07/26/2016Provided by YP.com
A couple of years ago we were scammed by Jake. Do not trust that man or any of the positive reviews you'll read on different sites. He obviously writes them all. We spent around $900 (minimum) and got nothing. One email message and nothing else. He even told me to quit emailing him- call instead, but he never returns phone calls. Save your money. He's a scammer.
07/14/2015Provided by YP.com
Jake and Wing's Model Management provided all of the tools my family needed to launch my children's careers. We are now in LA and my kids have been working for two years! Thank you so much, Jake!!!
02/23/2015Provided by YP.com
I can not say enough good things about Wings. Jake prepared us for Expo and Los Angeles. He put us in front of the best of the best when it comes to agents and managers in LA. My daughter has learned so much from his classes. I hate to read negative reviews. I believe people that don't get their way write negative things. If a company is not looking for a blonde hair, blue eyed girl and you kid is blonde hair and blue eyes then you aren't going to get the job. It's not Wings fault if you don't get the job. Parents need to know the business before you talk bad about the business. Do not go to an agent that asks for money up front, they don't make money until your child makes money. Don't go cheap with headshots, you need a photographer that knows the business and knows what these agents and manager in NYC/LA are looking for. You pay for what you get. Jake has SO many success stories its unbelievable. I would recommend anyone interested in acting/modeling contact Wings Model Management
02/04/2015Provided by YPmobile
They never answer the phone
10/03/2014Provided by YPmobile
I understand how business works and you want to make as much money as you can. However, I did not appreciate the lack of guidance. I'm a very self motivated person. Many times I asked Jake, what could I do to help get more opportunities and make myself more marketable. His reply was usually nothing, I will handle all that or send more pictures. Went and got more pictures and submitted them to be posted to the website. They were never put on even after he had said that he would put them up. Do not recommend anyone to go here. Thanks
04/20/2013Provided by YP.com
Do NOT go to this agency! Jake Lang is a huge liar. You can't believe a word out of his lips. I don't know how he lives with himself and the scams he runs on innocent children, teens, young adults. It's not a secret in the local modeling industry that Jake really likes the boy models and really concerns himself with them over the gals.
He's one of the worst people I've ever met and has spoken nothing but lies to us. We couldn't get away from him and his craziness fast enough. Wish we'd realize it sooner. You can't book a job you weren't sent to the casting for yet he only sends his select favorites that he wants to book it. Ugh, find somewhere else - anywhere else. It's an ugly business but is even uglier when dealing with an agent like this. He calls himself professional but the only thing he is professional at is scamming people and using them. Oh and lying through his teeth. Cincy will be a better place when his doors close forever.
Satisfied and Very pleased.
We signed and have been affiliated with Wings Model Management for the past 4 years with no complaints. Turnaround time for payment can be lengthy, but not outside of the industry norm for collection. Jake Lang is realistic and has solid connections around the world. This is a very competitive business so 'making it' isn't always easy. Wings can't make it happen for you unless you do your part and work hard. If you want photos, be prepared to do a lot of testings. Building a book is a part of a model's job. Attitude is important. If you or your parent are hard to work with, it's kind of a given that you might not get cast into jobs. Wings gave the guidance and encouragement, while we were in the 'minors' and just like a team has star athletes, I guess agencies put in top players who can deliver. All business is bottom line driven. Wings delivered on the promise, so we plan to stay loyal.
I dont understand why people are on here talking bad about Jake.. He is absolutely AMAZING! Ive been with him for about 15 years and I am completely satisfied. im 20 years old and ive lived in NYC and im currently living in Los Angeles. Ive done the Expos. AMTC to be exact .. Thats how I got exposed. The award Ceromonies are for us to enjoy ourselves and have a good time. Ive signed with agents in New York And LA through the Expo. its def worth the money. Especially if this is really what you want. I was on the verge of giving up my dream when I got pregnant in high school. Jake stuck with me through thick and thin every step of the way and that is why im in LA now. All these people complaining about having to move to LA and pay rent,bills,ETC.. It's not jakes job to support you. HIS JOB ENDS WHEN YOU GET THE AUDITION.. THE REST IS UP TO YOU. Im forever grateful that I met jake and that he has opened so many doors for me. I would not be here today if it werent for him. Everyone needs to realize this is a hard business to be in and not everyone makes it. Matter of fact, MOST people dont make it. You cant blame jake because your child isnt getting jobs. its up to the casting directors whether or not your child has the right look to come to the audition. Just because you have an agent doesnt mean you will get work. There is cost. You need to be exposed, You need pictures, you need to get out there. Jake isnt supposed to do it all for you. His jobs is to send your photo to people so they can see you. if they dont like you its not jakes fault.
Also jake shouldnt have to pay for your child to get their pictures for their portfolio. If you want this YOU have to be willing to do whatever it takes. He definitely isnt a liar or a scammer if he has so many succesful actors/models. I thank jake as much as i can for everything that he has done for me.
I LOVE YOU JAKE!!!
