Elen's Kids Modeling & Talent Agency

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Elen is fantastic, highly intelligent, and best of all she is the most generous person I met thus far in this entertainment space. If you are at the point of having your son/daughter (I have a son), with an agent, I wouldn't look further. It was quite obvious to me when I met Elen that she genuinely cares about her clients and is willing to go the extra mile for them. I see Elen and her company that is interested in more than the bottom dollar. In New York, that is not only a rarity, but quite refreshing.

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Elen is fantastic, highly intelligent, and best of all she is the most generous person I met thus far in this entertainment space. If you are at the point of having your son/daughter (I have a son), with an agent, I wouldn't look further. It was quite obvious to me when I met Elen that she genuinely cares about her clients and is willing to go the extra mile for them. I see Elen and her company that is interested in more than the bottom dollar. In New York, that is not only a rarity, but quite refreshing.

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Good friend, Good People

I have been a talent of Elens Kids for many years. I have made many good friends in the agency with kids my age. We think Elens Kids is the greasest. And Lyndsey Michaels is wonderful to work with.

Marisch M

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Good friend, Good People

I have been a talent of Elens Kids for many years. I have made many good friends in the agency with kids my age. We think Elens Kids is the greasest. And Lyndsey Michaels is wonderful to work with.

Marisch M

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Elen's Kids is simply wonderful for my children.

I understand parents are always upset their kids don't work. Having been in this business (as a model as well), I clearly understand. Elen' s Kids is easy to deal with, very kind and understanding.

My kids have had nothing but FUN on the assignments they were lucky enough to book. Elen's Kids does ALOT of emailing regarding castings. I am always checking my emails That is how they do most of their contacts with parents.

Elen's Kids is a good company, very professional and great with the kids. Can't ask for much more.

Very happy client.

Very happy mom.

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Elen's Kids is simply wonderful for my children.

I understand parents are always upset their kids don't work. Having been in this business (as a model as well), I clearly understand. Elen' s Kids is easy to deal with, very kind and understanding.

My kids have had nothing but FUN on the assignments they were lucky enough to book. Elen's Kids does ALOT of emailing regarding castings. I am always checking my emails That is how they do most of their contacts with parents.

Elen's Kids is a good company, very professional and great with the kids. Can't ask for much more.

Very happy client.

Very happy mom.

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Can I give half or no star?
I do not have a [child] yet I received a letter in the mail saying "my child has recently been brought to our attention." Yes, the same form letter sent to everyone. So that alone says SCAM....

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Can I give half or no star?
I do not have a [child] yet I received a letter in the mail saying "my child has recently been brought to our attention." Yes, the same form letter sent to everyone. So that alone says SCAM....

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For the past 4 years my daughter has enjoyed some of the best experiences of her life.

She is not making a fortune, however, the experiences has been a major boost to her self esteem, not counting how much fun she has had.

Thank you Elen! and staff of course....

Happy Mom

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For the past 4 years my daughter has enjoyed some of the best experiences of her life.

She is not making a fortune, however, the experiences has been a major boost to her self esteem, not counting how much fun she has had.

Thank you Elen! and staff of course....

Happy Mom

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I am not Elen and can tell you that this company is TERRIFIC!
It never fails to amaze me that "parents" who aren't with Elen's Kids always find another agency to take their star with no cost! Yes, these other agents want their star so much that the agency will pay for the photos, website, comp cards, and yes even first class travel!

Elen, please continue to avoid these parents who are clearly upset that their children don't get the opportunity to work with you.

Knowing and working with Elen and her staff has been one of the great things that my daughter participates in. It has does wonders for her self esteem.

Elen, AVOID THESE JEALOUS STUPID PARENTS!

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I am not Elen and can tell you that this company is TERRIFIC!
It never fails to amaze me that "parents" who aren't with Elen's Kids always find another agency to take their star with no cost! Yes, these other agents want their star so much that the agency will pay for the photos, website, comp cards, and yes even first class travel!

Elen, please continue to avoid these parents who are clearly upset that their children don't get the opportunity to work with you.

Knowing and working with Elen and her staff has been one of the great things that my daughter participates in. It has does wonders for her self esteem.

Elen, AVOID THESE JEALOUS STUPID PARENTS!

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Thank you for your kind words. Elen
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Elen writes really nice reviews (and similar ones) for herself on here! They WILL NOT accept your child if you don't pay for the photo package. "We are not a photographer" is what they tell you, but they expect you to pay one! Anyone who knows anything about child or adult modeling knows that you don't have to pay for this! My son is now with Abrams Artists in New York City and we didn't have to pay a DIME!

