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Complaint Review: Ripoff Report | CGTV Recommended Verified TRUSTED Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. CGTV an opportunist talent-searching group Hollywood, California, seeking the best of best in the fields of TV, film, and commercials. CGTV has actors work with actors. CGTV graduates are working actors. At CGTV you could audition with possible celebrities such as Phill Lewis, Adrian R'Mante and Bex Taylor-Klaus. - Internet

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CGTV Verified TRUSTED Business REVIEW: Customer Satisfaction Commitment: While CGTV is NOT a talent agency, we are the best in the nation at scouting talent, training that talent quickly and effectively and then putting them in front of our personal industry Hollywood contacts. In fact, many Hollywood casting agents, managers, and agents have come to rely upon CGTV as a quarterly talent source. Once the stars leave CGTV, there is no financial gain for CGTV as we only earn income on our training programs.
*UPDATE: Recognized by Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Program as a safe business service Patent Services USA pledges to always resolve any issues: feel safe, confident & secure when doing business with CGTV recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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REVIEW UPDATE: December 5, 2018: CGTV remains committed to increased customer satisfaction and has improved their business practices over the years to better serve their customers. CGTV is truly dedicated to making sure their customers are satisfied and that any complaints which do arise are addressed promptly and fairly.

To date, CGTV has made good faith efforts to resolve all complaints reported on Ripoff Report. Based on our experience, the member business has proven to be among the top members of the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program as a Verified Safe Business™.

Over time and since becoming a member, CGTV has remained actively engaged and improving the way they address customer service complaints. As an active and current member of the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program we are happy to report that now more than ever CGTV remains committed to improving customer satisfaction. [continued below]....

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Remember, no company or individual can ever satisfy 100% of the people 100% of the time. There are no products or services that will always be perfect for everyone and even the best companies will receive complaints from time to time. However, by participating in the Corporate Advocacy Program, the member business has made a commitment to working with its customers to resolve complaints quickly and fairly whenever possible.

Please keep in mind that as a consumer you have some responsibilities as well. Success has many definitions that based on your past experiences, current situation and your perceived expectations. Success with any product or service is always based on the proper application and understanding. The fastest car will not run if you never turn the engine on. Look at how you used the product or service that was provided in relation with the instructions that you received. The Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program will help you get your voice heard but please be prepared with documentation and fair representation of your concern, also have an idea of how the company can fix your concern. Can they offer additional services, extend warranties, offer a fair refund or just get you talking with someone that can help. ..let them know and let us know!

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EDitor's UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to CGTV for its full commitment to quality customer service.

Ripoff Report's discussions with CGTV have uncovered an ongoing dedication by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any concerns. CGTV listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

CGTV's CEO and Founder, Adrian R'mante is committed to the success of children and young adults that are eager to make it big in Hollywood. As a former English teacher, he has the ability to teach and coach with great impact. As a successful working actor that had a 7-year run on a globally recognized and syndicated TV show, he provides the industry knowledge and experience to take your child from dreaming to being a paid, working actor. Adrian's Hollywood resources have come to rely on Adrian bringing them the freshest faces from all around the globe!

Additionally, Adrian is committed to the ultimate success of each attendee. And in fact, offers a 100% guarantee that you may come back for NO additional fee and perform LIVE as many times as needed to secure YOUR agent. If you were selected at an audition it is because you have talent. If you work that talent, persistently and consistently daily, it will pay off.



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The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Adrian R’Mante during an onsite inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases towards CGTV.

Creative Group Television is a talent company created by Adrian R’mante. Mr. R’mante is a seasoned actor who has been featured on NCIS, CSI, Hawaii 5-0, NCIS: Los Angeles, CSI: New York, and had a recurring role on Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. He decided to utilize his skills by creating Creative Group Television to help cultivate young actor’s skills, “I thought it was a perfect business. My model is simply to find talent, train it, and put them in front of people that can change their lives.”

Leads for Creative Group Television are primarily obtained through social media and radio. Mr. R’mante proceeded to explain the sales and services process for Creative Group Television, “it starts off with capturing their dreams.” His marketing is targeted towards fulfilling the dreams of potential clients. Once he has their attention and the client has expressed interest Mr. R’mante will, “talk about the different packages that I offer and the success stories that I have from that.” From that point, the potential client must audition to be in the program.



CUSTOMER CARE & COMPLAINT RESOLUTION – CGTV

During the on-site interview, Mr. R'manta was asked to describe a situation where a client was not satisfied with the level of service they received. Mr. R'mante expressed that working with actors in the television industry often has a negative connotation with most people. Actors are told to be wary of anyone trying to help him succeed in the industry.

