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

August 22 - August 26

No Audition Required | Ages 9-20s (scenes split by age) | Monday, August 22 – Friday, August 26 | 10 AM – 4 PM | Cost 1050.00

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

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. 

Currently, Jason is working on a brand new, top secret DISNEY multi-cam sitcom! 

Recently, Jason was brought on to coach episodes of HBO’s WESTWORLD, RESIDENT ALIEN on SyFy, and multiple sitcoms for the DISNEY CHANNEL. 

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

On-Set sitcom 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 Broadway/TV/Film Coach:
In addition to working with Jason, Broadway, TV/Film actor, Lauren Elder teaches improv for the camera, scene study and other important skills.

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

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

Ages: 9-20s (Scenes Split by Age!)
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
When: Monday, August 22 – Friday, August 26
Where: Pearl Studios – 500 8th Ave, NYC
Cost: $1050

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, 10018 United States
Phone: 212-315-3010
Website: (212) 904-1850