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Elen writes really nice reviews (and similar ones) for herself on here! They WILL NOT accept your child if you don't pay for the photo package. "We are not a photographer" is what they tell you, but they expect you to pay one! Anyone who knows anything about child or adult modeling knows that you don't have to pay for this! My son is now with Abrams Artists in New York City and we didn't have to pay a DIME!

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What a great company. My children are having a wonderful experience. We live in Brooklyn and we made the trip to NJ to meet with Elen 3 years ago. The best decision we made. We LOVE this company.

I have sent all my friends to them. All have had the same wonderful experience. KUDO's Elen! Love ya!

Brooklyn Mom's know best!

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What a great company. My children are having a wonderful experience. We live in Brooklyn and we made the trip to NJ to meet with Elen 3 years ago. The best decision we made. We LOVE this company.

I have sent all my friends to them. All have had the same wonderful experience. KUDO's Elen! Love ya!

Brooklyn Mom's know best!

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Don't trust them. Check out website crimes-of-persuasion dot com
This company is a vtotal scam. They just take your money and you never hear from them again. Pass it on and post so other families are not victims. In litigation to get a refund

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Don't trust them. Check out website crimes-of-persuasion dot com
This company is a vtotal scam. They just take your money and you never hear from them again. Pass it on and post so other families are not victims. In litigation to get a refund

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One word ... PROFESSIONAL.

Love Elen and her staff. If you are looking for a wonderful experience for your child, this is the place. If you are a PUSHY parent, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. Elen only accepts nice parents.

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One word ... PROFESSIONAL.

Love Elen and her staff. If you are looking for a wonderful experience for your child, this is the place. If you are a PUSHY parent, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. Elen only accepts nice parents.

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I couldn't be happier with the service and opportunites Elen provides.
My daughter has recently appeared on College Humor episodes and just auditioned for the Michael Buble Christmas Special! My daughter is having a blast.

Desiree is absolutely correct. I've reached out to NY agents and from my experiences with them, Elen's Kids is by far the most friendliest for kids.

They appear to get things that no one else does. I too hightly suggest them for parents with little ones running around!

Elen, please continue to omit the jealous parents! Let them go to the NY agents and pay a small fortune for pictures and other stuff. Love ya!

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I couldn't be happier with the service and opportunites Elen provides.
My daughter has recently appeared on College Humor episodes and just auditioned for the Michael Buble Christmas Special! My daughter is having a blast.

Desiree is absolutely correct. I've reached out to NY agents and from my experiences with them, Elen's Kids is by far the most friendliest for kids.

They appear to get things that no one else does. I too hightly suggest them for parents with little ones running around!

Elen, please continue to omit the jealous parents! Let them go to the NY agents and pay a small fortune for pictures and other stuff. Love ya!

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Thank you for your kind words. Elen
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I also would like to thank Suzie and couldn't agree more. Charlie is a pervert who should be tracked down from his IP address. I will forward his/her IP address to the FBI.

I've known Elen for quite a few years and can only say the kindest things about her company. She runs a very professional office with the most helpful staff.

The industry is very competitive and parents should be patient with results. In addition, don't expect a free ride. This is not free, as so many people think. Costs are incurred, so if you can't afford your child to do this, don't. There are costs, however, the fee charged by Elen's Kids for their program is SIGNIFICANTLY less than anyone else and is quite reasonable.

Do your reseach. Check out the Division of Consumer Affairs on any Agency your plan to work with. Agencies must be registered with the Division of Consumer Affairs in order to operate. They also will have any real complaints filed against licensed agents.

I love Elen and her company and only hope the best for them and their clients.

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I also would like to thank Suzie and couldn't agree more. Charlie is a pervert who should be tracked down from his IP address. I will forward his/her IP address to the FBI.

I've known Elen for quite a few years and can only say the kindest things about her company. She runs a very professional office with the most helpful staff.

The industry is very competitive and parents should be patient with results. In addition, don't expect a free ride. This is not free, as so many people think. Costs are incurred, so if you can't afford your child to do this, don't. There are costs, however, the fee charged by Elen's Kids for their program is SIGNIFICANTLY less than anyone else and is quite reasonable.

Do your reseach. Check out the Division of Consumer Affairs on any Agency your plan to work with. Agencies must be registered with the Division of Consumer Affairs in order to operate. They also will have any real complaints filed against licensed agents.

I love Elen and her company and only hope the best for them and their clients.

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Thank you Suzie.

You are absolutly right about Charlie the pervert!

Stupid men will say anything for attention, even if they hurt children.

My experiences with Elen's Kids over the years have all been pleasant and fun, and I agree, they do have a good program for children interested in entering the modeling industry.

