The MN Acting Studio is a highly acclaimed TV and film on-camera acting studio founded by Matt Newton. We are located in Herald Square in New York City, with a satellite location in Greenwich, CT. We offer small on-camera acting classes, private acting coaching, Skype coaching, on-set coaching, and professional audition taping, with classes for kids, teens, and adults. Our teachers are working actors, and we bring in industry professionals and total honesty to every class. Our modern approach gives actors the tools to live truthfully from moment to moment, whether they are walking into an audition, or stepping onto a set. There are over 40 shows currently filming in New York, and we prepare our actors to work. We work with students who are new to the business, as well as seasoned actors who have won Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and have been nominated for Grammys and Golden Globes. Our students have booked roles on BLUE BLOODS, THE BLACKLIST, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, MYSTERIES OF LAURA, THE KNICK, ROYAL PAINS, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, HOUSE OF CARDS, PERSON OF INTEREST, THE GOOD WIFE, LOUIS, THE AMERICANS, GIRLS and countless other TV shows.
We want you to get work. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. Our goal is to prepare actors for auditioning and working on set in today's landscape. All of our teachers are working professionals with over 50 years combined in the business. Our mission is to help students combine the craft of acting with the practical, ever evolving business side of acting. Our modern, direct, no-nonsense approach gives actors the tools to bring complete truth and authenticity to the work, while also adapting to current trends and industry standards.
"Matt Newton is not only a phenomenal acting coach, but also a passionate advocate for his clients. I respect him as an integral part of the team and rely on his expertise when developing talent." -Halle Madia, Agent, INNOVATIVE ARTISTS TALENT AGENCY
"Matt Newton is the smartest acting teacher in New York! Any young, or not so young pro or beginner would benefit greatly by working with him." -Brian O'Neill, author, "Acting as a Business"
"Love this man! Become a student of Matt Newton. You won't regret it." -Kim Graham, casting associate, "Homeland"
"Matt Newton is an intelligent and thorough teacher/coach. He knows how to talk to actors in a way that is understandable and relatable, and organically helps get them achieve a night level of acting. He has a unique skill set and he is a joy to work with!" -Christina wright, casting associate, "Veep" and "Boardwalk Empire"
Matt Newton (the founder) is a former professional TV and film actor, and is currently the on-set coach for the hit CBS show "Blue Bloods," an industry expert contributor to Backstage, and the author of the popular book "10 Steps to Breaking into Acting." Matt recently coached Aziz Ansari on "The Aziz Ansari Show", and teaches workshops and classes all over the world. Matt guest starred on dozens of TV shows, including "Strangers with Candy," "Gilmore Girls," "Drake and Josh Go Hollywood," "Royal Pains", "The Americans," and appeared in countless commercials and films.