CURRENT SUMMER WORKSHOPS include TAKE ACTION, for filmmakers and actors, and the WRITE ACTION, for screenwriters.

TAKE ACTION is a creative gym, in which working filmmakers and actors meet weekly to expand their on-camera skill set, try out new material, and explore ways to collaborate more effectively - all in a nurturing, fertile environment.  For now, we meet exclusively online. There are 2 separate weekly sections: Tuesdays and Saturdays 2-7:30 EST.  Every member works each session and doesn't need to be present the entire session - though you're invited to watch all work and participate in all discussions. Each scene takes 
approximately 75 minutes to rehearse and shoot/record.

“You could make no better decision than to have Jon Shear as your teacher. I'm struck by what a rare opportunity it is to have a coach with such a rich and varied perspective on the filmmaking process. I did some of my best work as an actor while working with Jon.”


DAN FUTTERMAN
Oscar-nominated screenwriter of CAPOTE and FOXCATCHER, star of URBANIA, SAG Best Ensemble Award for THE BIRDCAGE

 

"NYC-based film directors, check out the TAKE ACTION workshop run by the wonderful Jon Shear. You get to do scene work with amazing actors each week. It's really changed my life."

 

GABRIELLE DEMEESTERE

Writer-director of YOSEMITE, starring James Franco

 

"Jon Shear brings a rare combination of instinct, insight, and experience to his role of coach to writers. No one knows better how to break down a script and predict what directors and producers really want - and what actors really need. Most importantly, Jon will bring out your best."

MICHAEL GOLDENBERG
Screenwriter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Contact

To request a place in the workshop, a private session, or ask a question: