6/11/08

John Wood has worked at several agencies in Mass

If you meet John Wood at an open call he will tell you he has only been in Mass for 6 months to get a jump start on the talent for the studios that are coming here from Hollywood. However we just found out that he worked at 2 other studios prior to Karon Shea Model Management.

Ford- I guess they closed
Image Makers in Boston

John likes to brag about he's 20 years of experience. Why don't you ask John Wood for references. I would like to see that resume.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW , I've been looking at this for a few weeks.. MAN do you need to find a life. Anyone that has that much time to STOCK FOLKS really need to be locked up !!! I'm in the Modeling -acting world . I have paid anywhere from 100 bucks to 2000 bucks for shoots. That's my choice and the photographer I would use and pay for.
I know a ton of folks that have done the same. I have seen images from KSMM, My friend went there, she has not said anything bad about them. Been with them fro ah bout 6 months. Got one job, but those are the breaks in Boston market. What I find funny here that all your people writing to you?? Or you don't use names???
Well if you post this please do use mine, because the truth be told , if you work at a news paper you'd have to have facts about what you put out there not opinions that can be not what the true is..MY OPINION!! I do wish you the best, but man get a life.
Sara Rogers....

Anonymous said...

WOW , I've been looking at this for a few weeks.. MAN do you need to find a life. Anyone that has that much time to STOCK FOLKS really need to be locked up !!! I'm in the Modeling -acting world . I have paid anywhere from 100 bucks to 2000 bucks for shoots. That's my choice and the photographer I would use and pay for.
I know a ton of folks that have done the same. I have seen images from KSMM, My friend went there, she has not said anything bad about them. Been with them fro ah bout 6 months. Got one job, but those are the breaks in Boston market. What I find funny here that all your people writing to you?? Or you don't use names???
Well if you post this please do use mine, because the truth be told , if you work at a news paper you'd have to have facts about what you put out there not opinions that can be not what the true is..MY OPINION!! I do wish you the best, but man get a life.
Sara Rogers....

The Renegade Blogger said...

Thanks for your post actually I just post what comes in obviously people can choose to remain anonymous or not you replied as anonymous but left your name. You said I need to get a life but according to your email you have spent time reading it as well. I can not help if this site has gained in popularity but as you know in order to get people to read the blog you have to keep posting. I have spent a total of 10 minutes in the last week updating, how much time have you spent reading.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I've spent about 1 hour looking into all that is being put out there.
First sorry for my two type o's . Now back to your "OPINIONS" I made some calls, because I wanted to find out for myself what you where saying was anywhere near the turth or some witch hunt you my be on. (again you say you spend only 10 minutes a week on your blog)
I called KSSM asked about how I would get started in the modeling-acting business. I was told to come for a talk, if things clicked I would need photos.. Just like all agents say. I could pick from the list of photographers they have or find my own. Again just like everyone else. Told me the cost and break down. Not out of the range for what they all charge.
Dynasty in Boston charges 400. for photos and 400- to 500 dallars for comp cards. Mass Models out in Auburn, has open calls on Crags List and charges about 600.

I got the list and called the photographers, NOT ONE OF THEM would tell there profit margins, or do I think the would. I say that because you stated you call one of them, and he told you the break down and he didn't like them???? MAKES no sense! If they are scamming you!!
Anyway my point is you got some folks that got in the buzz and then said HEY I don't want this so lets get my money back. Sure some people had to wait for there comp cards, some people have not got work and others did. That's the BUZZ. You still to me have way to much time on your hands. NO ONE PUT A GUN to anyones head. At lease the ones I asked to contact me so I could form my OPINIONS.
Bottom line ALL Agencies bring people in and all FAIL US at one time or another. If John Wood has moved from one to another who cares. My brother is in the computer world and changes jobs like every 9 months.
Why I spent the time checking you out?? The free time I have I guess.

Sara Rogers....

The Renegade Blogger said...

The reason why you are having a more positive experience with Karon is because of this blog.She would never admit that and thats fine. The reason that John Wood left is because he was exposed, he was scamming people period..

It seems now that Karon is letting you choose your own photographer now that just wasn't the case before. They had a nice thing going before. You are entitled to think what you will but the fact remains that the postings represented are not just from me. They are from other people that have had similar experiences with this agency. I have also met agents that have worked with John in the past and the feeling is shared.

