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  • Submitted: Sat, April 14, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, March 08, 2013

  • Reported By: fernando berot — palmetto bay Florida United States of America
CLEBRITY STAR EVENT
Internet United States of America

CLEBRITY STAR EVENT ADRIAN RMANTLE and PHILL LEWIS SUPPOSED CASTINGS TO DISNEY PRODUCTIONS TO STEAL YOUR MONEY Internet, Internet

*Consumer Comment: CSE SUCCESS STORIES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!!

*Consumer Comment: Integrity, definitely lacking! Dishonest.

*Consumer Comment: Very wrong about the integrity of these people ( co.)

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This is the same story I have been reading after mine.Basically these scammers use some "artist" belonging in this cae to the Shake it Up show on Disney Channel and with some kind of "casting" they call kids from 8-9 years old. After eloquent words from the organizers and showing some supposed star showkids as a bait to the kids coming, they try to sell you a "workshop" (yes... for your kid...!!!) in already 5.000 ( yes .. FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!)... this workshop of FOUR DAYS it is developed on site, the hotel hired was the Double Tree from the Airport... cheap and discreete... to keep going with the scam. They do not say anyone  this is a selling tactic. They call your kids for a CASTING free and for Disney Channel, with actors from this show facing people, so it is absolutely a FRAUD. And the same scam with a kind of campament or something else I have seen in this report and all around the internet.

I will forward with a criminal action against Disney, Disney Channel as well this supposed artists giving their name and face to steal the innocent and illusionet kids money.

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#1 Consumer Comment

CSE SUCCESS STORIES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!!

AUTHOR: Philip - ()

As I read this report, I can appreciate the concern and recommendations. When I heard this ad on the radio I thought "what the heck might as well". I took all 3 of my children to this audition. My 13 year old was called back and has always been told about her amazing acting abilities and personality. They were very interested in her but they do not open this to everyone. They interviewed around 1000 kids and around 50-60 kids attended and of those kids who attended only a handful took the full advantage of doing the entire program.

My wife and I are VERY skeptical and have found many scams. Do to the cost, we went back 3 different times before making a decision and really drilled them about what they were claiming to offer the kids. We had a lot of concerns that the classes were being taught by different people and that the actors simply made guest appearances which (ALL CLASSES WERE TAUGHT BY EXPERIENCED AND WELL KNOWN ACTORS) We were also concerned about who they were bringing in as casting directors and agents.

We looked at the different packages being offered and it didn't make any sense to only do the base. We decided to go with the highest tier and it was expensive and worth EVERY penny. My daughter has taken and been exposed to many different training opportunities and this by far exceeded our expectations and any of the training she has received. It was a decision that we didn't make lightly and due to the cost we did a lot of research

I can't say enough wonderful things about the program and opportunities that this has presented her with. I figured that they would bring in a cheapo photographer but he was absolutely amazing. He shoots for Hollywood his website is http://matthewmitchellphoto.com he took well over 100 shots of my daughter and there were only a handful that weren't usable. He gave all of them to me as soon as the shoot was over on a thumb drive.
 
I was actually on this site researching a different company when I ran across the negative comment posted about the Celebrity Star Event and although I've never done this before I felt compelled to defend the Programs good name.   
 
Finally, my daughter recently completed the program in Miami, Florida and I must say, the program has changed our lives.   Within 24 hours of completing the program she had been accepted by a Talent agency.  Within 48 hours of completing the program she received her first audition- a taped read for a new Fox Pilot.   Her next audition is this Thursday for a clothing store commercial and I am hoping the roller coaster ride does not stop anytime soon.
 
The Celebrity Star Event program consists of 8-10 all day acting workshops that take place on the weekends over the course of 8-9 weeks.  Yes, it is expensive, HOWEVER, that being said when you break it down week by week, you get what you pay for.  Where else can you find acting classes tailored to children being taught by actual working actors.   Phill Lewis flew into Miami the same day he had been filming "Raising Hope" and who also directs "Mike and Molly." You want acting classes taught by a nobody who's career never made it anywhere you can find them starting from $299.00.   You want a class taught by working actors who are also caring individuals, who genuinely want to "fast track" your child's career, then Celebrity Star Event is the way to go.   
 
I mean,  the casting director from Nickelodeon studios in Hollywood California actually knows my daughter's name, just that connection alone is PRICELESS.
 
