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The Television Workshop

Over twenty years ago, Cameo identified the need to provide professional training for people wanting to enter the modeling and acting fields. Different from the many expensive runway modeling schools, The Television Workshop is specifically geared toward teaching auditioning skills, acting ability, and TV commercial techniques.

Typically, people go to model and talent agents without any training or basic knowledge of the entertainment industry. These fields are highly competitive, with talent from all around the greater New England area.

Our specially designed, small classes allow the teacher to provide hands-on training in order to prepare students for the exciting jobs available in print, media, TV commercials, radio voice-overs and even the internet and major motion pictures.

The TV Workshop is run by Lynda St.James, Director of The Cameo Agency. Ms St.James is a working professional with extensive experience in the Los Angeles and Boston industries. She has taught children in public schools and through private turoring. Course work consists of eight two-hour sessions taking students from the early stages of loosening up and becoming familiar with physical expression to in-depth acting exercises, TV commercials and the completion of their own on-camera scenes.

Our graduates have gone on to appear in ads and commercials for Neiman Marcus, Talbot’s, Gap, Toy State, Hasbro, Danimals, Verizon, State Farm, VW, CVS, McDonald’s, Coke, Papa Gino’s and the list goes on. We’ve also had graduates in major motion pictures like Love Letters, State and Main, Perfect Storm, What’s the Worst That Can Happen?, Mystic River and others too numerous to mention.

Click HERE to see Workshop course descriptions and to download brochures. Call 781-647-8303 for current classes and dates.

NEW! Classes also being offered at TCAN in Natick. CLICK HERE for more information.

Lynda St.James

Ms St. James hails from Wellesley, Massachusetts, where she graduated Wellesley High and received degrees in Theatre and Education from Emerson College. After working locally in theatre, she worked in Los Angeles, appearing on Dallas, Eight is Enough, The Young Pioneers, Kaz, and The Waltons. She also appeared onstage in numerous productions. Additionally, Lynda spent two years touring as a principal singer with the Andy Williams GoodTime Singers.

After nearly 15 years in LA, Lynda return home and created drama workshops for kids and teens. She everal students took top honors at the Emerson College High School Drama Festival and of the highly acclaimedBoston Globe High School Drama Festival. She has spent the past thirty years working in the TV, Film, and modeling industries as an actress, model and singer. Ms St.James has taught master courses in TV, Drama, Speech, Video and Film in both the public and private sectors. And she has directed Award winning theatre groups. In addition to operating Cameo, she supervises The Workshop for TV and Modeling, the only course of its kind specifically geared towards teaching newcomers the ins-and-outs of show business.

Currently the owner of The Cameo Agency, a Boston-based Model and Talent Agency that has been representing models and actors of all ages since 1969, Ms St.James personally directs the Cameo Kids division, specializing in children from infants through teens. Cameo has an excellent reputation in the advertising community having worked with numerous clients including major international Ad Agencies, Fortune 500 and 1000 Corporations, Casting Directors coast-to-coast, and Businesses and Commercial Photographers throughout New England as well as in New York and Los Angeles.

Cameo Models can be seen in print ads and TV commercials for A.J. Wright, John Hancock, US Airways, General Mills, Reebok and Weebok, L.L. Bean, Gap Kids, Talbots for Kids, Gerber, McDonalds, Walmarts, and many more. Cameo Kids are in a wide variety of text books and educational catalogs including Brown Publishing, the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, Delta Ed and others. Internationally Cameo models have worked with Rover, Saab and Volvo, Dolce-Gabbana, Vogue-Bambini, Verbeaudet, Groton, and NEXT. Fashion Shows include Talbots Kids, Stride-Rite, Jungle Care, Ecoly, and Fashion Marketing. And Cameo models are showing up on the Internet with dot.com companies like Lycos, HotBot, Netscape, Revolution, and others.

Plus, Cameo Kids have had major roles in films like “The Love Letter,” “Perfect Storm,” “Private Lies,” “Me, Myself & Irene,” “State & Main,” “Osmosis Jones,” with Bill Murray, “What’s the Worst that Could Happen,” with Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito, "Mystic River" with Sean Penn and most recently "Fever Pitch" with Dennis Leary.