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Agency requests the aspiring models to pay $700 for prints. The price is 10 times higher than normally in the industry and it is required to pay them upfront.

This agency is running a classic scam called a photo mill, where the agency splits the fees with the photographers, stylists, printers, etc. The agency makes its profit from selling services to the models, not from commissions from their work.

In fact, the agency should not be selling photographic promotional materials to the models because it is a CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

Consumer protection for Ontario, Canada, states:

A portfolio consisting of a variety of photographs of the model in different clothing and styles is required. A photo shoot costs $400-$500 on average (including wardrobe, makeup and hair styling). A reputable agency will pay these costs. If the modelling agency wants you to pay, walk away.

Here is the link to know if the agency is a fraud:

http://www.gov.on.ca/MGS/en/ConsProt/STEL02_045935.html

They have tricked me and my daughter into signing the contract. It didn't take me long to discover that they are a scam. I am in the process of fighting for my money back. If you have signed with them, beware. Ask for a refund before its too late.

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  • Ta
    Tanja Frey Oct 22, 2018
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    nothing like ripping off a single mom. my son is very handsome with the right help he could at least make a bit to help for university. [censored] sorry

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  • Fa
    Father of model Sep 29, 2018
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    Clearly this conversation about Orange modeling agency is intriguing. My daughter started her modeling career with Kamera Kids (a branch of Sutherland Models) who is a Legitimate Agency and I was quickly asked to pay $350 for head shots and comp cards. I spoke to Rhonda at the time and I said that $350 wasn't a lot of money and I didn't mind paying this for photos but was Kamera Kids the real thing and was my daughter going to get modeling work? Rhonda quickly ensured me that my daughter would absolutely get work.

    I might also add that my daughter was one of only two people that Kamera Kids took the day they had an audition for talent with approximately 25 kids in attendance. There was a lot of sad kids and parents that didn't get picked that day. The audition was a bit harsh too with Rhonda saying at the beginning, "that if you or your child cannot take rejection you had best leave now." When she had interviewed all the children (you could watch your child get interviewed through the glass but were not allowed to attend the interview with your child) Rhonda returned and said my daughter and another boy were in and the rest were out. She then said she would contact the parents of the two kids that passed the audition and abruptly left.

    A number of weeks went by and finally we got a phone call for some print work and my daughter was paid for it. She then did more print work, a fashion show and eventually it led to commercials where you can start to make real money in this business. During the time I went to auditions with my daughter and spoke to several parents I saw several scams parents and their kids were unknowingly involved in. One sounds a a lot like what may be happening at Orange Models. People were paying a lot of money for head shots and photo albums but never getting any work. Some were going to auditions and trying to get work but nothing ever seemed to work out. I remember speaking to one father who spoke about several thousands of dollars he had spent on photography, acting and modeling lessons (his daughter was six at the time) through a modeling agency that I forget the name of, had been to several auditions and his daughter even had some work. In further conversation I found that even when his daughter got some work she was never paid for it. I told him that whenever my daughter worked she was always paid. He showed me the photo album of his daughter with pride and several glam shots the model agency had taken in a book he carried to each audition. I told him he may be involved in a scam and he should perhaps look at Kamera Kids as an alternative, audition and see what they say, as Kamera Kids told me that young kids don't need acting or modeling classes until they are around 10). Sadly, when I finally met with his daughter I realized she probably wouldn't pass a Kamera kids audition as she was very shy and unfortunately not that attractive.

    Modeling agencies are not only looking for looks but also for big personality and the ability of your child to take instruction. They also interview the parents especially if the children are young (our daughter started at 4) since you need to take this seriously and be responsible to get your child to and from auditions and acting shoots. (It can be a full time job for one parent) We eventually left Kamera Kids - it was a great experience and the beginning as my daughter has now acted in several big feature Hollywood films and currently lives in LA, however this has a lot to do with natural talent and personality more then anything else and we know this is not the norm.

    From what I see in reading these comments, is that if you are paying a lot of money for photos and not getting any work or not getting paid for your work you are probably not with the right agency. Also, if you are paying for classes whether acting or modeling and under the age of 10 you are probably with the wrong company. I might also add that I saw kids all done up with hair and make-up coming to auditions - my child came as she was in comfortable clothing often in her favorite camouflage jeans and more than often got the part. Unfortunately, I also saw that parents seemed to want the modeling career more than there kids - we were always careful to see if our daughter was having fun and that she wanted to continue to work in the business.

