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  • Submitted: Sat, May 01, 2010
  • Updated: Tue, March 15, 2011

  • Reported By: pj — Detroit Michigan United States of America
Charlie's Talent Agency
22720 Woodward Avenue, Suite 109 Ferndale, Michigan United States of America

Charlie's Talent Agency Curt Howe, Left Agency Under Threat and Harassment Ferndale, Michigan

*Author of original report: To Dave Kilgore

*Consumer Comment: Charlie's Talent Agency-Top Notch

*Author of original report: More Crap....This time from one of their clients

*Author of original report: UNSOLICITED EMAIL

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Keep posting, it is only making things worse for yourself

*Author of original report: CTA Rocks So Much They Spread Lies

*Consumer Comment: CTA Rocks

*General Comment: charlies talent agency

*Consumer Comment: HAPPY CTA TALENT

*UPDATE Employee: CTA is a Great Agency

*General Comment: a satisfied client of CTA

*Author of original report: To April

*General Comment: Charlie's Talent Agency

*Author of original report: Christina Does Not Exist

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Email sent to us from PJ Edwards

*Author of original report: Rebutt does not mean make things up

*Consumer Comment: Curt Howe is Fair, Hard Working and a Solid Agent!

*General Comment: CTA is very Professional

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Representation

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Representation

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: BBB

*Author of original report: Communication With Charlie's Talent Agency

*Author of original report: BBB Update

*Author of original report: REMINDER

*Author of original report: Claims

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: PJ Edwards still posting false information

*Author of original report: Disturbing Comment by Charlie's Talent Agency

*Author of original report: BBB Update

*Author of original report: What Charlie's Talent Agency Doesn't Want You To See

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Supporting documents from BBB and Attorney General regarding PJ Edwards

*Author of original report: Defamation and Libel from Charlie's Talent Agency

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: ABOUT PJ EDWARDS POSTINGS

*Author of original report: IF YOU PLAN ON SIGNING WITH CHARLIE'S TALENT AGENCY

*Author of original report: Curt Howe - Backstage

*Author of original report: BBB Update

*Author of original report: One Fake Email Address Fades Away

*Author of original report: What Would WME Do?

*Author of original report: BBB Update

*Author of original report: Youtube vs. Charlie's Talent Agency

*Author of original report: Charlie's Talent Agency - Guilty of Perjury

*Author of original report: Charlie's Talent Agency Has Been Served

*Author of original report: GREAT JOB CURT HOWE!

*Author of original report: Additional Harassment evidence

*Author of original report: My Complaints - Listed by Evidence and Type

*Author of original report: This is not a soapbox

*Author of original report: I'm not the only one

*Author of original report: To Curt

*Author of original report: To "Supporting Parent"

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Thank you!

*UPDATE Employee: Supporting Parent

*Author of original report: My Parents

*Author of original report: Striking Similarities

*Author of original report: To Jordan

*Author of original report: Random

*UPDATE Employee: An open argument...

*Consumer Comment: Curt Howe is Fair, Hard Working and a Solid Agent!

*Author of original report: Funny Story

*Consumer Comment: Speaking TRUTHFULLY - Charlie's is a wonderful agency!!!

*Author of original report: COMPANYmeter - Clarification

*Author of original report: Charlie's Talent Agency -Extras - iMDb

*Author of original report: I Can't Get Any Rest

*Author of original report: BBB Update

*Author of original report: The Michigan AG

*Author of original report: Curt Howe and Chad Oliver

*Author of original report: LIES and 5/21/10 UPDATE

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Chad Oliver-

*Author of original report: You Don't Have Any Idea What You're Talking About

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: You CHOSE not to be contacted by complaints

*Author of original report: Caught REDHANDED Using FAKE Names to Harass Me

*Author of original report: Clearly, There Are Issues

*Author of original report: The Owner Continues to Break the Rules of the Website

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: False/Libel Information from PJ Edwards

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: SPAM?

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Rebuttal Again

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Owner having "fake" emails

*Consumer Comment: Email

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Stagemom

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: The Wannabes

*Author of original report: Update as of 5/14/10

*Author of original report: Now They Are Amateur Hackers

*Author of original report: Info and Updates 5/9/10

*Author of original report: Owner Has A History of Using Fake Profiles Online

*Author of original report: I'm Not Taking Others Down

*Consumer Comment: Charlies talent agency and Curt Howe do a great job

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Nore more need to respond

*Author of original report: Last Rebuttal Breaks Rules of the Website

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: And Again PJ's IMDB of Extra Work

*Author of original report: UPDATE #1

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: PJ Edwards - Former Client

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After getting no auditions for over 5 months, I decided to do the professional thing and tell the agency I was going to leave. In that stead, they decided to go crazy and threaten me over pictures the agent took of me. Luckily, I did not pay for them. However, they tried to claim copyright issues. They tried to claim slander, even though no words were spoken. 

Also, they continued to e-mail me and call my phone after I told them that it was over and I no longer wanted contact from them. They also tried to claim that I was still a client under them even though I had already removed them as an agency on the professional breakdown websites. They threw insults and would not stop for 3 days. They even made a Twitter for the purpose of harassment. 

Fortunately, for me, they ended up being all talk and nothing came of their threats but no one should have to do business with such unprofessional people in this business. 

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/01/2010 01:29 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Charlies-Talent-Agency/Ferndale-Michigan-/Charlies-Talent-Agency-Curt-Howe-Left-Agency-Under-Threat-and-Harassment-Ferndale-Michi-598991. 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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#1 Author of original report

To Dave Kilgore

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

Thank you for your extraneous post. It has nothing to do with any of he e-mail that have Curt Howe's and Chad Oliver's letterhead and signature attached. If you can answer for the abundance unsolicited harassing posts, comments, emails, etc that include: threats and defamation  then please feel free to post, otherwise you just wasting everyone's time.

Thanks.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Charlie's Talent Agency-Top Notch

AUTHOR: davekilgore - (USA)

I am an actor.  I have been signed with Charlie's Talent Agency for over two years.  Curt and Chad at Charlie's have been helpful, courteous, fun, informative and professional.  When a part comes along for a role that I fit, I get called for an audition.  When there isn't a part for me, of course, no audition.  It's pretty simple.  CTA, Charlie's Talent Agency, doesn't control what parts are available when.  But they DO get their talent in for auditions when the projects are there.

I have never had any problem with anyone at CTA, and based on everything I've seen from them and all the positive comments I've heard from all my actor friends about Charlie's, I plan on sticking with Charlie's Talent Agency for as long as they'll have me.

Thank you so much to Curt and Chad for your professionalism and persistance in your work, and everything you've done to help further my career.

Dave Kilgore
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#3 Author of original report

More Crap....This time from one of their clients

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

I actually wrote 2 comments on this blog, but they were subsequently DELETED. I guess the truth is too much for some. But just in case she gets second thoughts and decides to delete the blog, I have decided to immortalize it on the Internet FOREVER.

I wanted to post something regarding Curt Howe andCharlies Talent Agency(CTA). As with every industry, you sometimes make a few enemies, even when you havent done anything wrong. I have known Curt for several years, and he represents me in the Midwest for SAG/AFTRA projects. He signed me when all I had on my resume were a local theatre production and high school plays. He gave me a chance, and got me in to all the local casting agencies, includingPound Mooney,Detroit Casting Company, andCarrie Ray Casting, just to name a few in Michigan. Its because of him that I had the opportunity to be inhttp://glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com/widgets/img/smartlinkIcon.pngRed Dawnandhttp://glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com/widgets/img/smartlinkIcon.pngSalvation Boulevardas a supporting cast member. He believed in me and pushed and fought for me, and hes gotten me into so many auditions, even in the last couple of months. He submits me for roles he believes I can play, and even when I dont fit the breakdown, the casting agents sometimes see me for them. As any professional actor knows, there may be a hundred nos before you get a yes. Its part of the job. Sometimes you dont fit the look. You could be an amazing actor but your talent agent and casting agent dont make the final decisions on casting. The sooner we all stop having delusions of grandeur and expecting to become stars overnight, the better for our local budding industry. If we cant all work together and make Michigan look GOOD and PROFESSIONAL, how many productions will want to give us a chance and use local casting? Because pushing someone else down to drown so that you can get ahead doesnt work. Be thankful for every audition you get, and keep working on your craft, and one day you WILL get a yes. But do NOT blame your not getting parts on your talent agent after he/she has worked to land you an audition in the first place. The blame game and the hatred and the lies a certain individual has been propagating across the internet does our local industry no good. We should be helping one another, because success can be contagious. We need to show that we are just as professional and just as qualified and talented as actors from Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. I dont need to name names, but be warned, you are only succeeding in painting yourself out of the picture and blacklisting your own name. In this industry, you never want to burn bridges nor bite the hand that feeds you.

My name is Cindy C and I am a SAG actor. I am proudly represented by Curt Howe of Charlies Talent Agency aka CTA.

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#4 Author of original report

UNSOLICITED EMAIL

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

Hello PJ,
 
Just want you to know that this is not to harass you, but to hopefully help you understand that the extra comments I have to hear from the actors, local film makers, casting, agents, and people in this business are commenting about your blogs, people are talking everywhere I go.  I go to all the networking events, premieres and industry events to support our actors which were places I believe you like to go to as well.  We are now the number 1 agency in the midwest which is major accomplishment and we have worked HARD at this, it is quite dissappointing though to hear the comments about you coming from all the industry people.  I would highly suggest you remove everything you can to help possibly heal and repair your reputaion you have created for yourself.
 
I don't hate anyone PJ nor hate you, just trying to make you understand that we don't charge money and don't deserve to be spoken about on SCAM websites as we do not charge money as well as the disapponting comments in your  personal  blog that everyone is finding very disturbing and being ranked high in the search engines. 
 
Have a great weekend,  hope you can put this to an end as we are not posting any more responses and try to resolute to a postive outcome.
 
Curt Howe - curt@charliestalentagency.com
Charlie's Talent Agency
22720 Woodward Avenue, Suite #109
Ferndale, MI  48230
(586) 362-3561
Fax (248) 850-2252
www.charliestalentagency.com
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#5 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Keep posting, it is only making things worse for yourself

AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

You need to post facts to back up your false statements please on your accusations of US "messing" with your industry websites.  If you are referring to why the other agencies dropped you, they are the ones who remove your representation based on what they see "HERE" and when they search our company name.  We would immediately REMOVE any talent speaking poorly against another SAG agency here.  Again, do you think another agency will rep you and give you a couple of auditions, you don't book them, then you go on a rampage about them? 

Yes, we will speak to other agents and casting about your actions and all true facts will be given to them, it is all right here, we have nothing to lie about or mislead, it's all about YOUR actions and postings all over the internet which we will let continue for our court proceedings so feel free to please keep the accusations coming. 

YOU are the only one complaining because you didn't "book" one of your "3" auditions as you commented were "unprofessional" auditions which was also relayed to the casting director.  Do you think all of us SAG agents hate each other and will go against each other?  You are thinking wrongfully, we are ALL working "together" for the talent in Michigan and all you are doing is getting A LOT of people in the acting community VERY upset with YOU.
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#6 Author of original report

CTA Rocks So Much They Spread Lies

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

On top of messing with my industry websites, they went head and called my agents and spread out and out lies about me. Thank you very much for that. 

Curt Howe is quoted with telling one of my agents that I was saying something about "Michigan casting directors" which couldn't be any further then the truth. It is just a bald-faced lie. But these people have lied for so long. 5 months in fact.

I talked with another one of my agents and they were just as confused as I was as to why some parts of my profiles were disappearing. 

This is the sort of people we are dealing with here.

All these random people posting general comments has no bearing on the specific situation I am facing. 
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#7 Consumer Comment

CTA Rocks

AUTHOR: XCpuckstopper35 - (United States of America)

PJ, I'm sorry that you and CTA couldn't connect professionally, but making harassing the company is just immature and unprofessional.  A lot of people may not get auditions for a while, or see success from the auditions they do get.  Some of these people give up and move on to better things.  Others stick with it, and eventually it pays off for them.  Personally, I've stuck with it...and it wasn't until recently that I booked my first SAG role.  This wouldn't have been possible without Curt pushing to get me into auditions and helping along the entire process. 

Curt calls on a regular basis with audition notices and valuable information.  Within the last month I've booked a role, and had three other auditions.  To say anything negative about CTA is just ridiculous.  PJ, I'm sorry that things didn't work out and you have to act so unprofessional about the entire thing.  Cut your losses, just grow up and cut it out.

To put it at as simple as I can, Curt Howe and Charlie's Talent Agency are awesome.

