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.).

Matt Newton, Studio Founder

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.   


*September 3, 10, 17, 24 (hold Oct 1st) - SOLD OUT!

Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 (hold Nov 5th)

*if you have auditioned and been accepted by Matt, please email nyc@mnactingstudio.com and ask to be put on the notification list for openings in the next round. If you haven’t auditioned yet, please check back at the 1st of each month when we post 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.