on your side and so is web support. utilize that.
-An agent or manager strictly works off of commission, which means he/she only gets paid if their clients do! How is an agent going to get paid for their time with a 10 year old boy named Johnny who only has a couple school plays on his resume? It is not the agent who decides who gets work, it's the studios and casting directors! If you were budgeting a multi-million dollar movie, would you let Johnny have the main role or any speaking role in the movie? I hope not! You wouldn't have a job for too much longer!
So, agents only sign clients with an extensive resume. Wouldn't you? A talent rep signs you up for a service and takes no commission from you so if you are making $4,500.00 a day on a movie set that you acquired from our database, you keep one hundred percent of it! It would be illegal for us to take commission from our clients! We are not licensed agents and never claim to be agents or managers. Do your research!
--To get an agent you need auditions to build up your resume which web support does for you free for three years. Do you know how much web service fees are? each link, updates? maintenance? Go contact a website developer and ask them their price and then you'll start calling them a scam!
Learn how the world works people! We live in a monetary world! From gold to legal tender. It has always been that way and always will be. NOBODY IS GOING TO DO ANYTHING FOR YOU FOR FREE! www.hollywoodauditions.com is a website service with access to nationwide auditions to give you the jump start you need to contact casting directors to "contact them" by phone or email directly to work with them to attach roles to your resume under "Experience" That is the key!
Build up your experience and more people will be willing to work with you, so get passed the "beginners stage" (We all know what that is, if you don't just google "Hollywoodauditions scam or "scam" anything, try Disney, lol and read the messages of the bloggers, those are the ones that haven't taken the first step of their careers yet and are waiting for somebody to do it for them. So get passed the "beginners stage" and then you will see more and more opportunities open up for you! That is the magic! You have it! Hard work, effort, dedication, and consistency!
www.hollywoodauditions.com is there to give beginners that opportunity to get their careers started and give them a 3 year membership to a database full of auditions for movies, tv shows, commercials, and film, magazines, and catalogues that updates every single week! Auditions are not free! The reason is they are professional people and are working on serious projects and only want SERIOUS PEOPLE! They are not public access, because they are intended only for serious aspiring entertainers. they don't want every dick and jane showing up with lawn chairs to see Denzel Washington or Joe Pesci for their weekend fun. lol Seriously though. This is a business!
www.hollywoodauditions.com is a website advertising current entertainers pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. We own a hundred different websites attracting serious people who are interested in doing that and parents that are supportive if it is concerning a minor. We own all those websites and they all land under "entertainment" So for those of you saying you never contacted us and all that, you emailed us from one of those websites. That is the only way we recieve your phone number, email, address, etc.. You enter it into our website in an email! The main website where all the clients portfolios and auditions database is located and the one that gets over five million visitors every month is www.hollywoodauditions.com.
You try starting up a website that generates that kind of traffic over time and keeps building and make every single person happy. We work with aspiring entertainers nationwide, also in Canada and Puerto Rico, and have auditions in all of those places regularly. If you ran a website like that you would do it for free? Tell the truth now! lol Working with beginner entertainers is not easy trust me, and definitely doesn't help with all of these bs bloggers everywhere miseducating people looking to get into the business. That is for sure!
There is no free program for fresh brand new beginner entertainers! Could you imagine such a company with all of these lazy bloggers not going to auditions and all the talent reps starving and dying, because there clients are not going to auditions to land roles for their careers? Sounds like a Wes Craven film. ehwwwuu.. Things are designed the way they are in large industries for a reason, to weed out the serious from the NOT SERIOUS! It works! I am glad none of you bloggers are my clients, there wouldn't be enough ibuprofine in the world! lol
-----Now on to the wonderful company known as the "BBB" (that all of you regard as your bible it seems!) No wonder they make a lot of money, they scam the people thinking they are being scammed Ha Ha, You gotta give it up to them. I should go work for them. Cha Ching! lol I'm going to stop right there and just give you this.
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/business-bureau ... 43#.T7KlCFJnNkg
Oh No! Now you are going to think ABC News is a scam and start blogging about them. Oh boy. I am damaging some heads lol. Some think the BBB possibly originated from "Al Capone" himself, look it up. It was a teamsters project. Sounds like a mafia tactic to me, In my best "Don Corleone voice" "You pay me some money and I will tell people you are a good business" Do your own research and your own intrepretation. I'm not trying to convince anyone of anything, just posting facts, which none of you bloggers have done in the years you have been blogging, because you have none, because it doesn't EXIST!
---As far as the guy claiming the company is a drug front! Get a life dude! Your just another upset employee that could not hack it and had to go elsewhere to provide for your family and yourself. Nothing wrong with that, but there is something wrong with your false inflammatory accusations. You are right about one thing though; Someone could END UP IN JAIL! You! for Defamation of character and slander! Identify yourself and maybe we'll pursue that so you can post your story in the appropriate setting, in a court room, not in a public forum of people just like you that can just bounce negative energy off of one another!