    Hope this helps.

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  • Ia
    Iamconfused Aug 08, 2017

    I have a contract that I haven't signed yet with orange models and I don't know if I should sign it or no. it is asking me to pay $250 plus tax for services such as annual administration fees, marketing and promotional expenses, courier fees and online account setup and it says that there will be no further costs other than this, so should I sign the contract or no

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  • Mo
    model123 Sep 18, 2017

    @Iamconfused I did sign with Orange Model a year ago (Montreal agency), and am not happy with them. Haven't gotten a single contract with them. I must have received 3 audition offers, and that's it. The agent doesn't answer emails and it is very hard to reach her on the phone. Overall, not happy and not renewing my contract.

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    SophieOliver Jun 02, 2017
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    One of the best agencies in Toronto. Very professional agents and great team! I have nothing but good things to say about them.

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    Ben Ten May 29, 2017
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    christian pallanteon are probably the manager of this terrible agency acting as clients. What a scam. I've heard terrible things about this agency.

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    Benjiw Feb 13, 2016

    Orange is as good as it gets. They blow their competition away with their professionalism, and attention to detail. It is so refreshing to have calls and emails returned in a very timely matter!

    Other Toronto area modeling agencies I have worked with have done nothing but disappoint; they nickel-and-dime their models and clients, and reduce their integrity by assigning "model numbers" huh??

    Overall, Orange is an excellent agency. Professional, with a boutique feel. I highly recommend working with them!

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    beckhc Feb 12, 2016

    Respected name in the fashion industry, so the experience looks great on your resume. Small team, so work is very hands-on. I was in charge of very large projects, which was great for my portfolio.

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  • Ja
    Janet Dove Nov 26, 2015
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    I would have to say that if an agency really wants you and can see your potential - they will pay for everything!! if they make you pay - it is because they are not certain you will be their money maker - aka cindy crawford naomi cambell etc. you think they paid? lol.. I have 2 friends - both of their daughters were signed their portfolio paid for and they are doing runway modelling!! So to the lady/girl - who commented things in life are not free well.. if you got what it takes it is free - if you are average then yes you do pay!! and i dont mean it in a bad way. I worked with a talent agent - and she never made the people she thought would get her huge contracts like covergirl etc. but really how much does the bay or walmart pay? compared to covergirl or chanel?

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    VioT Aug 07, 2015
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    So, i have a contract with them also, did sign it 6 months ago.. i wasn't sure, and the manager was pushing me to start sooner, so i can sooner start working, he made it look, like there are clients waiting for my type of beauty etc..
    they made me pay 700, yes.. basically the manager was describing everything in pink colors, showing examples of 500-1000$/day jobs.. and me being a russian, and being considered very beautiful by people i meet here in toronto, i thought what the heck, let me try..
    so the reality is way different, i get auditions and casting calls from time to time, but mostly "not paid" type of jobs.. and even so, they usually are "canceled" 2 days after.. yeah right.. or they just don't choose you, so you basically never know if this is real, or Agency is just playing to, so it will look real..
    well i got several real auditions, but still i didn't make any money at all with them!!!
    so, my conclusion? are they a scam or not, yes and no.. they just don't have that many clients, and they for sure mostly make money from girls that dream to be a model.. cause several times i went to the agency, everytime some new girl was signing a contract, lol..

    I TRULY REGRET wasting my money..

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    Shawn MacNeil Jun 11, 2015
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    I just don't know what to do. I have a contract in hand, not signed yet. I'm torn. I'm on disability, so $650 is a HUGE amount of money I just don't have. Don't know where I'm going to get it, but want this so bad. Reading so many contradictory assessments of Orange.

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  • Ka
    kathym47 Apr 13, 2014

    After reading numerous bad reviews, I was really disheartened as I only checked for reviews after I had joined the agency. But lo and behold, I have been getting casting and I could not have been more satisfied :)

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  • Da
    Dan N Jul 21, 2013

    So much confusion here...

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    Mmarc Mar 18, 2013

    They have companies like prime time their a major con . I k now how they work they charge u portfolio prices at ridiculous prices and don t guarantee ###

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    the-writers-soul Feb 26, 2011
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    16yroldTO two things

    ONE if you are uncomfortable taking off your shirt you are in the WRONG industry I was 15 on stage at a hair show in nothing but a bra and pants and the guy cutting my hair touched my bare breasts at least a dozen times getting hair off of me it is NOT a sexual thing AT ALL it is work they view it at work you are basically selling yourself and your body to different markets. YOU have to be confidant and comfortable in unusual situations if you were uncomfortable with him measuring you .. YOU could have said something and YOU could have asked for a female to do it. You are 16, you are legal and you have to grow up fast in this industry.

