Hey I Saw Your Commercial

★★★☆☆
  • 1017 La Brea Ave

    Los Angeles, CA 90019

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  • 323-939-4612

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Despite the negative reviews, I decided to take his free class and enroll in the program. I was excited, wanted to believe the best, and came in his class with a positive attitude. Heres what you can expect :
Each class is nothing more

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★★★★★

Despite the negative reviews, I decided to take his free class and enroll in the program. I was excited, wanted to believe the best, and came in his class with a positive attitude. Heres what you can expect :
Each class is nothing more

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I don't remember how I originally found Michael Pointer's Class but I look back at all I've accomplished in the business in regards to my career that I am so happy I did. The camera, let alone reading copy can be a very scary thing when you aren't comfortable with it. Michael's class taught me the fundamentals that I still use today. He taught me some great lessons of the business of acting. I always say believe everything and then believe nothing. I know this town has a lot of small scams going on but his is not one of them!!!
He certainly cares for the actors who take his class because he wants them to be successful which in turn makes his class successful. I am with one of the top commercial agencies in Los Angeles and It may have taken me years and years of mistakes and money learning what he teaches from the mistakes he's made a long the way. I also feel that because of what I learned in his class it helped me to sign with a strong commercial agency. I would suggest taking advantage of the free first class and if you don't feel comfortable holding your space with a credit card I think you can just call and reserve on the info line. You learn a great deal just from the first free class and really a person should determine on their own whether a particular class will benefit them. Think of it as your little audit. Most teachers have closed classes they want you to pay all your money up front. I recently booked a Virgin Mobile commercial and was doing a little google search for good ole' Michael Pointer and was saddened to see the negative reviews. I honestly hope you do your own research or at least show up to the first free class to see what all the hype is about you'll be glad you did. I want to send out a personal thanks to Michael Pointer for the knowledge you've taught me. HI Michael Hope this makes you smile when you see this one day!!! Karla Guy
www.KarlaGuy dot com

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★★★★★

I don't remember how I originally found Michael Pointer's Class but I look back at all I've accomplished in the business in regards to my career that I am so happy I did. The camera, let alone reading copy can be a very scary thing when you aren't comfortable with it. Michael's class taught me the fundamentals that I still use today. He taught me some great lessons of the business of acting. I always say believe everything and then believe nothing. I know this town has a lot of small scams going on but his is not one of them!!!
He certainly cares for the actors who take his class because he wants them to be successful which in turn makes his class successful. I am with one of the top commercial agencies in Los Angeles and It may have taken me years and years of mistakes and money learning what he teaches from the mistakes he's made a long the way. I also feel that because of what I learned in his class it helped me to sign with a strong commercial agency. I would suggest taking advantage of the free first class and if you don't feel comfortable holding your space with a credit card I think you can just call and reserve on the info line. You learn a great deal just from the first free class and really a person should determine on their own whether a particular class will benefit them. Think of it as your little audit. Most teachers have closed classes they want you to pay all your money up front. I recently booked a Virgin Mobile commercial and was doing a little google search for good ole' Michael Pointer and was saddened to see the negative reviews. I honestly hope you do your own research or at least show up to the first free class to see what all the hype is about you'll be glad you did. I want to send out a personal thanks to Michael Pointer for the knowledge you've taught me. HI Michael Hope this makes you smile when you see this one day!!! Karla Guy
www.KarlaGuy dot com

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If you do not want the honest truth about how to navigate within an industry that will eat you alive, then stay away from this class. If you do not want to get knowledge that many agents, managers and other "so called" professionals would hide from you, then stay away this class. If you are too afraid to go outside of yourself and actually realize that you have more talent than you realized, then stay away from this class. If you are so accustomed to hearing negative things about yourself and told that "you will never make it" then stay away from this class. If you want to run game on someone who is just trying to do the right thing, then stay away from this class. Haters, just stay away. Period.