True, there are kids (and parents) who don't belong, but if your are lucky enough to be represented by a company like Elen's Kids, I highly recommend them.

There are so some parents who can't afford to program, but please don't criticize parents who do. And please, if all you want to do is have your child earn money for YOU, please don't have your child do this.

It appears some parents have nothing better to do but to hurt chlidren, parents, and good companies that support them.

The reviews that rave about the BUSY and PROFESSIONAL staff are ALL TRUE. Stop by their offices and you will see for yourself. Don't be fooled by foolish, uniformed loser parents, who are clearly jealous about the success of Elen's Kids and the children they represent

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Thank you Suzie.

You are absolutly right about Charlie the pervert!

Stupid men will say anything for attention, even if they hurt children.

My experiences with Elen's Kids over the years have all been pleasant and fun, and I agree, they do have a good program for children interested in entering the modeling industry.

True, there are kids (and parents) who don't belong, but if your are lucky enough to be represented by a company like Elen's Kids, I highly recommend them.

There are so some parents who can't afford to program, but please don't criticize parents who do. And please, if all you want to do is have your child earn money for YOU, please don't have your child do this.

It appears some parents have nothing better to do but to hurt chlidren, parents, and good companies that support them.

The reviews that rave about the BUSY and PROFESSIONAL staff are ALL TRUE. Stop by their offices and you will see for yourself. Don't be fooled by foolish, uniformed loser parents, who are clearly jealous about the success of Elen's Kids and the children they represent

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It never fails to amaze me what people say. Charlie C. must be sitting around in his underwear hoping to find children to talk to on the web! He has nothing better to do but to seek out children and attempt to hurt those children who are with Elen's Kids. It appears that Charlie C. keeps changing his name to look for children. Parents... stay clear of him. He is probably some unemployed guy with nothing better to do than cruise the web.

Elen's Kids has been around for over 10 years!

I know MANY families whose kids are represented by Elen's Kids. Each are very grateful of the experiences their children have had.

The program they offer is absolutely the BEST.

People have to realize that maybe their child has what advertisers are looking for and maybe not. The agreement I signed does say no guarantees. Elen's staff has been great with my family and I can't thank them enough for all that they do and put up with... especially those fiends who are clearly very jealous of the success the kids have had at Elen's Kids

Charlie C. is probably not married, unemployed with pimples. You probably will see him get caught on Dateline NBC with Chris Hansen.

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It never fails to amaze me what people say. Charlie C. must be sitting around in his underwear hoping to find children to talk to on the web! He has nothing better to do but to seek out children and attempt to hurt those children who are with Elen's Kids. It appears that Charlie C. keeps changing his name to look for children. Parents... stay clear of him. He is probably some unemployed guy with nothing better to do than cruise the web.

Elen's Kids has been around for over 10 years!

I know MANY families whose kids are represented by Elen's Kids. Each are very grateful of the experiences their children have had.

The program they offer is absolutely the BEST.

People have to realize that maybe their child has what advertisers are looking for and maybe not. The agreement I signed does say no guarantees. Elen's staff has been great with my family and I can't thank them enough for all that they do and put up with... especially those fiends who are clearly very jealous of the success the kids have had at Elen's Kids

Charlie C. is probably not married, unemployed with pimples. You probably will see him get caught on Dateline NBC with Chris Hansen.

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You have got to be kidding me!! All the positive reviews since 2009 are written by the same person!!! Notice the same words being used over and over, and all their "praises" are in all caps.....WONDERFUL, PROFESSIONAL, BUSY.... Please, give me a break!!! One of the other reviews was so right, people just want to think that their little darling is just the best thing since sliced bread. Save your money, this is a scam, the only one who makes out is them. I know 4 people who have been foolish enough to hand money over to these people. The do go on "go sees", but this is just to keep the parents thinking there is still a chance. They never get any work, just make the parents loose work time driving these kids all over creation. If I had the choice of throwing $600 out the window of my car as I fly down the Parkway, or give it to Elen's kids.... I would throw it out my window!!!

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You have got to be kidding me!! All the positive reviews since 2009 are written by the same person!!! Notice the same words being used over and over, and all their "praises" are in all caps.....WONDERFUL, PROFESSIONAL, BUSY.... Please, give me a break!!! One of the other reviews was so right, people just want to think that their little darling is just the best thing since sliced bread. Save your money, this is a scam, the only one who makes out is them. I know 4 people who have been foolish enough to hand money over to these people. The do go on "go sees", but this is just to keep the parents thinking there is still a chance. They never get any work, just make the parents loose work time driving these kids all over creation. If I had the choice of throwing $600 out the window of my car as I fly down the Parkway, or give it to Elen's kids.... I would throw it out my window!!!

