I smell some problems in paradise. LA Direct Models has quickly grown to be the biggest agency in our business right now. No matter what you can say about them, you can’t take away from the fact that they currently rep a shit ton of famous chicks and their client roster is top notch.
That being said, we’ve begun to notice some cracks lately such as their public letter about their breakup with Sunny Leone. Sunny Leone leaving them to go with Goldstar. The Love Twins going with Goldstar. That you can say you would probably expect since their manager is now with the agency but prior to this month, the girls still stayed with LA Direct. You hear random stories about them not booking girls, that one chick was claiming that they only booked her once in the previous month. That chick with the mom in the business, whatever the fuck her name was. One booking for an entire fucking month? Damn!
Now there is this story over at Adult FYI, which is basically claiming that Derek is doing some bad business deal and making some very unhappy clients because a chick flaked out on a shoot and instead of honoring their standard “kill fee” for the girl flaking, they opted to piss the client off even more by not honoring the kill fee payment.
If a client cancels prior to the shoot they are expected to cough up cold hard cash in the form of a cancellation fee, so it’s not unreasonable to ask LA Direct to do the same if the talent they send out does the same.
With business practices like this, one can only wonder how long it will be before someone else takes over at the top dog of bookings? Girls talk, let’s not pretend they don’t and if LA Direct isn’t able to get them bookings, I’m sure they won’t hang around for long.
Adult FYI : Dust of lethal Hardcore posts on www.pornstarperformance.com: Jazel Tay leaves set and La Direct Models does not give kill fee!!
Jazel followed me to the location we were suposed to shoot at. We get there and she decides she doesn’t want to do the shoot. She never even got out of the car. Aparently the driver was her boyfriend, and even though I got the feeling from him that he wanted her to do the shoot, she got upset and said she didn’t feel well and that they were leaving.
We have an agreement with LA Direct that if we cancel a girl right before a shoot that we give them a kill fee, and they are supposed to do the same if the girl cancels. When I asked Derek about this for this situation he claimed that he didn’t have any of the girls $ so he couldn’t pay us even if he wanted to. Stoney then emailed him and he gave another excuse saying that it was my fault because I allowed the boyfriend to drive her. I’m sorry, but this is rediculous.