Review: Direct Connect Talent Services

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Since: Sep 10

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#1 Sep 6, 2010
Now hiring models and actors ages 3 & up for TV, magazine, commercials, publications, swimwear, film, etc.
SPAM

Jacksonville, FL

#2 Sep 6, 2010
SPAM
Scam agencys

United States

#3 Mar 16, 2011
Get connected talent is a scam they work with direct connect 123. Their online web pages are the same and have the the same models on both websites. The BBB gave direct connect 123 a F. They gave get connected talent an A-. I went for an audition for direct connect 123 a year ago a the crown plaza hotel and the talent scout said the were lucky nit to have any complaints with the BBC but now they do. All they want is money any legit agency wont.then I go to get connected talent at a convention center right across the street from the crown plaza hotel where the 123 audition was last year! The Speech for the talent scout was the same as 123 it's a scam both times I was chosen but I investigated them and didn't join, after the get connected talent I looked them up and 123 and they were both the same webpages so I call the talent scout mcklayan Kylie haugen and ask if the know direct connect 123 and said they bought them out I call the main office in alanta georgia and ask about it they said they didn't know about 123 and the talent scout doesn't livein Atlanta she lives in north Carolina. This is a a scam if I ever saw one please be warned about these agencys
Response

Fort Mill, SC

#4 Mar 24, 2011
Below is an email froma casting call in Charlotte NC!

Dear JJ,
I wanted to take a moment to email you to say thank you for your time here in Charlotte, NC. I must admit when my daughter Kimberly and I came to the initial event hosted by Talent Solutions Group, we did not know what we should expect or what would be expected of us. One of the things I can say about you and your staff is that everything was handled very professionally. During the second group interview there was no hidden messages, everything was presented up front and without apology. Honesty is a rare quality. I was also impressed with how you all had remembered my child’s name after meeting her once. You, though, having never met Kimberly before we spoke with you, also knew her name. That shows a lot of character. It is also very exciting that my daughter will have the opportunity to model thanks to Talent Solutions Group and we have not had to spend any money to do it; not one dime. From what I have experienced so far, I would recommend others who might be interested to work with you as well. Thank you for such a great opportunity for my daughter and a positive experience for me. Thank you again.
Sincerely,
Marius James
Charlotte, NC
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Fort Mill, SC

#5 Mar 24, 2011
JJ -
I want to thank you for the experience and opportunity you have given my daughter. She has always been a shy and insecure child who did not believe in herself. When we went to the casting call I was scared for her but you were so professional and you made her laugh. At her photo shoot she was scared thinking she would fail and look bad but Herb made her believe in herself. He praised her and made feel comfortable in front of a camera and she walked away feeling like she was special.
This experience has given her an opportunity to believe in herself and no matter if its only 1 photo shoot or many she will always remember JJ and Herb who thought she was pretty.
Last note - after the photo shoot she told me that "you (mom) always believed in me but now I know it was true". That is the best experience I got out of this!
Thank You!
Olivia - Celeste Mom
james

Fort Mill, SC

#6 Mar 27, 2011
Dear JJ,
I wanted to take a moment to email you to say thank you for your time here in Charlotte, NC. I must admit when my daughter Kimberly and I came to the initial event hosted by Talent Solutions Group, we did not know what we should expect or what would be expected of us. One of the things I can say about you and your staff is that everything was handled very professionally. During the second group interview there was no hidden messages, everything was presented up front and without apology. Honesty is a rare quality. I was also impressed with how you all had remembered my child’s name after meeting her once. You, though, having never met Kimberly before we spoke with you, also knew her name. That shows a lot of character. It is also very exciting that my daughter will have the opportunity to model thanks to Talent Solutions Group and we have not had to spend any money to do it; not one dime. From what I have experienced so far, I would recommend others who might be interested to work with you as well. Thank you for such a great opportunity for my daughter and a positive experience for me. Thank you again.
Sincerely,
Marius James
get connected is a scam

United States

#7 Mar 29, 2011
I took my kid to open call she was selected went to 2nd audition then paid 400 did not want to but Ryan was very convincing and I was going to get pics well we went to a photo shoot and his so called high end photographer was drunk then I called him he said I could get my money back and to make a report well to this day I have nothing no pics no web page no login no email and excuses. And no return call back Do not get connected w them
This is a a scam

Fayetteville, NC

#8 Apr 11, 2011
I took my kid to open call she was selected went to 2nd audition then paid 400 did not want to but Ryan was very convincing and I was going to get pics well we went to a photo shoot and his so called high end photographer was drunk then I called him he said I could get my money back and to make a report well to this day I have nothing no pics no web page no login no email and excuses. And no return call back Do not get connected with them. They do not answer calls, return calls, or even give you a web pages like they claim because they blame it on another company that they out source.
SCAMMERS,,SCAMMERS,,,,,SCAMMER S,,,,SCAMMERS,,,,,SCAMMERS
This is a a scam

Fayetteville, NC

#9 Apr 11, 2011
SCAMMERS Direct Connect Talent,,,,,SCAMMERS
concered parent

Cleveland, OH

#12 Apr 19, 2011
this agency is a scam if you look on there website talent solutions and direct talent 123 have the same owner and 123 has a F rating people are not geting webpage or pictures be aware
Sydney - Charlotte NC

San Diego, CA

#13 Apr 21, 2011
I wanted to let everyone know how much Sydney Mason enjoyed her modeling experience on Saturday. I believe it was a positive experience for her as she has not been on stage in a couple of years. I thought it was well organized and highly viewed. Most importantly, Sydney had fun and we hope got some exposure. Kudos to all who made this event happen!
Jaxk Jenkns

