Actor Jason Weaver is sharing his expertise with S.C. 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 currently stars 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.
“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 more than 30 years in show business. He rose to fame playing a young Michael Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream and starred as Marcus Henderson in the sitcom Smart Guy.