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To everyone who have given this company great or even good reviews, let me shed some knowledge and light upon you, my oldest daughter was signed up with one really great company for modeling and tv/catalog ads, they did the portfolio for (so called) free in NC and they also set her up on her own website, we attended every function and addressed all areas to get into the business and get started working, after paying for the website (came to find out later) and paying for the portfolio (came to find out later) I became suspicious and decided I was not going to pay for anything else until we got real paying work, (I would say I kicked out about $300), I was then told by the owner that he would help me as much as he can and keep in touch regularly, well need less to say, I never heard from them again, no return calls, no emails, no responses, I later found out that the agency closed the location and changed their numbers, oh yea and changed the name also, ppl be careful of what you get into, there are too many scammers out there and they are on the prey for those who think their child can be the next top model, or star for the big screen. ...........we have to work to hard to keep that money, be careful and do your research before getting into anything, never put your hopes and dreams into

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To everyone who have given this company great or even good reviews, let me shed some knowledge and light upon you, my oldest daughter was signed up with one really great company for modeling and tv/catalog ads, they did the portfolio for (so called) free in NC and they also set her up on her own website, we attended every function and addressed all areas to get into the business and get started working, after paying for the website (came to find out later) and paying for the portfolio (came to find out later) I became suspicious and decided I was not going to pay for anything else until we got real paying work, (I would say I kicked out about $300), I was then told by the owner that he would help me as much as he can and keep in touch regularly, well need less to say, I never heard from them again, no return calls, no emails, no responses, I later found out that the agency closed the location and changed their numbers, oh yea and changed the name also, ppl be careful of what you get into, there are too many scammers out there and they are on the prey for those who think their child can be the next top model, or star for the big screen. ...........we have to work to hard to keep that money, be careful and do your research before getting into anything, never put your hopes and dreams into

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I have dealt with many agencies that represent babies. No one is as understanding as the staff at Elen's Kids. Elen is WONDERFUL! No agent comes close to how she deals with me as a parent. It clearly rubbed off on the rest of the staff because no matter who I talk to, they are all WONDERFUL!

All agencies have a cost. The NY Agents require you to use their photographers (very expensive) or to pay a fee to be in their "book" or on their website.

Elen's Kids's program is straight forward and simple and the BEST around.

I agree with Marriene in that I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Elen's Kids and stay away from the New York agents. You can not do better.

THANK YOU ELEN

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I have dealt with many agencies that represent babies. No one is as understanding as the staff at Elen's Kids. Elen is WONDERFUL! No agent comes close to how she deals with me as a parent. It clearly rubbed off on the rest of the staff because no matter who I talk to, they are all WONDERFUL!

All agencies have a cost. The NY Agents require you to use their photographers (very expensive) or to pay a fee to be in their "book" or on their website.

Elen's Kids's program is straight forward and simple and the BEST around.

I agree with Marriene in that I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Elen's Kids and stay away from the New York agents. You can not do better.

THANK YOU ELEN

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We were at first impressed w/ Irv at Elens Kids and were excited to sign up. He sneakly though charged us the full $600 vs. 1/2 down at first which is what he was supposed to charge us for. Then we only had 3 days to cancel. I didn't realize til afterwards that it's illegal for an agency to take money from you upfront! We did go on some go see's, but some weren't even really appropriate for my daughter and after driving to NYC and paying for parking was a little annoyed. Also, since we paid them to find us business, they should kept in contact w/ us to update our photos, see how we were doing and feeling, but nothing unless I contacted them. It's a huge fee for just posting a picture on their website.

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We were at first impressed w/ Irv at Elens Kids and were excited to sign up. He sneakly though charged us the full $600 vs. 1/2 down at first which is what he was supposed to charge us for. Then we only had 3 days to cancel. I didn't realize til afterwards that it's illegal for an agency to take money from you upfront! We did go on some go see's, but some weren't even really appropriate for my daughter and after driving to NYC and paying for parking was a little annoyed. Also, since we paid them to find us business, they should kept in contact w/ us to update our photos, see how we were doing and feeling, but nothing unless I contacted them. It's a huge fee for just posting a picture on their website.

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It was awesome watching my son on 30 Rock! Elen's Kids Talent Agency is a very PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION. Most agents I've worked with stop answering phones at 5PM. Elen's Kids staff is ALWAYS available. It must be because they are VERY BUSY!!

We love them and all the staff. My kids are always bugging me to visit. I would suggest you bring your kids to them if your are thinking about venturing into modeling. Elen's Kids has ALWAYS been very kind to the kids and very CONSIDERATE to the parents.