05/09/2012Provided by Citysearch
Jake Lang signed my daughter then spent two years lying to us about everything. He plays favorites and only sends his fav models to castings, only pushes the favorites. He claims this is untrue - then why have others said the same thing about him? He never updates the models pictures on the website unless they are his favorites. My daughter's pictures were never updated but his favs get new pics put up regularly. He charges hundreds of dollars to be ""put up"" on the website like it costs him money to throw up a picture. Other agencies do this for free. Scam.
Don't get sucked into the Expo - he tries to make money off everyone that way and it is another scam.
He hates email and sends back nasty rude replies. I can't imagine how he keeps any clients with his unprofessionalism. My daughter never made any money because there were no castings. but he pushed free photoshoots for her with some not so good photographers. Look at how many models are on his site - too many for him to take care of. Once they leave, he keeps their pics up because he doesn't want anyone to know how many are unhappy with him and leave.
Do yourself, your son or daughter a favor and find another agency that won't lie, scam or insult you or your child.
04/19/2012Provided by Citysearch
What a disappointment. He also tried to get my daughter to go to some Dallas convention for several thousand dollars. This was to meet casting directors and agents from other parts of the US. If you gogle ""modeling scams"" online this will tell you NOT to go with any agency that does these sorts of things.
My daughter never worked....that is for $$$$. Lots of less than stellar ""photoshoots"" that were to help her build her book. Many times these ""professional"" photographers would cancel at the last minute. Most are just newbies trying to build their own book.
I agree with the other review, Jake is very negative and has nothing nice to say about anyone. He has a few girls and boys that work, but the rest of the models on his site don't. Most of them aren't even modeling w wings any longer. Go look into Haymen, and several others, but don't go w Jake, you'll regret it. I cannot imagine anyone giving this agency a 5 or a 2 star for that matter. I did some investigating and cannot find a single model or parent that is happy w wings. Even if you do work you'll never get the $$$.
Seriously, save yourself and your child the heartache. Go somewhere else.
01/16/2012Provided by Citysearch
My name is andrew andIv been a model with wings model management for over 4 years now. I met with jake after sending my high school senior pictures. Very polite and straight forward. He submitted my photos to newyork. I flew to nyc and met with a few agencies that he had arranged with me to meet with. Since then, jake has set me up with agencies in MIAMI, LOS ANGELES, MILAN, HONG KONG, SINGAPORE and MALAYSIA. Wings model management has always been profeshional about making sure i recieve my payments and always making sure i recieve proper treatment when im working abroad.I have never waited longer than the standard time that all agencies take to pay the models . If you have the right look wings will do all they can and i would recommend this model agencie to anyone looking to try break into the model scene.
12/28/2011Provided by Citysearch
Jake was such a disappointment. My daughter traveled to Europe, worked a lot, and never got paid...the check's in the mail type bs from Jake. The only job he got her in Ohio: he again never paid her for. He's a very bitter, negative man. I could go on and on, but I think you get the point. He's not a good agent, not a good person. He talks out of both sides of his mouth. Exactly what you DO NOT want in an agent. I can't believe anyone would have a 5 star experience w Wings. Must be Jake writing these praises. He tried to get us to do the Dalls convention too. We were there a year and never received comp cards. Only had one casting. My daughter has been offered two contracts from NYC agencies, so it's not as if she doesn't meet the criteria. He's just not a good agent. Too many models at Wings...and what...one or two agents? He couldn't care less about how much money you spend to travel abroad...he only cares about getting his percentage. You, on the other hand, get nothing.
04/24/2011Provided by Citysearch
My son, Dylan, just recently signed with Jake Lang at Wings Model Management. A couple of years ago I sent in some pictures of Dylan and Jake called me immediately. He mentioned that he would like to see Dylan as soon as possible. We had a face to face meeting a few days later and Jake told Dylan that he had a great look and he shot a few pictures of him. He wanted to sign Dylan. Dylan was only 14 years old at the time, and a little immature and intimidated by the whole modeling experience. We chose to hold off for a while on the modeling because Dylan was involved in football, track and here's the biggie . . . he had a girlfriend. I called Jake and told him we were going to wait a bit before signing. Jake was a little disappointed, but he understood completely. Over the span of the following 2 years I would get a phone call
every few months from none other than Jake Lang. You see, Jake never gave up on Dylan. Jake Lang knows a model when he see's one. Finally a couple of months ago, I emailed Jake and told him I thought Dylan was ready to sign and I wanted to set up another face to face meeting with Jake. Dylan signed with Jake right away! Since then Dylan has been on several auditions and he just did a major shoot for Ohio's Department of Travel and Tourism advertising Zoombezi Bay Water Park located in Columbus, Ohio. Dylan had so much fun on the shoot and he enjoyed every moment of his experience. Now, looking back, I truly believe Dylan wishes he would have signed a couple of years back. Like the saying goes, ""Live and Learn!""
Here's the thing, Jake never gave up and he has done everything in a very professional manner. Jake did Dylan's photo shoot and I didn't recognize my own child after seeing some of the shots of Dylan. He looked like Mr. Hollywood!
