• Industry Pros: Jaron Matthews (Atl Agent) + Jami rudofsky (LA Casting Director)
  • DATES: Jan 8+9
  • Times: Jan 8: 4-7pm | Jan 9: 3-5:30pm
  • AGES: 13-17
  • INVESTMENT: $249

Pilot Prep | Teens | Jan SESSION

Pilot Season is the time during which the majority of Network Pilots are cast in the beginning few months of each year. This workshop was designed to help actors maximize their potential with regard to training, marketing materials, educating themselves with the upcoming pilot season, and how to succeed during arguably the busiest time of the year.

Catapult is excited to welcome two highly experienced industry professionals, representing talent in Los Angeles (Jami rudofsky) and Atlanta (Jaron Matthews). Two Industry pros will be part of Catapult’s two-day workshop, which will include scene preparation and on-camera work with two of Catapult’s coaches. Participants will execute scenes with feedback and participate in a Q&A with these top industry pros.

Actors will need to prepare a 1-2 page script (two characters max) that best showcases your acting ability. We will include a link to our scene database in the confirmation email. NOTE: Even though we are sending you scene options, we highly recommend finding a scene on your own, ideally one from a TV show or movie (vs a mock script someone wrote and shared on the internet). Should actors choose a scene that is more than two pages, please make the necessary edits to cut it down to the appropriate length for the purpose of the workshop. We advise selecting scenes with minimal-to-no graphic content or language. The goal should be to find a dynamic, well written scene that not only highlights your type and talent, but also excites you to make bold, fun choices!

Please arrive off book and bring two printed copies of your script each day.


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– Fine-tune audition techniques
– Create a dynamic and authentic character
– Work script in front of the camera
– Make your pilot prep checklist
– Discuss marketing materials (i.e. headshot, resume, actor sites)




– Learn how to best market yourself in this competitive industry
– Execute your scene in front of hand-selected, top industry professionals
– Receive direction & feedback
– Learn the keys to having a successful pilot season



Jaron Matthews

Atl Agent

Jaron Matthews began his career in the entertainment industry unlike many. At the University of Georgia, Jaron majored in broadcast journalism with a minor in theatre. During his time at UGA, he excelled as a production assistant, reporter, and anchor, but he quickly realized that journalism was not his greatest passion.

His performance in Los Angeles led him to intern at J Pervis Talent Agency while completing his undergraduate degree. Jaron’s unrivaled customer service skills and his uncanny ability to assess situations allowed him to rapidly excel. In addition to receiving multiple job offers in both Atlanta and Los Angeles after graduation, Jaron was promoted to Joy Pervis’ assistant. He assisted in working closely with the agency’s top tier talent on projects such as “Stranger Things,” “Chicago PD,” “Outsiders,” “The Walking Dead,” “ATLANTA,” “Underground,” and many more.

Jaron’s dedication, drive, and passion for the industry quickly earned him a top spot as lead agent of the theatrical team at the J Pervis Talent Agency.


Jami rudofsky

LA Casting Director

Jami Rudofsky began casting over 20 years, she has cast film, television, and digital series – most notably Gilmore Girls and Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life. In addition, having a deep love and background in theatre, Jami also casts plays all over Los Angeles, and is the resident Casting Director for the multi award winning Celebration Theatre.

Jami strives to foster in her students a greater ability to trust their work, win roles, and most importantly book the room.





Diana started her career at an early age. Working in Theatre, TV, Voice Over, and Commercials.

Diana’s recent work include: Netflix original’s ‘FIRST KILL’ ‘BAD DAD REHAB 2’, SAINTS & SINNERS’, Lifetime Movie’s ‘DATING HELL’ TvOne’s ‘DOWNSIZED’, CBS series ‘The Inspectors’, ‘RECKLESS’ and more.

Diana has appeared in over 100 National Campaigns for TV and Print Media for such clients as: Bahamas, Carnival, Disney, NCL, State Farm, Ashely Furniture, Eyeglass World, Universal Studios, and more.




Dexter received a BA in Dramatic Arts from the University of Southern California. He furthered his training at the renowned acting conservatory BADA in London, as well as studied under Hollywood’s top acting coaches. His credits include the hit Disney Channel show Dog With A Blog and the CW’s Jane the Virgin. He most recently appeared in the new Cedric The Entertainer-produced show Johnson. 

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DISCLAIMER: DEAR ACTOR, Please note that this class, as with all of our others, is specifically designed to educate and train, NOT to get you representation or guaranteed employment.

NOTE: Guest Industry Pros are subject to change due to nature of the business. If/when industry pros change, each event will be updated as soon as possible.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Catapult Acting, LLC has a 24 hour grace period in which clients can cancel their registration and receive a full refund. After 24 hours, a 10% cancellation fee will apply to all registrations. If the client chooses to cancel 15-21 days before the event, a 50% refund will be issued. If the registration is cancelled within 14 days of the event, 100% of the payment will be forfeited. PLEASE NOTE: There are no refunds for missed, dropped or cancelled classes; should your schedule change once registered and within the cancellation policy.

In the event that “Shelter in Place” or another quarantine situation should take place, workshops + classes will continue virtually via Zoom. The cancellation policy above will still apply.