Actor Jason Weaver is taking his talents to South Carolina State University!

Sharing on Instagram, Weaver revealed that he will be leading the SC State University Industry Insiders Masterclass, scheduled to run from Oct. 30-Nov. 1 on campus in Orangeburg, SC.

“This masterclass is designed to build the next generation of trailblazers in the film industry with a profound understanding of the entertainment business,” Weaver said in a clip shared on Instagram. “Our goal is to empower students to establish and nurture a lifelong career in the dynamic world of film and television by offering valuable insights into how the film industry actually works, and creating an experience for aspiring actors and allowing them to dissect and perform scenes and get feedback and constructive critique.”


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South Carolina State University commented under the post, “We’re thrilled to welcome the one and only Jason Weaver to our campus! Join us in celebrating this incredible visit as they share their wisdom and experiences with our Bulldog community. Get ready for an inspiring workshop filled with insights and inspiration.”

Across the industry, Weaver is renowned for his multiple roles, such as playing a young Michael Jackson in “The Jacksons: An American Dream,” a young Simba in “The Lion King: Readalong,” and Marcus Henderson in “Smart Guy.” Most recently, he has starred in he SHOWTIME Original Series “The Chi,” in which he plays the character Rahsaad “Shaad” Marshall.

Weaver will be poised to discuss several topic points that include the business structure of the entertainment industry and career development as well as pathways in cinematography and screenplay writing, among others, The Charlotte Observer reports.

“This masterclass is a golden opportunity for South Carolina State University students to hear about what it takes to be a success in the extremely competitive world of entertainment,” SC State President Alexander Conyers explained, per the outlet. “We are deeply appreciative of Mr. Weaver and his team’s willingness to share their valuable insights and experiences with our students.”

Weaver’s visit is made possible through the help of the SC State College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, the outlet also notes.

The course has already filled up as registrations opened during the previous semester.