|I am work in the Los Angeles area and would like to blow the
whistle on Image Development On-Line... a total scam.
They advertise on the internet, in local newspapers, etc...
pretending to have actual jobs for talent... Yet when
you attend their interviews, they sell you classes and very
overpriced photos. They charge approximately $400/roll
for photo-shoots. That is $400 for about 36 photos...
does not include prints, does not include a make-up artist,
etc.. Here is a sample ad they have on craigslist...
Fresh, New, Unsigned Talent
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2006-02-25, 3:25PM PST
Actors/Actresses and Kids wanted!
Men/Women (20-30ish) Beautiful & character types!
Kids & Teens (4 and up) that are cute, colorful & real.
Grandparent types (50+).
Image in connection with N.T.B.R. productions is casting a live
action show for kids. All bookings are paid. NO FEES.
If you have already auditioned for us, please don't call again.
Call Image (805) 494-9191 to schedule an appointment for an audition.
But it's fake... they have been "casting" this
same live action show for kids for about 1 year now... and
anyone that meets with them, is told they need to take classes
or to shoot with their photographers, which charge $400/roll
of film... They are a total scam. Please post
this on your web-site... it will help clean out the industry. Thank