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 On-Set Masterclass with Matt Newton

For professional actors. Ages 17 and up. Audition, industry referral, or invite only.  What happens after the audition and you book the job?  Do you know what to expect on a film set?  This is our most intense ongoing class at MN Acting Studio, and geared towards the personal goals of each individual actor.   Matt brings his years of his experience as an on-set coach for Blue Bloods, a professional actor, and director, to this challenging class for actors wanting to stretch their acting muscles on an on set "gym."  Class size is very small to encourage personal attention and maximum growth.   Actors are encouraged to break out of their comfort zones, make mistakes, test their limits, and expand their range.  Actors will learn to tackle difficult scenes in on "on set" environment (different scene, shooting style, and partner each week), using various camera angles (over the shoulder, documentary style, closeups, two shots), while also developing a strong inner concentration and nuance in their performance.   No scripts in hands, and no rehearsals.  Actors will learn to take adjustments "on the fly", with line changes and improvisations, making sure to hit their marks.  To better replicate a true on-set experience, actors will not rehearse with their scene partner before class, but instead prepare on their own as they would before a real shoot. All actors receive a video of their work each week. 

Who should take this class?

Matt's On-Set Masterclass is for professional actors with representation looking to stretch their existing skill set to the next level. Students should have very strong experience and be actively auditioning at the highest level of the industry.


  • Must be audition to be accepted or have an agent/manager referral
  • Must be actively auditioning
  • Strong training
  • Stong on-camera experience
  • Headshot/Resume
  • Strong sense of confidence and knowledge of type and where you fit into the industry