SUCCESS STORIES

Mallory Mahoney

CGTV Success StoryMy son Jackson attended your Dallas camp a year and a half ago and is doing well with commercials but thought you would like to know little Mallory Mahoney (blonde curls) is lead actress in a short film that is an official selection at Sundance! Click here for video

Camille

CGTV Success StoryHey CGTV,

MY MOVIE “A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS STORY” WITH DOLLY PARTON COMES ON TONIGHT!! Lifetime Channel at 5pm pacific standard time.

I had a wonderful time filming this movie with the amazing cast and crew. Thank you Adrian for everything you taught me, you got me prepared for this step in my career. I was able to arrive on set my first day with confidence because of what I learned at your summer acting program! Love y’all!

Camille

Sydney Fullmer

Sydney FullmerSouthlake teen Sydney Fullmer, who is starring in the new, live-action An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky, as Saige, American Girl’s red-headed, blue-eyed 2013 doll of the year attended CGTV. The movie, which focuses on Saige’s love for horses and painting and her fight to keep the arts in her school, screened at Harkins Theatres and became available on DVD and Blue-Ray. The movie also aired on NBC. Jane Seymour plays her grandmother in the movie.

Bex Taylor-Klaus

Bex Taylor-Klaus was accepted to participate in the “Atlanta” CGTV program and landed a premiere agency, The Corsa Agency. Bex has, also, attended the CGTV’s Pilot program in January, 2012. A year later, almost to the day, Bex booked a series regular role on AMC’s third season of “The Killing,” where she plays a tough street kid named Bullet. It’s a fierce role, and it was well worth the wait and THANKS GOES TO CGTV!!!

Parents of Bex,

Elaine and David Taylor-Klaus

Max

Hi: Hope all is well. Max wanted to share his toyota/nickeloden commercial with you. It’s terrific and started running this week. Thanks again for everything you have done for him. Take care

Hannah

Hannah is getting into make-up for her starring role in a Wendy’s Commercial!!

We took advantage of the training opportunities available with CSE so that Hannah (7) could grow stronger and more confident in her acting skills. In only a short time, adding the techniques she’s learned has taken her abilities to a whole new level, and Hannah is booking some great jobs which includes starring in a Wendy’s Commercial and playing a young Anne Heche in the new TV series “Save Me” on NBC. Thank you, CGTV and CGTV!!!

Jennifer Sack

Tampa, FL

Brayden Tucker

Hello CGTV & CGTV – I wanted to share another accomplishment by Brayden Tucker, He just won the Critics Choice Award for best young Actor at the Worldfest Houston for his lead role as Lyle Hatcher in the feature film Different Drummers! The movie also won the Platinum Remington for Family Films. Thank you again for coming to Spokane, WA and teaching Brayden and giving him the tools he needed to become successful in the film industry, he could have never done it without CGTV. Nadine Arrotta

 

Kellen McGee

Since Kellen McGee could talk, she always wanted to act. But growing up in a small town in Alabama, there were no opportunities to follow her dream. Then, everything changed. In December 2008, CGTV R’Mante came to Birmingham, Alabama to have an acting intensive class. Kellen, who was 14 years old at the time, just HAD to go. After spending a weekend with him, training the kids how to walk into an audition room, how to connect with the casting directors, and how to prepare acting scenes, Kellen desperately wanted to work with CGTV again. In the next three months, she worked with him two more times in Tennessee and Georgia. She was thrilled when she received the news that she would be going to LA to attend CGTV’s Young Actors program in the summer of 2009. “CGTV is great! His wife CGTV is amazing, too. Both of them are great people. What CGTV teaches sticks with you for the rest of your life. I will NEVER forget the lessons I learned and experiences I had that summer”. After getting to perform a showcase with her fellow campers for many agents and meeting a manager at CGTV’s who signed her, Kellen also got to experience CGTV’s Pilot Season camp during January and February of 2010. “The pilot season camp was INCREDIBLE. We got to write scenes and perform them on sets. A lot of my friends from the previous summer camp also attended. CGTV brought in some celebrity guest teachers as well. We learned SO much about the craft of acting.” With the help of CGTV, Kellen’s career soon took off. CGTV started privately training and coaching Kellen before auditions. He coached Kellen right before her first meeting with the casting directors of Criminal Minds. The casting directors remembered her and a little more than a year later, booked her for a guest star role on a Criminal Minds episode called “Profiling 101″ as the role of Angie. After doing many commercials and music videos, such as Rebecca Black’s ‘My Moment’ video, Kellen got booked as the recurring role of “Georgie the guitarist” on Nickelodeon’s Victorious. So far, she has shot 3 episodes. All because of CGTV, Kellen’s dream became true. Thank you so much, CGTV! You are AMAZING.

Leah Liang Lewis

Leah Liang Lewis took CGTV and applied what she learned in the program and booked several jobs while in CSE. One was with Disney Channel and the other was a PSA commercial for energy conservation. The funny thing was for the energy conservation, they needed a Caucasian girl and Leah is Chinese. They were so impressed with Leah that they created a role for her and hired her for several days of work. Please check out the latest news on Leah Lewis by clicking the link below which is exciting and a big thanks to CGTV.

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/02/20/leah-lewis-luke-benward-disneys-madison-high-leads/

Leah Lewis and Luke Benward have landed the lead roles in Disney’s new pilot Madison High, a show with a special connection to the High School Musical series!

The show will feature HSM’s beloved Ms. Darbus (Alyson Reed), who will transfer from East to Madison High to build a revolutionary theatre program. She casts a diverse troupe of both seasoned and raw actors to create an original musical production based on their lives.

Luke, 15, will play Devin Daniels, a motocross racer looking for a new hobby and Leah, 14, will be playing Peyton Hall, a formerly home-schooled tennis champion.

Leah also stars in the movie program Fred as the character Spoon for Nickelodeon.

Isabel

I just wanted to let you know how Isabel is doing and what she is up to. She just auditioned for a small independent film and was chosen as the young version of the main character. She did the audition on her own, she did not want me in the room. There was two people auditioning her and a guy with a huge camera circling her as she did her monologue. She impressed them with how professional she was. Here is a portion of the email they sent us:

Kathy,

I wanted you to know that I personally was very impressed with Isabel, as well as both Dale and Jesse. She is quite professional when auditioning and knows her stuff, so to say. Dale had asked her to begin her monologue in the middle and although she stumbled a bit, it did not unnerve her at all and she kept her composure which is very impressive. I work on many different kinds of sets since my daughter is an actress and model and has been in the business for many years. We look forward to working with Isabel and will email you shortly with all the neccesary information.

CGTV, I will say it was your work with her and her getting more comfortable with the audition process that has helped her. She does all the pointer you gave her every time she auditions. She is getting to be a pro at theater auditions but this was her first for a film and with a camera. Good thing she practiced at your program for this.

She also is in a black box theater program for the summer and auditioned for a solo. She scored three and got the most speaking parts because she has an outgoing personailty. At least that is what they told us.

Thank again for all you help.

Kathy Simmons

Livia

Hi CGTV. We just wanted you to know that Livia went for her first job yesterday….modeling! She will be on the box/package of a new Hasbro toy named “Friendship Pets” coming out soon. I watched her communicate with all the staff before and after the shoot and she totally rocked it. Thank you so much for teaching her this very important aspect of “selling oneself”. They told me that they will definitely use her again as she was so professional and a natural, and they couldn’t believe it was actually her very first job modeling. Take care and God bless!

Tanya