They are simply the BEST around for kids!

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It was awesome watching my son on 30 Rock! Elen's Kids Talent Agency is a very PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION. Most agents I've worked with stop answering phones at 5PM. Elen's Kids staff is ALWAYS available. It must be because they are VERY BUSY!!

We love them and all the staff. My kids are always bugging me to visit. I would suggest you bring your kids to them if your are thinking about venturing into modeling. Elen's Kids has ALWAYS been very kind to the kids and very CONSIDERATE to the parents.

They are simply the BEST around for kids!

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We are VERY HAPPY to have worked with Elen's Kids for the past 4 years. They are very down to earth and VERY EASY TO WORK WITH. They offer you legitimate work with TV and film and do plenty of print stuff. Working with them has been a WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE and great place for a young child to start their career in acting, modeling. ELEN'S KIDS is great.

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We are VERY HAPPY to have worked with Elen's Kids for the past 4 years. They are very down to earth and VERY EASY TO WORK WITH. They offer you legitimate work with TV and film and do plenty of print stuff. Working with them has been a WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE and great place for a young child to start their career in acting, modeling. ELEN'S KIDS is great.

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They are a class operation that actually CARES about the kids. We have been with Elen's Kids for over 4 years, and it has been a wonderful experience for my daughter. Our agent is Sue, who has been great whenever we need information. They are a world class operation.

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They are a class operation that actually CARES about the kids. We have been with Elen's Kids for over 4 years, and it has been a wonderful experience for my daughter. Our agent is Sue, who has been great whenever we need information. They are a world class operation.

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It never ceases to amaze me how "parents" can write things they know nothing about. My 2 kids have been Elen's Kids for the past 3 years and LOVE going on assignments. My kids are having a BLAST. Elen's Kids has opened up a world for my kids they never would have seen. MY FAMILY LOVES ELEN'S KIDS, and so do I. Kudos to Elen and her Staff. I agree with the previous author to describe them: PROFESSIONAL & BUSY.

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It never ceases to amaze me how "parents" can write things they know nothing about. My 2 kids have been Elen's Kids for the past 3 years and LOVE going on assignments. My kids are having a BLAST. Elen's Kids has opened up a world for my kids they never would have seen. MY FAMILY LOVES ELEN'S KIDS, and so do I. Kudos to Elen and her Staff. I agree with the previous author to describe them: PROFESSIONAL & BUSY.

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We have met many many other parents of kids who are signed with Elen's Kids. All are EXTREMELY SATISFIED with the service and action they receive. It makes me laugh to see "people" write that modeling is free. No such thing. The price we paid to Elen's Kids is a fraction of what the "free" agencies charge in New York for their website & pictures. In addition, we don't get yelled at for turning down assignments. I agree completely with the positive comments about Elen's Kids. The adjectives I would use to describe them are: PROFESSIONAL & BUSY. Keep up the GREAT work!

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We have met many many other parents of kids who are signed with Elen's Kids. All are EXTREMELY SATISFIED with the service and action they receive. It makes me laugh to see "people" write that modeling is free. No such thing. The price we paid to Elen's Kids is a fraction of what the "free" agencies charge in New York for their website & pictures. In addition, we don't get yelled at for turning down assignments. I agree completely with the positive comments about Elen's Kids. The adjectives I would use to describe them are: PROFESSIONAL & BUSY. Keep up the GREAT work!

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To all of u to say that Elen's Kids is a great agency is telling a bonifide lie. I took my daughter there in the early 90's and pd the fee b 4 I knew better. I c that they did not change and surprise that they r still in business. My daughter is now 13yrs old and an accomplish child model/actress. I CANT BELIEVE THAT THEY R STILL CHARGING A FEE. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

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To all of u to say that Elen's Kids is a great agency is telling a bonifide lie. I took my daughter there in the early 90's and pd the fee b 4 I knew better. I c that they did not change and surprise that they r still in business. My daughter is now 13yrs old and an accomplish child model/actress. I CANT BELIEVE THAT THEY R STILL CHARGING A FEE. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

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It never ceases to amaze me how "parents" can write things they know nothing about. My 2 kids have been Elen's Kids for the past 3 years and LOVE going on assignments. My kids are having a BLAST. Elen's Kids has opened up a world for my kids they never would have seen. MY FAMILY LOVES ELEN'S KIDS, and so do I. Kudos to Elen and her Staff. I agree with the previous author to describe them: PROFESSIONAL & BUSY.