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★★★★☆

If you do not want the honest truth about how to navigate within an industry that will eat you alive, then stay away from this class. If you do not want to get knowledge that many agents, managers and other "so called" professionals would hide from you, then stay away this class. If you are too afraid to go outside of yourself and actually realize that you have more talent than you realized, then stay away from this class. If you are so accustomed to hearing negative things about yourself and told that "you will never make it" then stay away from this class. If you want to run game on someone who is just trying to do the right thing, then stay away from this class. Haters, just stay away. Period.

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If you go to his website you should be able to tell his is a bad program. Regardless, all these claims of his "fraudulent business practices" are absurd.

The terms of payment are on his website and you all should have been smart enough to read it before writing a check or giving someone named "Coach Mike" your credit card number.

FROM THE SITE:

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All payments being made weekly are due at the beginning of each class, each week. Please have your payment ready when you arrive to class to expedite the payment transaction quickly. Please make checks and/ or money orders payable to SUCCESS INCORPORATED.

In the event you are unable to take the course you have signed up for before the course starts, any and all payments (payments in full or deposits) that have been made will be put on hold for up to the ??next two courses? or next 60 days. Meaning, if you do not make up your course within the next months session (check the times and days as they switch in the next month) You will have 1 more month (the next consecutive month) to make up the course or days you have missed.

If you miss the 60 day period any and all payments will be forfeited and you must pay for the courses to be made up. This includes payments in full, deposits, etc..

All deposits/payments are non-refundable, i.e., deposits made at the seminar, online or in class. We do not refund any deposits or payments for any of our courses i.e., Level 1, Level 2, Commercial Improv Mastery, Agent Showcases, Commercial Print, etc... The materials fee is also non-refundable. Monthly agent showcases are priced separately from the cost any course we offer. To attend a showcase please see the instructor for current pricing and agents in attendance for the month.

Once the student agrees to take the 4 week course and we reserve a seat, our understanding is that the student will complete 4 consecutive classes. Your seat will be saved and will not be given away to another student for the next 4 weeks. If the actor misses a class and is making payments, the make up class must be paid for in advance before the class for a continuation hold to be put on the seat saved. If the actor drops out of the course before 4 weeks end, the actor will be billed for the remainder of the balance owed of the cost of the course ($210). For class make up dates see Coach Mike.

Note: We reserve the right to refuse services to anyone that is abusive, disruptive and/or hindering other students from learning. Students with such behavior will be removed from the course without a refund of any deposits and/or payments made.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you go to his website you should be able to tell his is a bad program. Regardless, all these claims of his "fraudulent business practices" are absurd.

The terms of payment are on his website and you all should have been smart enough to read it before writing a check or giving someone named "Coach Mike" your credit card number.

FROM THE SITE:

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All payments being made weekly are due at the beginning of each class, each week. Please have your payment ready when you arrive to class to expedite the payment transaction quickly. Please make checks and/ or money orders payable to SUCCESS INCORPORATED.

In the event you are unable to take the course you have signed up for before the course starts, any and all payments (payments in full or deposits) that have been made will be put on hold for up to the ??next two courses? or next 60 days. Meaning, if you do not make up your course within the next months session (check the times and days as they switch in the next month) You will have 1 more month (the next consecutive month) to make up the course or days you have missed.

If you miss the 60 day period any and all payments will be forfeited and you must pay for the courses to be made up. This includes payments in full, deposits, etc..

All deposits/payments are non-refundable, i.e., deposits made at the seminar, online or in class. We do not refund any deposits or payments for any of our courses i.e., Level 1, Level 2, Commercial Improv Mastery, Agent Showcases, Commercial Print, etc... The materials fee is also non-refundable. Monthly agent showcases are priced separately from the cost any course we offer. To attend a showcase please see the instructor for current pricing and agents in attendance for the month.

