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Aspiring actors

Attention Aspiring Actors

When it comes to starting an acting career, you might have a lot of questions, including where to begin. Look no further than CGTV to learn techniques, tips, and more! The CGTV website is a great resource for aspiring young actors. These unique online features will help set you up for success, so you can join the young talent of CGTV.  Read below to see how CGTV can help jumpstart you or your child’s acting career!

CGTV Resources For Aspiring Young Actors

CGTV provides online resources and a curriculum for young actors. This curriculum teaches the importance of confidence, character breakdown, audition techniques and so much more. CGTV will effectively prepare and educate you, so you can find your first role as soon as possible. CGTV will teach you the necessary skills to be successful in the acting industry, as well as providing mentoring and networking opportunities that can’t be found elsewhere. The curriculum takes you through a step by step process of what it takes to be an actor. The CGTV curriculum teaches these following sections:

 

  • How To Be Successful
  • Character Breakdown
  • Cold Reading & Commercial Auditions
  • Audition Techniques
  • Auditions With Sides
  • Marketing Yourself In Acting
  • Improv

 

Online Resources

Once you are a part of the CGTV community, you will be given access to some quality, online resources provided by CGTV. These resources will give you further practice in the industry. Most importantly, they will help you maintain the skills you have already learned at CGTV. Become a member today and get access to the following resources:

  • Scripts: Online scripts that you can practice reading on your own time
  • Celebrity Tip Videos: If your name gets big, we provide the tips
  • Rehearsal Videos: Tips on how to properly rehearse
  • Safe Tape Tips: Safety is one of our biggest concerns. We want every one of our actors to know to safely execute their careers
  • Industry terms: Basic industry terminology to keep you in the loop

CGTV wants you to succeed and they will provide you with whatever it takes! CGTV is a high-level TV, film, and entertainment program designed to help connect talent to the industry. Talent is guided by top celebrities from ABC, NBC, CBS, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon shows including CSI, 24, Modern Family, The Suite Life on Deck, Disney 365, Drake & Josh, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Austin & Alley and Good Luck Charlie. CGTV: We have people on TV! For more information visit www.cgtv.la or stay up to date with our latest news and follow us on Facebook!

Memorizing Lines

Trouble Memorizing Your Lines? Try These Tips!

Memorizing lines can be stressful, however, if you’re someone who has trouble remembering what line comes next, there are many tips out there that can help. Read below for a few new tips to try the next time you can’t remember your lines.

  1. Think of your script as just a string of sentences that are grouped together. Then break down those sentences into groups of pictures. Those words you’re using are creating images that are being used to convey the story and the meaning of the story. Try and connect images to each sentence, or even parts of a sentence, to recall your lines quicker.

  2. The first time you read a scene, read through it as if it were a novel. Picture yourself as the character, what they’re feeling, where they are, and what they’re thinking. This will help set the scene and make it feel like a reality, so the next time you run through the scene, it will be easier to place yourself into the surroundings of your character.

  3. Remember to take breaks often! Read through one section until you think you’ve got a solid grasp on it, and then step away from it for awhile. When you come back, run through the scene then move onto the next. Repeat this process until you’ve finished all scenes or acts that you need to memorize.

  4. Think of your lines as a train of thought. If you can think about these strung together as opposed to single lines, you’ll be able to remember what you’re talking about and what comes next. Focus on what you’re trying to talk about rather than thinking about how you’re going to go about saying it.
  5. Try thinking about the meaning of the scene and the words you’re saying as opposed to memorizing them exactly as is. Many people can memorize sentences, but don’t really pay attention to the meaning of the sentence. Focus on the meaning of the scene or act, and go from there.

Many of these tips are just suggestions and won’t work for everyone. The most important thing is to find a way that works for you and to stick with it. If you find that you’re still having trouble, contact CGTV to talk to any one of our many acting coaches.