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It never ceases to amaze me how "parents" can write things they know nothing about. My 2 kids have been Elen's Kids for the past 3 years and LOVE going on assignments. My kids are having a BLAST. Elen's Kids has opened up a world for my kids they never would have seen. MY FAMILY LOVES ELEN'S KIDS, and so do I. Kudos to Elen and her Staff. I agree with the previous author to describe them: PROFESSIONAL & BUSY.

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This place is a fraud! Agencies should not charge $600 to sign a contract! STAY AWAY!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is a fraud! Agencies should not charge $600 to sign a contract! STAY AWAY!!!!!!

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The company is a very legit agency. Before signing my child, I checked them out with the Better Business Bureau and the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. The BBB listed Elen's Kids with an "A" rating and there were NO complaints with the state. I was quite impressed. That was 3 years ago. I signed with Elen's Kids when my child was a baby and we are EXTREMELY HAPPY with the results. They are a very professional and classy organization.

5
★★★★★

The company is a very legit agency. Before signing my child, I checked them out with the Better Business Bureau and the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. The BBB listed Elen's Kids with an "A" rating and there were NO complaints with the state. I was quite impressed. That was 3 years ago. I signed with Elen's Kids when my child was a baby and we are EXTREMELY HAPPY with the results. They are a very professional and classy organization.

Pros: Very Professional

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We traveled from NY to NJ to meet w/ Irv. He was pleasant and we were impressed by him. I looked online to learn more about agencies, but didn't find a whole lot out. He convinced us to sign a contract and pay the $595 fees up front and told us we had 3 days to cancel. We then learned 1 week later that it's illegal for an agency to ask you to pre-pay for any services. That an agency works for you, and when they get your bookings they get their commission. We did get a number of "go sees" the first year. Some, however we weren't even appropriate for us. (i.e. we were never the right height, etc..) We were also told at the time of registering w/ them that they would very soon have a photographer in Westchester, NY so we wouldn't have to drive 1 1/2 hours to their photographer. This never happened.

I actually got a booking as a "mom" model, but that was the only thing that came out of Elens Kids.

I found it difficult to drive 1 1/2 hours 2x's/yr and began looking into agencies here in NY. They were shocked that we had paid $600 in advance and that we were using basic photos to be brought to our "go sees". They couldn't beleive we were being sent out w/out a professional portfolio.

Overall, I have to say that Irv and the staff were all really nice to work with, but not worth the money.. don't forget - on top of the $600 you're paying at least $20+ each trip into the city..

2
★★☆☆☆

We traveled from NY to NJ to meet w/ Irv. He was pleasant and we were impressed by him. I looked online to learn more about agencies, but didn't find a whole lot out. He convinced us to sign a contract and pay the $595 fees up front and told us we had 3 days to cancel. We then learned 1 week later that it's illegal for an agency to ask you to pre-pay for any services. That an agency works for you, and when they get your bookings they get their commission. We did get a number of "go sees" the first year. Some, however we weren't even appropriate for us. (i.e. we were never the right height, etc..) We were also told at the time of registering w/ them that they would very soon have a photographer in Westchester, NY so we wouldn't have to drive 1 1/2 hours to their photographer. This never happened.

I actually got a booking as a "mom" model, but that was the only thing that came out of Elens Kids.

I found it difficult to drive 1 1/2 hours 2x's/yr and began looking into agencies here in NY. They were shocked that we had paid $600 in advance and that we were using basic photos to be brought to our "go sees". They couldn't beleive we were being sent out w/out a professional portfolio.

Overall, I have to say that Irv and the staff were all really nice to work with, but not worth the money.. don't forget - on top of the $600 you're paying at least $20+ each trip into the city..

Pros: Very nice people

Cons: Paying $600 in fees (it's illegal in NYS)

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I couldn't be happier having my kids as part of Elen's Kids. Clearly there are unhappy parents whose kids are unable to book jobs. The staff at Elen's Kids have always been very helpful and kind. My kids have been on all types of assignments (TV, print and movies) and are having a blast in the process. I am VERY happy that my kids are part of the Elen's Kids. A very satisfied parent.

5
★★★★★

I couldn't be happier having my kids as part of Elen's Kids. Clearly there are unhappy parents whose kids are unable to book jobs. The staff at Elen's Kids have always been very helpful and kind. My kids have been on all types of assignments (TV, print and movies) and are having a blast in the process. I am VERY happy that my kids are part of the Elen's Kids. A very satisfied parent.

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By far the BEST agency for kids. My friends are also members. It's been over 2 years that we have been with Elen's Kids and my kids are enjoying every assignment they've been on. FYI... they haven't booked all of them... maybe about 10% Elen's Kids is very professional and very helpful to parents. Thank you Elen.

