I have been in the Jewelry Industry since 1994 and have been involved in on-line jewelry sales since 2007. I sell high end jewelry and engagement rings on multiple platforms. My record is good and I have served thousands of clients successfully. On June 13, 2016 I was contacted by a client from eBay inquiring about a GIA Certified 3 carat Pear Shape Diamond. I went to a wholesale Platform called RapNet and found a company called Ninacci advertising such a Diamond. Ninacci advertised a 3.01 carat GIA certified Diamond for $17,079. I contacted the Company and spoke to the companies Director of Operations, Raman Nourizad. I asked Raman if the Diamond was available and informed him I have a client interested in purchasing it. Raman informed me the Diamond was available for purchase so I continued to communicate with my client and make a deal. After I closed the deal I once again contacted Raman to make arrangements to get the Diamond from him. Raman informed me that the Diamond was currently with another client in New York. Raman told me to pay him for the Diamond and he would make arrangements to get the Diamond for me. I paid Raman on June 14 with a Business Check for $17,079 and was informed that I would receive the Diamond the next day. I contacted Raman the next day on Wednesday June 15th and he did not have the Diamond to give me. I told Raman that I had promised my client that he would have the Diamond by Friday June 17th. Raman suggested that he ship the Diamond directly to my client and I reluctantly accepted his offer because my first priority was my client. I emailed Raman my clients address and Raman shipped a package directly from his New York office to my client on Wednesday June 15th. On June 16th my client received and accepted a package from Raman. My client contacted me the same day and informed me that he received the wrong item. My client informed me that he received a 2.53 carat Marquise shape Diamond rather than the purchased GIA Certified 3.01 carat Pear Shape Diamond. I immediately contacted Raman and informed him what my client had told me. I asked Raman to provide me with an explanation and surveillance footage to show that his company had in fact sent the right Diamond. Raman was not willing to provide me any explanation or surveillance footage. Raman had informed me that he did not have surveillance cameras in his New York office. Throughout the next two weeks I tried to get Raman to take responsibility and help me with this problem but was unsuccessful. Raman had told me that I must deal with his father Peter Nourizad. When I spoke to Peter, he informed me that I must speak to his wife. No persons in Ninacci Inc were taking responsibility. I informed both Peter and Raman that I had authorized my client to return the package. I was assured that they would participate in the acceptance of the Returned package. When the package was returned to Parcel Pro in Los Angeles on June 28th no one from Ninacci Inc came to witness the opening of the package. I opened the package in the offices of Parcel Pro on June 28th. I had a representative of Parcel Pro video tape the opening of the package along with another person from my office doing a separate videotaping. I opened the package and started to evaluate the product that was returned to me. The item returned to me was a Marquise Shape Cubic Zircon. I contacted Raman and informed him of my findings. Raman was unresponsive and denied all responsibility for this transaction. I issued a full refund to my client and am stuck with the burden of coming out of pocket $17,079 and legal fees. I have filed a complaint against Ninacci Inc and still continue to pay legal fees to get my money back from Ninacci Inc.
Walked away as a dissatisfied customer. I made reservations for 2 via email to pay 15.00 oppose to paying 25.00 at the door a day on advance. Arrived at the Sruncho Show and was quoted 25.00 even though my name was on the reservation list. I was told that i needed to enter promotion code told when reserving via email it specifically state (no promo code required) . I always like supporting our people but I keep getting disappointed. Please no more emails from Comedy Union. Im done unfortunately ����
My husband and I were fortunate enough to have been invited to the Magic Castle by the extraordinary Chris Mitchell. His show was so entertaining and incredibly fun!! We also thoroughly enjoyed the Close Magic of Rich Freeman! Mind blowing!! The Magic Castle is the best show in town!! I am so grateful we were able to go and hope to go again and bring our friends with us!!
ACS is THE ONLY place to train for sitcoms as far as I'm concerned. I have studied at ACS for over a year now and I have nothing but the most positive things to say about this studio and the people who run it. Gunnar and Lauren are some of the most intelligent people when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of what it is happening in situational comedy today and right now. They're eternally focused on keeping on top of what's going on in the industry and making sure they are teaching they're students what's important and how best to understand how to create the best auditions possible. Not only is ACS an AMAZING place to train and hone your skills, but it is also a place that has felt like another home for me. Having a network of like-minded people has always been important to me for my "artistic health" and I'm so glad to say that ACS has provided a community of hard-working passionate artists that I am continually inspired by. I have the utmost respect for my peers at the studio and for Gunnar and Lauren who are two of the most inspiring individuals I have ever met. The studio that they have created is nothing short of amazing. If you are looking for amazing training in a positive environment taught by people who are on top of the industry than ACS is the right place for you. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Actors Vocal Program they offer with instructor Corinne Dekker. Yes, you heard me right. An Comedy Studio that offers amazing voice lessons. Whether you are a beginner or experienced professional, Corinne is an amazing teacher. She understands the voice and the vulnerability it can bring and she makes you feel comfortable in the classroom and explains things in a way that make you feel like you just encountered a miracle.Go to this studio for the BEST training around.
