Stanley Kaplan Talent Agency

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I was first referred to Stanley Kaplan from a fellow actor . My young son was on a film shoot and we had no representation. I called and he took him in immediately . We went on a major commercial audtion and when we didnt get that ,

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I was first referred to Stanley Kaplan from a fellow actor . My young son was on a film shoot and we had no representation. I called and he took him in immediately . We went on a major commercial audtion and when we didnt get that ,

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I worked on "PEOPLES COURT" for multiple months. Stanley Kaplan Talent owes me $400.00 my father is a lawyer in NYC and we are currently in the process of making a case about this. There are plenty of people he has scammed. If he scammed you and you want your money back let's do it!! I contacted peoples court and they are willing to help also. Contact me modelingsince99@aol.com

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I worked on "PEOPLES COURT" for multiple months. Stanley Kaplan Talent owes me $400.00 my father is a lawyer in NYC and we are currently in the process of making a case about this. There are plenty of people he has scammed. If he scammed you and you want your money back let's do it!! I contacted peoples court and they are willing to help also. Contact me modelingsince99@aol.com

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I booked my first acting job through Stanley Kaplan. I guested on "The Sopranos":and was able to join SAG! Their legit and they get you work! It's up to you to book!

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I booked my first acting job through Stanley Kaplan. I guested on "The Sopranos":and was able to join SAG! Their legit and they get you work! It's up to you to book!

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They closed and they owe me money!!

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They closed and they owe me money!!

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Im appalled with the mess at this agency. when i called to book a gig...not only was his excuse that it is a recession, but that I wasnt in file..i spent a long time getting things prepared but to get gigs to enchance my career. They are irresponsible and their conditions are worse then Haiti. I suggest that if you want a really good agency, Do Not GO to stanley kaplan, he is a waste of time. I waited exactly ONE YEAR to realize they had taken advantage o time. im appalled and disgusted.

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Im appalled with the mess at this agency. when i called to book a gig...not only was his excuse that it is a recession, but that I wasnt in file..i spent a long time getting things prepared but to get gigs to enchance my career. They are irresponsible and their conditions are worse then Haiti. I suggest that if you want a really good agency, Do Not GO to stanley kaplan, he is a waste of time. I waited exactly ONE YEAR to realize they had taken advantage o time. im appalled and disgusted.

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Stanley Kaplan is a actually a legit agency. Top photographers from NYC sends their talent to kaplan for recommendations. They book you jobs, it may be litte commercial jobs or exta role but it's definitely a beginning and a step. I don't know why people trash this agency so much, maybe because you didn't get accepted. Most agencies have piles and piles of headshots and com cards. Stanley Kaplan just happened to have a messy office. If you go to most commercial print agencies you will see that they have a lot of comcards in their office (but organized). They are def. not a scam!

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Stanley Kaplan is a actually a legit agency. Top photographers from NYC sends their talent to kaplan for recommendations. They book you jobs, it may be litte commercial jobs or exta role but it's definitely a beginning and a step. I don't know why people trash this agency so much, maybe because you didn't get accepted. Most agencies have piles and piles of headshots and com cards. Stanley Kaplan just happened to have a messy office. If you go to most commercial print agencies you will see that they have a lot of comcards in their office (but organized). They are def. not a scam!

Pros: a lot of work and connections

Cons: messy office

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hes down to earth. wonderful man.

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hes down to earth. wonderful man.

Pros: great no bs

Cons: n/a

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Yes, Kaplan's offices are a mess and the staff is abit rushed but while I was non-union, I was given the opportunity to go on a ton of 'go-sees' and these were for major print jobs and commercials. Now that I'm union, I was able to book a major print job through them by my manager. Kaplan took 20% paid by the client and my manager 20% paid by me, but when the job pays you several thousand dollars, who cares about the 20% you have to pay. Now, it does take a long time to get paid from print, and I'm still waiting, but will let you know when the "mother load" comes in. It should come just in time for the holidays. So I have nothing bad to say about Kaplan because I know for a fact that they book major jobs and yes then can benefit from a cleaning service.

Just an update on that major print job that Kaplan booked for me! I have been paid and paid big! I look forward to working to working with Kaplan again!!

