CGTV is not a legit company for giving talents the platform

My daughter got this email about a talent acquisition audition from CGTV . The ad was for children between 5-17 years of age. The title said that the children will get the opportunity to meet stars from famous Disney and Nickelodeon stars.

This company, CGTV buys email addresses from local companies and send emails as if the requirement has come up through these agencies. In reality, they do not have to do anything with these companies. They pay stars to show up at the auditions. So, when you go for the audition, you do meet stars, but they do not take part in the audition. In their email, they never mention that they are the ones conducting those auditions.

When we received the email, we believed that it was from a local agency. However, we did not know that these people were trying to fool us. When I arrived with my daughter to the designated center for audition, we were given some lines to rehearse and perform.

That was a small paragraph and wasn’t a proper dialogue. My daughter did well but there was nothing in particular that I could find which would have interested them. Still, they said that she was an extraordinary child and they would look forward to working with her. But,
she needed some guidance before being selected for the films.

We all were given pamphlets. It was for a coaching program for acting which costed somewhere between $1000 to $6000. It was a bit flimsy approach and I became doubtful. I learned that the entire program was run by Virgil Winebarger. But they never took his complete name during the entire introduction part and after that as well.

So, I googled about him to research more and found out that he was a felony and was charged for prostitution before. You can google about him and would find links to the Florida court which charged him for all those offenses. He called me to confirm if I was letting my daughter to sign up for the program and I told him everything that I had researched. He started sending abusive messages and said that he had great contacts.

I said that I would never send my daughter close to someone like him. He was arrogant and the language that he used was pathetic. He did not know how to write correctly. There were so many mistakes and I was not able to believe that he was having such a gut to threaten me that way.

I started ignoring his messages and he stopped as well. But, I would like to warn all the parents out there who want to send their child to this program. There is no way you will ever find this person supportive and he would never lead your child’s future to the expected start. He is a con artist and a criminal. He is able to do anything. You will be giving your child’s life in the hands of a criminal if you send them to this man.

Is CGTV a legit?

CGTV is not running a legit business. They are not aggressive towards customer satisfaction and complaint grievance redressal, Hence 5 consumer[s] submitted negative ratings, and only a few left positive feedback.

Where is CGTV located?

CGTV is headquarted at Estate Enighed, Independence, KS 67301, USA. You can contact CGTV by dialing 1 9096855385 or visit their website

How much monetary loss is incurred by CGTV’s customers?

According to CGTV’s customers, a monetary loss of US $5000 has been reported. The severity of entire incident reports is high.

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5 Reviews on CGTV

  1. CGTV is legit, they go the extra mile

    This reviewer obviously didn’t participate in the CGTV run by Adrian R’Mante. Our experience was extremely positive. In 2018 my then-7 y/o son received an audition invitation email from a local agency when CGTV came thru Phoenix. CGTV auditions for potential, then offers a paid training camp to those kids they believe have talent. At no time did CGTV promote they represented an agency, or that they themselves were a casting company. What CGTV does provide is outstanding, professional acting training and coaching, education about the industry, and a showcase in front of industry pros that offers the potential to get representation. You do have to pay (it is professional education), and your kid has to work.

    We attended the summer 2019 LA camp, and it was 7 to 9-hr days of training, with some evening sessions. CGTV’s training is thorough, they work overtime, and in the evenings we had Q&A sessions with leading Hollywood casting directors, talent agencies, and producers. And yes, these were top ranked insiders with A-list talent to their credit (such as Brad Pitt). At the end all kids got to perform at a showcase in front of industry agents/scouts, and also got to film a demo reel on set.

    My son garnered interest from 3 talent agencies, we signed w/Coast to Coast Talent within 3 months, and he began getting auditions right away. Hollywood essentially shut during the pandemic, but as things opened up my son received more auditions, callbacks, and paid professional acting and voiceover work for national brands.

    CGTV’s training is first rate, their staff gives their all, and Adrian and team were there for us after the camp for coaching, direction, and support. Like any youth pursuit – football, volleyball, golf, etc., your kid(s) need to have drive and great coaching to have success. CGTV delivered. It may seem expensive, but compared to what our friends spend on their kids sports and activities it’s relatively similar. Your child will come home with a new level of self-confidence, public speaking ability, and some new friends. Several of CGTV’s kids went on to be up-and-coming stars in well-known hits – see the “It” series and Robert Taylor Jackson as an example (also represented by Coast-to-Coast, I believe). So, if your kid has potential, and you want to get real insight into the industry, get your child top-tier acting training and coaching, exposure to industry talent scouts, and access to a support network that will be there for you then CGTV is for you.

    My younger son is now intrigued and wants to follow in big brother’s footsteps. While our agent already voiced interest, we’ll be returning to CGTV’s LA program for son #2 so that he’s trained, armed, and equipped for success and knows what he’s getting into before we foist him to our agent.

