Thursday, May 29, 2008

Parent Contact Information - Post Here

Please list your name, your child's name and an e-mail address where the authorities or other familes can reach you. Please do not post pictures, telephone numbers or street addresses as this information is public and anyone has access to it.

114 comments:

Fran said...

My name is Fran Clairmont. I am the mother of Hillary, who was signed up for the Professional Track (4.0) at PMAA in Seattle. My contact information is fclairmont@gmail.com.

Lori said...

My name is Lori Murray. I am the mother of Julia (age 11). Professional 4.0.
lorimurray40@msn.com

miswip said...

My name is Christine and I am Emily's Mom, age 11. My contact info is Miswip@msn.com. I would contribute to any legal action being taken.

brandon said...

My name is Lisa Blassingame. My son Nolan (age 8) was signed up for the professional track in Seattle. I can be contacted at lisab-3@hotmail.com. I will also contribute in any way possible.

Jody said...

My name is Jody Vanhulle. My daughter Kourtney, age 13, was enrolled in PMAA for the professional 2.0 program. My email address is doctalktranscription@comcast.net

Dennis said...

I'm Dennis Oswalt, father of Daniel who is 6. We signed up for the Professional track 2.0 and paid for photos (zed cards) that have PMAA's phone number and address printed on them. My contact info is doswalt@saturnforseattle.co

Darrin said...

My name is Darrin Dettloff. I am the father of Tiare-Lee. I am interested participating in any legal proceedings generated in relation to this matter. I can be reached at ddettloff@wavecable.com

hajro said...

MY NAME IS HAJRO DEDIC I AM FATHER OF ELMA.
MY CONTACT IS HAJRODE@HOTMAIL.COM
I WILL ALSO CONTRIBUTE IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE

ROBIN said...

My name is Robin McLarty the mother of Isabelle McLarty. My email address is
mclarty95@msn.com. Of course I will also be willing to contribute in any legal action as I am furious about this situation.

linda said...

My name is Linda, I have contacted the State Atty Gen. and listed a complaint. Also rip report .com
Complaint # 331033

My daughter Lauren is 9 and our email is
ljgossett@yahoo.com
Will all you permission, I will set up an email group?

Colleen said...

My name is Colleen Bombatch. My daughter Ashleigh(age 12) was signed up for the Professional Track 2.0. My daughter is very upset over this situation, it is so unfair to the kids. My husband and I will contribute to any legal action being taken. I will be contacting our lawyer to see what can be done about this. If I have any helpful info I will let you all know. My contact information is bombs@verizon.net

Tom Skelly said...

My name is Tom Skelly and my son Thomas was a student in the 10 YO class. I have the origional contract that we signed and a phone # for the talent evaluator from the Open Audition. Have contacted Sheriton, Bellevue, Sheraton corporate, KIRO advertising division and will be calling the AG's Office at 10 am. My email is goldenbears7@comcast.net and phone is 425-286-6627. We need as many people to form a cvlass action against as many people as we can get the information about...Owner, and other principals, etc... Unfortunatly our children were used to perpetrate this fraud on the parents. Best of luck to us...

miswip said...

I would be open to an email list as well as this so we can make some traction.

Who ever has an attorney that will bite-I have all the contract info, as well as the business card of the talent scout. I am willing to share documents.

-Christine

Lisa said...

Hi, I am Lisa Seah, Darius's mom. He was enrolled in the acting course at PMAA Seattle. He is so heartbroken! His father and I are willing to join in a class action suit with other parents. My contact info is lseah2006@hotmail.com

linda said...

I have sent all the folks listed here a general email, so we may begin having better communication with each other faster... In my email, I state that I will remove you if you don't want to be contacted via email... so watch your email and bulk for my email...

Linda

Jen Craig said...

My name is Jen Craig. I am the mother of Emily (age 11) who was signed up for the career 4.0. She is heartbroken as well. My contact information is jlcraig67@comcast.net and I would love to be on the contact list. Hopefully we can get a class action suit with a lawyer who will take the case on contingency.