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    the-writers-soul Feb 26, 2011
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    I am with Orange Models and was with two other Agency's before them and so far they have treated me the best. I did not pay a ridiculous amount for my photos and have only been with them for three weeks and already had work. In fact even hundred is even cheaper then what other agency's charge. When I started I payed twelve hundred dollars to take 'lessons' and do a photo shoot they then sent me to a hair show and charged me another nine hundred dollars to re do them.
    SO Orange is an excellent agency. I am also in CONSTANT contact with my Agent who lets me call him whenever I feel I need to touch base or ask questions he is always very helpful and informative. Not to mention the agency is run better then some of the other ones I have seen.

    I also have worked as an Agent in the industry so I do know the other side... so in response too Jpn's comment those 'postcards' are used in EVERY SINGLE AGENCY and if there are not then you are with a BAD ONE. They are handed out to cliental and customers and kept ON FILE if they like or appreciate your look. it COSTS MONEY to print things and PHOTOGRAPHERS DO NOT WORK FOR FREE EVER!!! And If they do I would question it. I went to an Arts College quite a few of my friends are photography students and even that charge a minimum of two hundred dollars to people they know. So before you slander an entire company look into other things. Check out Photographers and their Sites, call them, ask them how much they charge, then either create a COMP card yourself on Photoshop, ask the Photographer how much they would charge to do it or find and pay someone else to create them. Then take the PDF file and go to any print shop including Zellers and ask them to print it onto manila or harder cardboard like paper. Price THAT all out and THEN add a make up artist to come to your shoot into that cost. Once you have done this look at your final price and then the price the agency is offering you. Just to roughly do it for you, the Photographer friend I have who runs his own company charges: 585.00 for a one and a half hour shoot. Mac charges anywhere from 90 - 100 dollars for a session and if they have to come out of their area they will charge more... Blacks charges upwards of 30 dollars for 6... the agency gives you 100 so the total cost (roughly) would be: 715 and then you have to TIP the Make Up Artist and Photographer so your looking at around 735 dollars...and you are only getting six comp cards. Photographers also charge extra to put your pictures onto DISK or USB for you and that will change dependent on the amount of photos ect. but Id add at least another 10 or 20 so your final total would be 755.00 - I think I will pay my 600 or 700 and get a minimum of 100 COMP CARDS thats 94 free cards. Look at it that way.

    And that's that. I am an Orange Model and I am Happy with my representation.

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    are_you_serious Oct 06, 2010
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    This is in response to la tartaruga:

    "for complexions make-up agency/school, one of the most prominant make-up school to affiliate itself with orange models... which people say is a scam, is in possible jeopardy of it's own reputation. something to think about. something really to think about... so if you want to find out about orange model, call complexions make-up school and ask??? life can be so simple sometimes!"

    Just so you know, complexions is not a respected school! they are a scam. they charge twice as much as any other make-up school for the same quality eduction. where does that extra money go? they spend it on publicity and advertising so people think they are "one of the most prominent make-up schools". when in fact anyone who is actually a professional working make-up artist will tell you they are a joke!

    How do I know all this? I went to school for make-up. the teachers at the school I attended were previously teachers at complexions but quit because they didn't like the way that school ran their business. I got the same quality education from a reputable school for half the price of complexions.

    Also, being in the industry I happen to know a lot of other make-up artists. and the ones I know who went to complexions have nothing but horror stories.

    My point?

    Any agency that affiliates itself with a known scam (such as complexions) is probably a scam themselves!

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  • Jo
    Joseph Chang Sep 02, 2010
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    I admire those of you that are reading this message. It means that you are researching and verifying the company that you are possibly getting ready to work with. It means that you have a true interest in your choice to be a part of a very cut throat industry and that you want to make the right decision concerning your career. Knowledge is power and by researching you educate yourself so that you do not act in ignorance. There are many model management companies that cover the cost of your portfolio, head shots and comps and some cover nothing. But agencies who charge money are not scam, they just don't want to invest in any beginner.

    Unfortunately this is a cut throat industry and there are many different reasons that a model may not succeed in the business. It may be anything from a bad attitude, not showing up for casting or work, being difficult to work with or just not having the right look. One model will never be able to look at another models career and judge how their career will go. Sometimes it does not work out between an agency and model.

