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Actor scores more roles after CGTV

 

TJ Norfus

TJ Norfus

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.

TRAINING

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.

CONNECTIONS

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

 

CGTV Graduate Scores High School Musical 4 Audition!

CGTV Graduate Scores High School Musical 4 Audition!

FullSizeRenderCGTV Graduate Scores High School Musical 4 Audition!

Currently, one of our graduates is starring in THE POWER RANGERS as the Blue Power Ranger, RJ Cyler who also appeared in a co-starring role in Me, Earl and the Dying Girl after receiving a Hollywood agent from his CGTV Showcase.  And now, we are super proud to announce that another one of our graduates has scored a major film audition after gaining a Hollywood agent at her Showcase.  Natalie Ramos, you have been working so hard and you are getting to reap the rewards of those efforts.  We could not be prouder!  We look forward to following your continued success!  Break-A-Leg with your High School Musical 4 audition!

 CGTV Graduate Scores High School Musical 4 Audition!

“Hi Adrian, this is Natalie Ramos from Naples, Florida. I just wanted to send you a quick email so say that I’m thankful for everything that you’ve done for me. Without you, I wouldn’t have met my amazing agent, Karen Greer❤️ I’ve been working hard with my acting and singing coaches! Im on casting network and actors access. Big news!! This Friday I’m getting a chance to audition for high school musical 4 in Orlando !! I’m beyond excited! I just want to say thank you for helping me in California and then helping me find a great agent!! I hope You and Your  family are doing great! Send lots of love to your baby girl and the new baby that is coming on the way! Talk to you soon, love Nat?
Every Witch Way

Louis Tomeo takes to small screen in Every Witch Way

Louis Tomeo takes to small screen in ‘Every Witch Way’ developed by Nickelodeon. The seminole Chronicle writes an article about Louis Tomeo is his development with the Karen Greer Models and Talent, LLC.

Andy Ceballos The Seminole Chronicle

Louis TomeoIt’s not uncommon for children to grow up watching TV shows on Nickelodeon, and 11-year-old Louis Tomeo is no exception. But when he tuned in to the channel last week, he didn’t watch just any old show – he watched his own show.

Tomeo, an Oviedo resident, is a cast member in Nickelodeon’s newest show, Every Witch Way, which tells the story of a teenage girl who moves to Miami and discovers that she is a witch. The children’s network debuted the show on Jan. 1.

“It’s like a dream come true,” Tomeo said. “I never thought I’d have a show on Nickelodeon.”

On the show, Tomeo plays Robby Miller, the younger brother of one of the lead characters, Daniel Miller. Robby and the two youngest Miller siblings are known as the “Terrible Three,” or the T3, and Robby leads them into various schemes and builds contraptions that don’t always work.

This is the first TV show that Tomeo has appeared in, but it’s certainly not his first foray into acting. He has also appeared in a few short films and national commercials for AT&T and Head & Shoulders.

Originally, Tomeo was discovered while attending CGTV, which is run by Adrian R’Mante, a graduate of the University of Central Florida and a former leading cast member from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. A local agent spotted his talent and recommended him to a friend who manages young actors and models.

“[I became his agent] through a friend who worked at a local agency in Florida. She said, ‘This is someone I think you should manage,’” said Daryl Washington, the owner and director of Global Management 101, located in Pennsylvania. “I believed in him so much and I told his mom and I submitted him to an agency and she became his agent in Miami.”

That agent is Karen Greer, owner of Karen Greer Models and Talent, LLC. Greer has also been an agent for young stars such as Bella Thorne, Victoria Justice and Bailee Madison. Greer had met Tomeo at the acting camp and saw that he had that X factor.

“He has a great personality – he’s very enthusiastic and he’s got a natural charm about him,” she said. “He’s very confident with people and he did a great job with the time he had in camp.”
Every Witch Way

Luios Tomeo

Every Witch Way

After becoming his agent, Greer quickly secured a role for Tomeo in his first commercial. She was also able to get him an audition for a show that was being developed by Nickelodeon called Every Witch Way. Tomeo auditioned in Miami, but what he didn’t know was that auditions for the show were also being held in New York and Los Angeles.

“It’s like a dream come true,” Tomeo said. “I never thought I’d have a show on Nickelodeon.”

In the end, Tomeo still got the part and began filming the show in January 2013. He and his family, which includes his mom, Kellie, his dad, Louis Tomeo Sr., his older sister, Victoria, and his younger brother, Vincent, moved to Miami while the show was filming.

The show was shot from January through May, so Tomeo had to juggle his schoolwork while filming. He said his school, Page Private School, was very supportive during that time and would FedEx the work to him in Miami. He also had tutors on set, so when he wasn’t working, he was studying.

“He’s on set for eight to nine hours and goes to school with the other kids,” Tomeo Sr. said. “They shoot for a total of five to six hours, then they leave the set and we go to the apartment they provide for us. Then he has an hour of homework and studying lines.”

Overall, Tomeo worked a 12- to 14-hour day, six days a week and still managed to stay on the honor roll and was voted vice president of the Junior National Honor Society. But Tomeo wasn’t the only one juggling multiple responsibilities – his parents also had to juggle work and parenting their two other children.

“It’s been pretty crazy. We had to take vacation time and swap on the weekends,” Tomeo Sr. said. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s been pretty fun to see how a show is made.”

Tomeo’s older sister also got to see exactly how the show was made. She was cast as an extra for Every Witch Way and made appearances in the third episode. Tomeo said that both Victoria and Vincent have been incredibly supportive of his work.

“My brother and older sister have been really supportive – they’re not bitter at all,” he said.

His agent and his manager have also been incredibly supportive and both of them said that they enjoyed working with him.

“He’s very confident and he’s like an old soul,” Greer said. “He’s very mature for his age and I never got a complaint about anything. I hear complaints from kids on set but always heard good things from Louis.”

Good things could be on the way for Tomeo, who recently met and interviewed with a large talent agency in New York.

“The good news is he is going to be signing with one of the No. 1 film and TV agencies called CESD,” Washington said. “They are a talent agency in New York. They just interviewed him right before the holidays and they loved him.”

Kellie said the interview went really well and that Tomeo is waiting to get his contract from the agency. He’s also waiting to hear if Nickelodeon will pick up Every Witch Way for season two.

“We don’t know about season two yet,” Kellie said. “They’re waiting for the ratings to come in, but we should hear from them in three to four weeks.”

In the meantime, the family will continue to watch the show, which airs every weeknight at 7:30 p.m.