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Report: #395145

Complaint Review: Connection Entertainment Connection - Career Connection - Film Connection - Jim Petulla-Brian Kraft - 6253 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles California

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  • Connection Entertainment Connection - Career Connection - Film Connection - Jim Petulla-Brian Kraft Radio Connection 23852 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 802, Malibu,California 6253 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California U.S.A.

Entertainment Connection - Career Connection - Film Connection - Jim Petulla - Brian Kraft Company stole $6,400 of re-training money from Workman's Comp., Defrauding the Insurance Company and the State of California 23852 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 802, Malibu California

*Consumer Comment: Crooks and liars

*Author of original report: Update On Radio Connection

*General Comment: Radio Connection Does Deliver

*Consumer Comment: They've done right by me.

*Consumer Comment: No Problems At All

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RadioConnection had dropped the price of tuition on their website over $2,000 less than the amount I was charged. I suspected this was a company in trouble and I asked for a refund. It had been a year and this company has not placed me in training at this point. I told John Stoffer I wanted a refund, that I had given them plenty of time to place me. He stopped returning my calls.

After two weeks of my calling and writing, I received an anonymous e-mail stating my request had to be sent to a Mr. Brian Kraft by regular mail and it could take up to 30 days for them to consider. I sent a letter by mail June 25,2008 by fax June 25,2008 and by email and they have not returned my calls. I wrote to my claims officer at Zenith Insurance and told her I believed Radio Connection intends to defraud Zenith Insurance Company and Workmans Compensation. My claims officer said Radio Connection told her the had tried to place me with 3 stations and I did not want any of them. This was absolutely a lie. She said the laws had changed in the last year and there was nothing she could do that I would have to take them to small claims court or call the Information and Assistance Officer. It has now been a year and 3 months. I am a 100% disabled Vietnam Vet and hoped and believed this training would replace the restriction I have in my right arm.

After that I began to have very serious doubts about this company. Before they got my retraining check, they hounded me by phone. Afterwords, during the process of placement, too many people had come and gone, there was a discontinuity in the communication in the company and with me, People there do not return your calls. I am a very patient and tolerant woman and right now I feel like an abuse victim of this company.

Anonymous u.r.i.
Oakland, California
U.S.A.

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#5 Consumer Comment

Crooks and liars

AUTHOR: oscardude - ()

POSTED: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This school is a fake are there "Good PUBLICTY HAS COME FROM THINGS THEY THEMSELEVS WROTE" go search the press releases there the authors... they have a blog set up by them about the lies and whatnot... they are scamers I am a current student BEING RIPPED OFF SINCE 06 i want to see reports from actual belivable sorces cause they havent done right by me 

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Update On Radio Connection

AUTHOR: Anonymous u.r.i. - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, July 15, 2010

After I filed a report with the California State Attorney General,  Radio Connection agreed to refund my tuition. with Zenith Insurance (representing Workman's Comp). They did not just return the money; they had to pay off my tuition  in 6 payments over several months.I was not able to use or continue any of that money for education elsewhere until it was paid in full by Radio Connection. 


The fact that Radio Connection could not pay the money back at once and only did so when I got the Attorney General's office involved speaks volumes. 

 I have NO doubt that not one cent of the $6500. they charged for my training would have been returned without the 15 months of constant effort on my part from every resource I could contact. It took over two years before it was returned.


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#3 General Comment

Radio Connection Does Deliver

AUTHOR: Moe - (United States of America)

POSTED: Thursday, July 15, 2010

I have had numerous business dealings with Entertainment Connection and their subsidiary, Radio Connection.  I have consistently found them to be a pleasure to do business with.  I wish all the companies I do freelance work for were as forthright, ethical and realistic as they are.  I'm 60 years old, and can say with complete conviction that they are in the top three companies I've ever done business with.

As to the complaint in question, I would first call attention to the anonymous nature of it.  Second, it's been two years since the complaint was issued and there was never any small claims case against the Radio Connection that I can find in any court records.  This would seem to indicate that much of what this person states is not valid.

Third, Radio Connection's stated policy, and I have no reason to doubt it, is that they take no money whatsoever until a student has met with a mentor and agreed to start their classes.  No application fees, no tuition fees, no charges of any kind until the student has met with their mentor and agreed to work with them.  So why would this person have forked over $6K plus without even meeting with a mentor?  It's a nice rant, but doesn't hold water or bear up under scrutiny.

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#2 Consumer Comment

They've done right by me.

AUTHOR: soundmanred - (United States of America)

POSTED: Monday, July 05, 2010
As I have previously stated. I
have just enrolled with www.filmconnection.com
and I couldnt be happier.  I have heard from many other enrollees and they are also very happy with the service they have received and also with the actual course. Nothing beats being trained by a real professional in a real studio, film production set or radio station environment. I have complete faith in Connections and so the many people I have heard from.
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#1 Consumer Comment

No Problems At All

AUTHOR: soundmanred - (United States of America)

POSTED: Monday, July 05, 2010
I
have just enrolled with Film Connection and I couldnt be happier. They sat me down and went through all my options.
They asked me exactly where I saw myself in, say 5 years time. They explained
that the curriculum would be tailored to suit me and my lifestyle, which is
great because I work part time at a local dealership. They also introduced me
to my mentor Isaac, who will teach me all I need to know about the movie making
business. He has many years of experience both in Hollywood and also in Europe.
This was perfect as I very much admire European film makers especially French
film makers such as Luc Besson and newcomer Pierre Morel. They both possess the
directing style that I would like to utilize. The other great thing is that
they have an easy payment system so that you can pay it off in low
installments, this is a great weight off my mind, allowing me to concentrate on
my studies and not how Im going to pay for it. Thank you. I have never experienced any discontinuity with communication with them, they were always available whenever I needed them.  Also I didn't realize the United States Army employed female soldiers during the Vietnam war? Please enlighten me on this.
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