Taught by Jennifer Ritchie, this core class continually covers scene study, on-camera acting technique, script analysis, voice, body and movement. The classes provides quick and powerful ways to make your child’s performance more natural and spontaneous. Single and multi-camera review of performances will be viewed after each class, and film and television scripts will be used. Limited class size allows for personal focus and feedback in an intimate setting.
Jennifer Ritchie has spent her entire life in the entertainment industry, growing up on set. She moved to Oahu at the age of 2 so her father could work on the original television series “Hawaii 5-O” and “Magnum P.I.” Jennifer got to hang out at Clark Griswold’s house while they filmed “Christmas Vacation”, drop fake snow into a fan while they filmed “Roots Christmas”, and pet every cat from “Cat’s from Outer Space”. After a long career, her father retired after spending 11 years as a Co-Producer on the hit Television Show “Frasier”, filmed at Paramount Pictures.
Jennifer followed in her father's footsteps by starting as a Production Assistant on the TV show “Wings” at Paramount Pictures, followed by the feature Film “Metro” staring Eddy Murphy, the “Tracy Morgan Show”, and “The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer” staring Chi McBride. Her most passionate project overall was working on the 12 hour HBO series nominated for 17 Emmy nominations “From the Earth to the Moon”, where she had the opportunity to work with Ron Howard, Tom Hanks, Brian Grazer, Frank Darabont, Frank Marshall, Graham Yost, Jon Turteltaub, and Sally Field. Jennifer and her brother also co-directed a documentary film “Cursing at the Sun”. Produced by Marlon Brando’s daughter, Petra Brando, the film is now part of the curriculum at USC Law School.
Wanting a family, she put her career on hold, and settled down in Orange County. She spent several years Producing Main Title sequences for Wicked Liquid FX, and ran the Broadcast Studio at one of the largest ad agencies in Irvine, DRAFT FCB.
Classes are $175 a month per child.
Age 6-12: Monday 4:30pm
Age 12-17: Friday 4:30pm
*More class days and times available upon request.*
Contact us now to register your child!
4120 Birch St. Suite 123 Newport Beach CA 92660
(Right next door to
MDI Music Development Inc & the popular Melody Makers program.)
Open during class times only.