I would also like to mention, that when Dylan and I went back for our face to face meeting a couple of months ago, I took some pictures of a friend of Dylan's with me. I showed the pictures to Jake and pointed out the kid's beautiful bone structure (not that Jake didn't notice on his own because he did). Jake told me, I would like to see this kid tomorrow if possible. Guess where Dylan's friend went this past Thursday and Friday . . . . to New York City to audition for Calvin Klein. This kid was tickled to death, as was his family and I was thrilled for him as well!
Jake Lang has much respect in the modeling business. He has been an agent for 13 years, has many connections and he will not encourage false hope. That is what I love about him. He is upfront, and
if your child needs to improve themselves in some way, Jake will tell you. My son needed to see a dermatologist, not because his skin was bad, but he did have occasional breakouts. Off we went to see the dermatologist., and Dylan got an antibiotic to prevent those occasional breakouts. His skin is clear all the time now and he is model ready for his next assignment.
If you want to be a model, have the look and want
to work, you need to call Jake Lang at Wings Model Management. He is the best in the area and knows the modeling business inside out. As your agent, if you have a question or concern all you need to do is email or call Jake and he will get back to you in the same day. He never hesitates to help and if he doesn't have the answer, he will find the answer and help you. Jake is in the business because he truly loves what he does and it shows in his manner and professionalism. Jake is an extremely busy man, and sometimes his time is limited, BUT as your agent he will find time for you. After Dylan's shoot in Columbus Jake contacted me just to see how everything went. I thought that was
a very nice professional touch. If Jake wasn't the best, he wouldn't have cared. But Jake Lang is the best and he DID care and that is why he called. Want to model and have the best agent is Cincinnati, call Jake Lang.
The owner of this place has his stuff together. I wouldn't send my kids to anyone else. Go see him if you're interested in starting a new career or if you want to be in the talent industry in general.
My whole career was launched because of Jake Lang. If you are committed and are willing to work your tail off then head over to Wings! Seriously, everyone that works there is honest and up front about how everything works.
I am very happy with the agency and recommend Wings to all of my friends who are looking at getting their kids in to modeling. I have two daughters who are signed with them and could not be happier. My oldest daughter has modeled all over the world thanks to Jake. And my younger daughter has had the opportunity to travel to MIami and Chicago for for.
When my daughters first approached me about getting involved with modeling, I was very nervous because I had heard horror stories of model scams and what not here in the CIncinnati area. I looked into all of the agencies here and felt the best about Wings. #1.They have the most and BEST success stories. #2. They are VERY professional #3. Jake Lang, the owner, was super nice and helpful. I did not feel like he was filling my girls heats with false hopes. He was very honest and upfront with how the industry works and about their chances of getting work both locally and in other markets. I appreciated that very much.
If you possess even a remote interest in pursuing the entertainment industry, look no further than Jake Lang at Wings Model Management. With his knowledge and expertise, Jake has created an agency of unprecedented talent! From local to international work, Wings allows you opportunities you would otherwise call unattainable- just ask Joseph Harrington!
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Wings Model Management. Before deciding to go with Wings, I did a lot of research on all of the agencies in the Cincinnati area. Wings is hands down the best around. I was very impressed when I went in for my initial interview. Jake Lang, the owner, was very professional, and I could tell that he knew the industry well. One thing that I really appreciated about Jake was that he was very upfront and honest. He explained the ins and outs of the industry and offered great advice. I went on a few other interviews at other agencies in the area and was not impressed at all. I felt like they were just trying to talk me up and make me feel good so I would pay them money for something. I did not feel this way at all with WIngs. Since starting with Wings Model Management, I have gone on a few auditions, worked for a magazine. I could not be happier with the company. A+++++ all around!
08/28/2010Provided by Citysearch
I did extensive research prior to bringing my daughter to Wings. There is NO SCAM with Wings. Do you know what it costs to be a model with Wings if they ask to represent you? NOTHING. There are no fees (other than the normal management % you pay when you've booked a job), you don't have to use a special photographer for your portfolio, there is NO SCAM. This is truly a legit, highly respected and professional agency.
I looked at their website, their models and their success stories before even calling. For an agency in Cincinnati to have multiple children acting in Hollywood and too numerous to count models working on national campaigns speaks to the skill, professionalism and perseverance of Jake and his team.
They have been nothing but honest and straightforward with me and my daughter. Did they promise us she'd make it big? No. Did they promise if she worked hard for what she wanted they'd support her and guide her. Absolutely. They have a proven track record and are respected both locally and nationally. I have found Wings to be extremely ethical and couldn't be happier.
07/31/2010Provided by Citysearch
You should be happy that you left Wings before Jake scammed you into going to the big ""Model Expo"" in Dallas. He claims it will introduce you to big agents who will take you to Hollywood. If you have $2000.00 to waste to walk on a stage to earn a blue ribbon for best smile go for it. If they ""accept"" (have $2000.00) they then have you move your family and your child to LA, pay for acting and modeling lessons (I am sure kickbacks are involved), buy a car, housing, food etc and never get a single audition or earn any money. Its my understanding that his actors/models have spent in excess of $14,000.00 chasing a dream that Jake weaved. I spoke with Jake several times on the phone. I find him to be a mean and angry person, not the delightful person others describe below.