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I represent a group of filmmakers who made a horror film that achieved much early success and had the great misfortune to fall into the trap set by Strath and Marcy Hamilton. Beware! Multiple TriCoast companies are listed in the title because they are actually the shell entities of Strath Hamilton and Marcy Hamilton, a married couple who reincorporates under new names constantly to avoid payments owed from many lawsuits they have lost. They are professionals at diverting and sandbagging lawsuits against them for their fraud, malfeasance, and breach of contracts. Snake charming Crooks who have lying collaborators who help create an illusion that this married couple and their daughter, Daisy Hamilton are honest. It is simply not true. If you are in any way thinking of doing business with them, first, don't. Second, if their smooth lies deceive you, and your need to distribute your product compels you forward, simply follow up thoroughly with those who have done business with them. DO NOT TRUST THE HAMILTON'S REFERENCES OR THEIR DEFAMING STORIES OF THOSE WHOM THEY HAVE RIPPED OFF. They will present you with references that are actually from their collaborators who are not at the distance from them they claim. Also hey will present references from filmmakers who are in progress of being conned, wrongfully still believe in them, as they have yet to discover that they have lost their product and their financial reserves into the hands of the Hamiltons. Look up the movie makers who have product with them from IMDb Pro and ask them if they have ever received proper accounting, ANY profit, or have the Hamilton's fulfilled ANY major promise they made. They trick ALL filmmakers over time to supply out of pocket money to deliver what THEY had promised. They will convince you that you finished or near finished film must go through their ragtag post production house, employed mostly by entry ever or volunteer workers trying to get a foothold in the industry. This "post production work" is only one of many ways in which they will run up outrageous charges to trick bilk filmmakers out of their product. You will find they have not paid a tiny fraction of their offered profits to NO ONE for decades. If you think you are safe with paper contracts, Strath Hamilton has zero regard for what is written down other than the things that protect him, his family and those whom he keeps very close to uphold the illusion that they are reputable in any way. If you can afford to do so, look up the many many lawsuits they have had against them and study how they behaved. THEY WILL DEFAME YOU if you challenge them. They will laugh at you and say you are just a naive artist who doesn't understand the business, and on and on. They DO THIS WITH EVERYONE who wants to get paid. This is not slander. These are facts, not opinions. Do an independent inquiry on them. DO NOT TAKE THEIR WORD. They also have a massive history off ripping off their own employees and have been fined multiple times for wage violations. Strath Hamilton and Marcy Hamilton are two charming smiling dream and financial stealers from all comers. YOU WILL NEVER SEE A PROFIT. They will hide sales all over the world as they did with every single filmmaker we contacted as well as us. Beyond the theft of money, convincing you that your movie has failed while hiding the profits, makes you think you have failed when the reality they are hiding your success so they can steal what you product is earning. Research them. Talk to others. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Creators, artists, financiers BEWARE.