Nancy and John bring 20 years of experience in the Hollywood trenches to the modern student wanting to write, produce, direct, star in their own work. They can answer your students questions like:

  • Is TV as we've known it dead?
  • Is the 22 minute episode still viable?
  • How do I get an agent?
  • How much money do you really need to make a show?
  • Do you have to be union? Why? And how does it work?
  • How do I handle branding?
  • How do I manage budgets?

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“John and Nancy bring real industry experience into the room and tell it like it is. Funny, engaging, and insightful, their class is a great intro to the world of making shows for TV.”

David Bridel

Dean Braverman Family Dean’s Chair

USC School of Dramatic Arts

“John and Nancy are hilarious and generous teachers who really know how to reach the students.”

Anne Torsiglieri

Associate Professor, Dept. Of Theater and Dance

University of California, Santa Barbara

Hower and Lehr have conducted lectures and workshops at the following schools


We offer a variety of classes ranging from two-hour seminars to
multi-week intensive courses.

  • Create it. Shoot it. Pitch it. Content Creation for Today’s Marketplace - 2 hour lecture with Q & A
  • Television Show Running from Creation to Delivery - Masterclass
  • Acting and Directing Improvisation Comedy for Television" - 2 day intensives
  • Pitch Decks & Sizzle Reels — Bringing your Creation to the Television Executive" - week-long seminar

Curriculum and course summaries available upon request.

We are happy to work with you to create a course tailored to your students' needs.

We can work with most resources available in a college/university setting.

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