Mastering the Audition Productions and founder John Marshall Jones present the first in a series of comprehensive, multimedia, interactive, educational tools for the aspiring actor in a convenient, downloadable mp3 called Mastering The Audition, Live!. This exclusive, inspirational seminar is a unique map to power -- before, during, and after the audition. Mastering The Audition, Live! delivers vital audition information to multiple platforms, i.e. iPod, cell phone, laptop computer and, therefore, allows the actor to review the information whenever he needs it most; even right outside the audition. It's like having an acting coach in your pocket!
What sets the masters apart from everyone else are their superior tools and techniques. Unfortunately, for most actors, those who haven't been successful can't teach successful techniques and those who are successful at auditioning are too busy working to teach anyone else. Mastering The Audition, Live! teaches that by following the examples of those who have laid down a foundation for success; every actor has the opportunity to realize their dreams. John Marshall Jones is a master at the audition game and he has interviewed numerous successful celebrities who also share "winning solutions" as a gift to you.
John Marshall Jones, best known as the loving father, Floyd Henderson, on Disney Channel's Smart Guy, has compiled an impressive list of credits. A brief professional biography for Mr. Jones is enclosed. After landing 3 television series, 20 movies, and over 100 television episodics, Mr. Jones brings his distinct masterful perspective to the audition process. “I learned a long time ago that scene study, acting technique and, yes, even talent are important factors to some extent but none of them mean anything if you don’t know how to AUDITION.”
Mastering the Audition, Live! (masteringtheaudition.com) is the foundation for lasting results for all aspiring actors and students. Mr. Jones’ seminar Mastering the Audition, Live! lays out the principles that can inspire every actor to understand and put into practice the four Ps of the audition; Preparation, Protocol, Performance and Power. "These are the secret tools that working actors use to reclaim their absolute right to be fulfilled in their work and to be joyful in their lives. No one books every casting call but if you can walk out of the audition feeling fulfilled and powerful and knowing that you couldn’t have done it any better, then you’re free and I guarantee you the next job isn’t far away", advises Mr. Jones.
There are thousands of acting classes being taught around the world, but rarely can you find a course that inspires the actor to take back their power, maintain control, and build unstoppable momentum toward a promising and long-lasting career. Mastering the Audition, Live! motivates the actor by guiding him step-by-step from the moment of receiving the script to the confident and satisfying exit from the audition room.
The 60-minute easily accessible, downloadable mp3 seminar is a meticulous plan, and is not only affordable at $14.95, but also easy to listen to. Mastering The Audition, Live! is a new, yet proven, perspective on acting that can change careers. It provides valuable information, tips, suggestions, advice, and techniques to aid the actor in a victorious audition and provides the vital information to facilitate a dynamic interpretation of the material that leaves the decision makers wanting more.
John Marshall Jones is not only committed to his acting career, but to the careers of all equally minded actors by encouraging them to use his techniques as a bridge to their personal success. Mr. Jones is planning a national collegiate tour this fall and has a series of products soon to be released under "Mastering The Audition And Other Hidden Secrets of Surviving In Today’s Hollywood." For additional information visit the website.
About John Marshall Jones
John Marshall Jones, best known as the loving father, Floyd Henderson on Family Channel's Smart Guy (and FOX network's John Doe shot here last year), has compiled an impressive list of credits since going to Hollywood from Chicago's Second City Theatre in 1987. Two months after he arrived he booked Good Morning, Vietnam.
Since then he’s starred in four TV series, nine recurring characters (presently on both CBS's Still Standing & Navy N.C.I.S.), over 100 television episodics (both sitcom and one hour), 20 A-list feature films and 10 M.O.W.'s. Needless to say he is never out of work for long. What's his secret? "I learned a long time ago that scene study, acting technique and, yes, even talent are important factors to some extent but none of them mean anything if you don't know how to AUDITION."
His seminar Mastering the Audition and Other Hidden Secrets to Surviving in Hollywood (April 3rd, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Roundhouse Community Theatre in Yaletown) is JJ's gift to other actors and to himself. "There is no profession in the world that requires more of you emotionally than acting," says Jones. "but your ability to focus your emotions when your nerves and the pressure are screaming at you determines whether or not you get the job."
How do we do that? "By understanding the four P's of the audition; Preparation, Protocol, Performance and Power and by reclaiming our absolute right to be fulfilled in our work and joyful in our lives. No one books every casting but if you can walk out of the audition feeling fulfilled and powerful and knowing that you couldn't have done it any better then you're free and I guarantee you the next job isn't far away."
After graduating from Northwestern U. with a B.A. in Theatre and a two-year apprenticeship with Chicago's Second City Ensemble he knew he was ready for the big time but he had other ideas. "I didn't get into this just to be famous. I had seen so many negative and stereotypical images of African Americans in the media that I wanted to make a difference. I was going to accept only roles that embodied the positive images of humanity. I would probably not have as many opportunities as many of my less high-minded contemporaries. So I came up with a system to make every opportunity count."
Over the past few years Jones has booked jobs in major movies such as Good Morning, Vietnam, White Men Can't Jump, The Doctor, and Sgt. Bilko as well television roles in Malcolm in the Middle, Nip/Tuck, Joan of Arcadia, Soul Food, ER, Home Improvement, Rosanne, and Melrose Place, just to name a few.