  2. They are not a scam People

    So to the lady above this program is 100% legit Ive already auditioned with them alright just because they tell your daughter she did an amazing job does not mean she did. Just because you think so doesn’t count your the parent obviously your gonna think that for crying out loud you thought just because they said we look forward to working with her thought she got the job no they mean in the future depending if she gets better every year she auditions but clearly you’ll never know now considering your thinking it’s a scam so that’s mean she’ll never audition again. As for the lines and crap the little ones get a small script for a reason because they don’t remember lots of writing or they just wanna play around and not take it serious which is understandable because they are kids when I auditioned I got a decent amount of writing for a script and as for the owner of this company that’s not the name of him at all it Adrian R Mante or better known as Estabon Julio Ricardo Montoya Dela Rosa Ramirez from Suite life of Zack and Cody. I’m not trying to be mean or sound like an a hole but these people are not scams your just pissed off because your daughter didnt get selected I know people who got selected from Toronto and they posted proof from the acting school where they made their deal. Get your facts straight next time.

    People CGTV Is 100% legit if it helps people Ill even give you the refrances that i know who got selected and their feedback. Just add me on Instagram @RealYorkie

  3. CGTV is everything and more that they say they are

    CGTV is legit and he delivers on his promises! My daughter attended the CGTV VIP program this winter. Being a parent that does not know anything about the acting industry, at first I was questioning things as well. However, after attending, it is worth every penny and more. I can say my daughter learned more in one week, then years of local acting productions. Yes, the acting industry is difficult, and Adrian says that. However, he does do what he promises. The showcase at the end was of the highest quality and the agents and managers that attended were well respected agents in the field. I believe the only reason, people give it a bad review, is anything worth while is going to cost. However, what other acting training, can you attend, actually improve your skills within one week, and then prepare you and have you perform right in front of those agents that you could represent your child? There are no others. From Adrian, Matt, Tyler, and the rest of the staff, they are all top notch professionals, that will make your child a better actor. Thank you CGTV for all you did for my daughter, not only has she made friends for life, but also has callbacks with 3 different agents.

  4. My personal experience with CGTV

    I am honestly amazed by this review. I dont know where your experience took place but mine was so completely different. I took my daughter to the CGTV program in McAllen, Tx and it was a wonderful and welcoming experience. It is run by Adrian not by Virgil. Adrian was there from beginning to end. My daughter was welcomed with open arms and we were told from the very beginning that this program wasnt a promose for a ticket to fame it was an opprotunity to work with and learn from seasoned and established Disney and Nickelodeon actors. She was taught technique and dialogue by Adrian himself and the other Disney stars such as Matt and Tyler from Suite life on Deck as well as Bella and Zendaya from Shake it up they worked with the kids the entire time and even had a group party with them after they finished their workshops. Their program also included resumes and headshots which were taken onsite by a professional photographer. Yes the program costs some money but what in life doesnt ? I saw this as a chance to invest in my daughters hopes and dreams and it was money well spent. I did my reserch and found that acting classes and participation groups cost almost triple what I spent and they dont provide the same opprotunites that CGTV did. Not to mention the cost of headshots. This really is an all in one package and the envoirment was so light and fun. The entire time the whole staff was nothing but helpful and inviting they made everyone feel so welcomed as a parent I couldn’t have imagined a better environment for my child. She learned so much about herself and what she was capable of accomplishing I saw a once shy and quiet little girl open herself up to new people and new opportunities. She completed the workshop and auditioned for talent agencies that were brought to the showcase and she was wanted by 4 we signed on with one and I am happy to report that she just completed filming an independant film this past summer. I am so greatful to Adrian and his team for everything they have done for us they brought out everything I knew my child was capable of and I have never seen her so happy. She made tight bonds with the other kids during the program and they still talk today. Adrian and the CGTV group not only create and develop talent they also create a family. The CGTV family is one I am proud to be apart of because even after the program is complete they are still there to lend a helping hand guidance and words of encouragement when it is needed. When I read this review it hurt me to see that the people that were described in the review are nothing like the ones I got to know. The warm, caring people who my daughter grew to love and respect so much are not these people. I stand behind Adrian and the CGTV program because my daughter is a successful product of this company and I can vouch for the authenticity of the CGTV program and will always be proud to be associated with them and wish them many more years of continued success.

  5. CGTV is LEGIT and this person NEVER participated in the program!

    I have to defend this good companies name! My son participated in Hollywood and a few local Calgary Prorgams and it was the best experience for not only my son but for me and my husband as well. Adrian is one of the most passionate, caring and legit celebrities you’ll meet in this business. This negative person obviously never participated in CGTV but I have and I have never seen or met this Virgil guy. He was not at the program or when i signed up so maybe he doesn’t work for the company anymore. I will also say you are wrong about him owning the company because everyone knows it is created and owned by The Suite Life celebrity Adrian who played Esteban and a ton of other famous shows. I am sorry everyone but this is an incredible program for all actors in the industry. I am here to say that you should be so lucky to be chosen for this prestigious opportunity. Ok now that I’ve said my peace, I’m done. I just wanted everyone to know all these celebrities involved are caring and passionate people who actually do attend and help our young actors.

    1. CG tv is an amazing program!

      I totally agree with you. Exceptional opportunity! Thank you Adrien and staff for your time and commitment in this amazing program.

Reviews: 5
Reported Loss : 5000 $
Severity : High
Reported by : Anonymous
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