Kontakt Model and Talent Agency / Fraudulent Claims
This company hires a sub company to go around to the smaller communities promoting modeling and acting searches. They take pictures and take them back to the "agencies "they represent, they charge you $50 if you are not selected from one of these companies your money if refunded. If you are chosen then you set a meeting with the agency and instead of refunding your $50 they take that money off the cost of your photo shoot. The photo shoot costs approx $700, then they will contact you with jobs and auditions. My daughter was only ever called once for an acting job north of the city that none of the regular city people wanted to drive to. They talked us into going to a convention that cost us another $1000 and my daughter got nothing out of this seminar and "auditions" with top agencies, top agencies were there but there were only 2 people chosen out of the 100 from this agency that attended, other agencies had better luck. After the year contract was up we were contacted to participate in a Miss Teen Canada Globe Productions Pageant this to was also a rip off that the agency has a hand in they supply this company with girls to participate in the pageant. It was poorly run, organized, just about everything about it was a rip off. Attending all day training sessions every other weekend for months, they changed the date of the actual pageant by a month because they only had 20 girls for the pageant. Parent had to pay $45 each to go to the intro night on a Friday, Saturday was talent and dinner portion costing another $50 each and the finals on the Sunday were another $50 each. The dinner they didn't have enough tables set up, dinner was almost 2 hours late and we didn't get home until 2am. This whole company and anyone they are associated with are crooks they too go on elaborate vacations and cruises. Watch out for Star Search, Star Cast, Star Talent these are the companies hired by them to hunt up kids for their companies to rip off!!!