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C TAYLOR AGENCY-AWFUL / THERESA CATANES-STEALS

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WATCH OUT FOR THIS SO CALLED AGENT, C TAYLOR AGENCY THERESA CATANESE! LIAR!

This aired on her local news, , , , , , , , , Now we are victims of retaliation on her myspace/ctayloragency
Anyone knows that when someone is caught red-handed that they will retaliate. The truth is being revealed about The C. Taylor Modeling Agency and Theresa Catanese - So please if you REALLY want to know the truth, please go to the Vanderburgh County Court Systems in Evansville Indiana and check it out for yourself! Please do not believe the slanderous lies that she has been spreading about the people involved. Get the facts.

And consider this: If a well known news reporter did a special story about all of this, you know she has to be very careful about her facts. She cannot air anything that cannot be proven.

Please read the News Story below:

Reporter: Stefanie Silvey Channel 14-WFIE Evansville, Indiana
New Media Producer: Rachel Beavin

The owner of an Evansville talent and modeling agency is ordered to pay up after being sued by models who say she pocketed their paychecks.
The C. Taylor Agency has been in business in Evansville for more than a decade. (SO she says... actually it has been about 4 years).
The owner, Theresa Catanese, has been active in the local pageant world for years.
Now, several models say she hasn't been paying them for their time and work.
We spoke to former clients of Catanese. One after another have gone to court to fight for a paycheck they say they never received.
Former client, Andrea Simmons, says she tried very hard to contact Catanese, 'I tried contacting her on several occasions and had no response. Her voice mails were always full so you couldn't even leave a message.'
Amanda McClure says she is still waiting on payment from a lengthy job, ' I did a job for her in October 2005. It was supposed to be a four hour, six day event where I was paid and she didn't pay me for those.'
They say local companies paid Theresa Catanese's agency a paycheck for promotional jobs her models did. She was supposed to take a percentage of the money and then pay the models, but the models say instead she took it all.
McClure says, 'I think she doesn't think we would have went this far but I mean, there's a lot of girls she hasn't paid so we're determined to get it.'
McClure goes on to say, 'I deserve to be paid. I took off work to work for her and I missed school to work for her and she should pay it.'
Molli Funk sued for thousands of dollars, and won, after she modeled and provided other models to do a job for Catanese. Funk says she ended up paying the other models out of her own pocket when Catanese didn't, 'No one should have to go through this to get their money and what is rightfully theirs and what they are owed. She knows this and she's the one who has to look at herself in the mirror everyday.'
Some have appeared in court more than once, after a judge ordered Catanese to pay up, and she didn't.
Many times Catanese has failed to show up at all, and that's also what happened with us. After she failed to show up for our scheduled interview, she issued this statement:
'I am fully aware of the talent that needs to be paid for jobs they have performed. We have full intentions of paying those individuals as quickly as possible. If any individual feels that they have not received full compensation in work they have completed, they are welcome to call us and we will help resolve the issue. The C. Taylor agency has been successful helping to launch the careers of many local and national talent and are looking forward to help both talent and clients in the future.'
A judge ordered the money owed to one model garnished from Theresa Catanese's assets after Catanese failed to appear in court a second time with this particular model.
Four models have sued Catanese. In every case, the judge has ruled in favor of the models.

FOLLOW UP NOTES:
Amanda McClure went back to court this Monday for the 3rd time because Theresa did not pay her from 2005, and Theresa has not shown up to ANY court hearings. SO.. the judge ordered her to pay the money in full within 2 weeks, or there will be a warrant out for Theresa's arrest.

Molli Funk's attorney went back to court this Wednesday with Theresa because she had lied about her income and had to be served legal garnishment papers on the set of a photoshoot recently (in front of the client and models, I might add!) They are still trying to work with Theresa on paying back the $4000 she owes Molli alone, but if it does not happen soon, the future does not look too bright for Mrs. Catanese.

MOST of the models who Theresa owes money to are out of state. This is how she does most of her business because now all of the local clients are aware of her methods. This makes it very difficult for anyone to sue her if they live so far away! ...ALL part of the plan, I am sure.
If you 'GOOGLE' the words Theresa Catanese or The C. Taylor Agency along with the word SCAM... its gets very interesting how many other models are out there.

