Monday, March 3, 2008

MONDAY 5 46 PM

SO
THIS KID JOE LAZO COMES AND SEES ME
IS UNHAPPY WITH HIS AGENCY RED
TELLS ME CLIENTS COMPLAIN THAT THEY HARASS THEIR CLIENTS ENDLESSLY TO SEE PEOPLE OR WHEN THERE IS A CASTING THEY SEND EVERYONE
I HAVE HEARD THIS ABOUT RED FROM A LOT OF CLIENTS.. CLOGGING UP EMAILS, SENDING TONS OF CARDS. LEAVING TONS OF VOICEMAILS..ETC
BUT NEW AGENCIES HAVE TO HUSTLE..I DID WHEN I WORKED AT BOSS AND JOINED MAJOR. BUT I HAD THE RIGHT MODELS AT THE RIGHT TIME AND I HAD A LITTLE MORE , LETS SAY CREDIBILTY
BUT THE PERSONAL ATTACK THAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE WAGED AGAINIST ME IS INSANE
MODELS LEAVE AGENCIES..[POINT OF FACT
CONTRACTS PROTECT ALL PARTIES BUT DOESNT JUSTIFY BEING ENSLAVED TO THEM.
IN 18 YRS AS AN AGENT I HAVE NEVER SEEN AN AGENCY NOT , IN GOOD FAITH , NEGOTIATE TERMS.
THE KID IS A GOOD KID, AND SMART AND FOUND OUT QUICK THAT THE WAY HE WAS BEING "HANDLED" WAS "LACKLUSTER" AT BEST.
BUT WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO WITH IT? I AM SOMEONE WHO JUST TOOK A MEETING, I DONT NEED TO SOLICIT MODELS. MY BOARD, MY WORK SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. I DONT NEED TO POACH, PEOPLE COME BECAUSE WE DO A SOLID PROFESSIONAL CONSISTENT JOB.
I FIND IT FUNNY THAT THIS AGENCY IS ACCUSING ME OF SOLICITING A MODEL OF THEIRS WHEN THEY NOTORIOULSY SKULK AROUND "THE GYM" ON 26TH STREET AND APPROACH GUYS WHILE THEY R WORKING OUT OR , LOL GETTING OUT OF THE SHOWER. I BELEIVE ONE OF THEIR AGENTS WENT UP TO CHAD WHITE AND SAID " WHEN ARE YOU JOINING RED? HE SAID "WHAT IS RED?" MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY

I AM PISSED
THERE HAS TO BE SOME SORT OF LINE IN THE SAND, UNCROSSED
I WAS A REAL SHITHEAD PRICK WHEN I WAS IN MY EARLY 20S BUT I GREW FROM THAT. I LEARNED IT DIDNT SERVE ME WELL. I STILL , AT AGE 38, HAVE TO HEAR ABOUT THOSE MISTAKES, BUT TRULY I AM GRATEFUL FOR IT. KEEPS ME SOMEWHAT GROUNDED . BUT I AM TIRED OF PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE SHOWING RESPECT TO THE ONES WHO CAME BEFORE THEM. WHEN WAS IT OK TO BE JUST BE BELLIGERENT AND TACKY. YOU LOST A MODEL? DEAL WITH IT THRU THE PROPER CHANNELS. WHY HARASS THIS KID? AND MAJOR FOR THAT MATTER? CANT WE FIND ANOTHER WAY TO COPE?
I HAVE ALWAYS GENUINELY FELT RED HAD AN AMAZING EYE FOR TALENT AND LEFT IT THERE. BUT I HAVE HAD TO ENDURE A STEAD Y STREAM OF GUYS THAT CALL ME SAYING RED SENT ME, AND THEY LINE UP IN OUR OPEN CALL AND THEY ARE HIDEOUS. RED THINKING THEY R BEING CUTE LIKE I NEED A REFERRAL FROM THEM. I NEVER ADDRESSED IT. I HAVE HAD TO HEAR UNTRUE BULLSHIT ABOUT WHAT JOHN BABIN HAS SAID ABOUT ME AND WE HAVENT WORKED TOGETHER IN 15 YEARS. WHY CANT PEOPLE JUST LET IT BE. WISH SOMEONE WELL AND MOVE ON? WHY MUST PEOPLE UNDERCUT AND MALIGN EACH OTHER IN ORDER TO TRY AND "LOOK BETTER"..GUESS WHAT , UNLESS YOU CAN BACK IT UP IT MAKES YOU LOOK CHILDISH AND UNPROFESSIONAL....THIS IS WHY THE KID LEFT IN THE FIRST PLACE

ONE TO GROW ON..HMM?

THIS IS MY RANT AND IT STAYS HERE
HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MAJOR ANYMORE..ITS MY BLOG
I AM DEEPLY OFFENDED AND WILL DEFINITELY MOVE ON
IT JUST GOES TO SHOW THE LENGTHS PEOPLE GO TO TREAD
LEAD BY EXAMPLE , RED.

PEACE

3 comments:

tmarkum said...

Well, I have lot's of friends in this biz and models change boards, especially when they are starting out. And yes there are poachers out there, But Major has one of the top rated boards in the country... and doesn't need to poach talent.

The best way to avoid having your models lured away is simple... treat them right. Happy and succesful models don't usually jump ship. Perhaps Red should look at why their models are wanting to leave rather than worrying about where they are going.

COACD said...

dude. wow. this make me want to write my ali michael post.

Secret Agent said...

Wow. Who knew. I know the agencies, but don't actually know the reputation each agency holds. Who knew Red plays the game so dirty.

How easy is it for a model to switch agencies after they've signed a contract?

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