MN ACTING STUDIO

An on-camera gym for professional actors

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4 Week On-Camera "GYM" Classes

 Classes are  for ages 18 and up  and are limited to 10 students to ensure maximum attention.    This is a "gym" for actors with a focus on practicality in the real world, whether in auditions or on set.  All of our teachers are working professionals, and all students work each week.  Students receive a video of their work after each class for further review.  Classes are ongoing, every month, and can be taken as many times as the actor chooses to deeper the understanding of the material.  If you have questions, email us at assistant@mnactingstudio.com.

"Matt Newton Acting Studio is by far the best on-camera acting school in New York City.  Our clients have gone from just being really great actors to booking guest stars, recurring guest stars, series regular roles and supporting/lead roles in films.  All of the actors taking classes at MN Acting Studio, whether developmental or working actors, are far better equipped with the necessary tools needed to not only make it in this difficult business but to sustain a career at the highest level.  If you are lucky enough to get into one of the classes offered by Matt or his incredible staff, it would be a mistake not to jump at the chance to take them.  In a very short period of time, you will become a better actor with a handle on how the business works and will walk away with the knowledge and power of how to have the career you want and how you, too, can make it to the top".

- Erica Bines, agent, Headline Talent Agency


NEW STUDENT AUDITIONS FOR CLASS PLACEMENT

Next session:  Friday, November 10th

New to the studio?  You must schedule a 10 minute audition/consultation with Matt Newton.  Matt will assess which class is right for you, and if accepted,  you will placed onto the waitlist for one of our upcoming classes (unless you have a strong referral from an agency).  Matt holds these auditions once every month.   If you are unable to attend, you must wait until the next monthly scheduled audition day.  All of our classes are 10 students, and waitlist only.   You will be notified after the current round if you are accepted into the class, as current students have first dibs in holding their spots.

*Students are required to bring in a resume and a 2 page scene from a tv show.

*If this date is full, you can email us on Thursday, October 5th to see if there are any cancellations.  Otherwise, the next session will take place in November.  


Sunday, October 15th

4 week BEGINNER ON-CAMERA ACTING with Bryan Manley Davis $260

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Learn the basics of MN Acting Studio's approach to tv and film acting in a safe, non judgmental setting, with a focus on listening, confidence, dissolving your fears, and using your imagination to fully embrace the moment and approach all of your work with specificity and authenticity.   Actors will work with current scripts to learn the essence of on-camera acting, and how to keep their work simple and real.  All actors receive a video of their work.  Limited to 10 students.

For students with little to no experience or training who are transitioning into acting and want to get over their fears and learn how to act in front of the camera.

October 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

1-3:30pm


Starts Monday, october 9th

4 week AUDITION MASTERCLASS with Matt Newton   $275

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This is a real world, challenging, advanced mock audition "gym"  that is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of each actor, where students will further enhance their tv and film audition skills (and book work!) by tackling everything from last minute cold-reads, chemistry reads, comedy and drama series regular scripts, or anything else that might come up in a network level audition setting.  The script is just a roadmap, and all students will learn to enhance their auditions by thinking outside the box, and focusing on imagination, specificity, emotional depth, connection, and digging deeper into the character (point of view, thoughts, unwritten moments).   Current scenes are sent one day before, and are meant to push the actors outside of their comfort zone, take risks, and put their authentic stamp on the character (instead of trying to impress the casting director).   Limited to 10 students.  All students receive a video of their work each week.

For professional working actors.  You must be repped by an agent or manager, and in SAG AFTRA – guest stars, reccurring, series regulars, and feature films.  Ongoing. By audition, invite or industry referral only. 

2-5PM

 OCT 9, 16, 23, 30

**SOLD OUT**


Starts Sunday, October 29th

4 week ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 1 with Blair Baker  $260

This is an intermediate on-camera class for actors with theatre training who are transitioning to a career in film and TV.  Actors will work with different TV/film scripts each week (comedy, drama) to develop focus and concentration in front of the camera, while also working on relaxation, connection, improvisation, and bringing truth to the script to life in a small, challenging on-camera environment.  Actors will learn what it's like to work on set (closeups, marks), with a focus on calibrating their acting for the camera, bringing a character to life, with no outside rehearsal, and minimal prep time.  The focus on this class will be to help actors relax and connect to the material, so they can be free to give their best, most nuanced performance on tv and film. All actors receive a video of their work each week for further learning.  BY AUDITION ONLY.

October 29, November 5, 12, 19 (hold 26)

5-7:30PM

*IF ANY OPENS SPOTS BECOME AVAILABLE, THE WAITLIST WILL BE NOTIFIED ON October 9th at 9am.  An email will be sent out beforehand with details. 


