Tag Archives: acting scams

Is Nine9 the Unagency Trying to Silence Critics?

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It’s no secret that I have been vocal in face-to-face conversations with the parents of kids and teens interested in acting as well as here on this blog when it comes to services like Nine9 the Unagency (formerly OneSource Talent), … Continue reading

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Nine9 The UnAgency Promises to Stop Marketing to Minors

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Just over a year ago, I wrote a blog post about an inappropriate email my 14-year-old received from a company called Nine9 The UnAgency and its predecessor, OneSource Talent.  About 102,000 people have viewed the post over a year, and … Continue reading

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Texas Actors Beware: Casting 360, Another “Casting Site” Pretender has Arrived

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As if there weren’t enough of these fake casting sites around, yet another one has popped up in Texas.  This one is called Casting 360, and is running ads like this one on job boards and websites around Texas: Movie … Continue reading

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Parents of Child Actors Beware: Nine9 The Unagency’s Misleading Marketing Is Here!

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Looks as if Dallas is home to a new branch of an old company that targets would-be models and actors with costly (and unneeded) services while masquerading as a way to “break in” to the industry. Like many other bogus casting … Continue reading

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Good News on Casting Hub/CastHub Refunds?

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I’ve written often about Casting Hub and its cousins, and I’ve now heard from several hundred families who have had positive and negative experiences with them. At least once a week for the past year, I’ve heard from someone who … Continue reading

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Dallas-Area Resources for Actors: Videographers, Headshots, Casting Sites

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In November, I posted a list of Dallas-area agents, coaches, and online casting sites that carry notices of national and regional films, TV shows, and commercial casting calls. This second list of resources for Dallas-area actors and the parents of … Continue reading

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Is CastHub.tv a Casting Hub Spin-off? Is it Legit?

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I can always tell when Casting Hub hosts one of its big weekend “auditions”, because traffic on my blog always skyrockets on Sunday, as parents start to go online to research the company after their child gets the “good news” … Continue reading

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Are Casting Hub & Its Cousins Fooling Would-Be Child Stars?

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My blog normally gets about 300 visitors per day. But one post on scammers who prey on children’s dreams, published in March, 2013, has had more than 100,000 readers. It’s not the only post on on the subject of helping a child smitten with … Continue reading

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What a REAL Audition Opportunity Looks Like

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Lately, a couple of posts I wrote several months ago have been getting a lot of traffic.  It’s summertime, and the parents of would-be Disney stars are getting bombarded with letters and sales pitches from companies who want to help … Continue reading

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Parents of Would-be Child Actors: Beware of Scammers!

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I met a neighbor recently, and we were exchanging contact information when one of my grandson’s business cards fell out of my purse. She was very excited to meet “a working child actor”, and told me that her daughter has an upcoming … Continue reading

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