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 "Create Your Own Webseries" Bootcamp with Van Hansis

For actors who want to create their own content. Ages 17 and up.  Each week actors will get to write, direct, and act in a scene. More and more actors these days are realizing the importance of producing their own work. Whether in independent features, short films, or online content, the Actor Producer Bootcamp is a springboard for actors who write or want to curate work for themselves, and hear their work performed by professional actors in an on-camera setting.  Actors will bring in their own scene each week, which will be workshopped and filmed as if on an actual film set.   Other actors will be assigned the scene beforehand, and will show up memorized, and you will be given a chance to direct your own scene, with lighting, shot setups, marks, line changes, etc.  Basics of filmmaking, writing, and fundraising will be also be covered.  Our teacher, Van Hansis, is an expert on self-producing and crowdfunding, and will give you the tools to get your project off the ground, whether it be a short, feature, or web series. 

Who should take this class?

This class is for strong, professional actors looking to create their own work. It is strongly suggested that you complete one of Matt's Masterclasses before signing up for this class.


  • 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