Anyone can go to the Vanderburgh County Courts and look up these words to find out the truth for yourself. The one where Theresa FOR criminal check deception is very interesting as well
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Theresa Catanese
Theresa Catonese
Theresa Steel
Frank Catanese
The C. Taylor Agency
Natasha Smith
Andrea Simmons
Amanda McClure
Molli Funk

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  • Co
      30th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes
    C TAYLOR AGENCY IS AWFUL! - C TAYLOR AGENCY IS AWFUL!
    Evansville
    Indiana
    United States
    Phone: 812-454-0989, 812-303-5277

    Go to her myspace to see how she deceives people with her love of god. Seen plenty of those kind! very unprofessional to mix religion with business, unless you are in the business of god. Does not sound from all the legal issues this woman has had she has some major issues to talk out of both sides of her jowls!!! but again consider who is behind the c taylor agency and the myspace page. Instead of reading the bible maybe she should read a self help book. or maybe her hate should be directed to herself for ruining her own life. a role model she will never be. a thief & liar is about as low as you can go, then murder or incest. church could never help this person. it is just a cover up. if you heard this woman laugh it would go through you like fire. a devil in disguise!!! i dont think bragging on her blogs on her business is anything to brag about with all the time she spent in court for being sued for non-payment after she had been paid. there are others still out there she still owes or written bad checks to. guess her business was not so great when you have to sell clothes on ebay .

  • Lo
      3rd of Dec, 2008
    0 Votes

    On the C. Taylor Agency website, she also has this claim:

    "The C. Taylor Agency also represents the area's only experienced, licensed or certified and insured Make-up Artists and Wardrobe Stylists to help complete your production."

    For one, I know for a fact that Theresa is NOT a licensed MUA, nor "certified" by any means, and the actual price of being insured as a Makeup Artist is outrageous... I am guessing she has never even checked into it, or she would know its more costly than her mortgage.
    She has never been trained as a Wardrobe stylist either... maybe she has bought a few pageant gowns for some girls in the past... but I do not know of any jobs she has ever had as an actual professional wardrobe stylist. Pardon me if I am wrong and all of a sudden she has become one.

    Aren't ALL Makeup Artist who go to cosmetology school LICENSED? Aren't they insured if they work in a Salon?
    How about the HUNDREDS of licensed Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists in the Evansville area? Has she forgotten that they exist too? MUAs and Hair stylist are NOT covered by the salon's insurance IF they decide to freelance though... They could loose their license in many cases if they did!

    There are other MUAs in the area who have 5 times the experience that she or her "people" have. No matter how many pageant girls she paints up, she will never have the professional experience or talent to call herself a MUA.

    It seems like she did not THINK before she made this claim on her website...
    I wonder when she is going to take the photos down of all the Talent who are NOT represented by her anymore...
    Including a few that have SUED her recently!!! Weird.

  • Na
      30th of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    C Taylor agency victim
    In November 2005 I was hired to do a video shoot for Bristol Scribb by Lori Rosas of the C. Taylor Agency. After 90 days of not receiving payment I contacted Mrs. Rosas and was informed that she had since disassociated herself with the C. Taylor Agency. She had recently found out that the owner, Theresa Cantanese was cashing the checks for all modeling/actor jobs and not paying the talent for their work as agreed per contract.

    I contacted Mrs. Cantanese myself and was given lies after lies from Feb. 2005-May 2005 via email and phone. She frequently told me that the check was 'in the mail' or that the client had not paid yet and she would have to invoice them again. With the help of Mrs. Rosas who was also a victim of Mrs. Cantanese, I tracked down the receipts of the cashed checks that had been deposited back in January! She was lying for 5 months!

    I proceeded to file against her in small claims court for everything I was owed, plus interest, mileage, etc. Of course Mrs. Cantanese did not show at the court date in July 2006. However, the judge awarded me the claim since she failed to appear and I had to now re-file for payment. I filed again and was set to go to court again in August when Mrs. Cantanese received her second summons and would be in contempt of court if she failed to show a second time and would have a warrant issued for her arrest.

    So I suppose she decided it was in her best interest to pay the judgment against her and I received payment for my court judgment the same week I filed against her again. I considered the matter at rest until I have recently found out that she continues to do unethical business practices and withhold wages to talent. She is telling the same lies and cashing money from clients that is to be paid to the talent.

    She owes thousands of dollars in unpaid wages to talent all over the country. Do not get involved with this agency because you will never receive payment unless you take legal action against her. She frequently threatens people who speak out against her with slander lawsuits, however we have yet to see her take anyone to court because she knows she will have to answer why she has not paid her talent.

    I also spoke with Robert Vega of the U.S Dept. of Wages and Labor and he told me not to worry about such idle threats. Slander is considered FALSE words spoken to damage someone's good name. You can consider these charges to be true because I have documented proof from a court of law that Mrs. Cantanese does not pay for work done for the C. Taylor Agency!

    I also have emails from Mrs. Cantanese herself trying to lie to me about my wages when I had a cashed check receipt in hand proving otherwise. I thought that my lawsuit would teach her a lesson but I guess not because I am starting to hear about people all over the country who are victims of Mrs. Cantanese and her agency.

    The only action I would recommend is to take the agency to court for your unpaid wages and try to warn others about doing business with this agency. This agency needs to be put out of business for good!

    Natasha
    Columbia, Tennessee
    U.S.A.

