What: ExploreTalent is an expensive (and likely useless) pay-to-play acting agency

Expected pay: none

Husl $core: $

Commissions & Fees: $49.95 per month

Where: National

Requirements: Be star-struck and gullible

Review:

Normally we wouldn’t even bother with a site like ExploreTalent because YOU pay THEM for the opportunity to MAYBE find a job. That’s not a legitimate money-making opportunity in our book.

But people may imagine that ExploreTalent could give them a way to break into acting. So, here’s the skinny on real acting jobs: Auditions are free. Agents don’t charge you until and unless they find you work. But if you sign up with Explore Talent, you’ll pay some big bucks before you ever land a part — and you may never land a part.

ExploreTalent’s fees from their Terms of Service:  The current applicable charge is $49.95 per month. Also currently available are discounted prepaid packages as follows: Pro Talent packages: US$39.73 per month, US$99.73 per 3 months, US $188.73 per 6 months, US $288.73 per 12 months.

If you want a “Featured Talent” package, it’s an extra $19.95 per month.

$ideHusl doesn’t have a zero Husl$core ranking, but this site makes me wish we did.

Recommendations:

If you’re anxious to break into acting, start reading Playbill. Playbill also has a nice job board. 

Get involved in community theater; take acting classes at your local community college; go to free auditions. 

You may also want to sign up for a free profile on Actor’s Access. 

What their users say: 

“Please do not give ExploreTalent your money! This is a complete scam! I just wanted to let you all know that I have been in 1 movie ( follow me ) and 2 tv shows (bunk’d and Jessie) and from a person with experience .. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR AUDITIONS! All auditions for movies, tv shows, modeling, etc. Are always free :)”

“SCAM SCAM SCAM I had to do my research first because they was asking me to pay for a membership because my profile was the first one to be chosen and I asked why should I have to pay if my profile has been the first to be chosen. He could not give me an answer. Don’t do it. it’s a waste of your time and when you try to cancel they really won’t let you. They keep trying to get you the pay for 6 months.