I was coming back from my office and was listening to my favourite channel on radio. There was an advertisement airing on the channel from last two days for a free audition. The audition was for children between 5-18 years and was organized by the casting directors of Disney and Nick. I ignored it the first day but it attracted my attention the other day.
I was super excited to share the news with my boy as I knew he had interest in acting. It was free and close to our house. So, it was convenient for me as well. We visited the venue on the desired date. The audition was planned at Chattanooga TN. There were few more parents with their children and were waiting for their chance.
A guy handed me a form to fill my personal details such as email address and phone number and he gave the commercial to my son for rehearsal. The hotel was good and I was relieved thinking that we are at the right place. The audition was in the ballroom.
After they were over with the form filling formalities, they took us for a presentation about the company and its accomplishments. They also showed the way casting will be done and the career graph of our children. My son was really happy after seeing what he could do and whom he can meet if he succeeds in the audition.
However, everything that glitters is not gold. The premiere event is fake and a money-making institution. But, lets stick to the story here first. So, we were taken to a person who was taking care of our queries if any. He was saying the same thing to everyone and it was so well rehearsed that it seemed so real. It was not though.
After all these formalities and fake presentation, the audition started. My son was a novice but he did well. We finished with the audition and were told that if and only if your son has what we are looking for, we will give you a call as soon as by the next day.
We left and while returning to our house, I checked about The Premiere Event on google. I did not find about the Premiere Event but there were videos on YouTube about ‘The Event’. There was a girl describing about a lady with the same appearance and physic as the one at our event that day.
So, I felt it strange and was confirmed about their scam after watching few more videos. Everyone was talking about the similar pattern and the way they trick you into paying.
The next day, I got a call and I was expecting it too. The guy on the phone told me that he we need to pay the registration fee for signing up our son with them. However, we had already discovered about their scam and was ready for the answer. We refused and he tried to convince us.
Nevertheless, we were saved from a lot that could have happened. They will soon get what they deserve. Stay away from them.