What is the CGTV experience like? We decided to interview one of our most recent graduates so that you could get her opinion on what it was like from auditions to graduation CGTV experience.
1. Why did you decide to audition? Were you nervous? Did your parents want you to go?
I decided to audition because I have had a passion for acting since I was little. I was nervous because I wanted to do a good job in the audition, but I was also confident because I had to remember the people auditioning me were real people. My parents were the most encouraging people during this process.
2. How did it feel when you got your YES!
When I got my YES! I felt like someone had answered my blessing because I had been trying to break into this business with good intentions and a good heart and I finally found someone such as Adrian who had good intentions and passion.
3. Describe your experience at the program, what you learned, who you worked with
My experience with the program was amazing. I felt like I was doing what I was supposed to be doing and it felt right. I felt like I was at home, pursuing my dream. I worked with Adrian R’Mante, Geno Segers (Pair of Kings), Matthew Timmons (Woody off Suite Life of Zack and Cody) and also Jonathan Goldstein, the dad from Drake and Josh. I learned a lot in my experience, I learned how to block on stage, how to memorize lines more efficiently, work with someone I had just met, handle advice from different actors and interpret the advice into my own language to use onstage, take direction, and so many other stage and television tips.
4. Describe your experience working with Adrian
Working with Adrian, in my experience, was a mix of emotions. I was star struck of the idea of working with him before I met him and once I met him and experienced who he was as a person, I realized how down to earth, kind, funny and cool he was to be around! I am not naive to the idea that he is a real person, but when you meet someone, and essentially grow up watching that actor on TV and also combining the idea that acting is your passion and now you get to work with that person… All those mixed together was a dream come true.
5. Describe your experience LIVE at the ACME theatre
My experience at the ACME theater was so awesome. I love being on stage and my mother actually looked up the history of the theater and it was cool to be on the same stage as fellow actors and actresses before me. It was busy backstage as always but that was half the fun. I loved how we were all wishing each other luck on stage and how we were still a family backstage even when the stakes were high and emotions were running because we all wanted to be successful.
6. Any callbacks that night? If so, details
I did have one call back, and they actually did not call me back again… So I took matters into my own hands as Adrian suggested and started looking for agents in my area. Based on what I was taught, I actually booked a manager that following month and I have been a paid, working, active actress ever since.
7. Would you recommend CGTV? If yes, why
YES!!!!! If you want to be in this business or you want an experience, or glimpse of what it takes to be involved in this business, I would recommend it. It was an experience I will never forget.
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Just an update to say “THANK YOU” to Adrian and all the CGTV folks that gave their all during the July 2019 LA program, and were there for us when we needed support since then. My son, Kyle Riddle signed with Coast to Coast Talent Group last October, and began getting auditions right away. Of […]
I just really hope you know that what you’re doing in giving back in this way, helping so many actors, is nothing less than amazing. The time and knowledge that you give, along the other celebrities that come participate in the program as well, is just a blessing for so many! I just wanted to […]
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CGTV is an exclusive TV & Film Training Program that teaches the necessary skills to be successful in the industry as well as providing mentoring and networking opportunities not found elsewhere. Participants are selected based on their natural talents through an audition process including script reads. Participants then take an online course to learn the ropes of audition techniques, self-promotion and marketing within the industry. Our course curriculum can be viewed here. A week of in-person training follows and includes mentoring by industry veterans. The program concludes with a Grand Finale Showcase; where founder Adrian R’Mante’s extensive industry contacts are in attendance, allowing the graduates to network further and create career opportunities.
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