Additionally, he expressed that most complaints arise from actors who did not pass the audition to become a part of his program, or from actors who couldn't afford the fee for the program, "I’m very upfront with them, it’s a fee-based program. They make in, the kids are very excited, but then the parents can’t afford it." In order to combat complaints of this nature, Mr. R'manta is upfront with his potential clients on the cost associated with his program, and that the program is not for everyone.

When asked to comment on complaints posted on Ripoff Report's website Mr. R'manta expressed that the complaints are primarily misunderstandings of his service or people who did not make the audition. He further stated, "I'm not an agency...I never claimed to be. So, people say I'm an agency and charging you up front. I charge my money up front because I'm providing you a service up front." Mr. R'manta is not an agent but his service ensures his clients that they will obtain an agent with his help. In order to further assure future and current clients, "the great thing about having a company in California: you have to be licensed and bonded to do what you do. If you’re an agency you have to be licensed and bonded. If you’re a casting director you have to be licensed and bonded. If you’re a training service- which I am, and it clearly says that on my website- I am licensed and bonded with the state of California, and I follow the Act rules and regulations and policies. So if you look me up you can see my bond. So they’re protected. Their investment is protected. If anybody complains that I scam them or I don’t provide my service, then I am required to refund them."

When asked what type of changes they have made to honor their commitment to making things right with the consumer per the request of Ripoff Report, Mr. R'manta stated, "my biggest thing is communication. I’ve created a Facebook page where all of my actors that have signed up for my program have a direct connection with me. If you’re familiar with Facebook messenger: you and I both know it, it functions just like a telephone, like a cell phone. You can a message- a text message, you can call, you can facetime, all that. These families that sign up… right away get direct connection with me. And they can contact me about questions- even after the program’s over. So they’re not only investing into their initial… career, but they’re investing for the rest of their life connected with me."

Creative Group Television is proud to be a part of Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, "It’s everything to me because I get it. If you’ve been ripped off by somebody, there should be a company out there backing those people...So I love the fact that Ripoff is… allowing a legitimate company like mine to verify itself with their company."



CGTV – STATEMENT FROM THE CEO – ADRIAN R’MANTE

" We take kids with talent, train them and then put them in front of illustrious list of Hollywood agents and managers that are hungry for new talent. It shaves off years of failure time and learning the hard way. Our kids become working actors. Some of them have already become major acclaimed stars. Adrian R'Mante – CEO

We are the premiere training program for children and young adults in the world for TV and FILM acting. Our tools, our staff and our curriculum provide everything needed to succeed in film/tv. Your tenacity and stick-to-it-tiveness will turn your dream into a reality. Our connections to Hollywood managers and agents will provide the direct path.

CGTV's If it wasn't amazing enough to have Adrian R'Mante, aka Esteban from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody be your acting coach, producer and director.... imagine how INSANE CRAZY its going to be to be trained by your FAVORITE disney stars! CGTV employs over 15 top highly recognizable Disney and Nickelodeon show STARS! They are training you while Adrian is with other students. These are the best people to train with because they have all had MULTIPLE Hollywood contracts and know exactly what it takes to get there and then stay on top. CGTV takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this, "Our employees don't think that coming to work is a job. They LOVE giving back to the younger generation and the amount of fun that they get from running the program and inspiring the kids is better, they say, than the paycheck!"

Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that CGTV's past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.



STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM CGTV

CGTV recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, CGTV has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with CGTV recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, CGTV has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience. But the truth is, so far, after investigation, we have found that none of the written complaints have come from anyone that actually purchased Adrian's program. So essentially, it's like writing a review on a Sony TV you never purchased. In summary, after our review, which included discussions with "Adrian R'Mante", Ripoff Report is convinced that CGTV is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.







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NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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cgtv cgtv auditions, cgtv hollywood, cgtv LA, Adrian R Monte, cgtv Los Angles California

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Ripoff Report would like to let readers know that Ripoff Report emailed this customer so the member business could make things right with them. When a business joins the Corporate Advocacy Program, Ripoff Report emails everyone from the past so the member business can make things right with them. Of course, everything within reason. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer. The author of the Ripoff Report below never responded to our offer to help them.