Lauri said...

My name is Lauri, mother of Carlyn (10). Professional 4.0. lauribeaudry@hotmail.com

Teresa said...

My name is Teresa Carr. My daughter is Kylie, age 13. We paid for the 1 year program. My email is tish@johnsoninsolympia.com

gcbaias said...

My name is Cami Baias. I am the mother of Marcus Baias who is 6 yrs. old which was enrolled in the Acting and Modeling Focus (Fundamentals 2.0). My contact info is GCBAIAS@AOL.COM. I have contact information for Zack Annous (National Talent Director), Anna (which was in charge of the photo department), also Benay (which was the national education director and worked at the headquarters in California), and PMAA. I am willing to participate in any legal action taken.

Franklin said...

My name is Franklin Hsu. I am the father of Thomas who is 10. My contact information is franklin@iocma.com. I am in for any legal action.

KnPBryson said...

My name is Kevin Bryson, Jennifer (8) is our daughter. Jennifer was signed up for the Fundamentals 2.0 for 6 months. Her class was Saturday afternoons. We were just starting to schedule the photo shoot. I guess we're fortunate that we hadn't done that part yet.

You can add us to any email list knpbryson@comcast.net

We're in support of pursuing whatever recourse we can. I contacted the Attorney General's office last night. Just left them a "heads-up" notice.

It's sad... I tried googling them way back in January, but couldn't seem to find anything bad back then. Now I'm finding lots of red flags!

Barb said...

My name is Barb Williamson and my daughter is Callie (9 yrs old) she was in tract 2.0 My contact informaiton is dbcwilliamson@comcast.net

Sharon said...

My name is Sharon in Las Vegas and my son is 9 and signed up. We would like to be involved in any legal action that will be taken.

mvillaflor said...

My name is Mary Anne Villaflor. I am the mother of Melissa (Age 11), who was signed up for the Professional Track (4.0) at PMAA in San Diego, CA. We are interested in participating in any legal proceedings generated in relation to this fraudulent matter. My contact information is
4mvillaflor@cox.net

Shawn said...

My name is Shawn Dawson and the father of Bret Dawson (age 8). We paid for the Fundamentals Track and photo shoot. Our contact info is shawnd@san.rr.com and ginad@san.rr.com. We are in San Diego.

tanvir said...

hi .i am tanvir ,and kinza mohammad father,i will cooperate with every one on this legal action against pmaa.i have paid all my savings and from my tax refund to these people,just to make my kid happy.my email is tanvir@q.com. god bless all.

bethany9698 said...

My name is Elizabeth Williams and I am the mother of Tyler (age 12). My email contact information is Bethany9698@aol.com

russ said...

My name is Russ, our girl Kelsea Professional track 2.0. Shocked and overwhelmed, too much for our little one to process. So betrayed and sad. interested in a class action lawsuit.

russ said...

rgbdab@msn.com

patsukert said...

My Name is Pat Sukert father of Lainey(7). Signed up for 2.0 and 2 private lessons. Lets put this guy away. Someone call 60 minutes looks like a story they would like to track down.

patsukert said...

pesukert@hotmail.com

anne said...

My name is Anne Downing. My daughter is 6 and was in the acting class. My contact info is anne@demetrio.com I am in for legal action as well.

Shansun said...

My name is Shannon Sunde and I am Isa's mom, she was signed up for Fund 2.0 and a purchased a photo shoot, which we did not receive. I can be reached at shansunde@verizon.net or shansunde@mac.com. I will help in anyway possible!

Shansun said...

My name is Shannon Sunde and I am Isa's mom, she was signed up for Fund 2.0 and a purchased a photo shoot, which we did not receive. I can be reached at shansunde@verizon.net or shansunde@mac.com. I will help in anyway possible!

Patti Wagner said...

