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Jason Maybaum Got To Pursue Some of His Directing Dreams While Filming 'Freaky Friday' (Exclusive)

Jason Maybaum Got To Pursue Some of His Directing Dreams While Filming 'Freaky Friday' (Exclusive)

Jason Maybaum stars as Fletcher in the upcoming Freaky Friday movie musical on Disney Channel this week, however, that wasn’t his only role.

In between filming, the 10-year-old actor was also learning what goes on behind the camera too. Jason started to pursue more of his interest in the camera and lighting aspects of filmmaking and bonded with the crew, who gave him advice and took him under their wing.

“I want to be the next Ron Howard or Steven Spielberg,” Jason revealed to JJJ in our exclusive interview.

“When I started acting I saw that the director is the boss, so I decided to learn as much as I could from everyone on set so someday I could be the boss,” he adds about his inspiration in wanting to learn more.”

Jason goes on to tell us what he learned, which was “to look, listen, watch and learn from everyone. Anyone who is older than me can teach me something. I have learned how to change the lighting intensity on shots to control shadows to make the actors look different or better, depending on what the director wants.”

He also gave a lot of thanks to the crew who did help you out.

“The camera and sound crew were awesome, they set me up with gear and taught me how to run the equipment so I know not only how to shoot a scene, but what it takes to make the actors look good.”

As far as transitioning from in front of the camera to behind it, it wasn’t that difficult.

“The crew was so awesome and willing to let me learn,” Jason says. “I was able to use my acting skills and link them with what the crew needed to make things work, so it made me a better actor.”

At the end of the shoot, the crew even gave him a video camera as a gift – and yes, he’s been using his video camera a lot!

“I film everything. Sometimes it is great, sometimes good, sometimes bad. But that it is why I do it. No matter how I turns out I learn something about framing the shot, the lighting, the blocking, or the feel for the scene. I love to film stuff.”

Freaky Friday premieres Friday, August 10th on Disney Channel.

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Cozi Zuehlsdorff Really Connected With 'Freaky Friday' - See How With These 10 Fun Facts!

Cozi Zuehlsdorff Really Connected With 'Freaky Friday' - See How With These 10 Fun Facts!

Cozi Zuehlsdorff has been a name you’ve been seeing for a while on JJJ and for good reason – she’s amazing!

The 20-year-old actress is the star of Disney Channel’s new movie-musical Freaky Friday, along with Heidi Blickenstaff, who plays her mom Katherine in the flick.

Cozi, who you might recognize from other things like Dolphin Tale and maybe even Liv and Maddie (she played Ocean!), plays Ellie in the new film, who is not at all happy about her mom’s engagement only a short time after her father’s death.


Get to know Cozi even better with these 10 Fun Facts!

Freaky Friday on Friday (August 10) at 8PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.

  • My mom, my sister and I were all born in the same hospital.
  • Almost all my celebrity crushes have played superheroes on TV and film.
  • My ancestors are from a little town in Germany, right outside of Poland.
  • I am obsessed with skincare! Sephora is my jam.
  • I studied Greek and Latin at my Classical elementary school.

Click inside for more fun facts about Cozi… More Here! »

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Josephine Langford & Hero Fiennes Tiffin are Tessa & Hardin in 'After' Movie First Look!

Josephine Langford & Hero Fiennes Tiffin are Tessa & Hardin in 'After' Movie First Look!

JJJ is so stoked to reveal the very first look of Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin as Tessa and Hardin in After!

After follows the journey of self-discovery and sexual awakening of Tessa, a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart. When she enters her first year of university with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott, a brooding rebel.

The flick is being directed by Jenny Gage and currently filming in Atlanta, Ga.

After will also star Khadijha Red Thunder as Steph Jones, Samuel Larsen as Zed Evans, Shane Paul McGie as Landon Gibson, Inanna Sarkis as Molly Samuels, Pia Mia as Tristan, Dylan Arnold as Noah, Swen Temmel as Jace, Jennifer Beals as Karen, Peter Gallagher as Ken Scott, and Selma Blair as Carol Young.

The movie is set to hit theaters on April 12, 2019.

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Get to Know Christian Lalama with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Get to Know Christian Lalama with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Christian Lalama is a hot new artist on the scene and he just dropped his debut single “Tic Toc.”

The 14-year-old Canadian singer/multi-instrumentalist already has a huge social media following and he was the winner of Atlantic Records’ online talent search, Emerge. We caught up with him to learn 10 Fun Facts that no one else knows:

  • 1. I love doing flips.
  • 2. I eat my cereal and drink my milk separately.
  • 3. I don’t eat pasta with tomato sauce.
  • 4. Flamin hot Cheeto’s are my favorite snack.
  • 5. I always wear sweatshirts no matter the weather.
  • 6. My favorite music is rap.
  • 7. Spend lots of my time playing Fortnite.
  • 8. I have a dope sneaker collection.
  • 9. I’m a thrill seeker and love doing things such as cliff jumping, etc.
  • 10. I used to have 2 turtles.

Get “Tic Toc” now on iTunes!

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There are Two Frankies In First Teaser For 'I Am Frankie' Special! (Exclusive)

There are Two Frankies In First Teaser For 'I Am Frankie' Special! (Exclusive)

The first teaser for the I Am Frankie special is here and JJJ has your exclusive first look!

The show centers on Frankie Gaines (Alex Hook), who looks like a typical teenager, but she harbors a very big secret – she’s actually a cutting edge, experimental android who must hide her true identity to avoid being tracked down by the evil tech company EGG Labs!

A major twist is revealed too – there’s another Frankie!

The show also stars Kyson Facer, Carson Rowland, Mohana Krishnan, Nicole Alyse Nelson, and Armani Barrett.

Check out the video below and stay tuned for more details!

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