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Hollywood Starz / Fraud

1 75 E. Prospect RoadOakland Park, FL, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 954-776-3945

Owner is NOT a licensed Agency. Charges people for a weekly workshop and claims to 'cast' them into one of his 'productions' Does not have any productions...does not have a production company. Does not produce films, commercials, infomercials or anything else but lies. Tells people that they must pay to be on his website or have their dogs on his website to be able to get booked. No one will book from his website. IT IS A SCAM! HE IS A FRAUD!

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  • Ja
      31st of Aug, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Yes, I was scammed by RON DENER, owner of HOLLYWOOD STARZ...also known as D.R.T.V... also known as FLORIDA STARZ TALENT & MODEL AGENCY...also known as TALENT SERVICES, INC. ...ALSO KNOWN as A.R.K. dba whatever name he dreams up!!

  • Er
      9th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    Billboard Magazine named Peter Bennett the #1 Promoter in the World! He was promoter for and managed (but not limited to) the following stars: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Brooke Shields, Gloria Estefan, Bob Hope... the list goes on and on.
    Here is what Mr. Bennett had to say about Ron Dener of Ron Dener Productions:
    "I arranged Mr. Dener to direct Bob Hope's last and final appearance as well as join me to direct my show, 'The Pete Bennett Show' at the Margo Largo featuring Donald Trump and Marla Naples.
    I know Ron Dener is an Excellent TV director whom I would recommend to famous stars and I was so pleased with his work that I asked Mr. Dener to direct me on camera. He has real talent and a way with people.
    I was also privileged to have visited several of his Acting Workshops and I believe no one gives more to the actor in the knowledge of getting the job! I've known Ron Dener for over 6 years and he is, in my opinion, a very gifted and talented director & teacher whom I look forward to working with in the future."
    For Validity of this statement please visit Mr. Bennett's website, PeterBennett.com

  • Py
      9th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    Anyone who knows how to check IMDb will be able to see he is not working on anything http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=ron+dener&x=0&y=0

  • Fr
      9th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    I'm Fred Aranzullo, I'm a professional director of photography and earn my livings as a videographer. I have known Mr. Ron Dener for 10 years. He has hired me for service on numerous television productions that he produced and directed. Over 30 TV commercials, as well as shows such as Pranks- as seen on network TV, Gays of Our Lives, Barkers Island which featured 35 speaking dogs! as well as all the different video show demos shown on TCN Website! I was also the videographer for " The Peter Bennett Show." To me, the highlight of working with Ron Dener was having Ron Dener Productions be the exclusive video company at the National NAPE Convention in New Orleans. I'm not sure how he did it but we were the only video company selected to be there. He was taped interviewing Carmen Electra, Ellen DeGeneres, as well as other famous celebrities (see video clips on Talentcastingnetwork.com)
    I got paid, as would any professional, and I certainly consider Ron Dener a gifted professional TV Producer & director and man of his word. I'm currently contracted to work for him on a TV infomercial on an energy drink and a new show, "your ticket to heaven"
    I hope we continue to work together for another wonderful 10 years being that I have learned so very much from Mr. Ron Dener.
    Feel free to contact me personally over the phone at (954) 404-6412

