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One Source Talent Stay away

I am going to be brief…this review is really for those of you who are considering going to them for a jump-start in the modeling/acting industry. All I can say is: STAY AWAY. The people who work there are like robots who have obviously memorized, rehearsed, and recited a SALES PITCH! I have been in the modeling industry for over ten years and have worked with fantastic photographers (those who have worked with celebrities and for “VOGUE” and Oscar de la Renta to name a few) so I have a hard time believing that OST has photographers that can come close to competing with them! But they told me that I would have to still pay the fee and use their photographers. NO agency will ask for money up front. They claim that they are NOT a modeling or talent agency…if that’s the case then where do they get off trying to take money from people trying to break into the business? A REAL agency will be selective with their talent.Upon arrival to my “interview” I felt a red flag go off when I got ushered into a waiting room like cattle. The one-on-one meeting was also a joke and they tried to get me to return the next day; NO THANK YOU. I feel like they take advantage of people who have dreams for themselves or their children to become actors or models. I am almost 100% sure that the person I met with spoke fast b/c she knew I had experience (based on the 2 lines they give you to name your previous experience)and knew that I wouldn’t be returning and that I knew it was a scam.

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One Source Talent Dont be fooled by sanabel billan

Scam doesn't even describe it. I met with this "talent coordinator" sanabel billan, probably a decoy name.
She asked me some basic questions to attempt to lend herself credibility in perpetrating a real agent.
I asked if she was going to set me up for acting / modeling interviews for jobs, she said yes.
I asked if she was looking for money from me, she said no.
All lies!

Sanabel billan is a miss - leading, lying, deceptive, conniving and immoral ###!
I want my 1, 000$ back you stole from me!

Don not trust one source talent! They are a scam!

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One Source Talent Does nothing you can't do yourself

No agency in the country, (or whatever they want to call themselves), that claims they are trying to actually help you get started in the entertainment industry will only insist you go to just one photographer in the whole city! In fact, any legitimate agency will give you a list of working photographers they have cleared and then let you decide who you want to work with. But One Source Talent only recommends one person in each city they have an office in because they get kick backs from that photographer from the referral. All they do is scam young talent in order to make money. I recommend to any person trying to get into the industry, that they go directly to a reputable model or acting agency, (Ford, Elite, Wilhelmina, Click, Commercials Unlimited, CAA... I guarantee they give you a list of photographers and they don't get kick backs! I've worked in the business for over 30 years.

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One Source Talent Ripoff Don't pay Them

OST is a ripoff after going to their so called in office talent serch?. I was told they thought I had what it took to make it, but i would have to pay the $495|.(DON'T EVER PAY UP FRONT)If an agencie wants you to pay upfront run as fast as you can in the other direction;. They called me everyday for a week before they got my money;. After I paid them I never talked to anyone other than a secutary, . They were always with a new "COW".. They will sign anybody no matter what you look like or how terrible an avtor you are?. They just want that $495 after that forget about talking to them or getting any kind of actting job.

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Ms.Nichole
West Palm Beach, US
Aug 29, 2011 5:57 pm EDT

I agree they took my money too.they ask me for $498.00.i only had $220.00 they said they was go still take my headshot and work with me.when i came back to take my headshot.they said that they can't do it, because i need the rest of my money.so i ask for my money back and they said no.im just praying for them people over there.God go deal with them better than i can.if you reap good you saw good.you reap bad and you get bad.and that company is bad.

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One Source Talent Predatory Company

One Source Talent is a SCAM. I applied for an audition online. They called and said they wanted to see me, and they wanted me for a role...though they had never even seen what I look like, nor did they know anything about my exprience. I went to the meeting and met with some "casting director" and she said things like "Your Cute! " and "Your so sweet"...then she told us that I needed headshots but they had to be taken by their photographer and it would cost up to 500 dollars for the photo shoot. Then she'd run me through the system every 13 months and call me IF i got a job. Also, if I signed with them it would be 40 dollars a month even if I never got a job. one word..SCAM.

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Kera Alana
Macon, US
Apr 04, 2013 1:24 pm EDT

Thanks, they seemed like they wanted my daughter, cause they called twice and they said when do you want the appointment. All I can say is that in not gonna send my daughter there! If you know any LEGIT modeling/ acting agencies, email me keratidwell@yahoo.com

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caddieman1075
Tarzana, US
May 05, 2012 3:33 am EDT

Indeed. I responded to an ad that said. " Casting for Shoot in Studio City, Extra's 450 a day at end of shoot". Said I had to fill out a form on-line. Was called next day...Instant "bell" for me was the ...This is your "conformation number" Because this is NOT AVALIBLE TO THE PUBLIC...eh?...not avalible to the public huh...What am I?...i'm not "the public"...You could also hear what sure sounded like a boiler room to me in the backround...Very poor guys...I'm not wasting a drop of gas, or anymore of my time with garbage like this. Never pay anything up front. Am amazed folks actually went down for the "interview". People are desprate BIG time i guess...sad...very, very sad.

