I have been teaching The Business of Acting for nearly two decades; I have been practicing The Business of Acting for much longer ... which is why stories of young (and no-so-young) hopefuls who fall victims to their dreams pushes all of my buttons.
Today there is a report of yet another scam operation.
The lessons seem simple enough. But it's easy for dreams to cloud judgment.
Here is a teachable moment reminder: Legitimate agents and managers will never charge clients for fees other than the commissions due them for acting work they are involved with/responsible for securing for their clients.
Class dismissed ... for now.