Information provided to us by the State Labor Commission shows that East Coast Talent’s previous talent agent license was obtained fraudulently, and the corporate entity on which it was based has since now been suspended anyway.
East Coast Talent therefore was not ever properly licensed, and remains unlicensed, as an email received by us directly from the labor commission office states on both counts.
East Coast Talent was never in fact licensed as you cannot ‘rent’ someone else’s Talent Agency License, just as you cannot rent someone else’s driving license.
The law in California, as it is in most states, is very clear and states that any talent agent wishing to procure employment on behalf of others must have a talent agency license and be properly bonded.
It has long been Direct Models policy that talent agents within the adult industry, must be properly licensed and bonded in accordance with the law.
Direct Models will not permit it’s models to be cast or star in movies with talent from illegal operating talent agencies.
Therefore this policy will remain in force with East Coast Talent unless and until they become legally licensed by the state.