BDiscovered?

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    Hello , I've been headhunted - ho hum , by these guys , but I'm not quite sure of them . Can you simply be with them as a proper agent and not expected to fork out for their in-house projects like portfolios , blah blah ; do they actually get you work!? (stunned face) could repliers PM me please , I'd be really grateful . Thanks , Alisa

    • 27th Jul 2019
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  • Kate Austen

    Actor

    Hi Alisa

    I have tried to PM you but I Can't as i am not an employer. I have heard nothing but bad news about this company. If you google search there are many complaints regarding this company and i was chatting last week and a whole group of people have warned me dead against them. I would urge you to forget they contacted you.

    Thanks

    K

    • 17th Nov 2014
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    As someone who also produces and uses casting sites to find actors I would say steer clear, I have had some dealings with them (2012) not a great experience. Good luck

    • 17th Nov 2014
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    Thankyou so much for getting in contact Kate and Cally . TBH I thought they were suss ; so annoying :( . Don't worry about the PM thing : I only put that to encourage people to reply without fear of a lack of confidentiality , but if we're all happy to collectively declare more publicly they are crap all the better! Why live in fear of these people ? If they were decent people wouldn't be negative ; simple .

    Thankyou very much for replying - onward and if not upward , at least static . Best wishes , Alisa

    • 17th Nov 2014
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  • Kathryn Mincer

    Actor

    Hi there,

    I am actually leaving this company soon.

    I have been with them for about 3 months and they haven't got me any work or auditions yet.

    They have amazing customer service, I can't fault them on that, but I think they have too many clients on their books to supply as great a service as they need to.

    I hope this helps in your decision making.

    • 18th Nov 2014
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    has a casting director well as an agent i found them ok

    • 9th Dec 2014
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  • Eilidh Nairn

    Actor

    Hi there,

    I too was texted by them today which i thought an odd way to contact anyone professionally.They commented first on my looks and then offered a casting for a job with Scarlett Johansson!? I also wondered how they got my telephone number.?

    I think it all looks a bit dodgy and their website looks pretty home made. A lot of the photos were not ones you would normally see and looked unprofessional.

    I hope this helps anyone else who has been contacted by them.

    • 17th Feb 2016
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    I was contact by them back in April, however I was in America at the time, they kept calling, texting, & emailing me constantly to meet them. So many people told me to steer clear but they had convinced me (silly move) I flew from Scotland - Cardiff & stayed for 2 nights (Wasting my money) They had told me I would be attending a 2 day workshop, signing up with them & having a photoshoot. I attended & it was just them speaking for a few hours. Nothing had happened except they were wanting to take my money. Waste of time & money. They told me about several different castings they were gonna put forward for.. Don't listen to what they have to say.

    • 18th Feb 2016
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  • Jeremy Reece

    Actor

    I also avoid Casting Quick and Baltic Casting aka BCA and various other permutations (they keep changing email addresses to get through spam filters).

    • 18th Feb 2016
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  • Joyce Howard

    Actor

    I too have been contacted a few times by them. I had a phone call with them, but wondered why and how they had got my phone number.

    But thank you everyone for your posts. I'm just going to avoid them.

    Joyce

    • 27th Feb 2016
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  • Jeremy Reece

    Actor

    Possibly you have your phone number on CCP, Spotlight or LinkedIn?

    • 27th Feb 2016
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  • Kate Budge

    Actor

    Hi there - I attended a work shop that cost £50 it was very generic and the women just looked through and through amateur and dodgy . Just cold calling people to get you to cough up the £50 or have a photo shoot with them. Stay well clear!!!

    • 28th Feb 2016
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  • Alice Brockway

    Actor

    Is this what people got sent?

    Your distinctive looks have been brought to our attention, we would like to talk to you about possibly meeting and discussing working together?

    We work with lead featured roles in major TV, Commercial, Film and Stage Productions. We are Currently casting for key featured roles for 'iBOY with Bill Milner', the TV Production 'The Incredible Hulk' the commercial for 'Ted Baker' and also dance production 'Dirty Dancing'

    What is your email address please? Are you available for a telephone call tomorrow between 12pm and 7pm? Kind regards, Gabrielle on behalf of www.bdiscovered.net

    • 1st Mar 2016
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  • Emma Burn

    Actor

    Ha! I got exactly that message last night.

