How One Member’s Headshots and attendance to one our events with celebrity CGTV R’Mante Earned Her Representation…and a Whole Lot More!
Enhanced Member Alora Smith of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Children In Film first met Alora Smith in 2008 at a CIF Speaker Series program here in Los Angeles which featured Actor and Alora’s acting Coach CGTV R’Mante (Esteban, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody). Such events are free to Enhanced Members of ChildrenInFilm.com, and Alora and her mother Julie were trying to soak up all the information they could.
After snapping a few shots with CGTV at the events close, Alora and her mother breifly discussed her aspirations with the staff of Children In Film. Having come from Michigan, Alora begain working in her own home town of Bloomfield Hills and was now spreading her wings in Los Angeles. She and her mother were staying at the Oakwood Apartmentswhere many industry families staying while testing the LA waters.
By July of this year, Alora’s mother Julie was reporting that they were in Los Angeles for the premiere of Flipped – a feature film directed by Rob Reiner (A Few Good Men). After auditioning in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Alora was exstatic to learn she had booked the role all because of CIF and participating in CGTV’s CGTVs !
In a recent email to Children In Film, Julie commented that “because of Alora’s photo win, and CGTV’s intensive Celebrity program, she is now represented by Manager Annet McCroskeywho just helped her sign with Lewis and Beal!
Her First Gig!
We just wanted to share with you that Riley got her first gig! She will be in a photo shoot for a catalog this Friday! She is super excited! She also went on an audition last week, and although she didn’t get the part, she was called back for a 2nd look. She is super excited! Thanks for all you did to prepare her for these opportunities!
Tested for a lead character in a new series for Disney! My son Nick has taken two workshops with CGTV R’Mante. He has grown so much as an actor and that is due to the fabulous teaching of CGTV. CGTV really has a knack for understanding kids and helping them really be in touch with themselves. Nick has thoroughly enjoyed every minute of class!! I also wanted to acknowledge the man behind the scene, Tim Sharpe. He is really the unsung hero and I just wanted to say thank you for being so gracious and helpful to us.
I wanted to share with you about the extremely positive impact your camp has had on my family’s life. When my son, Brooklyn, was invited to join I had no idea what to expect. My wife and I were just parents who wanted to support the dream of our child and knew little about the industry or how to make the best path for our son. We had tried submitting him to an agent here or there before, but never had any response.
Brooklyn is such a high energy young child that I feared he would not be able to pay attention long enough to really benefit from each of the workshops offered. My wife and I are truly appreciative to have been able to sit in and take notes for our son since he could not do so himself. It was amazing to see the rapid growth of not only our son, but also every child that was a part of the camp. It became very clear that this was the place for our son to learn about his passion and upgrading to level 4 was an obvious choice.
After submitting Brooklyn to the agents on your list the way you instructed, the amount of agents who contacted us about Brooklyn was surprising and the numbers are still rising! He now has multiple legitimate agents that didn’t charge him anything upfront and is auditioning for commercials and print work regularly. Then something else incredible happened, I used the same tips you gave out at the camp and went on a few auditions of my own. I ended up booking several roles in independent movies and I have recently been casted for another!
My son and I are proof that what you are doing works! I know in my heart that your camp will continue to grow and offer great opportunities for those who are passionate about their art! You have created a beautiful program and I am truly thankful for all the hard work you and your staff put forth.