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RJ Cyler, Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 list!

RJ CylerCGTV reviews are on FIRE!  RJ Cyler one of the shiniest stars in our bunch is making global headlines as one of Forbes Magazine’s hottest young talents under 30 on their 30 under 30 list.  You can read the full article here:  http://www.forbes.com/profile/rj-cyler/

We are coming to many major US cities and International Cities across the globe in 2017.   if we are not coming to yours, you may want to consider traveling to a city nearby.  We will post which cities on our blog as they are announced.  Our grads are on Fire, check out RJ Cyler the newest winner of the Forbes, 30 under 30 distinction.  Other winners of this illustrious awards are people like Mark Zuckerberg, so RJ is in great company.
We found, trained and put RJ in front of all of our hollywood agents, managers and connections.  That training and those contacts got him exactly where he is today. He is now a critically acclaimed actor for his role in Me, Earl & The Dying Girl and is starring in the summer blockbuster Power Rangers 2017 as Blue Power Ranger.  In addition, Brad Pitt picked him up for War Machines, a Netflix Original.
If you think you have what it takes and you are serious about getting your chance to shine in front of exactly the right people, we are interested in you auditioning for one of our celebrity judges.  From the ages of 5-25, Hollywood is waiting for you.  All looks, all ethnicities, all body types, we are looking for every type. We love kids and more importantly, we love making kid’s dreams come true.
Adrian R’Mante, aka Esteban of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody is not only the owner of CGTV, he is the hands on acting coach, film scene director and mentor to each and every participant that comes through CGTV.  While he has a celebrity staff that have almost entirely come from Disney Shows, he makes sure each student gets his personal time as well.

RJ Cyler dreamed a big dream and is now living that same dream.

CGTV is a rigorous curriculum designed to help connect young talent like RJ Clyer with some of the top agents, casting directors, and managers in Hollywood. Workshops include improv, audition techniques, marketing tips and more, for film, theater, television, and commercial acting.  Students are guided by top celebrities from ABC, NBC, CBS, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon shows. For more information, please see our website, or call (818) 284-6689. “CGTV: We have people on TV and on Movies!”

CGTV Reviews are in!

CGTV Reviews are in

CGTV Reviews are in!CGTV Reviews are in!

 

When we heard about the CGTV auditions in our city, we were super excited and super nervous all at once. Jacob was very nervous. It was always a dream, but did he really have what it took to impress the Disney Celebrity judge? CGTV Reviews are in!

 

When we heard about the CGTV auditions in our city, we were super excited and super nervous all at once. Jacob was very nervous. It was always a dream, but did h

We told him that the most important thing was that he did his very best. We were honest with him about expectations and let him know there was a potential that he would not be selected. Of course, we were all relieved and thrilled when he got a very enthusiastic two thumbs up from his audition!

We were then offered a spot in the acting program at CGTV/The Celebrity Experience. At first, we were quite hesitant about the investment involved. First of all, we knew nothing of the program. We did not know if it was a credible, legitimate acting program so we decided to do our due diligence and research. After researching and reading many success stories, we decided that we would indeed make the investment into Jacob’s dream. From then on, we had zero expectations that at worst case, the program would increase his self-esteem. CGTV Reviews are in!

When we heard about the CGTV auditions in our city, we were super excited and super nervous all at once. Jacob was very nervous. It was always a dream, but did h

 
We NEVER imagined that Jacob would achieve the results that he did. After spending time training with many celebrity Disney stars on the art of auditioning and training for his scene for the ACME showcase, my son evolved into a TV and film ready actor. Jacob received 17 callbacks from agents and managers alike. He also received an award for the BEST monologue!
 
In addition to training with Adrian R’Mante and his cast of celebrity coaches, we had the good fortune of meeting Joey Paul Jensen at the awards banquet and have been receiving guidance/training from her ever since.  
We chose his agent and manager based on referrals. Neither of them were present during that event. I can definitely understand why some would try to say it is a scam… especially if their child did not receive any callbacks. To me, this is precisely why it is NOT a scam. In my opinion, if you are realistic with your child’s abilities and if you go in with no expectations except for the most amazing experience of a lifetime, then you will not be disappointed.  Some of you that expect agent call backs will not receive them and some of us whom had no expectations will receive the shock of a lifetime to find out that Hollywood wants YOUR kid.
 
