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Complaint Review: Danny Torres Continuum Motion Pictures
Danny Torres Continuum Motion Pictures555 Melrose Avenue Van Nuys, California USA
Danny Torres Continuum Motion Pictures AKA Continuum Pictures Danny Torres is a crook who keeps changing his company name because of law suits. Van Nuys California
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Danny is a scum bag. He takes meetings all over hollywood pretending to have development funds and studio connections when he has none. He doesn't even have any talent. Watch his reel. It sucks. He's a total dork pretending to be a Hollywood player. He has no connections, he has no talent, and he has no money to make films.
He lives in a two room apartment in Van Nuys with 5 other guys. He's a loser. The co-leader (notice how I didn't use the term producer) is James Duval or James Hobbs or James Hel as he is known. If you go to another ripoff report or to familywatchdog.us and type in james hobbs you'll see that he is a convicted child molester. He is a piece of shit and so is Danny. They are the most corrupt duo i've ever met.
I'll cut and paste some previous ripoff reports below.
Continuum Pictures James Hobbs James Duval and Danny Torres Indie Image Taurus Entertainment RPM Management Do not trust this man. [continued below]....
made the mistake of taking a meeting with these idiots earlier this year. Danny knows nothing about how to operate a camera and even less about the industry. And James is a bizarre pervert who gets off on lying about who his rich and powerful friends are that is until you call him on it and ask him to get them on the phone or you shoot the person and email and they vehemently deny being associated with either him or Mrs. Torres.
They swear up and down that they have connections to money when indeed they have none. They were not only a total waste of time, they kept trying to work my connections by lying about wanting to go into production on one of my films and taking every meeting they could with all of my powerful until they felt comfortable pitching their own projects to them and very quickly dropped what they were working on for me. Although it's hard to say they dropped it when they don't actually make movies in the first place. Maybe they just quit wasting my time. They seem totally incapable of accomplishing anything in the entertainment industry and all of the projects they have listed in development on imdb have been there for years.
If they were just strokes, which they obviously are, i would not be posting this. However since Jim is a convicted child molester which can be verified at ( www.familywatchdog.us ) and they were constantly trying to get me to "party" with them I felt the need to warn my fellow filmmakers because i feel that getting to close to these guys could very likely lead to a rape situation. And my feelings come from far more than just being creeped out around them and having Jim bring up sex constantly, I honestly felt like being alone with them could lead to being roofed, raped or worse.
I would advise avoiding them at all costs, but if you must deal with them exercise extreme caution.
Continuum Pictures Danny Torres and James Duval are not legitimate producers / everything they say is made up / they are truly nobodies Studio City, California
Continuum Pictures is not a legitimate production company. They will meet with you and they will tell you they've done 20 pictures and they can get you 500 screens, but they can't do squat. All they want is your money and your contacts.
They will tell you lie after lie about what they are going to do for you and who they will introduce you to and then do nothing. Scratch, that, they do worse than nothing. They waste your time. They introduce you to people that they say have connections when they really don't. All of their meetings are held at Starbucks or Coffee Beans. One member of their team does data entry at Warner Bros so occassionally he will get them access to a conference room after hours, but no one they introduce you to has any pull. All they want is for you to introduce them to your contacts who are real in exchange for meeting their contacts who are fake.
They tried to hustle one friend of mine out of money until he saw the quality of their work and to be frank, it sucks. The quality of their work is worse than kids with cameras. Everything they do is done with consumer cameras. And none of their work is ever screened nor does it get distribution. They lied to a friend of ours about getting her film on 500 screens, and in wal mart, and block buster and netflix and they couldn't even get it on amazon or the netflix instant queue which is something a monkey could do.
Time is your most valuable asset, filmmakers do not let these scheisters waste your time. They don't know how to run a company, make a movie, sell a film, or deliver a print. They just want introduced to your circle of influence to mine you for everything you're worth. They're six dudes who live in a two bedroom apartment in the valley, but pretend to be big time players who know everything when they don't know squat and have no respect in the industry.
Avoid them at all costs
It would seem Danny Torres and James Duval have changed the company name because of some sort of litigation regarding their old LLC, however, rest assured it's the same deadbeat theif and corrup child molester running this company, Continuum Motion Pictures that ran the old company Continuum Pictures.
be afraid be very afraid of doing business with them.