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Hunnie28k
US
Apr 24, 2012 8:30 am EDT

Thank you sooo much! I will be canceling both interviews for my two daughters. We had them schedules for Saturday. Who can afford that kind of expense in this economy? Sounds like a scam to me too

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Out of all the years i've been in this world i have never had anything like this happen to me. I read all the blogs and please beleive that this is true. Do you think the scank would have told me that she tripple billed me? Ofcourse not but thats ok i got some of my money back from the other side. Wow it's unbeleivable how they make people come from all...

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One Source Talent Fraud

One Source Talent is a completet fraud! (Dallas Office) Kaylee is Head attitude in charge and some short non intimadating guy who really wants to be a female by the name of Luis, more than sure he got job just because of his vainness if thats a word. Ask for 495.00 set up fee and additonal 39.00 a month after talking alot of jibberious. I walk out! Really hope many people dont fall for this scam. A few girls had appts aftr me and called and I told them the 411. Thank god I save @ least 3 people from wasting additional time. I pray that eventually they will be closed down due to their taking advantage of people not being knowledgeable of the cut throat industry! Good luck to you all and be aware!

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One Source Talent The company is a fraud

I was online I went to one source web site, I recieve a call back two days later. I set apointment once I got to the building I notice there hardly cars parked. When I went inside there wasn't any other business open the on the floors, so what came to mind they were the only ones that rented a floor in the building. I arrived in the there was receptionist and few other people there, to make a long story short once everyone arived we got a interview and they like us we have to come for a second one, then they ask for money $495.00 that is a riiiiiip off I didn't go back for a second interview. I have the money, but i'm not paying a organization that surpose to help me, "that is shady", duces!

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May 16, 2011 10:44 am EDT
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gotta be careful. so many fakes trying to scam new talent. glad you weren't a victim

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3:40 pm EST

One Source Talent Huge scam

To Whom It May Concern: The below is the letter that I wrote to One Source Talent, they are a huge scam and I will continue to blog, until justice is serviced.

I am requesting a full refund of the $495 and also the monthly website fee; as I previously discussed with Marissa and Nancy regarding my issues. When I got home, I immediately started investigating your organization. I realized not only am I very unhappy with your overall reviews and reputation but my pictures that were placed on your site are far from professional and do me no justice. Furthermore, my measurements were never taken.

Both during the presentation and interview the following day, One Source Talent made your organization sound as if you were an agency. Then as I proceeded to look further at the casting calls, there were only three MI-based open positions and the others were out of state and/or non-paying jobs. I understand it takes time and hard work to build up a resume, but the representation of your booking department is misleading. I was also told I would know when or if I would be submitted for opportunities.

Marissa told me she would email me open opportunities and/or I could personally speak with the booking department, then I was told that person that I needed to speak with already went home. Nancy from Customer Care did call me back and advised me to send this fax to get my issue resolved civilly.

I talked to my attorney and contacted the Better Business Bureau and their suggestion was to make sure I contacted your organization and insist on a full refund. Michigan's Right to Refusal is within a three-day grace period for a fully entitled refund. I was not looking for overnight fame and understand there is no guarantee, but the $495 caught me off guard and this is just not something that I feel is right for the starting point of my future career.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.

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JoshD13
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Oct 29, 2010 9:56 am EDT

I went to OST agency yesterday (Dallas, TX Office). They were extremely nice. Had my first interview, and was asked to come back. I asked them about any cost, and was told there wasn't any by the front desk girl as I was leaving. Came back for my second interview, and was told the director absolutely loved my look, and how marketable it was. THEEEN all of a sudden, "Sign this contract, How would you like to pay today" PAY? I was told there isn't...No there's a $500 start-up fee plus $39.99 a month. In other words. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, OR MONEY FOR THIS SCAM COMPANY! PLEASE!

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HAYGURL
Beverly Hills, US
Mar 24, 2011 2:38 am EDT

Thank you so much, this helps me SO MUCH you have no idea. I was going to call those idiots and sign up for an appt. Now I see their leader is a doof. Thanks so much.

