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Complaint Review: Kim Flowers Talent Development Academy

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  • Submitted: Wed, April 30, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, September 16, 2010

  • Reported By:Las Vegas Nevada
Kim Flowers Talent Development Academy
9480 S. Eastern #233 Las Vegas, Nevada U.S.A.

Kim Flowers Talent Development Academy, Kim Flowers, Kim Flowers Modeling Child-Teen Modeling Scam in Nevada! Read! Las Vegas Nevada

*General Comment: Just try to consider this

*Consumer Comment: Actor of Los Angeles, California

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Ex-employee agrees with you

*Consumer Comment: Somebody Always Thinks Life Treated them Unfairly

*Consumer Comment: Positive Experience with Kim Flowers Agency

*Consumer Comment: Our experience with Kim Flowers

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We were scammed by this company in Nevada. We went to their office for an "audition" after seeing an ad for Kim Flowers Development.

We paid thousands and thousands of dollars due to Ms. Flowers smooth talking us and telling us exactly what we wanted to hear, going on and on about all her success stories and how she was just "it' (barf barf).

But...we fell for it and paid her cash. Now, we hear she's in big financial trouble with her new location, employyes checks are bouncing and she owes her landord quite a bit of money, we actually spoke with them.

Kim Flowers is a smooth talking con artist taking advantage of parents all over Vegas. She needs to be shut down. We are filing a complaint with the DA here in Nevada. Other parents should too. Let's get together for a class action suit. Shut her down. Maybe she should spend as much time marketing her kids as she does talking about herself.

Oh, the agents that come to her showcases are all paid money. Once the parents leave, they LAUGH, and they throw your file in the trash (this from a former employee who quit because of this).

Do NOT pay this company any money. You will be taken for quite a ride.

We think Ms. Flowers needs some prison time.

Hopefully, she'll get wants coming to her.

Kim...how do you look at yourself in the mirror?
UNHAPPY PARENT

Carol
Las Vegas, Nevada
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/30/2008 03:47 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Kim-Flowers-Talent-Development-Academy/Las-Vegas-Nevada-89123/Kim-Flowers-Talent-Development-Academy-Kim-Flowers-Kim-Flowers-Modeling-Child-Teen-Model-329719. 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 General Comment

Just try to consider this

AUTHOR: gainesbus@yahoo.com - (U.S.A.)

I respect the comments made by the individuals that have feelings of being ripped off.  There are a lot of factors that can be involved. Have you ever thought about someone that begins to suffer financial hardships and begins to rob Peter to pay Paul? Ultimately things run out and it is because things can only hold up for so long doing this. It is unfortunate for everyone concerned.

I don't believe that someone that gave more than she took is a criminal minded person. There are children that have benefited that did not have any money.  I know. I'm not downplaying the reality of what has happened to anyone. But just think if you were placed in a position like that.  How would you handle it? Are you be able to make good on every bad decision and unfortunate turn in your own life?

It's easy to come down hard on other people.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Actor of Los Angeles, California

AUTHOR: TALENTED PROPSER ACTOR OF KIM FLOWE - (United States of America)

Hello, there
My name is Royalty and im here today to correct all you guys who want to file a lawsuit against Ms. Flowers I see Ms. Carol of Las Vegas is very upset about her child not booking any jobs from Kim FlowersTDA and I would like to apologize on there behalf but while you where saying you was wasting thousands of dollars on acting classes for your  child and your child never booked a job. Well, haven't you ask yourself maybe its your child's problem or maybe you have realize that and you want to blame someone else. Maybe your child is not as talented as you thought obviously not we haven't seen he/she or televison now have we. Carol do me a favor and ask yourself why would someone want your money ? besides you knew before you started to spend your "thousands" of dollars it wasn't never guarantee that your child was going to receive a
job. Also, if you didn't have the money to give you should of never gave it then hollering, "scam" and "lawsuit" when things doesn't go your way as we can see you obviously have no clue about the entertainment industry so you should stick to your day job in other words. Ms. flowers have been my manager for the past 7 years and book me on countless jobs and we made plenty of money together she always on job and such a sweet heart also, she is call by God and cover in the blood of the lamb.
So in my closing I will say good luck on your lawsuit even though your not going to receive anything because Ms. Flowers is a anointed manager and I am glad God sent her in life for such a time as this.
But Carol how do you look at yourself in mirror ?
Thanks,
Royalty 
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Ex-employee agrees with you

AUTHOR: Aquarious - (U.S.A.)