    How do you know what to believe? Good question! Go with the facts! Most of the time the work that the agency does speaks for its self. You can look at a website of a model management company and tell if it going in the right direction. You can tell by the quality of models that the agency represents, the caliber of work the models are doing and the kind of clients they work with

    I have been with Orange for almost 8 months, have got a few castings landed a role in a music video but I am very happy with the over all experience and definitely plan to renew my contract.

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    6rl7toronto Aug 18, 2010

    # Real agents don't guarantee work if you sign on with them.
    # Real agents don't require you to buy services from affiliated photo studios, training schools or video producers.
    # Real agents don't represent extras, models and principal performers in the same organization.
    # Real agents don't advertise or hand out leaflets.
    # Real agents make money if you make money - they don't charge you high fees if you're not working

    http://www.actratoronto.com/perform/protectyourself.html

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    McKenzieeee Aug 14, 2010
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    They DON"T sign everyone.
    $700 is for comp cards AND to get you started, as in a portfolio.
    I just got a casting and the pay is 5 grand. And guess what? Only 5 people from Orange were sent to it!
    Also, did you know that ALL agencies pay the designers to not pay the models? No matter what agency your signed with they pay the designers money to not pay the models to do the catwalk. If you get a job for a commercial or add you'll get paid.

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  • Ra
    Randomrandom12 Aug 13, 2010

    Here's the thing about orange. They sign EVERYONE, anyone can be a model if you sign with orange. I'm pretty sure they don't turn anyone away.You do pay 700 dollars for comp cards and such. But also if you renew your contract that's like another 3-4 hundred dollars. They send you on castings, but they send anyone on them. For instance Lets say the casting is for a blonde female, theyll also send a red head, brunette and men aswell. They advertise all these jobs their models have gotten and people they have worked with, but most of these jobs are freebies, in other words the models are not getting paid to do them.

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    McKenzieeee Jul 31, 2010
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    i've been signed with ornage for 2 months.
    they're legit modeling agnecy.
    of course you have to pay to get yourself started of, like the portfolio.
    i already got 2 auditons and like Alexas says, you have to bug them.
    if you don't get a job it's not there fault. the companies don't appeal to you.
    it's not a scammm!

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  • Al
    Alexas Jul 29, 2010

    Hey you guys,
    I'm a model at OMMI and I have been signed with them for about a month.
    So far, its amazing! I've gotten several bookings and I have coming up auditions. I was supposed to go Japan this summer but because of personal reasons I couldn't.

    OMMI is not a scam. It is not their fault that your look didnt appeal to their clients. The thing about Orange to, is that you have to call every 2 weeks to remind them that you want work. Otherwise they will lose interest and forget. Not the greatest of a top agency but no ones perfect.

    Orange is my favourite :)

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  • Lo
    LOVE BUG Jul 09, 2010

    hahaa

    who the hell would name their comp orange models anyway, are they fat or round.
    The name alone makes me laugh

    waaaaaaaaaalk awaaaaaaaay.

    LOOOOL!

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  • Lo
    LOVE BUG Jul 09, 2010

    LMFAO

    NYCE JOB ORANGE MANAGEMENT, EVERYTIME SOMEONE POST A NEGATIVE COMMENT YA'LL TRY TO CANDY CODE AND SWEETEN THE COMPANIES REPUTATION.

    TELL ME NOW IF ORANGE IS A SOCALL LEGIT AGENCY WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE BAD REVIEWS.

    IF U RESEACH REAL LEGIT AGENCIES YOU'LL FIND THAT YOUR NOT REQUIRED TO PAY. THEY INVEST IN YOU BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY CAN MAKE MONEY BY BOOKING YOU JOBS BASED ON YOU.

    FOR EX: YOUR HEIGHT, LOOKS AND BODY PORTION

    LIKE MY FRIEND. SHE'S MODELLING IN NEW YORK, IS EXTREMELY SUCESSFUL AND SHE DID NOT HAVE TO PAY THE AGENCY BECAUSE THEY'RE MAKING MONEY BY GETTING HER WORK (GO-SEES).

    TOP MODELS DON'T PAY.


    IF AGENCIES ARE ASKING FOR MONEY THEY'RE NOT CONFIDENT IN YOU, THEREFORE THEY MIGHT TAKE YOUR MONEY AND RUN OR BOOK YOU JOBS THAT PAY LESS THEN WHAT YOU PAYED AND FORGET ABOUT YOU UNTILL YOUR CALLING THEM ALL THE TIME.


