New York City Monthly Ongoing TV and film Classes

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OUR APROACH

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We have classes for all ages and levels. We are intensely committed to preparing actors for the real world, and therefore we are honest, practical, and to the point. We want you to grow as an actor, and learn the ins and outs of the business, as well as your strengths and weaknesses in front of the camera. We audition all actors for our classes to ensure quality and professionalism in the work. We prepare actors for the business of acting, whether it’s stepping into an audition, or onto set. In return, we expect that you show up prepared and ready to take big risks and “dare to fail.” That’s the only way to get better. MN creates a safe, honest environment, and encourages actors to work outside their comfort zone.

CLASS FORMAT

Adult classes are 3 hours, limited to 10 students (for maximum personal attention), and are ongoing, meaning students can stay in the class for as many months as they would like, or can discuss moving to a different class. All students work each week on-camera, and receive a video of their work after each class for further personal review. To understand how our waitlist works, please visit our FAQ’s page (all new students must audition before signing up for the waitlist)

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Summer 2019 Schedule for Adults

All classes are four-week cycles. Please only put yourself on the waitlist if you have already been accepted by Matt Newton for that class (otherwise you will be rejected). If you have not auditioned for the studio, please go to the “New Student Auditions” page for the next available date. Matt will audition you and decide which class is right for you, at which point you can sign up for the right waitlist.


Audition Masterclass with Matt Newton (mondays)

4-week class, Mondays 2-5pm

*Professional audition class for represented/working actors. Strong referral or direct invite only.

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ADVANCED AUDITION BOOTCAMP with van hansis (mondays)

*Advanced Audition class for represented actors to work in a professional studio setting. Audition required.

4-week class, Mondays 6-9pm


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Film acting masterclass with matt newton (tuesdays)

*Our highest-level film acting class for professional working actors with representation. Strong industry referral or invite only.

4-week class, Tuesdays 2-5pm

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co-star/guest star bootcamp with dena tyler (tuesdays)

4-week class, Tuesdays 6-9pm

*Intermediate level. Real world audition class for actors who are just beginning to audition at the co-star and guest-star level. Audition required.

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tv audition bootcamp with Dena Tyler (Wednesdays)

4-week class, Wednesdays 6-9pm

*Intermediate level. Our audition “gym” for trained actors that are actively auditioning. Audition required.

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guest-star bootcamp with van hansis (thursdays)

4-week class, Thursdays 6-9pm

*Advanced level class for represented actors who are making the move from co-star to guest-star level roles. Audition required.

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ADVANCED AUDITION BOOTCAMP with van hansis (fridays)

4-week class, Fridays 6-9pm

*Advanced audition class for represented actors to work in a professional studio setting. Audition required.

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tv audition bootcamp with amy russ (saturdays)

4-week class, Saturdays 11am-2pm

*Beginner/Intermediate level audition “gym” for actors with some training. Audition Required.


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film acting bootcamp with Bryan Manley Davis (sundays)

4-week class, Sundays 1:30-4:30pm

*Beginner level. For actors with some training who want to get more comfortable on-camera. Audition required.

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4-week class, Sundays 5-8pm

*For advanced actors with strong training (undergrad, MFA, Broadway) who are moving into TV and film. Audition Required.

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New York City Youth/Teen TV and Film Classes

4-WEEK “TWEEN” ON-CAMERA WORKOUT WITH AMY RUSS

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Taught by Amy Russ. This is a popular four week tv and film acting class for professional young actors (ages 11-13) with experience and want to enhance their on-camera acting technique in a challenging, practical, small group setting.  Each week actors will receive a script 2 days before class from a current tv show, and will work on everything from cold-reads, to tv and film auditioning, to working on set, memorization skills, creating a strong character with little prep time, film acting technique (closeups vs. wide shots), how to make the script natural (without “acting”), and bringing their unique personality to the script. All actors work each week, and everyone receives a video of their work each week for further review.  Limited to 8 students.  Classes are ongoing and can be taken as many times as necessary to stay sharp.   Actors can bring in their own audition scripts.  Serious students only. Saturdays 10am-12pm . $199

Upcoming classes:

September 7, 14, 21, 28 (hold Oct 5th)

4 WEEK “TEEN” ON-CAMERA WORKOUT WITH AMY RUSS

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Taught by Amy Russ. This is a popular four week tv and film acting class for professional young actors (ages 14-17) with experience and want to enhance their on-camera acting technique in a challenging, practical, small group setting.  Each week actors will receive a script 2 days before class from a current tv show, and will work on everything from cold-reads, to tv and film auditioning, to working on set, memorization skills, creating a strong character with little prep time, film acting technique (closeups vs. wide shots), how to make the script natural (without “acting”), and bringing their unique personality to the script. All actors work each week, and everyone receives a video of their work each week for further review.  Limited to 8 students.  Classes are ongoing and can be taken as many times as necessary to stay sharp.   Actors can bring in their own audition scripts.  Serious students only. Saturdays 1pm-3pm $260


Upcoming classes:

September 7, 14, 21, 28 (hold Oct 5th)

 

August 2019

SUMMER YOUTH ON-CAMERA INTENSIVE WITH MATT NEWTON

(AND TALENT MANAGER INDUSTRY GUEST!)

***FINAL SESSION***

Aug 5-9th (with industry guest Alison Caiola of Alison Caiola Mgmt).

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10-4:30 Monday through Friday. To be considered, email your pic and resume to info@mnactingstudio.com. Matt will be hand selecting each student, and you will receive a response within 48 hours.

Ages 10-15. This one of a kind, challenging, immensely popular weeklong on-camera experience is limited to 10 trained, professional, hand selected young actors who want to work exclusively with acclaimed acting coach Matt Newton on all aspects of tv and film in a small group setting, tailored to each actors strengths and weaknesses.  Offered only a few times a year, Matt works personally with each actor, covering everything from auditioning, role prep, to working on set, and even writing and directing their own scenes.  

Actors will also film a professional scene (directed by Matt) with a small crew on location to be ultimately used for their demo reel/online casting profile. In addition, on the final day, Matt brings in an industry guest to offer another perspective on the business.    All actors will work on-camera every day, and parents will receive a video with personal feedback at the end of the session.  

PRICE:  $1350

Students will learn:

  • Auditioning for comedy vs. drama in the current TV market

  • The tv and film casting process

  • Playing against type

  • Cold-reading

  • Memorization skills with little prep time

  • Script analysis (beats, moments, tone)

  • Character development (behavior, point of view, relationship)

  • Improvisation (and how it helps with tv auditions)

  • Working "on set" with different camera angles, marks (students will get to direct scenes)

  • Audition etiquette

  • Students will each leave with a fully produced drama scene for their demo reel/online casting profile

  • 10-4:30pm (half hour in house lunch break every day)

All Students must audition with Matt to be accepted into the intensive.

Email info@mnactingstudio.com to be considered!




POLICIES

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.