Talent HQ

  • Susana Millan

    Actor

    Hi there!

    Has anybody heard of Talent HQ? I am changing agents and one of the agencies I am considering, requieres me to join this platform. But they haven't given me a link and I cannot find it anywhere on the internet.

    Does anybody have the link?

    Many thanks!

    • 22nd Feb 2017
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  • Lewis Allcock

    Actor

    The top 2 results on Google are www.talenthq.co.uk and www.talenthq.com, both of which are business recruitment agencies. The latter is based in America.

    I'm not sure why an acting agent would be asking you to join one of these...

    The search criteria "Talent HQ Actors" yields no other results.

    • 8th Apr 2016
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  • Susana Millan

    Actor

    Hi!

    Thanks for answering! I have the link now. It is an American website. This agency is based in the States. So that worries me a little, because I am not sure how much local work they're going to suggest me for...

    • 8th Apr 2016
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  • Susana Millan

    Actor

    It's talenthq.net

    • 8th Apr 2016
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  • Stockton Harris

    Actor

    Hi. I have Bold Artist Management as my agent and they use Talent HQ to store all the profiles. It works very well. Talent HQ do not do the searching or allocating they just store your profile. I am very pleased with this combination. Hope this helps.

    • 14th Apr 2016
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  • Sian Francis

    Actor

    Hi,

    I agree with Brian sentiments entirely - not seen or heard anything suspicious from them at all.

    Sian

    • 22nd Jun 2016
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  • Tony Fisher

    Actor

    Yea I havent seen or heard anything suspicious about them, but then I havent heard of anyone getting any work from them either.

    • 3rd Jul 2016
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  • David Hopper

    Actor

    I mean you just have to look at the name to realise they are not professional.

    • 3rd Jul 2016
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  • Jo J Scott

    Actor

    I'm with Bold Artist Management and they use Talent HQ, I'm with Talent HQ and have had no problems at all

    • 3rd Jul 2016
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  • Stockton Harris

    Actor

    Bold Artist have been going strong for 31 years overseas but only recently opened their books in the UK so maybe that's the reason there are doubts?

    • 14th Jul 2016
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  • K.c. Flanagan

    Actor

    Hi. I've just been invited to join Bold. I've done some digging and read mixed reviews. The main gripe appears to be that Talent HQ costs the actor iro £10 per month and that understandably raises suspicion. I'm considering trialling it for a while and give them the benefit of the doubt for now.

    If anyone has been and/or is still represented by Bold then I'd really appreciate your views.

    Many thanks.

    • 29th Oct 2016
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  • Sian Francis

    Actor

    Hi K.C

    Your assumptions are correct, I've been with bold since march this year, paid the ten pounds monthly subs to talent HQ but not even a whiff of a casting or audition despite over 300 submissions in that time. I've now changed to a different agent. Perhaps this will work well for some, sadly not me! How this helps,

    Sian

    • 29th Oct 2016
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  • K.c. Flanagan

    Actor

    Hi Sian and thanks for responding. So sorry you've been let down. I've sent you a pm. KC x

    • 29th Oct 2016
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  • Jill Buchanan

    Actor

    Hi All,

    Can the people who are with Bold/Talent HQ please let us know a bit more about how it all works.

    Have you gotten work from them please here in the UK? Does it work like CCP?

    Been asked to join, but I would really like as much info about it all first please?

    Many thanks,

    Jill x

    • 1st Nov 2016
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  • User Deleted

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    Does anyone happen to know how to delete their Talent HQ account? I joined thinking I could find work through it but as it just stores my profile, I'd rather not have it, and I can't find any link to delete it

    • 10th Nov 2016
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  • User Deleted

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    Hi this agency is a scam stay away. You cannot delete your profile, I would just wipe all of your information from the site.

    • 25th Nov 2016
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  • User Deleted

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    Hi this agency is a scam stay away. I was signed with them for several months with no mention of work. As someone who paid a fee to them for access to services I was expecting more from them.

    Several fishy things happened at once:

    1. I asked to meet with the head of the agency when first joining to get a feel for them and what they were about. Also for them to meet me as they were accepting me on their books without audition. I was told I would be met when she came to the location.

    2. My accent is unusual (RP Welsh if you can define it as so) and I asked to speak with them over the phone or send them a voice recording to get their guidance as how to best list my accent on Talent HQ. They completely ignored my request. This is something that is CRUCIAL to marketing yourself as an actor and they repeatedly say 80% of the work is down to you. I asked them for part of their 20% help on a crucial matter and it was completely ignored.

    3. After 3 months of paying them, I offered them a rate of 50% commission on all work found through them in the next six months in the hope of finding more work through them. I was immediately told 'no' and 'either the casting directors want to see you or they don't. I can the last point, but that's not why I negotiated my fees here. I wanted them to work harder, for me, to find me, work. Their reaction to the fact I was not getting any benefit out of paying them for a service (which you shouldn't be doing anyway - I see continual advice not to pay to be part of an agency) was that my work was not good enough. I am an incredibly hard working and motivated person that constantly works hard to improve themselves. It makes no sense, for what is effectively a recruitment agency, that you PAY FOR, to accept less commission on the basis of work found through them when you offer them more.

    This is a scam. Stay away. I keep meaning to report them to Equity.

    • 25th Nov 2016
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    www.reddit.com/r/acting/comments/4py9ht/does_anyone_have_any_experience_with_bold_artist/

    • 25th Nov 2016
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  • User Deleted

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    They are a scam. Stay away

    • 25th Nov 2016
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  • Jonathan Abbott

    Actor

    Im just wondering if anybody has got any work through Bold ?

    • 22nd Feb 2017
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