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L.A. Disney, Netflix & Amazon TV Director & Famous On-Set Coach, Jason Shipman’s Sitcom Intensive

June 24, 2024 - June 28, 2024

No Audition Required | Ages 8-20s (Grouped by Age) | Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28 | 10 AM – 4 PM | Cost 1095.00

Email us for an age exception!

Payment Plans Available at Checkout, or if you need a custom plan, email us or call (212) 315-3010

All of the scenes used for this class are pulled from actual sitcoms!

Live out your dreams of starring on a hit TV series with L.A. Director and famous On-Set Acting Coach,
Jason Shipman
!

Jason’s credits include a mind blowing number of projects for DISNEY, NETFLIX, AMAZON, HBO, NICKELODEON, APPLE KIDS, SYFY and UNIVERSAL, among others. 

He recently directed and coached Disney’s newest series, PRETTY FREAKIN’ SCARY, which aired in the summer of 2023!

He made his television directing debut on AMAZON’s hit serial-mystery, JUST ADD MAGIC which starred ACANY alum, Kirrilee Berger, followed by multiple episodes of DISNEY’S Emmy Nominated sitcom, BUNK’D, Disney’s longest running series ever! 

Jason also recently coached on APPLE’S Emmy-Nominated GHOST WRITER and their youth series, CIRCUIT BREAKERS, as well as HBO’s WESTWORLD, RESIDENT ALIEN on SyFy, and multiple sitcoms for the DISNEY CHANNEL.

Other On-Set coaching credits include BIZAARDVARK, JESSIE, DOG WITH A BLOG, I DIDN’T DO IT, RICHIE RICH, THE FRESH BEAT BAND & more! 

Selected by the Directors Guild of America, Jason was admitted to their 2020 Director Development Initiative, where he was identified as an emerging television director to watch.

DAY ONE: THE BASICS, THE BREAKDOWN & THE AUDITION!
The week kicks off with a head-first dive into what really defines a sitcom. Students gain a clear understanding of the format, style and schedule. Learn the crucial process of how to dissect a comedy script and prepare for a role. The day ends with each student’s big audition!

DAY TWO: WELCOME TO THE SHOW!
A first-hand simulation of what the first day on a sitcom entails. Students participate in a professional Table Read to learn the importance of this event as well as the Network notes that always follow. Undergo a brief Production Meeting for scenes to see the bigger picture of how decisions are made that can affect the material. The day ends with a rough initial blocking on stage – putting scenes ‘on their feet’.

DAY THREE: REHEARSAL DAY!
Day 3 is an intensive on blocking and performance of everyone’s scenes. Students get firsthand insight into how much detail goes into every beat and every decision on set. Learn about the rewrite process as well as the value of the Producer and Network Run-Thru.

DAY FOUR: BLOCK AND SHOOT DAY!
Students become familiar with the various crew positions that help bring a show together and that directly affect their experience on set. Perform scenes in front of the cameras and receive feedback on various takes.

DAY FIVE: THE LIVE AUDIENCE SHOOT!
Actors present their scenes in front of an audience, with the other students playing the roles of the crew. Learn the precision involved in putting on a live show, and gain a full understanding of why the rehearsal week is so vital. The day ends with a Q&A for parents and students.

Workshops with ACANY TV/Film Coach:
Work alongside an ACANY TV/Film Coach on improv for the camera, voice-over, scene study and dramatic on-camera acting skills throughout the week.

Payment Plans Available at Checkout, or if you need a custom plan, email us or call (212) 315-3010

Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up Options are Available! Email us for more information!

Ages: 8-20s (Grouped by Age, Email us for an age exception!)
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
When: Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28
Where: Pearl Studios NYC – 500 8th Ave, NYC
Cost: 1095.00

Tuition includes a free ACANY t-shirt!

** Superstar session – credits cannot be applied toward this program

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Venue
Venue Name: Pearl Studios
Address: 500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018