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11-Week Industry Showcase TV Class: Procedurals, Sitcoms, & Serial Dramas with 10 Scouting Talent Reps

January 26 @ 11:00 am - May 3 @ 1:00 pm EST

Ages 12-19 | Advanced Students | Sundays, January 26 – May 3 | 11 AM – 1 PM | Cost: 895.00

Payment Plans & Make-Up Class Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!

New Session Added!

Session 1 Instructor: RJ Brown (Series Regular on 13 REASONS WHY, CARRIE DIARIES, GIRLS)

Session 2 Instructor: Morgan Weed (ELEMENTARY, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, Star of THANKSGIVING)


Focus of Class:

In this comprehensive course, we will cover the ins and outs of 3 popular forms of TV series: Procedurals (series that focuses on how crimes are solved or some other aspect of a law enforcement agency), Sitcoms (comedic shows), and Serial Dramas (continuing plot that unfolds in a sequential episode-by-episode fashion).

Not only will students learn how to act for these different types of popular TV series, they will also learn lingo and on-camera staging technique that is specific to each one.

Your instructor, RJ Brown, is best known for playing the role of Caleb on Netflix’s hit serial drama, 13 REASONS WHY. He has also appeared in multiple procedurals including: THE BLACKLIST, BLUE BLOODS, and CHICAGO PD. As for comedy, RJ played Thomas West in CW’s THE CARRIE DIARIES, and appeared in multiple episodes of HBO’s GIRLS.

By the end of our 11-week course, students will be ready to present material they have workshopped for 10 scouting agents and managers and loved ones in a final presentation.


What is a Procedural?

A procedural drama is a genre of television programming which focuses on how crimes are solved or some other aspect of a law enforcement agency, legislative body, or court of law. Shows usually have an episodic format that does not require the viewer to have seen previous episodes. Episodes typically have a self-contained, also referred to as stand-alone, plot that is introduced and resolved within the same episode.


We’ll learn all about the formula and style of procedurals. Many procedurals film in New York City, and provide lots of job opportunities for young actors- so it’s a very good style to be familiar with! Use LAW & ORDER for example. Each week, a new crime is being solved, hence, the show hires tons of guest stars for every episode they shoot! 


What is a Sitcom?

A sitcom, or situation comedy, is generally, a 30-minute comedic television series that involves a cast of characters in a succession of comedic circumstances.


We’ll learn all about comedic timing, how to make turns and land jokes for maximum effect for both single camera and multi-camera sitcoms. In addition, we will talk about blocking techniques and terminology that is used on sitcom sets. 


What is a Serial Drama?

A serial is a television show which has a continuous plot that unfolds in sequential episode-by-episode fashion. Serials are, more often than not, shows that possess narrative complexity. They typically follow many story arcs that span entire television seasons, or even in some cases, the entire run of the series.


We’ll learn about portraying more complex characters. Additionally, we’ll cover how to identify clues within the text, and physical techniques that will help deliver a realistic and nuanced performance. 


Final Showcase:

At the end of the 11 weeks, we’ll perform selections from all 3 genres for family, friends, and scouting industry guests!


Ages: 12-19
When: Sundays, January 26; February 2, 9; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 26; May 3 ** Final Showcase
Make-Up Class Date: TBA!
Time: 11 AM – 1 PM
Where: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
Cost: 895.00 – Pay in Full or Contact Us for a Payment Plan




Start: January 26 @ 11:00 am
End: May 3 @ 1:00 pm
Event Tags:
Venue Name: Pearl Studios
Address: 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States