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Manhattan, US
Mar 07, 2011 6:20 am EST

This is the phone number of one of the scam artists. They won't answer to you unless you don't reach out to them and call them on their cell phones. This was the only way I got my money back. Good luck.

Sanable Billan - One Source Talent: [protected]

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Ciaraslovee
Pompano Beach, US
Dec 19, 2010 12:05 am EST
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They said the exact samething to me, they are a big rip off and all they want is your money, and whn my mom was asking questions about why is she just being informed about this money and such things like that they got an attitude with us and kicked us out because we were asking very simple questions. the are fraudulent !

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One Source Talent Scam

I could tell you all about how BAD One Source Talent is but if you check and read this site you will see that it's more, Bad than good, and everything is true! let"s face it if your an aspiring actor or a parent you want to get there and fast, So you'll try anyone who's giving you the chance it's only human to do it. When your a parent and everyone is saying your child is so cute they should be in modeling or on tv. There are companies that will take your MONEY! Why not? your willing to give it to them in hopes of a dream. People You have to work for it and they should too. This Place is a Big SCAM and should be put out of business cause when you have wanna be actors and hard working peolpe in a room. And there telling you that they can make it happen for you is wrong. All that money you can put towards yourself in photos and classes, no one wants to hear that cause they just want it Now. However you could sometimes get it, by looking in Backstage/Ross reports all the legitiment agencies are there! find Agents that have been around FOREVER why? because they know what they are doing and they work with all the top companies, Submmit photos with a self addressed stamped envelope and if they like you, they'll call you in. Be prepared with extra photos, Comps. Your on your way it's time to be ready! the agents don't have time to play with you, Everyone wants it too! Follow these instructions and you'll be fine. GOOD LUCK TO ALL.

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Jan 15, 2011 11:42 pm EST

After doing a little back tracking and research, I came across some other sites for scams and One Source happens to be on. But by looking at the bottom of the site you'll see / one source .com even on face book where you may notice that everything is one source and everything is positive and everybody is working and been with the company for years. If you really look close you'll notice something is not quiet right. One source has bought up other sites to counter at the negative against them. So you will see for every bad report it's three positive and happy long time worker, but look up the jobs they got and it's some extra in a commerical or film it says they did a job for MTV with a little clip and maybe a mag ad. No real positive legit work that you could tell some about or a agent could see you in and want to hire you for. there facebook ad does'nt even look real. if you don't believe it, go on yourself and compare them to the real Agents. get Backstage hand book or go online to backstage.com to get all you need. If you pull up there name /scam.

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Troy, US
Apr 21, 2011 6:24 am EDT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a_Whj9FGwk ... (Diamond White)

http://www.onesourcetalent.com/blog/index.cfm/2010/2/10/2010-Doritos-Super-Bowl-Commerical

http://www.squidoo.com/onesourcetalent (after reading the short article, scroll down to youtube videos, press releases and other success stories!)

http://www.helpmeanswer.com/is-one-source-talent-a-scam/

http://www.diamondwhitelive.com/2007/03/24/thank-you-one-source-talent/ (FROM DIAMOND WHITE HERSELF!)

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ineedhelpplease
Manhattan, US
Jan 17, 2011 5:23 am EST

Which office was it. i need help too, i went to manhattan and got scammed. first they said pay $495 but i didnt have it, then they said ok 250, i said i dont have that. then they said 150 so i went to the atm and gave them 140. they called me for 2 days asking for the rest but i didnt answer. I called a few days later and the director told me the money was lost and i could not get it back. my brother went into the office and the 2 managers came out and said no way and made him leave. i have copies of everything they gave me and it doesnt say anything about them keeping my deposit. what can i do?

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!!!ONE SOURCE TALENT IS A SCAM!!! One Source Talent, model agency, charged me about $600.00 for fees. I provide my personal digital pictures. I have been told by Sanabel Billan I would be sent to castings and they would send my photos on demands. Nothing from them. I apply by myself to some castings, even the websites were wrong. I called them everyday...

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Dear Readers, I applied for an interview with One Source Talent. The next day they contacted me stating that they would like me to come in for an interview. I was so excited not knowing that this was a piece of crap. I came in looking as professional as i can be the lady tells my mom that i was 10 minutes early so come back at 6:30. We came back at 6:30...

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this is a modeling agency in beverly hills i applied for one source talent on their we site, the next day i got a call that saying that you have been selected to come for an interview. the next day i went and did the interview i told me come the next day, which i did and i had to pay $495 to get started, but their will be a monthly fee of $39. i did thi...