During the course of the several weeks of training my daughters acting skills grew in leaps and bounds.   Adrian R'Mante and his wonderful staff have perfected the process with training for Commercials, Sitcom TV, Drama TV, Film and Theater.   They will teach your child the proper steps to "nail" an audition and as an added bonus, turn out a more confidant individual.  
 
They are the "real deal." If your child has acting in their blood, then you should hope and wish and pray that they make the cut and get accepted into Celebrity Star Event. It could save you years of beating your head against the wall to get introduced to the right people.
 
Their SUCCESS STORIES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES http://www.celebritystar.tv/?page_id=28
 
Here is what gave me the confidence to move forward with this company and the, TRULY, priceless opportunity they offer kids with the passion of acting. Please read below:

Bex Taylor-Klaus was accepted to participate in the “Atlanta” Celebrity Star Event program and landed a premiere agency, The Corsa Agency. Bex has, also, attended the Celebrity Star Event’s Pilot Camp in January, 2012. A year later, almost to the day, Bex booked a series regular role on AMC’s third season of “The Killing,” where she plays a tough street kid named Bullet. It’s a fierce role, and it was well worth the wait and THANKS GOES TO CELEBRITY STAR EVENT!!!

Parents of Bex,

Elaine and David Taylor-Klaus

 


Anne Heche and Hannah Sack on set of

Hannah is getting into make-up for her starring role in a Wendy's Commercial!!

Hannah is getting into make-up for her starring role in a Wendy’s Commercial!!

We took advantage of the training opportunities available with CSE so that Hannah (7) could grow stronger and more confident in her acting skills. In only a short time, adding the techniques she’s learned has taken her abilities to a whole new level, and Hannah is booking some great jobs which includes starring in a Wendy’s Commercial and playing a young Anne Heche in the new TV series “Save Me” on NBC. Thank you, Adrian and Celebrity Star Event!!!

Jennifer Sack

Tampa, FL

Hello Adrian & Sandra – I wanted to share another accomplishment by Brayden Tucker, He just won the Critics Choice Award for best young Actor at the Worldfest Houston for his lead role as Lyle Hatcher in the feature film Different Drummers! The movie also won the Platinum Remington for Family Films. Thank you again for coming to Spokane, WA and teaching Brayden and giving him the tools he needed to become successful in the film industry, he could have never done it without Celebrity Actors Camp.  Nadine Arrotta

Here is the sales trailer to Different Drummers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuZxNtPN7qE

Since Kellen McGee could talk, she always wanted to act. But growing up in a small town in Alabama, there were no opportunities to follow her dream. Then, everything changed. In December 2008, Adrian R’Mante came to Birmingham, Alabama to have an acting intensive class. Kellen, who was 14 years old at the time, just HAD to go. After spending a weekend with him, training the kids how to walk into an audition room, how to connect with the casting directors, and how to prepare acting scenes, Kellen desperately wanted to work with Adrian again. In the next three months, she worked with him two more times in Tennessee and Georgia. She was thrilled when she received the news that she would be going to LA to attend Adrian’s Young Actors Camp in the summer of 2009. “Adrian is great!

His wife Sandra is amazing, too. Both of them are great people. What Adrian teaches sticks with you for the rest of your life. I will NEVER forget the lessons I learned and experiences I had that summer”. After getting to perform a showcase with her fellow campers for many agents and meeting a manager at Adrian’s who signed her, Kellen also got to experience Adrian’s Pilot Season camp during January and February of 2010.  “The pilot season camp was INCREDIBLE. We got to write scenes and perform them on sets. A lot of my friends from the previous summer camp also attended. Adrian brought in some celebrity guest teachers as well.

We learned SO much about the craft of acting.” With the help of Adrian, Kellen’s career soon took off. Adrian started privately training and coaching Kellen before auditions. He coached Kellen right before her first meeting with the casting directors of Criminal Minds. The casting directors remembered her and a little more than a year later, booked her for a guest star role on a Criminal Minds episode called “Profiling 101″ as the role of Angie. After doing many commercials and music videos, such as Rebecca Black’s ‘My Moment’ video, Kellen got booked as the recurring role of “Georgie the guitarist” on Nickelodeon’s Victorious.  So far, she has shot 3 episodes. All because of Adrian, Kellen’s dream became true. Thank you so much, Adrian! You are AMAZING.

