Casting Red Flag Example

Here is an example of a fake casting. You can tell from the spelling errors in the email and the fact they are offering to “prepay” you for a booking you never completed. Do not fall for this types of red flags!

From: Keitravis Squire <keitravissquirephotos@gmail.com>

My name is John W. Wallace Jr, a freelance photographer and casting director for Keitravis Squire Photography. I wish to confirm receipt of your email regarding your interest in the upcoming shoot, Thank you and it would be an honor to work with you. For more information about Keitravis Squire Photography pls visit https://keitravissquire.com/

The Commercial photos are for what ? Our obligation in respect to this piece of project is to generate some marketable commercial advertisement to feature a large collection of designer bags, shoes, apparel, accessories and other items from our Italy based client(Pierotucci), where all models will pose with the various items and exhibit a commercial character to attract consumer’s attention. It’s very simple and works the same as any typical promotional or commercial advert shoot. The end product from the commercial shoot is an online media ad, electronic billboards and network media that would convince the public to make these collections a top choice among others.

ABOUT Pierotucci
Pierotucci started in the 1970’s on the picturesque via Toscanella in the city center of Florence. Their very first production included belts and men’s bags which were all the rage at that time. Piero used the knowledge he gained as an apprentice to Nardi in leather and his natural business sense to quickly establish himself in producing and distributing leather bags and accessories.
From these humble beginnings the owner, Piero Tucci, created a group of artisans who excelled in their craft and in 1972 officially established the Pierotucci Italian Leather Workshop. Their mission was to produce quality leather bags and small leather goods such as wallets, gloves and belts. As his reputation grew the company began to produce not only their own designs but also those of others such as Dunhill, Bally, Valentino, Fratelli Rossetti, Cole-Haan and Hugo Boss. Their distinctly elegant styled creations were the mainstay collection for boutiques serving the local and tourist shoppers all over Italy. Piero and his wife Loretta opened their first boutique in 1974 at via Porta Rossa with a complete line of ladies leather handbags, men’s accessories and more.

Pls visit https://www.pierotucci.com/en/leather-factory/47-our-story.html for more information.
Event date notice: you are to check your availability and choose the best date feasible for you between 11th,12th,18th and 19th of December, 2021. Please note that any day you pick cannot be changed later on except the changes are made a week before the shoot.

Location/Venue of event: We’re making arrangements for a suitable studio within your city for the event, you will receive the location details and driving direction as soon as the venue is confirmed.
Compensation: Paid ($5/hr.), Duration of four (4) hours shoot/gig and $ for the complete usage right for 3 months. Pierotucci are entitled to use the produced shoot for advert work for the period of 3 months only i.e it’ll be used till next year (2022) and this will be backed up by a contract.

Bonus: free lunch, models will receive copies of photo shoots via Dropbox or on a 2gb memory stick and all clothes, shoes and other accessories you will be wearing for the shoot will be yours after the shoot.
Time of Event: 10:00 A.M – 3:00 P.MNudity: NoNo level of experience is required (Free Model Coach available upon request).

NOTE: The total pay for this job is $($5/hr for four (4) hours + $ for the complete usage right). An advanced deposit/booking fee of $5 will be mailed upfront to you BEFORE the shoot to ensure your engagement on the upcoming project with us in line with our business ethics and the balance of $ will be paid at the venue as soon as the shoot is completed. Moreover, YOU WILL NOT ONLY RECEIVE A CERTIFIED PAYCHECK OF $ but also with an ADDITIONAL amount that you will use to pay for your wardrobes bills which you will forward to the designer in charge of your Wardrobe after processing the check. The payment for your wardrobe and clothing measurements has to be forwarded to the designer by you, reason being that, the payment for your wardrobe have to be made or billed to your name/info as requested and acceptable business terms by the designer to ensure a tallied customization and label to be printed on your costumes. Please be informed that you are NOT responsible for the funds that you will use to pay for your wardrobe, the funds will be mailed in one payment to you alongside with that of your upfront/booking payment I.e. (your advanced payment $0  plus extra amount for wardrobe cost and shipping fee all on one check)  I hope this is clear?

Models/actors may attend the shoot with their choice of escort (maximum of two) and should not arrive at location later than 9:30 a.m to commence make-ups and attend a brief introductory class about the proposed project and shoot starts by 10:15 a.m. This shoot is going to be fun as different acting characters may be involved, which is the real sense of this project. Take the courage to participate in this paid and legitimate offer as we look forward to working with you.

Final Note: we recommend that you read the content above over again for proper understanding and do not hesitate to ask questions. Below are the required payment and sign-up details you are to forward to us for filling and to mail you the aforementioned paycheck for your upfront and Wardrobe bills:
Name to be written on check/Your Legal name:Residence address:(Not Po. Box)Apartment number if any:City/state/zip code:Direct mobile phone number:Your available date:Your escort name if any:Your current occupation:Age:
Do not hesitate to ask any questions if any concerning the details above. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible and we look forward to working with you on this project.
Warmest Regards  

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