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Academy of Style

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Talent Consultants - Advance Fee

16909 Parthenia Street
Northridge, CA 91343
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(818) 920-1220

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Complaint Closing Statistics

0 complaints against Academy of Style closed in last 3 years.
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0 Making a full refund, as the consumer requested
0 Making a partial refund
0 Agreed to make an adjustment
0 Refusing to make an adjustment
0 Refuse to adjust, relying on terms of agreement
0 Unanswered

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Company Info

This company's business is providing training and placement for models and actors.

Primary Contact: Tonia Thompson (Owner)
Business Started: 1/1/2003

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California law requires any company that procures or offers to procure employment or auditions, or that provides artist management services, direction or counseling to develop an artist's career, for any of which they collect a fee in advance to post a $10,000 bond. This law also prohibits charging for such services as; registering or listing the artist for employment, providing photographs, videotapes, other promotional materials, costumes, lessons or training, or auditions.

To obtain bonding information, write to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Department of Industrial Relations, Legal Section, at P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA 94142 or call (415) 703-4846 or by email to The website address is

For businesses outside of California, please check with the agency that regulates this industry.

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Model and talent management companies provide direction, training, and portfolio preparation for novice models, and assist in placement services. According to talent agents, portfolios are developed over the course of a persons career. Therefore, novices do not need expensive portfolios. We routinely suggest you read and understand all contract provisions, including cancellation and refund policies before making a buying decision. California laws relating to "advance fee talent services" allow 10 days to cancel contracts without penalty or obligation. In some cases, refunds must be provided within 48 hours, or the company is required to pay the artist an additional summ equal to the original amount of the fee. Cancellation procedures should be outlined in your contract. Keep in mind there are probably no guarantees of employment. Your success in the industry will depend on your own talent, perseverance, and ability to utilize your resources. Companies that procure employment are required by law to be licensed with the Department of Industrial Relations and cannot collect fees prior to offering services. Licensing information may be obtained by contacting the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement at P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA 94142 or calling (415) 703-4846.

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