Being a part of Actors Comedy Studio has been one of the best decisions I have made so far since moving to Los Angeles. They offer weekly classes that range from the beginner actor, to the professional actor. This is a safe, skill building place where you can learn everything from the audition technique and cold reading, to character development and script analysis. It is a fun time, and can be somewhat therapeutic and relaxing, but also challenging in a positive way that helps push you to become better and better at what you love doing, acting. I have taken weekly classes for almost a year, as well as many workshops and seminars, ranging from script analysis and improv classes, to casting director workshops. If you want to be good at something, then you need to put everything you have into it. Actors Comedy Studio will give you what you are looking for.
Finding ACS is the best thing that has happened to me in LA! Now that I have a clear goal of a career in scripted comedy, there is no where else I would rather study. I feel confident in my audition, script analysis, and character development skills and have a clear sense of where I fit in the marketplace. Equally as important has been the sense of community. There is no ego at ACS- everyone works together with the vision of shared success and we help each other reach our goals. Since I started producing projects I haven't had to look elsewhere for referrals, resources, equipment, or volunteers. We all work together to make it happen! Gunnar and Lauren are the best in what they do and care about each student's individual journey.
I cannot recommend the Acting For Sitcoms class at ACS ENOUGH. Gunnar has an unparalleled passion for and understanding of comedy. At the beginning of each class he gives a brief but always amusing update on the current events in the industry, knowing that as actors it is imperative we are kept informed and on our toes and therefore empowered when it comes to taking the reins in our careers and steering in the right direction. He knows what’s up and stays current. Class is made up of actors from pretty diverse backgrounds, from actors who just want to loosen up and be more comfortable with comedy to stand-up comedians looking to branch out and get some solid technique for translating their personas to on-camera work. And every class, they all progress. You will see it. Each week is a chance to improve your cold-reading skills, audition technique, learn to nail taking direction, and watch your second take on playback at the end of the night. The cost of class here is crazy low and as other people have mentioned ACS offers legit $20 casting director workshops and endless networking opportunities through its Facebook group and well, the other 15 or so working actors in class every night being encouraged to self-produce and just plain make-it-happen. I’m only half-kidding when I say Gunnar is the Dumbledore of comedy. He can take any muggle struggling with finding the funny and with the right combination of spells turn them into a competent comedy wizard. Do yourself a favor, Accio your cellphone, conjure up an orientation meeting with Gunnar, and you’ll find your patronus has mysteriously changed to a whimsical, bespectacled little man charging down dementors while giggling and bellowing out, “Hello, everybody!”
Lauren and Gunnar have build an incredible place for Actors in LA with Actors Comedy Studio. I am SO glad a good friend recommended them to me. I have been taking classes there now for nearly 1 year and have upped my game 200%. If you are looking for a safe, supportive container to learn the skills and hone your craft this is the place to go. If you are looking for honest, critical info on how the industry works, what you need to do to get work, and how as an actor to be prepared and get into the right mindset, this is the best place. Both Lauren and Gunnar are beyond generous with their time, care and knowledge. They give you professional, on point feedback on how to market yourself and present yourself best to get work.
Woohoo is right my friends. I have found a fit for me in LA. I have a degree in theater and I have studied and done numerous shows and even showcases in LA. The transition from coast to coast from Stage to Film is extremely difficult. Actors Comedy Showcase is making me grow immensely week by week connecting talent to WORK. It's an Honor to work with both Lauren Bertoni and Gunnar Todd Rohrbacher. When I met them, they asked me what they could do for MY career and they gauge what they can do with each and every actor separately. In this studio, you compete against yourself, because there is only you. I haven't been asked that sincerely in my acting career. ACS provides on Camera sitcom acting class in which I'm enrolled currently. To think i went to so many auditions not knowing the rules of acting on film and especially in the audition room. I have learned more in 2 months than I have the many years I have already spent in LA. They have an amazing Staff that give specific notes and you get to work through your notes after you watch yourself on Playback. To Correct and learn your mistakes. It is an efficient way to learn and improve every class. They offer different classes, private coachings, career coachings, intensives, and schedule out several Industry showcases each month and its ONLY $20 for students and non students all the time. The class I take begins with announcements and discussions about the trade and what is happening in the industry. At first I just learned by listening, and now I am reading everyday just to share every week. Its such a great knowledgeable vibe at the studio, actors and staff. It's worth the interview with the Co Owners right at the studio. I recommend this to any Actor or actress as it creates a network of HONEST, healthy improvement in your career.