Seattle Kids Scammed in “Free” Audition Ruse

For weeks the airwaves in Seattle have been full of commercials encouraging parents to bring their kids out for free auditions.  The commercials make it sound like your child is getting the opportunity to try out in front of industry leaders, but as usual- there’s a catch.

According to KOMO News 4 the event is produced by a company called “The” who also do business under the names “The Event” and “New York Studio Inc.” By their own admission they are “not a talent agency or casting company.”

Here’s how it works, you show up with your child and “audtition” for this company’s representatives- who tell you that “The kids got potential!” and “You’re gonna be a stah, kid!”  They then offer you a take it or leave it “Chance of a lifetime” to go to ANOTHER event in Orlando, Florida and audition for actual casting directors and modeling agents. Continue reading