5
★★★★★

By far the BEST agency for kids. My friends are also members. It's been over 2 years that we have been with Elen's Kids and my kids are enjoying every assignment they've been on. FYI... they haven't booked all of them... maybe about 10% Elen's Kids is very professional and very helpful to parents. Thank you Elen.

Pros: Very professional

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I'm writing this as a parent and a professional photographer in the business. These so called "Talent kid agencies" prey on parents that think their kid(s) can be models/stars. All our kids have the potential to be stars. Just use this as a rule of thumb "If your child has that look, you won't have to spend a penny" agencies will pay for everything. I don't know much about them personally but just as a general rule of advice if they're asking you to pay money to join it's a scam. Also if they want you to pay money to use what they call "their photographers" also a scam. Anyone who asks for money up front like that is a scam. Agents make their money after they sign you and you book a paid job, then they take 10% of that.
From the looks of it Ellen's Kids customers is paying for some ones mortgage. Do your research...research...research!

1
★☆☆☆☆

I'm writing this as a parent and a professional photographer in the business. These so called "Talent kid agencies" prey on parents that think their kid(s) can be models/stars. All our kids have the potential to be stars. Just use this as a rule of thumb "If your child has that look, you won't have to spend a penny" agencies will pay for everything. I don't know much about them personally but just as a general rule of advice if they're asking you to pay money to join it's a scam. Also if they want you to pay money to use what they call "their photographers" also a scam. Anyone who asks for money up front like that is a scam. Agents make their money after they sign you and you book a paid job, then they take 10% of that.
From the looks of it Ellen's Kids customers is paying for some ones mortgage. Do your research...research...research!

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We got this letter from this agency maybe 2 weeks after the birth of our child. I made my husband call them. They were very unprofessional on the phone and never gave us a call back. So I went on their website and filled out a form, they called me next day and we set up an appointment. We came there and it took them a while to find a paper saying that we were coming, in the main time me and my husband were standing at the door and just waiting. No one said "hi" nor introduced themselves. It was kind of unpleasant. So we literally stood there for good 5 minutes with my husband holding the car sit with the baby the whole time. It seemed very unpleasant from the very beginning. After they finally found something with our name on it, saying that we had a scheduled appointment, we were invited inside. Still no introduction, no hand shakes, no even invitation to sit down. Well we set anyway, it was getting really ridiculous. The owner itself seemed very unprofessional. About 5 times our conversation was interrupted by the phone calls and he didn't even say "sorry", stopping in the middle of conversation with us and then forgetting what he was telling us about. They asked us to put fitted clothes on the baby, but never even looked at her. He kept showing off pictures from magazines of "their" kids and snapshots from the movies "their" kids took part in. Then he gave us a contract saying that we had to pay 599 upfront + 15% from all the child's earnings + additional 15% if it was different agency that found a job for our child. My husband told him right away that we would need 1 day to think everything over and read carefully the contract, on which the owner said he couldn't give a contract to take home with us and that if we decide to sign it we would need to come back whenever we're ready. It seemed very strange. After coming back home, I searched the web and found a lot of very bad reviews about this agency. Our intuition was right from the very beginning.

1
★☆☆☆☆

We got this letter from this agency maybe 2 weeks after the birth of our child. I made my husband call them. They were very unprofessional on the phone and never gave us a call back. So I went on their website and filled out a form, they called me next day and we set up an appointment. We came there and it took them a while to find a paper saying that we were coming, in the main time me and my husband were standing at the door and just waiting. No one said "hi" nor introduced themselves. It was kind of unpleasant. So we literally stood there for good 5 minutes with my husband holding the car sit with the baby the whole time. It seemed very unpleasant from the very beginning. After they finally found something with our name on it, saying that we had a scheduled appointment, we were invited inside. Still no introduction, no hand shakes, no even invitation to sit down. Well we set anyway, it was getting really ridiculous. The owner itself seemed very unprofessional. About 5 times our conversation was interrupted by the phone calls and he didn't even say "sorry", stopping in the middle of conversation with us and then forgetting what he was telling us about. They asked us to put fitted clothes on the baby, but never even looked at her. He kept showing off pictures from magazines of "their" kids and snapshots from the movies "their" kids took part in. Then he gave us a contract saying that we had to pay 599 upfront + 15% from all the child's earnings + additional 15% if it was different agency that found a job for our child. My husband told him right away that we would need 1 day to think everything over and read carefully the contract, on which the owner said he couldn't give a contract to take home with us and that if we decide to sign it we would need to come back whenever we're ready. It seemed very strange. After coming back home, I searched the web and found a lot of very bad reviews about this agency. Our intuition was right from the very beginning.

