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I used the website in 2010 and paid $400 to find an agent and put NY photos online with acting resume but they kept changing agents and requesting more money. They even changed their number and used my photo on the children's listing and not the adult. I am so mad. I wanted a refund from the agency.
My photos are illegally showing up on google search engine. It's been several years, and have been calling and requesting this company to remove my photos online after the contract ended. I cannot login anymore on that website to delete my photos. Hollywood audition has refused to remove my photos instead the company is using my photos for their advertisement illegally, and without my permission or pay.
This company and many out there take advantage of the fact that people have dreams, and it's not right!! No matter what, always check reviews. These people want 400 bucks and then leave people in the dust!! Everybody needs to pay attention!! No acting company should charge fees. People who search pay fees, not the talent!!!
I went on to their website and filled out some information for modeling and acting. I then got a call from a Mr. **, who made everything about the company seem wonderful. He said that they would give me auditions to go to every week; that I would be making hundreds of dollars per gig and that they would pay for me to travel if I wanted to do auditions or jobs in other places. He then told me about the fees. At first I didn't want to do it because I know that you are not supposed to pay people for acting/modeling stuff. However, he said that I had to pay for the company to update my profile all the time; for people to work on my photos, etc. He made it all sound very believable.
I then gave him my information and told him I did not have money in my account, so do not charge me for a couple of days. He promised he wouldn't and that everything would be fine. Not even a few hours later, I got an alert that my account went negative and I saw that he charged me anyways. I immediately looked up the company and found out that it was a scam. They don't do any of that. I immediately called back and left a voicemail, saying I was not interested; do not charge my account or put my money back since I saw that he didn't listen and charged me anyways. Not surprisingly, I still have not gotten my money back. I had to cancel my credit card. I have not heard anything but fighting from them about how I owe them money now. My bank and I have to dispute their charges. Horrible! Do not work with them!
I called this Glen ** because he had called my twin granddaughters about acting and he said he had to have $389.00 each for the twins. I said I was on SSI I couldn't afford $389.00 x 2. So he then said, he would take both for $389.00 and he had to have the money the next day. So I googled it and found out it was a scam. Thank God, I didn't send Glen the money at Hollywood Auditions.
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He called wanting my child to work for him for $389.00. When I said this was too much he stated how much do you have. I knew this was a scam. He then hung up the phone on me. Dealing with a child building up a dream and trying to get money out of a child.
I was just seeing that it may be a scam and I paid them some money! I gave them money and important information.
I entered into contract agreement with HollywoodAuditions.com six months ago, and payed $387.00 to be added to their website, and to receive audition information via email letter from this service. These promises are advertised on their website, and were promised to me by Michael Riley, a personal manager with HollywoodAuditions.com. After six months, I had received no information at all from this company, and when I attempted to contact Michael Riley via email and via phone regarding my concerns with service, I received absolutely NO reply.
On October 9th, 2002, I called HollywoodAuditions.com again to request a refund and a cancellation of my membership, and was told that Michael RIley would not be disturbed. An assistant at the company then called me back directly to tell me that my money would be refunded to the credit card company I had originally used to purchase my membership.
A few minutes later, Michael RIley called me again on my personal cell phone to inform me, very forcefully, that I had no valid complaints, that it was my job to ensure that I received information from HollywoodAuditions.com and that I would no receive any refund. I informed him that I had attempted to contact him regarding my complaints and the fact that I had received no information, but because Mr. Riley was becoming so forceful and rude towards me, I then said that I would simply cancel my membership and relay to acqauinatnces of mine who might be interested in the service that I had been mistreated by HollywoodAuditions.com
Later, Mr. RIley called my personal cell phone number again and threatened me. In a recorded message, Mr. Riley says that if you attempt to dipute your charges with your credit card company, we will freeze your credit for nine years, so that you won't be able to get a car loan or anything like that.
HollywoodsAuditions.com refused to refund the $387.00 I spent on this service, refused any admonition that my claims were valid, and its personal management harassed and threatened me via my personal phone line.
Hollywood Auditions expert review by ConsumerAffairs
Hollywood Auditions specializes in helping actors prepare for and land auditions and roles in productions. The company provides a database of available jobs and auditions for working talent to browse through.
Audition database: Hollywood Auditions has an extensive database of upcoming auditions and available roles, and it is a valuable resource for anyone looking for a job.
Talent CD-Rom: The company has a talent CD-Rom with the headshots and resumes of clients that it sends to casting directors, helping actors gain exposure to the people who can give them jobs.
Casting director network: Hollywood Auditions sends out information about available talent to a network of more than 5,000 casting directors regularly, which means talent that works with the company has many opportunities for exposure to people hiring in the industry.
Photographer’s database: People who need headshots can find photographers by searching the site's database. The site also provides clients with advice on taking good pictures.
Schools listing: People who want to attend a training school or program can find a list of good acting and modeling schools on the site.
Best for: Aspiring actors.
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Hollywood Auditions Company Information
- Company Name:
- Hollywood Auditions
- Year Founded:
- 20501 Ventura Boulevard, suite #380
- Woodland Hills
- Postal Code:
- United States
- (800) 910-9168