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#8 General Comment

charlies talent agency

AUTHOR: Tom - (United States of America)

I totally disagree with the complaint filed.  I've been represented as an actor by


charlies talent for the past year and have had several auditions, Curt Howe is very


honest and professional I consider charlies talent the top agency in michigan I'm


very happy to be represented by charlies talent agency

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#9 Consumer Comment

HAPPY CTA TALENT

AUTHOR: rebeccaanderson - (USA)

I am the parent of three kids who have been represented by Curt Howe at CTA Michigan for just over a year now.  From my initial contact with Curt he has been amazing!  He has always been happy to not only submit the kids for roles they are appropriate for, but coach and encourage them before their auditions and to answer any questions I have had along the way.  No matter what the need is, Curt is always quick to respond to us with professionalism.  When we are in his office, he gives the kids his full attention and makes them feel like they are either his most important or only client! 
With three kids, I have a unique view of the eb and flow of the film industry and auditions here in Michigan.  The auditions go in waves, some weeks and months busier than others.  My boys seemed to get all the auditions throughout the 2009-2010 school year and my daughter didn't get any auditions from August 2009 - March 2010 (at no fault of Curt...there was nothing for her to audition for during that time).   After 7 months of no auditions, suddenly, my daughter was auditioning at least once to twice per week for all of April May June AND July and finally booked a role.  On the set of the film she was on, we talked to actors from Los Angeles who said it isn't uncommon to go on 30 or MORE auditions before booking a single job.  Curt Howe works tirelessly for his talent.  He has put in hundreds of hours with my kids and if I calculated his hourly rate that he has made over the past year working with my 3 kids alone it would be in the pennies per hour. There is no guarantee in this business but that is just the nature of this business.  I am 100% certain that you would be hard pressed to find a finer Talent Agent in the business than Curt Howe at CTA Michigan!
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#10 UPDATE Employee

CTA is a Great Agency

AUTHOR: EthansMom - (USA)

My son has been with Curt for about a year now. Curt has been great to us, my son has had several auditions with him in the past year. We love being a part of CTA because it is a small family oriented company.


In no way do feel that being with CTA is a rip off. I mean we dont pay anything unless you get booked, then you pay the usual 10% agency fee. We don't pay for headshots unless we get them done from an outside company which is not required.  


Whoever is posting slander about Curt and CTA is just bitter that they didn't book any jobs. Being in this business you need to have the ability to handle rejection and to have patience. I know it is hard sometimes watching others book roles while you are struggling to get an audition but that is the business goes, sometimes you just don't fit the role.


WE LOVE CTA!!!!

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#11 General Comment

a satisfied client of CTA

AUTHOR: mellowgirl - (United States of America)

Hello,


My daughter has been a client(talent) with Charlies Talent Agency for the last 2 years and we have been treated with professionalism, encouragement and kindness.  We have never been mis-treated or misinformed in any way.  CTA has taught us alot about the business and always treat my daughter special.  My daughter has landed several principal/supporting movie roles with CTA and has had numerous auditions.  We have been in this business steadily working for over 3 1/2 yrs and have never had a bad experience with any agency.  I would highly recommend CTA as a great agency to work with. 


In this business especially with movies it is based on several steps: Do you fit the role? If not you will not be called.    If you are selected you then are submitted to the casting director, casting director then has to choose who best fits the role to present to the director who makes the final decision. You cannot blame the agency for not picking you or your child it is out of their hands.  You have to have  thick skin in this business and be able to handle rejection that is very important.  You cannot obviously get every role you audition for, but at least you are given the chance to be seen. 


I am very thankful for all the many opportunities CTA has brought to my daughter and along with her success we are truly thankful for.  CTA works very hard for all their clients as with any business you cannot satisfy everybody.  I highly recommend CTA to Individuals who are seriously looking into acting.   We personally will continue to work with CTA and are proud to do so...

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#12 Author of original report

To April

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

Hi April. I doubt you are going to stick around but Ii just wanted your opinion on these two articles Curt Howe sent me:
















From: Christina Lemanski (christiana_lemanski@yahoo.com)
Sent: Tue 5/04/10 12:00 AM
To: PJ Edwards (edwardsii@live.com)














This will jog your memory, remember my daughters Lisa and Sydney who were 17 and 18 years old that you were eyeing and looking at their rear ends every chance you got?  And remember me at the Charlies Agency skating party you were starring down my 8 year old son?  Well guess what, we have a group of moms and about 500 actors are very pissed off at you right now for what you are posting about Charlies Agency and we are preparing to post EVERYTHING about you with your photo as a potential child predator on every website we can find!  Hope you like it!  Google your name in a couple of days!



and

















From: CTA Michigan (curt@charliestalentagency.com) 
Sent: Mon 5/03/10 1:21 PM
To: PJ Edwards (edwardsii@live.com)








Great, we keep getting blasted with slander and false info form this kid and 
called his mom and found he has Asberger Syndrome, just FYI because he is a 
loose cannon and surely take it to set if he ever gets on one.
http://www.ripoffreport.com/modeling-talent-agencies/charlie-s-talent-age/charlie-s-talent-agency-curt-h-4dea9.htm


Curt Howe - curt@charliestalentagency.com
Charlie's Talent Agency
22720 Woodward Avenue, Suite 109
Ferndale, MI 48220
Ph. (586) 362-3561
Fax (248) 850-2252
www.charliestalentagency.com

NOTICE: This e-mail communication contains confidential (and/or legally 
privileged) information belonging to Charlie's Talent Agency and clients of 
the Agency and is intended solely for the designated addressee(s) named 
herein. The unauthorized use, disclosure or transmission of this e-mail (or 
any information contained herein) is strictly prohibited. 



Are those professional? 


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#13 General Comment

Charlie's Talent Agency

AUTHOR: Aprilcan - (United States of America)

I have been signed with Charlie's Talent Agency for over 2 years. My 7 year old son has been with Curt and Charlie's for a year. In that time we have always been treated with the utmost professionalism and respect.

Curt works long hour and over and above the CALL OF DUTY for all his talent. Charlie's submits all qualified actors for the roles they fit. Curt and Charlie's have been extremely helpful in every facet of the business from head shots to IMDB credits to set etiquette for professional movie sets. Both my son and I have had the opportunity to work on many film sets under his representation.

I hold Curt Howe and Charlie's Talent Agency in the highest regards!

 

April Canning-Hite

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#14 Author of original report

Christina Does Not Exist

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

If she did, she would at least know how to spell her own name. I think this is about the 100th time I have stated this in this thread. The email no longer responds 2 months after the e-mail was sent. Sorry, there is no weaseling your way out of this one. 

Quit playing games. Quit playing pretend. AND JUST STOP


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#15 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Email sent to us from PJ Edwards

AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

For #1, we have no "Christina Lemanski" on our roster or does not work for our company that's your problem and not ours.  You shouldn't be blaming it on us, not nice she called you a name though, sorry to see that, it is disrespectful but yet you blame it on us because we are your target I guess in hopes that is was us that sent that to you.  Whatever happens in your life that doesn't go your way, feel free to keep blaming it on us as it is easily printable to use for litigation.  Here is the email sent to us directly yesterday by PJ Edwards and why it was reported as "Abuse" to Hotmail and we have never emailed PJ Edwards ANYTHING except the emails in the begininng of his frustration about our legal stance on the issue that contained nothing harassing or disrespectful that he claims.

----- Original Message -----

From: PJ Edwards

To: curt@charliestalentagency.com

Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 2:47 AM

Subject: JUST STOP

How long is this going to go on? I would really like to know because this seriously needs to stop. Don't you have clients you should be working for? I am not your client. Leave me a lone. Leave my blog alone. Leave my IMDb page alone. Get out of my life. Do you remember when you first threatened me and I told you that you were only going to make this worse if you continue? Well, you got what you asked for. You'll also notice that I never sent out anything aggressive towards you, unlike you. I've pretty much minded my own business and kept to myself. I highly recommend you do the same. This is really not going to end well if you continue this actions. I know that you messed with my industry pages. No amount of lies is going to change my mind. But this time you messed up badly because those industry pages you decided to mess up have to do with OTHER PEOPLE'S JOBS. So, I'm not going to be the only one pissed off at you. I sincerely hope you get the help you desperately need, PJ

 

 

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#16 Author of original report

Rebutt does not mean make things up

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

My dad thinks you are nuts. Those are not my words, those are his. If you don't like it, then maybe you should read some of the e-mails you have sent me over the past 5 months. This is not a "bashing." I just copying and pasting everything you have sent to me. 

Also, thanks for reporting my e-mail as "harassment." It's really grown up. Meanwhile, I receive crap like this:

From:Christina Lemanski (christiana_lemanski@yahoo.com)
Sent:Sat 5/08/10 12:21 PM
To:PJ Edwards (edwardsii@live.com)
As a recurring retard???  You'll find out soon enough moron, can't wait to see you at an actor event as well as us other moms, and this isn't a fake email, you are a psycho!!!!!
 

--- On Thu, 5/6/10, PJ Edwards <edwardsii@live.com> wrote:

From: PJ Edwards <edwardsii@live.com>
Subject: RE: Remember me? (Curt Howe - CHARLIE"S TALENT AGENCY)
To: christiana_lemanski@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 7:05 PM

Hey!

I was just on the set on The Wannabes Starring Savvy again, for my 3rd episode as a RECURRING character. Unfortunately, I didn't see you there. But I did see lots of other folks. I got a fist bump by the director and hugs and handshakes from the cast and crew. I find it unfortunate that you just couldn't tell me the truth. That A) you never worked on the set. B) This is a fake e-mail address C) That you not only lied to me but to the production company as well. and D) That you could have avoided all of this if you just simply stopped with the threats and harassment. I just find it all the more sad and pathetic that if you took the time to ask a freakin' question to me or production that you would have all the answers you need about my resume. But instead you go into a paranoid rampage and accuse people of lying when you frankly don't know shit. 

Gooooooooooooooood Luck to you!


Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 21:00:48 -0700
From: christiana_lemanski@yahoo.com
Subject: RE: Remember me?
To: edwardsii@live.com

This will jog your memory, remember my daughters Lisa and Sydney who were 17 and 18 years old that you were eyeing and looking at their rear ends every chance you got?  And remember me at the Charlies Agency skating party you were starring down my 8 year old son?  Well guess what, we have a group of moms and about 500 actors are very pissed off at you right now for what you are posting about Charlies Agency and we are preparing to post EVERYTHING about you with your photo as a potential child predator on every website we can find!  Hope you like it!  Google your name in a couple of days!


--- On Tue, 5/4/10, PJ Edwards <edwardsii@live.com> wrote:

From: PJ Edwards <edwardsii@live.com>
Subject: RE: Remember me?
To: christiana_lemanski@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 3:39 AM

Maybe you can help job my memory . .  .what scene were you in? Which member of Savvy was acting with you? Who directed you? Who did your wardrobe? What was your wardrobe? What time did you break for lunch? 

If you could answer ANY of those questions, maybe I'll be able to help you.

PJ


Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 19:58:12 -0700
From: christiana_lemanski@yahoo.com
Subject: Remember me?
To: edwardsii@live.com

Hi, I believe it was you that was on the set of The Wannabes right?

Thanks!

Christiana
 
 


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#17 Consumer Comment

Curt Howe is Fair, Hard Working and a Solid Agent!

AUTHOR: Christine Marie - (USA)

If you are reading this report to determine the quality of Curt Howe and Charlie's Talent Agency, please take this message to heart. My daughter and I have been with Curt and CTA for over 2 years. He is an excellent agent and a down to earth friend who will always go to bat for you and your career! We have nothing but good things to say about Curt and CTA. Our experiences have been excellent. Curt submits all of his loyal talent when there is a role available that fits them. Now, every headshot submitted does not get chosen by the casting director to actually audition. Many are passed by for a variety of reasons : wrong body type, not 'the look' that they're looking for, not enough experience, reminds them of their ex , etc. etc. etc. . . . This is a difficult industry to be a part of. It can be frustrating, it can take forever to get anywhere, projects can fall through, and very (very) often - we don't get the roles that we are after. This is just an integral part of the Industry. A thick skin, some good people around you, and a lot of prayers, can help you to deal with these difficulties. These difficulties are not a reason, or an excuse for blaming your Agent.  In an Industry that is constantly changing - Curt and CTA  does not change. Curt is Loyal, Hard working, and EXCELLENT at what he does. We love him. And we are honored to be exclusive with CTA. It is a shame that you are slandering them. I posted earlier on this board and you attacked me. Please don't. You are correct, I have only 1 imdb film credit, currently. Read my resume. My experience is extensive in Independent Film and other areas. You can click the link to my resume on imdb pro. This post is not about me, but about how I feel We have been represented by CTA. And we have been represented extremely well. We would recommend Curt Howe to anyone who is looking for a fair, hard working solid agent!


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CTA is very Professional

AUTHOR: Princess - (United States of America)

CTA is a great!  My daughter has been with CTA for over 2 years now and has had nothing but success with extreme professional's guiding her from CTA. 

She has landed many roles both principle and supporting in major feature films/ movies.  CTA has always treated us with respect and professionalism! 

CTA has helped us out with resume's, headshot and demo reels and they want their talent to succeed in the business.  CTA is the ONLY agency I will ever need for my daughter.  CTA is the BEST and we will continue to stand by their side as they have stood by ours! 

CTA just continue to do everything you are doing for my daughter and all of your talent.  You are the best and want the best for your people.  What an awsome agency and I would recommend you to anybody that is looking for a professional and knowledgeable agency! 

 

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Representation

AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

Please understand that no one will want to represent you PJ as you are now a "liability" to any agency.  Do you think another agency will want information posted all over the internet about them if they get you a couple of auditions and you don't book one of them, then go on a rampage blaming the agency again like you did to us?  I hope you understand that all of us agencies may be competitors but we respect each other, we don't bash each other or disrespect one another.  The other SAG agencies here are wonderful and we work together for the sake of the actors and the people we represent.  It's not about the agency or which agency is better than the other, it's about the people we represent and we are all working hard to help them achieve their goals and dreams.  By you bashing the whole system makes everyone look bad in Michigan, and you are the ONLY person in Michigan let alone the US doing the bashing and complaining and we have to REBUT which is irratating, but we have to REBUT.  AND, I am not a psycho, I have a loving family and respect people, can't you tell from the pictures you are posting of my daughter that we love each other? 

