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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 Gets Support From Sofia Wylie & Sky Katz at 'Freaky Friday' NYC Premiere

Cozi Zuehlsdorff Gets Support From Sofia Wylie & Sky Katz at 'Freaky Friday' NYC Premiere

Cozi Zuehlsdorff is pretty in pink for the premiere of her new movie, Freaky Friday, held at Beacon Theater in New York City on Monday evening (July 30).

The young actress joined her castmates Heidi Blickenstaff, Kahyun Kim, Jason Maybaum, Marlow Percival, Ricky He, Isaiah Lehtinen, Jennifer LaPorte, and Dara Renee on the red carpet event.

Disney Channel stars Sky Katz, Sofia Wylie, and Isaak Presley were also spotted at the premiere to support the cast.

Freaky Friday, about a mother and daughter who magically spend a day in each other’s shoes is set to premiere next week, Friday, August 10th on Disney Channel.

Check out all the pics below!

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Disney Channel's 'Freaky Friday' Musical Reboot Gets First Trailer - Watch Now!

Disney Channel's 'Freaky Friday' Musical Reboot Gets First Trailer - Watch Now!

The trailer for the Disney Channel Original Movie Freaky Friday is here!

Based on Mary Rodgers’ 1972 novel of the same name, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who, strangely, spend a day in each other’s shoes.

Directed by Steve Carr, the music-driven contemporary body-swap comedy stars Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Heidi Blickenstaff, as well as Ricky He, Alex Desert, Jason Maybaum, Kahyun Kim, Dara Renee, Jennifer Laporte, Isaiah Lehtinen, and Sarah Willey.

Here’s the synopsis: Ellie (Cozi) is a 16-year-old attempting to assert her independence from her mom, Katherine (Heidi), a mother struggling to understand her stubborn teenage daughter. When Katherine won’t let Ellie participate in the school’s all-night scavenger hunt, a heated confrontation leaves both women wishing that the other would change their ways. The mother and daughter magically swap bodies through the power of an hourglass which then accidentally shatters. Now, they must hunt down the matching hourglass in order to switch back before it’s too late!

Freaky Friday premieres on August 10 on Disney Channel at 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT, and will be available earlier (12:01 a.m. PDT) on DisneyNOW (to verified users) and (12:01a.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel VOD.

Watch the trailer below, and pre-order the soundtrack here!


Trailer ⏳| Freaky Friday | Disney Channel
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'Raven's Home' Stars Issac Ryan Brown & Jason Maybaum Wear Matching Jackets to RDMAs 2018!

'Raven's Home' Stars Issac Ryan Brown & Jason Maybaum Wear Matching Jackets to RDMAs 2018!

Issac Ryan Brown and Jason Maybaum are matching in their camo jackets!

The two Raven’s Home hit the red carpet wearing a double camoflauge look for the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards held in Los Angeles on Friday (June 22).

Their co-stars Raven Symone, Sky Katz and Navia Robinson, plus Jason‘s new Freaky Friday co-stars Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Dara Renee were also seen on the carpet.

If you missed it, Issac shared some pretty big news this afternoon – he’ll be starring in the new Kim Possible movie!

The 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards will take place TONIGHT, Friday, June 22nd from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, and air the next day, Saturday, June 23rd on Disney Channel, Radio Disney, the Radio Disney app, and the DisneyNOW app.

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Disney Channel's 'Freaky Friday' Musical Gets Premiere Date!

Disney Channel's 'Freaky Friday' Musical Gets Premiere Date!

Disney Channel’s upcoming musical movie, Freaky Friday, just got a premiere date!

Based on the stage version of Mary Rodgers’ 1972 novel of the same name, the television movie stars Heidi Blickenstaff as Katherine and Cozi Zuehlsdorff as daughter Ellie.

In the flick, Ellie is attempting to assert her independence, all while trying to deal with her father’s death five years ago and the fact that her mom is now getting remarried.

A confrontation rises when Katherine won’t allow Ellie to join “The Hunt,” an epic all-night scavenger quest organized by her crush Adam. Upon wishing the other would change their ways, mother and daughter magically swap bodies through the magical power of an hourglass that Ellie received from her father – a treasured gift which is then accidentally shattered.

Now, they must hunt down the matching hourglass that Katherine’s late husband gave her in order to swap bodies back to their true selves.

The movie also stars Ricky He, Alex Désert, Jason Maybaum, Kahyun Kim, Dara Reneé, Jennifer Laporte, Isaiah Lehtinen, and Sarah Willey.

Freaky Friday will premiere on Friday, August 10th @ 8PM ET/PT on Disney Channel and will be available earlier on DisneyNOW and on Disney Channel VOD.

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Raven Symone Joins 'Raven's Home' Cast at Disney Channel GO! Fan Fest

Raven Symone Joins 'Raven's Home' Cast at Disney Channel GO! Fan Fest

Raven-Symoné and the cast of Raven’s Home had a day out at Disneyland!

The cast – including Issac Ryan Brown, Navia Robinson, Jason Maybaum and Sky Katz – all stepped out to attend the Disney Channel GO! Fan Fest on Saturday afternoon (May 12) at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.

During the day at the park, the group took part in a panel and meet and greet, where they got to snap photos with some lucky fans.

They also got the chance to ride in a parade through the park and have some fun at Carsland.

“Thankful to be chillin with my @disneychannel family for #pixarfest2018 @ravenshomeofficial @naviarobinson @ravensymone,” Issac wrote on his Instagram after the event.

Check out their cute snap below…

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