Please go to Justine Reyes of JRP @ Rippoffreport.com

I know how you feel! I was an employee of John Robert Powers, a modeling & acting academy that is a franchise corporation.

Kim Flowers owned the Reno, Las Vegas, Miami, and Pasadena locations. My paychecks were bouncing most of the time.

Justine Reyes was the General Manager of the Reno, NV location. Years ago she modeled and was also a singer. Well, advertise on the Radio and TV, and she would invite children, teens, and adults to go in for an audition with a BIG Agent! Well,   there would be one or two agents there just looking for new faces supposedly! Kim Flowers would be the agent that would usually call the prospective clients into a little room and ask them to read a line or two, then she would say, We'll be in touch! Everyone would get called back! They would be informed "You have been chosen to do a commercial or try out for a movie, etc...

You would be given an appointment to come into the office of Justine Reyes. She would explain how She really wants to send you to L.A. or New York, or where ever the BIG movie or commercial would be produced "but" first you have to be ready to audition (you just did and were selected!) and you must pay to be trained!!! Starting costs for school would be at the minimum $2000.

Well, now Ms Justine Reyes, after JRP was literally closed down by the Reno Police Dept. and after she was banned from the Reno, NV television commercial committee

for falsifying statements, misprepresentation, and ripping off people, has a new business "Take2 Performers Studio" and she has posted pictures on her web-site fro JRP! She is up to her old lies and tricks! She claims that the people in the potographs actually were trained by Take2 Performers Studio's instructors!! She brought JRP instructors over to her business. She also claims that she resigned from JRP prior to all of the "problems" NOT TRUE"  The Reno Court building has the documentation available to the public! 

Good Luck in suing! I also would like to be included in that law-suit.

 

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#4 Consumer Comment

Somebody Always Thinks Life Treated them Unfairly

AUTHOR: Bruce - (U.S.A.)

Kim Flowers represented my son for seven (7) years, got him 2 commercials and a movie. She provided a supportive, moral environment in which he learned and prospered. Yes, it cost me cash money, but so does gymnastics, hockey, or any activity in which kids can learn. It is unfair to blame Kim if the parents can't do what is needed to give a child the opprtunities Kim has available. When circumstances made it impossible for us to continue, we told Kim, and went our own way. We didn't harbor resentments or grudges, and other grown ups should be careful the lessons they teach their kids in harboring resentments. Life is not a rip off, and for us at least, Kim Flowers Academy was a good experience.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Positive Experience with Kim Flowers Agency

AUTHOR: Len Connell - (U.S.A.)

While my sister attended nursing school, her two oldest daughters lived with me for a few years. I eagerly enrolled both of them into Kim's agency to help them with personal development and social skills. Being a single man and having never raised children in my life, I appreciated Kim's support and mentoring interest in my nieces as they went through their teenage years.

Both of my nieces secured some professional work while affiliated with Kim's agency. However, neither of them wished to pursue either modeling or acting as a career. I felt at the time that it was their decision to make and I agreed with whatever way they would go.

Today, both of my nieces are attending college and have great jobs. I feel that the training they recieved from Kim bolstered their self confidence and life success skills to prepare them for a positive and successful adult life.

I spent thousands of dollars on my their training. Even though they did not become either child stars or adult actresses, I believe that the self development aspect of the training made my investment in them money well spent.

I would highly recommend Kim's agency to others.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Our experience with Kim Flowers

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

We have been associated with Kim Flowers since 2004. Our children both attended the school located in Las vegas . They had to be accepted into the school after being interviewed. Both of the children were accepted ( not all kids are accepted @ the school ) We took our children to the classes that had been agreed upon by us and the school . We began taking our children to the school to build "Life Skills "not for the acting,or any of the other classes she offered . Shortly after taking some classes our children began auditioning for projects,and landed the roles in some of the projects.
We have known Kim Flowers for 4 years ,she has a heart of gold and is always looking out for what is the best for the students and parents.She is a giving person and is always helping parents to acheive the dreams and goals of their children. Sometimes you get the feeling as if KIM FLOWERS is the one who is getting taken advantage of by others because they know that she has an enormous heart and will do whatever she can to help them.
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