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Yes, Kaplan's offices are a mess and the staff is abit rushed but while I was non-union, I was given the opportunity to go on a ton of 'go-sees' and these were for major print jobs and commercials. Now that I'm union, I was able to book a major print job through them by my manager. Kaplan took 20% paid by the client and my manager 20% paid by me, but when the job pays you several thousand dollars, who cares about the 20% you have to pay. Now, it does take a long time to get paid from print, and I'm still waiting, but will let you know when the "mother load" comes in. It should come just in time for the holidays. So I have nothing bad to say about Kaplan because I know for a fact that they book major jobs and yes then can benefit from a cleaning service.

Just an update on that major print job that Kaplan booked for me! I have been paid and paid big! I look forward to working to working with Kaplan again!!

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Okay, as a one time client of Stanley Kaplan, I shall certify that the following information is 100% valid, so anyone interested in their services can make an educated decision. First, let's dissolve the rumor that Stanley Kaplan is a scam. They're not! As an actor and a New Yorker, I've rubbed shoulders with all kinds of crooks. They're easy to spot, as they all have a common goal: Getting yor money up front! These types are what I politely dub, the craigslists predators. You submit, they call you for an "interview" and show you headshot samples. Run! Kaplan charges fees like any other legitimate agency with a 10% back end deal. Another positive about Kaplan is that no talent need sign a binding contract. You're free to walk if you don't care for their services. Some of the negatives blogs have truth in them. The office is a mess. When you walk in through the door, it's not like walking into "Miller Gold" from Entourage. It's a small office plastered with headshots everywhere, but keep in mind, the company is fairly new and still growing, Many very successful people have told me how they started their businesses in their basements. Secondly, the jobs are non-union, despite the "AEA, SAG,AFTRA Affiliation" that's advertised on their business cards, and many of the jobs are petty extra jobs, with minimal wages. Many times you can walk in the office, and Stanley will ask you if you want to make an easy 20 bucks sitting in the audience of a court show. If you have nothing better to do, why not? Most of the audience are tourists who don't get paid at all. However, the wages for film projects are not necessarily the fault of the agency. The productions are usually independent and they hire Kaplan to supply them with extras. Those companies are not under any union contracts, which means the money, while low, is tax free. In the beginning, I booked good and bad jobs with Kaplan. I have had credited roles through Kaplan. I've also had horrible experiences. One day, I was bored and called up my manager and asked him if any work was available and he said, "I can give you a background job tomorrow, but I don't think you're gonna want this." To my dismay, I took the job the next day and was fed horrible food by a nasty caterer, who threatened me and banned me from the table for the entire 10 hour shoot. I was too hot and tired to fight and I had no union rights, but whose fault was it for accepting the job in the first place? I've also had easy jobs where I was paid to have brunch at the Boat House in Central Park. Two or three hours and a free meal. It was easy and I had nothing else to do. The draw back however, is that the money can take a very long time to be disbursed. The reason behind that is the production companies get billed by Kaplan and are often unable to pay the bills on time and sometimes, they even go bankrupt. Trials and tribulations of non-union independent work. To Kaplan's credit, one time I was paid 6 months later and my manager said, "Keep my commission," but I paid him anyway. In closing, I hope this helps any aspiring artists who are reading this. Regardless of my opinion or anyone elses's, be sure to judge carefully each and every time you submit yourself to anyone anywhere. It's your career