My name is Patti Wagner. I am the mother of Kaleah & Jazzlynn, who were both signed up for the Fundamentals Track (2.) at PMAA in Seattle. My email address is patti.wagner@wamu.net.

mar9ch said...

My name is Diana Worley I am the mom of Tabatha (15). My contact information is mar9ch@aol.com

Kimberley said...

My name is Kimberley Loveless and I am the mother of Kasi age 11. She is enrolled as a Professional 4.0 student. We are shocked and horrified by this! My contact info is Kimby31@comcast.net

shelli said...

My name is Shelli Critchlow. I am the mother of Jordyn (15), who was signed up for Professional Track (4.0). My email is shellijeff@msn.com and I will participate in any way.

Brian said...

My name is Brian, the father of Zoe (age 10). My contact information is bgzf@comcast.net

Linda W. said...

We are Steve & Linda Williams. We are the parents of Kevin (age 13). Career Track 4.0 in Tampa, Florida.

Linda W. said...

oops! Forgot to give our contact information, lwilliams45@tampabay.rr.com. We would like to join any class action suit. This is for our son Kevin (age 13) signed up for Career Track 4.0 in Tampa, Florida.

Yvette said...

My name is Yvette Baldwin. I am Marina Zeitler's (age 11) mother. I signed her up for Fundamentals 2.0 Acting Fucus. I paid by check and, fortunately, have not done the photoshoot.... This is outrageous and I am going to call the Attorney General's office on Monday.

We are in this together!
Yvette
texasyvette@hotmail.com

Wanda said...

My name is Wanda Adams. I am the Grandmother of Jessica Adams, who was signed up for the Professional 2.0 track at PMAA is Seattle. My contact information is kenandwanda@comcast.net. I would contribute in any way to any legal action being taken.

KB from Nashville said...

I am K. Bodin, the mother of my 11yr old son, that was signed up for the Professional Track (2.0) in Nashville TN. The first class was to begin today, May 31st. I have all of my documentation and even received a flyer in the mail after the audition took place. The flyer is very suggestive that it is supported by Nickelodeon/Disney as it states that you + audition=you on TV. It also states "Be on your favorite TV show Hannah Montanna Drake & Josh and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. I can't imagine Nickelodeon and Disney had any thing to do with this but who knows at this point! It is difficult to know who to trust now. I would be interested in contributing to any legal action taken. I can be contacted at imkybo@comcast.net and would like to be put on the email contact list.

KB from Nashville said...

I am K. Bodin, the mother of my 11yr old son, that was signed up for the Professional Track (2.0) in Nashville TN. The first class was to begin today, May 31st. I have all of my documentation and even received a flyer in the mail after the audition took place. The flyer is very suggestive that it is supported by Nickelodeon/Disney as it states that you + audition=you on TV. It also states "Be on your favorite TV show Hannah Montanna Drake & Josh and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. I can't imagine Nickelodeon and Disney had any thing to do with this but who knows at this point! It is difficult to know who to trust now. I would be interested in contributing to any legal action taken. I can be contacted at imkybo@comcast.net and would like to be put on the email contact list.

momof3kings said...

My name is Jill King, mother of Jonas (age 10). We payed for the professional 2.0 track for him here in Nashville, TN. My email is jeffking2008@comcast.net

Amy said...

My name is Amy. I am the mother of Ony age 6. She was only 5 when we signed her up for professional 2.0. magnusongirls@yahoo.com

reggie said...

My name is Reggie, I am the father of Brittany (age 13) Professional track 2.o at PMAA Seattle My contact is 1bellfamily@comcast.net

Jody said...

Giving you all an update with what my bank told me...I paid for my daughter's pics on 5/8 with my debit card and received half of my order last Saturday 5/24 but was still awaiting her portfolio which I don't count on receiving now. My bank is going to dispute that purchase but may take a couple of weeks before any word...They said there was nothing they could do about the check I wrote at contract time...If anyone can shed any light on what the next step to do is, that would be great...Thanks

Kim Miles said...