Starts Monday, October 30th 

4 week ADVANCED "PILOT PREP" BOOTCAMP with Van Hansis  $260

Our highest level audition class for professional working actors with tv and film representation.  Audition, industry referral or invite only.    This is a real world, challenging, mock audition "gym"  that is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of each actor, where VAN will throw everything at them, including last minute cold-reads, chemistry reads, or anything else that might come up in a network level audition setting.   Prepared scenes are sent one day before, and are meant to push the actors outside of their comfort zone.   The focus is on guest star and series regular roles, or actors can bring in their own audition scripts.   Actors will act as readers for each other, and van will coach each actor on bringing the script to life, digging deeper into the work, and putting their authentic stamp on the script (through improvisation, etc.), and making strong choices with little preparation time.   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 12 serious actors.   Van will sometimes bring in special industry guests to come speak with the students. *AUDITION REQUIRED

October 30, November 6, 13, 20 (hold 27)

6-8:30pm

*IF ANY OPENS SPOTS BECOME AVAILABLE, THE WAITLIST WILL BE NOTIFIED ON OCTOBER 24th at 9am.  An email will be sent out beforehand with details. 


Starts Tuesday, October 31st

4 week ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 2 with Van Hansis  $260

An intermediate class for actors with really strong training who want to enhance their technique for film and tv. This class is designed to help actors keep their abilities and approach to TV and Film work connected to both the text and their authentic self, and to find truth and confidence in front of the camera. By deepening the conversation between the script analysis and the understanding of type, tone and style this class will allow the actor to stretch in both type and range, while also working with the camera to calibrate their acting for focus and subtlety.  We will work to identify the actor’s type and how to best support and market that ability for auditions. By exploring indie film, single camera, multi camera and feature films we will work in class to develop a baseline of practical analysis to help the actor develop a toolbox of skills to return to every time text needs to be mined for subtext and contextual clues to support character. By practicing this approach week to week, the goal is to assist the actor in being self-sustaining on set, in rehearsal and centered in auditions.    All actors receive a video of their work each week for further review.  Class is limited to 12 actors. 

6-8:30pm

October 31, November 7, 14, 21 (hold 28)

*IF ANY OPENS SPOTS BECOME AVAILABLE, THE WAITLIST WILL BE NOTIFIED ON OCTOBER 18th at 9am.  An email will be sent out beforehand with details. 


Starts Wednesday, November 1st

4 week TV AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Dena Tyler  $260

An intermediate class for actors who are actively auditioning and want to learn essential on-camera audition skills in a real world "gym" setting. This is a class for pre-professional  actors who want to enhance their TV audition skills while working on co-star and guest star scripts from current TV shows, tailored to your type and the way you are seen in the market.    This is a mock audition "gym," where actors will be given a very realistic sense of what on-camera auditioning is like at the highest level.  Katie will assign sides beforehand, and you will be coached on comedy, drama, cold-read, and chemistry reads.  Actors will work with slating, eyelines, type, audition etiquette, getting over nerves, walking into the room with confidence, with a focus on co-stars and guest star roles.  *AUDITION REQUIRED

6-8:30pm

NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 29 (SKIP 22, hold Dec 6)

*IF ANY OPENS SPOTS BECOME AVAILABLE, THE WAITLIST WILL BE NOTIFIED ON OCTOBER 19th at 9am.  An email will be sent out beforehand with details. 


Starts Thursday, November 2nd

4 week GUEST STAR BOOTCAMP with Van Hansis  $260

For advanced actors who are auditioning at the network TV level.   This is a class for professional actors who are moving from co-star roles to guest star roles, and want to work on strong scripts in different genres.   Each week will have a specific focus, and will range from procedurals to single camera comedies, to multi-camera comedies.   This is a mock audition "gym," where actors will be assigned challenging scripts based on type, from current TV shows, and will be challenged to make strong, genre specific choices to help enhance their auditions and book the job.  *AUDITION REQUIRED

November 2, 9, 16, 30 (hold Dec 7, skips Thanksgiving)

6-8:30pm

*IF ANY OPENS SPOTS BECOME AVAILABLE, THE WAITLIST WILL BE NOTIFIED ON OCTOBER 20th at 9am.  An email will be sent out beforehand with details. 


