Thursday, December 27, 2007

Nu-Lite productions / Christina Johnson

Anonymous said...

I responded to an ad posted by this company. They're supposed to be a company that makes films about God and Jesus but they don't give a SHIT about that stuff.

They just want to make money.
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Posts from Craigslist:

Sunday, August 12, 2007
email from Nu-Lite productions - amazing reading - such assholes!

Date: 2007-08-12, 2:38PM PDT

the orginal contract said 6 days, she has never paid me the gas money, she never rented the gear I needed and now she is threatening me to take away my credit (big deal) if i don't work four more days.

Can you belived this? Too bad I never signed her silly contract. Any DPs out there want to take over?

As you can imagine, this was for free, I have no one to blame but myself.

Here's what we shot so far (two lights and a very small crew):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmpabuV-Gfs


Doug,

How about these conditions. i get you nothing on that list that you
sent me, and you work with the lights that you have been given. You
give me the 4 days that we need to complete the picture, as
contracted. Or we hire another DP to complete the film and let him
take credit for your amazing photography. You have til Monday to give
me your response.
enjoy your weekend.

regards,
Christina Johnson

* Location: They make $50K

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director of photography
Reply to: nu.lite.managementcj@gmail.com
Date: 2007-08-13, 6:00PM PDT

we are a small production company with distribution. we produce two feature films a month and are looking for a dp.

* Location: Los Angeles
* Compensation: no pay

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gaffer with a few lights for 4 day shoot
Date: 2007-08-18, 11:58AM PDT

DP is dying on this project. I need some help.

Willing to spilt my (low) fee with gaffer with a few lights.

Easy shoot, lots of helping hands.

This is what we've shot so far.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmpabuV-Gfs

Three days in West LA, one in downtown.

Starts Sunday (8/19).

Could be a good relationship builder.

* Location: westside
* Compensation: very low rate

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FILM CREW NEEDED; for production company
[**********EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED*************]
Date: 2007-08-22, 4:26PM PDT

Production Company: Nu-Lite Entertainment

Non Union Feature Film. DP (preferably with camera), boom operator, production/set designer (could be art school student), prop master, gaffer/grip, wardrobe, makeup and hair, office/set production assistants, script supervisor, assistant camera,
also looking for screenwriters **some pay, depending on position. full credit + room for creative growth within company

* Location: los angeles
* Compensation: no pay

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Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 7:53 PM

Hello, this is [NAME REMOVED]. In regards to your posting that was posted on January 30, 2008 about the ad I posted on Craigs List... I was also a victim of this production company. I was working under Nu-Lite Entertainment for solely a week when I walked out due to the fact that they were not going to pay me as promised. I was overworked and I agree that this production company should be black listed. I would appreciate if my name/email was removed from this posting as if I did something wrong, because I am not one of their employees nor am I associated with them at all. The posting was made because I was told to recruit more people on the day they hired me. At the time I did not know what I had gotten myself into but as the week went on I was being extremely taken advantage of.

If there are any further questions, PLEASE get in touch with me.

Best Regards,
[NAME REMOVED]

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Talented Film Crew Needed
Date: 2008-05-14, 5:41PM PDT

Nu Lite Entertainment in association with Black Christian Movies is currently seeking a DP, Gaffer, 1st AD, and a Production Assistant for an upcoming, independent feature film. The Shoot is scheduled for 9 days, May 24th- June 1st.

Compensation:
DP- $100.00/day
Gaffer- $50.00/day
1st AD- CREDITS ONLY, NO PAY
PA- CREDITS ONLY, NO PAY

This is a very low budget film but it will be a great experience and a good way to build credits. Please reply to asmmendoza@pcpa.org with position applying for in the Subject Line.

* Compensation: 50.00-100.00 pending experience

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Director of Photography
Date: 2008-05-15, 12:05PM PDT

Nu Lite Entertainment is seeking an experienced DP for a low budget feature film. 9 day shoot May 24-June 1st. 100.00/day

* Compensation: 100.00/day

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DON'T WORK FOR NULITE THEY ARE THIEVES (NULITE BLACK CHRISTIAN THIEVES)
Date: 2008-05-15, 12:30PM PDT


DO NOT WORK FOR NU LITE OR BLACK CHRISTIAN MOVIES. THEY ARE THIEVES WHO WILL ROB YOU AND NOT GIVE #*@! THEY HAVE DONE IT COUNTLESS TIMES TO PEOPLE IN THIS INDUSTRY AND ARE CONSTANTLY BEING TURNED INTO THE LABOR BOARD

* Location: NULITE BLACK CHRISTIAN THIEVES
* Compensation: PAY ATTENTION

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Date: 2008-05-15, 1:22PM PDT

I second that.

