Report: #867140

Complaint Review: Casting Call Entertainment

  • Submitted: Wed, April 11, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, July 11, 2012
  • Reported By: Victim#9 — las vegas Nevada United States of America
  • Casting Call Entertainment
    2790 e flamingo
    las vegas, Nevada
    United States of America

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I spent hundreds of dollars and made it very clear what I wanted. They ,,,Sharry and Gary. Both lied about what I would recieve. They lied about the amount of money I needed. They gave me photos that were not acceptable by industry standars and they charged me hundreds to make my own movie and then did not let me speak in the film. They used friends and film students to do the work and none of them knew what they were doing.  I am dissapopinted and I do not wish them on my worst enemy.  They are Thieves and Liars
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#1 UPDATE Employee


AUTHOR: Gary Flynn - (United States of America)

Okay Norton, please stop with this already, you keep stalking us and its getting old, I do recall everyone that has audited in the past and have never once charged so if you can't come up with something that is the truth, please just stop. I know you don't have nothing better in your life to do.
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#2 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Korinasf - (United States of America)

Honestly I do not think these guys are trying to scam people. Their product is just terrible. The idea of buying yourself a spot in a film is a little sketchy to begin with and then beyond that their quality is just horrible. They showed me some of their films and I feel like i could make something of better quality with my phone. The photography pictures all have this weird high school style slant that is just annoying and their teachers and filmmakers are all college kids.

This would be an EXCELLENT place if it were free or very very cheap (like and after school activity for kids or something) but they charge hundreds for their classes and thousands for their low quality films. I also don't like how their prices for everything changes every week. My sister went in only a week before I did so that her daughter could try out the class for free. but when i went in they charged me $20.

They advertise that they work closely with the production company "Dark Water Films"....but they own that company.

The fact that they feel like they have to reply to every complaint shows that they are desperate for business. I
don't necessarily think the owners are bad people...i just think their business, quality and products are VERY lacking.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Casting Call Entertainment is AMAZING

AUTHOR: Shannon - (United States of America)

I have been a student at Casting Call Entertainment for the past 6 months and I can assure everyone who comes across this initial post that it could not be further from the truth.

First off on a personal side:
Every time I have EVER been in contact with Sharry and Gary (which has been very frequent as I enjoy spending time at the studio) they have been nothing but pleasant, extraordinarily accommodating and professional. There have been a couple times specifically where I have needed to put my trust in them and they have always upheld their word AND gone above and beyond my expectations to meet my needs as a student and friend. To anyone who knows them, these derogative posts are flabbergasting because they are two of the best people you could be in business with.

On a business side:
Working as a student with Casting Call Entertainment has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life. I have grown immensely as an actor in ways that I didn't know possible thanks to their classes, workshops and instruction. They take the time to help me out (when it is not required or included in my package) purely because they care about people. They have done several demo reels and short films which are so awesome! Their pairing with Dark Water Productions is brilliant. Basically to sum it up, everything that Casting Call puts their hand to is performed with complete honesty and excellency and comes out as a captivating and original work. I am proud to call myself a student and even more glad to be a part of Sharry and Gary's lives.
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#4 General Comment

Ryan McMackin - Will continue to do buisness with Casting Call Entertianment.

AUTHOR: Ryan McMackin - (United States of America)

Hi my name is Ryan McMackin president of Dark Water Productions, Digital Warlocks and Planet GTM (Great Teacher McMackin). I've been an independent film producer and smart phone game developer in the Henderson and Las Vegas area. I'm also a highly established Multimedia instructor at ITT-Tech and International Design Academy of Information
and Technology for over 9 years where I am one of two lead Visual Communications instructor and also responsible for the Game Art and Design program designing the curriculum for all the 3D and visual art designs at International Art and Design Academy, Where I have taught 1000's of students that have succeeded in the special effects, film and video game industry.

I have had plenty of experience working with Casting Call Entertainment on numerous film projects. Casting Call
Entertainment has helped provided amazing actors for our film projects, Casting Call Entertainment will be helping my Independent Game Studio Digital Warlocks film our promotional commercial for the launch of our new Iphone and Android game "Flick The Frog"  which will also be launched on the XBOX and PS3 game stores.

If you would like more information feel free to look up my IMDB credits, I'm pretty sure actions speak louder then words.

Everyoneof our film projects that were produced we cast with the help from Casting Call Entertainment which helped us find the acting talent that we needed. I have nothing but praise for this acting school.

Here are my credentials.

So I personally had to write in response to the spam of this so called hater trying to ruin the reputation of an established acting studio and school Casting Call Entertainment"

There's one thing I know in life there are people that talk and then they're are people that produce
and accomplish goals. Which one would you rather be in life?

I have plenty of successful former students which are now well established Video game artist, graphic designers and film makers.

So nice try wasting your time and energy trying to bash another company's good name.

To our dear friends and Casting Call Entertainment I look forward to teaming up on many more future projects. See you all at the "Flick The Frog" Launch party:)

Ryan McMackin
Dark Water Productions
Digital Warlocks
Planet GTM
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#5 Consumer Comment

Casting call is the best!!

AUTHOR: future actor - (United States of America)

Really "Student"?!?! I have been attending classes and had my headshots taken and they were the best I have ever had! I have referred over a dozen people to Casting Call and I have NEVER heard a negative thing about anyone there or anything there. EVERYONE I had referred to Casting Call Entertainment has been so happy with the classes and photography. Also I think that it is awesome they have connections to Hollywood professionals and that even get them to come and speak to standing room only groups! The person who wrote the original complaint sounds like a bitter, failed and possibility astatically deficient actor and is most definitely mentally challenged.

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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

A letter from the owner

AUTHOR: Kevin Flaherty - (United States of America)

I am Kevin Flaherty the proud owner of Casting Call Entertainment, along with Sharry Flaherty. We are very honest business owners with ethics and professionalism and complete customer care. All of our work is high quality and our staff goes above a beyond to please , and truely cares about each client.  We have alot of experience to help guide you in the entertainment industry.  Please feel free to check out our IMDB pages to see what we produce and continue to produce. Our photography to productions speak for themselves. The comment above can be addressed properly if the client would address us, but obviously this client does not exist and is part of a smear campaign. We only wish for artist to flourish and prosper.. continue to grow and stay positive in this already tough industry. Thank you so much.

Kevin Flaherty
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#7 UPDATE Employee


AUTHOR: Gary Flynn - (United States of America)

First off, whats your name? I have never heard such a case here and I am Gary so I have no idea what you are talking about, and one we have never charged anyone for anything that they have never been the main role, I know what movies we have here, and everyone that HAS BOUGHT their own, it is their film and they are the main actors, as far as photo's I can give you multiple names of people we have taken pictures of with NOT 1 complaint, and again without knowing who you are how can I possibly help? I appreciate your response but until I can properly help you please do not spread things without proper information, thank you so much and have a great day!
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