 

Mom


Leah Ling Lewis

Leah Liang Lewis took Celebrity Star Event and applied what she learned in the program and booked several jobs while in CSE. One was with Disney Channel and the other was a PSA commercial for energy conservation. The funny thing was for the energy conservation, they needed a Caucasian girl and Leah is Chinese. They were so impressed with Leah that they created a role for her and hired her for several days of work. Please check out the latest news on Leah Lewis by clicking the link below which is exciting and a big thanks to Celebrity Star Event.

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/02/20/leah-lewis-luke-benward-disneys-madison-high-leads/

Leah Lewis and Luke Benward have landed the lead roles in Disney’s new pilot Madison High, a show with a special connection to the High School Musical series!

The show will feature HSM’s beloved Ms. Darbus (Alyson Reed), who will transfer from East to Madison High to build a revolutionary theatre program. She casts a diverse troupe of both seasoned and raw actors to create an original musical production based on their lives.

Luke, 15, will play Devin Daniels, a motocross racer looking for a new hobby and Leah, 14, will be playing Peyton Hall, a formerly home-schooled tennis champion.

Leah also stars in the movie Camp Fred as the character Spoon for Nickelodeon.

 

Dear CSE,

I enjoyed every minute of the Celebrity Star Event workshops. Having the chance to be taught by such great actors was one of the best experiences of my life. Since the program ended, I have been taking what I’ve learned and applying it to my comedic monologue and continue to work on it every day. I would love the chance to attend your summer camp and continue learning new things and getting more opportunities in the industry. Acting was something that I thought I’d try after I was forced to end gymnastics due to injury and cannot even begin to explain how much I have fallen in love with it. Just like your story of mowing lawns to get gas money for auditions, I have been taking on and looking for babysitting jobs and any other ways to make money to help pay for the plane ticket in the hopes of being accepted. Before Celebrity Star Event I used to dream about acting. Now I realize that dream has become a reality. I have headshots, am a member of iamaperformer.com, and auditioned for a casting director and agents. I am so thankful to have your CSE program information packet and on-going support from your office to help me understand this business that I now feel a part of. I can only imagine what your summer camp has to offer. I would really appreciate a spot in the summer camp.

Thank you for your help and the time you’ve given me already,

Gina Treveloni


Elija Marcov just booked a Ford Fusion commercial…He was one of you kids. It is a big SAG Commercial!!

Lauren Green Agency


Jackson had his first big booking today for an American Heart Association commercial. He plays a kid with hypothermia and despite the sprinklers and fans on him for almost 2 hours, to portray conditions that cause hypothermia, he had such a blast.

He also attended a seminar recently with Mitchell Gossett, at Jackson’s acting studio, and Mitchell immediately remembered Jackson from your acting camp showcase in Austin. He received great feedback from Mitchell again. Jackson continues to develop and hone in on his trade at Cathryn Sullivan’s, and is loving every second of it. Jackson and Mallorie, (Mallorie Mahoney was the young girl with curly blonde hair in the same camp…they both signed with Kim Dawson and both train at Cathryn Sullivan’s) are often asked, “How did you get your start in this business?” and they reply, “Adrian.” :) (ps. Mallorie just wrapped a Chuckee Cheese commercial).

I hope my next email will deliver news of his next booking. Please put us on your email/newsletter list to receive your newsletters, so when you come back to Dallas, we can tell our friends with kids who are looking to get into show business, and they can audition their kids for your camp. Anytime you’re in Dallas, you and your family are welcome at our dinner table, (just remember, it’s Texas, so it’s down-home cooking with spice…not the healthy bits of food you probably get in L.A.). :) hehe

God bless you and your family. Merry Christmas.

Mimi


Elijah Marcov, represented by the Green Agency Miami,/ LA just booked his first SAG huge commercial for Ford Fusion. Elijah is a young character actor who Lauren Green met at one of Adrian R’Mantes fabulous workshops. I just loved Elijahs face and signed him immediately. He has been with us for about a year and Elijah has been a great kid. This is his first huge job. The Green Agency looks forward to many more bookings for this young dynamo.

Im a smilin!!!

Lauren Green

lauren@greenagency.com


 

My experience at CAC was fantastic! Not only did I have lots of fun, I met great people and I learned important acting skills from wonderful actors which led to a commercial for Disney, Jr.

