Jason Weaver Teaching Film Industry Masterclass At SC State University
Actor Jason Weaver is sharing his expertise with SC State University students as part of an Industry Insiders Masterclass.
From Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 the veteran film and television star will be on the HBCU campus conducting a three-day workshop for aspiring trailblazers in the entertainment industry, The Charlotte Observer reports. “From Dream to Screen: SCSU Industry Insider Masterclass Featuring Jason Weaver” aims to teach students how to establish and build a lifelong career in film and television.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the one and only Jason Weaver to our campus!,” the school captioned a video announcement on Monday, Oct. 23.
“Join us in celebrating this incredible visit as they share their wisdom and experiences with our Bulldog community. 🎓💡 Get ready for an inspiring workshop filled with insights and inspiration.”
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Weaver, who currently appears as “Rashad” on the Showtime original series “The Chi” and is best known as the singing voice of “Simba” in the animated Disney classic “The Lion King,” shared his excitement for the venture.
“This masterclass is designed to build the next generation of trailblazers in the film industry with a profound understanding of the entertainment business,” Weaver said in the video announcement.
“Our goal is to empower students to establish and nurture a lifelong career in the dynamic world of film and television by offering valuable insights into how the film industry actually works and creating an experience for aspiring actors and allowing them to dissect and perform scenes and get feedback and constructive critique.”
A former child star turned working adult actor, Weaver has maintained a consistent presence on and off screen over the last three decades. He rose to fame playing a young Michael Jackson in “The Jacksons: An American Dream,” and after lending his vocal prowess to the popular “Lion King” hit “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” as well as young Simba in “The Lion King: Readalong.”
He starred as Marcus Henderson in the sitcom “Smart Guy” and played the role of Teddy in the 2004 cult classic ‘”ATL” starring T.I. and Lauren London. With more than 30 years in the business, Weaver is the perfect candidate to educate SC State’s HBCU scholars on how to explore potential career pathways within the entertainment industry.