    NE WAY THINK ABOUT IT CAUSE THE DECISION IS STILL UP TO YOU, SOME PEOPLE LEARN THE HARD WAY.

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    M.Poppins Jul 08, 2010

    It's unbellivable how some people are realy not clever... Above some detailed, well written comments about modelling business. And these people still didn't get a point! It's a business first off all!
    750$ for portfolio is nothing, it's cheap! We paid for my daughter's portfolio twice as much, and it is after a discount. Talented photographers are rare and expensive! Our photographer, for example, agreed to help us with portfolio, only, because I am a friend with his mother. He refused to work with modelling agencies because they didn't satisfy him financialy. The shots he made are amazing and helped us! If you want to get a good start, find a good photographer, to show your potencial.
    And at last: measurements with no top on, are common in modelling, you better get used to it.
    Good Luck to everybody!

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  • So
    something special Jul 03, 2010

    Bottom line DON'T EVER pay a modelling agency $750.00 that's just waaaay TOO MUCH money to pay an agency that claims to be interested in you. That sounds like a scam to me. I have not been with orange, but if your asked for that amount of money it's clear that the angency is trying to get rich off of you, not by getting you work.

    THINK CAREFULLY B4 U DO SOMETHING U MIGHT REGRET.

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  • De
    DenizS May 19, 2010

    People have committed before my post and I am sure they would post comments after this post. Whatever negative people may be saying about Orange Model Management, well i want to let you know that it is not true. They are conservative, respectful, and professional.

    They are a legit agency. I have been with them for the past 2 years and have successfully landed local jobs and have been to Korea through them on a 3 month contact. I have done jobs for clients like Guess Korea, Hyundai and numerous jewellery and clothing catalogues during my stay there.

    For Zack`s info they are a full service agency which means they maintain a roster for high fashion, commercial and life style models. They work with experienced models as well as beginners. If they like you as a model they might call your twice or three times before making their final decision. And usually every company has one receptionist or admin person. I don’t understand some times people just want to write anything not even know what they are writing.

    Ive read everyone’s comment here and all the negative comes down to the price well sorry to say to start modeling you have to pay money before you make it big and not everyone has what it takes im not saying you cant be famous without but its very rare.

    You must invest in yourself if you want to reach your full potential in this industry. Just like doctors, lawyers, pay a fee, just like we pay for our gym similarly models and actors have to pay a start up cost unless they are experienced and have a diversified portfolio. What I mean to say is that to pursue their dream what ever may be you have to pay a cost.

    I am not saying you should just go ahead and join Orange or any other agency but do your research and before making any decision please check with the better business bureau, ask the agency what kind of work they have done in the past and ask for local references this is more important than making decisions based on these online posts.
    This is what I did and I am happy with what I have achieved in the past 2 years. Hope this would be helpful.

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  • Za
    ZackF May 17, 2010

    I think this is a scam... I applied on Kijiji for jobs i'd think i'd like and i randomly saw this one... I got a phone call from them and a lady gives me the usual application routine and immediately asks me for an interview... I told her that I wouldnt be able to make it since i live an hour or so away and I wouldnt be around for a few weeks. She tries to bribe me into coming in even though ive said i couldnt. The weird thing was that she asked me if I had a portfolio and any acting/modelling experience and I told her i had absolutely zero...

    Why would you go out of your way to keep a nobody? She knew i had no experience...

    SO... a few days later i decide i'll give this another shot and see what happens. I go on kijiji hoping to find that ad... I did. So i send my resume in again but ive switched it a little bit making it worse. A few days later... ANOTHER phone call for an interview. (so now i know they take literally ANYBODY). I answer the phone, Its the SAME girl as before. (not sure why, but that's super sketch to me... like youre a toronto business, why do you only have one [censor]in lady?) Our conversation wasn't overly special but if i had to choose, i'd try and find a less sketchy place to model.

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  • Jo
    Joseph Chang May 15, 2010
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    I totally agree they are 100 percent legit.

    check our their blog or you tube channel to see the kind of jobs these guys have done. Really amazing...

    http://www.orangemodels.ca

    http://orangemodels.wordpress.com

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Orange-Model-Management-Inc/5964403745?v=wall&viewas=0

    http://www.youtube.com/orangemodel

    If you are unable to click on the link please copy paste the links into your browser and see it for yourself. Their models book local and International jobs what else is an agency suppose to do? Just because you seemingly had a bad experience, doesn’t mean that everyone else did. I think that Orange Models is a very good company to become a model or actor/actress. Some people are crazy and are never happy.

