On October 10, 2006 an arbitration hearing was held in Santa Monica California between Scenic Rout Pictures (SRP) and Globie Investment Enterprises, Inc., and Joseph Paul Ottis. Mr. Ottis had been ripped off for over $43,000.00 by Scenic Rout Pictures. The attorney for Mr. Ottis Christopher D. Curzon, Esq. provided the defense on behalf of Globie and Mr. Ottis. Against five written declaration including one from a NASA connection for Globie that helped Mr. Ottis with the content of the video, all witnesses declared that SRP had not provided a broadcast quality video to Mr. Ottis. That Mr. Ottis had been taken advantage of by SRP!
Mr. Ottis and his associates were ignored and not allowed to participate in the shooting of the video; however, they had to improvise with their talent to cover for the inadequacies of SRP's casting director not having enough persons to wear the costumes required at the show taping.
One of Mr. Ottis associates was an 85 year old lady whose grandson was there with Mr. Ottis at the taping. The grandson is a graduate of L.A. Film School with honors. This lady was treated very badly by SRP which was followed up by a written complaint by her family. SRP's treatment of her was indignant.
Mr. Ottis was also isolated from all post production work and had no contact with the owners of SRP who refused to inform Mr. Ottis where they were editing the video to its final cut. His not being allowed to participate in the taping and post productions was a violation of the agreement with SRP. Mr. Ottis has created and produced media for radio, television, live shows and commercials for 37 years. He was the executive producer on this taping and post production by agreement. It was his show and his money, but, he was ignored and isolated from his own project by SRP.
Mr. Ottis and his associate traveled to Burbank, California and stayed at a hotel for three days to participate in the post production as agreed between he and SRP but, again he was isolated from the editing and ignored by SRP. SRP dropped poor quality DVDs at the hotel desk and ran off. Mr. Ottis counsel Mr. Curzon, Esq. directed Mr. Ottis not to pay the last payment of $23,000.00 (plus) and to get what he could and come back to Omaha.
With all of the evidence against SRP and the fact that Mr. Ottis was taken for $43,000.00 (plus) on a video that was poor quality, that can't be used, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Jay Rakow, Esq. ruled in favor of SRP. Mr. Ottis proceeded with complaints against the AAA in Fresno and New York. They were of no help and inconsiderate. SRP was recommended by TVSCO out of Florida. TVSCO promised to take the finished video to France and get Mr. Ottis new show distributed in Canada, Western Europe, and the US. It was suggested by TVSCO as multi- million dollar opportunity, that turned out to be a $43,000.00 loss and SCAM !!
So our warning to GOOD business men and women across the country rethink business with TVSCO and SRP. And if your contracts state that the AAA will handle any disputes you may have in your business dealings, DON'T accept the contract until the AAA is removed!!!! Something smelled in this entire event and AAA was the final straw that ruled in favor of a SCAM against Globie and Mr. Ottis.