I just double checked the familywatchdog.us website and that is definitely James Duval / James Hobbs on it. Creepyyyyyyyyy!
A friend of mine had a run in with these guys. They promised her the world and then did absolutely nothing when she refused to date one of them. then months later she went to a party they through and showed up alone as she was meeting a friend. Lucky for her, she was meeting a friend because she would up getting roofed at the party and were it not for her friend she probably would have been raped.
So do yourself a favor and steer clear of this production company.
AUTHOR: James Hobbs / James Duval
Yes, I am a convicted child molester. I have done some very bad things in my life, very, very bad things, but am now trying to move on with my life. I served my time in prison for what I did. I am very sorry to all those that I hurt. I know there's nothing I can do to make things better. I am sorry that I've hurt you,
but I paid my debt to society and I feel I've earned the right to move on.
If you want to hate me so be it. Just please let me live what's left of my life in peace.
James Hobbs / James Duval
AUTHOR: Bob Phette - (United States of America)
SUBMITTED: Friday, July 29, 2011
Don't trust him. He really is on the child molester web site - www.familywatchdog.us - just type in the name James Hobbs without a specific state and he will come up (the web site works like this because his address isn't listed - scary, i know and i think more than likely illegal that his address doesn't come up.) But it's his photo for sure. I even attached one below.
Avoid him at all costs.
AUTHOR: LA Victim - (United States of America)
SUBMITTED: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I was also scammed by James Duval at Continuum Pictures. James Duval is really James Lee Hobbs, a Registered Sex Offender for Committing Lewd or Lascivious Acts With A Child Under 14. Stay away from this man. I wonder what alias he'll use next time? My opinion? He's a fraud and a child molester.
Danny Torres Filmmaker - not-so-extraordinaire Stole 150k in bogus Private Offering Memorandum/Private Placement Memorandum POM/PPM San Francisco, California
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: His Real Name is Danny Torres at Continuum Pictures
*Consumer Comment: Print outs from LA Superior Court on Danny Torres et al
The SEC (securities and exchange commission) has shut him and his partners down several times. They've been prohibited from opening another telemarketing center or funding any more Private Offering Memorandums or Private Placement Memorandums (POM/PPMs), but they keep doing it in other people's names and with unsuspecting Venture Capitalists, High Networth Individuals, Pseudo-Private Equity Firms, and small time Venture Capital Firms and they keep getting shut down time and again. Avoid them at all costs.
Danny Torres and his partners took 150k from me telling me it was to set up their company and I haven't seen a dime back. I'm told they still brag about getting the 150k to set up their company and move to LA (if any one knows where please tell me). They told me I could use it as a tax write off, but because they never used it to make a film not only did I lose the 150k, i had to pay taxes on it as well so I lost even more money. They claim to have made dozens of films yet they've never completed one. They claim to be able to get world wide distribution, but i've never seen any of their films any where and they refuse to show me numbers while I still had their contact info. I've never even seen their stuff on Amazon or Netflix. They're just clowns who are in the film business to make a living off sucker investors. AVOID DANNY AND HIS PARTNERS AT ALPINE OR WHATEVER THEY CALL THEMSELVES AT ALL COSTS.
The private investigator I hired to find Danny has found him a couple times, but he keeps moving however I do believe his real name is Danny Torres as we found various arrest records (posted below) which are all linked to his former addresses and social security number which tells me he is not only crooked, but dangerous. AVOID HIM AND HIS TEAM AT ALL COSTS --- No Matter What New Name They are Going By.
If you know of their whereabouts please contact me via ripoff report and I can meet with you in either California or my Continuum Towers office in West Palm Beach Florida.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/29/2011 08:31 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Danny-Torres/San-Francisco-California-94114/Danny-Torres-Filmmaker-not-so-extraordinaire-Stole-150k-in-bogus-Private-Offering-Memora-711421. 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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#2 Consumer Comment
AUTHOR: Mike in West Palm Beach - (United States of America)
SUBMITTED: Saturday, April 02, 2011
Attached below please find a print out from LA Superior Court that details Mr. Torres many arrests and convictions in the State of California throughout the past ten years.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/29/2013 07:56 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Danny-Torres-Continuum-Motion-Pictures/Van-Nuys-California-90068/Danny-Torres-Continuum-Motion-Pictures-AKA-Continuum-Pictures-Danny-Torres-is-a-crook-who-1063180. 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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