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Robert Amatruda - casting director/modeling agent ?

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by Varenne, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Varenne

    Varenne Formula Junior

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    Anyone ever heard of this guy or had any experience with him or his company ? We received a letter inviting us to bring our daughter to "meet" with him to be evaluated for TV, commercials, etc.

    A quick google searched turned up good and bad. Sounds like he might just be fishing for people willing to part with lots of dough for headshots and the like, but wanted to ask you guys as well if you know anything more. Really not trying to jump to conclusions, but also curious. His letterhead actually says "John Casablancas Modeling" and I *think* that's a legit model agency...?
     
  2. milstanselnino

    milstanselnino Formula Junior

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    I don't know for certain, but it sure sounds like a scam to me.
     
  3. DrStranglove

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    Do a search on IMDB;


    http://us.imdb.com/search


    And you will find nothing by the way you spelled his name. That alone is telling. I worked with both Ford and Elite modeling agencies. Bottom line? If thay AT ALL ask you to pay for anything, they are a scam.

    Watch "Show Biz Moms and Dads" on Bravo for a GOOD look in the industry. Scary stuff.
     
  4. darth550

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    This kind of thing happens all the time. It is just a way for them to bilk $3-400.00 out of parents for headshots and potential auditions.

    DL
     
  5. isellpower

    isellpower Formula Junior

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    I agree. One of these supposed agencies told my ugly, chubby cousin that all she needed was some good head shots and outdoor photos. A few weeks later they said that they had some people who were very interested and she need to go to Kansas City for more "photo shoots." She forked out a few K and got squat. I have to agree that if they ask you for money it's bs.
     

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