  • Ad
      12th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    Hello, my name is Adriane Clare. I created and started our agency during the Miami Vice days.. My job is to be the agency director and I am currently a consultant to Hollywood Starz and see that the agency runs smoothly and successfully. It has come to my attention some negative comments has come from an ex independent contractor. Lets get the record straight. First of all listen to the people denying some statements of the complaints. Do you want to listen to someone who is angry, bitter, and has never been in a commercial, TV production, or film? Someone who has only been with the agency for 5 months? OR people who have worked and been on payroll for years and years that are known professionally in the industry. This Ex-employee got paid by her contract and absolutely no money is due to her.
    Comments such as "no one got work from the website" are not valid, being as 3 weeks ago some of the animals got straight booking without auditions. We have cast auditions for speaking parts such as Jello, Toyota, Singer Sewer Machine, Stride Rite Shoes as well as numerous other auditions that our talent booked.
    For your information, we moved to our south beach location and just booked a talent for a major music artist's production. In short, our agency, not including 5 years on Miami Vice, has booked 362 Local & National TV commercials, 41 major movies and we recently placed 222 people on the 3rd season of Burn Notice. We are now in the works for casting for productions such as our new energy drink partner and a show called "Heaven." And anyone reading this is invited to come in to our new office in south beach by appointment. (same phone number) Ladies and gentlemen, you can either become a part of our success or we can put you in our inactive file. I hope you all see both sides of this situation and listen to the people who have known us for years and are making a living working with us right now and doing what they love. You decide what you want to do, with us or not we wish you the best of luck.
    As an affidavit to this statement you are welcome to call me at Hollywood Starz (954)-776-3945

  • Mi
      14th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    RON DENER IS LISTED IN THE who who in the ENTETAINMENT check out the GOOD THINGS
    LOOK AT HIS RESUME SO YOU SEE HIS EXPERIENCE IS REAL OR THE ABOVE PEOPLE OVER MANY YEARS
    WOULD NEVER ENDORSE HIM AS THE DO IN THEIR STATEMENTS.

    DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN IN SHOW BUSINESS AS LONG AS RON DENER CLICK HIS NAME ON talentcastingnetwork.com

  • Ad
      12th of Jun, 2011
    0 Votes

    if you check in with the Dept of Talent agents you will find that at the
    time of the so called statement that the agency was not license look up
    ARK Agency DBA Hollywood Starz. The license was on the wall all the
    time but people who never made it and tend to lie and be negative
    to justify the fact that they are losers. The agency been licensed since
    working on Miami Vice for 5 years! in the 80's
    Please see the Endorsement of people who are Successful and famous who
    knows and has worked with me for many many years and I am still working
    with these Famous People. The other people know me Less then 5 Months!

  • Ad
      12th of Jun, 2011
    0 Votes

    Jane Ireland lied on her job application, she is much older then she revealed.

    Her resume is not true please check her past employment listed.

    She does not pay Taxes Check the IRS to how much she was paid by me.

    She is a mental case and if you want proof a list of people will be glad to give you their names the say nothing good about this old lady.

    She was known to sleep in her car when she couldn't pay her rent!

  • Ja
      13th of Jun, 2011
    +1 Votes

    Adriane Clare, since you are Ron Dener's ex-wife, you need to be careful of what you say. What you posted here is all lies. Since you can not even spell my name correctly, it is obvious either you did not really check the facts or yet you are still believing of Ron the Con's lies.

    I never filled out an application to work at his hole in the wall. Therefore you have no idea what my age is. All of my employment is correct. Go ahead and call my employers, then call me!

    Yes, I HAVE paid my IRS taxes. Since I was not paid for several weeks during the 7 months I worked for your ex-husband, I obviously do not pay taxes for what I have not been paid. Yes, he STILL owes me money and I am not the only one.

    Mental case? So, since you were married to one, does that make you an authority on the subject? No, I am not one. Maybe someday you will actually face reality and understand what this man has conned many good people in Florida out of. That is why he was shut down by the State. Sure would love to see the 'list' he has concocted.

    For your information, I never slept in my car. I drove 30 miles each day to work for that ### and I owned my duplex and have tenants.
    He, on the other hand, was behind in his rent on the 'Agency', the 'photography studio' and the ''Pet agency'. Three monthsd to be exact. When the landlord came to collect the rent she found out he had removed his things...he had contacted people trying to get them to help and they would not. He was also behind of the water and electric. HE left his apartment to hide out with his 90+ year old mother...how pathetic is that?

    So, Adriane, next time you want to post something, make sure that you have your facts correct or you will open the door for a lawsuit. This is serious.

    FYI, The license of ARK dba Hollywood Starz had NOT been paid for 18 months at the time it was closed. It does not matter what he was calling his 'Agency' at the time, the licensed had not been paid. Since this was back in August of 2009, I suggest you get over it and get on with your life.

