Talent agency and booker Ugly Enterprises offers hope to those who got whacked with the ugly stick. Or, to frame it in a gentler way, the company gives unique-looking individuals the option of putting modeling on their list of possible careers. The agency signs on men and women of various shapes, sizes, and ages who wouldn't normally be picked up by casting agents. Ugly Enterprises specializes in "character modeling", enlisting people with unusual physical traits such as broken noses, bug eyes, facial hair, and extensive piercings and tattoos. Sister agency Rage represents more conventionally attractive models for TV and fashion work. Marc French owns Ugly Enterprises, which was founded in London in 1969.