Ok I feel it's necessary to tell you about our experience with this company, and hopefully this review will help others to choose other more reputable companies. This company is not a Talent Agency, they say they are a management company. They are not SAG recognized! The owner is Sunny Chae/Sun C as per her 5 star Yelp review of her own company Global One Seattle, who is based in Los Angeles, CA and Jaysen Kim/Lee photographer/ World Wide Star Search Talent website head/Entertainment Powerhouse/Studio Icon, and Marina F., who is based in Seattle. Please be aware and DO NOT fall for the Christian facade they have created.
We were introduced to this company through a co-worker. When clients first sign up, You are pressured to pay about $1,600 for photos taken through the company's photographer, Jaysen Kim then he changed his name and now goes by Jaysen Lee?Then, they make you sign up for World Wide Star Search "Talent Website" which is $10.00 a month billed to your credit card. They tell you this is the only way you can submit your auditions. Well, it turns out this World Wide Star Search is run by the "photographer", Jaysen Kim/Lee.
Global One then provides a poorly written contract, per the terms of the contract, Global One retains 20% Per job and the client receives the balance. After we signed the contract, they tried to change their commission terms via an email from Marina F. After 6 months between our two children we got 2 jobs. And have not been paid by Global One for either job. Every time we inquire about payment, they have an excuse. One of the jobs shot in September of 2014 and now at the end of December 2014 we have still not been paid. The other job shot in October 2014 and the check was send directly from the Production Company (Thank God), or we would have not received this money either.
We also paid $1800 for head shots, comp cards and a portfolio, back in October 2014 and now at the end of December 2014 have not received any items. After asking numerous times about the items and just getting more excuses we asked in writing several times for a refund and received a rude and insulting email from the "photographer", Jaysen Kim/Lee. We were also pressured for our 2 children to attend a 6 week "acting class", for ANOTHER $1390.00. It was supposed to be 2 hours a week for 6 weeks. After forking over the $1390.00, After the first week, we received an email from Marina from Global One stating, "the 2 hour 6 week class was going to be cut to only 1 hour per week" for the younger children under 18. So instead of receiving 12 total hours for $1390.00 our kids only received 6 hours of class for the same $1390.00 we had already paid for the advertised 12 hour class??? The adults who paid the same amount as our kids did still were given the 2 hours per week for 6 weeks that we paid for.??? Again, when asked about a refund we were given the run around.
From our experience this is not a Talent Management Company. This is a Company who uses a Christian facade to scam you out of as much money as they can as long as they can, until you wise up and realize what is actually going on. If you do happen to book any jobs, you will not be paid. Save your money and your children's ( or your) feeling and DO NOT be fooled as we were.
Our recommendation is do NOT use this company. The number of poor reviews here should speak for itself.