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One Source Talent Scam services

One source talent, model agency, charge me $534. 95 for fees on june 24, 2009. I provide my personal digital
Pictures. I have been told i would be sent to castings and they would send my photos on demands. Nothing from them. I apply by myself to some castings, even the websites were wrong. I called them everyday, either they told me to be patient or didn't return my calls. I did some research on the net and i read that corp is a scam.
I am not the only one who has been trapped like that. On june 29th, i made a stop to my cc bank of america.
I sent all the papers to the dispute dept and this fake agency told them it's not refundable.
I refuse to be conned like this specially when i am unemployed. I cannot pay, i cancel my cc.
I am turning to you to help me to get my money back. What can i do?

Sincerely,
Jackie kirks

[protected]@roadrunner.com tel:[protected]

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Wilmington, US
Jul 15, 2014 9:32 pm EDT

i totally think this is a scam for all you people that really want to get into the acting business do some research first . this is my story. i applied for one source talent in the internet i waited like 2 days and they called me saying all this bull. about how they want chu to go i was so happy because of course my dream is to be on the acting bussiness, we go blind from happiness that we dont see the reality, anyways i went to the apointmet i had and i got there 15 minutes late because i live far from los angeles, once i got there the lady was pissed off she told me all mad that i was 20 minutes late and that i could never do that again, they made me fill this application, and then my moms friend was with me so they told her she couldnt be there only a parent, i guess because me and my mom were gonna be so excited about all the bull. they said that my mom friend was gonna be able to notice it was a scam unlike us . So they made me go inside this room where they were you would watch a concert from beyonce, they called my name i went in there the girl asked me a few questions and then she told me she saw potential in me and that she wanted me to come back, i went back the next day, i went inside this room and they gave me this paper were i had to practice some lines and then read them out loud, i did and the girl asked me a few questions but she kept covering the paper and i would try to see if she was writing and what she was writing but she just wouldn't let me . She said she was going to go discuss with the other people if i was going to do my comp card t, she took some measurements and then she came back a few minutes later saying that they wanted me to do my comp card and all that stuff, she handed out this paper but she just would let me read it she kept talking about it and i just didn't have time to read it because my mom only speaks english so i had to translate, i kept wanting to read the paper but i didn't wa to be rude obiously so i just looked her in the eye, she told me we had to pay 495.00 and 39.00 monthly, my mom didn't care about the money because of course she wants my dream to come true but my mom doesn't believe in all this stuff from the beginning she knew it was a scam but we all know we want this so badly to be true we don't believe it's a scam . Anyways i said if i had to sign and come back another day with the money and the lady said that we couldn't leave because that day was the only day they were going to be making the photo shots but we all know that's not true, that's when i started questioning everything, i told her we didn't have any money at the moment that if she could just give me 3 hours to go home get the money and come back she totaly got pissed off and said that i couldn't that if i wanted to at least to leave some money like 100 dollars i said i didn't have that money because my mom didn't bring any money she got mad and she said she was going to go talk bout it with her boss to see if she can do anything bout it, she came back and told me to go home and get the money and come back, i got home and me and my mom decided not to pay because fortunaly for us her best friend works on this television company and he's going to talk to his friend and she knows a lot of people that can get me into acting so i just decided to go that way . The lady called me back and said that if i was going to pay i said i wasn't she got mad and said that i could apply again in six months or a year . Everyone out there ignore this company is a waste of time and money, hope this helps and im so sorry for the people that actually payed and got scam

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troublegirl1
West Palm Beach, US
Nov 27, 2013 3:11 pm EST

Whew...you all just saved me a ton of money. I was just called to set up the first appointment for my son. NO way! So sorry for the rest of you who did get pick pocketed :(

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ameri57
Saugus, US
Feb 21, 2013 3:40 pm EST

I just got a call from this agency to go in for an interview, sounded like a man with a ghetto accent, I told him that I was busy now I will call you back, he got angry and told me off, sounds like a scam don't fall a victim to these crooks, stay away fr0m one source talent.

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KATHY2/21/2012
Queens Village, US
Feb 22, 2012 5:12 am EST

I AGREE THAT OST IS A SCAMMMMMMM! NO BUSINESS CAN CHARGE A FEE FOR A SERVICE THEY HAVE NOT PROVIDED. THE PHOTO SHOOT FEE IS ONE SERVICE THEY GET YOU TO PAY FOR, THE MONTHLY WEBSITE FEE IS ANOTHER WAY SERVICE. BUT WE ACTUALLY WANT JOBS FROM THESE PICS AND WEBSITE EXPOSURE. JUST GO TO THE SAG WEBSITE AND LOOK UP A REPUTABLE AGENCY, IF YOUR GOOD THEY WILL WORK WITH YOU FOR FREE..