THIS WAS WRITTEN BY PJ EDWARDS "thatpj.blogspot" under the heading "The Last Word"

The Last Word undefined undefined I promised myself I wasnt going to bring it up again but recent circumstances have broken the camels back. I may as well admit it now. My first agent, Curt Howe from Charlies Talent Agency is a psychopath. Not a Ha Ha Funny Psychopath you see on cartoons, but a real live this person may be serial killer type psychopath. Leaving messages on my parents answering machine? Not cool dude.

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Representation

AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

FYI, We can't remove another agencies representation for an actor, the representing agency has to remove it, I would suggest that you call the agency and ask them about it and I guarantee you they can give you the right answer.  Best wishes!
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BBB

AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

Again, please call the Michigan BBB and speak to Rebecca Gohlke for any who wish to inquire.  Thank you!
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Communication With Charlie's Talent Agency

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

Well, this is the last straw. This man has completely lost his mind. Did he not think I wouldn't notice that all of sudden my representation has been randomly removed from my industry accounts? This is why I sincerely question his sanity. Does he really think that changing something online is going to change things written on paper?


Anyways, this is the message I sent:

















From: PJ Edwards (edwardsii@live.com)
Sent: Tue 8/31/10 2:47 AM
To: curt@charliestalentagency.com









How long is this going to go on? I would really like to know because this seriously needs to stop. Don't you have clients you should be working for? I am not your client. Leave me a lone. Leave my blog alone. Leave my IMDb page alone. Get out of my life. 


Do you remember when you first threatened me and I told you that you were only going to make this worse if you continue? Well, you got what you asked for. You'll also notice that I never sent out anything aggressive towards you, unlike you. I've pretty much minded my own business and kept to myself. I highly recommend you do the same. 



This is really not going to end well if you continue this actions. I know that you messed with my industry pages. No amount of lies is going to change my mind. But this time you messed up badly because those industry pages you decided to mess up have to do with OTHER PEOPLE'S JOBS. So, I'm not going to be the only one pissed off at you.  



I sincerely hope you get the help you desperately need,



PJ
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BBB Update

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

I just caught Curt Howe posting "false information." He is pretending like the BBB advised him to write something, which if you know anything about the BBB, is frankly not true. The only thing that is 'advising' Curt Howe right now are the voices in his head. 

BBB National Complaint System
PJ Edwards
Complaints Needing My Attention
 
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REMINDER

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

This is what we are dealing with here:

From:Christina L (((Redacted)))
Sent:Tue 5/04/10 12:00 AM
To:PJ E (((Redacted)))
This will jog your memory, remember my daughters Lisa and Sydney who were 17 and 18 years old that you were eyeing and looking at their rear ends every chance you got?  And remember me at the Charlies Agency skating party you were starring down my 8 year old son?  Well guess what, we have a group of moms and about 500 actors are very pissed off at you right now for what you are posting about Charlies Agency and we are preparing to post EVERYTHING about you with your photo as a potential child predator on every website we can find!  Hope you like it!  Google your name in a couple of days!


--- On Tue, 5/4/10, PJ E (((Redacted))) wrote:

From: PJ E (((Redacted)))
Subject: RE: Remember me?
To: christiana  (((Redacted)))
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 3:39 AM

Maybe you can help job my memory . .  .what scene were you in? Which member of Savvy was acting with you? Who directed you? Who did your wardrobe? What was your wardrobe? What time did you break for lunch? 

If you could answer ANY of those questions, maybe I'll be able to help you.

PJ


Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 19:58:12 -0700
From: (((Redacted)))
Subject: Remember me?
To: (((Redacted)))

Hi, I believe it was you that was on the set of The Wannabes right?

Thanks!

Christiana
 
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Claims

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

They keep saying that I am posting "false information," yet can't prove what I am saying is false. 

I have evidence such as comments, emails, and other such online postings for all to see. 

What do they have?

I have police report numbers, BBB complaints on file, and Attorney General references.

What do they have?

I've got them on tape calling my parents phone and leaving disturbing messages (a number which they searched online for and was not given to them)

What do they have?

I even have someone else to corroborate my story in Marcia Fishman, the head of SAG Michigan.

What do they have?

How is this "false information?"

----- Original Message -----
From: PJ E
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 2:41 PM
Subject: RE: PJ Edwards

I already told you to stop contacting me. Please do not contact me again or you will make the situation worse.

> From: curt@charliestalentagency.com
> To:(((Redacted)))
> Subject: PJ Edwards
> Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 13:21:53 -0400

> Great, we keep getting blasted with slander and false info form this kid and 
> called his mom and found he has Asberger Syndrome, just FYI because he is a 
> loose cannon and surely take it to set if he ever gets on one.
> http://www.ripoffreport.com/modeling-talent-agencies/charlie-s-talent-age/charlie-s-talent-agency-curt-h-4dea9.htm
> > 
> Curt Howe - curt@charliestalentagency.com
> Charlie's Talent Agency
> 22720 Woodward Avenue, Suite 109
> Ferndale, MI 48220
> Ph. (586) 362-3561
> Fax (248) 850-2252
> www.charliestalentagency.com

> NOTICE: This e-mail communication contains confidential (and/or legally 
> privileged) information belonging to Charlie's Talent Agency and clients of 
> the Agency and is intended solely for the designated addressee(s) named 
> herein. The unauthorized use, disclosure or transmission of this e-mail (or 
> any information contained herein) is strictly prohibited. 
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PJ Edwards still posting false information

AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

To the general public...

The BBB and Attorney Generals office has advised us to post this rebuttal of false information posted as PJ Edwards has stated that "we have not responded" to his complaints with the BBB, and that the BBB and The Attorney General Office are "frustrated" with our company which is untrue as his many statements are above and putting our name in brackets next to emails, etc.  Again, he didn't book any of his "3" auditions he had in 5 months when he was with us and on other sites like complaints board he claimed he had "NO" auditions in 5 months.  We have responded to the BBB and Attorney General accordingly, to what he wants, we don't know, he said he filed the complaints for "informational purposes"?  We will be speaking to his mom soon for assistance before we launch the litigation out of respect for his medical condition which we don't have to do, but we are a professional company.

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Disturbing Comment by Charlie's Talent Agency

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)








Your mom is very nice and will deal with it when she gets home because it is what the


Asperger Foundation recommended we do and praised us for trying to do so before any legal action is taken.


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BBB Update

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

Curt Howe tried to say that my rejection letter that they received is the "final letter from the BBB." Which is quite funny because they told me something completely different. Do you know what happens when a business doesn't respond to a complaint? They get a F









What Do I Do Next?

The consumer has rejected the company offer in regards to this complaint, and the BBB has forwarded it to the business for review


The time limit has been exceeded after sending a second request to the business to responsed to the complaint. 



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What Charlie's Talent Agency Doesn't Want You To See

AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

First, I must thank you for posting that letter from the Attorney General. It only further proves my point that they were done dealing with you since you were uncooperative. Notice how they said,"As THIS RESPONSE indicates...." They are talking about YOU. I know this may be hard to understand since you don't seem to have any marbles but that's what that means when they say they are giving ME a copy of YOUR response. 


Also, THANK YOU for putting up my original complaint. I actually marked it as for INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY, but I guess they saw value in trying to communicate with you. I guess they didn't know what they were getting into. 



Yup, those are complaints. They are as real as ever and I hope you are finally understanding that.



But I didn't come here to post about that. I came in here to post this:







Charlie's Talent Agency being cyberbullied by person with Asperger Syndrome?


We represented a client that we tried to explain how the business works and can't pad his resume and IMDB.com credits and he got all bent out of shape because he didn't "book" any of his auditions and is slanding our company, making false statements, posting emails and putting our name in brackets next to fake emails. All of his statements are just completely false and also posting pictures of my daughter on ripoff websites. He also filed a false police report in Wayne County saying we were harassing him and all we ever sent him was 2 emails explaining our legal rights to the headshots we took as they are our property and used for the purpose of our agency and not for personal use.

We have NEVER harassed anyone like he is claiming and have had no contact with him in 5 months, but yet he continues to post false information about our company. I (Curt Howe), have contacted the Asperger Foundation of Michigan, they informed me that I would have to sit down with him and show him what he is doing and what the consequences will be if he doesn't stop. He won't sit down with us so we are trying to contact his mother for assistance but she is alway's out of town. We are trying everything we can outside of suing him as we know he has Aspergers and also filing a report with the police about the false police report he filed which is a felony and they can put him in jail for it. Our attorneys of course are ready to go after him today, but we are trying to find an outside resolution due to his medical condition, although the more time going by, the more false info he keeps posting online about our company. We don't need to disclose his name as the whole acting community in Michigan are aware of him as well as other agencies and casting directors. If he only knew that by posting so much information online, people won't touch him as he is considered a liability now, so his acting career is pretty much ruined because everyone knows we treat people with respect and have been in business for 13 years without a problem like this. Thank you, and any suggestions would help!


  • 22 hours ago 
  • 1 week left to answer.


  • http://nz.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AvBtZV3f6HcwxkiiukdSpAbIZwx.;_ylv=3?qid=20100826114551AA4QEyW




  • Before it mysteriously got deleted off of Yahoo! Answers, I had already sent off a copy to Marcia Fishman, the head of SAG in Michigan.. 



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    Supporting documents from BBB and Attorney General regarding PJ Edwards

    AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

    Please reference the PJ Edwards complaint to the Attorney General Office and BBB, if you search the internet in regards to his complaints, they are all contradicting to his original story of his 3 auditions in 5 months, now he had NO auditions in 5 months and he still complaining about me answering a call from CBS before his audition which CBS seen on of our actors at Sundance and wanted to see them.  I would take that call for ANY actor let alone it was before his audition.  Then he complained I didn't know my lines?  I am the agent, I am not supposed to memorize my lines???  And FYI to the general public, please check IMDB and search our company and click on our clients to see the films we have placed them in bottom line.  Thank you!
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    Defamation and Libel from Charlie's Talent Agency

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Over Here:(((Redacted)))

    When asked to provide evidence for such rants like this: 

     1 hr 14 mins ago by   Charlie's Talent Agency  -1 Votes



    Hello Everyone who is reading this, I'm Chad Oliver and I'm the owner of Charlie's Talent Agency.

    It needs to be explained that PJ Edwards "ThatPJ" is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome which is a form of autism and out of 13 years of being in business, he is the ONLY individual writing to all of these "Scam" and "Complaint" boards online because he did NOT book any jobs from the auditions we did get him. He is stating the Attorney General is "fed up with us" but in truth, they threw out his complaint and he also falsified a police report which is a major offence and ther are NO investigations against our agency as per PJ Edwards states. Litigation has moved forward on this individual as we have not had any direct or indirect contact from our last email sent to him back in the month of April. SAG, all casting, productions, business clients all know who this individual is and all of the slanderous and false information from PJ Edwards has been noted by all relations. We attempted to let it pass, but now this has gone too far and he is to a point that he will not stop until the legal side puts a stop to it for us. He states "we are all talk" but will promise soon enough the law will prevail upon him sooner than later. 

    You are more than welcome to call our agency direct on any concerns or information.

    Thank you, 

    Chad Oliver 

    Charlie's Talent Agency 
    Corporate Office 
    1350 Old Skokie Rd Ste 201 
    Highland Park IL, 60035 
    Office: 847-831-8833 
    Fax: 847-831-4647


    NOTICE: This e-mail communication contains confidential (and/or legally privileged) information belonging to Charlie's Talent Agency and clients of the Agency and is intended solely for the designated addressee(s) named herein. The unauthorized use, disclosure or transmission of this e-mail (or any information contained herein) is strictly prohibited.

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    They were unable to produce anything. If anyone should be complaining of "false info, slander, and libel."

    it's me.
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    ABOUT PJ EDWARDS POSTINGS

    AUTHOR: Charlie''s Talent Agency - (United States of America)

    Hello Everyone who is reading this, I'm Chad Oliver,  owner of Charlie's Talent Agency.
     
    It needs to be explained that PJ Edwards "ThatPJ" is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome which is a form of autism and out of 13 years of being in business, he is the ONLY individual writing to all of these "Scam" and "Complaint" boards online because he did NOT book any jobs from the auditions we did get him.  He is stating the Attorney General is "fed up with us" but in truth, they threw out his complaint and he also falsified a police report which is a major offence and there are NO investigations against our agency as per PJ Edwards states.  Litigation has moved forward on this individual as we have not had any direct or indirect contact from our last email sent to him back in the month of April.  SAG, all casting, productions, business clients all know who this individual is and all of the slanderous and false information from PJ Edwards has been noted by all relations.   We attempted to let it pass, but now this has gone too far and he is to a point that he will not stop until the legal side puts a stop to it for us.  He states "we are all talk"  but will promise soon enough the law will prevail upon him sooner than later. 
     
    Below is the actual email sent to PJ Edwards of his wrong doing.  This was after we found the first "Scam" posting.
     
     
    To: (((Redacted)))
     
     
    Subject: Charlie's Talent Agency-Att: PJ-IMPORTANT INFORMATION
     
    Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 09:30:37 -0500
     
     
    Hello PJ,
     
    I'm Chad Oliver, owner of the agency and need to speak with you right away about your contract with the agency as it is still in effect due to improper notification of release. Within the contract you signed confidentially and you have posted confidential emails online and are using derogatory words and statements against the agency. As this email to you is solely for your eyes only (see NOTICE below)AND under our current contract, you have breached contract under state laws of both Michigan and Illinois. You are allowed to have your personal opinions of the agency but posting confidential information, and slanderous remarks is breach of contract and slanderous which will result into a legal matter.
     
