Infinite Talent LLC (infinitetalentusa.com) by Katie Ludwig
According to their website, Infinite Talent LLC operates in Oregon and Washington. The emphasis of their site was "high fashion" photography: "We are NOT a modeling school and do not require our models take classes. To get involved in the industry, you will need to have the proper high fashion photos. If you do not already have these, you will need to get them upon acceptance."
http://www.infinitetalentusa.com/faq/index.xhtml [Aug. 5, 2004]. But they didn't say if any of their models have received high fashion modeling jobs.
According to a few sources, including the BBB and a consumer complaint website, Infinite Talent is run by former workers/leaders of the infamous Wilhelmina Scouting Network scam which misled consumers about the value of their internet advertising service and misled them into buying professional photography before getting agency representation and did not pay their workers ("scouts").
BBB Reliability Report
As of July 15, 2002, all complaints are processed by the BBB of Central Florida. To file a complaint or to request a reliability report, please contact them at (407)621-3300 or at www.orlando.bbb.org. Their address is 151 Wymore Rd. #100, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.
Additional company management personnel include:
http://www.thebbb.org/commonreport.html?bid=41001051 [Aug. 5, 2004].
[Heather Duback, Rachel Skirving and Katie Ludwig]
"Katie Ludwig, director of Options' local office, staunchly defends her operation. "We just help people get exposure," she contends. "We never mislead them, never tell them they will become a model." She admits the company takes all applicants, asking, "Just because you're missing your two front teeth, who's to say you can't be an actor?"
Quoted in Sandeep Kaushik, "Glam Scam? Seattle Youth Complains of Modeling Rip-off," Stranger/Seattle, Aug. 8, 2002. http://www.thestranger.com/2002-08-08/city2.html [Aug. 5, 2004].
See also Rip Off Report-Swank
- Katerina Ludwig - Katie Ludwig Swank ... and Rip Off Report:Trans Continental Talent & Model
Scouting ripoff ...
Make sure Infinite Talent has paid the employment agency bond if it is a talent agency and meets the legal definition of an employment agency:
Crimes of Persuasionon