  • Do
      4th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    Poor Business Practices: Don't waste your money at this Modeling Agency. If you are good enough you should not have to pay this women to tell you anything. We should know, our daughter was involved here way too long. The owner of the Agency actually wrote my daughter a bad check which she FINALLY made good, but it's just not worth the trouble to deal with this person. Take your child to Chicago or New York and visit top modeling agencies there, you'll save money in the long run.

  • Do
      4th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    On the C. Taylor Agency website, she also has this claim:

    "The C. Taylor Agency also represents the area's only experienced, licensed or certified and insured Make-up Artists and Wardrobe Stylists to help complete your production."

    For one, I know for a fact that Theresa is NOT a licensed MUA, nor "certified" by any means, and the actual price of being insured as a Makeup Artist is outrageous... I am guessing she has never even checked into it, or she would know its more costly than her mortgage.
    She has never been trained as a Wardrobe stylist either... maybe she has bought a few pageant gowns for some girls in the past... but I do not know of any jobs she has ever had as an actual professional wardrobe stylist. Pardon me if I am wrong and all of a sudden she has become one.

    Aren't ALL Makeup Artist who go to cosmetology school LICENSED? Aren't they insured if they work in a Salon?
    How about the HUNDREDS of licensed Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists in the Evansville area? Has she forgotten that they exist too? MUAs and Hair stylist are NOT covered by the salon's insurance IF they decide to freelance though... They could loose their license in many cases if they did!

    There are other MUAs in the area who have 5 times the experience that she or her "people" have. No matter how many pageant girls she paints up, she will never have the professional experience or talent to call herself a MUA.

    It seems like she did not THINK before she made this claim on her website...
    I wonder when she is going to take the photos down of all the Talent who are NOT represented by her anymore...
    Including a few that have SUED her recently!!! Weird.

  • Rw
      10th of Feb, 2010
    0 Votes

    Company information:
    THE TALENT AND CREW NETWORK
    Evansville, Indiana
    United States

    Lori Rosa's of "The Talent and Crew Network" is awesome to work for and with. Lori is the BEST in the industry and her following of loyal talent and business associates speaks volumes. Lori Rosa's is the most honest person in the industry. I have been with her agency for a while and have been booked for several commercials and events.
    I also have kids in the industry that are with her agency and I know several of talent through various jobs, and you hear nothing but praise about Lori's professionalism and her business tactics.

    Thanks Lori for being one of a few of honest agencies in Indiana and the other states. You have gotten me wonderful jobs and PAY!

    So anyone who would believe Lori would lie about anything: Do your research on the person who complained on her above(BOTH), that speaks volumes. You heard of the 3-strike rule? If 3 or more legit people complain or had dealings with the same person or company and post their REAL name that should explain the character of the person who complained.

  • An
      25th of Jun, 2010
    0 Votes

    Molli Funk of Molliwood Productions was awarded a Cival Harassment Charge and No contact order against Tina Norris TNT MGMT, TNT MANAGEMENT for cyberstalking/emails, and for fake online reports, and postings, posing as a model. This is not a isolated incident. Tina Norris often writes on sites posing a a model with non payment issues which is libleous and full of lies on other agencies or talent.

    Tina Norris TNT MGMT has harassed Molli Funk and several other agencies/talent, as well as family/friends/employers of the agencies/talent she harasses.

    Please see a written statement from ONE of Tina Norris former employess who worked for Tina Norris of TNT MGMT . This former employee has provided inside information of the libelous attacks and lies she has written on others. This is NOT the only employee of TNT MGMT TINA NORRIS that has come forward with inside information in regards to Tina Norris or Theresa Catanese deceptive practices. SEE BELOW!

    To Whom It May Concern:

    My name is Shannon Rice ( Ballard) and I worked for TNT Management and Integreat Staffing ( Christina Norris) from 2006 until October of 2009.

    During the 3 years of working for these companies I witnessed Christina Norris posting on [redacted].com and ComplaintsBoard.com in regards to Molli Funk, Loris Rosas, and Chadwick Smith. She would personally and professionally attack all 3 of these individuals. These postings were extremely slanderous and untrue. I know that she often would “change her name” when making these pots and do it under a fictitious name. Christina Norris also contacts the clients and models of these individuals and slanders them in an effort to stop them from doing business.
    Christina Norris was convinced that the 3 individuals named above were of “mob mentality” and were out to ruin her business though as far as I am aware she has never had ANY business dealings with Lori Rosas or Chadwick Smith and very limited with Molli Funk.

    These are in no way the only 3 individuals that she harassed or attacked via the internet. They are just the only 3 that asked me whether or not I had any first hand knowledge and I do.

    Christina Norris was working with Theresa CantAnese through Integreat Staffing using the names Julia Warren and Marilyn Mayes. They have been working together on various events the entire duration of my employment with Christina Norris.
    If you should have any questions I can be contacted at (PHONE NUMBER AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)

    Sincerely,

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