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Sep 08 2012

People looking out for Hollywood writers: Eddie Kritzer, the scam that will not die

I got the following comment today, and I’m sharing it as a blog post for everyone.  If you haven’t read the Eddie Kritzer saga, I will include a bundle of links at the end.

Just a PSA to keep Eddie Kritzer (a.k.a. Andy King) on the radar.

I’m almost certain a weekly post on Craigslist in LA is Eddie Kritzer scamming writers.

I have seen this posted EVERY Saturday since I moved to LA about a year ago. I did some digging and discovered Eddie Kritzer, and this post sure sounds like the scam he runs.

Here is the content:

SELL SCRIPT OR BOOK (HOLLYWOOD)

Looking for writers that have a compelling story to tell. If you have a story that you believe in, and you cant believe it’s not at your local Barnes & Noble or on the Movie Screen, then email me.
Say in one sentence what your story is about. You cant? Then how do you expect to sell your movie or book, You cant..Do the best you can
You could make $5,000, $25,000, $125,000, it all depends on your story and if it connects with the public.
This is not a guarantee you will make it, it means you could make it, it depends how strong your story is.
You make money by the number of books you sell, or how much your script sells for
You must be committed and motivated, and have a passion for your story and believe in it

Location: HOLLYWOOD
Compensation: $5,000, $25,000, $125,000

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Eddie Kritzer: The Scam Artist

A “manager” or “agent” or “disgusting troll who used my business contact to actually call me to talk about having sex with me”, depending on who you ask. Advice: if someone asks you for a fee upfront to read your screenplay, they are not legit.  Further advice: If you want to hate someone, I highly recommend reading the disgusting e-mails he sent to me.  Warning: Graphic.

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  1. 1
    RCL

    Eddie Kritzer is pushing himself on EBAY Classifieds. PLEASE go on http://losangeles.ebayclassifieds.com/writing-editing/santa-monica/writer/?ad=23028778 and let EBAY KNOW HE IS A CROOK! I am in the business and people like Eddie hurts all of us!

  2. 2
    Nick

    Thanks for the tips! I got a message from the Eddie character just now, 4 minutes after I responded to a CraigList post. I decided to do some research before I took any further action. I was glad that I came into your post!!

  3. 3
    Tangela Oregon

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  4. 4
    lewis

    Dude.. I am not significantly into looking at, but for some reason I got to learn lots of posts on your blog site. Its incredible how fascinating it is that i can visit you very often. –

  5. 5
    K

    This guy is a total nut, pervert and freak who will not go away until you block him or have a lawyer call him

  6. 6
    Jimmy40

    Ashley,

    Thanks for your blog and info about Eddie Kritzer. I mistakenly put down my wrong area code so he resorted to email. Whenever I search for an agent I know I will get both the scammers and the rejections first. The legitimate replies take much longer. Thanks.

  7. 7
    Concerned Soul

    Eek!
    He apparently lives in my friends neighborhood and confronted her. Is this guy truly a stalker? If so what can I do to protect her?

  8. 8
    William G.

    Thank you for posting this great Information. The federal government will catch up with this thief….

  9. 9
    Michael Romano

    Thanks. Also be on the lookout for Creative Entertainment & Media Inc. It’s run by Bidwell Tyler III and Susan B Flanagan.
    They lie, they cheat, they steal. Total scumbags.

  10. 10
    Ala

    This guy wanted 1000 dollars upfront for ‘expenses’ to read my script. He kept on pressuring me and basically hung up when I said I wasn’t comfortable paying the money.

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