STATEMENT FROM CGTV:

While we will respectfully provide a response to this review of CGTV and its staff, we would like to first clarify that this is not someone that has ever hired or worked with CGTV and is not a client of CGTV nor Adrian R'Mante. We will now address his letter point by point, sticking to the facts. (Our answers are highlighted with BOLD lettering)

CGTV, goes around to different states selling acting classes for $6,000, they pay a celebrity to endorse their product and tell you, your kids should sign with CGTV,

CGTV is a talent training company that sends it's Disney coaches and administrative staff to cities across the Globe from Beirut, Lebanon to Atlanta, Georgia scouting for the best of talent and the freshest faces. No celebrities are paid to endorse us. The owner of CGTV is Adrian R'Mante, aka Esteban from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. His paid staff members whom also train the kids side by side with him are all legitimate Disney stars but also paid coaches. CGTV hires and employs only the best available talent to work with our new young actors.

At the audition they said they would call the top 50 kids to come back the next day. "they called everyone back", I went back the next day and they wanted the $6,000. I told the director we met with, we needed to go home and think about it, when I said that, they sent over a man who introduce himself, as 'Adrian R Monte's' brother, 'Virgil R Monte". Virgil, said he would give us a discount of $2,00, if we signed up that day. We still wanted to go home and talk about it, as we were leaving and walking towards our car 'Virgil' ran after us and begged us to sign our daughter with CGTV, he offered to take another $1500 off the price. My husband felt that something was wrong with a company that was chasing people to their car and begging us to sign with them, how can they charge $6,000 then drop down the price over $3,500. Who would do that! Well they weren't done with us yet! The next day they called me again and asked why I didn't sign our daughter up, he offer to take more money off the price. I found out they charge different prices depending on what your income is? When we got home we did our research and this is what we found out!

CGTV's prices are listed in BOLD letters on the color folder/brochure you are presented at our audition. We can send anyone a copy of this if you would like. Request a copy to Gia@TheSocialMediaMasters.com. Adrian and Virgil are brothers and we do often offer a discount for same day purchase as more phone calls, require more staff to pay. CGTV believes that talent should have a chance, because of that we put a certain amount of scholarship money aside at each event. For example in Phoenix last weekend, we offered the audition team $25,000 in scholarships. That meant that out of the 35 students, they could allocate which student should receive a $500 scholarship or a $3,000 scholarship. When you were offered a big scholarship, it was because a CGTV staff member was championing for your daughter. She thought there was a financial need issue and that your daughter had talent. She was willing to put thousands of dollars out of a $25,000 scholarship budget towards YOUR daughter. Instead, it went to another grateful family. When your daughter turns 18, we will still offer her a discount. We know this wasn't her fault and we want her to know we are there for her.

1. "It is illegal to bring in agents or manager to see the kids", cgtv also "promises that they will get you work in hollywood. That is also illegal". I spoke with a parent who's child went to their classes, she gave me the names of the agents that were introduced. I got a hold of one of the agents and this is what they said, "they don't work with any of cgtv's (Adrian's) kids" or sign anyone with their agency", they don't even meet the kids! they go because CGTV ('Adrian R Monte') pays them to come and be introduced, then asked to leave without ever meeting, any of the kids. The agent suggested we don't pay that kind of money for classes with CGTV or Adrian.

We educate people throughout auditions as well as throughout our program that there are two people that can get you work in Hollywood, agents and Managers. We are very clear we are not agents or managers. We are also clear that we are connected to and work with the best Hollywood talent agencies, agents and managers in the world. People whom have cast and negotiated over 10,000+ people into roles. People like Lisa London. Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana, Jonah Hill in Grandma’s Boy, Emma Stone, Katharine McPhee, and Kat Dennings in House Bunny, Selena Gomez in the Disney pilot of What’s Stevie Thinking, Jennifer Aniston in her first feature, Leprechaun, Mark Ruffalo in the CBS series, Due South, Adrian R. Mante and Megan Hilty, in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Yari Shahidi in The First Family.

2. The man who introduced himself as 'Adrian R Monte's' brother 'Virgil R Monte' wasn't his real name, his name is 'Virgil cautious' he has a criminal record and was "arrested for solicitation of prostitution and assault"! what is this man doing working with kids?

You are correct, those are not their real names. It is common in Hollywood to use Pen Names to avoid stalkers and lunatics from finding your home and family. In the United States of America, all people in this country are innocent until proven guilty. Arrest records are not edicts of judgement, they only lead to a conviction in a certain number of cases. We are not planning on discussing the details of a previous employee's youth.

