Victoria Elena Nones Chicago Illinois

Complaint: If you have any interest in making film, TV or comedy, stay way the hell away from Victoria Nones. She is the classic conman who can talk a great game to get you excited and get you committed, then she will let you down and lie to your face so hard you to think that it was your fault all along. I had been doing improv comedy in Chicago for a while, and had run into Women in Comedy on the scene a few times, though I hadn’t met Victoria specifically, when I heard that there was a program for female comedy writers to produce their pilots in Chicago. Honestly, I was psyched, because I didn’t really want to/couldn’t afford to move to LA or NYC, but I always wanted to write for a TV show. I applied with most of a pilot I had written, it needed work, but I gave it a shot and I GOT AN INTERVIEw On the call it sounded awesome. So awesome. She told me there would be a supportive grou[ and that we would work together to make all of our pilots and shorts happen. She told me she had people who would help us shoot it on donated time and we could get donations to our stuff written off through the non-profit she had (Women in Comedy),, just it was really what I needed and was so excited about it that when I got in with what now I think was a barely half developed script I didn’t even think about it I just joined. The first class was kind of weird and I wasn’t super sure how this was going to go but I figured that there must be some cool people in the program, and I really wanted to know how to produce. I think Victoria also does, but she seems to think she already knows and she really does not Our homework had nothing to do with anything movie related or script related, it was crazy and then NONE of our homework ended up having anything to do with figuring out making our scripts. It was extra bad because mine wasn’t even done and I was getting zero mentorship in doing writing. We did learn about joke structure and how to do standu[ bits which was great, but what about TV script structure??? I felt like a bunch of our class time was a total waste so I started kinda trying to figure some stuff out on my own. Not like I could ask Victoria anything because anytime I did it was so personal like I was attacking her and then she just ignored my worries and said we’d do it later. We haven’t. But the really annoying stuff came up fast, starting with the fact that Victoria just left us for a full month out of a si month program to go be on a REALITY SHOW. She just LEFT this program that we all were really dedicated to and she did it a bunch of times. Even when she eventually came back weeks went by without learning anything about how to plan our shoots. The mentorship came only from people who came to speak, who actually knew what they were talking about. Victoria Nones doesn’t know a single thing about how to produce a TV show or even what to ask people for, she gave us absolutely nothing. The “crew”” she had promised turned out to be college kids from a school without a serious film progra

Tags: Business Opportunity Scam, Con Man/ Scam Artist ALERT, Seminar Programs

Address: who she expected to work for free. The “”equipment”” she had lined up? She expected those college kids to provide it

Website: that people could only write off cash donations. She takes 20% of whatever money gets donated too as a “”fee”” for her insight into production even though she knows literally nothing about anything. She forced us to give criticism not anonymous so she could react and basically punish us

Phone: for free. Oh yeah

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