MESSAGE TO INQUIRING POTENTIAL CLIENTS AND PARENTS OF INQUIRING CHILDREN
Do something positive with things you learn in life, don't just create more bad of bad and for once in your lives take some responsibility for yourselves. Parents, that means you too! Regulate what your kids do online, there are programs for that or just check the history. If you don't want your kid to be a part of the program, then just say so! It doesn't matter what the reason is. We're not forcing anything down yours or your kids throat.
It is an opportunity to finally do what you or your child is interested in doing and you are getting direction from people in the business that know what they are doing and what they are talking about! Don't say "we will call you back or we need to do research then we'll call you back with billing info, etc none of that" If you sign up for a service use it! if you have a bill for the service pay it. Can you make excuses if you don't have your rent money? Don't blame us because something came up in your life and then blog that we didn't give you your money back for a service we gave you and time we put into you or your kids. That's not right and you wouldn't like it if somebody did that to you.
You photographers blogging too is rediculous, because we can generate 600 people in your backyard monthly that need headshots for their portfolios. Just ask people who are beginners in the entertainment industry. Out of 200 emails of people who emailed us in your area, you can't get at least 20 people to invite into your studio to get their pictures done? Head shots are two to three hundred a pop. Do you have any idea how many people I talk to every day that DO NOT have professional pictures or how many emails I get that ask where can they get pictures taken? Abismo! So just like the inquiring entertainers take the chance and work the leads. We work in the same industry, we should work together!
WWW.HOLLYWOODAUDITIONS.COM is more then just this one department. We have been around for 15 years in the same building. Have over 250,000 clients to date and have only 40 complaints, sounds good to me. As I said we own several websites, over 100, also do media advertising for similar businesses in the entertainment industry. We also produce movies and have a management company that manages A list entertainers, professional actors, spokes models, movie directors, etc. We are attached to moves going back over a decade like; http://www.harveylowry.com/ Are we still a scam or are you bloggers a scam? I quote a monologue from "A few good men" Can you handle the truth? because there it is once and for all told!
You guys just starting your careers should set a goal to get to the level of management, which is getting your resume built up and getting passed the "beginners stage" Why would you not wanna go with a company that has such advancement opportunites? www.Exploretalent.com or www.onesourcetalent.com doesn't have that and they charge way more and provide less!!
Now for those of who are serious and don't know the way to get into the industry and are willing to start taking responsibilities for their own careers and put the hard work and effort in and want to get to the level that is the peak of our company, I will not promise I will make your dreams come true and you will land a Nickelodeon or Disney audition in one day. I will only promise you plenty of opportunities. What you choose to do with those or even recognize them when they come your way is all on you. email me at CBanks128@gmail.com if you are serious and are ready to get started!
International Talent Network Online
20501 Ventura Blvd., Suite 380
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Toll Free: (800) 910-9168 Ext: 713
Office: (818) 251-9603 Ext: 713
Fax Line: (818) 831-9524
Sounds like she has a grip, right where it hurts scammers the most....
Perhaps you're feeling a little discomfort from it ?
Note: We have detected and removed lots of FAKE positive comments from this thread. The poster pretended to be several different people who loves this company. They also posted fake positive comments about 818-294-7386 and 818-227-6703.
Bob Fowler sounds like an agent s**t LOL look if you want an AGENT this isn't the place. they help you find your own auditions and give you the inside take on where to look. That's pretty much it.
Oh and they take your money.
which may not be a BAD thing, if you know how to use what they give you to get yourself somewhere. But I wouldn't call back if your looking for representation. Go find somewhere else.
Here's the bottom line...I used to work for them and yes, very shady things go on inside the walls of that establishment. In my time working there I realized that the whole company is a drug front. The President Mike Riley and supervisor Kurt Taylor are the ones in charge of it all (who are both always very loaded on the job). Countless times did i see strange characters walk into the office straight past the receptionist into mikes office get what they needed and as their walking out kurt says "he took care of you?" Anyways, why do you guys get mad at the employees or so called "talent reps"? When interviewed and hired we are all told, your going to make more money than any other job, your going to have an important position in the entertainment industry. Hello sign me up right? NO! your put in an office cubical with a p.o.s. phone number and given a script telling you exactly what to say. Once they have you set up at a desk Kurt says "stick to the script, it will get you the cards" (credit card numbers). as he goes back into his office and takes calls all day from people who want their money back. Look I needed to pay my bills I needed to provide for my family, all this stuff about company legitimacy started to unfold slowly (and then I quit). But what you people need to realize is that NOBODY, NOBODY, NOBODY who works there goes by their real name. Blast these people all you want online in these blogs but good luck finding them, its not their real name. and really all it is at the end of the day is blog chatter nothing is going to happen to them. See the reason they have been in bu business for ten or twelve years or whatever the hell is because of two things...1. all you guys do is blog about it on these scam and ripoff sites, DO SOMETHING MORE ABOUT IT AND SOMETHING MIGHT HAPPEN!! Nothing is going to happen to them because of one or a thousand scam reports. and they go on the scam blog reports anyways and write b***s*** testimonials backing up the company! 2. They are smarter than you, when you get a phone call from them they say very technical words that walk a gray line such as...were a talent marketing firm, we are your talent rep, membership, help you as much as i can. The people who are excited to give over their credit card number thinking there being promised overnight celebrity status this is what they heard...were a full service agency, we want to be your agent, we will make you a celebrity overnight!. get the picture???? once the no sleep stage high wears off on these people and they realize "oh s*** i just gave away nearly 400 bucks to people i don't know wait Ima call them back and get that money i made a boo boo. well they wont return my money cause its a "membership" boohoo ima write a scam report. sorry sweetie that's not getting your money back nor will it affect the company, they get a quarter million hits on their website a month, its on to the next "client" Do what you want with this you guys eat it up got plenty of more info just ask cant post big stuff though because people, WOULD GO TO JAIL and another thing as much as you hate the company, dont hate the employees , they get reated and are left in the dark just like the clients!!!