    I can only assume you are very new within this industry and have limited knowledge of the business side. Knowing there are only 4 SAG agencies and 3 casting directors in the entire state of Michigan. I don't think you understand we have relations with all of them, but does this give us the right to speak with every current and future casting director and production we are affiliated with and tell them that PJ is a "douche bag", don't work with him because he's a scam and causes problems on set and lie's on his resume?? Understand we as an agency do not create projects and can only submit to them as they come in. It is not our choice on who casting or production chooses to audition.
     
    Now, you have legally broken laws of contract, we have the right to move forward with this legal matter. You have 24 hours to retract ALL comments, confidential information and postings you have made online regarding Charlie's Talent Agency. For your release we must have it in written notice, signed and dated sent to the Michigan office and we will release your contracts but until then you are still under legal contract.
     
    You are more than welcome to call me direct at the number below.
     

    Chad Oliver
     
    Charlie's Talent Agency
    Corporate Office
    1350 Old Skokie Rd Ste 201
    Highland Park IL, 60035
    Office: 847-831-8833
    Fax: 847-831-4647
     
     
     
     
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    IF YOU PLAN ON SIGNING WITH CHARLIE'S TALENT AGENCY

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    This is what will happen:

    1st: You'll do an audition and then you'll have an interview

    2nd: If you are accepted, you'll have to fill out an "application form" (BUT NOT A TAX FORM!) and receive a sign up sheet for basic actor websites you should already be on.

    3rd: You'll take a headshot (BUT THEY WON'T BOTHER MENTION ANY PHOTO RELEASE FORMS)

    4th: You'll begin receiving Actors Access Cmail: Not for auditions mind you but for these thing called "updates," which are pretty much what you see here: Curt Howe ranting about some basic thing some actor is doing wrong. It's like he really hates actors who aren't in his special class of favorites. You'll pick up who they are because he whores their work all the time.

    5th: If you happen to book a no pay + no budget film then he'll say: 

    Hi PJ,

    A lot of our actors are cast for the project, you will be fine.  You would have a ball with that role and actually a great character to pull off!!!  LOL!
     
    Take care buddy!
    Curt Howe - curt@charliestalentagency.com
    Charlie's Talent Agency
    22720 Woodward Avenue, Suite 109
    Ferndale, MI  48220
    Ph. (586) 362-3561
    Fax (248) 850-2250
    www.charliestalentagency.com

    BUT

    if you book a great role in something else, he not only will try and take credit for it in the "updates" by saying that "he sends actors out weekly for really good roles" but you'll get this in response:

    From:CTA Michigan (curt@charliestalentagency.com) 
    Sent:Mon 2/22/10 2:13 PM
    To:PJ Edwards (edwardsii@live.com)
    Hi Pj,
     
    I just spoke to them, they told me, good that they are in touch with you, have fun buddy!  Oh, and make sure on your IMDB that you only have credited/speaking roles, please do not put extra work or (uncredited) roles.
    Thanks!
    Curt Howe - curt@charliestalentagency.com
    Charlie's Talent Agency
    22720 Woodward Avenue, Suite 109
    Ferndale, MI  48220
    Ph. (586) 362-3561
    Fax (248) 850-2252
    www.charliestalentagency.com
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: PJ Edwards
    Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 2:12 PM
    Subject: Contacted by The Wannabe's Casting Director

    As you know, a couple of weeks ago I worked as a paid extra on the set of The Wannabe's. On Thursday, I was contacted by Barbara Frazier regarding a role for their "Space Invaders" episode or something to that effect. She asked if I was free this week and re-confirmed my direct my contact info was. So, I just thought I'd drop a note about that situation.

    PJ

    -----
    Hmmmmmm........that's sounds awful familiar doesn't it? I wonder why he is suddenly changing his tune now? What's with the grudge? Especially since it is NOT based on facts? On top of that, isn't it an agent's job to tell their client what was said? Obviously it did not happen here. In fact, I doubt they did even talk because I talked with more people in production during my time up there filming and at the premiere (that I got a special invite to from the creator of the show) then he did sitting in his office.

    6th: If they have a taped audition within their "office," the agent will not only NOT have sides prepared, but he will be talking on the phone about one of his new favorite actors he just signed. He'll even ask for your opinion on the situation. I believe it was that "CBS was calling him about getting a role in a pilot." Also, if you go into a taped audition with one of his favorites, he'll go on a long spiel with them and have nice joyous time before you audition and then when you go into audition, you can't even get a good job! or anything. He'll just sit there stone face. He won't give any notes, just sit there like a bump on a log. They also actually count their "open call" auditions for print ads as actual auditions. These were not auditions for me, the specific client, no they were just announced in general and I went on a whim since I could not ask about being submitting for film roles. That's Craigslist stuff. 

    7th: If you happen to try and advance yourself outside of the agency, since you are signed exclusive, it is near impossible, but anyways, if you try and do something, like for example the Glee Open Call and ask for support. He won't support you. Instead, he'll whore someone else doing something similar. He won't even acknowledge the work you did. Everyone is not treated equally. 

    8th: This is the best one. In the aforementioned "updates" you receive constantly that are never notices for auditions, he'll happily announce which films are casting currently, but here's the kicker. Every single time, he said "Please do not ask if you've been submitted!" So, after a while of those "updates" of films passing you by, and the person who is supposed to be working for you  doesn't even want to be bothered with informing his clients of basic information then you'll see why I fired him.

    9th: After you take the time to write a nice note about ending your business relationship with him, he'll go insane. He will harass you nonstop for 4 months, stalk you online, stalk you at class, make up stories about you and pretty much be giant asshole. Oh yeah, you'll also be threatened by the "owner" of the company as well, even though he lives all he way in Highland Park, Illinois and has no idea what's going on. They will try and harass you over headshots even though months went by where you tried to contact them for suggestions of headshot photographers in the area. 



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    Curt Howe - Backstage

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)










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    Posted August 18, 2010 06:11 AM Hide Post

    Hi Everyone! Please do your homework and read what the actor posted about CTA being a "Scam", he had 3 auditions in 5 months and didn't book one of them and blaming the agent is what it boils down to and our agency consulted this person to not put extra work on IMDB and give himself a credit for a re-curring role in a TV series when he was an extra, we did everything politely but he didn't. You will see more press on it shortly from the false and slanderish info he is posting, we have been in business for over 13 years and tried to help out someone with a disorder and it backfired. Thank you, we treat our clients with respect.


    CTAMichigan
     



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    BBB Update

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    The consumer has rejected the company offer in regards to this complaint, and the BBB has forwarded it to the business for review
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    I will add the February 2nd email in my next rejection, barring a miracle that Curt Howe/Chad Oliver went on some form of anti-psychotics.
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    One Fake Email Address Fades Away

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    So, I wanted to catch up to with our good friend "Christinana" or something like that but something weird happened! 

    From:postmaster@mail.hotmail.com
    Sent:Sat 8/14/10 4:26 AM
    To:edwardsii@live.com
    This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

    Delivery to the following recipients failed.

    christiana_lemanski@yahoo.com





    --Forwarded Message Attachment--
    From: edwardsii@live.com
    To: christiana_lemanski@yahoo.com
    Subject: The Wannabes
    Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 04:26:48 -0400








    Hey!

    I'm still wondering how you were able to recognize me from the Wannabes. You maintain that I was a "recurring retard."  However, I'm just curious how you could call my work on that set "extra?" How could an "extra" be recognized by someone they do not know? Especially since the material hasn't even been released in the United States! It's quite surprising. Anyways, I was also wondering how you spell you name because the name on e-mail address (christiana) is different then the name it is registered to (
    Christina) and it is also spelled different from the Twitter this email address is registered too (Christiana) http://twitter.com/MichiganActor.

    Oh yeah, I also googled my name recently and was very happy with the results!

    Hope you are doing well Curt, 4 months is a looooooooooong time to hold a grudge!

    PJ
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    She's gone! I hope it couldn't possibly be because I shared "her" email on Facebook! 

    Also, I wanted to share an old email I sent back in February that will shed some new light on the Great Headshot Controversy of 2010.

    From:PJ Edwards (edwardsii@live.com)
    Sent:Thu 2/25/10 12:48 PM
    To:curt@charliestalentagency.com
    Hi Curt!

    I had fun at The Wannabes last night, thanks for your help in that situation. Anyways, I am getting contacts next week and was going to get new headshots to be able to show off that new look. I was wondering if you could recommend any good places in the area?

    PJ

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    That e-mail went unanswered. 

    Have a great day everyone! 
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    What Would WME Do?

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    So, Charlie's Talent Agency is pretty much holding my headshots for ransom. i think what they have written is a teachable moment. Let's break it down together:


    First thing they want me to do is apologize. Why? What did I do? All I did was fire the guy. If it hurt his feelings that badly, he is probably in the wrong business. I mean he must be in the wrong business since he did a crap job representing me. 



    The "third" thing they want me to do is Not post any slander/libel false statements. All I have been doing is copying and pasting e-mail they sent to me. 



    Like this: > From: curt@charliestalentagency.com
    > To: edwardsii@live.com
    > Subject: PJ Edwards
    > Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 13:21:53 -0400

    > Great, we keep getting blasted with slander and false info form this kid and 
    > called his mom and found he has Asberger Syndrome, just FYI because he is a 
    > loose cannon and surely take it to set if he ever gets on one.
    > http://www.ripoffreport.com/modeling-talent-agencies/charlie-s-talent-age/charlie-s-talent-agency-curt-h-4dea9.htm


    > Curt Howe - curt@charliestalentagency.com
    > Charlie's Talent Agency
    > 22720 Woodward Avenue, Suite 109
    > Ferndale, MI 48220
    > Ph. (586) 362-3561
    > Fax (248) 850-2252
    > www.charliestalentagency.com

    > NOTICE: This e-mail communication contains confidential (and/or legally 
    > privileged) information belonging to Charlie's Talent Agency and clients of 
    > the Agency and is intended solely for the designated addressee(s) named 
    > herein. The unauthorized use, disclosure or transmission of this e-mail (or 
    > any information contained herein) is strictly prohibited. 



    How is that "slander?" do these people even know the definitions of these words? 



    The "fourth" thing they want, and this is a biggie. is to not post any more "Any other postings that are negative against Charlie's Talent Agency posted online that can be found through the search engines, personal networks, Blogs, Etc."



    I wonder why that is? I mean. if Robert DeNiro left WME to go to CAA and on the way out the door, he called his former agent a crackhead or something dumb like that, do you really think WME would care? They'd probably issue one press release and that would be it. No, they wouldn't because they know they are not crackheads. They know they run a legitimate business. They know and care for their clients. So, why in the heck would Charlie's Talent Agency NOT WANT their own words be found online?? Aren't they supposed to be a wonderful and legitimate company?



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    BBB Update

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Because Curt Howe and Chad Oliver have waste all the time they should be working for thier clients on harassing me (such as falsely changing my credits on IMDb so they all read (uncredited)), I have filed a complaint with the BBB. This is the 2nd such complaint. Here are the details:


    Company's Response:


    RE: 8232141


    Please be advised that as of July 7th 2010 Charlie's Talent Agency is
    looking to move forward with litigation against Mr. Edwards due to breach of
    contract, slander and libel.  

    The word "Extort" PJ Edward used in this complaint is clearly inappropriate
    as well as the information used in this complaint is not fully accurate as
    he is only using small portions of the original and confidential emails
    sent.  We have attempted to give PJ Edwards all options before this became a
    legal issue.  We did not release any photographs taken by Charlie's Talent
    Agency to Mr. Edwards or give any permissions of usage of the photos which
    were strictly for agency use.  Mr. Edwards has been notified to remove them
    which is also included in PJ Edwards complaint to the BBB using a portion of
    the original emails sent from Chad Oliver in Chicago at our corporate office
    and Curt Howe in Ferndale Michigan office.  He has ignored all of our
    requests, and his claim for "us" not to contact him; we haven't contacted
    him since our intentions were sent to his emails also described in this
    complaint. 
    If he did not breach our contracts, posting slanderous, confidential and
    libel information online, we may have worked something out for him to have
    the images.  

    We stand on our decision to not grant him permission to use our images.  


      
    Sincerely,

     
    Curt Howe & Chad Oliver

    Charlie's Talent Agency

    (586) 362-3561


    eFax (248) 850-2252



    But as soon as I posted their own e-mails. As previously posted in here on Facebook, they changed their tune.  