My name is Kim Miles, mom of Megan (age 8) we purchased Fundamentals track 2.0 + a photo shoot, and were just about to purchase the zed card and portfolio, thank god I didn't! Fran Clairmont and I and a couple of other parents, Linda and Tom, are really pushing hard to take these guys down and hard, they have certainly messed with the wrong city and partents. I will be posting some more information about class action lawsuits and how to start one very soon, also, if possible we all need to push hard with individual police and attorney general reports, and try our hardest to get other states involved in this in with us. All of us should be doing the most we can collectively to find trace and preserve evidence. Please do not call Timothy Leung about your photos as he does not have them and is just as upset as we are for our children. We need to push with Local police and judges to get them to seize the images of our children. Most of you will now have to become your childs manager and develop your photos that you do have and get your childs name out there to agencies yourselves. You can do it! MY CONTACT information is: kmiles38@gmail.com

marie said...

We signed up our son in Seattle. Our son's name is Will (7) and we are Allen and Marie Andersen. We received our photos and 3 classes. Our email address is
almariewill@comcast.net

atkinsmike said...

I am Michael C. Atkins. I am the grandfather of Samantha Nolting who was signed up for "Level II" training for one year. Our email is: atkinsmike@comcast.net

tina said...

My name is Tina Morales, mother of Joshua who was signed up for Professional 2.0. My contact information is ftjmorales@aol.com. I can contribute to any legal action being taken.

atkinsmike said...

I am curious, is this blog the one that we join to get on a class action lawsuit list? If so, who is "honchoing" it and can/will we all be kept up to date with progress and/or requirements from us? It certainly sounds like all here are willing to support this effort as am I. I realize it is still the weekend and there probably isn't much we can do until tomorrow, Monday June 2. Like many of you, I have filed an online complaint with the State Attorney General as well as the Better Business Bureau. I have also contacted "Get Jesse" of KING5 TV.

Pam in Nashville said...

My name is Pam from Nashville, TN. I was also duped and enrolled by daughter for the 2.0 ($2450) class, which was supposed to start today. I would like to get in touch with everyone from the Nashville area who paid for PMAA classes. Please email me at jrc2g@comcast.net.

We've sent emails to all the local TV stations, and tomorrow will send reports to the state Attorney General, TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigations), and Nashville police.

Tatevik said...

I'm Tatevik, I was the school receptionist for PMAA in Seattle. I am just as shocked and upset as all of you. All of the employees loved being a part of this program, it seemed very promising and none of us could imagine this happening. I have also contacted 20/20, Dateline, and NBC. We were successful here in Seattle by airing a piece on KOMO TV (abc affiliate in Seattle) and KIRO News Radio (cbs affiliate) on Friday. Many of you already have my contact info, if I can be of any help to anyone I can be contacted at tatevik19@yahoo.com

Catrina said...

My name is Catrina Robinson. My daughter Ericka, who is 7 loved the only 2 classes she got to attend. As far as the photo shoot, Anna kept calling to reschedule, so she never got pose. My email is catrinagr@yahoo.com

michelle312 said...

My name is Michelle. I signed my son up and cancelled the very next day. I still have not received my refund even though I have a voicemail saved that states my check was processed and sent to me.
michelle312@tampabay.rr.com

LauraA said...

My name is Laura Arnold mother of Elizabeth "Lizzie". I have filed a complaint with the Attorney Generals office and files a Fraud complaint with our credit card company. I will also support any and all actions being taken. My contact J4lulu@aol.com.

David's Mom said...

My son was enrolled in the 2.0 6-mo. program in Seattle. We had 3 classes, no photos, no meet & greets with casting directors or anything else. I have two more PMAA contact numbers I didn't see listed before:
Tim - auditions 888-577-6977
Zach Annous's assistant? 425-677-4265

We have to do something to let our kids know it's not OK to be corrupt and dishonest. Count us in when the class action suit gets started.

Paige said...

My name is Kay Robinson. I am the mother of Paige. (age 14) Professional track 4.0 in Tampa Florida.

