Report: #1380078

Complaint Review: Film Monkey Studios

  • Submitted: Tue, June 20, 2017
  • Updated: Tue, June 20, 2017
  • Reported By: Gene — Stockton California U.S.A.
  • Film Monkey Studios


Film Monkey Studios Rebecca and Chris Portman Beware of Film Monkey Studios, Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada

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I read in one of your ripoff reports about a videographer not being paid by Film Monkey Studios in Las Vegas.  Add me to the list of another videographer who got stiffed for four weddings in the San Francisco Bay Area by the same Film Monkey Studios.  Since I'm in California I would have to file in the Las Vegas Small Claims Court to even register the legal problem and know they probably wouldn't even pay a judgement against them.  That's why I hope to alert as many brides and videographers to beware of this company's poor business practices.  They don't even follow the terms of their own written contracts.  They will write a contract for a videographer, saying they will pay $100 up front within 24 hours after the contract is received via email through PayPal, and the balance several days after they get the SD memory card of the wedding. But then come the excuses cited by another videographer on this same RipOff Report.

Also, PayPal seems to hold back any payments they do make until the check clears.  

I had feedback from unhappy brides and had to explain I have nothing to do with the business end or editing process. One bride said that Film Monkey Studios promised her two videographers, for which she paid, but I was the only one who showed up and videoed her wedding.  When she asked for a refund for the no show videographer, she got a reply, "We don't do refunds."  Very sad to see any company in America operating this way.  Yelp gives a bigger clue to the terrible experiences with dozens of complaints there.  

The Better Business Bureau in Las Vegas said they won't even rate them because they have gotten to many complaints! I've reported them for fraud to the Las Vegas Police Fraud Squad, but have not gotten any reply from them. The Nevada Department of Corporations has no listing for them, nor do they have a business license in Las Vegas.  It is difficult to file a Small Claims Court action if you live in another state, so one begins to see how scam outfits like this keep in business scamming more unsuspecting brides and videographers.  They started out at $50 an hour and it was slow pay for the first two weddings, then it dropped to $40 an hour and they refused to pay a $10 parking fee in congested Oakland at a wedding overlooking Lake Merritt, nor would they even pay $20 for gas roundtrip for me to get there.  Karma, where are you darlin'? We need you to star in Las Vegas at Film Monkey Studios!



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