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)
The Burger King run was a great experience and great working environment. CGTV R’Mante CGTV was a big part of her focus on set and her respect to all involved!
…..my daughter can’t wait to come back in 2010!
Tested for a lead character in a new series for Disney! My son Nick has taken two workshops with CGTV R’Mante. He has grown so much as an actor and that is due to the fabulous teaching of CGTV. CGTV really has a knack for understanding kids and helping them really be in touch with themselves. Nick has thoroughly enjoyed every minute of program!! I also wanted to acknowledge the man behind the scene, Tim Sharpe. He is really the unsung hero and I just wanted to say thank you for being so gracious and helpful to us.
Nick has gone out on some amazing auditions for lead roles in feature films since taking CGTV’s workshop.
He has grown so much as an actor and that is due to the fabulous teaching of CGTV. CGTV really has a knack for understanding kids and helping them really be in touch with themselves. Nick just booked the new Ron Howard project, “Parenthood” and a new MTV series and movie starring opposite David Duchovny, which shoots in New Mexico thanks to The CGTV!! Thanks CGTV and celebrities for EVERYTHING!!
– Samya LoBue
I hope you are doing well! It sounds like you have been pretty darn busy since the workshop has been over. Congrats on your latest movie! You’ll have to share the title when you’re allowed to. When does Underground come out? I know it’s soon. I keep looking for a commercial, even though I’m probably too much of a chicken to watch a lot of it with my eyes open! It looks scary!)
It’s so odd to be back home after spending so much time in L.A. this summer. We ended up staying until September 3rd. What a fun summer it was. We can’t wait to come back for pilot season!!!!!
I just wanted to share what is going on with Justin. After we got home, I sent out the letters and headshots to the Seattle agents that you had sent out to us. We have interviewed with two so far and have another interview at the end of the month. I am so impressed with Colleen Bell Modeling and Talent. Colleen submitted him for an audition upon receipt of his headshot. This is what she sent me:
Dear Justin (and mom –
I received your headshot in the mail and am MORE than interested in talking to you about representation with the Bell Agency in Seattle. Your resume is impressive and your look is darling
Your headshot came in at perfect timing. One of our largest casting directors in Seattle is having an audition on Monday 9/27 for a Commercial – I scanned the picture and sent it over to them because they had asked for a 10 yr old boy – and I knew she would love your look
They would like to have you audition for it on Monday if you are avail.
We would only represent you for this job if you choose to audition but would LOVE TO HAVE YOU COME IN TO OPEN CALL in the near future. You can get all details to our open call on our website atwww.colleenbellagency.com click on Open Call tab.
Please let me know if you are interested and I will send all the details to you at that time. Here are the basics.
Jewelers – TV spot
Audition Monday 9/27
Call back 9/29
Shoot Oct 4-7 (one day per talent)
Pay 1000.00 minus comm childrens rate
2 year usages during holidays
He didn’t book the job, but it was so exciting to go on an audition so quickly upon arriving back home – especially in Seattle! She is also trying to submit him for an ongoing modeling job (1-3 times per month). We are planning to sign with her. We met with them last week and they offered Justin representation. She has the passion and enthusiasm that you described as what to look for in an agent. They also seem top notch. I thought you’d want to know….
We are also heading to L.A. for a quick trip on Thursday this week. Carla booked a movie audition for Justin so we are flying down for the day. We’ll keep plugging away at this, it’s only a matter of time…..
See you in a few months! Hello to CGTV as well) We miss you guys!
~Terra & Justin Howell
I wanted to share with you about the extremely positive impact your workshop has had on my family’s life. When my son, Brooklyn, was invited to join I had no idea what to expect. My wife and I were just parents who wanted to support the dream of our child and knew little about the industry or how to make the best path for our son. We had tried submitting him to an agent here or there before, but never had any response.
Brooklyn is such a high energy young child that I feared he would not be able to pay attention long enough to really benefit from each of the workshops offered. My wife and I are truly appreciative to have been able to sit in and take notes for our son since he could not do so himself. It was amazing to see the rapid growth of not only our son, but also every child that was a part of the workshop. It became very clear that this was the place for our son to learn about his passion and upgrading to level 4 was an obvious choice.
After submitting Brooklyn to the agents on your list the way you instructed, the amount of agents who contacted us about Brooklyn was surprising and the numbers are still rising! He now has multiple legitimate agents that didn’t charge him anything upfront and is auditioning for commercials and print work regularly. Then something else incredible happened, I used the same tips you gave out at the workshop and went on a few auditions of my own. I ended up booking several roles in independent movies and I have recently been casted for another!
My son and I are proof that what you are doing works! I know in my heart that your workshop will continue to grow and offer great opportunities for those who are passionate about their art! You have created a beautiful program and I am truly thankful for all the hard work you and your staff put forth.
CGTV, Phill and CGTV,
You are both truly wonderful people and your program is outstanding. To think that in eight weeks you may have shaped Isabella’s whole future. I am forever grateful. If you ever need anyone to write a testimonial about the outstanding awesomeness of your workshop, please just let me know. Also to update you on things happening here. Monday at 12:14 p.m. I received a call from The Green Talent Agency here in Miami and Isabella has an appointment scheduled for an interview on Monday, February 21, 2011.