Please contact me at kay.robinson2000@yahoo.com
or
paige-hunter@msn.com

Shauna361 said...

My name is Shauna Velasquez. My son, Miguel (age 10) was signed up for the 2.0 track at PMAA in Seattle. My contact info is shashoni219@hotmail.com.

Rich_Issaquah said...

My name is Richard Williams. I am the father of Jennifer Williams, age 8 who was signed up for Fundamental 2.0. My email is richmwusa@netscape.net.
I am interested in contributing or part of any lawsuit that anyone of you can organize.
Please also include me on your mailing list.

Rich_Issaquah said...

My name is Richard Williams. I am the father of Jennifer Williams, age 8 who was signed up for Fundamental 2.0. My email is richmwusa@netscape.net.
I am interested in contributing or part of any lawsuit that anyone of you can organize.
Please also include me on your mailing list.

Kathrina CW Sharman said...

My name is Kathrina Sharman. My husband Dave and I would like to participate in any class action suite. This is clearly a fraudulent process preying on children and caring parents!. Our Daughter Megan had the 2.0, 6 month course and other than three classes she attended in Bellevue, has not recieved the other content committed in the contract we paid $2,500 up front for (money we scrambled to find and are still hurting from). Count us in, feel free to contact me. Kathrina Sharman

Kathrina CW Sharman said...

Sorry - I forgot to mention that Megan is 10. My email is kcwsharman@hotmail.com.

minerva said...

My name is Minerva Quintana in Seattle, My daughter Daniela 9 yrs. was signed up for the professional track 2.0. I filed an online complaint with the AG last night. I called the 2 credit card companies to filed a dispute, I think you all should do that too. My e-mail is mquintana98005@yahoo.com I am willing to do anything to solve this.

fulltime said...

susan tucciarone, mother of identical twins boys,chris and john 12, was extremley costly, they also said our daughter tessa 9 was invited as the camera loves her. we couldnt afford to pay for three, but since the twins were now ready to act and learn, invested in the two of them, shouldve caught on to the fact that sean the model agent from the tampa convention center told us to come back to the tampa convention center tonight for contract and payment. we, a one income family, too were scammed

fulltime said...

correction, his name was zack not sean. we are from sarasota, and went to tampa convention center for auditions and call backs in florida

Angry Parents said...

Lyn and Michele Hodges from Las Cruces NM.
Incident happened in Albuquerque NM
Our Son is Casey Hodges and we paid $5,900.00 for track 4 instruction. Please keep us up to date on happenings.
Contact---shlly_hodges@yahoo.com

knw said...

My name is Karen Jacobs. My daughter is Peyton, who signed up for the Fundamentals Track on April 14, 2008 in Greensboro, North Carolina. We would like to be part of legal action taken against this company. I would like to see them prosecuted for what they have done to children and their families. My contact information is winreds2001@yahoo.com.

CorinneAct said...

Hi

My name is Corinne, I am the Exec Director of a professional acting school in St Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay) founded in 1992. I want to send my deepest heartfelt apologies to all who were hurt by these scam artists posing as legitimate training schools. It seems that this has been going on all over the country by this group (Pacific M&T) and I am surprised that they have gotten this far without being arrested.

My first advise to all is to call your local arts council and find a good school for your kids. Let's not allow this to turn them off to the arts.

My second advise is to get your state Legislators involved to keep your state from allowing these people to set up shop. We know in Florida that each time these types come into our state they leave with about a MILLION of your hard earned DOLLARS!!! Also get your State Attorney involved, and you might contact the FBI as well with your stories. Good luck with all of this....do not give up.

Next if you put this on a credit card of line of credit, your Bank might be able to help you trace them and get your money back.

Now, for those IN FLORIDA and especially Tampa Bay, if you have been ripped off by these people, VENUE ACTORS STUDIO is offing a summer camp for 50% off our regular price to you.

