December 2001 and January 2002, there was a radio ad on Miami FL radio station WPOW 96.5 (Power 96) advertising auditions for singers, dancers, actors, models, etc. I went to the auditions in January as a singer/actor and they accepted me, but requested $1900 up front as payment for their workshops! This should have alerted me, but I was dumb teen so I didn't think anything of it. They were in a new office in Weston, FL that they claimed they were "remodeling". I gave them the money and started acting classes two weeks later. Julie Zazueta was president who encouraged me to sign up, Sandy (Sandra?) Maksym was "studio director", Timothy O'Keefe was acting coach - supposedly had famous visitors like casting director Joey Paul with the Disney Channel!
The singing classes I was told would start in May never happened, so I stopped going. I attempted to get my money back, but president Julie Zazueta could never be contacted, even when my boyfriend and I went personally to their office - we were told she was in, but couldn't bother with us! I even contacted Florida Dept of Business and Professional Regulations when I found out they didn't even have a proper business license but they said that no laws had been broken so there was nothing they could do!
I have lost $1900 thanks to their fakeness, even more because of time away from work and gas expenses and my TIME. I am not the only one who has been ripped off - check out this thread showing info from a former employee who claims she witnessed Julie orchestrating her scams!!!
web thread is at:
FYI... John Robert Powers' Atlanta, GA location hosted Julie as a "production manager" - there's your clue! on June 26th, 2005. Their site also claims that she is with Dreamscope Management - not John Robert Powers - as do several other websites that you can find just by typing in "Julie Zazueta" in a simple search engine like Google! Their contact info: 1197 Peachtree St., NE Suite 555 , Colony Square Plaza Level, Atlanta GA 30361 Phone: 404.877.1155, Fax: 404 .877.0114, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie's contact info with Dreamscope is:
Agent/Manager contact name: Julie Zazueta
DreamScope Management Group / Division of Cirrincione Associates
8721 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 205, Los Angeles, CA 90069