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CEO Reviews CGTV’s Program

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CEO Gia Heller

CEO Reviews CGTV’s Program

So glad you reached out.  First of all, I am the social media director for CGTV and before that, I was a client and a mom of a client.  Both my daughter and I went through the program and it is truly amazing.  My daughter got to work with the actors from all of her favorite TV shows from childhood.  She was a Shakespeare Festival finalist and I am a classically trained theatre actress.  I too had questions of legitimacy, because there are so many talent agencies scamming and asking for fees.  CGTV is NOT a talent agency.  It is owned by Adrian R’Mante aka Esteban from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.  Who coincidentally was an English teacher prior to striking it big with Disney.  He is a machine.  He works with these kids from the moment their feet step on the ground in Hollywood and he never leaves them.  Even after the program.

Before I tell you more about the program itself, I want to point out that CGTV found Bex Taylor Klaus (Arrow, MTV’s Scream & many more) See her IMDB here:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4545813/  I text with her and she 100% testifies that without CGTV she would be nowhere.
And I also want to point out RJ Cyler (Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, Power Rangers) who I had the pleasure of spending a week in January with.  He comes back to the program to give back, because he credits Adrian and CGTV with getting him prepared and in front of agents.  He is now one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood and was nominated for the Critic’s Choice Award.  See his IMDB here:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5518972/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

During the program the kids all audition again for Adrian in person.  This takes hours, but it reminds him what their talent is and helps him select a scene partner that will make both partners shine.  He does all of this himself.  Even though there is a large staff, the important production, casting, directing and final decisions are all made by Adrian.  From day 1 of the event through the end, you will watch him work from morning till night, then go home with hours of work to do to get everyone organized and on track.  The week I was there he did this with over 75 students.  It was insane to watch how perfectly orchestrated it is.  When you are not in the room with Adrian, you are in workshops with STARS from your favorite shows.  But more than stars, they are consulate professional actors that know the ins and outs of Hollywood and want to save your kid the strife of learning from the ground up, the hard way. The actors shown on your brochure are not just photo and a smile, they work with our students to teach them everything from how to take your mark, how to audition, what will separate your audition from everyone else, the motivation behind your monologue/scene, improv and so much more.

Then, on the final night we auditioned in front of Hollywood Agents & Managers.  I would say that about 40% of the students received call backs from Hollywood Managers and Agents.  My husband was in the crowd and he estimated around 35 -40 agents from recognizable firms.  I personally got a “nod” from Lisa London who founded Mark Ruffalo, cast Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana and thousands of other stars.  Many of my friends and children of my friends are currently working with agents and have auditioned for leading roles on pilots.  I am sorry, but there is no where else that I know of that has this kind of success rate.  Adrian is a FABULOUS actor and it took him 3 YEARS to find an agent.  Agents are not very interested in people on the streets.  You get to agents through connections.  Adrian is a trusted actor and program owner in Hollywood so he gets all the best agents in town at his shows because they know he trains and delivers ONLY talent
Out of the 300 people that auditioned in Phoenix, I know for a fact that only 60 kids made it past the audition.  So they are HIGHLY selective in whom they bring into the program because it is his reputation on the line with the agents every time.  For them to keep coming back for years, is only the result of Adrian’s hard work at ensuring there will always be fresh, new talent at these events.  Lastly, my daughter and I were scene partners and we were able to perform on an actual TV set with Adrian directing and have professional commercial reels and headshots that can be delivered to agencies and applied directly for roles.
So from one cynical mom to another, I personally rest my reputation on CGTV and Adrian R’Mante.
And my reputation has a high worth, you can check out my companies here:
Is CGTV a scam?

Is CGTV A Scam?

Is CGTV a scam?Is CGTV A Scam?

In Hollywood, it can be hard to know who is on your side and what talent scouts are trying to take your money and run.  If your talent is real and you think you could make it in the business, there are talent programs available that are not scams.  CGTV is a high-level entertainment program designed to help talent successfully navigate the entertainment industry.

Who says CGTV is a scam?

Some people try to say CGTV is a scam.  Typically, these are parents who can’t pay for the program or don’t want to pay for it.  The truth is, none of our bad press comes from kids that have attended the program.  The bad reviews are from parents that have not had their kids attend the program.  CGTV has helped many young actors turn their dreams into reality.  Is CGTV A Scam?

Why CGTV?

CGTV is the real deal and is run by some of the top celebrities from major networks.  We help young actors achieve their shot in show business every day.  There are expenses, but the experience and education actors receive is nothing in comparison to costs.  CGTV is not running a scam.  We deliver exactly what is promised for a fee including quality education with experienced actors, professional headshots and reels, and exposure to legitimate agents and managers in the entertainment industry.

Co-founder Adrian R’Mante has a successful career and enjoys sharing his knowledge & expertise with those serious about the industry. Neither Adrian or CGTV guarantees work or auditions but they do provide you with the necessary tools to be the best you can be in a very competitive industry.  

Still, think CGTV is a scam?  We have asked graduates and parents to be completely honest and give us their opinion on our TV and film workshops and training.  You can read about some of our reviews and success stories here!