John Rosenfeld Studios Youth Division
Four Saturdays per month, from 11am to 3pm.
Ongoing Youth Class
With an ever-changing landscape, how does the young actor find their unique voice and stand out in a highly competitive marketplace? The John Rosenfeld Studios’ Young Adult curriculum gives teens a map of the industry – helping them know where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. With the four tenets as our compass— Confidence, Preparation, Professionalism, and Community — we empower our actors to shape their craft.
Genres/Formats — We will dive into Single-Cam and Multi-Cam Comedies, hour long dramas and film, breaking down the Text and finding Specificity within each Genre.
Auditions — How to Audition for the Camera, Slating, Working with a Reader.
Improv — We will use Improvisation to spark our imagination, with games and exercises in Character Development, Emotional Play, and making sense of our “Who, What, Where and Why.”
Actors are encouraged to bring in any auditions they are working on.
If you’re interested in joining class with the JRS Youth Division, contact the office or email to schedule one of the following:
- One on One 30 Minute Consultation with Jeanette or Graham (by appointment only)
- Free Audit of our Saturday Youth Division Class
As a part of the Saturday curriculum, Jeanette and Graham had the students write and shoot two short films during class as a way to inspire and motivate them to create their own content. “Battle” premiered at the 2016 John Rosenfeld Studios Short Film Festival.
As an actress growing up in LA, I had trouble fitting into classes. I always felt odd and not authentic with myself leading to really (I am going to admit) terrible acting. In 2013, I got recommended to go to JRS to try out a class and I am so thankful I did. In 2014, Graham and Jeanette created a teen class and I was one of the first ones to join. This was the golden ticket, it was small at first but I found a way to be able to express myself, and really learn who I am as not only an actress, but as a person. Going to these classes I learned how to be authentic with myself and how to really listen instead of just ‘learning the lines.’ After years of growing into my own and studying, I started seeing a difference in my acting. It was to the point I would watch my own ‘self-tapes’ and actually really enjoy the choices I made.
Now, I am working on networks such as, CBS (SEAL Team) & NETFLIX (A&K). I wouldn’t have been able to have been blessed with these opportunities if it wasn’t for being coached by such amazing people. Trust me, I get excited to go to classes because I become my truest, loudest, expressive self and I’m always ready to throw myself into a scene and be able to create magic.
It’s a safe place for me and it’s my long lost family.
It’s a place to call home in such an unfamiliar city.