3. CGTV, goes online and writes up false reports about themselves that are positive, so any negative negative negative written are washed out by them. What kind of company does that?. Parents be very cautious and aware of CGTV.

There are zero negative reports about CGTV by anyone that has actually purchased our program. Because of this, we are proud to say that we have never had a legitimate complaint from a paying client. As a friendly reminder, the things you are publishing which are untrue are considered LIBEL in a court of law. Especially, when we can prove all of it as false, effortlessly. Concern Parents.

NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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Parents be aware,  

CGTV, goes around to different states selling acting classes for $6,000, they pay a celebrity to endorse their product and tell you, your kids should sign with CGTV,  

At the audition they said they would call the top 50 kids to come back the next day. "they called everyone back", I went back the next day and they wanted the $6,000.  I told the director we met with, we needed to go home and think about it, when I said that, they sent over a man who introduce himself, as 'Adrian R Monte's' brother, 'Virgil R Monte".  Virgil, said he would give us a discount of $2,00, if we signed up that day.  We still wanted to go home and talk about it, as we were leaving and walking towards our car 'Virgil' ran after us and begged us to sign our daughter with CGTV, he offered to take another $1500 off the price. My husband felt that something was wrong with a company that was chasing people to their car and begging us to sign with them, how can they charge $6,000 then drop down the price over $3,500.  Who would do that!  Well they weren't done  with us yet!  The next day they called me again and asked why I didn't sign our daughter up, he offer to take more money off the price.   I found out they charge different prices depending on what your income is? When we got home we did our research and this is what we found out!

1. "It is illegal to bring in agents or manager to see the kids", cgtv also "promises that they will get you work in hollywood. That is also illegal".  I spoke with a parent who's child went to their classes, she gave me the names of the agents that were introduced. I got a hold of one of the agents and this is what they said, "they don't work with any of cgtv's (Adrian's) kids" or sign anyone with their agency", they don't even meet the kids! they go because CGTV ('Adrian R Monte') pays them to come and be introduced, then asked to leave without ever meeting, any of the kids. The agent suggested we don't pay that kind of money for classes with CGTV or Adrian.

2. The man who introduced himself as 'Adrian R Monte's' brother 'Virgil R Monte' wasn't his real name, his name is 'Virgil cautious' he has a criminal record and was "arrested for solicitation of prostitution and assault"!  what is this man doing working with kids?

3. CGTV, goes online and writes up false reports about themselves that are positive, so any negative negative negative written are washed out by them.  What kind of company does that?.  Parents be very cautious and aware of CGTV.

Concern Parents.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Please. Look at those people running this operation.

AUTHOR: Lester - (USA)

Legal?  I don't know.  Ethical? I have my opinions.  But when Adrian (Winebarger) R'Mante's brother, Virgil Winebarger, is dealing with CHILDREN, that's when I start to worry.

florida.arrests.org/Arrests/Virgil_Winebarger_2142295/

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BATTERY

SOLICITING ANOTHER TO COMMIT PROSTITUTION

MARIJUANA - PURCHASE OR POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO PURCHASE

893.13(6)B POSSESSION OF CANNABIS LESS THAN 2 | MISDEMEANOR CLASS 1

812.14(2)C TRESPASS AND LARCENY WITH RELATION | MISDEMEANOR CLASS 1

893136A POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE | FELONY THIRD DEGREE

There are others.  But would you want to bring your kids to a place like this?

 

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#2 Consumer Comment

Author/ skeptical parents...Please read

AUTHOR: benso - ()

Dear author of this ridiculous claim please read!

My 12 year old daughter just completed this program and our lives have not been the same since we have returned from this 1 week intense training.  So what if they let everyone in...I dont know any acting schools that turn kids away or that are free.  It is an investment in their future.  All working actors are expected to continue to study and learn.  

It is not illegal for agents and managers to scout out talent!  That is how they get new clients.  After a week of learning how to audition, how to improve your monologue, character studies, improv and gorgeous headshots (not to mention a Q & A with an industry top casting director)my daughter performed in a showcase for Hollywood agents and managers.  She received 13 callbacks.  We met with them and made our decision(very tough).  She now has an incredible manager and 2 agents.  

I understand how one may feel overwhelmed at this process or may not be able to afford it...but it is legit! She just got her Coogan account set up, work permit and she is getting a ton of requests for auditions.  We loved Adrian's program so much that we are retuning next week for a graduation/pilot program to help her nail the audition process.  As for his brother Virgil....that is not anyone's business but his!  He is very nice and does not work with the kids(not that it matters)

So sorry you didn't get to experience what my daughter and myself did...Adrian is so wonderful he messages me personally with advice and answers any questions I have!!!  FYI Adrian never promised us anything!  He is there to guide and teach our kiddos what they need to know to be successful.  The rest is up to us!

