• Report: #819455

Complaint Review: Charles Matthau

  • Submitted: Sat, January 07, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, September 20, 2012

  • Reported By: Hank S. — Beverly Hills California United States of America
Charles Matthau
4250 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010 Los Angeles, California United States of America

Charles Matthau Charlie Matthau Mr Matthau Ripped off My $100,000 Investment using Telemarketing Fraud to Invest in his film Freaky Deaky. Los Angeles, California

*Consumer Comment: Steven Berez / Final Cut Productions / Freaky Dicky

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: The FACTS about Matthau and Freaky Deaky:

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Mr Charles Matthau Ripped off My $100,000 Investment using Telemarketing Fraud. <BR>

I have repeated made phone calls to Mr Mathau's office with no response. The name of his telemarketing company that took my money was named Monarch Productions which has a State Court Ordered Cease and Desist Order and a refrain and desist order against them. They are now doing business under another name called Final Cut Productions in Sherman Oaks, CA.  This telemarketing Company has repeatedly claimed that they were raising the funds for Mr Mathau for the film Freaky Deaky. I have nothing personal against Final Cut Productions they are only doing what they are told to do by Mr. Charles Matthau I was also told that over 1 million dollars was paid to Mr Matthau as a producers fee to produce a 17 Million Dollar Film that was promised to be a 40 million dollar film with huge well known stars. [continued below]....
..... They have made the film with hasbeen washed up unknown actors, I have been told by the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) that this amount is high and unusual on such a low budget film. The film is based on Elmore Leonard's novel "Freaky Deaky". Mr Matthau's 1 million dollar fee plus his hundreds of thousands of dollars in expense fees shows how greedy MR Matthau is with other people's money. I put up my hard earned money in March 2008 and have yet to see 1 dollar in return and was told that the film was going to open in 1000 theaters. As of this date Freaky Deaky has no distribution deal and I have been told that it has been turned down by the major studios. I am afraid that my hundred thousand dollars is gone forever. All I have gotten is excuses and lies from the very beginning.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Steven Berez / Final Cut Productions / Freaky Dicky

AUTHOR: ruby - (USA)

I'm probably not going to see a dime of all the money I invested in Freaky Dicky.

is there anything I can do about it?

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The FACTS about Matthau and Freaky Deaky:

AUTHOR: fcp inc. - (USA)

The attack that was posted is the work of a well known multiple felon, who Matthau refused to work with.

Matthau was not paid a million dollars for directing Freaky Deaky. He was paid DGA scale, and the film's budget is much much less than 14 million dollars.

Freaky Deaky will be distributed in the United States by eOne in 2013 and internationally by Shoreline.

It was selected to play at the Tribeca Film Fest, which is one of the 3 most prestigious film festivals in the US.

Matthau has directed several films, and has obtained both artistic and commercial success.

The film stars Christian Slater, and some other well known and respected actors.

It is unfortunate that anyone can write anything on this site and get away with it. Might as well claim that Matthau is a member of the n**i party and beats up old people at the crosswalk. It reminds me on the "Anti-Communist" hysteria of the 1950's, where people could be hurt just by being falsely accused by their enemies.
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