4-week ADVANCED FILM ACTING with Bryan Manley Davis

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This is an advanced on-camera class for actors with STRONG theatre training who are transitioning to a career in film and TV (BFA, MFA, Broadway).  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.  

Bryan Manley Davis

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.

upcoming classes:

Sep 8, 15, 22, 29 (hold Oct 6) - SOLD OUT!

October 13, 20, 27, Nov 3 (hold Nov 10th)

November 17, 24, Dec 1, 8 (hold Dec 15th)

*The waitlist doesn’t mean the class is full. Everyone on the waitlist will be sent an email with a signup link two weeks before class. We will then take registrations on a first come, first serve basis.

If you are signing up for the waitlist it is assumed you have already auditioned for the studio with Matt Newton. If you have not auditioned yet, check the website for the next available round of open studio auditions.


If you are unable to make a class, we recommend that you self tape your scene for that week, and the teacher will offer you a full, honest, written critique of your work. We don’t offer credits or refunds for missed classes or no-shows.

*HOLD DATES: At the end of each cycle, we reserve a “hold date.” If the teacher has to cancel one of the four sessions, we will use the hold-week. Please keep that date open when you book your class.

If you miss more than one class per round, we are unable to guarantee your spot for the next round.