I believe them and I called them back and he anwserd the phone and we talk for about an 1hr so it true bob fowler is real it not a scam, if u want to act ot model call them back u will go ovrr ur talent and he will work with u.
I'm wondering tooif Hollywood auditions is a scam or real? I received a call from Rick.He told me about my portfolio and information about the agency. But I still don't know if I should believe if it real or not.I really don't want it to be a scam.
this dumb a** works for them.....
omg u are so dumb.........
You did the right thing... to bad there isnt an address to go serve these b*****ds....
Idk but these names are also wiered like Bob,larry,diff and many more
Omg really that's not right. Now I want to change my number it mite be a scam for all I know and it was online submission so yea??!!!!!
I also got a message from Bob because it was a strange number he left a message. And I thought it was true because he told me to call him back and his extension and he said if I'm serious to call back and I did he didn't answer twice. I don't know what to think but I wwant to do acting and modeling and I am serious!! When I was little I use to do modling by this thing called ACT and I was true. I tried again last Year nd I got accepted...
What did you to to succeed in this! all the steps you took! Please help me:( i just want to show pwoplw i can do it!
i got the same thing and idk what it was for so ike ya i agree with u
its not becuz if u go to hollywoodaudition.com its real i signed up for it also call ed me n a woman named jade called me !!!
Northern Los Angeles Area
Got a call asking about my daughter stated that they got word that she was interested in modeling and acting asked if she had any experience and advised she did not and asked my city and state and zip ode and asked if she had anyone else beside me that cares for er stated my husband did also and stated they wanted to call us back and speak with both of us together cause they want to e thorough and it would save some time so will call us back tonight at 10:30 to speak with both of us together! How should I know if it is legit??
Some guy named shawn prince just called me and asked to speak with my parents about me persuing my acting career. I want to make sure it's not a ripoff before I tell my parents about it.
"Little Birdy" huh? I doubt it. I searched at FashionModelDirectory.com and looked up Ali Stephens (supermodel) and turns out she's managed by Pulse Management and works for great companies like Elite and others. I did as you mentioned and checked with the BBB and pulse has an A+ rating. Please don't waste our time with your false information.
im actully doing this program for the past 3 weeks , it is NOT A SCAM ! im already booked for a small role in 2 sitcoms & ive been in 3 comercials . & i am making money ! therefore it is not a scam !! :)
I got a call from Taylor and he said to send in a headshot and that I would need to get my parents on board with it. He called me at 1-800-910-9168, and they seem pretty legit. I am going to ask for a website though.
Ok. I recieved a call from Damion Lewis with Hollywood Auditions today at the number 818 227 6704. He was professional and it was quiet(ish). With the number he gave me to call back is 800 910 9168 EXT: 174. I called and immediately i got the man who called me. He and I have an audition with him in two weeks. I believe this is a liable company. Im skeptical yes but i'm not an idiot. i know when im being played.
BBB LA rating
Contact: Victor Ramirez
Business Start Date: 1/1/1999
Company ID: 13158972
20501 Ventura Blvd Suite 150
Woodland Hills CA 91364
20501 Ventura Blvd, Suite 380
Woodland Hills CA 91364
5025 Ludgate Drive
Agoura Hills CA 91301
Company Rating F
Our opinion of what this rating means:
We strongly question the company?s reliability for reasons such as that they have failed to respond to complaints, their advertising is grossly misleading, they are not in compliance with the law?s licensing or registration requirements, their complaints contain especially serious allegations, or the company?s industry is known for its fraudulent business practices.
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Got a call today to our studio here in SF.
The w**kers (Jack) left a message and number claiming they got a need for 150 or so headshots a month (!!!) and want to build a long term relationship with us.
The auditions are in an old empty dilapitated factory building in east LA...