J-School is a 4-week interactive on-demand video-based training program that guides actors how to get an agent, and how to secure auditions.
J-School trainings are released in weekly modules with easy-to-follow videos, done-for-you templates, and Fun Sheets. All of the training is online inside a private, J‑School member-only site.
As a bonus, J‑School also includes interactive components like “Office Hours” where Jackie answers questions and offers strategic advice to ensure that our members take consistent action and receive the highest value from their investment.
Plus, you’re a J‑Schooler for life. You can retake the program for free each year, for as long as the program exists.
The entire program is based online so you can participate from home.
All course materials, including streaming videos, Fun Sheets (aka growth assignments) and additional resources are within our online member portal.
Since you get lifetime access, go through the materials each week as they're released in the student portal, or you can slow things down and work on your own schedule.
Naturally, the more focus and dedication you put into J-School, the more you’ll get out of it. But if you’re not able to carve out that much time at first, don’t worry. Many of our students go through the program as best they can, pause and return to it as their schedule allows.
If you’re working a full-time job, several part-time jobs, getting married, having a baby, or navigating big life events during the 4-week program, don’t worry. You can revisit and review the training materials any time.
Remember that becoming a professional working actor isn't a 4-week, linear event.
If you’re overwhelmed and feel like you’re in over your head with your acting journey — we can help. Once you join J-School, you’ll have guidance and support from like-minded creatives in a safe and encouraging environment.
Ask questions and get feedback from talent agent, Jackie O. You’ll never feel lost or left behind.
Also, under each training video, you’re invited to comment and get responses directly from Jackie.
You will hop on live “Office Hours” calls with Jackie where she’ll provide guidance and tackle your toughest questions.
This takes place via Zoom Live and also recorded so you can listen and playback at your convenience.
You’re about to join one of the most active and supportive global communities on the planet. In our private, student-only community you can share ideas, get feedback and connect with other students via the private Facebook group.
Based on my top-selling workshop as a casting director, I created a one-of-a-kind online course to guide actors on securing auditions. Here’s our exact curriculum so you can make sure the program is right for you:
Competition is huge in this business
Every remarkable actor starts somewhere. In this module, you’ll understand:
We'll also help you understand that acting is a business, and what you can do to look like a "pro" even if you’re just starting. By the end of this module, you will have a rock-solid foundation of what it takes to get an audition.
Auditions aren’t optional for actors.
In this module, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the audition process, including:
No matter what your skill level is, by the end of this module, you’ll understand how to audition, potentially book more jobs and make a fan of casting directors.
In the wake of COVID-19, you’ll need to understand how to make the best self-tapes.
Most of the time, you’ll need to record yourself. Sometimes, casting directors will want your tape overnight so you’re going to have to self-tape, therefore, every actor needs to know how to self-tape.
In this module, you will develop the skills to:
By the end of this module, you’ll understand how to self-tape, no matter what your skill level is.
Agents are the lifeblood of any sustainable acting career. Sadly, too many actors have a negative association with agents and get overwhelmed by the opinions of their fellow actor friends.
In this module, you'll understand what agents are looking for when signing actors and how to work with an agent
In this crucial module you’ll learn:
By the end of this module, you will understand how to search and find legitimate agencies that you can partner with and have a life-long successful relationship.
1. Communicating with casting directors
In this free bonus, you will learn how to find casting directors! Casting directors will usually call in who they know, and one way to become someone they know is by writing to them. I’ll give you the email templates that won’t come across as annoying or desperate but instead, will up your chances of getting an audition.
2. How to transform your pain into real growth
Do you dream of running having a successful acting career? Making exponential progress requires new beliefs and habits. In this closed-door training, I share some of the key psychological and behavioural changes that work for actors in this cut-throat industry.
3. On-set Lingo
Learn the language used on-set before you get your first job.
Consumer Testimonials. As with any related program, your results using J-School may vary from these consumer testimonials. Your results will be based on many variables, such as your level of effort, business acumen, personal qualities, knowledge, skills, and a host of other factors. Since these factors differ for each individual, we cannot guarantee your success, results, or income level, nor are we responsible for your success or failure. J-School is not a “get rich quick scheme.” It takes lots of time, effort, and dedication. We believe that we provide you a great toolbox to achieve your desired results, and our grads agree.