The following are
guidelines and may not apply to certain situations. We reserve the right to
override references on file and adjust ratings, although most ratings follow
these guidelines. Rating are opinions by industry professionals, and are not
intended to reflect badly on the listed contact.
General Listing -
No Stars. Industry Contender and recognized industry professional.
Lack of recommendation merely indicates that we have no information on file
that would consider a recommendation, and does not mean that the listed professional
cannot be recommended or does not have good references.
One Star. Good ranking. At least two good references on file from
unrelated sources. Good references are generally from listed sources with
no recommendation or greater on file.
Recommended - Two Stars.
Great ranking. At least one great references and five good references on file
from unrelated sources. At least one source needs to be listed in the database
with a minimum of a one star recommendation, which would make the reference
a great one.
Recommended - Three Stars.
Excellent ranking. At least two excellent references and ten good references
on file from unrelated sources. If we do not know you directly, a rating over
three stars may not happen. At least two sources need to be listed in the
database with a minimum of a two star recommendation, which would make each
reference an excellent one.
Recommended - Four Stars.
Outstanding ranking. At least three outstanding references and twenty good
references on file from unrelated sources and recommended by the talent and
production professionals that advise us. At least three sources need to be
listed in the database with a minimum of a three star recommendation, which
would make each reference an outstanding one.
Recommended - Five Stars.
Highest recommendation, regard, and respect in the industry. At least five
top references and twenty good references on file from unrelated sources and
recommended by the talent and production professionals that advise us. At
least three sources need to be listed in the database with a minimum of a
four star recommendation, which would make each reference a top one.
RATING ICON INFORMATION
Ratings are opinions by industry professionals.
Total opinions of a wide range of different professionals rate in for a total
score, including information from the Professional Model Bureau PMB Database
maintained by Independent Modeling. To increase a rating, recommendations
from parties listed in our TALON database are considered. If a party sends
in a recommendation and they are not listed, we will consider listing them.
The higher the rating index is for the party that is submitting a recommendation,
the more their vote weighs in.
Our TALON system also adjusts ratings from information obtained from message
boards, E-Mails, and web logs (blogs).
Independent Performer owns and maintains the TALON database, leasing individual
categories out to Independent Modeling and Independent Acting when categories
Ratings range from one to five stars.
Independent Performer is not responsible for the actions of the parties listed
in our TALON database. Independent Performer reserves the right to add, remove,
and amend listings at our discretion, with no bias indicated. Database is
maintained by information obtained from public sources and private submissions.
A listing in the TALON database does not imply an association with this web
site with the party listed, and the party may not necessarily share the views
and opinions shared on our web sites.
These definitions are guidelines and
are by no means set in stone. Final recommendation ratings are up to the discretion
of Independent Performer. Information obtained with our TALON program from
E-mails, message boards, and web logs (blogs) is used to adjust ratings.
Sources listed in separate categories
count as one source in the recommendation process. If we know you and our
people recommend you, your score may increase.
References submitted are only recognized with the permission given of being
added to the TALON database if they are not already listed.
The TALON industry database is not intended to be a substitute for checking
references. Anyone using this resource is responsible for the consequences,
and Independent Performer and affiliated sites are waived of any potential