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    Report Distribution Companies (Scams, False Reports, etc...)

    Thought I would make a thread to discuss Distribution Companies that have screwed filmmakers out of there payments and claimed false negative profits.
    I you know of such a company talk about it here so all filmmakers my know to avoid that distribution company.


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    Default Echelon Entertainment

    Echelon Entertainment (US Distributor)


    False Reports:
    -Extra Negative Cost
    -Does not show real territory profits
    -Is in many lawsuits



    Avoid with at all costs.


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    I cant believe echolon has not been sued into the ground


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    Echolon has such a bad rep, but people still take there films to them, it BLOWs my mind!


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    Oh by the way nick its Jay from the NBCuni backlot days! "Hey you got a cig?"


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    I will keep this in mind for sure thanks


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    You guys wont believe this but iTi from Echelon called, and wanted my copy for the more Brush With Death, I said sure, for the right amount. She said she will talk to Mark, LOL


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    Beware of Andra-Nina Davis and Major League Productions. She supposedly promises to promote and raise funds for your film project. She takes a huge fee up front and doesn't do shit but make false promises and tell one lie after the next to keep you hanging.


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    Default Beware andra Nina Davis

    Yep, she screwed me out of $3500. Kept making crazy promises one after the next. She is totally full of it but talks a good game-

    Beware!!! Do not give Andra-Nina Davis money- she is a scam as far as I can tell


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    Default Fight Back - Echelon Studios

    What is the best way to seek redress against Echelon Studios, who have had my Action movie "Fight Back" and still have for years without ever providing me with a sales/rental report or giving me a dollar?

    Surely there is a government department that governs fair play?


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    Has anyone had any experiences with Craig Santy at Great Eastern International Inc? I signed with him through Alex Nohe 'Walking Shadows Productions' over a year ago and despite promises of payment for rights to my movie in China have not received anything yet. Just posting here to see if other filmmakers have had any experiences with this?

    While it may just be unusually long delays due to the red tape involved with the Chinese government, if any filmmakers here have signed with them [Craig Santy or Alex Nohe] and received or not received checks for China distribution post it here. I am of the understanding there are a number of other filmmakers who have signed agreements like this with this firm and have not seen a dime yet. not making accusations, just shaking the trees at this point.

    I know these days distribution is a tough game, even for distributors, so again I'm not making any accusations here, but I think filmmakers should list their good and bad experiences on forums and share information freely.

    When filmmakers have good experiences with distribs they tend to keep it to themselves and the same with bad experiences!

    I will also add here there are a number of 'distribution gurus' out there with books and workshops and forums that deliver completely useless information, so beware.


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    Interesting, have you been able to receive "Reports" at least? Like how much you are owed?

    I run a distribution company and its a BITCH when it comes to accounting. But if someone wants a "report" this should be easy.

    Also a year is WAY to long, but when was the last time you reached out?


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    McMurran: Your post showed up twice so I deleted the second one.

    Nick: That happened to me the other day fyi.

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    Nick,

    I actually posted the reply twice but both were removed. They showed up for a day or two and then disappeared.

    Mark


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    So I'll try to reply again.... Nick, in answer to your question, I reached out to them about a week ago. I got a response that said 'We're working on a deal' but that's about it. It could very well be they are working on a deal, but my previous phone conversation with them it was stated the film had already been accepted and was running. I've tried Chinese search engines to find our film but came up empty. So if anyone has had any experiences positive or negative with this company please share here. Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcurran View Post
    So I'll try to reply again.... Nick, in answer to your question, I reached out to them about a week ago. I got a response that said 'We're working on a deal' but that's about it. It could very well be they are working on a deal, but my previous phone conversation with them it was stated the film had already been accepted and was running. I've tried Chinese search engines to find our film but came up empty. So if anyone has had any experiences positive or negative with this company please share here. Thanks!
    Got it,

    Yea, I don't have a ton of experience with selling territories like that. Normally what I do is license China territory to Netflix. Give it a couple weeks and reach back out to see if there is an ETA. There should absolutely be an ETA, if there is not then only at that time would I get a little worried.


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    Happy New Year! Have any filmmakers here signed with foreign distributor "108 media corp" out of Canada? Talk about shady characters...They owe us thousands based off the sales reports and have basically went MIA the last month or so after weeks of excuses and lies. Abhi Rastogi is the shady CEO. We're looking into initiating a law suit it's just tricky because they're not in the USA.


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