Then last night at around 8:00 p.m. Lauren from The Green Talent Agency emailed a script for Isabella to memorize. This Thursday they want to tape her reading for the role of “Raquel” in a new pilot from Fox called Little in Common. Even without having done her interview! Wow, this is all going so fast it seems a bit surreal.
Lastly, please confirm with me the date, time and place for the photography session. You mentioned it would be on February 15 or 16?
Thanks for everything,
Annie And Isa
Hi CGTV! I already wish the workshop lasted months instead of weeks=[ The memories, the friends, the pep talks they seem so far away. I loved this workshop so much and I know that it payed off. The work and passion from everyone is there and to be surrounded by people who are in it for the kill, its a true Utopia! As for my preparation, my monologue seems to be either Horrors of the Holidays or Bruised. Bruised is definitely one I want to do along with Holidays but Cameron suggested to do Horrors of the Holidays rather than Bruised because of how I come across (bubbly, happy and all smiles). I will be practicing both so when you come a decision can be made. Could you please tell all the instructors I had (Chester, Tanya, Cassie, and Cameron) that my time with them was not just splendid but emotional. Cassie once asked me “What do plan to do with this?” I think I may finally have an answer for her. I want to be a musical actress and enjoy my time with sitcoms, 1 hour dramas, movies, comercials, and everything! I want to be the whole package; to sing, dance, and act. Somehow in this workshop through all my trifle with life, I found out I need to be who I am and love doing what I do. Nothing will stop me now and its from my support system. CGTV, you and the workshop are now part of my support system=]
Thank you…for everything,
Thank you so much for holding such an amazing workshop! My name is Jai Saint and I’m Executive Director of Talent Management for Urban Models and Talent of Orlando, Florida. I have been to your workshop as a scout and and an industry expert on your discussion panel twice. Each time I have walked away with amazing talents. Your most recent class of all star talents actually brought us over twenty talents to our agency. Each one has been thoroughly trained in the proper industry etiquette and know how needed to survive in the entertainment industry. Our greatest accomplishment is West! West is a six year old triple threat whose acting capabilities far exceed that of any of my talents. He has landed his first feature film role opposite, Chad Michael Murray and Corbin Bleu in the up coming film “RENEE”. West has also done numerous auditions and is also featured in the Bealls Store Catalog. I really appreciate all that you have taught these kids and I look forward to more groups coming our way. See you in April!
Executive Director Urban Models Inc.
Hey, my name is Sebastian Mercado, and I just finished my CGTV experience a week ago. Honestly, I loved this workshop. It’s an experience I will NEVER forget & something I learned so much from. I’ve always had a passion for acting & I’ve been wanting to take it to the next level. So I enrolled in CGTV after hearing about it on the radio. On the first day of workshop, I knew nobody, I was insecure about my acting skills because I assumed everyone else was stellar, and I was around celebrities; so I was pretty overwhelmed. During this 6 week course, I made a handful of new friends, gained a lot of confidence, learned so much about what acting really is & the inside scoop on everything else. The celebrities CGTV R’Mante brings in are awesome. I have no complain about them. They make sure you’re learning & everyone participates. They even have a one-on-one with you if you need help. After every program was over, I always wanted to go back. And, that’s coming from a 16 year-old. Every program is different, but it builds on what you learned the week before. I really felt like I belonged there, and in a way, it was like a mini-family. All the older kids got along with the little kids. They always had questions for us, and they learned from watching us. We were like a role model to them, in a way. The last weekend at workshop, we had a showcase for agencies from around the country. CGTV brought in several ones at the Providence workshop. In all honesty, I was completely nervous. I had never done anything of this type of caliber before. But, I remembered all the things I’ve learned; such as, turning that nervousness into energy. I went into the showcase pretty confident, not really knowing how well I performed. They told us we would receive a call-back within 3 hours and 3 months. I received a call back the next day. The Boston agent really loved me. I went this past week for an interview, signed with them, and went on my first casting call 2 days ago. If someone would have told me I would be signed to an agency to be on TV & Film 6 months ago, I would have NEVER believed them. Larry Lafond, a casting director from Nickelodeon, also has me on his callback list. None of this would have ever happened if it weren’t for CGTV, CGTV, & of course, the fabulous crew he brings in. Recently, I was just accepted to attend the Summer workshop in L.A. this summer. I’m looking forward to attending, & learning a lot more! I want to thank CGTV and everyone associated to CGTV for this opportunity, that I will most certainly take advantage of. If you’re a young actor that wants to pursue acting, I HIGHLLY RECOMMEND that you take the CGTV, you won’t regret it!
Writing to let you know that Canyon had a interview with a new monologue at Model Club Inc in Boston & they have now accepted him as his agent for the New England area. In his free time from school he wants to attend Theater programes at Trinity Rep in Providence as well as returning to your workshop in the near future. Right now we are also sending out his head shots to other agents that you have supplied.
Thank you so much for given Canyon the opportunity to be apart of your workshop as well as sharing & taking your gift of acting so seriously. Now I understand how without your workshop it would be a lot harder for future actors to excel. This experience has given him the confident & enhanced my son’s talent with everything your workshop has taught him. If he did not tell me he wanted to be an actor I had almost said no to having him attend your workshop. I am so glad I changed my mind and listen to him.