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    Palelot1910 May 12, 2010
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    Orange model is legit.

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  • Be
    Beny boy Mar 11, 2010

    I just signed with Orange… didnt pressure me 4 money, been real honest about the jobs, and you wouldnt have to pay if u have your portfolio etc. They need to know that you know what ur doing. But I will keep u posted!

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  • He
    heathermother Mar 05, 2010

    My child recently signed on with Orange Models and so far we are pleased. I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for. And in this case my child is getting a great head start and lots of insight into a business (I know from my cousins experience). If for any reason I have a legitimate complaint against Orange I will be sure to let everyone know but so far I have no complaints.

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    I hate jerks Mar 04, 2010

    I am shocked to see this post and don’t believe any of this garbage. My daughter has been with Orange for almost 3 year and we are very happy with them. Modeling would not be her career but I am glad that she went with Orange. We have received calls and text msgs at 10 or 11 at night for next auditions or jobs. I can't thank them enough for all their hard work, it is really appreciated. The only issue I have had so far is that her job payments were delayed but now I understand how this industry works it takes 3-6 months to be paid so we have adjusted to it. It seems like people are always looking for something to complain about.

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  • Fa
    Fannys Mar 04, 2010

    This individual is clearly pissed off for nothing. Stop bashing this company! There is nothing fraud about Orange or its employees! There is no such record or file with any authority. Anyone who reads this article, I believe this individual or their competitor is using fake names to bash this company. When their models started to defend Orange on this site you started this crap.

    Orange has been around for more than five years. Their models have successfully completed local and International assignments please check their blog http://orangemodels.wordpress.com. As a model I have done a charity fashion show for them and I know they are actively involved in fundraising for to help local charities like sick kids and the cancer society. They are legitimate company and they are not involved in any wrong doing. If you don't believe me please call any major casting company or production house and ask them about Orange they would tell you how big they are in the industry. Thats how I was referred to them.

    What a jerk. People like you should be hanged. ### U ***

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    16yroldTO Mar 03, 2010

    ORANGE MODEL IS A SCAM...
    they are also sex offenders... my agent sexually abused me by forcing me to take off my clothes so he could "take" measurements of my breast. I am only 16 and when i told this to my mom she freaked out. She tryed to arrest the guy (he was bald, short, and asian /indian back ground), but we had no proof so the police did not arrest him. We only opened a file. He is still working there as an agent. There was also a story of another child who was sexually assulted by one of their photographers, (he took bad pics of her). Just google it and see for your self.
    other than the face that they are sex offenders, they stole my money and my other two friends as well. RUN FROM THEM.

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  • Fa
    Fannys Feb 13, 2010

    Just want to add, I have been with orange for the past couple of months they have been nothing but a pleasant experience, their staff is helpful and caring and I have been getting auditions. Unlike some, I have no “dreams” about making it big, but just working with them has been fun and I feel worthwhile.

    There is nothing fraud about Orange!

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  • La
    La Tartaruga Feb 10, 2010
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    Another thing...not in favor or not...FOR COMPLEXIONS MAKE-UP AGENCY/SCHOOL, ONE OF THE MOST PROMINANT MAKE-UP SCHOOL TO AFFILIATE ITSELF WITH ORANGE MODELS... WHICH PEOPLE SAY IS A SCAM, IS IN POSSIBLE JEOPARDY OF IT'S OWN REPUTATION. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT. SOMETHING REALLY TO THINK ABOUT... SO IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT ORANGE MODEL, CALL COMPLEXIONS MAKE-UP SCHOOL AND ASK??? LIFE CAN BE SO SIMPLE SOMETIMES!

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  • La
    La Tartaruga Feb 10, 2010
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    ORANGE MODELS????

    OH YEAH AND BY THE WAY, THAT LINK UP THERE, THAT TELLS YOU TO GO TO THE SITE TO SEE WHICH AGENCIES ARE SCAM, DOESN'T WORK... IT SAYS THIS

    Content Server Request Failed
    Failed to locate relative path 'en/ConsProt' in hierarchy of site '9911'.
    FAILURE TO LOCATE SERVER.

    so...you be the judge, call better business bureau and find out for yourself.