Jacob met some pretty amazing people and made some great lifelong friendships (our entire family did). He met some awesome celebrities that were so gracious and kind! We have NO idea what the future holds for him but we do know this: Jacob has, quite possibly, already had the biggest audition of his lifetime and this NEVER would have been possible without CGTV and The Celebrity Experience!! He is extremely grateful and knows he is blessed to have this opportunity. Thank you!

CGTV Reviews are in!

 

Auditioning Tip 1

Auditioning Tip 1 making impression on casting director

 Auditioning Tip 1

Auditioning Tip 1 from CGTV

Over the course of the next few months, we are going to be releasing tips that will help you at your audition with CGTV Hollywood and in the future with Hollywood casting directors and agents.   In acting, it is typical that your learning is commensurate with your earning.  So start studying.

Auditioning Tip 1

The casting director is going to have many people put in front of him/her that all basically look the same or very similar.  Sure your skills are something they look for, but more importantly, they are seeking great personalities that are easy to work with.  Think of your audition as a job interview.  You want to leave the best possible impression so that you will get a chance to a second interview to secure the job.  However, it is not a social club.  You don’t want to be over the top personal with the casting agents.  Be yourself, smile warmly and don’t be afraid to make eye contact.  If they enjoy being around you, that is a good indicator the director of the show, commercial or movie will also enjoy working with you.
One Mom's Point Of View

One Mom’s Point Of View

I was a cynical mom! But, I would up not only sending my daughter, but myself as well. But, 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.One Mom’s Point Of View

I was a cynical mom!  But, I would up not only sending my daughter but myself as well.

But, before I tell you more about the program itself, I want to point out that CGTV found Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow, MTV’s Scream & much more) See her IMDB here:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4545813/  I text with her and her 100% testifies that without CGTV she would be nowhere. One Mom’s Point Of View
 
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 in 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 monolog/scene, improv and so much more. One Mom’s Point Of View
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 nowhere 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 the 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.

 One Mom’s Point Of View

So from one cynical mom to another, I personally rest my reputation on CGTV and Adrian R’Mante.
CGTV Builds confidence & Delivers Agents

CGTV Builds confidence & Delivers Agents

CGTV Builds confidence & Delivers Agents

CGTV Builds confidence & Delivers Agents

We just received another note from a student that participated in one of our programs.  We love this kid.  When he first came in he was a bit shy but by the end of the program, most of his teachers were saying “I will bet my next Hollywood paycheck that agents are going to want you” and boy was they right.  Colin Huang took our coaching and hit the ACME stage live in front of 30+ Hollywood agents and managers.  Here what he has to say about CGTV Hollywood below. CGTV Builds confidence & Delivers Agents

“I took the program this past winter and I can say from the bottom of my heart that I am so grateful to Adrian for providing this experience. I literally can’t understand why people that have not been through the program would say the program is a scam because if you took the program, you would know that it’s not.  It is amazing how much effort Adrian and all of the actors there put into making the program what it is. After taking the program I’ve gotten multiple callbacks from agents that wouldn’t even look twice at me if it weren’t for Adrian and all that he’s done for me. CGTV is without a doubt something that I’ll never forget, and my only regret is not finding out about it sooner.”  Colin Huang

CGTV'S VIP Acting Program

CGTV’S VIP Acting Program leaves you Hollywood Ready

CGTV'S VIP Acting Program

While there are several programs to choose from at CGTV, the one that leaves you Hollywood ready is the VIP experience.  Not only do you get coaching and training from Adrian R’Mante, the iconic character Esteban on the Suite Life of Zack and Cody, but you also walk away with professional headshots and a professional shot TV reel on a real set.

CGTV’S VIP Acting Program leaves you Hollywood Ready 

The reason these things are so important is that any agent in Hollywood is going to require you to have those.  All of our students at the end of their program are entitled to perform and audition in front of our Hollywood Industry Agents.  If you get a “Callback”, these agents are going to want a reel, professional head-shots and to meet with you in person.  CGTV sets up kids and young adults for Hollywood success from the start.
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