MN Acting Studio is a cutting edge, acclaimed tv and film acting studio in New York City (with satellite classes in LA), and is highly recommended by agents and managers for our expertise in combining the craft of on-camera acting with the business.   We offer professional tv and film classes for all ages and levels, private audition coaching, Skype lessons, state of the art audition taping, and on set coaching.  Our actors have booked roles on countless TV shows and films, and our students range from Emmy Award nominees, Golden Globe winners, Grammy nominees, Outer Critics Circle Award winners, to  the young stars of film, tv and stage.


4 Week Advanced On-Camera Intensive with Van Hansis

For serious tv and film actors. Must be accepted by audition or industry referral, have strong training, and a headshot/resume. Ages 17 and up. This is an advanced class where actors are taken through all elements of the audition to the on-set experience. They will work through cold reads, challenging audition sides, and chemistry reads to create a strong sense of truth and make bold choices on the fly. Then they will progress to recreating what it's like to be on-set with no rehearsal and no scripts in hand. Van's class fuses elements of the audition masterclass and the on set masterclass cumulating with an industry guest in the final class. All students work each week, and receive a video of their work. Limited to 10 actors.

Who should take this class?

Van's Advanced On-Camera Intensive is for the pre-professional or professional actor who is looking for the complete experience. From audition to booking, Van's class is for actors who have strong training, strong sense of type and where they fit in the market, and are looking to take their existing skill set to the next level.


  • You must audition to be accepted or have an agent/manager referral
  • Strong training
  • Headshot/Resume
  • Previous on-camera experience
  • Strong sense of type and how you fit into the industry