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#3 Consumer Comment

COULDN'T BE HAPPIER! SATISFIED PARENT

AUTHOR: Denise - ()

The truth is that the CGTV is currently going on in LA as we speak. Therefore, there are many parents, kids, teens and young adults who have just experienced this program, or as my son called it- camp, and can share with you an honest review given from their true and recent experience. That being said, I understand the concern some parents may have when it comes to auditioning their child for potentially fraudulent organizations. There are many acting and modeling programs out there that can take advantage of you and it's good to be aware of them. However, being one of those skeptical parents, I have to share in all honesty, and hopefully put your mind at ease regarding this specific organization, that the CGTV Program is 100% legitimate. Their program (which has been around for years) delivers everything promised and more. My son, who was the youngest in the group, learned so much in just a week's time. I saw his acting ability literally transform to a higher skill level by the end of the week. Months before the program even began, CGTV sent exclusive training videos via e-mail to help you prepare for the program (the learning process and training started right away). You needed to know how to slate for an audition, as well as how to prepare for one, have a 1 minute monologue and short commercial memorized, and understand improv technique. By having a foundation of these techniques through the videos they provided, the instructors can dive deeper into the training on day 1 and not waste any time. It is an exclusive group of around 28-30 participants per week, which allows one-on-one training and personal instruction. The instructors are experienced actors. My son received instruction from many of the promised celebrity actors from the Disney and Nickelodeon Shows (Adrian R'Mante, Matthew Timmons, Tanya Chisholm and more...They worked and met with them all). The money you spend up front (just like you would for any class or program) goes to the instructors for their well-deserved time in training and teaching your child to excel and become a better actor, a photo shoot for headshots, a professionally produced demo reel in a studio, the rental of the studio in Hollywood, the stage and sound booth at ACME Theater and teaching space at Oakwood, t-shirts, tickets to Universal Studios, guest speakers to do a Q&A with the parents who are top casting agents, producers and actors in the industry (I received valuable information during those sessions), etc., etc. Yes, it is money well spent and my son received a PRICELESS experience that will forever change his life. By the end of the week you do a showcase production with everything you learned and the top agents and managers that represent the 5-21 year old demographic attend. When the program was done, we extended our stay in LA, and my son and I navigated our way (with the help of Garmin) ;) through the city to all our callback meetings. Just last week, we made a decision and he signed with a top LA agency Osbrink and has manager representation. He also already has submitted an audition tape for a film project coming up. This is the real thing. I'm not going to lie- It's not easy. Just like starting a career, advancing in a sport or developing a new business venture, it takes time, money, preparation and dedication. If you truly ENJOY it and want it bad enough, go for it and take the chance. We took a chance with CGTV and it opened the door to so many possibilities. We can't thank Adrian and his staff enough. They truly care about these children and young adults and want to see them succeed. They give your child the knowledge, training and connections to help them advance in this industry and in life. One of the things they taught us during the program (yes, parents, you get lessons as well- I took lots of notes)  Is that people take many different paths to find their place. Everyone has their own story on how they got there. The reason CGTV was created was to prepare you for the reality of the acting industry, not to just sell you on the dream and leave you lost. They continue to follow-up with you even weeks after your program is over. I'm not sure if it's a closed group (I joined via a link), but visit Hollywood CGTV on FB and check them out...Real comments and pictures being posted in real time 

 

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#4 Consumer Comment

Ridiculous Claims and obvious a disgruntled employee or competitor

AUTHOR: Robin - ()

Your claims do not add up. I am a mother of a graduate in this program and let me just say, and I know I speak on behalf of hundreds of parents who have participated in this amazing program, the post above is a deliberate attack and defamation of one of the best programs and opportunities in hollywood. My child was personally signed by a top agent, Coast to Coast, and manager due to the exposure and opportunity he received in the Hollywood program.

These celebrities care and continue to mentor my son and many kids from program at the conclusion of the big production Showcase at Acme theatre. They had at least 20 invited agents in the audience and several of the kids were signed and since June have actually started working on TV. One particular is Ronald Cyler look him up on imdb.com. Parents if you want real experiences from actual kids who have particpated go to Hollywood CGTV and ask us parents who know the real deal!! 

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