I met with an agent, ***** ****** for an audition at the end of September/ early October of 2013. The audition was going well and so we started discussing signing with the management company and setting up payment plans for the cost that included acting classes, portfolio building, etc. I began to get nervous about the whole process and decided that I would discuss this decision with my family first, since this process was happening so fast. I also didn't have the money to make the first payment that she was asking for because of other obligations I had planned to pay for, such as bills. I mentioned to her that if I were actually going to sign, that I wouldn't have any extra available money until December, around holiday time. I also mentioned that I would be more sure if I wanted to sign with Press Talent and Management company after I graduated school in September of 2014. Ms. ***** agreed to hold off on doing anything with my paperwork until I talked with my parents. She kept my forms and agreed to wait for my word to start the process. I called the very next day, after my audition with Ms. ***** and talked to the receptionist to inform Ms. ***** that I did not have the money or time to sign with the agency and therefore, I was not able to sign with the agency. The receptionist assured me that ***** would get the message, apologized for me not being able to sign right away, and asked me to call if my circumstances had changed. I had not heard from the agency from then on. Until on December 13, 2013, I was looking at my bank statement and saw that two $100 deposits were taken out of my checking account on behalf of this company, Press Talent Management & Development. This money was taken out of my account without my consent, or agreement to sign with the agency. When I contacted the company, Ms. ***** informed me that she would now cancel my paperwork and I would not be refunded my money even though, I spoke with the receptionist about not signing with the agency.
I would like my refund of $200 credited back to my account because this was the money I needed for bills and Christmas shopping. Without it, I was not able to do either; pay for my bill nor shop for Christmas gifts for my family. I would also like for the company, Press Talent Management & Development, to destroy my information so that this does not happen again.
After reviewing the paperwork, we noticed that ****** did not complete the paperwork. Because of this, the contract is not legally binding and we will be refunding the $200 to ****** *****. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. ******'s contract will be stored in a locked filing cabinet. We cannot destroy her contract due to Nevada requirements. I can, however, assure ****** that her card will never be run again and that her contract is void. Again, I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.