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Okay, as a one time client of Stanley Kaplan, I shall certify that the following information is 100% valid, so anyone interested in their services can make an educated decision. First, let's dissolve the rumor that Stanley Kaplan is a scam. They're not! As an actor and a New Yorker, I've rubbed shoulders with all kinds of crooks. They're easy to spot, as they all have a common goal: Getting yor money up front! These types are what I politely dub, the craigslists predators. You submit, they call you for an "interview" and show you headshot samples. Run! Kaplan charges fees like any other legitimate agency with a 10% back end deal. Another positive about Kaplan is that no talent need sign a binding contract. You're free to walk if you don't care for their services. Some of the negatives blogs have truth in them. The office is a mess. When you walk in through the door, it's not like walking into "Miller Gold" from Entourage. It's a small office plastered with headshots everywhere, but keep in mind, the company is fairly new and still growing, Many very successful people have told me how they started their businesses in their basements. Secondly, the jobs are non-union, despite the "AEA, SAG,AFTRA Affiliation" that's advertised on their business cards, and many of the jobs are petty extra jobs, with minimal wages. Many times you can walk in the office, and Stanley will ask you if you want to make an easy 20 bucks sitting in the audience of a court show. If you have nothing better to do, why not? Most of the audience are tourists who don't get paid at all. However, the wages for film projects are not necessarily the fault of the agency. The productions are usually independent and they hire Kaplan to supply them with extras. Those companies are not under any union contracts, which means the money, while low, is tax free. In the beginning, I booked good and bad jobs with Kaplan. I have had credited roles through Kaplan. I've also had horrible experiences. One day, I was bored and called up my manager and asked him if any work was available and he said, "I can give you a background job tomorrow, but I don't think you're gonna want this." To my dismay, I took the job the next day and was fed horrible food by a nasty caterer, who threatened me and banned me from the table for the entire 10 hour shoot. I was too hot and tired to fight and I had no union rights, but whose fault was it for accepting the job in the first place? I've also had easy jobs where I was paid to have brunch at the Boat House in Central Park. Two or three hours and a free meal. It was easy and I had nothing else to do. The draw back however, is that the money can take a very long time to be disbursed. The reason behind that is the production companies get billed by Kaplan and are often unable to pay the bills on time and sometimes, they even go bankrupt. Trials and tribulations of non-union independent work. To Kaplan's credit, one time I was paid 6 months later and my manager said, "Keep my commission," but I paid him anyway. In closing, I hope this helps any aspiring artists who are reading this. Regardless of my opinion or anyone elses's, be sure to judge carefully each and every time you submit yourself to anyone anywhere. It's your career

Pros: NOT a scam

Cons: Agency is really only for amateurs

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I somewhat agreed with Joannsleo's review. The place is small and a mess. Papers and pictures are scatted on the floor. The building is kind of run down and the staff act like they could be so bother. From my understanding the only work they will likely give you is being an extra in the audience of a tv show like a public channel court tv show or an MTV show and so on . The pay isn't even worth it and you would have to wait at least a month for the check. If someone recommends that you sign or to Stanley Kaplan for work, I would definitely back off because they are likely in on this.

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I somewhat agreed with Joannsleo's review. The place is small and a mess. Papers and pictures are scatted on the floor. The building is kind of run down and the staff act like they could be so bother. From my understanding the only work they will likely give you is being an extra in the audience of a tv show like a public channel court tv show or an MTV show and so on . The pay isn't even worth it and you would have to wait at least a month for the check. If someone recommends that you sign or to Stanley Kaplan for work, I would definitely back off because they are likely in on this.

Cons: Non-Professional Staff, Place is a dump

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My son received a call for an audition in NYC and was selected to go on a shoot for biography channel in New Jersey. I would recommend Kaplan Talent Agency! I am very pleased with the outcome of his audition.

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My son received a call for an audition in NYC and was selected to go on a shoot for biography channel in New Jersey. I would recommend Kaplan Talent Agency! I am very pleased with the outcome of his audition.

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In responce to the previous person's posting; they have given me work and they are known in the industry.

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In responce to the previous person's posting; they have given me work and they are known in the industry.

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This place is simply the dump. The rooms were dirty and cluttered non-professional atmosphere. Picture were scattered all around the rooms on the floors everywhere. If you mailed any pictures forget about them, I saw hundreds of manilla envelopes piled up on the floor that was never opened. Do not waste your time or waste your photo
If a person name Al from In Gear magazine suggest that you go there run don't walk, there is no such magazine..........................

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This place is simply the dump. The rooms were dirty and cluttered non-professional atmosphere. Picture were scattered all around the rooms on the floors everywhere. If you mailed any pictures forget about them, I saw hundreds of manilla envelopes piled up on the floor that was never opened. Do not waste your time or waste your photo
If a person name Al from In Gear magazine suggest that you go there run don't walk, there is no such magazine..........................

Cons: a waste of your time and photos

 

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