BUILD YOUR IDEA w/ Award winning Indie-Filmmaker Jason Chaet

Building on concepts and skills learned in Story and Structure, Build Your Idea explores the creative ingredients required to take your project from conception to development.

The first half of the class will identify the necessary ingredients for a successful story by deconstructing recent movies and television shows. The second half of the class will foster a collaborative discussion and encourage participants to present and explore their own ideas. So whether you simply have the beginning wisp of an idea and are looking to move forward, or a fully formed premise you want to flesh out, Build Your Idea will give you the tools you need to create exciting, original and fully formed work.

REQUIREMENT: Participants must have completed the course “Story and Structure” at AMCP

This class will take place on Saturday, October 24th, 2020, from 3PM to 5:30PM (ET) via ZOOM. The event will start off with an introduction by AMCP, followed by the workshop led by Jason. Be prepared to offer feedback and discuss different topics as Jason shares invaluable information.

**Instructions and the ZOOM link for access to this online event will be emailed to you in advance. If you have not received the link by 12pm (EST) the day-of the event, please reach out to at least one hour PRIOR to the start of class.**

Please keep in mind that all programs at AMCP are for educational and professional development purposes. Participating in any class or event is not a promise of employment.


Jason Chaet

Jason is an award winning filmmaker, theatre director, producer, editor and acting teacher based in New York City. He got his start at New York’s famed Ensemble Studio Theatre where he worked with off-broadway icon Curt Dempster, and developed new work by playwrights including David Mamet and Arthur Miller. His multiple award winning feature film Putzel (starring Jack Carpenter, Melanie Lynskey, Susie Essman, and John Pankow) appeared in over fifty film festivals around the world, and was distributed internationally by Filmbuff. 

His most recent feature film Seneca, which he directed, co-wrote (with longtime collaborator Armando Riesco), edited and produced had it’s world premiere at the HBO Latino Film Festival in August of 2019 , where it won a Special Jury Prize. It went on to play at film festivals around the country, and won multiple awards including the prestigious Ultra Indie Feature Prize at the Woodstock Film Festival. The film stars Armando Riesco, Susan Misner, Shirley Rumierk, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Tony Plana. The filmmakers have recently agreed to an exclusive deal with HBO to air on all their platforms beginning later this year.

Jason is a longtime faculty member at AMDA in NYC, where he serves as the Supervisor of First Semester Acting, Acting for Camera and Screenwriting.