Please contact us at 727-822-6194 or via email at VenueActorStudio@gmail.com

our web site is www.VenueActorStudio.org if you would like more info on our not for profit group.

We want to help mend those little hearts out there which are aching today.

Sincerely,

Corinne Broskette, Exec Director
Venue Actors Studio

Craig said...

My name it Craig, father of Abby Tumbleson age 9. I can be contacted at ctumbleson@gmail.com.
We intend to persue this through the Attorney Generals office, BBB and my credit card company.

Sally said...

My name is Araceli Bantay, mother of Alyssa and Aaron. My kids were signed up for Fundamentals 2.0. My email address is aracelib@cox.net. We have filed a case with ic3.gov. Does anyone has case number for San Diego? Can somebody give me some tips on talking to the credit card company about reversing the charges?

Glenda said...

My name is Glenda Manuelito, mother of Colby. We signed up for the classes in Albuquerque, NM.

Glenda70@msn.com

Lorraine said...

My name is Lorraine Torres. I signed my daughter up in February for the 2.0 fundamentals. When we paid the $2500 I met the director Jeffrey Sikora right after. I just got such a horrible feeling about him and as soon as I got home I did a bit of research on them. I called the number on the top of my credit card slip to ask a few questions about the program and it was actually John Robert Powers in San Diego. She told me that they were not affiliated with PMAA which then made me really suspicious. I called our so called "talent Dirctor" Anna but of course she did not respond. I then called the JRP office the next day and asked for Anna Chan and they said "Oh, I'm sorry, shes out of town on business". I drove by the address in Seattle where the classes where the school was supposed to be but of course there was nothing. I sent a letter requesting that they cancel our contract within the 72 hours of signing and they actually did refund my money except for the $250 non-refundable deposit. My daughter was so upset that I cancelled it but now she finally realizes why I did. I think its appauling that these people can do this and get away with it. We all work so hard to give our kids a good future and how dare they just come along and try to take it from us.

Lisa said...

My name is Lisa Stuart. my daughters name is Brooke, she signed up May 17, with PMAA in Nashville TN. Contact info. jlkb@bellsouth.net

LYNDA said...

My name is Lynda Reyes. I am the mother of Jerika Reyes(age 11)also victimized in Tampa. My email address is prbambi2000@aol.com

Stacey said...
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Stacey said...

Stacey Penly... my daughter
(Whisperlin Scanland) was signed up with Brandon Harlow in Tampa for the Fundamentals 2.0 class
My email is hazeleyedflurt@aol.com

Sandra said...

My name is Sandra Nicholas, my daughter is Alexandra. I can be reached at nich1679@comcast.net. I will contribute to any legal action.

atkinsmike said...

My name is Michael Atkins, grandfather of Samantha Nolting.

Please contact me and let me know how I can contribute to bringing this evil &%$# down.

My email is: atkinsmike@comcast.net

Semir_Dedic said...

Please Keep Me Up To date on all of this

Semir_Dedic@Cocmast.net


thanks

Debi said...

My name is Debi Hipp and I enrolled my 8 year old daughter in the 6 month modeling class held at the Bellvue Shereton. All together I paid $2950 for tuition and photo session. My contact information is hippdd@comcast.net

Sherri said...

My name is Sherri Masga another family victimized by PMAA my age 7 daughter attended Sheraton Hotel Bellevue, WA my contact info is shermasga@hotmail.com
LETS PUT THESE LEECHES AWAY!!!
I filed a complaint with the Bellevue Police. Contacted the AG and was informed that I should contact the police. Not able to recover money from bank because it was authorized.

CorinneAct said...

It would be nice if everyone would post the city where they live. We continue to track this in Florida.
Corinne

Linda W. said...

Tampa people - We were able to file with the Tampa Police Department this morning (finally!!). According to my husband (he went down there this morning), everyone needs to file on their own but reference RPT #08-330609. The officer is at District 3 and the phone number is 813-275-3705. I will get the officer's name since the report is currently with my husband at work and he can't make it out. I just wanted to get this info out as soon as I could. I will add the officer's name later.

dreed in Nashville said...

