**NEW UPDATED WARNING: This set up is very likely to be a money laundering operation. If you have passed over bank and passport details to these people please keep any eye on all your accounts and the possibility of companies being set up in your name. Do not hand over any information to this company and do not sign up for any work. Needless to say no-one who has worked for these people has been paid for their work to date.**
Red flags have been raised by a number of Runners about a company called “AXS Pics” which has recently been seeking to recruit workers to be researchers on a forthcoming feature film (often without the Runner actually applying for a job).
The company has claimed a link with Warner Bros however they have confirmed that they have no association with AXS Pics and have asked Shooting People (amongst others) to remove adverts which mention their name. The work in question does not appear to be related to film production and it is not at all clear what the company does or who they are.
Questions to AXS Pics have not been answered, there is no trace to be found of them at their claimed Berkeley Square office and there is no company of that name registered at Companies House.
Please treat all offers of work with this company with great caution and do not hand over any bank details to them. If anyone has any information about this set up and/or has done this work (and been paid for it), please could you let Mark Watson know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
AXS Pics. Tulsan Warner Project.
Berkeley Square House,
Bruce Al-Bright’s Office
+44 7459 524060
Level 33, 25 Canada Square,
Canary Wharf, London, E14 5LB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7193 4959
Fax: +44 (0)20 7193 4950 or 020 7193 4955
Assistant to Aron Mann
Associate Financial Officer.
Contracts and Accounting at
2nd Floor, Berkeley Square House,
Berkeley Square, Mayfair
London W1J 6BD UK
Tel: 020 7268 5086
Fax: 020 7268 5010
HVN GROUP, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
WB UK LLC 37th Floor, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, E14 5AB