I haven't posted at all this year.I have been busy with work and I had some personal things go on that took most of life out this hobby of mine. I wanted to post this however. It's about Explore Talent.com I paid for my at wife(at the time) to to join this website and it was $100.00+ and she did not get one job or even go to one casting that was in the city of Orlando. My gut told me not to waist my money but she swore up and down it was legit. I did my own research and it returned a false positive. I mean they had many jobs they posted for Orlando before I paid and had people calling her cell phone telling her they wanted to use her in they're project. They even said you don't need a agent and they assured me that Hollywood changed how they do things. I wasn't sure, I tried acting years ago before and I remember that you need a casting agency(legit one), a Agent if you are serious and need to eventually join the Actors guild. Paying up front money is almost always bad unless if you are paying for acting classes or head shots. The jobs are free because you don't make that much unless if you get speaking role. I didn't make it in that field because I did need to move to ether New York or LA. Miami may be a close third. Orlando maybe a distant 4th because of Universal and Disney is here.
I am sure some people may have had success with Explore Talent. I think that there is only small percent that do. I mean it has to work for somebody right? It is much like the lottery I guess. It seems that after I paid that fee all the jobs I saw for Orlando vanished. They were all Miami, LA, or New York. So what happened to all those acting jobs that seemed to be in every state. I know they can do a movie in any city but the most plentiful is the big three. What I mean is what happened with showing all those jobs where we lived and now all of a sudden hardly none? This was a couple of years ago but I always meant to write negative review for that rip off site. They did have some but not as many as what was before I paid. The biggest waist of $100 dollars I did in a awhile. Plus the gigs I did see I found you can find for free at these other sites that's don't charge. This is one you should check out now Actor access mainly because you get basically the same thing with out paying a dime. It is realistic too you may have to wait awhile for a gig comes up you are qualified for. There are others and I will post them when I find them again. Some you have to troll until something pops up for your city. I will ad to this post when time permits.