My Name is Dawn Reed. I am the mother of Ian & Ashton, who were signed up for the Fundamentals and Professional Tracks. My contact info is jdgiareed@united.net. I am interested in participating and contributing with any legal action taken.

We filed a police report in Nashville and contacted the TBI and AG. We were directed to file a complaint with the Department of Commerce & Insurance division of consumer affairs. Please, anyone affected in middle Tennessee, contact Paul Vanstrum at (615)741-4737 to file an official complaint so PMAA can be prosecuted. The more that file, the more likely they were pursue these thiefs!

Linda tampa FL said...

My name is Linda Stamper and my daughter is April Johnson (Age 14), she was signed with Pacific Modeling and Acting Academy at the Tampa Bay Convention after a commercial that appeared on Nickelodeon my contact information is
lstamper2@tampabay.rr.com

Lisa Freberg said...

My name is Lisa Freberg, mother of Kailee, now age 10. Contact information is lisa.freberg@imb.com

andy said...

My name is Andy Claus. My son Zhane was signed up for Professional 4.0 at PMAA Seattle. My email address is andyclaus@comcast.net

Guy Atkins said...

My name is Guy Atkins, and my daughter Carmen Atkins (age 13) was enrolled in the Seattle PMAA, Professional 2.0 track.
mail@guyatkins.com

george said...

My name is George Hernandez and I am the father of Alana (age 11). Professional 2.0 in Albuquerque, NM. You can reach me at george.hernandez@pcg.com.

TonyH said...

Robert & Cheryl Huffer
Signed up for PMAA classes for our daughter Justine Huffer
in April 2008
No classes, no phone call, no pictures
Lost $8900
email: huffer7@verizon.net

tracy said...
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joanna said...

My nameis Joanna. Our daughter jackie was in the 2.0 class for two sessions in Albuquerque, NM. Kathy Eisner is the name of the talent agent who no longer answers her cell phone 408-464-2142- Melissa Hirschenson is the name of the talent agent from Innovative Artist, based in Los Angeles and New York,who helped to video and selet the children promoting Pacific Academy.

joanna said...

Email is jkatzman75@comcast.net

fulltime said...

We have filed with local, Tampa Florida, police and Attorney General. Is there anywhere else that we need to file with?
Also I shared this on another blog, Corinne, from Venue Actors Studio in St Petersburg, Florida, extended herself and studio to my twins who were also invited, accepted and scammed by PMAA. My kids have been attending her studio. today is day three, and they absoluteley love it. They are very legite, unbelievably so much more reasonable. Anyone in Tampa, St Pete, Sarasota area, yes, we drive there and back from Sarasota daily, however it is so worth it, please call Corinne, at Venue Studios, she is a doll, and truly shows so much compassion to my kids that were crushed by PMAA false promises.

Mr. Mick said...

Hey everyone,

I guess I am behind everyone else on this, but would like to be added from Seattle.

thanks

mattymack3@aol.com

mom4baby said...

My name is Michele LaPointe and my daughter's name is Jessica Johnson. Email is michelesline@yahoo.com
Thank you.
I hope I'm not too late.

jwalrus said...

My name is Joe Walser and my son is Josh (age 11). He was signd up for PMAA in Tampa. My email is jwalrus40@mac.com.

CorinneAct said...

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!

IF YOU WERE RIPPED OFF BY PACIFIC MODEL AND TALENT IN TAMPA, PLEASE CONTACT ME.

I have been called by the FDLE (FL Dept of Law Enforcement) in Tampa to assist them in compiling a list of people who were taken in by this scam last month. We believe that there were at least 30 kids involved from x # of families. There is no list of who was involved since the FDLE is still seeking the perps an have no records to go by.

