If your dream is to be a model or actor, be wary of businesses that promise they can help you pursue that dream -- but for a price. Doug Magditch of Nightcap News, CW33-TV, Dallas - Fort Worth, said, "These businesses aren’t actually talent agencies, they’re a talent service."
“They claim this is going to get you exposure, it’s going to get you work, but they’re not a model or talent agency that can actually find work for you,” said Jeannette Kopko with the Dallas Better Business Bureau (Dallas BBB).
A legitimate modeling agency won't charge you up front, said Doug Magditch. Once you get the work, then they take a percent of what you earn.
If you’re wanting to get into acting or modeling, contact an actual talent agency to see what it recommends, he advises.
See the story here: http://nightcaptv.com/2013/09/16/dont-get-scammed-into-a-fake-rise-to-fame/#ixzz2fAD8faEV
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