Stay FAR AWAY.
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Flag Nu Lite Entertainment (LA)
Date: 2008-05-15, 1:02PM PDT

Nu Lite Entertainment produces black Christian films. Regrettably they have not treated those they've hired with Christian values and honored their commitment to pay their hires. Sorry to add to the echo of bad sentiment but these are untrustworthy people. Good luck.
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Nu Lite
Date: 2008-05-15, 1:49PM PDT

Yes very bad. They are very shady.
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RE: NULITE AND SUCH
Date: 2008-05-15, 1:39PM PDT

If I may quote William S. Burroughs:

"If you are doing business with a religious son of a bitch, GET IT IN WRITING. His word isn't worth shit, not with the good lord telling him how to fuck you on the deal."
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Response to Nu-Lite bad news.
Date: 2008-05-16, 1:04AM

Yes, these guys are bad news though there's worse out there. If you absolutely have to have your name on a feature do one with them but they will lie then treat you badly even when there's no benefit for them to do so. It's just their nature.

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DP WITH CAMERA FOR NU LITE CHRISTIAN FILMS (LA)
Date: 2008-08-09, 9:09AM PDT


DONT WORK FOR NU LITE OR BLACK CHRISTIAN FIMS.

THEY ARE FARRRRRR FROM CHRISTIAN.....CHRISTINA JOHNSON IS A FRONT WHO CAN"T FIGURE OUT SHE SHOULD BRING WATER TO THE SET, BE ON TIME OR LET ALONE PAY YOU ON TIME.

IF YOU ARE DESPERATE MAKE THEM PAY YOU IN ADVANCE FOR THE WEEK.

THEY ARE NOT WORTH THE FRUSTRATION OR DISRESPECT THEY HAVE SHOWN COUNTLESS OTHERS.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

PEACE

* Location: LA
* Compensation: $1.00

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12/3/08

hi,
i have been posted on your blog with wrong information. the dp did not
get paid, he stopped showing up for work. i am asking that remove this
information immediately. please reply asap.

christina johnson

3 comments:

jj said...

they are thieves!!! especially that horacio blackwood. we did a deal together and i gave him 100k and havent seen him since. he doesnt answer my calls anymore and he has seemed to move from his last location. he guaranteed me my money was save and that he was a big wig in the industry. please if anyone has any info on this guy please the me know.

jamesj80@gmail.com

thank u!!!

S said...

I got shafted by Nu Lite too.

The whole crew did and they never paid the locations either...one was a church!

Bad Karma all around.

The only "nu Lite" they shed is the same old same old LA shell game under the guise of "spiritual entertainment."

The best advice is, DO YOUR HOME WORK BEFORE YOU EVER AGREE TO ANYTHING.

THEN, GET IT IN WRITING.

BE A PROFESSIONAL FROM THE BEGINNING AND NEVER EVER WORK FOR FREE OR ALLOW ANYONE BULLY YOU OR MAKE YOU FEEL SORRY FOR THEMb/c they are just getting started o for any other reason.

Even well intentioned doumentaries and student films have a budget!

The only way abuse can happen is if you allow it.

(please do not identify me of you post this)

Eurika Pratts said...

Hello all. First off I would like to say, It bothers me that one person could cause so much frustration and misuse of position. I have heard this one name over and over again. Christina Johnson has not worked for NuLite since 08 however, her name still lingers as she has left a sour taste for a few. I know this because I was also skeptical about working with them and had to ask many questions regarding the post on this site. Since 09 I have worked on 7 films and has never had a problem. What I recommend is reaching out to some names off of Imd that have worked for them and checking before going off of this site and losing out on a possible opportunity. Christina Johnson worked on 2 project and 2 alone. One more note. I have never met a Horacio.