- Report: #989453
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Complaint Review: Afflatus Productions
Afflatus Productions2949 Dona Susana Dr. Studio City, California United States of America
Afflatus Productions FRAUD / STEVE SNYDER / SCAM / CON ARTIST!!! Studio City, California
BEWARE OF AFFLATUS PRODUCTIONS / STEVE SNYDER / EPIC-RENTAL.COM / PRODUCTION-LA.COM / DEREK HOCKENBROUGH / LA-MUSIC-VIDEOS.COM / REEL-LA.COM
Steve Snyder the owner of Afflatus Productions is a Con Artist. Steve Snyder represents himself as a cinematographer, producer, director, writer, actor, and CEO of Afflatus Productions. Do NOT hire Steve Snyder, Derek Hockenbrough or Afflatus Productions! Steve Snyder has numerous legal complaints against him for fraud. You may verify criminal fraud police reports filed against Steve Snyder by calling the North Hollywood Police Department.
DO NOT BE FOOLED! Steve Snyder is a master of SEO (search engine optimization). EVERYTHING you read online about Steve Snyder and Afflatus Productions - their credentials, comments, articles, praise - is ALL written by Steve Snyder himself. He has several fake aliases and uses all of them to create false online content and positive reviews about himself and Afflatus Productions. Steve Snyder also hires his friends to pose as business partners and associates in order to gain your trust. WARNING: THESE PEOPLE ARE HIS ACCOMPLICES!
STEVE SNYDER is shady, dishonest, and a thief. Steve Snyder was fired from Mattel Corporation for theft of company merchandise and selling stolen company goods. He is an actor and will spend countless hours trying to manipulate and convince you that he is not a con artist or a criminal.
WARNING: Steve Snyder is not a 10 year Veteran DP. He has less than 2 years experience. Check his IMDB credits, the only completed actor/producer credits are his own movies. Steve Snyder has never been involved with any significant or successful production. He also links his advertisements to other people's IMDB resumes to fake his credentials. Steve Snyder has no production or film
connections and no connections to any TV Networks. He also does not pay for required location fees and permits which is a huge liability for your production.
WARNING: Steve Snyder DOES NOT have these credentials! And his fees are bogus. He uses the old bait and switch, quoting a lower price and demanding more once the project is started. And if you don't pay up he will hold your project hostage and harass you until you do.
DO NOT trust STEVE SNYDER or AFFLATUS PRODUCTIONS to help raise money for your production. STEVE SNYDER is known for launching campaigns to fund other people's films, taking the money and never completing the project. DO NOT trust him with your fundraising or marketing. In fact, DO NOT trust STEVE SNYDER or AFFLATUS PRODUCTIONS with your project at all. He is also known for hijacking other people's films, bullying clients, stealing from set, attempting to take over copyrights, demanding writer's credits, etc. This man is a MANIAC and will stop at nothing to take over your project and make it his own. Steve Snyder will list himself as producer, writer, director, cinematographer, editor, announcer, cameraman, actor, and most importantly the owner of your copyright. He will also refuse to release a production once he is fired.
Do not get reeled into doing business with Afflatus Productions or Steve Snyder. And whatever you do, DO NOT get conned into his fundraising attempts to finish HIS feature or independent films (i.e. Are you Serious?) These movies do not exist. After receiving over $100k and 3 years, only a trailer exists. The cast/production team worked for IMDB credit. NO ONE was paid except Steve Snyder and his friends! He has numerous outstanding loans, defaulted payments, cease and desist orders, breach of contract complaints, etc. Steve Snyder is a serious FRAUD. He has many victims.
Do your homework on Afflatus Productions and Steve Snyder.
Films that Afflatus Productions/Steve Snyder have received over $100,000 for post-production and have intentionally never completed:
Steve Snyder has a history of obtaining funds from investors oblivious to his ponzi scheme in order to begin production on films that he, himself, has written and plans to direct, produce and often act in, in order to generate a well-perceived trailer. His sole purpose is to have a trailer to fraudulently fundraise and gain more funds. Steve Snyder, then typically ceases post-production efforts in finishing the film for release, withholding future pay and credits to the production staff and actors, with the sole purpose of using the trailer to gain even more funds from investors to pay for his lifestyle and continue to advance his company. Steve Snyder is known to fraudulently use such monies for post production to purchase more production equipment and pay his rent. This is a ponzi scheme and his movies have never been completed. Steve Snyder is NOT a ten year veteran DP, he has been scamming investors for the last two and a half years (since he moved to Hollywood) with this scheme and has left many innocent victims in his wake. Please note, Steve Snyder does not have connections to the networks and companies he brags about and none of his projects have seen the light of day with studios. Steve Snyder, unfortunately attempts to attach any names he can to his company by mere association through people he met on set. For instance, Steve Snyder claims that he has worked with Spike TV, however in reality, he hired a cameraman who once worked on a project for Spike TV. Steve Snyder and Afflatus Productions have ZERO connection to the associations they claim.
Afflatus Productions is not even a registered LLC or Corporation. Afflatus Productions does not have a business license or the proper permits to operate in the State of California. Afflatus Productions is run out of Steve Snyders bedroom. STEVE SNYDER even stole his company logo from Afflatus.com's registered logo in use since 1996! NOTHING this man does is honest!
Please Note: Afflatus Productions' camera equipment was obtained through misappropriated funds and embezzling from their own production fundraising for their film "Are You Serious". If you work for or hire Steve Snyder or Afflatus Productions, YOUR ENTIRE PRODUCTION WILL BE IN JEOPARDY. His creditors are after every penny profited by Red Epic Camera rentals and services provided by Afflatus Productions, Epic-Rental and Production-LA.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg! Steve Snyder is a habitual CON ARTIST. He is involved in white collar crimes across the board (i.e. real estate, theft, copyright infringement, notary fraud).
ATTENTION: If you, or someone you know, is a victim of fraud, social engineering scams, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, plagiarism, theft, receipt of stolen goods, defaulted loans, bait and switch, fraudulent fundraising attempts, retaliation, stalking, harassment or any other criminal misconduct in affiliation with STEVE SNYDER the person, and/or AFFLATUS PRODUCTIONS, or his various other businesses, you may be entitled to compensation. If you feel you have been a victim of STEVE SNYDER or AFFLATUS PRODUCTIONS please contact the NORTH HOLLYWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE LOS ANGELES ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE and THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE!
Please join us in our class action case against Mr. Stephen Williams Snyder and Afflatus Productions for criminal fraud.
BEWARE OF THE FOLLOWING: SCAM SCAM SCAM!!!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/31/2012 11:24 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Afflatus-Productions/Studio-City-California-91604/Afflatus-Productions-FRAUD-STEVE-SNYDER-SCAM-CON-ARTIST-Studio-City-California-989453. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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