So if you were part of the damaged group, or know someone who was taken by them, PLEASE contact Venue Actors Studio so we can put these people where they belong (hopefully in jail and get the FBI involved)

Thanks to everyone who helps to keep these criminals out of our state.
Lets start a letter campaign to the Gov and the DBPR so that these criminals have to register and be licensed by the state before they can set up shop and advertise.

Oh, did they go to the Miami area? I heard word of that as well.

PLEASE PASS THIS ON.

Corinne Broskette
Venue Actors Studio

VenueActorStudio@gmail.com

727-822-6194

CorinneAct said...

VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU LEAVE THE NAME OF YOUR CITY WHEN YOU POST. THERE ARE MAY SUITS GOING ON, WE NEED TO FIND THESE CRIMINALS AND PUT THEM AWAY BEFORE THEY HURT ANY MORE FAMILIES....

THANKS
CORINNE

atkinsmike said...

I just received a letter from the Bellevue (WA) Police Department stating they have completed their investigation and have turned the case (#08-5892) over to the FBI & WA-AG.

My credit union has put a hold on our payment of $5,900 to these bums, so they are not going to get anything from us. I am still unaware if a class-action lawsuit has been started. Can anyone provide info?
Mike Atkins, atkinsmike@comcast.net

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TamiS said...

My name is Tamara Sollitt. My daughter Ronni was signed up for track 2.0. I can be reached at sollitt_1@yahoo.com

TamiS said...

we (Tamara Sollitt) are out of the Seattle area- sorry for letting that one slip.

Julie said...

My name is Julie Fuller. I am the motehr of Emily age 8. I signed Emily up for the fundamentals class and we went to the first class at the Marriot Hotel in San Diego. Everything seemed good to go until the dreaded email. My contact information is fuller.jann@cox.net

Reese said...

My name is Reese Idica. I am the father of Daughter Chantel. We paid for track 2.0 in Las Vegas. My contact info is nureese@yahoo.com.

Angelica M. said...

My name is Angelica and I am the mother of Ruthie (age 8). We are in Albuquerque and would like to contribute to any legal action being taken. My contact is amadrid222@hotmail.com.

kelly said...

My name is Kelly and my daughter is Sam age 14 she just got a call back for Undiscovered talent group - Brandon Harlow is the main contact any new on them would be great we met again tomorrow to talk about cost. plz email me if any ideas whiskey_girl67@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Kelly, my daughter wants to know if undiscovered talent group is worth the money, time and energy to pursue. Can you relay your experience with them?

Dick Haynes said...

Kelly, my daughter wants to know if undiscovered talent group is worth the money, time and energy to pursue. Can you relay your experience with them?

Pamela Hull said...

I would be very cautious because there are groups of supposed "talent agencies" that go around the country scamming families out of money with false hopes that their "acting classes" will get them into TV commercials, shows, and movies. I was scammed in 2008, paying $2450 for classes, then we were notified that the classes were canceled because the company went "bankrupt." We never received a penny of our money back. A class action suit was started, but I never heard anything back from it either. These people get as much money as they can under one company name, then file bankruptcy, then start a new company under a different name. I have since heard radio ads for several companies with different names that sounded exactly like the ad that I had responded to, just changing the company name; they say their agents can get children into Disney shows as the hook.

I suggest doing some background research on the company, such as Better Business Bureau; if it was started recently (last year or two), it may not be legit. An established company around for many years may be ok. Also, if they are charging a lot of money, be wary. Check around to see how much local acting classes cost, probably a couple hundred dollars overall would be reasonable, maybe $30-$50 per class. If it's more than that, it's not worth it and possibly a scam. Also, you should be able to pay as you go (e.g., per class or per month), not all up front. These are all red flags.

You could also call or email your local chapter of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to see if they've heard of this company and if they are legit. http://www.sagaftra.org/locals
Our local chapter's website has a directory of SAG-endorsed talent agents for searching; yours may, too.

Basically, follow the rule, "If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is." It's best to get your child involved with local acting/theater groups and if they say your child has real potential for screen acting, follow their guidance on how to pursue that avenue.