Once the student agrees to take the 4 week course and we reserve a seat, our understanding is that the student will complete 4 consecutive classes. Your seat will be saved and will not be given away to another student for the next 4 weeks. If the actor misses a class and is making payments, the make up class must be paid for in advance before the class for a continuation hold to be put on the seat saved. If the actor drops out of the course before 4 weeks end, the actor will be billed for the remainder of the balance owed of the cost of the course ($210). For class make up dates see Coach Mike.

Note: We reserve the right to refuse services to anyone that is abusive, disruptive and/or hindering other students from learning. Students with such behavior will be removed from the course without a refund of any deposits and/or payments made.

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Mike Pointer is a very dishonest, fraudulent man. Signing up for his class has caused me nothing but stress and more stress. Please, please, I warn you, do not believe the things he says. He is a pro at skewing information and selling his "services" to you. He has a way of convincing people to put down a deposit at his free class without telling people the consequences for putting down such a deposit. Here they are: (1) If you pay with your credit/debit card, know that he keeps all your information on record. He will, I repeat, WILL withdraw funds from your account without your authorization. To date, he has withdrawn almost $200 from my account without authorization. (2) There is absolutely NO cancelation policy. Forget the fact that he doesn't even draft a contract detailing his services and and payment policies, and the fact that bbbureau states that businesses like him should have cancelation policys whether they choose to draft one or not... After attending one of his classes - I only went to one and decided it wasn't for me - I decided that I no longer wanted to attend since I did not get the services I was led to believe I would, I tried to cancel (had already paid about $75). I did not ask for the $75 back, I only wanted to discontinue payment since I would no longer be attending. Well, needless to say, he refused and withdrew 2 separate charges of $67.50 from my account!! (3) He is rude and degrading. When I told him (plesantly) that i wished to cancel. He called me back and immediately began berading me (no joke), telling me that I'm an arrogant person who thinks she knows everything and that I would not get anywhere in life with that kind of attitude, etc (Seriously, I checked other scam alert websites and lo and behold, he has a history of talking to people in this manner).
Moral of the story is that if you do decide to take his classes safegurad yourself, pay in cash. He knowingly doesn't abide by the law, and I am still paying for that.

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★☆☆☆☆

Mike Pointer is a very dishonest, fraudulent man. Signing up for his class has caused me nothing but stress and more stress. Please, please, I warn you, do not believe the things he says. He is a pro at skewing information and selling his "services" to you. He has a way of convincing people to put down a deposit at his free class without telling people the consequences for putting down such a deposit. Here they are: (1) If you pay with your credit/debit card, know that he keeps all your information on record. He will, I repeat, WILL withdraw funds from your account without your authorization. To date, he has withdrawn almost $200 from my account without authorization. (2) There is absolutely NO cancelation policy. Forget the fact that he doesn't even draft a contract detailing his services and and payment policies, and the fact that bbbureau states that businesses like him should have cancelation policys whether they choose to draft one or not... After attending one of his classes - I only went to one and decided it wasn't for me - I decided that I no longer wanted to attend since I did not get the services I was led to believe I would, I tried to cancel (had already paid about $75). I did not ask for the $75 back, I only wanted to discontinue payment since I would no longer be attending. Well, needless to say, he refused and withdrew 2 separate charges of $67.50 from my account!! (3) He is rude and degrading. When I told him (plesantly) that i wished to cancel. He called me back and immediately began berading me (no joke), telling me that I'm an arrogant person who thinks she knows everything and that I would not get anywhere in life with that kind of attitude, etc (Seriously, I checked other scam alert websites and lo and behold, he has a history of talking to people in this manner).
Moral of the story is that if you do decide to take his classes safegurad yourself, pay in cash. He knowingly doesn't abide by the law, and I am still paying for that.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: He has fraudulent business practices