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Jan 17, 2012 5:37 am EST
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To the person that keeps on saying this company is great I would like to say a few words to you. First of all this is a bs company. Lawsuit will be taking place very very soon and I hope that you are there so I could sue you for everything you got. You think it's right to take 495.00 from people? You got another thing coming. I ask anyone that has been scammed with this stupid company send me an email with your info. Let's hit this company where it hurts.. The pockets...jetonetheleskid@yahoo.com. Also again to that person get your legal team ready.

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YanaParker
Suitland, US
Jan 04, 2012 10:33 pm EST
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I emailed a photo of my son to the agency, and within a few hours they called back. I was really excited and flattered at the quick response. I must admit that whomever they got to do their website did a really good job at making it beleivable and making you think that they really are the real deal. Adding the link for all of there current "castings" was brillant, because that is really what sold me on them being creditable. My first tip that they were jive really was the email confirmation that I received regarding my sons appt. It had all kinds of grammatical errors in it! Anyway I decided to still take him, even bought him a new outfit to wear. When we got arrived at the office there were about 30 or so other people waiting to go be seen too. Since we were early I decided to wait in the car. While we were waiting I had the brilliant idea to look them up online for reviews (wish I had thought of that before I left the house!). My stomach absoultely dropped when I began reading the horrible reviews for the company, but I decided to check them out anyway since we drove all that way and my son was so excited. They took us in and had us all in a waiting area filling out paperwork and watching a movie. About 15 minutes in the director comes in, Sanabel was her name. Sanabel was a petite 20ish woman who spoke fast and was on the nasty side. Honestly if I hadn't read the reviews she would have turned me off anyway with the rude, [censored]y and rather demeaning manner that she spoke to us in. She mentioned very, very quickly about the $498 fee for photos and the $40 a month maintenace fee. She also mentione towards the end how she knows we value our time and how she values hers even more, so for us to please not waste it! I thought to myself that if they really valued folks time they should mention their fees on the website, because I assure you that half the folks who turn up to these things would not! After her spill I pretty much knew I wasn't going to go through with it, but did not want to disappoint my son by abruptly walking out. I went through with the interview and the girl who interviewed my son was overly perky and full of crap. What's funny is Sanabel mentioned something about everyone not getting invited back for a second interview, namely if they didn't stand out and display "star potential". Well, as much as I love my kid, he froze up and went into straight turtle-shy kid mode. Even as his mom I can admit that nothing about him stood out at all in that interview. But guess what! After a 30 second interview the perky girl claims she saw a star in him...umm, what she saw was dollar signs. She scheduled for him to come back the next day for another meeting aka 'the shake down", but guess what? That's the last they ever heard or saw from me! Soooooo glad I didn't get taken for a ride by these folks! The only thing I lost was time and a few bucks on gas. Please don't waste your time with this place!

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freebird27
Waterford, US
Oct 26, 2011 5:14 pm EDT

I just "signed' with them yesterday. I wish I had read these reviews before paying the $500. I'm hoping that I can book some work so that it's not a complete waste of time and money. I guess I figured if I booked two or three promo model events it would be worth it. I have a third interview in 2 weeks and I will be printing this forum out to show them. I'm just going to try and make the best of it I guess. :(

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TASHEA86
BRIDGEPORT, US
Oct 13, 2011 4:34 pm EDT

@ VG89 your story is the exact same as mine my experience went the same way just where ever you had a man it was a woman and where ever you a woman it was a man. I was praying like you and not realizing I was being scammed. "the devil wears prada was playing everything like you explained it. I told them I didin't have $495.00 told me the same thing about applting for a year. i told to someone legal companies and they told me if a company if interested in you. You never have to spend any money they will invest in you. What a scam and people are crazy they fall for it. No thank you when it's my time to shine God will make a way.

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savvy88
Troy, US
Apr 21, 2011 5:06 am EDT

OST has 8 offices and showing 3 more to open up. With the amount of applicants they must get on a daily basis seeking to be models and/or actors, I would say having one or two people go through applications and call would be extremely difficult to do. One can only assume that a company this big (like any other company that has a lot of customers and a need to grow to meet the customers need), they would need more than one person to them out. And to all who keep calling OST an agency, please do your research well. One Source Talent has never claimed to be an agency nor do they state they are an agency.

