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Complaint Review: ei Total Productions

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  • Submitted: Wed, July 04, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, December 31, 2012

  • Reported By: youripoff — United States of America
ei Total Productions
340 Bryant Street, Suite 110 San Francisco, California United States of America

ei Total Productions Alan Brenner ei Total Productions Promised Monetary opportunities if posed half nude and especially nude for fr, and even lurked in dressing rooms and encouraged girls in his office to be completely nude. Touched me to get my measurem San Francisco, California

*UPDATE Employee: Girl, why are you ruining it for the rest of us?

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: It is important to read the casting call before you sign up for projects

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Alan Brenner and ei Total Productions draws in hopeful young girls with dreams of being a model into his establishment at 340 Bryant Street, San Francisco every weekend and some at different studios around the Bay Area exposing models in the complete flesh.  He encourages a tremendous amount of nudity among all women model hopefuls with little in return to them other than a perverted episode of eager photographers who probably don't have money to pay for a strip bar instead. 

He promises them that they will get paid if and Only if they initially spend 4 hours posing for several photographers (10-12 men) they've never met before for FREE with at least one session in implied nude(covering up genitals only) and preferred completely nude (if they want to get paid after the 4 hour session).  The promise of a paid session after 4 hours is NOT GUARANTEED.  So some models who have given their time and wardrobe + their own makeup, and now their complete nudity to photographers for free walk away with no pay at all from any of the photographers.  Instead, hundreds of photographs of them nude are taken away to who knows what will the photographers do later despite whatever contract is signed if at all.

Plus Alan Brenner has a tendency to walk into the model's dressing rooms and linger there despite his word that no photographers are allowed in the dressing room.  He saw me undress and even scolded me to take off my bra because it would leave a mark on my body when I pose nude.  I was waiting for him to leave to take off my bra, but he just kept standing there scolding me until I did. 

He also asked me several times(3 times to be exact) to go into his office privately so he could get my measurements.  He told me to disrobe so he "could take measurements".  The second time was to push me to do implied nude/nude.  He told me how to pose by asking me to disrobe in front of him completely naked.

The third time was when we were in the paid session period.  I had hope to get paid, but barely did.  Alan Brenner saw me sitting there waiting to see if any photographers were interested, then took me into his private room to photograph me completely nude.  I had hoped I would get paid.  Because this was the session to do so.  Plus I was exhausted by then after posing nonstop for 4 hours in front of 10-15 photographers.  He never paid me, nor ever gave me the photos for trade.

I had to end up chasing down the 10 or so photographers for photos of that day for some compensation, only to get an automaton and very few photos of their choice to me.  Who knows what they would ever do with the photos I took.  You have to go by their word. 

Do not allow yourself to be a victim of Alan Brenner's ei Total Productions.  He is not there to make you successful.  He is there only to encourage the temptation of perverted photographers to hone in on innocent, hopeful models out of their talents.
 

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/04/2012 10:07 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/ei-Total-Productions/San-Francisco-California-94107/ei-Total-Productions-Alan-Brenner-ei-Total-Productions-Promised-Monetary-opportunities-if-906699. 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 UPDATE Employee

Girl, why are you ruining it for the rest of us?

AUTHOR: A Popular Model - (United States of America)

OK, I was there and this complaint is nonesense. Girl, this is about you, not him. Stop pretending to be a model, you are not. You didn't look like your pictures. Your skin was terrible and you treated the photographers like dirt.

You came to a glamour shoot, girl. Of course you will make more money if you shoot glamour, duh!! Alan tried to help you but you are twisting everything. Grow up. Modeling isn't a game.

I'll tell you how bad you were. Not one photographer wanted to hire you. They were all talking about you. Alan didn't want your feelings hurt so he PAID for your photoshoots. Your way of saying "thank you" is to flame him here in public. I said it before, I will say it again, this is about you, not him. If you want to be a hater, blame yourself, not him.

Models read the good things about Alan and ignore crap like this. Nobody treats models better. I love his shoots!
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

It is important to read the casting call before you sign up for projects

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

This report was posted by a model named Gin Gock who goes by the stage name Gin Kris.  She is a new model who was referred by a friend who apparently didnt inform her that she was attending a group photo shoot where the models were posing nude or implied nude.  She hadnt read the casting call herself and didn't understand that her friend had brought her to a Glamour Style group photo shoot.  I took her into my office more than once and suggested that she come back for a fashion event, instead she decided to pose nude against our recommendation. 

I have thought long and hard about how to reply to this post and realized that I just wont.  This is really a complaint from an inexperienced model who got involved with something she now regrets.  She also doesnt understand that every photographer who shoots her isnt a pervert and certainly isnt going to provide every photo they have taken.  She talks about having to work hard to get the photos taken of her.  She really pushed too hard, and as a result, she has really alienated a lot of good people when it was totally unnecessary.

Rather than trying to defend every remark she has made, I will instead let you read comments from experienced models.  Gin referred to my MM profile.  Here are some of the comments that have been posted publicly by people who are not afraid to use their identity when they speak:

Just wanted to stop by and say that it was an absolute pleasure working with you! The group shoot was so professional. I can't
 wait to come back!

Elle Sugar 100% recommends working with THIS guy!!  He runs fun workshops with super friendly photographers. 

 He will make sure that all of the models are taken care of, and that the photographers always get a new variety of images to shoot. Heck, he even feeds everyone too!!

~Thanks for the great time in SF, Alan. :) 

 You rock!

 Hi Alan, you rock!! I've been having so much fun at these shoots, and looking forward to the next ones. Thanks for being
 so professional and taking good care of your models.

You are welcome to go to my MM profile where you will see many more positive comments.  I am disappointed that Gin was unhappy with the event she attended.  I am comfortable though that most others feel much differently than she does.  It is impossible to make everyone happy; however, I do try my best.
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