 

Max Leifman


Adrian, Hope your ok! Thank you for everything that you have done for us. I have never imagined that I would come so far, and here I am. You have been like a light in my life. Since I was a little girl I have dreamt of becoming an actress in Hollywood, and today I can say that I’m in the correct path in order to make that happen, and all thanks to you. The camp was amazing, everyone was SO TALENTED and the people you brought us to work with were awesome actors!! I feel like everyone there is my family starting with you. You are a wonderful person, and there are no words to express how grateful I am with you. You have been not just a teacher, but an angel in my life and I feel like if God has sent you to help me in what I’ve always ask him for. The showcase was AMAZIIIIIIIING!!!! I’m in PR, but some of the people of the camp and me are planning to come in Pilot Season! So I hope to see you by then [?] :’) Thanks for bringing up all those agents and managers, I hope they’ve liked us [:)] Anyways, in conclusion thanks for the opportunities, for thinking in us, the kids and teenagers, and in our dreams; as you said you will be forever in my life; and if one day I have the luck of becoming big, that will be thanks to YOU. Someday I’ll tell you my story of how I knew about the audition of the camp in PR., because thanks to that I understand today, that “what is for you, no matter what, will always be for you.”

 

Thanks and I’ll see you soon [?] love you both, Sandra and you!!!

Jearnest Corchado


I would like to say thanks for having Kaelan at your camp this summer! You have no idea how great it is to talk to him every night after classes! He finally has a group of peers he can relate to. He usually prefers adults to kids his age…. Truly! This entire process has been such a positive experience. He loves all the teachers and is so pumped up every time I talk to him.

 

I wish I could have been out there with him the entire time! I would have if I could! Im just glad I was able to help him chase his dream!! I will be out the 17th thru the 21st.

Keep up the amazing work. This had been life changing in the greatest way for Kaelan to finally find his niche!!

Sheila Jungmeyer


     Dear Adrian and Sandra,

 

I really can not thank you enough for all you have done, as well as all that you do for the kids. It is truly amazing and It goes so far beyond teaching the kids about the business and how to act.

Last year, we had a meeting with Samantha’s school. They wanted to do months worth of tests and evaluations to see if she was “special needs” or had a learning disability because she was very apprehensive about speeking in front of people, “forgetful”, perfectionistic, etc. The tests showed that she was actually average to above average academically.They concluded that her problem was anxiety and depression and told me to find a counselor.

Your workshop has done what no counselor could have ever done. You really have given her a once in a lifetime opportunity and made her feel special, and accepted. She has confidence and enthusiasm that she has never had. Before, if she was told “no” or got something wrong, or was faced with a set back of any kind, it would kill her for days. She now bounces back instantly with so much understanding, maturity, and determination. She really is like a different kid!!!

I’m not sure if you have already decided on the kids going to summer workshop yet, but if you are still deciding could you please keep Sam in mind? I think it would be such a great learning opportunity and (despite all the hard work and long hours that I explained to her would be involved in the workshop) she is so excited about the possibility of being chosen.

Either way, I thank you Adrian and Sandra from the bottom of my heart!! When you guys do start a family, you are both going to be amazing parents!!!

God bless and hope to see you soon!!

Love: Catherine Pecararo

(providence workshop)


As we all know: “All good things must come to an end”. Today is the closing of this wonderful workshop in which our daughter has, so gracefully and jovially, participated. You are helping so many children develop their great sense of self-expression as well improving their level of confidence. As Amabelle’s parents, we are forever grateful to you and we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the great things you have thought her during this short period of time. We do not see it only as a simple workshop program but a vital part of our daughter’s development. Because of the great enthusiasm she has demonstrated throughout the entire program, we hope she will pursue this endeavor to a level of achievement. We owe it all to you as well since we have learned tremendously from this experience.

We would like to specifically give our special thanks to: Adrian, Sandra, Justin, Jonathan, Cameron and the others who have contributed so highly in the background.

We look forward to seeing you again,

Best regards,

Amabelle and parents

 


Hi Adrian,

Hi Adrian,

I wanted to let you know how proud we are of Jaclyn.  Since she attended CSE in February of 2011 in Providence, she was picked up by an agency in Boston and has gone on many auditions.  She was chosen for and extra part in the movie Moonrise Kingdom (she was a Tang Kid and a Refugee Kid) and her most recent was the attached link to a commercial for Ideapaint.

When she heard your commercial she begged me to take her to the audition.  That day she left with her eyes gleaming saying “Mommy, I know I did great.”  She was usually such a shy child and I couldn’t believe her enthusiasm.  So, when she got the call to come to the workshop she was ecstatic.  It was a big investment for an 8 yr old and after much research, we said ok.  What a difference it has made in her life so far.  She gained so much confidence and self esteem from the workshop it’s unbelievable.  Even her teacher said she couldn’t believe the difference a few weeks made.