    From: <coliver@charliestalentagency.com>
    To: "'Curt Howe'" <curt@charliestalentagency.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 12:37 PM
    Subject: FW: BBB Reply Draft


    >
    > RE: 8232141
    >
    > Please understand that due to the severity of online postings of the
    > damaging information against Curt Howe, Chad Oliver and Charlie's Talent
    > Agency, we are not willing to release permission of our photographs to Mr.
    > Edwards unless the following issues are resolved.
    >
    > With current litigation against Mr. Edwards for Breach of Contract, Libel,
    > False Statements and Slander; once the following conditions below are met 
    > by
    > Mr. Edwards, Charlie's Talent Agency will grant him full rights to use the
    > images:
    >
    > 1.       Stated apology to Charlie's Talent Agency, Curt Howe & Chad 
    > Oliver
    > on  www.ripoffreport.com (With our approval)
    >
    > 3.       Mr. Edwards agrees to not post any more slander and libel/false
    >          statements online against Charlie's Talent Agency, Chad Oliver or
    > Curt Howe
    >
    > 4.       Any other postings that are negative against Charlie's Talent
    >          Agency posted online that can be found through the search 
    > engines,
    > personal networks, Blogs, Etc.
    >
    > If Mr. Edwards agrees to the above mentioned and all of these requests 
    > have
    > been met and verified, we will mail the proper release to Mr. Edwards.
    >
    > Understand Mr. Edwards "rage" against our agency is for the simple fact he
    > did not get many auditions or "book" any jobs from those auditions.
    > Michigan casting directors are aware of his postings as slandered the
    > projects he auditioned for as we were doing casting a favor by auditioning
    > our clients in our office.
    >
    > Our agency has only contacted Mr. Edwards back in April with emails to
    > remind him he is in breach of contract,  requesting and attempting to stop
    > Mr. Edwards from posting false statements and slanderous comments.  Mr.
    > Edwards continually states we are harassing him, threatening, stalking, 
    > etc
    > as we have been advised from the beginning to never contact Mr. Edwards 
    > nor
    > we will ever contact him again.
    >
    > Below are the actual emails sent to Mr. Edwards with his responses.
    >
    >
    > Thank you for your attention in this matter.
    >
    > Curt Howe & Chad Oliver
    >
    > Charlie's Talent Agency
    > Corporate Office
    > 1350 Old Skokie Rd Ste 201
    > Highland Park IL, 60035
    > Office: 847-831-8833
    > Fax: 847-831-4647
    >
    >
    > NOTICE: This e-mail communication contains confidential (and/or legally
    > privileged) information belonging to Charlie's Talent Agency and  clients 
    > of
    > the Agency and is intended solely for the designated addressee(s) named
    > herein. The unauthorized use, disclosure or transmission of this e-mail 
    > (or
    > any information contained herein) is strictly prohibited.
    >



    I have REJECTED both offers. 



    Until they leave me alone I will continue to copy and paste the disgusting material they sent to me for everyone to see.



    Like this:








    This will jog your memory, remember my daughters Lisa and Sydney who were 17 and 18 years old that you were eyeing and looking at their rear ends every chance you got?  And remember me at the Charlies Agency skating party you were starring down my 8 year old son?  Well guess what, we have a group of moms and about 500 actors are very pissed off at you right now for what you are posting about Charlies Agency and we are preparing to post EVERYTHING about you with your photo as a potential child predator on every website we can find!  Hope you like it!  Google your name in a couple of days!

    ----------------------------------------------

    Classic Professionalism. 
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    Youtube vs. Charlie's Talent Agency

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)



    Re: [#665955664] YouTube Support?











    From: YouTube Support 
    Sent: Sat 7/10/10 4:41 PM
    To:



     

    This email is to inform you that the privacy complaint you have submitted
    has now been transferred to the YouTube Team for review due to no response
    from the content uploader. At this time, the YouTube Team will review your
    claim and make the appropriate decision. You will receive further
    notification regarding our removal decision if your complaint is complete
    and valid. 

    Regards,
    The YouTube Team
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    This is what happens when you post unauthorized material! If I had to guess what 
    would happen is not only will the videos be deleted but the entire charlietalentmi channel. 
    I guess you can't do whatever you want to other people, douchebag. 
    And come Monday, the road of your harassment, threats, and other crap ends in it's tracks. 
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    Charlie's Talent Agency - Guilty of Perjury

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    I really hope that Charlie's Talent Agency read very carefully the IMDb policy for reporting copyright infringement. one of their policies state, "A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf"

    There is a problem, though. Curt Howe and Charlie's Talent Agency are not "copyright owners" of any pictures. If they were then any ole headshot photographer could go on IMDb and get photos removed. But therein lies the rub. Headshot photographers are paid for a service. A service of taking pictures. They do not claim a "copyright" to the pictures they take. How could they? Headshots are used to IDENTIFY a human being. 

    According to KNB Enterprises v. Matthews, 78 Cal. App. 4th 362, 374- 75 (2000), A human being IS NOT copyrightable. Whoops!  See also McCarthy, Rights of Publicity and Privacy sec. 11.13[C] at 11-72-73 (1997) It looks like someone just broke a law! Another law! (The subject matter of a Right of Publicity claim is not a particular picture or photograph of a plaintiff. Rather, what is protected is the very identity or persona of the plaintiff as a human being.)  


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    Charlie's Talent Agency Has Been Served

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Youtube has served Charlie's Talent Agency notice to remove their unauthorized videos of me for using my image and voice without my prior authorization.




    Re: [#665955664] YouTube Support?











    From: YouTube Support 
    Sent: Thu 7/08/10 3:26 PM




    Hi  

    This email confirms that we have received your Privacy Infringement
    Notification for the following videos: 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4PV9N5izmo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uAUwpkEEgQ 

    To provide the uploader with an opportunity to remove or rectify their
    video of their own accord, we will generate an email to the uploader,
    registering your complaint. Your privacy is respected during this process.

    At no point will your identity or contact information be released to the
    uploader. The uploader is then allowed two days to rectify the situation
    before it comes under review by the YouTube Team. 



    Regards,


    The YouTube Team
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    GREAT JOB CURT HOWE!

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Good job. You have successfully convinced IMDb to remove my headshots. 

    JUST A NOTE TO ALL FUTURE CLIENTS OF CURT HOWE AND CHARLIE'S TALENT AGENCY:

    They'll take pictures of you then turn around and lie and stab you in back! 

    If the photos were taken for free, then why are they claiming a "copyright violation?" 

    What are they losing? 

    And why do they continue to harass me nearly 3 months after I fired them? 

    That my friends is a true RIP OFF.


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    Additional Harassment evidence

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    I got this e-mail from IMDb today:

    Mr. Edwards:



    We are contacting you to inform that we have removed 2 images from your IMDb resume page located here:



    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3769949/resume



    The images have being removed because we have received formal notification that they have been uploaded in violation of the terms and conditions of use outlined in our IMDb Resume Services subscription agreement at



    http://resume.imdb.com/s/resume/homepage/sub_agreement#submissions



    Please be aware that, as per the terms of the agreement, you must own or otherwise control all of the rights to any content that you submit.



    You can upload new replacement images, should you desire to do so. Please do not re-upload the same images or any other image to which you do not own/control the rights. 



    If you have any questions regarding this issue, please do not hesitate to contact us directly athttp://www.imdb.com/contact



    Thank you for your understanding.



    ----
    Regards,
    Roger
    The IMDb Help Desk

    I wonder who did that? It couldn't have been the same douchebag who has been trying to extort me? 
    Anyways, I just uploaded the photos again. Douchebag. 
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    #44 Author of original report

    My Complaints - Listed by Evidence and Type

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Extortion - Extortionoutwresting, and/or exaction is a criminal offense which occurs when a person unlawfully obtains either money, property or services from a person(s), entity, or institution, through coercion. Refraining from doing harm is sometimes euphemistically called protection. Extortion is commonly practiced by organized crime groups. The actual obtainment of money or property is not required to commit the offense. Making a threat of violencewhich refers to a requirement of a payment of money or property to halt future violence is sufficient to commit the offense. Exaction refers not only to extortion or the unlawful demanding and obtaining of something through force,[1] but additionally, in its formal definition, means the infliction of something such as pain and suffering or making somebody endure something unpleasant.[2]

    In the United States, extortion may also be committed as a federal crime across a computer system, phone, by mail or in using any instrument of "interstate commerce". Extortion requires that the individual sent the message "willingly" and "knowingly" as elements of the crime. The message only has to be sent (but does not have to reach the intended recipient) to commit the crime of extortion.

    (wikipedia)

    Sent:Fri 4/16/10 6:10 PM


    You have 7 days to remove any photo's that are the property of Charlie's Talent Agency or we may persue legal options for copyright issues.  The photo's are not available to purchase as well.  Photo's are complimentary to our clients for our submission usage.
     
    Good luck to you!
     
    Curt Howe - curt@charliestalentagency.com
    Charlie's Talent Agency
    22720 Woodward Avenue, Suite 109
    Ferndale, MI  48220
    www.charliestalentagency.com

    Sent:Mon 4/19/10 2:24 PM

    This is our final attempt.  If you do NOT comply with our statements below, by the state of Michigan we can and will legally take action for breach of contract and slander.  Any email from the agency is considered business and our attorney has all copies of conversation and will move forward unless you comply with action. 
     
     

    Chad Oliver 
      
    Charlie's Talent Agency 
    Corporate Office 
    1350 Old Skokie Rd Ste 201 
    Highland Park IL, 60035 

    Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 09:30:37 -0500

    Now, you have legally broken laws of contract, we have the right to move forward with this legal matter. You have 24 hours to retract ALL comments, confidential information and postings you have made online regarding Charlie's Talent Agency.   For your release we must have it in written notice, signed and dated sent to the Michigan office and we will release your contracts but until then you are still under legal contract.

    Chad Oliver 
    Charlie's Talent Agency 
    Corporate Office 
    1350 Old Skokie Rd Ste 201 
    Highland Park IL, 60035 

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Harassment by computer is a crime in several U.S. states (see computer crime). It is distinct from stalking in that stalking typically requires two or more contacts, whereas harassment by computer may be a single incident. It is also different from regular harassment, because the offense typically encompasses a range of crimes that would not be considered harassment if conducted in person.

    and 


    (wikipedia)



    > Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 13:21:53 -0400

    > Great, we keep getting blasted with slander and false info form this kid and 
    > called his mom and found he has Asberger Syndrome, just FYI because he is a 
    > loose cannon and surely take it to set if he ever gets on one.
    > http://www.ripoffreport.com/modeling-talent-agencies/charlie-s-talent-age/charlie-s-talent-agency-curt-h-4dea9.htm


    > Curt Howe - curt@charliestalentagency.com
    > Charlie's Talent Agency
    > 22720 Woodward Avenue, Suite 109
    > Ferndale, MI 48220
    > www.charliestalentagency.com

    > NOTICE: This e-mail communication contains confidential (and/or legally 
    > privileged) information belonging to Charlie's Talent Agency and clients of 
    > the Agency and is intended solely for the designated addressee(s) named 
    > herein. The unauthorized use, disclosure or transmission of this e-mail (or 
    > any information contained herein) is strictly prohibited. 

    Sent:Sat 5/08/10 12:21 PM

    As a recurring retard???  You'll find out soon enough moron, can't wait to see you at an actor event as well as us other moms, and this isn't a fake email, you are a psycho!!!!!

    Anonymous said...

    PJ, your only hurting yourself. This is a small town, the agency works direct with all casting 3 of them total and production in Michigan. Do you not realize that if they are working on a project that they would make sure your not involved????

    Anonymous said...

    And he is the only one complaining about the agency so he must be retarded!

    Anonymous said...

    Keep talking. One day you'll say something intelligent.


    That guy is bad mouthing an awesome agency in Detroit though, how can we take advice from someone that is bad mouthing a wonderful Detroit agency here and has earned a lot of disresepect from the social network??? He posted articles all over the net about Charlie's Talent Agency on rip off websites and other blogs like an outraged MADMAN, is this really professional for an actor to do and then write about social networking???


    From:CTA Michigan 
    Sent:Thu 5/13/10 9:25 AM
    To:report_spam at live dot com
    Please be advised that we received the below spam email at the bottom of this message with header copied and pasted below.  This person is claiming that "We" Spammed his email box and posted frivilous information on www.ripoffreport.com that we "HACKED" his email box, please respond and thank you!!!

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Defamationalso called calumnyvilificationslander (for transitory statements), and libel (for written, broadcast, or otherwise published words)is the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individualbusinessproductgroupgovernment, or nation a negative image. It is usually, but not always,[1] a requirement that this claim be false and that the publication is communicated to someone other than the person defamed (the claimant).

    In common law jurisdictions, slander refers to a malicious, false and defamatory spoken statement or report, while libel refers to any other form of communication such as written words or images. Most jurisdictions allow legal actions, civil and/or criminal, to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism. Related to defamation is public disclosure of private facts, which arises where one person reveals information that is not of public concern, and the release of which would offend a reasonable person. "Unlike [with] libel, truth is not a defense for invasion of privacy."[2]

    (wikipedia)


    Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 21:00:48 -0700

    This will jog your memory, remember my daughters Lisa and Sydney who were 17 and 18 years old that you were eyeing and looking at their rear ends every chance you got?  And remember me at the Charlies Agency skating party you were starring down my 8 year old son?  Well guess what, we have a group of moms and about 500 actors are very pissed off at you right now for what you are posting about Charlies Agency and we are preparing to post EVERYTHING about you with your photo as a potential child predator on every website we can find!  Hope you like it!  Google your name in a couple of days!

    Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 09:30:37 -0500

    I can only assume you are very new within this industry and have limited knowledge of the business side.  Knowing there are only 4 SAG agencies and 3 casting directors in the entire state of Michigan.  I don't think you understand we have relations with all of them,  but does this give us the right to speak with every current and future casting director and production we are affiliated with and tell them that PJ is a "douche bag", don't work with him because he's a scam and causes problems on set and lie's on his resume??  Understand we as an agency do not create projects and can only submit to them as they come in.  It is not our choice on who casting or production chooses to audition. 

    Chad Oliver 
      
    Charlie's Talent Agency 
    Corporate Office 
    1350 Old Skokie Rd Ste 201 
    Highland Park IL, 60035 


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    This is not a soapbox

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    This place is not a forum for you to announce how "amazing" your clientele is. I am still waiting for you to answer for your harassment.

    This is our final attempt. If you do NOT comply with our statements below, by the state of Michigan we can and will legally take action for breach of contract and slander. Any email from the agency is considered business and our attorney has all copies of conversation and will move forward unless you comply with action.

    Chad Oliver Charlie's Talent Agency Corporate Office 1350 Old Skokie Rd Ste 201 Highland Park IL, 60035 Office: 847-831-8833 Fax: 847-831-4647

    NOTICE: This e-mail communication contains confidential (and/or legally privileged) information belonging to Charlie's Talent Agency and clients of the Agency and is intended solely for the designated addressee(s) named herein. The unauthorized use, disclosure or transmission of this e-mail (or any information contained herein) is strictly prohibited.