  • Ph
      22nd of Jun, 2011
    0 Votes

    Please Call Philip Bell president Of The BROWARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


    HEAR WHAT THEY SAY AND WHY THEY RECOMMEND RON DENER PRODUCTIONS

    954 496 4148

  • Vi
      26th of Jun, 2011
    0 Votes

    If RON DENER PRODUCTIONS do not do productions how do you EXPLAIN THE VIDEOS HE PRODUCED & DIRECTED

    SEE ON TALENTCASTINGNETWORK.COM THE VARIOUS VIDEOS ON THE DEMO PAGE

    SEE HIM ON CAMERA WITH CARMEN ELECTRA LISTEN TO WHAT CARMEN ELECTRA SAYS ABOUT RON DENER

  • Ro
      31st of Oct, 2011
    0 Votes

    Jane Ireland LIED on her Job Data Sheet showing her Real Age and other things she denies.

    If any one like to get a copy we would be glad to send it to you. Please request by calling
    Ron Dener Productions in NY 212 7147122 you must leave your full name,
    your phone numbers and e mail or address you want the document of proof sent.

  • Ja
      3rd of Sep, 2012
    0 Votes

    Ron dener is no doubt a real con artist and a lire I've worked with him on barkers island wastes so much of my time and money and at the end tossed as all out like we were nothing... İ know all of you that are posting all these nice comments about him I've worked with all of you before and your all no better then he is.

  • Ri
      8th of Sep, 2012
    +1 Votes

    Ron Dener is a scammer. He doesn't scam the casting directors who hire his talent as extras. He's a legitimate businessman on that side. But, he scams the people that he charges money to take acting classes and the people that he encourages to invest money with him.

    He tends to exploit senior citizens, getting them to invest large portions of their retirement savings in a new movie that's supposedly going to be a major commercial success. He will film the movie, but it will be garbage with very bad amateur actors from the classes. He knows the movie will go nowhere. There will be no return on investment. He pockets most of the money that is invested with him, rather than spending it on the production. I know of one woman who he managed to take $25, 000 from, that was left crying when she realized she had been scammed.

    To the students in the classes he will make up stories about people calling from Hollywood excited about the new movie he's working on. It's just lies to get gullible people to keep taking classes.

    Beware of Ron Dener. He's a monster.

  • Da
      2nd of May, 2013
    0 Votes

    If you value your wallet, stay away from Ron Dener and anything he is associated with. Anything in writing about his experience as a professional are all embellishments(lies). The only talent he has is preying on people who want and desire a chance in an industry that requires you have a talent. He was black listed long ago. If you truly have any talent, don't waste your time with this group. He has assumed many names over the years and many, many locations. To dodge. He is a con man. All of these so called testimonies stating how wonderful and talented he is are all fabrications. I know this because I made a costly mistake believing his lies. Learn from my mistake, stay away. Professionals in the industry provide solid backgrounds, his background is flimsy at best. Do your research. In today's computer world it's real easy. Talent Casting Network. No one even knows it exists. Just something made up to show you at your "cast call". Bottom line. Don't waste your time.

  • Ro
      7th of Oct, 2014
    0 Votes

    RON DENER IS A TRUE PROFESSIONAL WITH MORE THE 22 YEARS EXPERINCE

    THAT WHY HE IS THE OFFECIAL TELEVISSION PRODUCTION COMPANY FOR

    THE BROWARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 954 565 5750

  • Sc
      30th of Apr, 2015
    0 Votes

    Ron Dener is a scam artist. I got suckered into going to one of his acting classes which went nowhere. Then he sent me to a place to get head shots where they charged me a ridiculous amount. I'm sure he got a cut of that money also. Now that I am older and I look back on it I could see that it was just a big ridiculous scam. He would say that you very talented and that he could use a person like you in his next production. Then he would disappear and move somewhere else to scam other people. I don't know how he hasn't gotten his face kicked in yet!!!

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