Report: #1329500

Complaint Review: The Film Set Acting Class and Production Claremont, CA

  • Submitted: Wed, September 21, 2016
  • Updated: Thu, September 22, 2016
  • Reported By: Sarah Johnson — Upland California USA
  • The Film Set Acting Class and Production Claremont, CA
    975 West Foothill
    Clarmont, California
    USA

The Film Set Acting Class and Production Claremont, California Claims to be a legit acting studio but is only a smalll community production company. SCAMMERS Claremont California

*UPDATE Employee: Ignore This Negative Report it is Slander

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: NOT ONE BIT OF TRUTH...

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My daughter and son are professional SAG Union actors and we live in the Inland Empire. I was asked by my kids agent to find a acting class to take the kids too so that they can train and have professional help. I did a internet search and came across this place. On the website they claim to have all this knowledge and experience. They claim to have classes for everything you can imagine from Casting director classes, agent and manager showcase, voice over, a launch program which is silly and to teach you everything about the entertainment. I decided to call and ask some questions.. When I called I got this lady on the phone. I asked her if I can make appointment to come down and meet the instructors and see the place. when I asked her who taught the classes she could not answer me. She just said people that are in the business. On the website they have one person only that is a casting director by the name of Ty Harman who claimed he was in charge of casting certain television shows. When I IMDB Ty Harmon he was just the assistant to the real casting director and was never in charge of casting any projects. I ended up emailing my kids agent there website to see if he approved of the training and he did not.

This really bothered me that a place would pretend to know what they are doing when they do not. I ended up doing more research on the company and found out that they had recently went out of business closed their doors for a few months and decided to try again with all these lies. I also found out that they have a business license as a small production company that is in the business for hire to film weddings, youtube videos, and local business testimonials. They are trying to make themselves out to be something they are not. It seems to me that they are using the acting class stuff to try and help pay the bills because there production company is not making it.

Warning to all parents and aspiring adult actors. Stay away from small mom and pop production places that are also trying to do acting programs because they are only having them to help pay their bills for their failing small production business. Stay away from places that claim to have acting classes for preK kids which are too little to be in a acting class. You cannot teach kids about acting if they do not know how to read. If you are in doubt about the instructors that teach the class and want to research them I would suggest that you do a Internet Movie Data Base search. It is a website that is called IMDB. Just type the name of the person in the search section and it will give you the persons enetertainment history and resume. Also look at how long they have been in business and the success the students have had.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

Ignore This Negative Report it is Slander

AUTHOR: IEArtistGirl - (USA)

The business targeted by this erroneous claim is a great business that helps actors at all levels of their careers sharpen their acting skills.  Please share your positive accounts of the organization because the initial complaint is filled with misinformation and half-truths.  The initial claim filed against this business on this site is suspicious and an absolute case of defamation.  This type of slander should be illegal. 

I have observed the director of this facility on numerous occasions. The director is always polite and professional.   The director consistently allows for prospective students to come to the studio to view the premises and ask as many questions as they want.  The prospective students are also allowed to attend one class for free before signing up for any class packages.  In fact, the companies website implores their students to try a free class prior to booking their first set of classes.  The file claimant claims to have done extensive research, but they left the part about trying a free class and coming to experience the classes before committing to a purchasing a package. 

A business that was shady or deceptive would not make this type of offering.

Here are some other issues with the initial slanderous claim posted on this site (Rip of Report) against the business in question:

Error #1 

"A launch program which is silly and to teach you everything about the entertainment."

The program is not silly because it helps people who are not SAG Actors and do not have agents or industry experience. This program is not for children.  It is exclusively for adults and that information is expressed very clearly on the business in question's website. The program is a support and information type session that allows for new actors to network, mingle, learn, pool resources, and connect (on a weekly basis).  This program is geared  toward support and help and is not costly at all.  The program is something offered to students by the studio it is not a primary program being sold by the organization. 

Error #2

"On the website they have one person only that is a casting director by the name of Ty Harman who claimed he was in charge of casting certain television shows. When I IMDB Ty Harmon he was just the assistant to the real casting director and was never in charge of casting any projects."

The casting director mentioned above will be present at the business for a workshop.  The business does not claim to employ TY or work with TY on a regular basis on the website.  The claimant also slandered Ty Harman's casting career.  Primarily because they misspelled the casting director's name in their search... "When I IMDB Ty Harmon..."  The claimant misspelled the casting director's name.  TY Harman is a casting director that has been actively casting in the business since 1994.  Harman is listed in IMDB and has cast for Disney's "KC Undercover," "The Game," "Girlfriends," and 10 other productions in both television and film.  Harman was even listed on backstage.com as having a "top 4 workshop" (Search: Ty Harman "4 of This Week’s Great Workshop Listings!").  Please conduct a search with the correct name as the initial claim has lead to an actual outright defamation of the casting director's character. 

 

Error#3

"Warning to all parents and aspiring adult actors. Stay away from small mom and pop production places that are also trying to do acting programs because they are only having them to help pay their bills for their failing small production business. Stay away from places that claim to have acting classes for preK kids which are too little to be in a acting class. You cannot teach kids about acting if they do not know how to read. If you are in doubt about the instructors that teach the class and want to research them I would suggest that you do a Internet Movie Data Base search." 

No need to issue a warning to any parents here.  The business in question has been in this industry for almost two decades.  They have always put helping their students first.  The company moved to a new office but is not failing (even in the midst of all the economic changes that have occurred within the country in the last 10 years).  In addition, the above claim about fake acting classes for toddlers is completely unfounded.  None of the creative play sessions claim to help toddlers learn how to act. It is simply creative play via the arts and is not marketed as anything other.   

The business encourages parents to visit the site, research,  call or attend a trial class to experience the business for themselves.  I have witnessed this an employee there is never any pressure or unwillingness to provide information.

If the claimant of this post truly felt wronged and was truly looking for some acting classes... Then I would encourage them to take the tour of the studio and schedule a sample class.  They will find out that all that they posted above was absolutely incorrect. 

However, this claim reeks of outright malice. 

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

NOT ONE BIT OF TRUTH...

AUTHOR: N.R. - (USA)

 We've been an upstanding Claremont business for 16 years, spending two years prior to that in Upland. We specialize in training actors. We are NOT a production company but we are a production studio. We open our doors to the people in the local community who may have small production needs. Our VERY strong, world renowned, acting business of 18 years welcomes all actors in for an indepth view of our offerings, to meet our teachers or try a class! What ever the problem of this person who has apparently NEVER come in to the studio but is speaking on what they read on the window, seriously needs to assess what the benefit is of this report is. Anyway, join the fun and meet the wonderful parents and adult actors who have been long time patrons of our studio.

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