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  • La
    La Tartaruga Feb 10, 2010
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    I just have a few things to say about all of this. For starters I don't know if Orange is A SCAM yet or not however I have had my interview and the price of the registration fee did take my by surprise.. HOWEVER----I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY AN AGENCY IN NY WHERE I PAID $700. They took my photos, I paid my money. I never got my photos and three weeks later the agency packed up and gone as if it never existed. They INDEED WERE A SCAM. In fact they who knows where they went. I WAS NOT ASKED TO SPEND $700 WITH ORANGE but I HAVE MY OWN PORTFOLIO. ONE I CREATED BY MYSELF. I HAVE SPENT ALMOST $400 ON HEADSHOTS AS I AM AN ACTRESS. I have spent $600 on one photoshoot, not to mention over $150.00 in prints. IT IS NOT TRUE THAT AN AGENCY WILL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING FOR YOU! IF YOU LOOK LIKE KATE MOSS THEN SURE, THEY WILL COVER YOUR COMP CARDS BUT THEY WILL ALSO GIVE YOU THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PAYING AND UPDATING YOUR OWN PORTFOLIO. THE WORLD HAS CHANGED AND AS COSTS RISE, NOTHING IS FREE ANYMORE, NOTHING!!! In fact I am also part of actors access and showbuziness.com they are two websites that have asked me to pay and the fess were almost $79/year each. So right there it's $190.00 in internet listings. I did get many auditions through them and there were times when I had nothing. It's the nature of the beast. If YOU ARE NOT WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR YOU WILL NOT BE CALLED. I Also have been overlooked because I refused to pay for commercial classes by a casting director who was responsibile for casting many commercials and so everytime I submitted my photo for the appropriate audition, I was turned down. ITS ALL OVER THE INDUSTRY, IT IS FILLED WITH LEACHES AND PARASITES, AND VAMPIRES AND YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU AND WORKS FOR YOU!!! Therefore my fees up to date on myself including my headshots WHICH ACTORS ARE ALWAYS RESPONSIBILE FOR PAYING SO ALL YOU SPOILED MODELS WHO DON'T WANT TO INVEST A DIME IN YOUR OWN PORTFOLIO OR PICTURES. SHUT UP! ACTORS AND ACTRESS ARE CONSTANTLY PAYING OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKET AND NOT MAKING HALF THE MONEY YOU DO BECAUSE THE JOBS ARE GIVEN TO MODELS TURNED ACTORS... However it isn't that Orange is asking for money because I am adult enough that I challenged them on it and expressed my concerns however, my showbuziness account just expired, as did actors access, as did the breakdown express, as did casting network, etc...all those together cost. If this ORANGE agency is claiming for registration fees but are willing to take care of comp cards, I don't see the scam, as those websites charge..per person...for every new person enrolled, for every new account. Breakdownsexpress is a difficult one to hack into. They are an exclusive for casting directors and agents. THEREFORE UP TO DATE, ON MYSELF, ALONE, I HAVE SPENTMORE THEN $225/00 OR $700 ON MY OWN MAKING OF MY OWN PORTFOLIO AND ONLINE SUBMISSIONS. If there is someone willing to do all of that middleman work for you, then use your judgement because it IS TIME CONSUMING, IT IS DRAINING AND RATHER THEN FOCUSING YOUR ENERGIES ON YOUR CRAFT YOU ARE SPENDING HOURS PER DAY GOING BETWEEN WEBSITES SUBMITTING YOURSELF!!! WHICH ISN'T FUN. NOW I am also represented by an Agency in Italy. I did not have to pay. They promised me comp cards. They never made them. They rarely send me out. I have been on 3 audtions in 6 months. SO WHERE IS THE JUSTICE. I don't know! It is up to you to take a risk however one thing you can say is this. "I'M SORRY I'M NOT INTERESTED IN PAYING $700. I CAN FIND AND TRY TO PUT A BOOK TOGETHER MYSELF AND COME BACK AND ONCE I'VE SEEN YOU ARE WORKING FOR ME PERHAPS WHEN I NEED TO UPDATE MY PHOTOS I CAN DO SO." IF the AGENCY refuses then YES IT IS AFTER YOUR MONEY!!! However ORANGE was very willing to let me go ponder the contract and come back the next day to pay the fee if I chose. When I called to express my concerns about