Starts Monday, November 6th

4 week AUDITION "PILOT PREP"MASTERCLASS with Matt Newton   $275

THIS SPECIAL CLASS IS FOR PROFESSIONAL WORKING ACTORS TO PREP FOR PILOT SEASON. Our highest level audition class for professional working actors with tv and film representation.  Audition, industry referral or invite only.    This is a real world, challenging, mock audition "gym"  that is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of each actor, where Matt will throw everything at them, including last minute cold-reads, chemistry reads, or anything else that might come up in a network level audition setting.   Prepared scenes are sent one day before, and are meant to push the actors outside of their comfort zone.   The focus is on guest star and series regular roles, or actors can bring in their own audition scripts.   Actors will act as readers for each other, and Matt will coach each actor on bringing the script to life, digging deeper into the work, and putting their authentic stamp on the script (through improvisation, etc.), and making strong choices with little preparation time.   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 12 serious actors.   Matt will sometimes bring in special industry guests to come speak with the students. *AUDITION REQUIRED

November 6, 13, 20, 27

2-5pm

*IF ANY OPENS SPOTS BECOME AVAILABLE, THE WAITLIST WILL BE NOTIFIED ON OCTOBER 31st at 9am.  An email will be sent out beforehand with details. 


Starts Tuesday, November 7th

4 week ON-CAMERA MASTERCLASS with Matt Newton   $275

FOR PROFESSIONAL WORKING ACTORS WHO WANT TO WORK ON AUDITIOS as well as ON SET SCENES.  Audition, industry referral or invite only.    This is a real world, challenging, mock on camera "gym"  that is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of each actor, where Matt will throw everything at them, including last minute cold-reads, chemistry reads, intense on set scenes, or anything else that might come up in a high intensity on-camera setting.   Week 1 and 2 will focus on comedy and drama auditions, and week 3 and 4 will focus on working on challenging scenes on set (no scripts, and no rehearsals).    Matt will coach each actor on bringing the script to life, digging deeper into the work, and putting their authentic stamp on the script (through improvisation, etc.), and making strong choices with little preparation time.   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 10 serious actors.   Matt will sometimes bring in special industry guests to come speak with the students. *AUDITION REQUIRED

2-5PM

November 7, 14, 21, 28

*IF ANY OPENS SPOTS BECOME AVAILABLE, THE WAITLIST WILL BE NOTIFIED ON November 1st at 9am.  An email will be sent out beforehand with details. 


Sunday, November 19th

4 week BEGINNER ON-CAMERA ACTING with Bryan Manley Davis $260

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Learn the basics of MN Acting Studio's approach to tv and film acting in a safe, non judgmental setting, with a focus on listening, confidence, dissolving your fears, and using your imagination to fully embrace the moment and approach all of your work with specificity and authenticity.   Actors will work with current scripts to learn the essence of on-camera acting, and how to keep their work simple and real.  All actors receive a video of their work.  Limited to 10 students.

For students with little to no experience or training who are transitioning into acting and want to get over their fears and learn how to act in front of the camera.

**NO AUDITION NECESSARY**

November 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10

1-3:30pm


Starts Sunday, December 3rd

**Special** 3 week ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 1 with Blair Baker  $199

This is an intermediate on-camera class for actors with theatre training who are transitioning to a career in film and TV.  Actors will work with different TV/film scripts each week (comedy, drama) to develop focus and concentration in front of the camera, while also working on relaxation, connection, improvisation, and bringing truth to the script to life in a small, challenging on-camera environment.  Actors will learn what it's like to work on set (closeups, marks), with a focus on calibrating their acting for the camera, bringing a character to life, with no outside rehearsal, and minimal prep time.  The focus on this class will be to help actors relax and connect to the material, so they can be free to give their best, most nuanced performance on tv and film. All actors receive a video of their work each week for further learning.  BY AUDITION ONLY.

December 3, 10, 17

5-7:30PM


Starts Monday, December 4

*Special* 3 week "PILOT PREP" MASTERCLASS with MATT NEWTON $199

SPECIAL 3 WEEK CLASS FOR PROFESSIONAL ACTORS PREPPING FOR PILOT SEASON.Our highest level audition class for professional working actors with tv and film representation.  Audition, industry referral or invite only.    This is a real world, challenging, mock audition "gym"  that is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of each actor, where Matt will throw everything at them, including last minute cold-reads, chemistry reads, or anything else that might come up in a network level audition setting.   Prepared scenes are sent one day before, and are meant to push the actors outside of their comfort zone.   The focus is on guest star and series regular roles, or actors can bring in their own audition scripts.   Actors will act as readers for each other, and Matt will coach each actor on bringing the script to life, digging deeper into the work, and putting their authentic stamp on the script (through improvisation, etc.), and making strong choices with little preparation time.   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 12 serious actors.   Matt will sometimes bring in special industry guests to come speak with the students. *AUDITION REQUIRED

