Susan Page Modeling School and
To Whom It May Concern:
About four years ago, I put my son, then 10, through
a modeling class at Susan Page, aka PK Models and Talent,
here in Honolulu, HI.
I paid $500 for this and he has only had one paid "gig" since
then for around $75. DISCOURAGING!
Anyway, I have two other sons whom I would also like
to get into this biz, but I don't want to be taken again.
I am considering starting my own modeling agency, but
don't want to be one that ends up on this site with a
Where can I find the rules or regulations and rates
for this so that I can give and receive a fair rate?
Any advice you can give would be really appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Hawaii has rules which basically set the same standard
for modeling/talent agencies as employment agencies.
You can actually read
the statutes online at the website of the
State of Hawaii.
A brief summary of a few important issues is included
below in an excerpt from the legal reference section
of The Glam Scam:
- Hawaii does not have specific laws regulating talent/modeling
agencies. Employment agencies must be licensed by the
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Employment
agents must pass a "certified employment consultant" examination...
Employment agencies cannot collect an advance registration
fee. A bond is required in the amount of $5,000.