Report: #875093

Complaint Review: Maggie Monteith

  • Submitted: Fri, April 27, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, April 27, 2012
  • Reported By: Ralf — Beverly Hills California United States of America
  • Maggie Monteith

    United States of America

Maggie Monteith Margret Monteith, Dignity Distribution,. Dignity Film Finance Maggie Monteith - Liar and Fraud! Careful Producers: Dignity Film Finance has no money! Internet

*General Comment: Simply Frivolous and Untrue

*General Comment: NOT my experience of Maggie at all

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Maggie Monteith, Dignity Film Finance / Dignity Distribution  is  a liar and a fraud. She talks a good game and really
knows how to sell herself. Unfortunately the disappointing truth is that  none of it has any  merit. It is all not true. She is a good story teller though, and I believed her, when I met her first. She wanted to finance my films. I experienced her and I did my homework.  What I came to see was very disturbing.  And, people I spoke to  had only negative experiences with her and the stories they shared were bad. Most of the producers I spoke with were disappointed and let down, mostly in a way that it jeopardized  their project. She is full of sh*t   was the common opinion. Unfortunately there is no gentler way of putting it.  She appears smart, when you met her first. When she deals with Producers, they believe her because
they want to get their films made. They buy into her at first.  And then they come to find out sooner or later, that it was all hot air. She gives a good show when she is in meetings and speaks at film finance forums, or with investors. She appears likable. But it is all show. The reality is: She herself has actually never closed, nor actually ever produced one film in her entire life.  My point is: She is dishonest and not to be trusted. Producers should not work with her unless she puts the money for the film in escrow upfront, right when a deal is signed. She offers producers funds for films and has yet to actually proof that she has money. She doesnt have any money. She is currently being sued by  people because she cant pay her bills.  Check with the Superior Court in Los Angeles court, thats just one of the courts were lawsuits are files against her.

Also, investors should be very careful. I found out, and can proof  that she has taken money from investors  for films that never got made. And to date she didnt pay them back. Her new company  Dignity Film Finance and Dignity Distribution
is a joke. Her Finance company tries to raise money from investors and I sure hope for them that they are doing proper due diligence before investing in her.
Because there are a lot of investors in Europe who are currently taking legal steps against her.  Dignity Distribution released
one movie and it was a flop. The film wasnt bad, but her marketing was terrible, which caused the film to tank.  Dignity
had placed another movie with Halle Berry on their website for US distribution and was forced to take it down because Lionsgate was the actual distributor. For someone who reports to be a specialist in distribution that is a pretty stupid
move . She reports in her  bio that she was a high ranked Executive for some of the major studios (Fox , Sony) and
Lucas Film. That is untrue. If you call them up you will find out that she was  a smallish consultant for one or the other marketing gig on one  the other film they had. Yet , she places all these top movies on her bio, to boost it up. There is nothing but hot air behind it all, and anyone who takes the time to look a little closer, will find that out. From my own experience and based on my research I can only say this:  Investors and producers should stay away from her.  She will make promises she cannot deliver on and she is  a questionable person. She has nothing good to share with the world and it is people like her that are the reason why Hollywood has such a bad reputation. It makes it harder for everyone else, who does their job with honesty and integrity. 
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#1 General Comment

Simply Frivolous and Untrue

AUTHOR: Ivan Ariel Correa - ()

I am also a producer and distributor of film. I have known Maggie for some time and cannot express enough how rare her integrity, transparency and competence that she brings to the film industry.

Sadly this business is littered with bottom feeding, self serving and aggrandizing individuals.

The simple facts are that Maggie brought her investors into this film, which she was co producing and after seeing the unprofessionalism and risk that the accusing party exposed her investors to, she decided it was in the best interest of her investors not to proceed with this project. Maggie endangered her lifelong distinguished reputation in the industry for the benefit of her investors and put herself second to their interest.

This resulted in a frivolous lawsuit being filed which was so weak and filled with untruth's that the filing party nor their attorneys even bothered to show up at trial therefore forfeiting their case which has been dismissed without prejudice. 

This lack of moral integrity by the few who like to scream loudest is rampant in our society and I urge you to understand the ability of a malcontent to wage slanderous comments on the internet without basis and with little if any retribution and judge not by what one person says but by the integrity of someone character and history of achievement.


I am disgusted by the credibility such and unfounded accusations these kinds of "reports" can achieve with misleading and untruthful claims against a person like Maggie who's integrity is beyond reproach and I am writing this because I know her character does not allow her to return vile with vile.

Please feel free to research the courts decision of this at you're behest and my only suggestion is a recommendation that if you are in film and are interested in potentially partnering with Maggie on any project or function in film, that you could not be in better, more capable, knowledgeable, well liked throughout the industry and trustworthy hands than hers...but if you know Maggie, you probably already know that. 


If in need of a personal recommendation I will  be happy to provide one.


I can be contacted at directly at 714-xxx-xxxx or by email at (((REDACTED)))

Ivan A C

CEO Symmetry Distribution 




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#2 General Comment

NOT my experience of Maggie at all

AUTHOR: Anne Elizabeth - ()

..Nor that of our company.

The report I just read goes on and on-  with many a personal attack as well.  I was not involved in those situations and 'deals', but- our experience has been anything but what was described.   I could not sit by and read such a one-sided report without responding.    

Maggie has been forthright, with both negatives and positives.   If we believed all the negative things we hear of people in the entertainment business-  and there is no denying there are plenty of rip-off artists out there- both low and high profile-  No one would do business with anyone. 

We are moving forward with Maggie on a number of projects- and all is well.  We can only report our experience- and it is NOT what Ralf describes.


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