    WHAT IS THIS?

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    I'm not the only one

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Also, I'm not the only one that has fired Curt Howe and his band of merry men over the past 6 months. Some people actually take thier career seriously.
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    To Curt

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Thanking yourself isn't going to make you look any more famous.

    Bragging about people booking extra parts isn't either.

    Anyways, I submit another question....You brag about how amazing your agency is yet, in my experience the only thing you really offer are open calls for photo shoots. That's no differnet then Craigslist.

    How can you brag about opportunity when there is none given? Where is the opportunity in not having sides prepared for a taped audition? How is that professional?

    We all know about your favoritsm of certain clients.

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    To "Supporting Parent"

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Ah, another anonymous person with no legitmacy to thier name. Anyways, let's pretend that you are actually a real person for a second. Let's pretend that you do in fact have a kid who is a client and that you are not just repeating the "company line" like so many of his previous fake accounts and lackeys are. Let's pretend you actually believe what you are saying.

    Okay, I have one question for you: Would you like to be represented by someone that send these sort of e-mails to former clients?

    RE: Remember me? (Curt Howe - CHARLIE"S TALENT AGENCY)?

    From: Christina L  (((Redacted)))

    Sent: Sat 5/08/10 12:21 PM

    To: PJ Edwards 

     As a recurring retard??? You'll find out soon enough moron, can't wait to see you at an actor event as well as us other moms, and this isn't a fake email, you are a psycho!!!!! ---

    On Thu, 5/6/10, PJ Edwards wrote:

    Subject: RE: Remember me? (Curt Howe - CHARLIE"S TALENT AGENCY)

    To: christiana l

     Date: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 7:05 PM

    Hey! I was just on the set on The Wannabes Starring Savvy again, for my 3rd episode as a RECURRING character. Unfortunately, I didn't see you there. But I did see lots of other folks. I got a fist bump by the director and hugs and handshakes from the cast and crew. I find it unfortunate that you just couldn't tell me the truth. That A) you never worked on the set. B) This is a fake e-mail address C) That you not only lied to me but to the production company as well. and D) That you could have avoided all of this if you just simply stopped with the threats and harassment. I just find it all the more sad and pathetic that if you took the time to ask a freakin' question to me or production that you would have all the answers you need about my resume. But instead you go into a paranoid rampage and accuse people of lying when you frankly don't know shit. Gooooooooooooooood Luck to you!

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 21:00:48 -0700

    From: christiana  l

    Subject: RE: Remember me?

    To: PJ

    This will jog your memory, remember my daughters Lisa and Sydney who were 17 and 18 years old that you were eyeing and looking at their rear ends every chance you got? And remember me at the Charlies Agency skating party you were starring down my 8 year old son? Well guess what, we have a group of moms and about 500 actors are very pissed off at you right now for what you are posting about Charlies Agency and we are preparing to post EVERYTHING about you with your photo as a potential child predator on every website we can find! Hope you like it! Google your name in a couple of days! ---

    On Tue, 5/4/10, PJ Edwards wrote:

    Subject: RE: Remember me?

    To: christiana l

    Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 3:39 AM

    Maybe you can help job my memory . . .what scene were you in? Which member of Savvy was acting with you? Who directed you? Who did your wardrobe? What was your wardrobe? What time did you break for lunch? If you could answer ANY of those questions, maybe I'll be able to help you.

    PJ

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    Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 19:58:12 -0700

    From: Christiana L

    Subject: Remember me?

    To: PJ

    Hi, I believe it was you that was on the set of The Wannabes right?

    Thanks!

    Christiana

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Just thought I'd let you know that you are putting your son at risk by having him around someone who would think these disturbing and disgusting thoughts!

    Would any REAL people like to defend Curt Howe now?

    CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.
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    #49 REBUTTAL Individual responds

    Thank you!

    AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

    We love our talent and THANK YOU to our clients that have posted your nice compliments.  This is a ripoff site for monetary value and still don't know why we are posted on here.  Nothing will stop what we are doing for our clients and their dreams.  Our clients are ALL doing an amazing job as well and waiting patiently for the right role and know that patience is key.  People have booked Principal/Supporting "Speaking" roles over the past few weeks including 8 people booked in War Flowers, 8 people in Machine Gun Preacher, 3 people in A Very Merry H&K Xmas, 4 people in Real S, 4 people in 30 Minutes, 2 in Scream, 2 in Coke Zero Commercial, several on hold and waiting for booking confirm and callbacks on 4 other SAG Features!  You guys Rock!!!  We are a small agency and these are great numbers!!!


    Thank you again to all of our clients!  I am so amazed at the talent we have!

    Curt   

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    #50 UPDATE Employee

    Supporting Parent

    AUTHOR: EthansMom - (United States of America)

    I just want to say my son is a client of Curt Howe at Charlies Talent Agency. I have to say Curt and his family have been nothing but nice to him and my family. My son does get auditions he hasn't booked anything but that has nothing to do with Curt and his agency. It's just the way that industry goes. The way Curt works is if you fit the role he will submit you. If you are new to acting he is certainly not going to submit you for a lead role ( that wouldn't make the agency look too good if you are not experianced). If the role calls for a 15 year old he is not gonna submit a 10 year old that would be a waste of everyones time. Curt takes your headshots at the office for FREE!! Although alot of people go and have them done themselves it is always an option. Curt does not get paid unless you get a paying gig. SO you do not lose anything. We love having our son with Curt whether he gets a role or not. Thanks Curt we appreciate all you hard work!!
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    #51 Author of original report

    My Parents

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Oh yeah, since this has came up multiple times in this thread. I might as well share Curt Howe celebrating one of his threats to my parents in an e-mail to me.

    So is anyone else going to try and make excuses for this guy?

    We apologize, that email was for our attorney, thanks!
     
    Curt Howe - 
    Charlie's Talent Agency
    Woodward Avenue, Suite
    Ferndale, MI  48220

    www.charliestalentagency.com
     
    NOTICE: This e-mail communication contains confidential (and/or legally privileged) information belonging to Charlie's Talent Agency and  clients of the Agency and is intended solely for the designated addressee(s) named herein. The unauthorized use, disclosure or transmission of this e-mail (or any information contained herein) is strictly prohibited.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From:
    To: 
    Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 2:41 PM
    Subject: RE: PJ Edwards

    I already told you to stop contacting me. Please do not contact me again or you will make the situation worse.

    > From: 
    > To: 
    > Subject: PJ Edwards
    > Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 13:21:53 -0400

    > Great, we keep getting blasted with slander and false info form this kid and 
    > called his mom and found he has Asberger Syndrome, just FYI because he is a 
    > loose cannon and surely take it to set if he ever gets on one.
    > http://www.ripoffreport.com/modeling-talent-agencies/charlie-s-talent-age/charlie-s-talent-agency-curt-h-4dea9.htm


    > Curt Howe - 
    > Charlie's Talent Agency
    > Woodward Avenue, Suite 
    > Ferndale, MI 48220


    >www.charliestalentagency.com

    > NOTICE: This e-mail communication contains confidential (and/or legally 
    > privileged) information belonging to Charlie's Talent Agency and clients of 
    > the Agency and is intended solely for the designated addressee(s) named 
    > herein. The unauthorized use, disclosure or transmission of this e-mail (or 
    > any information contained herein) is strictly prohibited. 
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    #52 Author of original report

    Striking Similarities

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    I've got another funny story: I am going to post portions of two different e-mails. One is from Curt Howe/Chad Oliver, the other from another douchebag pretending to be an agent that was trying to exhort people, and was recently called out by the website Gawker.com 

    Compare:


    A. I can only assume you are very new within this industry and have limited knowledge of the business side.  Knowing there are only 4 SAG agencies and 3 casting directors in the entire state of Michigan.  I don't think you understand we have relations with all of them,  but does this give us the right to speak with every current and future casting director and production we are affiliated with and tell them that PJ is a "douche bag", don't work with him because he's a scam and causes problems on set and lie's on his resume?? 

    B. Before EITHER of you were born, I was auditioning for movies with Nick Nolte, commercials for Domino's pizza and walking the runway with Gingiss formalwear.  I went on to an Ivy League university and took classes at the best business school in the country, Wharton.  The education I paid for myself is worh $200,000 in today's dollars.  I am also a Mensa member, which means your I.Q. must be in the top 2% in the country.

    In 2003, I started back in the Hollywood game, casting a little show called Joe Millionaire 2.  Since then, I have built up 56 IMDb.com credits in casting/acting, a pretty hefty amount in a non major acting market. 

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     A. On Monday, I will begin the legal process to sue you both for the sum of $100,000 for defamation of character, libel, slander, current and future loss of income & talent pool.  I will probably win an out of court settlement from you for $10K each pretty easily, based on the emails you each wrote that I have forwarded to my counsel.

    B. You have 7 days to remove any photo's that are the property of Charlie's Talent Agency or we may persue legal options for copyright issues.  The photo's are not available to purchase as well.  Photo's are complimentary to our clients for our submission usage.

     
    Good luck to you!
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    A. My legal team is prepared, I expect to hear from you ASAP about which option you want to explore.  You stood your ground as tiny mouse against a cat, now that you recognize that cat is a mountain lion, maybe you will come to your senses.

    B. Now, you have legally broken laws of contract, we have the right to move forward with this legal matter. You have 24 hours to retract ALL comments, confidential information and postings you have made online regarding Charlie's Talent Agency.   For your release we must have it in written notice, signed and dated sent to the Michigan office and we will release your contracts but until then you are still under legal contract.

    This is our final attempt.  If you do NOT comply with our statements below, by the state of Michigan we can and will legally take action for breach of contract and slander.  Any email from the agency is considered business and our attorney has all copies of conversation and will move forward unless you comply with action. 
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    Can you guess which one is Curt Howe/Chad Oliver and which is the other douchebag who got called out by Gawker.com?

    Here is the answer:

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    To Jordan

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    I just have one question for you: 

    Where were these little angels Curt Howe and Chad Oliver between the months of April and June of this year? 

    I have 22 pages of evidence that the Attorney General of Michigan has looked over and are asking direct questions to him, yet we can't get a straight answer. 22 pages of threatening e-mails, 22 pages of threats of blackmail, 22 pages or 2 straight months of non-stop harassment.

    You say that I shouldn't have used the picture of Curt Howe and his daughter to identify him. Well I say that you do not know the full story. You even say you are ignorant of what happened to me. Curt Howe contacted my parents multiple times between the months April and June and threatened them. I am not a minor. He has no business contacting them with threatening phone calls. 

    I already reported the man to the police. The Attorney General of Michigan is investigating him. I have a couple of 1000 word rants that he wrote to them in response to some simple questions. 

    Also, I received another harassing message from a fake Facebook profile last night, from a "Randy Babbi." I'm sure Curt can tell you all about the vulgar and racist language that was used.  

    There is really nothing you can say or do to change Curt Howe's previous actions. 
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    #54 Author of original report

    Random

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    To Christine: I saw your IMDb page. The only credit you have is a crew credit for a film that occurred in the spring of last year. Something Curt Howe isn't even responsible for. Are you really trying to claim as if he got you auditions for films and commercials? 

    Did you even take the time to read what happened to me? Of course not! 

    How can someone be hard working when they have 16 hours to harass me online? How can someone be fair when he is talking about other clients during auditions?

    Seriously people. Wake up. Your career is passing you by.
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    #55 UPDATE Employee

    An open argument...

    AUTHOR: JordanCBrun - (United States of America)

    PJ-

    While I cannot specifically state to your experiences with Curt Howe, the local head of Charlie's Talent's Michigan branch, I can state for the reputation of my experiences working with Curt and others within the professional community. Before you go stating that this is an erroneous message of someone to merely countermand your original posting, my name is Jordan C. Brun, I currently am employed as Visual Arts Teacher at Canton High School, and also work as a Freelance Artist, Host/MC, as well as being a Stunt Performer and Actor. I am currently represented by Charlie's Talent of Michigan, as well as the iGroup and Aspen Talent. IMDB credits are located at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2942140/ . Now then, to the meat of my message:

    I have known Curt for a few years, ever since working with his daughter Shelby, a skilled actress in her own right, on a non-paying web series gig in which she played my daughter. I was first struck by Curt's kindness and interest in assisting his daughter in working in a career that she found fun. Both she and Curt were very professional and I didn't think much about him or Shelby until later when Curt described his experiences in Chicago with Chad Oliver and Charlie's Talent, and stated to me that he wished to open a branch in Michigan to solicit and support Michigan talent.

    Having had little to no luck with the other agencies I had signed with in the area for a variety of reasons, I have been fortunate to be employed by two different production companies since Charlie's inception into the Michigan film market when I originally agreed to let Curt represent me. I have auditioned for numerous roles, both in and outside of Michigan, averaging at least one per month - but was only able to land two in the three years I have been involved with the agency. At the time I write this, I have had over 28 years of experience acting on stage and screen, and have seen numerous talent within Michigan receive their union or equity cards before me. Whereas I could easily be bitter over this, and broadcast my frustrations for the world to hear, I have found ways to focus my energies more directly into the craft and, when I can, support my fellow struggling actors in Michigan, rather than badmouth them or those that are willing to work for my betterment.

