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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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

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“No B.S. Guide To The Acting Biz”

with Acting Coach and Filmmaker Matt Newton

NOVEMBER 9th, 11am-2pm

This is the most honest and comprehensive workshop on the business of acting that you will ever take. We are offering this exclusive workshop to 20 students in person, in NYC. Matt Newton is the head coach at MN Acting Studio, an industry expert contributor to Backstage, the author of the popular book "10 Steps to Breaking into Acting," has worked as an actor in both Los Angeles and New York, is the go to onset coach for network TV, and is now a 3 time film director who has written and crowdfunded his own films, one of which is being developed as a show on network tv.

This is a comprehensive one day workshop for actors who are looking to get a better understanding of the BUSINESS of acting, and how to level up in their careers. No B.S. Just total honesty. Matt will speak on lots of topics, will also answer ALL of your questions, and you will leave with very specific goals. Led by Matt Newton, this honest and informative seminar will cover many FAQ's about the acting industry, followed by an open and honest Q&A portion. Each participant will receive a pdf of Matt's book "10 Steps to breaking into Acting" after the workshop for further review. Matt will sometimes bring in special guests to speak with students.

TOPICS INCLUDED (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):

- Figuring out your TYPE

- Pay to Meet workshops (to do or not to do)

- The realities of casting (actors access vs. breakdowns services)

- How to Self Tape Like a Pro (includes list of affordable equipment and demonstration)

- What should your RESUME look like (how to format)

- What you should have on your DEMO REEL

- The difference between an agent and manager (when are you ready?)

- How to get an agent (freelance vs. signed)

- When you should join SAG AFTRA

- Are Student Films Worth My Time (How to Get My Footage Back)

- What kind of projects should you be auditioning for (union, non union, paid, unpaid)

- Where to get good headshots and what they should look like

- What is Filming in New York and How Do I get Seen

- The importance of creating your own work

- Having representation in markets outside of New York and LA (even if you don't live there)

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IF YOU SIGN UP BEFORE OCTOBER 9TH

$79 ($99 after Oct. 9th)


Fall 2019 Schedule for Adults

All classes are four-week cycles. All students must meet with Matt one on one to be accepted into a class (no matter how famous you are). 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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ON CAMERA AUDITION CLASS FOR THEATRE ACTORS with amy russ (saturdays)

4-week class, Saturdays 4-7pm

*Beginner/Intermediate level audition “gym” for actors with some training. This is a great class for theatrically trained actors who are just starting to audition for TV and film. 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 kids 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 date Oct 5th) - SOLD OUT

October 12, 19, 26, Nov 2 (hold date Nov 9th)

November 16, 23, 30, Dec 7 (hold date Dec 14th)

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 date Oct 5th) - SOLD OUT

October 12, 19, 26, Nov 2 (hold date Nov 9th)

November 16, 23, 30, Dec 7 (hold date Dec 14th)


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.