That model agency sounds like a typical scam agency. No real agency in any big city charges 250.00 for talent to sign up. I have profesional headshots from a well known photographer in Miami who is well known and is industry known. Actors and models should not have to choose their photographers. No wonder they are not SAG. Sharron Tucci understands the business and works with Sag's regulations. You never pay an agent. They take a percentage when they book you work. There is a company based out of Toronto,Canada who works with real people and they do not charge a fee. Central Casting based in Hollywood California recently got finded for charging fees which is illegal in the state of California and it should be in any market.