Total scam. Don't waste your time or money. They give you false information into signing a contract, and paying about $2,000+ This "agency" should be shut down.
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UNPROFESSIONAL SCAMMERS.Urban Talent called me in for an interview and I spoke with the director Rhyan who was completely unprofessional. He blatantly insulted me with immature remarks as "I look like a drag queen", my portfolio is "discusting", and then he said I look like a "stripper" because I need a more natural look, just because I was wearing mascara. Let me remind you the only make up I had on was mascara, and I was covered from head to toe. He then tried to sugar coat things when the manager came in to speak with me, and he said "you're beautiful" and said to be represented I need to pay $2000. That's a scam, legit agencies dont ask for money upfront, they make money off of what you book. I walked out because I was not going to waste my time with unprofessional immature scammers, and I called to speak with the manager and a young kid at the front desk answered and denied me speaking with anyone, and was very rude. Don't waste your time with urban talent! I have experience with agencies through out salt lake and NONE were as unprofessional. There studio is also cheap.
For a small business in Utah, Urban Talent is an excellent agency. I've modelled professionally with an international agency doing high-fashion print, runway, and several commercials; however, I didn'treceive half the quality of training that I have through Urban. Those who train, coach, share professional information, and do headshots and portfolio shoots for the talent at Urban are highly experienced eced professionals. The people claiming that Urban is a scam are people who are lazy--possibly even pretty faced and they think their pretty faces are all they need to get them jobs. What they don't understand is thatbeing pretty isn't a hard thing to do, but this industry really does require talent AND A BRAIN. Increasing in your talent takes hard work and training. It takes experiece and professionalism to confidently walk into an audition and actually know what the casting director is asking you to do. Since being with Urban, I've learned that the more persistent you are with them, the more persistent they are with you. Acting/Modeling takes far more work and knowledge than professional actors and models are given credit for. The people leaving negative reviews are simply lacking in education in this field of work and needsomewhere to go and vent blaming others for their failure in what could have been if they simply would have put in the work that this field requires.Lastly, you can always judge a good company by how they give back to the community. Urban Talent is always finding ways to give back to the community and allow their models/actors the opportunity to participate regularly in community service opportunities such as putting together sack lunches for hundreds of homeless people in Salt Lake City and organizing food/coat/toy drives.
We walk in they take a head-shot of you ,then one the "professional scammers have you do a mini "runway show" on this little shady prop set so they they can snap a bunch of quick cheap pictures ,after that they put you one on one with another Scammer that basically plays on your emotions and dreams to get you to sign a contract basically saying "We don't care we just want your money".
Out of all the models and actors that they have signed there are only a handful of bad reviews. Shouldn’t the good way out weigh the bad. It’s work but they are amazing at helping you figure it out
I’m signed with urban and have been sent one auditions and booked some films they aren’t a scam! It’s really how much you put in is what your going to get back I think there wonderful
My cousin signed with urban and gets all kinds of auditions and jobs. She loves it there. I go with her sometimes and they are always so nice
They are wonderful. I love working with everyone. I like getting emails about everything.
I absolutely love urban talent management and the entire staff. Those people who say it is a scam are full of b.s. I am not even signed with them my daughter is and they have sent me out on jobs. I have read most the reviews and all I can think about are these people are the ones who want to get something from nothing. Just like with anything in life you have got to work for it to achieve it. You want to be successful you have to try. Urban is a talent agency that means they manage your talent . They don't charge you for that because they get a percent out of the jobs you do. I'd you don't do anything they get nothing. The money that every one is claiming they got scammed for is not for representation it's for classes to become better in the industry . Training . My daughter took those classes and she said the things she learned in them were priceless you could not put a price on it because it has trained her to become a better model/actress. The people at urban talent management are wonderful genuine people who want you to do well so they can get paid. So quit being lazy and work for something if you want to be successful don't wait for handouts.
Urban is a legit business. It truly is dependent on how serious you are about it. They send jobs almost daily and YOU have to go out there and audition for it. A lot of people have negative things to say but only because they work 1-2 gigs. You're not going to get your money's worth if you sit around. You have to be aggressive and try out for every possible gig you can!