DECEMBER 4, 11, 18

2-5PM


Starts Monday, December 4

*Special* 3 week "PILOT PREP" MASTERCLASS with VAN HANSIS $199

SPECIAL 3 WEEK CLASS FOR PROFESSIONAL ACTORS PREPPING FOR PILOT SEASON.Our highest level audition class for professional working actors with tv and film representation.  Audition, industry referral or invite only.    This is a real world, challenging, mock audition "gym"  that is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of each actor, where Matt will throw everything at them, including last minute cold-reads, chemistry reads, or anything else that might come up in a network level audition setting.   Prepared scenes are sent one day before, and are meant to push the actors outside of their comfort zone.   The focus is on guest star and series regular roles, or actors can bring in their own audition scripts.   Actors will act as readers for each other, and Matt will coach each actor on bringing the script to life, digging deeper into the work, and putting their authentic stamp on the script (through improvisation, etc.), and making strong choices with little preparation time.   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 12 serious actors.   Matt will sometimes bring in special industry guests to come speak with the students. *AUDITION REQUIRED

DECEMBER 4, 11, 18

6-8:30PM


Starts Tuesday, December 5

*Special* 3 week ON SET MASTERCLASS with MATT NEWTON $199

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SPECIAL 3 WEEK CLASS FOR PROFESSIONAL ACTORS PREPPING FOR WORKING ON SET.Our highest level ON-CAMERA "workout" class for professional working actors with tv and film representation who want to work on difficult scenes in an on set environment.  .  Audition, industry referral or invite only.    This is a real world, challenging, mock on set "gym"  that is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of each actor, where actors are not allowed to have scripts, there will be no rehearsals, and they will be expected to show up and tackle their scenes with different shot setups, while Matt gives them direction on the fly.   Matt will coach each actor on bringing the script to life, digging deeper into the work, and putting their authentic stamp on the script (through improvisation, etc.), and making strong choices with little preparation time.   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 10 serious actors.   *AUDITION REQUIRED

DECEMBER 5, 12, 19

2-5PM


Starts Tuesday, December 5

*Special* 3 week ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 2 with Van Hansis $199

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An ADVANCED class for actors with really strong training who want to enhance their technique for film and tv. This class is designed to help actors keep their abilities and approach to TV and Film work connected to both the text and their authentic self, and to find truth and confidence in front of the camera. By deepening the conversation between the script analysis and the understanding of type, tone and style this class will allow the actor to stretch in both type and range, while also working with the camera to calibrate their acting for focus and subtlety.  We will work to identify the actor’s type and how to best support and market that ability for auditions. By exploring indie film, single camera, multi camera and feature films we will work in class to develop a baseline of practical analysis to help the actor develop a toolbox of skills to return to every time text needs to be mined for subtext and contextual clues to support character. By practicing this approach week to week, the goal is to assist the actor in being self-sustaining on set, in rehearsal and centered in auditions.    All actors receive a video of their work each week for further review.  Class is limited to 12 actors. 

DECEMBER 5, 12, 19

6-8:30PM


Starts Wednesday, December 6

*Special* 3 week TV AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Dena Tyler $199

An intermediate class for actors who are actively auditioning and want to learn essential on-camera audition skills in a real world "gym" setting. This is a class for pre-professional  actors who want to enhance their TV audition skills while working on co-star and guest star scripts from current TV shows, tailored to your type and the way you are seen in the market.    This is a mock audition "gym," where actors will be given a very realistic sense of what on-camera auditioning is like at the highest level.  Katie will assign sides beforehand, and you will be coached on comedy, drama, cold-read, and chemistry reads.  Actors will work with slating, eyelines, type, audition etiquette, getting over nerves, walking into the room with confidence, with a focus on co-stars and guest star roles.  *AUDITION REQUIRED

DECEMBER 6, 13, 20

6-8:30PM


Starts Thursday, December 7

*Special* 3 week PILOT GUEST STAR with VAN HANSIS $199

SPECIAL 3 WEEK CLASS FOR PROFESSIONAL ACTORS PREPPING FOR PILOT SEASON. For advanced actors who are auditioning at the network TV level.   This is a class for professional actors who are moving from co-star roles to guest star roles, and want to work on strong scripts in different genres.   Each week will have a specific focus, and will range from procedurals to single camera comedies, to multi-camera comedies.   This is a mock audition "gym," where actors will be assigned challenging scripts based on type, from current TV shows, and will be challenged to make strong, genre specific choices to help enhance their auditions and book the job.  *AUDITION REQUIRED

DECEMBER 7, 14, 21

6-8:30PM


Classes in Los Angeles begin January 2018!

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