ED Magedson – Founder
Vance Peyton Miller7904 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, California United States of America
I was signed to Advance LA in West Hollywood headed by Vance Peyton Miller, whom, I later found out works closely with John Robert Powers; a well-known crook in the talent agency world.
LET ME SAY THIS LOUD AND CLEAR:
Vance Peyton Miller is not a licensed agent. He is not SAG affliated, not a member of the ATA and not a member of the MTA.
He IS, however, a first class crook travelling around the country scamming young hopefuls of their money. Upfront fees are demanded and promises of milk and honey are made. Make a long story short:
This is a manipulative and dangerous individual who happens to be a convicted felon.
After booking several national commercials Vance Peyton Miller forged several checks made out to me for $15.000. After hearing a few stories about him, I went by his bank to see if the check would clear and it would not. Repeated attempts to get the money from him have been met with excuses such as "as soon as my production bond comes through" and "my accountant stole the money and skipped town".
I am currently in the process of filing all paperwork necessary to recoup my wages that were entrusted to him under the false pretenses of him being an agent, but were never forwarded to me. This is all fact. Documentation is in hand. Call the Labor Commissioner's office in San Francisco and ask to speak to Talent License division.
After a few heated arguments with him and his partner Terri Gammons, Vance threatened to, and I quote, "kick the living s**t out of me" if I did not shut my mouth and leave him alone about this.
Fortunately for me, however, my uncle is a detective for the LAPD who ran his name through the computer. I am not permitted to disclose detailed information about his previous convictions so I won't. Suffice to say, the guy is BAD, BAD NEWS and people need to be alerted. Hopefully, he'll be put out of business in the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, I am taking the case to court.
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