To Whom It May Concern:
In January 2001 I went to an open audition with Tomorrow
915 Broadway, Suite 1306
New York, NY 10010
They told me they wanted me to start as soon as possible,
so they made an appointment for me to take pictures.
It was a test photo shoot where they took eight shots
In April 2002, they invited me to their office and chose
a picture. They said the sooner I paid for the picture,
the sooner I could get started.
I paid $495 but I didn't receive my pictures until October
2002. Furthermore, they have done nothing for me.
I thought they wanted me to start ASAP, but they probably
meant, "We want you to pay for your pictures ASAP."
I looked them up under the BBB, and they are listed
as an unsatisfactory company. They get a fee from a convention
for which they charge their clients $5,000.
I feel horrible, not because of the money for the pictures,
it is just that I believed in them and my hopes were
Is there any additional information you can tell me
on this company? Their office is in Manhattan, NY, and
they have an office in Long Island, NY. In NYC they go
by Tomorrow Talent and in Long Island they go by Tomorrow
Talent and Modeling Management.
The only information available so far is the BBB record
you checked. The BBB gave a reason for its unsatisfactory
- The Bureau wrote this firm a letter requesting copies
of its contract promotional materials, refund policy,
and proof that clients are obtaining bona fide work
and earning money. The firm has failed to provide the
Apparently it is standard procedure for the BBB to request
basic information from every modeling agency or model
management firm; the BBB wants proof they get their models
But the BBB also provided useful information which explained
the connection between Tomorrow Talent and IMTA. This
is interesting because the BBB information has confirmed
that modeling agencies or talent management is set up
in a conflict of interest. The modeling companies are
paid to recruit models and aspiring models for the expensive
Contrary to the impression that it is just the company
giving their professional opinion and making an unbiased
recommendation purely for the benefit and advancement
of the model's career, they are paid to encourage models
to spend $5,000.
- This company has stated that it works solely on commission
and does not charge its clients any advance fees, as
disreputable firms do. However, this firm advertises
and collects thousands of dollars in advance fees for
a modeling-acting convention in California. The cost
of this convention is $5,000 per person and Tommorrow
Talent does receive a commission from each attendee.
This is not a good situation for models. At the very
least, Tomorrow Talent and any other modeling agency
or business which recruits models for IMTA should disclose
the fact they are paid, and the amount they are paid.
Thanks for your quick response.
I also wanted to note that I called the Dept of Consumer
Affairs and Tomorrow Talent is not licensed.