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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.
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Bex's 1st Times Square Billboard!

Bex’s 1st Times Square Billboard!

Bex's 1st Times Square Billboard!

Bex Taylor-Klaus

Bex’s 1st Times Square Billboard!

Our graduates have made it BIG in Hollywood.  Bex Taylor-Klaus is one of those stars.  Bex credits CGTV and Adrian R’Mante for her Times Square, New York City Billboard!  From her first audition to her acting program and showcase, Bex shined like a diamond in front of our Hollywood agents & Managers.

 

Bex’s 1st Times Square Billboard!

While CGTV is NOT a talent agency, we are the best in the nation at scouting talent, training that talent quickly and effectively and then putting them in front of our personal industry Hollywood contacts.  In fact, many Hollywood casting agents, managers, and agents have come to rely upon CGTV as a quarterly talent source. Want your shot at Hollywood? Register at www.CGTV.LA/Register just like Bex did.

RJ Cyler makes it to Sundance

RJRJ Cyler makes it to Sundance

The truth is, we are proud of all of our CGTV graduates.  And, this one struck gold, almost immediately after attending our program.  We saw RJ’s raw talent at an audition and were thrilled to train him and prepare him for Hollywood.  After the program was complete, we put RJ on stage, live in front of our Hollywood managers and agents.  It was nearly unanimous, they all wanted him.  RJ had his pick of top Hollywood agents and managers through his training and connections from CGTV.

RJ Cyler makes it to Sundance

It did not take long for him to secure a co-starring role in Me, Earl and The Dying Girl.  Not only was the movie critically acclaimed, but the three main stars (including RJ) made it to The Sundance Film Festival.  In fact, RJ was nominated for a Critic’s choice award.
Now RJ is on set filming The Power Rangers.  Cast as the Blue Power Ranger, this is just the beginning of an amazing film career for .  RJ credits all of this to CGTV’s acting program and connections.
Do you have what it takes?  Let us help you decide.  Register at https://CGTV.LA/Register
CGTV is Kid Loved and Mom Approved

CGTV is Kid Loved and Mom Approved

CGTV is Kid Loved and Mom Approved

Of course, kids love CGTV, what’s not to love?  You get to work with your favorite actors from Disney, Nickelodeon and more.  You learn how to audition for TV and Film, perform LIVE on stage at ACME theater in front of Hollywood managers and agents and in some programs get your own headshots and professional commercial reels shot on professional TV sets with Adrian R’Mante as your director.  But when Moms love it, that’s when you KNOW it is a home run.  Don’t take our word for it, listen to what Praveena Chetty had to say about her daughter’s experience.

CGTV is Kid Loved and Mom Approved

“As a proud parent of a CGTV alum, I would love to share my experience.  My daughter has attended two programs with CGTV and Adrian R’Mante.  As a parent, I have noticed that she has not only gained skills and training for acting, but she has also gained the courage and confidence needed to face large audiences.  After graduation, she has performed in various music videos within the South Asian community of Bollywood and has been modeling for high-end Bollywood fashion designers of India as well.  This is just the beginning for her, modeling agencies in LA have been offering her further opportunities.  She has been both motivated and encouraged b Adrian R’Mante’s programs and is looking forward to attending more even though she has already been signed by Platinum Talent Management Agency.  For her, nothing beats working with her favorite actor from her childhood.  Thanks, CGTV and Adrian for the help and support that has gotten my child to where she is today.  You have not only shown her down the path but you have been an integral part in making her dreams come true.”  Praveena Chetty

CGTV is Kid Loved and Mom Approved

CGTV selects

CGTV selects Kaitlyn Evans

CGTV selects

CGTV selects Kaitlyn Evans

We audition in many cities and see thousands of hopeful faces in any given year.  When we saw Tweetybird we knew she had the “it” factor.

 

CGTV selects

Listen to what Kaitlyn aka “Tweetybird” had to say about CGTV.

