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Pilot Season

What is a Pilot Season?

Most aspiring actors will tell you there is a lot to learn about moving to Los Angeles and taking a serious crack at show business.  For many, there is not only relocating to this city, finding a job to support them while they audition, but also managing an often ongoing self-doubt.  

There is also the nuts and bolts of the business.  How to find an agent.  How to make a connection with a casting agent.  What seminars and classes to take?  There is also the mystery behind the pilot season, what it is, when it is, and how that affects them as an aspiring actor.  

Here is an expanded typical timeline for a pilot season and how it all unfolds.  

Summer Through Fall:  Executives Pick Pitches & Scripts

During the summer, network and studio executives hear more than 500 pitches for potential new pilots.  Executives will then determine which ones they like and the network can order for the fall.  They then order pilot scripts to be written for each of those picked pitches.  Typically, each network orders around 70 scripts, needing completion before the  holiday season.  During the shutdown period in December, execs take the scripts home to read.

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January: Order Pilots

After reading the scripts, executives return after the holiday and talk amongst themselves as to what appeals to them.  It is similar to returning from vacation and talking about the exciting places you visited.

Execs discuss creative issues, staffing,  how projects fit into the programming, and what projects they can afford. These talks get narrowed until between 20 – 30 scripts per network are chosen for pilot orders.  

February through April:  Pilots are Cast & Shot

This is the season that affects aspiring actors the most.  Actors are hired in February and March (along with casting directors and directors) and the pilot is typically shot some time in March or April.  

May:  Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down

This is when everybody learns if they have a job or not. After the pilot is edited and the final cut is delivered to the networks, the waiting begins.  Craig Thomas, a showrunner for How I Met Your Mother, likened it to being in high school and savoring any gossip one can get.

For those that have learned the network has green lighted their pilot for fall, it is like winning the lottery.  For those that haven’t been so lucky,  it is still an invaluable learning and career experience.  

CGTV is a high level TV, film, and entertainment program designed to help connect talent to the industry. Talent is guided by top celebrities from ABC, NBC, CBS, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Call us or email us!

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Sources:

https://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/secret-agent-man/6-realities-about-las-pilot-season/

https://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/5-tips-first-class-pilot-season/

http://tophollywoodactingcoach.com/2012/01/what-is-a-pilot-when-is-pilot-season/

CGTV graduate

Celebrating the Silver Screen Debut of a CGTV Graduate

At CGTV, one of our greatest thrills it to see former students live out their acting passions. With that thought in mind, we are excited to announce that CGTV graduate, Jackson Robert Scott, is part of the cast of the September 8th release of It.

About Jackson

Jackson started his acting career at the young age of five when he began the CGTV program. His training allowed him to work with other successful child actors from the likes of Nickelodeon and Disney. He also got personal training from Adrian, the founder of CGTV.CGTV graduate

Breakout Roles

After his training at CGTV, Jackson was discovered by a top LA agency where he began auditioning for a variety of commercial, television and film projects. His breakout credits include television commercials for K Jewelers as an episode of Criminals Minds.

In his role on the fourth episode of Criminal Minds, season 11, Jackson played Cole Vasquez who is kidnapped by the episode’s anti-hero, William Duke Mason. The show first aired on October 21, 2015.  

Silver Screen Debut

In addition to his small screen successes, he has also made his way to the silver screen in the remake adaptation of Stephen King’s: It. In the “creepy clown” horror movie, Jackson plays Georgie who is the younger brother of the film’s main character, Bill. The show will make its theater debut on Friday, September 8, 2017.

If the trailer views of this thriller are any indication, it should be a box office hit. According to Variety, the It trailer set a record for most online views in a single day, with 197 million views in just 24 hours and 246 views 36 hours after its release.

This is our goal at CGTV – to help young talent get discovered and reach their full potential. We offer a demanding and robust curriculum that is designed to do just that. CGTV has connections with top agents, casting directors and managers. We offer our students workshops in improvisation, techniques for the perfect audition, marketing tools and other information to help them get a foot in the door. In addition, our students learn from the very best in the business, including actors from top network stations. For more information on how to enroll in CGTV, call us at 818-284-6689.

CGTV is not fake

Is CGTV and TCE Fake or Real?

Is CGTV Fake? It’s easy for people on the Internet to spread lies and rumors about businesses, especially when they hide behind a computer screen. For CGTV, we have had our fair share of slanderous reviews and allegations of being a “fake” talent agency. CGTV is NOT fake, NOT a scam, and NOT trying to trick young actors. We truly do help actors by providing them with the education and tools they need to have a career in music and television.

