- Report: #971040
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Complaint Review: On Track Productions
On Track Productions6381 Hollywood Blvd #420 Hollywood, California United States of America
On Track Productions I was not scammed, but very close. My story is exactly like below, but I didn't give the photograher my money. Hollywood, California
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Have you ever answered an ad and went on an audition for On Track Productions or Actors rep located at 6381 Hollywood Blvd., suite 420, Hollywood, CA 90028?
If you have auditioned with theses guys (they're the ones with the daily postings for extra work) in the past 12 months please contact us.
Most likely you went to their audition and did a reading. After your monologue, either Carmen or Theresa told you how great you were and that they should have no problem finding you work. They told you to call a Jimmy or Rick the next day at a specific time. (If you seem like someone who is going to cause trouble they just end up giving you a card)
If you are an attractive female you might of even been asked to scream as if your dying if front of a creepy old man.
You call Jimmy or Rick and he goes on to tell you how much work he can get for someone like you. Everything Theresa or Carmen has said about you he loves. He is really busy headed to a studio and sometimes during your conversation he'll mix up which studio he was suppose to go to. He will continue his sales pitch by saying all he needs to start getting you work is a head shot by one of there photographers. If your bring a headshot done by someone else they will find a reason to hate it. If you bring only one they will tell you they need five. They do not care how many days of your life you waste for them. Their objective is to find some reason for you to go to one of their photographers. So that they can collect their take.
You go to the photographer (usually at his home office) and he quickly takes pictures of you and sends you off to a photo development place. (If he develops them on site you might yell at him about the picture quality.)Than you submit your new head shots to On Track Productions (a.bp.t llc) and every once in awhile they send you a spam email about some bogus work. (most of the time the jobs they do place are in adult films that they might even charge a commission for) They probably cast 1 out of every 10000 clients to try and make it legitimate but in reality they promised contracts to each and every one of us who turned in five head shots with them. Almost daily someone walks into their audition office yelling about the scam and their excuse is that there just mad because they have not been called for work yet. This is wrong, there are thousands of people upset because they spent money with the promises that it could be earned back, its the only way they seem to be able to get people to overpay bad photographers, and grainy head shots. Blaming new actors for falling for your scam is like blaming kids for being kidnapped.
Contact us if you have gone through this process. Here is there formula . They Post ad on craigslist for extra auditions daily. After audition they promise work if you get 5 new head shots. You go to the photographer they recommend assuming you just got a new job. You pay the photographer who gives a kickback to on track, he than recommends you to a photo print by his house who gives him a kickback for every photo developed. You go back after money and days wasted and turn in your head shots and they approve. (Theresa might even try and persuade you to get 5 more of another image and the print shop has a minimum 25 copies). You hope to hear from "Rick" Jimmy" "Theresa" Or "Carmen Benticourt" but there promises of work were to just persuade you to get new head shots so they can collect their cut from the photographer and the photo development shops. This is probably just the surface. Scams like this overpopulate the city with jaded individuals. There have been stories of people who came here on vacation and have relocated thinking that Hollywood is paved with $100 a day extra work.
When we contacted the Owner of Kt. Images "Whami Hwang" on Friday July 8th and asked how many people recommended by Mitchell Rose came in today she said "none". When we filmed outside her store from 12:30 - 4:30 WE COUNTED 7 WHITE MITCHELL envelopes being brought in by people who had just moved to LA and had the impression they had already found a job. When we called later and asked an employee he said 10 had already come in and they come in daily. When we showed "Whami Hwang" how she lied and she got upset and told us to ask all questions by fax from now on.
This group is just a bunch of lazy con artist who obviously don't have the talent to actually be involved in entertainment. They are horrible actors and people. The worse people in the world make a living by exploiting the poor and innocent. Please help us put these people in jail. Please call them and let them know what they are doing is wrong 323 468 7361. Theresa or Carmen Benticourt.
THIS AD IS FOR AN AUDITION TO BE A PARTICIPANT IN A COURT BASED REALITY SHOW.
Location: HollywoodPrincipals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.Please, no phone calls about this job!Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
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