I learned about the agency from a friend who's daughter has had a number of great gigs thanks to Take 3. My son was auditioning on a small level for projects though his drama program. He got a few good gigs and almost landed Ryan Gossling film project. I thought may be my son may have something. Went to Take 3, he was signed and they sent him out on many great audition even with out professional head shot. When we went out on auditions we saw all of these great head shots and realized when you represent an agency you must be professional and get the proper photos and that is what we did, we were never pushed! I was pleased and felt well taken care of. They didn't push any photog on me or acting lessons, but Natasha said if you feel frustrated and aren't getting the rolls or call backs may be you need to go and look for acting programs that will help. I found that to be completely reasonable, heck that goes without saying! If acting is what you really want to do then you must work on your craft. We also did model management site and the day after I payed the fee for my son to be apart of the site he landed a gig with Filip phone. The fact is landing a gig falls ultimately on the client. Take 3 can't give you a job, the casting directors do and I understand that. My son hasn't booked anything big, but has gotten call backs which to me says a lot. The work they do isn't easy. They submitt tons of kids I am sure. I remember paying for sites to submit my son for various projects if the casting director doesn't select your photo you don't get audition, it is that simple. It has nothing to do with agency. Don't shoot the messenger. Do your homework go with your gut. Our contract will be up for renewal in the spring. It has been slow for us and if things continue in that route I will not sign I will just let it go unless my son wants it badly. I can honestly say Take 3 gave my son a fair shot! We competed with the best of them for national commercials and many other amazing projects. He got to experience being on set and filming all day and going on a photo shoot. It was fun, fair, and honest!
Folks on here with the negative reviews are either feeling slighted in some way because their children didn't get enough casting opportunities or felt some sort of entitlement when their children were given an opportunity by these two agencies but did not see much activity. Well so you know, this is because they weren't chosen by the production companies or didn't fall into a certain demo. Not all ages are as popular and not all looks are as demanding. Take it from a parent of kids working with Take 3 - These negative reviews are without merit and should not be taken seriously. We have been with Take 3 for some time and have never been asked for a dime. If your child makes money, they make money - PERIOD. They work at all hours of the day and we've received last minute go-see calls in the middle of the night. They're always on their A game. Slandering a company's name will not make the situation any better. Bottom line is that if you're not happy somewhere, take your chances elsewhere. Burning bridges will not make things right and these agencies all know each other so in the long run you will only be harming your child's chances. Take 3 and its representatives are 5 stars all the way! Keep doing a phenomenal job!
We have been in contact and knowledgeable about PRODUCT/TAKE 3 TALENT for 6 years now and have nothing, but good things to say about them! First, and foremost- the parents who are saying they were scammed are more or less unknowledgeable when it comes to this industry. You were NOT scammed because you chose to pay ten dollars to send a digital request to an agency (TAKE 3) to have them view your child for potential representation. They get thousands of submissions a week which requires them to hire someone to look through all of these submissions-there is where your ten dollar fee comes into play! Most agencies do not even offer the convenience of online submissions-you would have to know someone to get an appointment or pay hundreds of dollars to attend a showcase with 50/100 other children present! If you do not hear anything back from them in their two week specified period (and I think it states right on the site-we will contact you within two weeks if we are INTERESTED) they simply were not interested in your child~ NO scam about it. I have three children and they have been with different agents-two other BIG NYC agents so I have had experience with model/talent agencies and TAKE 3 really is top notch!