She still talks about what she learned at workshop and often says “Adrian told us that……” and my favorite “If you’re on time….you’re late!” She enjoyed working with you, Sandra, Chester, Matthew, Cameron and Tanya and was so happy she got to say hello to you when you were here in October.  Celebrity Star Event was a great investment for our child.  We would have never known her love for acting or a way to get her started.  I hope we can come to your Summer workshop next year.

Thanks again for the wonderful program you have put together.

Lynn


Celebrity Star Event is the only place Chrome Talent Looks for our kids and teen talents.  I have gone to 5 of your workshops now, and each time I go I try to gather as many of the talents I can! The reason being, is your talents and their parents are ready to work. They are well versed in the knowledge of how to book jobs.  They are always prepared with their monologues, polite, and very considerate. Since Chrome Talent has been attending Celebrity Star Event our kids and teen booking ratio is up 95% from before. Recently we have booked 8 kids from C.A.C on a Universal Studios Commercial, 2 on a Snapper Commercial, 2 on a Brighthouse commercial, several film projects, just to name a few.  They are all constantly requested for auditions and callbacks! Chrome Talent could not be happier to work with Adrian and Celebrity Star Event and I’m super excited to attend the next CSE in January!

Sincerely,

Jai Saint

Executive Director

Chrome Talent Management

Orlando, Florida


I first want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH ADRIAN R’MANTE AND THE CSE TEAM!

My name is Kristin and I was a performer in the CSE at Orlando in the year 2010 and then recently was invited/joined the 2011 summer CSE in Los Angeles, California. The Star Event Workshop has helped me in so many ways I have no idea where to begin!

Well I first heard about this workshop through the radio and I honestly thought this was a big scam and I should just ignore the ad. The next few days I kept hearing the ad every once in a while and I started thinking at the end of the week “If I hear this ad one more time I’ll check it out.” And obviously, it did play one last time and I went to go check it out. CELEBRITY STAR EVENT IS NOT A SCAM. It was actually the BEST thing that has ever happened to me. It’s every young actors dream, including my own, to work hands-on with celebrities – a.k.a professionals that went through many audition processes, done shows/movies, met agents, and pros that know everything about the entertainment industry. The celebrities in this workshop are very professional and are so determined to help every single performer, including myself, be successful in every lesson and workshop they teach. They are completely honest with their comments on each performer and upfront which I believe is a true and helpful teacher. They point out our weaknesses that we have in our performances and help us improve on it. At the end of each event, the celebrities, especially Adrian and his wife Sandra (whom are like the Supercouple team since they are helpful to all) talk to the parents and the performers about everything we have learned and what is soon to come. Parents and/ performers that have questions or concerns they want to talk about with Adrian, he will sit down and talk with them one-on-one with whatever performance needs.

Besides increasing my acting skills, Celebrity Sta has changed me as well (in a great positive way of course!) I have learned how to be more confident in what I do, became so much better in memorizing, and have become a lot better with public speaking. For a fact, all of these skills will impact my future positively whether it’s for college or a future career.

Basically this workshop is amazingly awesome! Regardless if it’s for acting and/or for just gaining skills like I have received, I recommend this CSE to anyone! Thanks to this workshop, I got a local agent from Chrome Talent (thanks to Adrian because at the end of the workshop he let the performers do a showcase in front of local agents and an L.A producer!) and the agent from Chrome has been giving me jobs to do and big auditions for things like commercials, Disney Channel, MTV, and other kinds of shows. I don’t know where else I would be if it weren’t for the Celebrity Star Event.

Thank again Adrian R’Mante and the CSE team!I don’t think I can thank you enough :)

-Kristin Fines

 

Dear CSE,

When my daughter heard the ad on the radio my immediate reaction was to roll my eyes.  Being the cynical New Yorker that I am I was sure it was a scam.  But my daughter is a determined actress and we had nothing to do so we made the appointment and went.  The first thing that struck me was there was no sales pitch.  Why aren’t the trying to sell me on their program the way the John Roberts School did?  They didn’t even tell me what we were auditioning for exactly.  I now know why.  They didn’t want just anyone getting excited about the program, because it’s not just for anyone no matter how much money you have.  You have to have talent, intelligence, determination and drive.  This isn’t about making money this is about building dreams.  In my experience with Adrian, money seems to be a necessary evil to run a business as opposed to the driving factor.  I’ve spoken with many parents who were helped out by Adrian, myself included, because he believed in our children.  No one, I mean no one can guarantee your child will be on TV except the casting director who hires her for a show.  If that’s what you’re looking for then let me know when you find it.  What Adrian gives them is the tools to make their dreams possible. They learn how to prepare for an audition, what to expect and how to behave.  As a parent, you learn the business and how to navigate though it, including headshots, resumes, agents and managers.  The education is unbelievable and is all done by recognizable stars that have a genuine interest in your child and absolutely know the business.  The cherry on top is Adrian then puts your children in front of people that would normally be impossible to see.  The amount of success is incredible.  My daughter now has an agent which I didn’t even know how to go about before this.  Many of her friends not only have agents but have booked commercials and even the coveted TV show.