    Seriously, a text message! And what professional sends that text message at 9:30 at night! Ridiculous. Needless to say I will not be available for telephone call and i won't be sending them my email address.

    • 2nd Mar 2016
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  • Sean Brosnan

    Actor

    Well, well Alice

    I got exactly the same text today and having read the reviews and also being naturally extremely cautious about unsolicited offers I too will not be contacting them. I am waiting on a call from Equity about 'bdiscovered'.

    • 3rd Mar 2016
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  • Alice Brockway

    Actor

    I will be bringing this to the attention of my local Equity branch at the next meeting and suggest that other members do so too. This group are clearly not behaving professionally and it may need to be investigated properly.

    • 3rd Mar 2016
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  • Michelle Ashton

    Actor

    I got that same text message too. Had a feeling it was dodgy but had a look at the website anyway, which just confirmed they were to be avoided. Awful pictures.

    • 3rd Mar 2016
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    I keep getting the message over & over again.....at first I thought id give them the benefit of the doubt and scheduled a chat with them

    They tried calling 3 hours late, but my partner forced me to read reviews due to the 'text message' and it confirmed it for me.

    Plus I get messages at like 11pm....seriously who even does that.

    • 4th Mar 2016
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  • Neil Summerville

    Actor

    Having read these posts, I thought you might be interested to see my text conversation with BDiscovered:

    BD: Hi Neil

    Your distinctive looks have been brought to our attention, we would like to talk to you about possibly meeting and discussing working together?

    We work with lead featured roles in major TV, Commercial, Film and Stage Productions. We are Currently casting for key featured roles for 'iBOY with Bill Milner', the TV Production 'The Incredible Hulk' the commercial for 'Ted Baker' and also stage production 'Dirty Dancing' and cruise production of 'Grease'

    What is your email address please? Are you available for a telephone call tomorrow between 11:30am and 7pm to discuss possibly meeting and working together? Kind regards, Gabrielle on behalf of www.bdiscovered.net

    ME: Hello Gabrielle,

    I've just noticed your text, my phone was on silent!

    I'd be very happy to have a phone discussion with you on 03/02/2016 and would prefer earlier in the day, as I have to leave for a casting about 3.30pm.

    My email address is '[email protected]'

    Look forward to hearing from you,

    Best wishes,

    Neil.

    ME: Hi Gabrielle,

    I responded to your original text without making background checks on your agency.

    I have now done that and let's just say I am not happy with the results and leave it at that.

    Please take my email address and phone number off your records and do not attempt to contact me.

    Thank you,

    Neil Summerville

    BD: Can I ask why you're no longer interested please?

    ME: I did a background check on your agency and all the reports I found from a variety of sources were advising not to sign. All the agency was interested in was getting a lot of money out of their clients. Also, being contacted by a generic blanket text, which is worded in such a way to sound personal to you, alone, is dodgy to say the least.

    Now, for the second time of asking,

    DO NOT CONTACT ME AGAIN

    or I will take steps to publicise that you are, at least, disreputable if not a scam outfit.

    BD: Firstly many reviews are by competitive agencies like all successful business we have competition and the general public and people in general may post what they want about people and companies, consequently they do - other agents are trying to bad mouth us due to our status and the genuine work we have which is top featured work please see www.havealook.net/thisweek and photographers also complain about us because we speak out about their behaviour with women, however they all do this as we have the work and we do mean a share of people are envious. Despite your misunderstanding we have taken time to answer we are genuine and are a very large casting house make of it what you may! It is up to you however you will miss out on some amazing castings and could have just joined us as we are non exclusive. J‎ust to make the point many of our clients are happy please read www.havealook.net/testimonials again make of this what you want!

    Good luck

    ME: I read reviews from actors on Casting Call Pro.

    As well as a general search.

    This conversation is ended.

    BD: Best of luck with your career and future!

    (Their last text makes me feel as though I've been wished a long and healthy life...by Don Corleone!)

    • 4th Mar 2016
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  • Chris Bain

    Actor

    I was contacted by BDiscovered and to be honest, as soon as I read the text message (and the fact that they contact me via text!) was enough for me to realise that they are nothing more than a Mickey Mouse outfit.

    I also checked their website for laughs and WOW, how unprofessional!

    To repeat what everyone before me has said: AVOID!

    • 4th Mar 2016
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