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Does this business even deserve one star? Perhaps one, for he does offer a lot of information in his class. And the way in which he delivers the information is incredibly believable. After the fact, I don't hold much merit to anything that was said in the tiny room packed with 20+ people where he rushed us through our excercises. You see, if all else failed, Mike Pointer could have a successful career as a used car salesman. Every class started with a sales pitch for his next class, his great headshot package, his "VIP" membership offer. But regardless, I kept going back, that is until we scheduled a photoshoot. $250 for 4 looks, in an hour. I should have known. Lets just say it was a catastrophe. His demeanor was similar to that of a drill sargent and my discomfort came across in the photos. When the whole train wreck of an ordeal was over, he handed me the disk. When I got home and started to look through the images, my heart sank . There were 150 + images of me in a putrid orangey yellow shade and many were out of focus. I tried to maintain an upbeat attitude.I printed them out and took them to him to help me "pick out the bests" and I told him I was a little upset that they were all shot with the wrong camera settings.He had the oddacity to tell me that I will not get far in life with an attitude like mine.I needed to follow through, hire his retoucher, and they would fix my little upset. Mike Pointer said it was common for photographers to take over a hundred photos and the subject look like they had jaundice.They just had to hire his retoucher! I got them professionally retouched, but they were shot as low quality jpgs and couldn't be salvaged except for maybe a nice framed photo for grandma, but not a professional headshot. When asked for a refund he responded with a condescending and accusatory e mail. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this man unless you are looking to hire a used car salesman.

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★☆☆☆☆

Does this business even deserve one star? Perhaps one, for he does offer a lot of information in his class. And the way in which he delivers the information is incredibly believable. After the fact, I don't hold much merit to anything that was said in the tiny room packed with 20+ people where he rushed us through our excercises. You see, if all else failed, Mike Pointer could have a successful career as a used car salesman. Every class started with a sales pitch for his next class, his great headshot package, his "VIP" membership offer. But regardless, I kept going back, that is until we scheduled a photoshoot. $250 for 4 looks, in an hour. I should have known. Lets just say it was a catastrophe. His demeanor was similar to that of a drill sargent and my discomfort came across in the photos. When the whole train wreck of an ordeal was over, he handed me the disk. When I got home and started to look through the images, my heart sank . There were 150 + images of me in a putrid orangey yellow shade and many were out of focus. I tried to maintain an upbeat attitude.I printed them out and took them to him to help me "pick out the bests" and I told him I was a little upset that they were all shot with the wrong camera settings.He had the oddacity to tell me that I will not get far in life with an attitude like mine.I needed to follow through, hire his retoucher, and they would fix my little upset. Mike Pointer said it was common for photographers to take over a hundred photos and the subject look like they had jaundice.They just had to hire his retoucher! I got them professionally retouched, but they were shot as low quality jpgs and couldn't be salvaged except for maybe a nice framed photo for grandma, but not a professional headshot. When asked for a refund he responded with a condescending and accusatory e mail. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this man unless you are looking to hire a used car salesman.

Cons: Mike Pointer is dishonest and greedy

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While his ratings may have been good IN THE PAST, my recent experience with Mike Pointer was HORRIBLE. I would like to find a way to copy and paste all of the emails that this so-called business professional of 9 years has sent me. He is quite EGOTISTICAL and disrespectful. There were some charges on my card that I did not understand, and it did not match a prior payment arrangment that I had with him. When I questioned him about it, the became Nasty, Defiant, Rude, and down right foul!! I would never refer anyone to take a class with this so-called professional again.

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★☆☆☆☆

While his ratings may have been good IN THE PAST, my recent experience with Mike Pointer was HORRIBLE. I would like to find a way to copy and paste all of the emails that this so-called business professional of 9 years has sent me. He is quite EGOTISTICAL and disrespectful. There were some charges on my card that I did not understand, and it did not match a prior payment arrangment that I had with him. When I questioned him about it, the became Nasty, Defiant, Rude, and down right foul!! I would never refer anyone to take a class with this so-called professional again.

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