Becoming a successful television personality requires a diverse skill set that includes the patience to endure hours of line rehearsing, the wit for lightning-fast ad-libbing, and the shape-shifting ability to forge two equally stunning good sides. Break into show business with today’s Groupon to Break Into TV in Glendale. Choose from the following options:
- For $74, you get a one-day Introduction to TV Hosting class (a $200 value).
- For $99, you get one month of TV-hosting classes (a $200 value).
- For $169, you get a two-day weekend intensive TV-hosting class (a $350 value).<p>
Break Into TV’s Jonathan Novack, an AMS-sealed meteorologist, TV host, and news reporter who also appeared on The Bachelorette, equips aspiring television personalities with the skills necessary to become top-notch broadcast talent. Limited to 10 students, each one-day Introduction to TV Hosting intensive—held on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.—grants pupils plenty of on-screen time to acquaint themselves with the fundamentals of broadcasting during five hours crammed with media instruction. Intensive weekend courses pack two days chock-full of training in teleprompter reading, voice delivery, live reporting, and interviewing skills, imparting essential skills such as which questions not to ask during color pieces featuring water-skiing squirrels. During the two-day course, students also work under the watchful eye of the pros to construct a submission-quality 60-second demo reel.
A month of weekly training courses, held on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., spreads lessons across four weeks, as guest speakers—such as agents, managers, hosts, and reporters—make appearances in class, representing every corner of the live-broadcast business. Using their newly amassed skills, students construct 60 seconds of demo-reel footage, perfect for auditioning for grandmothers’ approval.