Go to their site and check them out in detail. They have been doing this since 2003 and have done a great deal for many people! They help provide you with opportunities (and no they do NOT book you the opportunity because it is ultimately up to the casting director/agency if they want to work with you or not). OST is a company that helps you get your foot through the door and get started. Does this mean that each and every person that signs up is guaranteed to become some superstar that gets opportunities left and right each and every month? That's like saying if you create a resume and place it on Careerbuilder. com or Monster. com then you are guaranteed to get a call from an employer looking to hire you. It doesn't work that way. It is going to take a lot of time. Research people who have made it to the industry and how long/what it took for them to get to where they are today. It did not happen overnight and the main thing they worked on is getting exposure and lots of different opportunities to get to the right one!

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alexia3542
Bloomfield Hills, US
Apr 07, 2011 1:11 am EDT

One Source Talent is a shady business. i currently work for them. Lets go over the process on how we 'select' people to come in our office.
"Hello may I please speak to (so and so)? His this is Alexia calling with OneSource Talent how are you? The reason I am calling today is my office director recently reviewed your application you submitted us and saw you were interested in modeling. After checking out your application my office director feels that it would be nice to have you come in for an interview." Now how do we get to this process?

1st. Our 'Office Director' never sees your application at all. Your application is submitted online and a separate office called our 'New Faces' AKA Call Center. Calls you. There is a 'script' that we read to you to get you to come into our office. Once you setup an appointment then our office director sees your application. So right off the bat we are lying to you.

2nd. We also have a specific way to get people in who say we are a 'scam' or a fraud or are fake ;-)

3rd. Once you come in you sit in a conference room and our office director goes over a presentation about our company, about the industry, ect. There will be a movie on usually 'The Devil Wears Prada' or some other movie that is about modeling, acting, or something along the lines of that.

4th. You then get to talk to our office director one on one and answer any questions. Once you come in my office director immediately decides if we want you or not. If not you are asked to leave and we will give you a call back if we are interested (you walk out a separate door). If you are asked to stay we want you to come back for a second interview. Meaning you are pretty enough for us to want and that we want you for your money and to come back in.

You may have herd this. "We are certified by the Better Business Bureau." Are we? NO NOT AT ALL. In fact our company got a C+ rating from them and at the top of the page clearly says "This Business is not BBB Accredited." We have a total of 47 complaints!

Now have people had success with us? Of course and I'm glad to see all the success stories on this page. Would I 'trust' us? Not at all. The HQ building where I work is shady. The top officials are shady, the people I work with a lot are shady.

How do I get paid? I get paid by 1st getting you to schedule an appointment. But, that is only half of the story. I only get a 'bonus' if you book an appointment AND come in. if you do not I do not get my bonus and just get my hourly salary (minimum wadge). Our call 'quota' is anywhere from 200 to 250 people per 8 hour shift. And our 'goal' is to have about 24% of those people scheduled to come in and out of that AT LEAST 8% or higher to show up.

What we do to your 'online application? Well if you answer great! We try and 'Schedule Open Call' to book you an appointment. If not we make you as a 'No Answer' and then call you the next day. If you do not answer within 5 calls we mark you as a 'Stale Lead'. If you submit multiple applications we mark them except one as 'Duplicate Application'. If you have a phone number that is not working or no longer in service or because you got jipped by us we put 'Wrong Number We Will Call Back" and call you in a month after you get some money to pay your phone bill.

So are you guys a scam? I can't exactly say we are a 'scam'. Just a very shady business. I remember a couple friends in junior high say they got ripped off a lot of money by them and either found no work or were not casted for anything or were treated badly. If you are interested I would go to the interview and ask questions like 'Why did 'Michael' call me one day and then 'Janelle' call me the next and then 'Ashley' finally schedule my appointment?' and 'Why are you guys on the BBB website listed as NOT CERTIFIED?' Good luck to all and just be careful.

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As far as I'm concerned. Of what I have seen. I work at the office and we get calls from major features. We work with a variety of people and we have gotten people amazing work. Your just getting started? Try going out yourself looking for jobs as i have, its hard and you think you don't have to invest in yourself? Thats a complete joke. THINK about it. This is a business, like any other business are you going to have to invest? Of course especially on yourself. I have dealt with nothing but professionalism and as far as I'm concerned i think its funny what people expect. I know because I'm on both sides, i too am an aspiring actress. and as far as I'm concerned a business is a business and even if you are some gorgeous thing and fit model requirements, you think its FREE?!?! That is the funniest thing I've ever heard in my life.

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rosa_20
US
Jul 10, 2012 11:56 am EDT

One Source Talent Agency invited me for an interview. They told that they have chosen me out of 50 people. I was so proud about that. After two days they called and offered me a job. But as a rule I used to go for the training courses for a month. It will cost me $300. Please tell me it is not a scam!

