Beverly Hills, California
United States - 90210
I attended the Austin Event for Casting Fusion. I think it is a shame and really don't understand why there are a select FEW people attacking this company when they themselves haven't even attended an event. Why do I keep seeing the same NAMES and PEOPLE on all the complaint boards. Their complaints are so malicious and specific it almost seems like disgruntled employees or someone with an AX to grind for a certain reason. YOU are going to end up hurting the real people that could benefit from this great event. Take it from someone that has actually been there.
I got so much out of the Casting Fusion Conference. I was able to audition in front of twenty agents and managers and five casting directors. Not only THAT but I received actual feedback. Some of it was critical but it worked to my advantage b/c I took their criticism & corrected my performance between the other audtions. It was great! Auditioning 25 times helped me calm my nevers. By the the time I saw my fourth agent, my jitters had calmed way down. I could relax, be myself & let my talent shine.
The other companies I have been involved with...John Robert Powers...John Casablancas...Barbazon...should be on this small individual's group attack list. They made me take classes, work on run way walking & a bunch of other things that don't pertain to the actual art of auditioning. If I wanted to audition in front of agents, I had to pay WAY more then the $695 w/Casting Fusion. One school was almost $3, 000. The other one was closer to $10, 000. With both other schools events I didn't see more then three agents. At one event, I wasn't chosen so I didn't see any agents. I was an idiot then and didn't know any better. I thought that was the norm until I heard about Casting Fusion.
I saw the false complaint where I read they hired "actors" to pose as agents is HILARIOUS!!! You can verify they are legit on www.imdb.com Also one of the agents that I got a call back from really liked me and I have been keeping intouch with him. I am not posting his name b/c of that small group of Casting Fusion haters seems to take what ever someone positive posts and then attacks anyone specifically named. This agent even made a phone call for me and got me a meeting with a local agency in Dallas so I can get more experience on resume. THANK YOU CASTING FUSION...b/c of you I got signed with a local agency through an audition with a LA Agent. My LA Agent contact has agreed to "hip pocket" me. That means I don't have to sign a contract right away with him but he is still submitting me for LA jobs. If I start getting auditions through him then we are going to talk about signing a contract with him as well.
I read where some of the Casting Fusion Haters said you should NEVER pay to get in front of an agent. Maybe that's true for an individual meeting at their office but since this was a conference with other workshops included, I thought that this seemed like a fair price. Besides...what's the difference between paying for the conference WITH workshops included or taking these individuals out to lunch? I know they do that in LA b/c I have a friend who is an actress their. She says she's lucky enough to get a return phone call when she calls their office to try and set up a meeting to "do lunch."
Plus, you know you'd want to impress them so I doubt you'd be taking them to Wendy's. You do the math.
That was the best $695 I've ever spent! I've already booked one print job in Dallas that is going to be used in the South Eastern Area and more then paid back what I spent.
BTW...You will see my name and this same posting in as many boards as I can put it. We have got to get the real word out. I have also been telling other people that I met at the Casting Fusion Conference, that I've been keeping up with, to do the same. Casting Fusion Attendee Lovers Unite!!! I feel sorry for you Casting Fusion Haters...your like a critic giving thumbs down to a movie you've never seen...you just "heard" about it.
CASTING FUSION IS A SCAM!!! Casting Fusion is a new company owned by previous owners of PMAA Pacific Modeling...
Casting Fusion is a new company run by previous employees of John Robert Powers. The financial backing for this company is Stanley Robinson and the management is Benay Sinaikin. These two individuals have just traveled the country under the name of Pacific Modeling and Acting Company and have stolen over $14 million dollars from families just like you!!
These two individuals ran JRP in Santa Clara, CA and Marin, CA until February of 2008 and disappeared with out offering any service to hundreds of families in the area. They then traveled the rest of the country under PMAA and did the same to hundreds of families. This company's business plan is a bait and switch operation which makes you believe you are auditioning for something, yet you will be sucked into paying thousands of dollars for a lie! The owners are SCAM artists and have robbed from thousands of families already.