Also AMAM is a scam even if it's a SAG franchised agency. The owner tries to make money out of her talents. She sends new talents to HER photographers even if the talent has already a strong portfolio. She SELLS business cards, headshots and comp cards with the agency logo. A legitimate modeling agency will never ask you to pay for these marketing tools (with the agency logo). They will invest in you and make their money back when they get you work. Another thing that models legitimately need but should never be expected to pay for is a comp card with the agency logo. Seriously, the agency and only the agency is going to use those comp cards with the logo and it's not acceptable to pay for those. It is also irritating that the agency owner plays favorites and only advertises a few talents by posting their news and pictures on the agency website or on her facebook page. She only sends e-mails with the GOOD opportunities (not 100$ gigs) to her "favorite" talents and if you are not one of them...well you will keep finding your own gigs through Craiglist and ModelMayhem.
I am happy to be independent again!