Monthly Professional On-Camera Workshops in Los Angeles taught by acclaimed acting coach Matt Newton
Location: Space Station Los Angeles
Saturday January 13th, 2018
"TV PILOT PREP" ONE DAY WORKSHOP with Matt Newton (ages 9-14)
For actors with representation who are actively auditioning for tv and film. Matt is offering this workshop in LA for young actors ages 9-14 who are getting ready to audition for pilots. Limited to 10 serious students, each student will be assigned material two days before (comedy and drama), and will be coached by Matt in a "mock audition" environment as if this were an actual audition. Matt Newton will coach them through their material to make strong, interesting, authentic choices, with a focus on listening, memorizing, connecting, and bringing their unique personality to the script, all the while learning to prep scripts quickly, as often we are given little time during pilot season. At the end of the workshop, Matt will give parents a comprehensive demonstration on self-taping, as well as a Q&A about the business, along with a list of affordable equipment to do it at home.
MORNING SESSION: COMEDY
AFTERNOON SESSION: DRAMA
Q&A AND SELF TAPE DEMONSTRATION
11-5pm (one hour lunch break at 1:30)
$299 (early bird $250 if you sign up before December 15)
*sibling discount available. After you sign up both kids, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and Matt will refund $25.
Matt Newton is an acting coach, writer, director and actor. Matt resides in New York, and is the on set youth acting coach for such shows as Blue Bloods, Orange is the New Black, Jessica Jones, and the Affair. As a director, Matt has directed three short films, and been nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Director.
Matt's coaching clients include Tony winners, Emmy award winners, Gold Globe nominees, Broadway stars, well known comedians and musicians (including Aziz Ansari and Lisa Loeb), and well known actors from film and TV.
Matt is also the author of the successful book "10 Steps to Breaking Into Acting" (available on Amazon, with a foreword by his sister Becki Newton, star of “Ugly Betty” and “How I Met Your Mother”), and writes a weekly advice column for Backstage Magazine.
Matt teaches workshops all over the U.S., most recently at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut, and at One on One Studios in New York City.
Matt has been a professional actor in New York and Los Angeles for the past 14 years, and has appeared in dozens of television shows, films, commercials, and voiceovers. Matt's first TV role was playing a blind football player on Comedy Central's cult hit Strangers with Candy. Since then, Matt has guest starred many shows, including Criminal Minds, Ugly Betty, Drake and Josh Go Hollywood, Gilmore Girls, All My Children, Dragnet, and most recently the FX TV series The Americans and USA's Royal Pains. He has appeared in a half dozen national network commercials (McDonald’s, Volkswagon, Bud Light), as well as national voiceover ads for Sprint, Subway, McDonald's, Volkswagon, and many others. On the film side, Matt has appeared in Van Wilder (starring Ryan Reynolds), Men Who Stare at Goats (starring Jeff Bridges), Dahmer (starring Jeremy Renner, and nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards), and the lead role in Poster Boy (starring Karen Allen and Oscar nominee Michael Lerner), for which he received rave reviews. He also won Best Actor at the Philadelphia First Glance Film Festival for his role in Nathan Crooker's Peace of Mind.
Matt earned a degree in Drama from Vassar College, where he studied acting under Erin Mee (daughter of Charles Mee) and Dennis Reid. He also studied at the highly regarded National Theatre Institute in Waterford, CT. After college, he trained with acclaimed teacher Arthur Mendoza at the Actor’s Circle Theatre in Los Angeles.