Fayetteville, NC

#14 May 16, 2011
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Get connected talent is a scam they work with direct connect 123. Their online web pages are the same and have the the same models on both websites. The BBB gave direct connect 123 a F. They gave get connected talent an A-. I went for an audition for direct connect 123 a year ago a the crown plaza hotel and the talent scout said the were lucky nit to have any complaints with the BBC but now they do. All they want is money any legit agency wont.then I go to get connected talent at a convention center right across the street from the crown plaza hotel where the 123 audition was last year! The Speech for the talent scout was the same as 123 it's a scam both times I was chosen but I investigated them and didn't join, after the get connected talent I looked them up and 123 and they were both the same webpages so I call the talent scout mcklayan Kylie haugen and ask if the know direct connect 123 and said they bought them out I call the main office in alanta georgia and ask about it they said they didn't know about 123 and the talent scout doesn't livein Atlanta she lives in north Carolina. This is a a scam if I ever saw one please be warned about these agencys
Maria

Tucson, AZ

#15 May 19, 2011
Thank you very much for the heads up on this Talent Service. I was a little skeptical about it. I have done some com cards that they had asked me to do and was going to meet up with them next week. But after reading this I will not do it. I will make sure to pass this on. Thanks again. Have you reported them?
Scam agencys wrote:
Get connected talent is a scam they work with direct connect 123. Their online web pages are the same and have the the same models on both websites. The BBB gave direct connect 123 a F. They gave get connected talent an A-. I went for an audition for direct connect 123 a year ago a the crown plaza hotel and the talent scout said the were lucky nit to have any complaints with the BBC but now they do. All they want is money any legit agency wont.then I go to get connected talent at a convention center right across the street from the crown plaza hotel where the 123 audition was last year! The Speech for the talent scout was the same as 123 it's a scam both times I was chosen but I investigated them and didn't join, after the get connected talent I looked them up and 123 and they were both the same webpages so I call the talent scout mcklayan Kylie haugen and ask if the know direct connect 123 and said they bought them out I call the main office in alanta georgia and ask about it they said they didn't know about 123 and the talent scout doesn't livein Atlanta she lives in north Carolina. This is a a scam if I ever saw one please be warned about these agencys
liyah sanders

Jacksonville, FL

#16 Jun 7, 2011
this company is a scamm go and view get connected . com and direct talent . com they have the exact same models . how pathetic . what a scamm . scammm . scammm .
DAD_in_SLC

Fort Worth, TX

#17 Jun 13, 2011
I was a little skeptical of a talent/ model search here in Utah. We heard on the radio and my daughter wanted to go to salt lake and fill out an application. So on the weekend they were here, we drive to downtown salt lake and found the exact time. We had lunch while waiting. Meet up with people from getconnectedtalent.com filled out an app. Things went well and the interview was good. They told us to come back with one photo to accommodate the application, so we went out and got a photo from home and returned. Second interview was about the service that JJ provides and explained what they do to get you some exposure to the talent/ MODEL INDUSTY but when I went on the web page all I could find was one place of where they did a runway/model shoot. And I didn't see anything of the 12 staff or experience that the company has, not even a video of previous commercials or movie trailers that helped get beginning models there start. Wonder if this is a legitimate company.
nikki

United States

#18 Jun 17, 2011
I hope this is not a scam because on the 29 I'm suppose to meet with thin are a work shop and I'm asking for my money bwck
Sabian Spelling

Rock Hill, SC

#19 Jun 18, 2011
my family went to their casting call 2 weeks ago,in chitown.(lincon park) The man who spoke was very convincing, i must say. I have to say though he was very real and upfront... no smoke...... I have been in the buss. for a long time now. i will tell you Jason has no problems in telling you what the deal is or not. His Father and I worked on set as stunt dubbs.in 95"98" my daughter has done Fisher Price shoots in N.Y. for no monetary compensation.Sara has walked in two fashion shows at Navy Pier since JJ at get connected talent picked her up.(only paid 120$) and some clothes..
FYI.... Jason is well known in the film industry, youtube transformers 3 you can see the jump Willey tower (SEARS TOWER) you dont just walk into jobslike that!!!!!!!!!! I wanted to write my experience with the actual man who runs the co. some of you are bad mouthing...
Sabian Spelling

Rock Hill, SC

#20 Jun 18, 2011
I am in Atlanta for the next three days if you need to contact me.

Since: Jun 11

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#21 Jun 18, 2011
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kiwi000

Weslaco, TX

#22 Sep 8, 2011
SCAM PEOPLE!!! Do NOT give them any money! I paid half of the $250 dollars and was supposed to receive it about a week ago and nothing! I even called and spoke to some extremely rude girl Brandi! She didn't even ask for my name or anything when I asked when the money would be and how it would be sent! I knew something was wrong when she never once asked for my name! I had to contact the bbb to settle my problem but little miss brandi kept sending me emails and harassing me about how I didn't have to contact the bbb! She threatened to report that I was being rude to the bbb, and she said if she reported that to the bbb she didn't have to send me my refund...yeah right I'm about to call the bbb and let them know how unprofessional and rude Brandi is! Do not do it people! I HOPE EVERYONE READS THIS BEFORE SIGNING OR GIVING MONEY TO THEM!! I didn't have anyone to let me know this was BS! But I've experienced it and it was terrible,

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