Also the funny part is that all I am doing is hitting a button and publishing posts like yours and replying. I have asked for several postings about this agency on positive things about this agency. Why does no one come forward except a few and I post them all. Even posts that dont agree with the thoughts or postings on this blog.

Karon and John made alot of money on people that didn't stand a chance in the modeling world. That being said I am glad that you believe Karon will do you right. I hope she does and I hope your overall experience surpasses your expectations. Just remember these postings are not just from a select few. With in 24 hours of my original posting on Craigs list I had 150 negative responses which prompted me to create a blog to let people know what was going on.

I simply asked to hear from people that had an experience with Karon Shea Model MANAGEMENT WHAT THEIR EXPERIENCE WAS. I posted what I have received.

Thank you again for your postings an I wish you well with Karon Shea Model Management.

Anonymous said...

I think that its noble of this Sara to sign her name each time.....Like its probably really her name.
I have noticed on the two comments that you added that you have been following this for weeks and read it for about an hour. Now who has too much time on there hands!!!!
Why do you fail to realize that Marc Reece started something that obviously that forced changes i.e. John Wood leaving Karon Sheas. Why would that happen from his blog if not for their fear of him causing them to go under like at Image Makers. I see your point about the cost etc. as in other agencies but what you fail to see is that John was taking in everyone at Karon Sheas only for their money. I also have a friend who is with Karon and I have gone onto Richard Bertones website or photos storage placce (whatever its called) to see her pictures and when I say that John was taking in everyone, I mean literally everyone. There are some people on there who look like they are from another planet. How do you explain that?

Anonymous said...

I"m Back!! Yes that is my real name... Sara
I put it out there because BLOGS in general LIKE THIS ONE state OPINIONS.. People bitching. NO REAL NEWS paper, tv or whatever could sate opinions... With out the real truth.
Lets look at the real facts. Kssm and or John Placed ads. LIKE EVERY OTHER modeling/actors agency. Now you say and I quote" There are some people on there who look like they are from another planet." OK so what makes you the expert?? I just did a film in Boston and there was every walk of life that worked in the film. Ever look - tall, short , thin, fat ETC. you get my point. (or do you?) All types are need it in all types of media. Now will they become a supermodel? NO but I don't think any of them was told that . I know I wasn't, but it doesn't mean I can't get work.

Cost again I say that's what it is. Please post the proof that they split any of the dollars. You say you know they do so PROVE IT.. I don't think anyone is going to tell what there profit, break downs are.. JUST DON'T..

I just shoot with my photographer,
I was charge a fee, if I didn't like the price I wouldn't have paid. Come on people you have a brain.. Don't you. You can or can't pay for a service. If it's to much you don't..
I 'm spending time with this again because what I find this funny, that one person can have opinions sates them but really tries to spin it as the TRUE. Facts, paper work, not hear say. Also find it as funny that only negative comments go unanswered from Marc. Any positive gets attack from him.
Lets look at other agency. Why hasn't Marc gone after any of them. HUMMMM!!! They all have the same way of getting people threw the door. I know I went to them..

BOTTOM LINE. I have sent now to much time on the likes of this OPINION SITE. if you really out there to help, inform or whatever you think your doing then do it to all agencies. Because you really come off like a loon ball on a witch hunt.
Oh you did say you never went threw with any thing at Kssm right??? so go the someone else and see what they say... It might open your eye.
Have a nice day! :)
SARA

The Renegade Blogger said...

I haven't gone after the other companies because the other companies didn't try to scam me. Again I'm glad you have a positive opinion and a positive experience with Karon Shea Model Management. I hope it works out well for you. I'm glad to see someone does and is having a positive experience. What your not understanding is that John Wood conned a lot of people. Thats my opinion and the opinion of others.

Obviously you have not had any experience with John Wood. I'm not On a witch hunt. Once again this is a blog site that has gotten a lot of attention lately and it seems to have made quite an impact.

As always do what you will with the information provided. Your entitled to your opinions and I am entitled to my opinions. I just decided to blog about a company, just as others have about other companies. This is not the only blog out there on a talent agency, there are hundreds. If KARON SHEA DOES YOU RIGHT I'm glad. If she does you wrong then you have been warned. Do with it what you will. At least you don't have to deal with John Wood. But if you do tell him I said hello.

Thanks for posting and reading.