    The one role I am most thankful for Curt and Chad and the many others associated with Charlie's Talent is being able to work in Chicago on motion capture for Midway Studios. While I was working through a foreclosure on my home, and supporting my wife and two children on a teacher's salary, I had no financial means to support myself while working in Chicago, Curt took it upon himself to arrange for me to stay with Chad (whom I had never met before rolling into his condominium at 11pm the night before I was to begin work) during the duration of my job. Chad was immensely hospitable, including paying for my non-comped meals while I was staying with him, and I have been able to communicate with Curt on a daily basis if necessary to express my needs and desires for the company. I could not be happier with the way Curt and Chad have remained professional and interested in assisting their talent get and keep work and maintain their professionalism.

    I am thankful for the opportunities and people I have met through Charlie's Talent, and am glad to have had the experiences I have been able to gather from my jobs with them. While I understand that this is an imperfect system and I will not be able to audition, nor be accepted for every role available for my demographic, I know that Curt and Chad and the other actors of Charlie's support their Agents and their fellow actors - if they did not, I would cease to be a member of this community and find other ways to focus my energies. If you truly feel that what you have stated above is the case in regards to your experiences with Charlies, I recommend that you do as such and find a more positive output for your creative endeavors - the negativity that flows from this posting is abhorrent to me, and I am very upset to see Curt's - but especially Shelbys (who has no connection to your frustrations with Charlie's management of your career) image used as fodder for your complaint thread.

    And, once more for justification this is me:

    -Jordan C. Brun / jordancbrun@yahoo.com

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2942140/

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    #56 Consumer Comment

    Curt Howe is Fair, Hard Working and a Solid Agent!

    AUTHOR: Christine Marie - (USA)

    This is a difficult industry to be a part of. It can be frustrating, it can take forever to get anywhere, projects can fall through, and very (very) often - we don't get the roles that we are after. This is just an integral part of the Industry. A thick skin, some good people around you, and a lot of prayers, can help you to deal with these difficulties. These difficulties are not a reason, or an excuse for blaming your Agent. Myself and other family members have been with Curt Howe and Charlie's Talent Agency for over 2 years. In an Industry that is constantly changing - Curt and CTA  does not change. Curt is Loyal, Hard working, and EXCELLENT at what he does. We love him. And we are honored to be exclusive with CTA. It is a shame that you are slandering them.
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    #57 Author of original report

    Funny Story

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    I just found out some more lies I was being told when I used to be a client. There were a bunch of films casting during April. However, the communications from Cmail looked like this:


    "I will be in our Chicago office on Monday and Tuesday. Please try to minimize calling and emailing for these 2 days. The Ferndale office will be closed until Wednesday. THANK YOU!"



    Really? You are going to turn around and lie when there is casting going on? That was sent about a week before I fired him.



    And to the "consumer," I find your 'experience' with this agency to be funny since the opposite of everything happened to me. 



    When I had an audition, things were not prepared. Nope, instead Curt Howe comes in talking on the telephone about ANOTHER CLIENT during my audition and tries to get my opinion as f I am supposed to care. And on top of that, the man did not even have the sides prepared for the audition. 



    And I also find it funny that you are using the exact same phrases like 



    "take other people down with you because the truth is the truth and in the end YOU will be the only one hurting..."



    like backstagemom, another "consumer." 



    Why don't you come show your real identity Curt? Why don't you say these things in public?You know you acted in the wrong, just own up to it and apologize. Maybe then it will stop. Maybe then the Attorney General will stop contacting you. But as long as you keep denying it and calling me a liar when I have 22 pages of evidence, it's going to continue.
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    #58 Consumer Comment

    Speaking TRUTHFULLY - Charlie's is a wonderful agency!!!

    AUTHOR: MELLIE MEL - (United States of America)

    Hello,

    My daughter has been with Charlie's Talent Agency for almost 2 years.  We have had nothing but positive experiences with Curt and the agency.  My daughter was new to the business and he has helped us in everything we have asked for!  He has gotten her plenty of auditions if she has fit the role, suggested acting coaches and classes to help her better herself.  When she has had an audition Curt and his staff have helped her prepare for the audition!  Whenever I have a question either thru phone or email Curt has gotten back to me that day with answers!!  Now I know of other talent agencies and with the number of clients they have it could take weeks or maybe not even getting your phone call returned!!  I know I am babbling on and on but I cannot believe that just because someone didn't fit the part when audition came up and that certain person is bitter because they were not getting auditions they are going to slander a good name!!!  My daughter is 9 years old and she has never gotten upset when someone else she knows got an audition and she didn't, she is happy whenever someone from Charlie's get a part or is up for a role!  It is a rough business and if you can't take it then it isn't ment for you!  Life is what you make it and if you are going to be nasty and bitter then thats your business but don't try and take other people down with you because the truth is the truth and in the end YOU will be the only one hurting...

     

    Have a wonderful day!!!

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    #59 Author of original report

    COMPANYmeter - Clarification

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Sometimes I forget that the audience here might not understand the lingo i am using. Anyways, the COMPANYmeter (referenced as STARmeter in the previous post) measures the influence of the companies on IMDb by the star meters of clients on IMDb. Which is why this is such an issue. It would be one thing if it was just one person, but it is the entire company. 


    With Michigan being newly reborn into this industry - it has been with us since the 1970s but only a few big films were in town every year - it is important to show what it is really like, so when people sign up for exclusive contracts, they know what they are getting into.



    So, as of this writing, the COMPANYmeter for Charlie's is at 1,943, far and away the highest in Michigan and currently on the 5th page of talent agencies in the entire world on IMDb. You would think, with such a high rating that the actors must work ALL THE TIME, right? That all the actors would be happy to sign exclusively with this company? That all the actors actually act? That they have voice over facilities, audition rooms, a lobby, coast to coast offices, the works? Well, you'd be wrong. 



    It's one guy in a closet.



    This really does explain a lot of what has been going on. If this was such a huge agency, they would not have the time to scour the internet for bad reports or even articles written about former clients by journalists. They wouldn't have the time to create false identities to write things they wouldn't dare say in person. 



    Also, when I fired Curt Howe, he gave me a call. When I told him that I was leaving because there were no auditions and that I'm an actor and it's my job to audition and get roles., he laughed and said "What? You think this is LA or Chicago?" 



    To which I replied, "So you have unprofessional people on your roster?"  



    He stopped laughing. I'm still waiting on an answer to that question.



    And even with the "extra" inflation, Charlie's still ranks way below (according to COMPANYmeter) even the starter agencies in LA on this list:









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    #60 Author of original report

    Charlie's Talent Agency -Extras - iMDb

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    I am going to finally address this and put this to bed. Curt Howe original red herring argument against me was that my imdb only had 3 "nonspeaking" roles on it. 


    Well, 1. IMDb doesn't judge whether or not the role is speaking or not, they only judge whether or not your name comes up at the end credits. 



    And 2. and probably the most damning is that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HIS CLIENTS PUTS EXTRA STUFF ON THEIR IMDB. Why was I singled out? I suspect because I actually booked a role of actual significance OUTSIDE OF THE AGENCY, but even their "star" clients have uncredited and extra roles on there. It is easy to see why, Charlie's Talent Agency has artificially boost their Starmeter with this crap. So, if it would please the audience, I present Charlie's Talent Agency client list. Unfortunately, this forum disallows me from naming names but it is obvious from just reading their filmographies. You need a subscription BUT once you clicked around for yourself, you'll see the truth. 



    Pot meet Kettle







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    #61 Author of original report

    I Can't Get Any Rest

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    I recently got featured by Blog Stage - the Blog Arm of BackStage Magazine, a well respected industry magazine. However, Curt Howe will not go away. Even with repeated communication with the Attorney General. He writes, under a fake pseudonym:




    That guy is bad mouthing an awesome agency in Detroit though, how can we take advice from someone that is bad mouthing a wonderful Detroit agency here and has earned a lot of disresepect from the social network??? He posted articles all over the net about Charlie's Talent Agency on rip off websites and other blogs like an outraged MADMAN, is this really professional for an actor to do and then write about social networking???






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    BBB Update

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    The Eastern Michigan Better Business Bureau rates Charlie's Talent Agency with a C- on a scale from A+ to F. A C- is the 5th lowest grade in the system.

    http://www.bbb.org/eastern-michigan/business-reviews/not-elsewhere-classified/charlie-s-talent-agency-in-ferndale-mi-90011711/

    Other Talent Agencies in the area received scores of an A- and A in comparison. 
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    The Michigan AG

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    5/25/10 UPDATE


    I received a letter from Mike Cox's office. He is the current Attorney General of Michigan. The letter contained the most recent correspondence they had with Charlie's Talent Agency. It also contained an AG reference number: 2010-cp05011721723. They also want to be advised of future developments. I brought them up to speed by faxing over the papers I received from the police regarding police report number: 1005130226.



    Anyways, this is the letter that Curt Howe sent to the Attorney General. It is all (SIC):



    From: CTA Michigan

    Sent: Monday, May 17, 2010 2:04 PM

    To: CP_Email2

    Subject: 2010-cp05011721723-A



    Hello,



    In reference to this complaint of "several" and "offensive" emails.   To properly respond to this case, please have the complaining party submit these "offensive" emails and we will reply quickly. There is much misleading info enclosed in this letter and we need the full facts of what he is claiming as we are most likely to persue legal action against this person for false and libel information posted on the internet and or including this complaint.



    Thank you very much!



    Curt Howe

    Charlie's Talent Agency

    Woodward Avenue

    Ferndale, MI 48220



    NOTICE: This e-mail communication contains confidential  (and/or legally privileged) information belonging to Charlie's Talent Agency and    clients of the Agency and is intended solely for the designated addressee(s) named herein. The unauthorized use, disclosure or transmission of this e-mail (or any information contained herein) is strictly prohibited.
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    #64 Author of original report

    Curt Howe and Chad Oliver

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    If you see these two guys, go in the opposite direction.
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    LIES and 5/21/10 UPDATE

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    There are no legal proceedings. Period. 

    I'm the one that contacted SAG, BBB, Dreamhost, Comcast, and the Attorney General. They have not. 

    I had 1 (one) legitimate audition. The other two (2) were wholly unprofessional. When someone is talking on the phone and does have have sides prepared and/or gives no instruction for a taped audition, that is not legitimate. Both of those auditions were "taped" by the owner of the company, Curt Howe. 

    I did not slander anyone. I recommend talking to an actual lawyer so you can actually tell the difference between slander and libel. Anyways, I simply stated the "auditions" I had, that where taped at Curt Howe's office were not legitimate and unprofessional. If you please stop lying and making up stories, this situation would be over.

    I never stated that you "created projects' or anything stated in the last paragraph. I would implore you to actually read what I am saying about you, rather then make stuff up out of thin air. No one suggested to me not to go after an acting career. It was my choice. YOU do not control my career or my life choices. The words "full time" never even left my keyboard or mouth. My first simple complaint was that I had received no legitimate auditions. 3 auditions in 5 months is horribly slow output and that does not count the actual quality of said auditions. It was THEM that turned this simple complaint and simple action of leaving the agency into non-stop harassment, threats, and stalking. 

    On top of all these blatant lies and made up stories, they continue to pollute my personal blog with unwanted comments. I tracked their IP and found out that they spent over 14 hours browsing my blogs when other agents around the country were searching for auditions for their clients. Since all agents see the same breakdowns, I find it surprising they have 14+ hours to waste when other agents are swamped. 

    I will continue to update as the situation warrants.
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    #66 REBUTTAL Owner of company

    Chad Oliver-

    AUTHOR: Charlie''s Talent Agency - (United States of America)

    To whom may be reading these postings:

    I'm Chad Oliver-Owner of Charlie's Talent Agency.  As you can see from the ridicules postings of slander, false assumptions, harassment, False Emails, etc the list goes on by PJ Edwards.  We have taken the proper legal steps to correct this individual and his actions and yes we have also made sure SAG, BBB and the Attorney General and of course our legal side know of his actions. 

    Michigan is an up-in-coming state for production projects and this individual had 3 auditions in 5 months (1 was a national commercial).  He also slandered 2 local casting agencies as he stated the auditions were "bull-shit" and they also are aware of his postings.   We have only spoken to PJ ONCE only after we found his first postings of slander but because of recent findings by his mother of his mental condition we at Charlie's Talent felt this is still no excuse for his actions and we are still taking the proper steps. 

    As ALL of you know you we do not create the projects, we give every opportunity that's available but as the projects come in we do not always know what roles are available.  As an agency, we can only submit our talent that fit that specific role which reflects on our abilities to casting and production; and it's unfortunate PJ just didn't fit many of the roles.  We suggested to him not to do this full-time but again it was his choice to be a full-time actor and this was the outcome.  As you all can see his posting are irrelevant to "Scams", or whatever else he claims. 

     And by they way, I use Internet Explorer with a Gateway and IBM Laptop Computer in the office and that is not my computer number either.... 

    If anyone has any questions or concerns in this matter they can contact my office anytime.

     

    Chad Oliver
     
    Charlie's Talent Agency
    Corporate Office
    1350 Old Skokie Rd Ste 201
    Highland Park IL, 60035
    Office: 847-831-8833
    Fax: 847-831-4647

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    You Don't Have Any Idea What You're Talking About

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    This forum is not a place for you to say whatever you want. It's not a place where you can make threats. It is not place where you can lie. It is not a place where you can play pretend. At this point, you can say whatever you like. I'm done. I don't know if you know this but this report is PERMANENT. It is currently showing up 3rd on Google searches of "Charlie's Talent Agency."  


    Is this seriously how you want to show the world how you treat your former clients? 



    I'm finished. I'm going to let all the resources I have contacted to do their job.



    And as you told me on April 18th, when I merely fired you for not being able to do your job,





    Goooooooood Luck To You.