The people who try to discredit CGTV are often parents who can’t pay for the program or don’t want to pay for it. None of our bad press comes from kids who have attended our CGTV program. The bad reviews are from parents who have not had their kids attend a program. At CGTV, we deliver exactly what is promised for a fee including training with experienced actors, professional headshots and reels, and exposure to legitimate agents in the entertainment industry.

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Still think CGTV is fake? Here’s a real life example! Jax is a young actor who trained with Adrian R’Mante and CGTV. Recently, Jax starred in a Walmart commercial that was viewed almost 12 million times! Jax was able to secure an agent through CGTV and started working as an actor almost immediately following our program. From television commercials to major Hollywood productions, CGTV has helped create thousands of success stories just like this one.

Those who have been through a CGTV program know that we are nothing close to fake or a scam. Our program teaches up and coming actors about building confidence, developing acting skills, training for auditions, marketing themselves, and becoming a young star. We have helped many young actors turn their dreams into reality. 

If you would like to see for yourself, head over to our website to browse thousands of our success stories! If you have been taken part in CGTV yourself and want to help us disprove the lies, please contact our team with a quote or paragraph.

Top Hollywood Agents

CGTV & Top Hollywood Agents!

CGTV has people on Television Breaking into show business is not for the faint of heart. It can be tough at times and takes immense dedication as well as raw talent. If you believe you or your child has the raw talent to make it in Hollywood, but are seeking some help refining the skill set, then consider CGTV to help you get to the next level!

Talent is important but it doesn’t put you in front of the right agents that have all the connections to casting. We train actors on the ins and outs of the industry, and help them prepare their monologues and scenes to highlight their natural strengths. After helping them hone their skills, we put them live on stage in front of some of Hollywood’s biggest and best agents and managers. Many of these aspiring actors have been trying to get in front of Hollywood agents for years with no success. We bring the talent right to the source!

If you’re a parent hoping to help your child achieve his or her acting dreams, you can feel safe and confident about CGTV. If your child is chosen for the program, you’ll see with your own eyes how their talent blossoms under the instruction of Adrian R’Mante. After completing the curriculum, your child will have gained invaluable skills on what it takes to audition in Hollywood. Being a CGTV graduate puts your kid ahead of the others – they’ll have the training, courage, and industry connections to get a leg up in the competitive world of show business!

CGTV has a world famous producer that offers an exclusive platform into the entertainment industry by bringing together performers to the studio and live stage in Hollywood to meet Disney casting directors, talent managers, and agents who represent celebrities on CBS, ABC, and NBC. When you join CGTV, you will be guided by some of the top celebrities from major networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Our talented actors have been in a number of shows including CSI, 24, Modern Family, The Suite Life, Drake & Josh, Austin & Ally, and Good Luck Charlie.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
So what are you waiting for? Make your dreams or your child’s dreams become a reality! At CGTV, we present you with the keys to unlock all the right doors. You bring the talent, we’ll give you the stage and the connections to become the NEW CGTV STAR! To learn more about our program, browse our website or give us a call at 818-284-6689.

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!

 

 

Hollywood With CGTV

Succeed In Hollywood With CGTV

Do you have dreams of being on TV or in films?  Have you always felt Hollywood is your destiny?  Making it as an actor in this cutthroat business might be easier than you think with help from experienced professionals.  Located in Hollywood, California, CGTV is a high-level entertainment program designed to help connect talent with some of the top agents, casting directors and managers in Los Angeles.  As an opportunist TV program, we have designed a system that allows upcoming talent to successfully navigate the TV, film and entertainment industry.

When you join CGTV, you will be guided by some of the top celebrities from major networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.  Our talented actors have been in a number of shows including CSI, 24, Modern Family, The Suite Life, Drake & Josh, Arrow, Criminal Minds, MTV’s Stream, Austin & Alley and Good Luck Charlie.

How does CGTV help our actors?  Our curriculum is designed to help talent develop their acting skills, train for auditions, understand how to market themselves and become a well-rounded young star.  We remove the critics and put you in front of the people that hire you.  We also have you work closely with experienced actors to develop your talent.  Some of the possible celebrities you will be able to audition with include RJ Cyer, Adrian R’Mante and Bex Taylor-Klaus.

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 talent that have attended the program.  The bad reviews are from parents that have not had their talent attend the program.  CGTV has helped a lot of talent turn their dreams into reality.  You can read about some of our success stories here!

Register with CGTV and become an actor you see on TV everyday!  To learn more about our program, browse our website or give us a call at 818-284-6689.