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pissed leo
San Bernardino, US
Nov 23, 2013 6:49 pm EST
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I went today to one source talent in L.A. all the blogs that I have read here is spot on they had me go in to a room with at least 20 or 30 other people where this rude gay guy dressed in all black told some poor lady with a young kid who was probable the one there as the potential talent was told where the door was just because the kid was talking to his mom well after that and the rest of his self glorifying speech the 30 or so people and myself were called back one after another for some questions on height and shoe size no measurements were taken like they said they were going to in the e-mail they sent for the "appointment" even though at one point the gay guy had a measuring tape draped around his neck I finely got my turn for my "interview" and was seen buy a stuck up girl that right away wanted to know if I would be able to have my pictures taken by there photographer I told her I have my headshots with me she asked to see them I was told that they weren't good enough even though I had them done by a professional photographer that specializes in commercial headshots at a price much cheaper than the $800.00 they were talking about but I guess its like the girl said to me "how serious I are you about this" hahaha this company or what ever you want to call it and the people that work for it are jokes I just wish I would have read all the stories here before I wasted my time and gas

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HopeTed
Lanett, US
Jun 15, 2011 9:15 pm EDT

SCAM! SCAM! ONE SOURCE TALENT IS S*** >:/

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maritraekana
Bottineau, US
Jun 13, 2011 8:13 pm EDT
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My daughter was there today and I called and they answered on the first ring and let me talk to her while she was there...she gave them her $500, so I'm hoping it's legitimate. If it isn't, I'll be letting everyone know.

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Sheaba
US
Feb 07, 2011 6:39 pm EST
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Ok one source talent called me couple weeks ago took them 2 years to get me.i was to sick to see them they told me to call them when i am feeling better. So i did call them back when i was feeling batter. So they wanted to see me sat 5, 2011. So me, bf and granny drove there took 3 hours to get there. I was so happy that i can do my dream job being a model. So we got there and was 40mins before i was to be there and they ask me to go walk around or something like that because i could not be in the waiting room. *** up right? So went back up a lot of people where their not all that nice looking have to say i was the only good looking on at my age. They took a head shot of me and i had to go back and site down with other people. A lady came out to talk to us and she was in her 20s nice looking and all. Told shores about there talents that got big. So after that i had to wait for them to call me to the back to talk to the lady and see if i have what it takes to me a model. She ask me Q and stuff then she ask me if i couple pay $500 for my comp cards and im like yes i can pay that. Then she told me that she likes my hair and stuff and wanted me to come back today. But something did not feel right about this the $500 and the $40 a month to stay on there web site. I was thinking about it all day Sunday. so i went back to there site and look things over one thing i see that is that they have a BBB (Better Business Bureau) thing on there site so i look them up on BBB and seen that they have a C+ and that is not that good at all most of it was about money so i wanted to no more about one source talent so i did a search on line about them read a lot of stuff for over a hour and found that they cost you more than just $500 need to pay for your pics and makeup and hair to get done. That cost around $2000. They don't really get you jobs like they say they do. I don't have $2500 to give them upfront at all. That is a lot of money if you don't have it and them to tell you they can get you work. I read that they are a scam and in new york there is a lot going with them. So i told my self is it really worth it to lose that much money and not get a job like they said no its not. So im not doing it i feel better but sad to because they had to be a scam to take people money and crush there dreams. I was to see them today for my pics to get done. I hope i did the right thing. I read that a real modeling place douse not make you pay money upfront they take 10% or 20% of what you make.

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armani4583
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Jan 24, 2011 1:19 am EST

thanks u guys i have a second interview tomorrow and now im going to tell my mom i don't want to go.

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MomTo6Kids
Hiram, US
Nov 20, 2010 10:18 pm EST

OMG my daughter just filled out the form to go through with OST. Well they called back right away. The lady Rhodonna I was speaking to tried to tell me that we were gonna have to pay for head composites and the money to promote her to people. Well I have been dealing with the acting and modeling for years with my twin boys who are now 5. I know all the stories and scams there are, I told Rhodonna I will not be paying for anything at all. If you want any money to pay for anything you take it out of the commision from when she gets paid for a job. Well she did not like what i had told them. The location that i had spoken to was in Atlanta, Georgia. DO NOT DO NOT GO TO OST AT ALL! THEY ARE BIG SCAMMERS
My twins have been in a Lowes Home Improvement Commercial when they were 7 months old and have done an episode of Law and Order Criminal Intent, not once did I have to put any money out for any promoting or head composites for them. The agent took the money out of the money they had made. That is a legit company you want to deal with not a company that wants to get money upfront for things.