     
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    #68 REBUTTAL Owner of company

    You CHOSE not to be contacted by complaints

    AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

    We are sorry sir, but complaints do not come and give just an FYI to these reporting services, this is very serious when you are slandering a company's reputation and you WILL be contacted back in regards to your complaints by the Attorney General, the POLICE, BBB, Santa, and whoever else you are complaining to.  Our rebuttals are complete and truthful with complete facts.  You submitted False/Libel/Slanderous info and soon to come, probably a false police report.  Thank you for saving us money with attorney fees.  Have a great day!
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    #69 Author of original report

    Caught REDHANDED Using FAKE Names to Harass Me

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Anonymous said...

    Keep talking. One day you'll say something intelligent.


    PJ Edwards said...

    The last comment was from 24.13.230.254 which is in Highland Park, Illinois. They used a Firefox 3.6 on a MacOSX CPU. That's also where Chad Oliver and Charlie's Talent Agency is located.


    PJ Edwards said...

    You got caught Red HANDED!

    Chad Oliver 

    Charlie's Talent Agency 
    Corporate Office 
    Old Skokie Rd Ste ###
    Highland Park IL, 60035 

    Office: 

    Fax: 

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    Clearly, There Are Issues

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    I have been forwarding all communication with you and from you to Executive Director of S.A.G. in Michigan and Pennsylvania at her request. 

    At the time I sent out the complaints to the BBB and Attorney General, I CHOSE not to be contacted about it. I CHOSE to only submit the complaints for informational purposes only. However, ever since I made those complaints, your actions have gotten worse. I have contacted the police and your webhost. I am following up with both the Attorney General and the BBB because this situation is out of hand. 
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    #71 Author of original report

    The Owner Continues to Break the Rules of the Website

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    REBUTTAL / UPDATE GUIDELINES

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    #72 REBUTTAL Owner of company

    False/Libel Information from PJ Edwards

    AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

    Again another false and libel statement...Dreamhost (our web provider), the SAG office, BBB, Attorney General are all NOT conducting investigations and suggest you post your facts of such claims and not just words to backup your case please.  I sincerely hope you did file a report to the police because all of your above information is falsified, surely the police report is as well. 
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    #73 REBUTTAL Owner of company

    SPAM?

    AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

    Even more libel and false again, we did receive your "SPAM" email from your email and reported it to LIVE.com spam.

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    #74 REBUTTAL Owner of company

    Rebuttal Again

    AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

    Those anonymous comments are actors we know actually PJ, you know who they are as well, not coming from us.  And to put my name in brackets next to an email you received from someone else or actually may have written yourself again is libel/fraudulent and slanderous which is only digging the hole deeper when this goes to court.  And again it is nice The Wannabes called you back to set as an "EXTRA", not a "RECURRING EXTRA".
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    #75 REBUTTAL Owner of company

    Owner having "fake" emails

    AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

    Please PJ, we have better things to do than use a "fake" email or harass someone, luckily this is Saturday and I can respond to your libel postings and information....
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    #76 Consumer Comment

    Email

    AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

    Don't know who that is, but doesn't sound to good.  Actually if you had disclosed your medical condition to us PJ, I would have appreciated it and educate the parents that questioned me of your strange behavior and kept to yourself whenever we had our events. 
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    #77 REBUTTAL Individual responds

    Stagemom

    AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

    Thank you for the comment, as you can see there are no other actors anywhere posting comments on these posts as they know they are libel...
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    #78 REBUTTAL Individual responds

    The Wannabes

    AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

    Yes, production called me and asked if you could play a "NERD EXTRA", not a speaking role and I told them you would be perfect for it is why they called you as we don't do extra work.  I followed up with an email to confirm they got in touch with you and told you to have fun?  What is wrong with that?  And IMDB, you ONLY put SPEAKING ROLES and not extra parts which you keep doing and you argue with me about it.  Please enlighten the whole acting community why you feel you can put EXTRA roles on your IMDB or even your resume??? 
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    #79 Author of original report

    Update as of 5/14/10

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Because of repeated harassment, stalking, and threats, I have filed a police report.

    The police report number is 1005130226. It was taken at the 12th Precinct in Detroit. Also, I have contacted Dreamhost, Charlie's Talent Agency's webhost since they using the of tools Dreamhost against the Terms Of Service and maybe even against the law. Dreamhost is investigating the situation as well. 

    Also, Charlie's Talent Agency have shown up on the Eastern Michigan BBB website. At the original time I submitted my complaint to them, I wanted no further action but now I am going to have to update them as well with the new developments. 

    Also, it should also be noted that they did not just harass me with unsolicited phone calls, they also did harassed my parents, who were never involved in the business relationship I was originally in with Charlie's Talent Agency.
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    #80 Author of original report

    Now They Are Amateur Hackers

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Funny story.

    I got back home today and found out that my e-mail address has been sending out spam. However, it only sent out spam to 2 people. Quite conveniently, I might add, one of the people is got "sent" too was the Owner of the company. 

    Now, what these amateurs at Charlie's Talent forgot is that I HAVE NO E-MAIL CONTACTS SAVED, so it's impossible for my e-mail to send out that message. 

    So, once again, we are at square one. Instead of trying to find auditions for people, they are trying to hack my e-mail address. 
    ----------------------------------------
    Sent: Wed, May 12, 2010 6:55 pm
    Subject: Re:Ya

    Hey,
      I ordered one black apple iphone 3gs 16gb from this website (((Redacted)))
      one weeks ago, today I got it .  Amazing,beyond my imagination, it's genuine and as good as expected,but much cheaper. I'm pleased to share this good news  with you! May all goes well for you.
      Regards! 
     5-13-2010 
    -----------------------------------
    That's the text of the e-mail. 

    However, I was at freakin' Meijer when it got sent out, 

    so um goooooooooooooooood luck trying to  pin this spam on me.
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    #81 Author of original report

    Info and Updates 5/9/10

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    Just wanted to stop by and update, since this is an ongoing situation. I linked this Report to my blog where I found these comments, obviously made by the "Owner" of the company: 


    Anonymous said



    PJ, your only hurting yourself. This is a small town, the agency works direct with all casting 3 of them total and production in Michigan. Do you not realize that if they are working on a project that they would make sure your not involved????





    Anonymous said...

    And he is the only one complaining about the agency so he must be retarded!


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    #82 Author of original report

    Owner Has A History of Using Fake Profiles Online

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    (((Redacted))

    This profile which also followed me, and only me.  around the same time of the Charlie's Talent Twitter. Also this account uses the SAME EMAIL ADDRESS as the previous quoted e-mail. It is no longer following me because I blocked it. I wouldn't be surprised if the other "consumer" response is also tracked backed to this FAKE e-mail.


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    #83 Author of original report

    I'm Not Taking Others Down

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (USA)

    When I receive e-mail like this: The little innocent rouse goes away awful quickly. 

    RE: Remember me??
    From:
    Sent:Tue 5/04/10 12:00 AM
    To:
    This will jog your memory, remember my daughters Lisa and Sydney who were 17 and 18 years old that you were eyeing and looking at their rear ends every chance you got?  And remember me at the Charlies Agency skating party you were starring down my 8 year old son?  Well guess what, we have a group of moms and about 500 actors are very pissed off at you right now for what you are posting about Charlies Agency and we are preparing to post EVERYTHING about you with your photo as a potential child predator on every website we can find!  Hope you like it!  Google your name in a couple of days!


    --- On Tue, 5/4/10,  wrote:

    From: 
    Subject: RE: Remember me?
    To: 
    Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 3:39 AM

    Maybe you can help job my memory . .  .what scene were you in? Which member of Savvy was acting with you? Who directed you? Who did your wardrobe? What was your wardrobe? What time did you break for lunch? 

    If you could answer ANY of those questions, maybe I'll be able to help you.




    Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 19:58:12 -0700
    From: 
    Subject: Remember me?
    To: 

    Hi, I believe it was you that was on the set of The Wannabes right?

    Thanks!


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    #84 Consumer Comment

    Charlies talent agency and Curt Howe do a great job

    AUTHOR: Backstagemom - (United States of America)

    My daughter has been with Charlies for almost 2 years now.  There is not alot of auditions for teens but the ones that are available, Curt always submits his clients "if they fit the criteria from the casting directors".  We have had auditions and have never been booked yet, even as an extra but I understand that we are in the beginnings of the movie movement here and patience is a virtue.

    We comb the internet for opportunities to work on student films, short films, indie films to bolster her resume' and have found 4 opportunities so far.  Those items do not get to be credited as legitimate film parts on your resume'.  They are considered training by casting directors, etc and should be listed as such.  If you take the time to go to the classes offered by the casting directors and agencies, they tell you how to maintain a professional resume' and how to avoid the pitfalls of taking credit where you should not.

    This industry can be tough and confusing at times, but if you listen to your agent and the casting directors, you increase your chances tremendously.  

    As for Curt and his staff, they have been nothing but professional, kind and patient with us as we learn this business together.  Not all will be famous at the drop of a hat, but there is an industry where many can make a living and love what they do.  Doing what you love sometimes takes sacrifice and commitment and it takes time.  If you have the passion then do it but please don't bring others down when it doesn't happen as quickly as you want it to.

    Thanks Curt and Charlies for having faith in all of your talent and here is to a bright future.  We love you guys.
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    #85 REBUTTAL Owner of company

    Nore more need to respond

    AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

    We have many great things to accomplish for the wonderful actors we represent and respect every one of them, as you will find there is not a single other complaint on the internet except from this person.  We are sorry the PJ Edwards is a "full time" actor then taking out all of his frustration on our agency with remarks of harrassment when we tried explaining things to him clamly and he would not listen.  It is odd to find this information being posted on ripoff websites or scam websites as there is NO MONETARY value of this persons dipute let alone the time we invested in him and our energy to help him with a career.  No futher comments are needed on behalf of Charlie's Talent Agency and things like this will never hurt our reputation.
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    #86 Author of original report

    Last Rebuttal Breaks Rules of the Website

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (United States of America)

    if you represent the company or person who is the subject of the report, your rebuttal CAN include the following:



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      story;
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      references
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      that you believe the report is not accurate in some way
      (PLEASE BE

      SPECIFIC
      If you think the report is a hoax, please say so and demand

      that the author provide some proof that the transaction/event really

      happened);
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      information for people to reach you if they want more information;
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      or your business.


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       Terms of Service;
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    Whatever is my IMDb page is my own business and has nothing to do with the issue at hand.
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    #87 REBUTTAL Owner of company

    And Again PJ's IMDB of Extra Work

    AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

    Again....

    (((Redacted)))
    Claiming to be a "Recurring" character and he was an "Extra".   Production called me and asked about using him as a "Nerd" for an extra and told them he would be great, PJ emailed me shortly after and said he was contacted for the part so he was replied to in a nice manner to have fun, what is wrong with this person?  We never have threatened anyone in any manner and as you can see, he is the ONLY one on the whole internet complaining mainly because he said he is a "full time actor" which just doesn't happen here in Michigan yet and taking his frustrations out on this agency because we were the only ones that would give him a chance and sign him, take free headshots for him, and spend out time.  Readers please understand, our service to our actors costs $0 (nothing, not a penny!), we are paid our agency fee when the actor get's their check and they pay the fee.

    (((Redacted)))
    3 Extra parts in the films, non-speaking roles that he gave himself credit for and WE get the calls from production complaining we applied the credit to our clients.



















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    #88 Author of original report

    UPDATE #1

    AUTHOR: thatpj - (United States of America)

    This is the Twitter where Charlie's harassed me from:


    As you can see, their only tweet is directed at me. 

    Also, in regards to The Wannabe's, after I told them that I booked a new ROLE, they only had this to say to me: "I just spoke to them, they told me, good that they are in touch with you, have fun buddy!  Oh, and make sure on your IMDB that you only have credited/speaking roles, please do not put extra work or (uncredited) roles"

    As you can see, no where does it mention anything relevant or specific in regards to the specific ROLE I actually played. 
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    #89 REBUTTAL Owner of company

    PJ Edwards - Former Client

    AUTHOR: Curt Howe - (United States of America)

    Hello to any readers!

    First and foremost our company treats our clients and whoever we do business
    with in a respectful and professional manner.  This person was not harrassed in any way as we were only trying to educate him that he cannot put (uncredited/extra) work on his IMDB and also crediting himself as a "Supporting" character role in the TV Series "The Wannabes" on his resume when he was an "extra".  This is only an embarrassment to him and our agency for any future opportunities and to the casting directors we submit a clients info to.  Unfortuantely this client did not want to listen to our professional opinion but only take upon himself to do what he thought was right and would not stop screaming on the phone.

    Yes, luckily we saved him a few hundred dollars and took his headshots for
    free which we do for all of our clients and the photos we take is our property
    for use in marketing the client.  It was our right to email the client to
    remove them from his websites and marketing materials when released from this agency or contract expiration.

    The Twitter information is false as well, we never sent him harrassing
    messages through Twitter but did print off all the slandering messages he
    Tweeted for legal purposes.

    There was never an insult to this individual and he is just being discrental
    because he want's to do things the way that he thinks they should be done
    which is the "only" client we have ever had that thought should be treated
    better than the rest of our clients that are treated equally and with
    respect.  He has also had auditions in the 5 month period he was complaining about as well.

    Thank you!

    Curt Howe - curt@charliestalentagency.com
    Charlie's Talent Agency
    22720 Woodward Avenue, Suite 109
    Ferndale, MI  48220
    Ph. (586) 362-3561
    Fax (248) 850-2252
    http://www.charliestalentagency.com/

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