The pride and excitement that a parent feels when their child is up there on stage performing can be an amazing experience. Whether it be theatre, film, television, modeling… the overwhelming sense of accomplishment for both parent and child can be very powerful. But for many, that wonderment can drive parents to overlook some of the most basic safety precautions, resulting in terrible exploitation of their child – and great harm both physically and emotionally. A parent must be perfectly responsible with no room whatsoever for error in a business where pedophiles infiltrate and thrive.
There is a disturbing trend in films asking extras to work for free. AB Media Publishing, LLC
A casting call was issued for extras in the Santa Cruz area to work on the film “Mavericks”. However, the production is not paying the extras. They are only offering “drawings for prizes”. I do not post unpaid casting notices, and I think it should be illegal in all states to do this. I see this more and more often in different states, and I see it as being an extremely unsettling trend.
2011AUDITIONS.COM stealing copyrighted material and scamming actors. Credits: AB Media Publishing, LLC
Acting and modeling scams are widespread across the globe, and the trend does not seem to be getting any better. More and more people are vulnerable to unscrupulous individuals and companies who make false claims of making people a star or obtaining jobs for them. One very disturbing trend has been websites who blatantly steal casting and auditions information from free websites and then charge people exorbitant fees for the very same information. One such website is 2011AUDITIONS.COM – which has been copying the hard work of the publisher of AB Media Publishing, LLC.
2011AUDITIONS.COM copies the information word-for-word, but leaves out the casting directors information and extras registration information. They then have a form to fill out below their stolen text, asking visitors to enter personal information. And after the information is entered, one can only speculate what they do with that information.