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Savv88
sterling heights, US
Nov 01, 2010 4:54 am EDT

i'm completely disagreeing with the negative reviews above about one source talent. i have friends that are with that company and they love it! First they are not an agency and they even tell you they are not. what they do is they work with clients (castings directors, agencies) and these clients go to them with what they are looking for (model or actor? height, weight, look, maybe certain skills, etc etc) and then then one source uses their database of models/actors to see who fits those criteria and then they submit the ones that meet the criteria. if the director or agency likes the model/actor's look then thats when one source talent tells you that you are being requested for an audition or what not. and then they also have regular castings that put for you to see everyday and you can apply for them yourself.

they don't guarantee you a job or that you will book anything because they cant! no one can do that other than a casting director himself. its like going to careerbuilder.com you can post your resume on there to increase your exposure and increase your chances of getting a job interview. But they cannot guarantee that you WILL get a job interview. and on top of that just because you got the interview does not meant that you GOT the job or nor is careerbuilder.com responsible as to whether or not you get the job. Its how you present yourself and your attitude that matters and in the end its on you as to whether or not you got the position!

I'm disagreeing with the reviews above only because it seems like one person went there, didnt like it and posted it on the site and then everyone else just started to agree and post negative reviews when they haven't actually tried the service themselves to be able to fairly judge the company. I'm not saying you should agree with me... I'm saying you should at least do more research yourself and perhaps even check them out yourself before posting a review.

How can a company be a scam if its been in business since 2003 and its part of the top 5000 inc. companies? They have a lot of different office they aren't taking money from you and then disappearing. check it out for yourself go here http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/one-source-talent

and go here http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/40156/ it clearly says they create a cost-effective relationship between clients and talents.

like i said i know others who are with that company and they like it... and they actually are using the service! go to their website, check out their blogs or what others said on there...and then go check out the company for yourself and make a decision. dont let someone else make a decision for you!

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Savv88
sterling heights, US
Nov 01, 2010 4:35 am EDT

you really should do some more research on the company because so much of what i read isn't even true! I have friends that are with that company and they love it and i'm thinking about having one of my relatives go there too. they explain it to you when you are there as to what they do and how the work and they even show you how to use everything on their site. One source is NOT an agency. what they do is they work with a lot of different clients (agencies and castings directors) and these clients go to one source talent and let them know what exactly they are looking for (looks, height, weight, skills, etc etc). one source then uses its database that has all the info about their models/actors and see who meet that criteria then submit you out if you meet it. if that casting director or agency likes your pictures/info then they can request you and thats when one source will contact you with the opportunity.

they dont guarantee you will book anything because they cant! they cant tell a director who to pick. its like going to career builder.com They will increase your exposure and that can lead to more job interviews... but that does not mean you WILL get the job nor can careerBuilder.com guarantee you will get a job through them!

do more research on the company and you'll see they have been in business since 2003 and they are part of the Top 500o incorporated companies. go here if you dont believe http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/one-source-talent and see for yourself. would they be in business for so long if they weren't legit and if they weren't doing something for both their clients and their models/actors?

go here http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/40156/ it tells you they create a cost-effective relationship between their clients and talents (talent meaning models/actors)

im completely disagreeing with the reviews from others because its seems like one person went there, didn't like it, wrote a bad review and then everyone else just re-posted that same review and agreed to it without checking anything out themselves. I would rather come to a decision myself than see what one person says then agree with them. I'm not saying you should agree with me... i'm just saying at least do more research. Like i said, i have friends that are with that company and I haven't heard anything negative from them. seems like all the negative reviews have come from those who didnt try out the service at all.

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goodmama
Rock Falls, US
Aug 04, 2010 10:05 pm EDT

I have been going through everything that it seems like all of htese other people have gone through. I have a daughter who is 10 years old ad we are suppose to go for our "third meeting" tomorrow. I had a family member call me and tell me that I might wat to check out this sight before I give them any money, as I have laready paid the $39.95 monthly fee. I certainly hope they don't think they are going to automatically deduct that money from my checking account! Oh there will be trouble! I am very nervous now and I amcancelling my appointment! i can not afford to lose a pennie to a scam like this, especially with the economy the way it is. They alo expect me to drive up to Oakbrooke every other day..that's an hour and a half for me and I don;t have time for that! I would never expectanything like this to be free, but come on?...$395 for a photo shoot to start out? And that's the smallest package! I don't have that kind of money to gamble with!

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