4-week FILM ACTING MASTERCLASS with Matt Newton
Strong industry referral, audition, or invite only. Our highest level ON-CAMERA class for represented, professional working actors. This is a challenging, no b.s. practical class for actors to flex their on-camera acting muscles with difficult TV and film scripts each week. Actors will learn to take the lines off the page, with a focus on honesty, emotional commitment, character development, and listening, all the while working with different shot setups (closeup, medium, over the shoulder, etc.).
Taught by master teacher and studio founder, Matt Newton, class is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of each actor. Actors are not allowed to hold scripts, there will be no rehearsals, they have very little prep time, and they will be expected to show up and throw themselves into the scenes with characters both inside and outside type. For the final week, we will film a real scene on location in a mock “on set” environment. All students work each week, and receive a video of their work. Limited to 10 serious actors.
*October 8, 15, 22, 29 (hold Nov 5th) - SOLD OUT!
*November 12, 19, 26, December 3 (hold date Dec. 10th)
*The waitlist doesn’t mean the class is full. It means we are "waiting" to see if the current round wants to sign up for the next round before we allow anyone else to sign up. Current students get first dibs on holding their spot for the next round, and they have to tell us at the final class if they are staying or going. We are just holding their spots. 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.