“CGTV was the best thing that ever happened to me!  I had wanted to get my feet wet in the entertainment industry but had absolutely no clue where to start.  CGTV picked me out of the crowd and gave my dreams a green light.  The program taught me to push forward and hustle hard if this is your passion.  They taught me to never give up, always work hard and always be prepared.  CGTV has opened doors for me that I would never have been able to find on my own at 18.  With Adrian R’Mante and CGTV, your life and career can blossom like crazy.  I want to thank each and every one of you for the time and attention you gave me that changed my life.”  Kaitlyn
Pro Child Actor reviews CGTV

Pro Child Actor reviews CGTV

Pro Child Actor reviews CGTVPro Child Actor reviews CGTV

One of the best things about CGTV is what happens afterward!  We are always so delighted to hear from our program attendees.  We love hearing what they loved about the program and the successes they have achieved since the program.  Jennifer McNichols Sack is one of our favorites. Listen to what Jennifer had to say about working with CGTV.

 Pro Child Actor reviews CGTV

The skills I learned at CGTV helped me stand out during auditions and projects that came my way. They took the “green” talent I had and helped me develop it.  But more importantly, they taught me that education is an important part of being a good actor.  It is something that I still work on today because of what I learned at CGTV.   Because of CGTV, I have an amazing manager and agent and have worked in Hollywood and beyond. I couldn’t have asked for a better dream come true for a 10 years old! Thanks, Adrian R’Mante, and team! – Jennifer McNichols Sack
CGTV Graduate Secures Manager!

CGTV Graduate Secures Manager!

CGTV Graduate Secures Manager!

CGTV Graduate Secures Manager!

Even with 1,000+ stories like this, we never get tired of hearing of about our Actor’s successes through the CGTV programs.  When we found Natalie in Texas, we were certain that she had what it took for TV and FILM.  And after she lives audition in Hollywood in front of Managers & Agents, she secured top notch representation and has already booked a few short films.  If you are considering tv or film, please make sure you check and verify the success stories of the people you choose to hire to progress your career.  Don’t take our word for it, listen to our graduates.

CGTV Graduate Secures Manager!

Adrian R’Mante & everyone involved with the CGTV program (Including actors you know from Disney, Nickelodeon, and films)  gives BEYOND the best opportunities any upcoming actor could ever ask for! Adrian found me in Austin, Tx & I was the #1 pick out of 250 other amazingly talented people! I was blessed with the opportunity to come to California & perform at the ACME comedy theater in front of 21 agents & received 6 call backs.  I then picked which I would like to represent me & moved out to California in January 2016. I signed with my management The ESI Network & also did the Pilot Program with Adrian  in the month of February 2016! I’ve learned so much from each program I’ve attended & gained so much insight! Adrian is a true mentor & definitely legitimate! I’ve now booked a few short films in the couple of months that I’ve been here & been able to network immensely! I’m grateful for this journey & process it’s nothing short of AMAZING & It’s only the beginning!” Natalie Nichole

Brother & Sister Score with CGTV!

Brother & Sister Score with CGTV!

Brother & Sister Score with CGTV!Brother & Sister Score with CGTV!

It’s a rough day at CGTV when a brother and sister come in together and only one gets a call back from an agent. So when we got this note from mom that two of our favorites from the January 2016 group were doing great, we had to pass it along. The other amazing part of this story is that only one of the siblings came in with a lot of acting experience. The other sibling was able to garner skills and talents during our workshop that she was able to apply on-stage at her theatrical debut to score her a Hollywood agent call-back. This is why we do what we do. We are passionate about developing young talent and then placing them directly in front of real, top Hollywood agencies.Brother & Sister Score with CGTV!
 
“Bailey has been doing musical theater since he was 6. He loves to act and was wanting to do more with acting but Tucson has very little to offer outside of the musical theater. Bailey was extremely excited to get a chance to audition with CGTV. He really wanted to learn more about acting and TV and film. As a parent wanting to support but also protect him, I was a little skeptical. The presentation about CGTV prior to the audition was thorough. I was pleased to learn that out of about 250-300 kids that auditioned there were only around 31 selected. It was clearly not the everyone gets in the situation. The cost of the camp did not bother me as with any camp there is a fee involved for a service. CGTV exceeded my expectations as a parent. Everything that was explained and promised in the presentation was delivered. Except for one thing; Adrian R’Mante’s presence and passion for the craft, as well as his accessibility. As a parent, I could not be more thankful to see Adrian at camp every day, all day, personally working with the kids and adults. Bailey loved the camp and shined in the showcase with about 15 callbacks out of 25 roughly managers/agents. Since then, Bailey has signed with a great agent and manager has been sent out on auditions for both feature film and TV. Without CGTV and Adrian, these opportunities would not exist. We are extremely thankful.” – Cheryl, Tucson
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!”