Adrian is not only great with children, knowledgeable, and a wonderful educator, he is an extraordinary human being.  He is genuinely loving and caring.  He is one of the best people I’ve ever met and I feel honored to know him.  Even if my daughter never does anything within the entertainment business, what we have learned makes it all (including the money)definitely worth it.  The best thing is even when workshop ends Adrian still helps us. He responds to emails same day, he’s always there for you.

Love,

Vanessa Cuomo (Julia’s mom - Miami)

 


 

Hey Adrian! Hope you’ve recovered from workshop!!!

I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did for Myles. He learned so much and, as I said before, if was so fun to watch him transform during the time he was in LA. Please thank Sandra and Virgil for me as well. They were so great the three weeks we were there.

Now an update – This past weekend we went to New Orleans for a Regional Talent Event. Had we not gone to your workshop program then we would not have had headshots and Resume (they told us to bring 2 pictures and that we wouldn’t be giving any to the agents). But I brought the headshots and resume’s anyway (thank goodness). Myles performed his monologue in front of 40 agents and managers, and over 1000 people. He nailed it! He didn’t appear nervous, he spoke loudly and with great articulation.

HE GOT 6 CALLBACKS!!! He could not have done this without all the time and training from you and your staff!!! He spoke with an agent from Atlanta, New Orleans, New York, and 3 from LA!!! You would have been so proud! I know I was and AM!!!

Thank you again! We are discussing coming out during pilot season and would love to come to the workshop at that time!!!

Hope everyone is well! Tell Sandra and Virgil hello!

Hope to see you soon – Trish DeRouen


Hi Adrian,

I appreciate all the hard work you put into these kids’ careers and the help that you offered (especially today) to give them that extra shot. Please feel free to post the following quote on any site or advertising.

Adrian R’Mante has proven again and again that he has an incredible eye for spotting talented youth and strengthening their abilities. so they can successfully compete against their peers. He genuinely cares about his students’ welfare and knows how to focus on all their individual needs. The difference between Adrian’s workshop showcases and many others is simple – at Adrian’s, I know every kid will be a quality actor!

FYI, I am going to be interviewed about the state of the business on a local TV program this coming Monday and may mention you by name (if the conversation goes in the direction of workshops) … of course in a positive light.

Thanks again!

Best,

Billy

Talent Manager


Life is so unbelievable good right now! I’ve attached a movie poster that just got released. This was the movie I filmed all last summer and it was my first lead in a feature film. It’s premiering soon, and I’ve had a number of other roles in shorts and features, I’m rockin auditions over here, man!!!!! :)

Brittney Grabill

______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Thank you for this opportunity to let me meet and learn from celebrities and make lots of new friends.  It was really fun and exciting to work with you and your wife is nice too.  I was surprised that I got so many callbacks and already, I have received contact from a few of them since getting back home in Dallas.  Thank you for believing in me.  I think you were right when you wrote that lives would change.  My mom wants to type something below but I just want to say thank you so much for all you have given me.  I sent you a thank you “card” in the mail today.  I had fun making it and the people at the post office got a “kick” out of it. :)

Sincerely your friend,

Jackson Young

Adrian, Sandra and the super staff and instructors of Celebrity Star Event,

What parent wouldn’t be skeptical…but I prayed about this camp, and felt that God had guided us here for a number of reasons and all those reasons were met, and more.  I honestly think we received every single cent worth in all the guidance and training, not to mention Jackson getting to work with his favorite tv stars.  And nevermind that you are able to bring over 30 industry agents to one place for an audition.  If I was to meet with just 1 agent in CA or NY, I would have spent much more in flights and hotels…nevermind trying to get my foot in the door just to speak with the “right” person.  But there Jackson was this weekend, in front of 30 “right” people.  Phew…what a whirlwind experience and one that we will never forget.  I hope you will send us an email next time Celebrity Star Event is in Dallas.  Already, 1 of Jackson’s friends wants to attend your next camp and we will spread the good news about your camp!  You have a true gift of teaching and patience, and have touched the lives of so many children.  You will always have friends in us; thank you for everything!  We will keep in touch with you on this journey.  God bless you and your family!  k. pura vida

