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TV and Film Classes

OUR APROACH

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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

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All adult classes are for ages 18 and up, and by audition only. You can only sign up for the priority list if you have already been accepted by Matt. 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.


2019 ongoing class schedule


MONDAY AFTERNOONS

ADVANCED AUDITION MASTERCLASS with Matt Newton

By audition or referral only. Highest level audition class for professional, working actors who are repped by an agent or manager, and actively auditioning. Current scripts sent one day before class, with a focus on all genres. Students can bring in their own audition scripts. $299.

2-5pm

April 29, May 6, 13, 20 (hold May 27)

June 3, 10, 17, 24 (hold July 1st)


MONDAY NIGHTS

ADVANCED AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Van Hansis

Professional audition class for professional actors who want to work on audition scripts in an advanced setting. Comedy, drama, cold-read technique, and chemistry reads. All sides sent 1-2 days before class each week. $285

6-9pm

March 25, Apr. 1, 8, 15 (hold April 22nd) **SOLD OUT**

April 29, May 6, 13, 20 (hold May 27)

June 3, 10, 17, 24 (hold July 1st)


TUESDAY AFTERNOONS

FILM ACTING MASTERCLASS with Matt Newton

Highest level film acting class for professional, working actors who are repped by an agent or manager. Students will work on extremely difficult scenes in a mock “on set” environment with no scripts and no rehearsals. Students will be required to be fully memorized and be able to take direction on the fly. $299.

2-5pm

April 30, May 7, 14, 21 (hold May 28)

June 4, 11, 18, 25 (hold July 2nd)


TUESDAY NIGHTS

CO-STAR/guest star BOOTCAMP with Dena Tyler

Professional real world audition class for actors who are starting to audition at the costar/guest star level and want to enhance their audition skills in a. mock audition setting. Current scripts sent 1-2 days before each class. $285

6-8:30pm

March 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16 (hold April 23) **SOLD OUT**

April 30, May 7, 14, 21 (hold May 28)

June 4, 11, 18, 25 (hold July 2nd)


Wednesday Afternoons

TV AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Amy Russ

Audition “gym” for trained actors who are actively auditioning, both at a non-union and union level. Great class for theatre trained actors who are just starting to audition for TV and need to learn essential technical skills for working with the camera in an audition setting. $285.

2-5pm

May 1, 8, 15, 22 (hold May 29)

June 5, 12, 19, 26 (hold July 3)


Wednesday Nights

TV AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Dena Tyler

Audition “gym” for trained actors who are actively auditioning, both at a non-union and union level. Great class for theatre trained actors who are just starting to audition for TV and need to learn essential technical skills for working with the camera in an audition setting.$285

6-8:30pm

March 27, Apr. 3, 10, 17 (hold April 24th) **SOLD OUT**

May 1, 8, 15, 22 (hold May 29)

June 5, 12, 19, 26 (hold July 3)


Thursday Nights

GUEST STAR BOOTCAMP with Van Hansis

For represented actors who are making the move from co-star to guest star roles. Actors will work on a different genre each week, ranging from procedural, to single camera sitcom, multi-cam, cold reads, chemistry reads, etc. Scripts sent one day before each class and meant to push actors outside of their comfort zone. $285

6-8:30pm

March 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18 (hold April 25)

May 2, 9, 16, 23 (hold May 30)

June 6, 13, 20, 27 (hold July 4)


Friday Afternoons

PILOT PREP BOOTCAMP with Van Hansis

Highest level audition class for professional, working actors who are represented by an agent or manager, SAG-AFTRA, and actively auditioning. $285

2-5pm

March 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19 (hold Apr. 26)

**Still a few spots available this round! Email assisntant@mnactingstudio.com if you have been accepted into this class previously.

May 3, 10, 17, 24 (hold May 31)

June 7, 14, 21, 28 (hold July 5)


Friday Evenings

ADVANCED AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Van Hansis

Professional audition class for advanced actors who want to work on challenging scripts in a real world environment. Actors will work with scripts of all sizes in different genres, as well as all different kinds of audition scenarios, from cold-reads to chemistry reads, to callbacks. $285

6-8:30pm

March 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19 (hold Apr. 26) **SOLD OUT**

May 3, 10, 17, 24 (hold May 31)

June 7, 14, 21, 28 (hold July 5)


Sunday Afternoons

FILM AND TV ACTING BOOTCAMP with Bryan Manley Davis

For actors with some training who are moving into TV and film and want to get more comfortable on-camera. Actors will work with current scripts to create connection and relaxation on-camera, as well as understanding script analysis and memorization techniques. $285

1:30-4:30pm

Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 14, 28 **SOLD OUT**

May 12, 19, 26, June 2 (hold June 9)

June 16, 23, 30, July 7 (hold July 14)


Sunday Nights

ADVANCED FILM ACTING with Bryan Manley Davis

For advanced actors with strong training (undergrad, MFA, Broadway) who are moving into TV and film, and want to enhance their on-camera technique with challenging scripts and “real world” on set workouts. $285

5-8pm

Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 14, 28 **SOLD OUT**

May 12, 19, 26, June 2 (hold June 9)

June 16, 23, 30, July 7 (hold July 14)


POLICIES

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.