ED Magedson – Founder
Bill Streeter3407 S Jefferson Ave Saint Louis, Missouri USA
Bill Streeter Hydraulic Pictures Screwed me made a deal and watched me work 6 months then said the agreement wasn't real Saint Louis Missouri
Bill Streeter and I made an agreement to produce a documentary film on an event that he hosts. The agreement was for him to handle his event and for me to make the film and we would split the profits 50 50 after I am paid a reasonable amount for my time. The permission to make a film about his event is in a written message, but the terms of our agreement were verbal. I went to work and provided 6 and a half months of fronted labor and equipment costs in collaboration with Bill Streeter, who is IN the movie for 3 formal interviews and throughout the day of the event. Then, after the film is 95% finished with production and editing, he tells me that he is "rescinding" my right to use his footage and likeness and then proceeds to mock me for not getting written releases up front and goes on to say that our agreement was verbal so he didn't consider it a "real agreement" even though he collaborated with me and watched me work mostly full time for 6 and a half months. [continued below]....
I complained to the BBB and he responded claiming that the matter does not have anything to do with Hydraulic Pictures so they closed it but I have proof that it does. The only thing Bill did for the film besides offer me advice on who to interview and tell me that he liked the cuts I sent him, was the graphics for the trailer, which he asked me if he could do. He sent me back the trailer and added an extra frame in it that was not there, but he also attached his company name "Hydraulic Pictures" to the the trailer and I can provide proof to anyone that requires it. Also, on the day of the event and the day of the release party where I was filming both days, I was using equipment owned by Hydraulic Studios and I have pictures of both events and me using the equipment. If anyone intends on doing business with Bill Streeter or Hydraulic Pictures, I would suggest bringing an audio recorder and getting everything in writing up front. I have a year of conversation between the two of us that proves everything. He is refusing to resolve the situation with me and even blames me but I never breached our original agreement and I made an amazing film that is nearly complete and that I can never release to recover any of my equipment and labor costs because he threatened to sue me if I released it. I made 100% of the film by myself and this guy telling me the agreement he collaborated with me on for 6 and a half months tells me that he never intended to honor that agreement in the first place.
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