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We took our beautiful kids to that place several months ago. At the so called interview (which was mostly about "How great the agency is and how we get kids to do great jobs on Broadway, TV, etc") Elen started CONVINCING us to sign up a contract with her. The reason we went to that agency was to do so ANYWAY!!!
So we did sign up a contract not because she convinced us but just because we wanted to do it.

The auditions they offer are always during the day and if you are a working parent you should either take a day off, ask or hire someone to take your child to that audition, or just choose not to go. If you are a stay home parent you can go to these auditions and donate your time for free. But....it's not worth it....

Now, several months later, the only calls we get from them is for go-see and auditions. They do not have jobs! Moreover, they have not called us at all in the past 3 months, NOT EVEN ONCE!

But that is not the problem, the problem is that they charge people a FEE UPFRONT. In addition to that, if they get you a job, they charge an additional 15% for themselves! This is a double charge which is not right!
A self respecting modeling managent or any type of magagement is not supposed to charge any fee upfront, and only a percentage of the job they give you! The money we paid upfront is a total gift for them with no result for us.

Prior to getting your kids to a cetrain place, check the Internet for some good agencies in NYC, read reviews, talk to people, get advice and opinion from anyone you can and never pay anything upfront.
DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ELE'S KIDS!

1
★☆☆☆☆

We took our beautiful kids to that place several months ago. At the so called interview (which was mostly about "How great the agency is and how we get kids to do great jobs on Broadway, TV, etc") Elen started CONVINCING us to sign up a contract with her. The reason we went to that agency was to do so ANYWAY!!!
So we did sign up a contract not because she convinced us but just because we wanted to do it.

The auditions they offer are always during the day and if you are a working parent you should either take a day off, ask or hire someone to take your child to that audition, or just choose not to go. If you are a stay home parent you can go to these auditions and donate your time for free. But....it's not worth it....

Now, several months later, the only calls we get from them is for go-see and auditions. They do not have jobs! Moreover, they have not called us at all in the past 3 months, NOT EVEN ONCE!

But that is not the problem, the problem is that they charge people a FEE UPFRONT. In addition to that, if they get you a job, they charge an additional 15% for themselves! This is a double charge which is not right!
A self respecting modeling managent or any type of magagement is not supposed to charge any fee upfront, and only a percentage of the job they give you! The money we paid upfront is a total gift for them with no result for us.

Prior to getting your kids to a cetrain place, check the Internet for some good agencies in NYC, read reviews, talk to people, get advice and opinion from anyone you can and never pay anything upfront.
DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ELE'S KIDS!

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I took my 3 kids and my 4 nieces and nephews to see them and we signed them all up, and this was about a month ago and so far there have been plenty of things to go to, I think people have to realize that maybe there kid has what they are looking for and maybe not, Elen's Staff has been great with us, I can't thank them enough for all that they do and put up with.

5
★★★★★

I took my 3 kids and my 4 nieces and nephews to see them and we signed them all up, and this was about a month ago and so far there have been plenty of things to go to, I think people have to realize that maybe there kid has what they are looking for and maybe not, Elen's Staff has been great with us, I can't thank them enough for all that they do and put up with.

Pros: Excellent Communication !!

Cons: N/A

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I received a letter in the mail, signed by "I. Field", describing this "talent management firm" called Elen's Kids. So I google'd the company and instantly found what I needed to know. I would encourage others to do the same. You may also notice the user ID which posted the previous comment about this company.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I received a letter in the mail, signed by "I. Field", describing this "talent management firm" called Elen's Kids. So I google'd the company and instantly found what I needed to know. I would encourage others to do the same. You may also notice the user ID which posted the previous comment about this company.

Pros: This company can be googled

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Elen's Kids does a great job for kids. Kudos to Elen and her staff.

5
★★★★★

Elen's Kids does a great job for kids. Kudos to Elen and her staff.

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Elen's Kids is a very classy and professional organization. My kids are having a blast at Elen's Kids.

5
★★★★★

Elen's Kids is a very classy and professional organization. My kids are having a blast at Elen's Kids.

More about Elen's Kids Modeling & Talent Agency

Elen's Kids is a Modeling and Talent Agency representing kids from newborns to 18 years old. We submit kids for assignments in print, television, film and theater. Through the Elen's Kids website, searchable database and business relationships our kids are presented and marketed to the top casting directors, production companies, modeling and talent agencies, commercial photographers, and advertising agencies in the New York metro area. The Family Owned Elen's Kids Now Celebrating 13 Successful Years. Licensed & Bonded. LIC# BW0432100 http://www.elenskids.com/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/elenskids http://elenskids.brandyourself.com/

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