Warm regards,

Kimberly Church (aka Jackson’s mom)

 


I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Adrian R’Mante and his talented staff at the Celebrity Star Event. Adrian’s workshop travels around the United States working with youth who aspire to break into the acting world. Adrian provides classes for all different genres in the television industry: sit-com, drama, commercials, to name a few. He also expands his efforts into interviewing/auditioning techniques and the difficult task of marketing oneself in show business.

The workshop makes an appearance in a city and advertises its presence on radio programs. The ads very clearly state that children between the ages of 6 and 19 can have an opportunity to learn how to break into the television industry. He makes no promises that it is a gateway to success, or that graduates of the workshop will make automatically make it big. When the children audition for the workshop staff they are told right off the bat that to make it big in the television industry hard work and a lot of rejection may be encountered, but if you really want it, keep trying. If you are right for the work, the work just might be waiting for you somewhere.

You are promised that your child will be taught skills that it requires to be successful in show business, that they will be treated as a member of an extended family, and, of course, that they will have a terrific time.

I sent my daughter to Adrian’s Celebrity Star Event in Spokane, WA recently. I have to admit, I was skeptical initially about spending a good deal of money on a workshop. We don’t have a lot to spare right now. I actually investigated the workshop online quite extensively prior to agreeing to sign my daughter up. I found quite a few things about Adrian and his workshop online. Most was positive, but some was negative. I asked myself, “Where are the negative comments coming from?” Anything negative appeared to be no one who had attended the workshop, had a child attend the workshop, or knew Adrian personally. All the positive comments came from people who had experienced the workshop, paid to have their child experience it, or knew Adrian for some time. “Besides,” I told myself, “why would all of these wholesome Disney stars, casting directors, and talent agents associate themselves with something that’s bad?” So, I took the chance and paid for the most expensive package that I could for my very excited daughter.

WOW!!! Am I glad that I did! From the first moment of the workshop, I was impressed with the level of energy that was exhibited by the celebrities. The mood was electric. My daughter picked up on that and became electric. It just steam rolled from there. As the classes went on, she became more and more confident in herself, more poised, and completely excited about what was to come next. We spent 5 weekends hauling her to the workshop and were so terribly disappointed when it ended. We all wished that it went on for much longer. It was AMAZING!!! She learned so very much.

I can honestly say that my little 10-year old girl went in and made the most of this opportunity. I have watched her develop a passion for acting, watched her work EXTREMELY hard to complete the assignments given to her regarding memorizing lines and practicing techniques, and become an incredibly confident young lady. This coming from my sweet little girl who was interested in only collecting new friends at all other activities she participated in. She became serious about her future. WOW!

The workshop was run smoothly with little or no snafus. I found if I felt I was “mis” or “un” informed, it was because I didn’t read something carefully as opposed to it not being provided to me.

The kicker is….it hasn’t really ended. Adrian is very busy with his own acting career, his business, and life. However, I have since communicated with him regarding questions that I may have regarding procuring an agency to represent her, pictures that need to be taken, expenses that might be unnecessary, etc. He has ALWAYS returned my messages and usually with 24 hours. I almost feel like we’re the only ones out there that he’s dealing with. However, I know we’re one of many. He makes us feel that way by caring and taking pride in his students’ success after they finish his workshop.

The money that we spent was WELL WORTH IT!! And the services that the Celebrity Star Event provides are ongoing, as far as I can tell they will continue to be provided in perpetuity.

Thank you, Adrian and Celebrity Star Event! We are proud to be associated with you! Here’s to a successful business and opportunity for my daughter!!

