MGR, based on my experience, is a scam. I went in for my meeting with both the husband and wife who run this agency. Supposedly they are SAG franchised, however, I hope SAG will reconsider allowing this agency to be SAG, based on their deceptive practices. I am not yet SAG, which I completely understand, however they stated they do represent nonunion talent as well. When I spoke with them they said their roster was full and could not accommodate me for representation as non-union. HOWEVER... they then offered that they could indeed represent me as a non-union actor if I would pay them $150 and sign a Model/Talent representation contract. Wait... There's no room on the roster. But... there is room once I pay $150 and sign a contract? Here's why... With SAG it would be illegal to directly charge money for the representation, but this is not illegal under the auspices of model representation. While it seems straightforward at first blink... The deception is what deeply troubled me. The suggestion ghat they have no room for me, but if I pay them then they do have room cor me on the 'closed' roster. This is not an appropriate ethical business practice.
User's recommendation: Avoid MGR Talent.