Gigapix Studios, Inc. and OZ3D, LLC
In the Matter of Gigapix Studios, Inc. and OZ3D, LLC
The Federal Bureau of Investigation at Los Angeles is conducting an investigation involving investments made with Chris Blauvelt and others doing business as Gigapix Studios, Inc. and OZ3D, LLC between 2002 and now.
Gigapix Studios, Inc. claims to be using investor capital to purchase rights to intellectual property in the entertainment industry, with a focus on family-friendly films, arête films, and reality television. According to its private placement memorandum dated May 17, 2010, Gigapix Studios, Inc. is focusing on high yield industry indentifiable segments, such as targeted production of modest budgeted theatrical films and controlling theatrical distribution foremost, in addition to other ventures. They claim that they are in the process of developing, acquiring, and producing several films and other creative concepts.
OZ3D, LLC claims to be using investor capital to finance and produce the proposed computer generated animation motion picture “The Wizard of Oz,” and the manager of the entity is Gigapix Studios, Inc. The private placement memorandum for OZ3D, LLC, dated May 5, 2008, stated that the company was trying to raise $20 million for the project.
In the process of raising money for their offerings, Gigapix Studios, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Chris Blauvelt and others have received cease and desist orders from numerous state regulatory agencies, including in Oregon, Alabama, Washington, Colorado, and California.
Although you are not a subject of this investigation, your name and contact information was revealed to us as being a possible investor in the above named private offerings and/or their affiliates. The large number of investors necessitates that we ask for your assistance in one of three ways. Any responses are voluntary, but will prove useful to our investigation.
- Preferred Method—Via an online form on the FBI.gov website: http://forms.fbi.gov/investor-questionnaire-2013-gigapix-studios.
- Via a dedicated e-mail address—firstname.lastname@example.org.
- By completing the questionnaire received in the mail and mailing it back to the address below:
Gigapix Studios / OZ3D Investigation
c/o Special Agent Pete Conroy
11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Your questionnaire and information will be kept confidential. However, there is a possibility your information will be released to specific parties through court-ordered proceedings.
Due to the large number of investors, it would be impractical for us to speak with each one of you individually. Based on the responses provided, you may be contacted by a special agent and asked to provide additional information. Regardless, your name has been added to our list of potential victims in the captioned matter, and our victim notification system will keep you informed of potential progress in any federal investigation that may develop as deemed appropriate, as well as provide you updated information regarding your rights in this matter.