Simply wanted to pass on our appreciation and praise with respect to your recent workshop in Toronto.
Your workshop provided an opportunity for my daughter, Stefani, to learn while having tons of fun … and, as you know, at eight years old learning is best done while having fun!
Like most of the other children present … Stefani did not want to see the sessions, let alone the weekend, end. That more than anything speaks to the worthiness of your workshop’s offerings.
As a parent, I was most impressed by Tim’s professionalism, CGTV’s genuine commitment to helping children (and his charisma is nothing to laugh at either) and Chester’s dynamic, warm presence.
Money well spent … wonderful memories … and information and inside tips that are sure to come in handy!
Keep up the good work!
-A satisfied parent and child actor,
Gail and Stefani
Thank you for traveling north for our children. What an amazing opportunity! Moreover, thank you for truly caring about our children.
-Lucy Pudvan (Parent San Francisco Workshop)
This is the young blonde, Kirsten, from the workshop. I just wanted to thank you for coming there and teaching me. Your advice has already helped me become a better actor.
Thanks again for coming.
Thank you for coming to JRP in Toronto. Wow…what a weekend for the kids! There are 30+ young actors going through major CGTV and Chester withdrawal. As a parent, it was amazing to see the dynamics of the group evolve over the weekend. I can’t believe how much Keira changed and drew in just a few days, she has always been confident, but, she’s different now, it’s hard to describe.
-Ursula Tidmand (Parent Toronto Workshop)
Dear Tim, CGTV , and Chester ,
If I told you the ATL CGTV, was a huge success it would be an understatement. The 3 day workshop provided the talent an amazing opportunity from which to learn, grow, and refine their talent. It was amazing to see the change these kids made in 3 short days. The respect, teaching, and care you offer the students with this program truly transformed many of the participants. The results were visibly evident Sunday afternoon when you met with us, the parents. Not only at my house did I hear, “this is the best thing I’ve ever done, I’m learning so much, I don’t want to leave, I wish I could do this again,“… it was also the majority consensus among other parents, as we talked with one another ( as parents do), and the same sentiments were being echoed and displayed by their children.
Please let me know when you plan to come back to ATL for the follow-up auditions with the Casting Director, as Kelly Hooper is attending ACT classes in the ATL A.C.T. Satellite Program and not JRP. She can’t wait to attend another workshop with you and she is checking email daily to see if she has an invite to the Summer Workshop in LAX. On a side note, Kelly has made Chester a Valentine poster of he and Taylor Swift and is anxiously awaiting his musical response to Swift’s “ Whitehorse ”. Kelly is sending the poster to the CGTV, address in North Hollywood , listed on the website.
Thanks again for a great 3 day workshop. I wish each of you safe trips and continued success. We’re looking forward to future workshops including the newly announced workshops associated with America ’s National Teenager Organization.
Thank you for an amazing experience this summer. I can’t imagine topping this summer. We will miss each and everyone of you.
Hi CGTV, Tim, Phil, CGTV and the rest of the gang…
Thanks to all of you for giving Ashleigh and I a wonderful summer with ARYAC in LA. I know there must be a lot of hard work and organization that goes on behind the scenes to make this work As well, managing and giving your time to 52 kids of varying ages, day to day couldn’t be an easy task. Sort of like the 1 room school of old. You are to be commended. Ashleigh has learned a lot about acting and picked up some life skills. I have noticed her to be more composed with greater confidence and self esteem when speaking with adults. She seems pleased with how her scene went last night and it is nice to see her more at ease on stage. We were unsure of how our summer would turn out but it has exceeded our expectations. We are grateful for the opportunity CGTV created for us to come. It became a summer not to be forgotten. Thanks for the memories and we hope to see you all again. We wish you all the best in your lives ahead.
Savanna and I met you at JRP in B”ham Al. about a year ago with Chester See. We hope that you are doing well, all of you. Savanna is with an agent in Ga. at the present, but we wanted to share something with you. Although she was an extra, we recently had the pleasure of seeing her on the big screen. She was in the Tyler Perry’s newest movie, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself”. The look on her face made us so very happy,and proud for her.She is an amazing child! The movie was excellent! Funny, and heartwrenching at the same time! I know that she will always treasure meeting you, but mostly, what a kind and caring person you are. I’m sure you probably won’t remember her, after meeting so many people.(we sent her headshot to maybe jog your memory),but we will never forget you or what you taught her. Thank you so much! We wish you all the best!
CGTV’s workshop rocks! James has grown so much in his acting craft. To his credit, he plays a classmate in The Most Astonishing News, a Japanese television show, where they dubbed all the lines in Japanese and a little league player in an episode of Parenthood, a new pilot, that was picked up by the network. James has also been on an episode or two of Kids Unlimited and Say What!, a local kids T.V. show. Most recently he has done a PSA for Saving the Parks, a piece focused on Mt. Diablo State Park in the east bay.
I cannot say enough about CGTV and Tim who both make the kids feel welcome and bring out the best in all of them. We will definitely continue training with CGTV and company.
When Chelsea was invited to attend the CGTV R’Mante CGTV this past summer in LA, we were thrilled for the opportunity – but little did we know how great it would turn out! The staff, instructors and coaches were absolutely first-rate, and watching all the kids learn and grow their skills – let alone the joy they had doing it – was great to watch. Right from the beginning everyone was provided with the very best opportunities – amazing yet affordable professional headshots; numerous auditions with some of the best agents around ; ongoing skills development from actors, coaches and casting directors as well. What more could we possibly have asked for?!
Well. there was more! Besides all the hard work, there were plenty of fun times when parents and kids alike got together and just had a ball! CGTV and staff recognized the need for everyone to ‘unwind’ from time to time, and we had fun! All the kids were great and enjoyed themselves so much together – it was like one ig family by the time workshop came to a close. What was the best though, was all the encouragement and support given from start to finish to any child who had a shot at an audition or other opportunity. The staff and CGTV himself would work and rehearse with the child so he or she could do their best and get what they were going after!
And that was just the extra boost that Chelsea needed. During the workshop she had to fly to an program in Phoenix to participate in a national talent and modeling competition. The program was four days of nonstop auditions, rehearsals and presentations to agents and managers from LA, New York and Florida. The training and confidence from CGTV’s workshop gave her everything she needed to show her best self with confidence – and she came back the first-place winner of the toughest age division, even though she was the youngest! Her grand prize made all the difference for us, and allowed us to continue on so she can pursue her passion for acting. As if that weren’t enough, once we got back to workshop she also landed parts in a TV episode for the eHealth Network and in a short film called Sidewalk Symphony. It was quite a first experience in LA and we are now getting prepared to return for pilot season – and hope this time we can stay a lot longer!
Thanks to absolutely everyone from the CGTV R’Mante CGTV! We love you all, and look forward to many great years to come!
(Chelsea Brennan’s Mom)