Levi Daniels books national commercial!

LEVI CGTV Graduate books national commercial! One of the things we tell our graduates is that this business requires you to be able to process rejection like a pro, be persistent and keep going. The truth is, 99% of actors are rejected way more than they win roles. So the most crucial part is persistence. Levi Daniels has become an expert on persistence and handling rejection. And now, he is an expert on how to land a national television commercial spot, the bread and butter of almost every actor’s life. Don’t take our word. Listen to Levi’s success story here.

Levi had heard about CGTV while submitting to acting classes online in attempts to find a good school to get his name, face and talent into the arena. He received an email from CGTV asking him to join an audition in his city. He was nervous and excited at the prospect of auditioning for a major Disney star. He prepared and he practiced his sample commercial to the point that he could let it roll off his tongue like second nature.

The day of the audition I felt I was more than prepared. He was told that I would be auditioning with someone that was on a Disney show, but he did not recognize the man in the room that he auditioned for. (Probably the beard!). That was great, because it helped calm his nerves. Later, he found out it was Jonathan Goldstein, the dad from Josh and Drake and let out a “whooooooa”.

As he left, he felt confident that he did his best but as usual was prepared to not get his hopes too high. That no matter what the result of THIS audition was, he would continue to pursue his Hollywood dreams. When he received the phone call later that night that he was one of only a few dozen out of a room of hundreds selected, he was stoked! He immediately thought “I will have to figure out how to balance this with my day job as an investment banker!”

That didn’t last long. He decided to give up his six figure career and pursue his dream and put all of his chips on the table. He received world class acting training at CGTV with Adrian R’Mante and his star studded cast. The final night at ACME theatre would prove to be a bit nerve wracking. Having just put his entire career on the line for his dream, what if he did NOT receive a call back from a Hollywood Agent at this live performance?

Levi received a call back from a well reputed Hollywood Talent agency. While he did not wind up signing with them, he continued to pursue his talents and has just recently scored a nationally televised commercial, the meat and potatoes of the acting industry. He credits his wins to working with Adrian, even after hours. Levi says that Adrian has always made time for him, always been there for him and continues to be his mentor outside of the program.

We will keep you updated on Levi’s impending successes!

1. I heard about CGTV because I was submitting online for acting classes trying to find a good school to get my name and face out there. CGTV emailed me.

2. I was a little nervous, more excited than anything. I prepared for my CGTV audition by practicing my commercial to the point I could say it like it was second nature.

3. I performed in front of Jonathan Goldstein. I wasn’t nervous in front of him because I didn’t recognize him haha. After the fact when I realized who it was I literally went “woooooooh”.

4. I didn’t want to get my hopes up so I just said to myself “keep on keeping on” and if the call you go for it.

5. I was stoked! I was also trying to figure out how I was going to balance this week intensive and keep my job as an investment banker.

6. I’ve always wanted to pursue acting and realized life is to short to not chase your dreams. I ended up quitting my job that was making close to six figures and put all of my chips on the table for my dream.

7. The hands-on training from celebs in the game already. Who better to learn from than the people who are successful in the industry.

8. I was very nervous for my performance at ACME. I’ve done auditions before but never a live stage performance. I invited a bunch of people because I didn’t think very many could make it that night. (they all came) haha

9. I received a callback from Maverick Artists Group. They didn’t end up signing me but it was good in the long run to get those at bats in!

10. Adrian until this day will respond to any questions I have or if I’m just nervous for a big audition will give me advice to calm me down. Great mentor and friend.

11. Life is to short and nobody is promised tomorrow. Go chase your dream no matter what that dream may be!!!

CGTV Graduate books national commercial!
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?

CGTV’s Program is work, not a vacation

One of the parents makes a solid point in the below testimonial.  CGTV’s acting workshops are definitely not a “Vacation”.  Actors that make it to our program are first auditioned in front of the co-owner Adrian who serves as Casting Director, Production Director and Visionary for the entire program.   Of course, he is assisted by other working actors that most of the teens know from Disney and Nickelodeon.  Next, you are cast in a scene with a partner that he believes will help you shine and vice versa.  This takes almost an entire day and an entire night once Adrian goes home to figure out.  Actors are directed to be OFF BOOK as soon as possible with their 2-4 minute scene. Most of the actors take this quite seriously and a few of them need constant re-direction.  When making a decision about CGTV, one needs to ask themselves, will I be able to commit to this seriously?  Parents, who want this more?  You, or them?  It needs to be the child that is aggressively pursuing this, not the parent.  Our adult actors always take this 100% seriously (They made the financial investment in their career)  so we speak directly to the parents of ages 3-17.  Don’t take our word for it.  Listen to what a parent and participant has to say about the program.

Adrian R’Mante is a genuine actor and has the love for all his students that attend his professional workshop in LA. The truth of the matter is, it’s hard work and you are treated like an employee coming into the industry and expectations are high, both for both parents and students. I was lucky enough to actually be there and attend the session with my daughter in Hollywood.

The program is not a vacation. It is hard work and there is a lot to accomplish in one week to perform in front of agents and talent scouts. Now with that being said, one will get the full throttle of what it takes to work a full day and to memorize lines in a fast paced environment. To be real it is what will happen when you audition for directors on the spot. Yes, it is expensive and my advice is if your child is not disciplined enough to do the homework assigned it will be stressful for both parent and child. The dedication to the industry is to keep abreast of what is needed from the actor and to keep them active in workshops and classes independently from the program once you graduate from CGTV’s program.
Also, most auditions take place in LA so the expense is yours to take on after the course is done. It is an investment in your acting career and what you do with afterward is up to you to commit. Your child must want the career (not the parent), so you must carefully assess your child’s seriousness to the business. Adrian and his brother Virgil are genuine people and expect only the best results from their students. With that being said, I wish them all the success in the world and hope that when possible my daughter and I can attend again. Much love CGTV!”