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I just wanted to take a moment of your time, if you don’t mind. I know that my family is only one opinion, but we find it important to let you know how we feel. Since the first day we met you at the Houston CSE camp, we were comfortable with you and your staff. Not in our wildest dreams did we ever think that OUR BABY would make it to where she is today. You layed everything out straight forward and you were there when we had questions or comments. I know that the job you perform IS NOT easy and by no means stress free, and thats why it’s important to us that you know how much what you do is appreciated. There were times that we would see you and hear some of the parents that were being a little difficult, and you just continued to smile. LOL your professionalism is outstanding and that is not left unnoticed. To organize a camp of the size you did or the Austin showcase is phenominal and amazing. My husband, myself and our kids just had a blast from then dancing to the singing. Even if Gloryannah would not have made it any further…you helped make memories for her the rest of her life. She was blessed to receive 5 agencies call her back, and it absolutely blows my mind!!!!! I can tell you thank you a million times over and it truly would not be enough to so my gratitude. Lisa Coduto has been like a guardian angel….goodness knows that I have contacted her millions of times with sooooo many questions. I admire you Adrian for not only pursuing your dream of acting but also your willingness to help others. Even if my daughter were to go no further, I will always remember where you helped her get now and the huge change you made in my whole families life!!!! As corny as it sounds, I am always just a phone call away or a FB message away, should you need any help with anything at all. Like I mentioned before, I have years of PR work behind me and Super organizational skills…please do not ever hesitate to let me know. Congratulations—on your success of both acting and CSE….you and your staff are phenominal and deserve to know it!!!!

Sincerely,

Priscilla McCarrell

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#2 Consumer Comment

Integrity, definitely lacking! Dishonest.

AUTHOR: VR - ()

Integrity is definitely not here. But just because they do not display or act with integrity, doesn't mean their methods are not effective. Effective meaning, they are in business. Why is anyone in business? To make money. Is there anything wrong with that? No. Is there anything wrong with making money off of parents willing to do what they feel it takes for the child to follow a dream? No. But there is something wrong with not being forthcoming or honest in your means to make the money or revenue desired.

From what I understand, it is against state law, to advertise a good or service in a misleading manner. See Florida Statute 817.41. Now, will having a talent agency's training and expertise increase someone's chances, who otherwise, wouldn't get an acting job on their own? Sure. Is it cheap? No. It's an investment in ones future. Talent Agencies can be extremely helpful and are a commodity in any potential actor or actress cv.

However, when it becomes a problem, is when the Talent Agency, runs misleading advertising to entice parents or children to attend their "audition for a disney show", only to put them in a room, that was presented as an individual "appointment", with hundreds of other parents/children, only given the brochure then, with the lowest package starting at $1900, and the highest being $5500. Performing an audition, where, it is not for a disney show.

Disney executives are not there to look for talent. NOT ONE Disney representative is there. Performing an audition, so you can get emotionally hooked, then feel guilty if you don't buy the package. They tell you, they will call you on x date if you are chosen, but they call every child back and tell them they were selected. Yes, that they were chosen. What they don't tell you is that you were chosen to spend at least $2,000.

I took my daughter there, assuming it was an audition for a Disney show, as advertised. I was however, wrong.

Talent Agencies can make tremendous money, and there's nothing wrong with that, if they do it honestly. It is not ok with me, nor should it be legal for any company to make money doing it dishonestly. Just because you, as a business owner, in this case talent agency, lack the creativity and imagination to reach your target audience in an effective way, doesn't give you the right to do it dishonestly.

Why hasn't the state shut them down yet? My daughter would like to know. I will be finding her an answer.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Very wrong about the integrity of these people ( co.)

AUTHOR: Kat - (United States of America)

In advance please forgive my stern reply. This is not a rip off in any way shape or form, sorry for all you have chosen to see it that way. Yes it could be considered pricey, depending on your pocket book, but worth every penny paid & then some, especially when you look at it from a bussiness stand point. They aren't getting rich, that's very obviouse. We have paid for these services with others who are not even in the same ball park. These people are all about the kids learning the craft, building confidence, assisting them in understanding how the business works & most important to parents & the children, taking control of all situations themselves. As many who have college kids, when you go to orientation one of the first things you experience is that they are talking to our children, catering to there needs, not ours.

I'm guessing this report was written by someone who didn't complete or take serious this opportunity or maybe had been more interested about what he would get out of it & not his child.

I personally took full advantage of these people's knowledge of the business. I thank God they decided to dedicate precious time, utilize the many resources they have acquired that for which would only be possible due to experience. I know of many kids that have work after this program, only because they had been prepared to do so. This is a tuff business with no guarantees, but in my & many others opinions, without these tools provided by these great people, the kids would be treading water for a long time or worst get eaten by the sharks. Personally I would like to thank Adrian, Phil & all the actors who have dedicated time, share the passion & the experience with the children. I hope they keep doing what they do for kids, are allowed to focus on that which is important instead of negative, un educated feed back suck as this.
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