Memorizing Lines

References

https://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/backstage-experts-answer-18-ways-quickly-memorize-lines/

CGTV alum

The Big Break: CGTV Actors Recall their Beginnings

CGTV creates real success stories, and our alumni are proof of that. CGTV alum Bex Taylor-Klaus was interviewed by Collider after scoring her “big break” role of Bullet for the AMC series The Killing. Collider asked Bex if she remembered the moment she found out she had gotten the role.

Bex said, “I remember that moment. I recently got asked what the best moment of my life was, and the first thing that popped into my head was getting the phone call from my agent.”

All aspiring actors hope to recall a moment like this. Another CGTV alum, RJ Cyler, has found fame starring in the new Power Rangers movie as the Blue Ranger. His first big break, though, was a smaller-budget indie film that became a Sundance darling, called “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” RJ played the titular Earl, who together with his co-worker befriend a classmate who has been diagnosed with cancer. RJ has said that the role of Earl has opened up many more opportunities for him, and was quoted as saying in an interview with Collider, “This is like the perfect launchpad for my career … now it’s only up and up.” A first acting gig is not only exciting for the actor who secures the role, but potentially life-changing as well.

Adrian R’Mante, co-founder of CGTV and long-time working actor in Hollywood, gained his footing in show business when heCGTV alum received a scholarship to the theater program at the University of Central Florida-Orlando. Adrian had the fortunate opportunity to work with some of the top-acting professionals in the country. During his training, he worked on Nickelodeon’s Gamelab, Slimetime Live, and the prestigious Orlando Shakespeare Festival. Adrian eventually decided it was time to move to Hollywood and live out his dream in television and film. After arriving in Hollywood, Adrian landed a co-starring role on the TV show Profiler. From here, Adrian met casting director Anthony Barneo who became the reason Adrian is where he is today. Adrian’s biggest and most recognized role to date is that of Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya Dela Rosa Ramirez from the mega hit Disney Channel television show The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

If you are an aspiring actor, you too can one day hopefully feel the elation that comes with nabbing your first acting role. If you’re looking for a foot in the door in Hollywood, CGTV can help! CGTV is a high level TV, film, and entertainment program designed to help connect talent with some of the top agents, casting directors, and managers in Los Angeles. To get started, register on our website to receive information about upcoming audition events.

Actor

How Do I Become a Working Actor?

Becoming an actor involves talent – but hard work, persistence, and industry knowledge are what moves talent into the spotlight. Although the road to being a professional actor can be long, if you have a positive attitude towards learning as much as possible, meeting new people, and loving what you do, the journey itself will often be filled with joyful moments and triumphs.

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Perfecting Your Craft: Never stop learning

Actors and actresses work at expanding their skills, whether they are still waiting for their breakout role or have won multiple awards. One of the challenges (and benefits) of being an actor is that there is always something new to learn or improve upon. Whether you try your hand at improvisational acting, take voice lessons, or give a new type of theater a shot, just about anything you learn will come in handy at some point in your career. Taking summer acting courses, attending acting camps and auditioning are all learning experiences that also give you the opportunity to network with others in the industry.

Networking: Industry connections matter

Acting is a tough road to try to go alone. Making connections with other actors, mentors, agents, and teachers increases your knowledge of the industry, betters your craft, and boosts your chances of being put in touch with a high-quality agent or casting call. Just about everyone in the acting industry has worked hard to get where they are and has wisdom and experience to share.

Persistence Pays: Prepare for hard work and, yes, some rejection

Actors and actresses face rejection, no matter where they are in their career. Whether an agent says “no” to representing you or you’re turned down for a part, perseverance provides an actor with the will to move on and try again. The best way to become an actor is to keep acting, perfect your craft, and avoid becoming discouraged. Good actors treat each professional experience as a learning opportunity, knowing that their love for acting does not hinge on getting one particular role or landing a specific agent, but knowing that the next opportunity for success deserves their best shot.

For more tips and insights on becoming an actor, check out this article!