ORANGE SCAMS. THEY CALLED ME BACK, TO DISCUSS THE SCAMS..AND WHAT REALLY HAPPENED. THE THING IS THIS------ELITE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO SCAM. FORD HAS BEEN KNOWN TO RIP OFF CLIENTS...IN FACT MOST OF THESE TOP AGENCIES ARE NOT SURVIVING WHY? BECAUSE MAGAZINES ARE NOT SELLING MUCH ANYMORE WITH AN INTERNET MARKET. WAKE-UP PEOPLE THE WORLD IS CHANGING...VOGUE ITALY I BELIEVE IS GOING UNDER. NOBODY INVESTS IN PAPER ANYMORE. AND WITH ALL THE PEOPLE WILLING TO DO THINGS FOR FREE, THIS LEAVES ACTORS AND MODELS ALIKE IN THE DUST. HOWEVER----if you wish to build your portfolio for free, MODELMAYHEM.com is a great place to start. YOU WILL MEET ALL TYPES SO USE YOUR KEEN EYE!!! AND YOU WILL MEET MORE TALENTED PEOPLE THEN YOU COULD EVER POSSIBLY DREAM OF WORKING ON YOU! My advice, use your instinct. DON'T BE SO QUICK TO JUDGE OR CALL A SCAM. YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR OWN CAREER, IF YOU PAY $700, QUESTION WHERE YOUR PHOTOS ARE, IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING CALLS BASED ON YOUR PHOTOS, IT MEANS YOU NEED NEW ONES AND BY MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE. YOU CANNOT GET CALLS BASED ON ONE OR TWO PHOTOS FROM ONE PHOTOGRAPHER. EACH PHOTOGRAPHER HAS A DIFFERENT EYE, WORKS WITH DIFFERENT MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND DIFFERENT PEOPLE SO THE OUTCOME IS ALWAYS DIFFERENT. The same you in a different light. I haven't made my decision to sign or not sign but this is one thing, for the past several years all I see are number 1's everywhere, when I look at the clock it's 11:11 or 1:11, and well needless to say when I was walking to ORANGE i looked up and saw 111 as the address, a sign? Who knows, but rather odd to me and if you believe in angels numbers 111 is the sign of golden opportunity...do I sign, don't I, only I can figure that out. BUT, having been on all ends of the diving board, I can honestly say, I WON'T BE GOING IN STUPIDLY OR NAIVELY. BUT HELL if someone wants to take care of all the paper work and internet fees, then by all means great. BUT PEOPLE, YOU EVEN HAVE TO PAY TO GET YOUR TAXES DONE. YOU PAY FOR WORKSHOPS, YOU PAY FOR YOGA, YOU PAY FOR EVERYTHING, WHY IS IT THAT THE ARTISTS WORLD, IS THE ONLY WORLD WHERE EVERYONE WANTS SOMETHING FOR NOTHING AND THAT INCLUDES----ALL THE PEOPLE WHO CONSTANTLY HIRE ACTORS AND DON'T PAY THEM. IF Working with an orange is a risk to getting paid work, It's one I am willing to do, but just so you know, A very elite agency in NY, also asked me to pay $175 for my comp cards however after I had booked work and been with them awhile, they said they would be willing to pay for my new comp cards. WHY SHOULD EVERY AGENCY PAY FOR YOU WHEN THEY AREN'T EVEN SURE IF YOU WILL MAKE THEM MONEY!!! THAT'S LIKE SAYING TO YOUR CAR INSURANCE GUY, LISTEN JUST PUT THE INSURANCE ON WITHOUT ME PAYING FOR IT, I WILL GUARANTEE NOT TO GET INTO AN ACCIDENT. WAKE-UP AND EVERYONE START TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEMSELVES...THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!! USE YOUR OWN INTUITION AND OWN JUDGEMENT and please stop thinking anything in this world is free, nobody is famous without having to have paid something...sold something...whether it was their dignity, body, paid for classes, nothing in this world comes at no cost. REMEMBER THAT!!!

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  • Jq
    Jqn Feb 09, 2010

    Wow, I just went to Orange Models yesterday..
    reading this makes me turn heads.
    I agree with "imintoronto" - if i were to be under the contract of Orange models and so called "sucessful" I would never ever think about scam that other people have encountered under this management, it's ridiculous how the people of this agency is writing pathetic comments faking people to act like this company is worthwhile. I was going to pay $600 for ### postcards, 100 of them which probably would not get to hands of other places anyways.
    I have no experience in the Modeling industry and I may just have got messed up by Orange and would've wasted valuable time. Kiss my ### Orange :)

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