Connecting Craft & Careers
Auditions. On-Camera. Agents. Business. Personal Life. Each area of an actor’s life requires techniques to maximize potential, avoid pitfalls and create synergy between them. This seminar is just a taster of Collaborations Workshop, the actors’ space George created to help performers develop the tools, techniques and mindset necessary to thrive as business-savvy creatives in today’s tumultuous marketplace.
Jason George is an actor and teacher with over fifty guest star and ten series regular television roles to his credit. Currently, George stars on both GREYS ANATOMY and STATION 19 as Dr. Ben Warren. Other series regular roles include OFF THE MAP for Shonda Rhimes and ELI STONE with Jonny Lee Miller and Victor Garber. He’s equally comfortable in comedy, having had series regular roles on sitcoms like EVE, playing rap star Eve’s boyfriend, and OFF CENTRE, produced by Oscar nominees Paul and Chris Weitz. Some of his film roles include BARBERSHOP with Anthony Anderson and Ice Cube, THREE CAN PLAY THAT GAME with Vivicca Fox, and BREAKING IN with Gabriel Union.
When not in front of the camera, George’s passion has always been educating and engaging with other artists and young people which culminated in Collaborations Workshop, the actors’ space George created to help actors hone their craft and create careers. With his degree of Master of Fine Arts in Acting, Jason has also taught or given lectures and panels for many schools, universities, and organizations such as Temple University, The University of Virginia, The Paley Center for Media (fka The Museum of Television and Radio), the Freedom Theater Performing Arts Training Program, The Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory. He currently sits on the advisory board of the Virginia Film Festival and has previously served on the Board for Temple University’s School of Communications and Theater advising them on how to best prepare their students to meet the challenges of today’s entertainment industry.
George spends much of his free time advocating for his fellow actors by currently serving on the National Board of SAG-AFTRA, the board of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, and helping produce the SAG Awards. Previously, he served on the predecessor boards of both the Screen Actors Guild as well as the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and has helped negotiate the union contracts for Primetime Television and Film for the last fifteen years. His over a decade of performer union experience gives Jason unique insight into how the entertainment industry is evolving and what performers must do to build a career of longevity in today’s tumultuous environment.