There are plenty of actors that come to us that are already getting jobs on their own. So why do they come to us? There are a few reasons that we want to point out.
A true actor knows that training never, ever ends. Each new role requires you to reach into a different part of you to bring that character to life. Sometimes, techniques that worked to help reveal one character just won’t work with a new one. And, as we mature techniques that were not available to us as a child become front and center. Because of all of these reasons, most actors are either still learning or at the point where they are mentoring others.
The second reason working actors come to CGTV is because of Adrian R’Mante to be quite frank. Not only is he a consummate professional actor and director, but he is also a teacher, mentor, and light in many people’s lives. He also packs an iPhone filled with Hollywood talent agencies and casting directors that he puts his students in front of. Everyone knows that Hollywood is a small town and it all comes down to who you know. And chances are, you don’t know anyone. We do. Don’t take our word for it, listen to the parents of a working actor named TJ Norfus.
“The CGTV experience truly encouraged the many faces of TJ. It was an all around awesome experience – we made friends we still see and talk to. The week is not just about the kids receiving invaluable training but the parents also being oriented to the business. For me, the two things that stand out the most:
1) Adrian is as real as they come. He set expectations that made it very clear that a talented child will likely not be an overnight success. Rather, like everything else, you have to work for what you want. That has helped us keep him on a humble path of continually nurturing his craft with practice and patience; and
2) Adrian made himself available for feedback and questions long after the week was over. So, he’s not just taking your money and running.
TJ loves acting more than ever, is regularly working in Miami and his confidence continues to grow. Very thankful for the tools we both received through CGTV to support that.” Natalie Norfus