Complaint / review text:
Jeff Steele is not trustworthy and highly unprofessional. He would not know how to close a films financing if his life depended on it. He is a con artist and his actions are damaging. His only real skill set is pretending to know what he is talking about.in reality it has been proven that every film closing he was involved in was handled poorly and left producers with desperation as they saw their film blow up in front of their faces. The film ended up not closing because of Jeff's inexperience and unimpressive actions. If by a miracle a film actually closed, it left producers with huge damages and a very bad deal for them. Jeff Steele should be the last person who should give advice in maters of film financing and film closings. And he surely should not be the person person a producer should turn to for help in matters of film financing and closing. Ask anyone who actually closed a film with him and you will find out that he has no idea what he is doing. Don't be impressed by his website www.filmclosings.com. The articles on there are not even his. He has interns copy them from other film finance and film production related websites and post them as 'news' or 'insights'. The few things he himself has posted on his site are pure nonsense. Experienced Executives in the entertainment industry laugh about the site and find his self-promoting pathetic. Unfortunately most producers who read Jeff's site don't know the industry well enough to detect his nonsense. If a producer wants to close a film we suggest to ask people who actually finance films. The will give you a clear answer to any question you may have. Don't ask Jeff Steele. If Jeff would be knowledgeable in film financing he would either be producing and financing his own films or run a film fund. He would not need to run around promoting himself. The fact that he has rarely any film credits to show for and has never actually run a film finance fund speaks for itself.