scammer, liar, and a cheat. 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.
WINGS MODEL MANAGEMENT IS THE BEST.
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.
Jake is Awesome!!!!. 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.
Greatness. 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.
Search No Further!. 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!
Best in Cincy!.
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.
Very Professional. 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!
Honest and Professional.
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.
Wait til the real scam begins!!!. 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.
Not what we expected. My 17 year old daughter had always wanted to be a model so, after researching area agencies, I decided Wings would be the best one to help her start her career. Well I was wrong. After 6 months with Wings, she has had only one audition and no jobs. Nor have they provided any help in how to become a good model. Needless to say, she has been very disappointed. I have tried to find out if we need to do anything to get some jobs but when I called I was not given any help or encouragement. If you send them a question by e-mail you get "ripped" because Jake doesn't like to use e-mail. So don't be fooled by their claim that they try to help you become a good model because they don't.
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