LOS ANGELES CLASSES
Limited to 10 students. Video feedback every week. Current scripts and maximum personal attention. Space Station Casting Studios. 950 North Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA
Weekend ON CAMERA INTENSIVE with Matt Newton
This is a hardcore, two day, honest, practical, and very challenging tv and film intensive for 10 selected students (over 18), that will cover everything from auditioning to working on set. Intense scenes will be assigned two days before the intensive (from current TV shows), and Matt will work closely with each actor to bring honesty and truth to their work, with a focus on what is expected at the highest professional level in the audition all the way through working on set. Students will be exposed to every part of the tv and film process, including cold-reading, auditioning for comedy, drama, chemistry reads, and will ultimately bring those scenes to "set" and work with marks, partners, being directed on the fly, and working with different camera angles. All scenes will be coached and filmed. Actors will learn to bring authenticity to their work with little prep time, and will leave this intensive with a comprehensive understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, as well as a strong awareness of their type, range, and place in the LA market. After the workshop, Matt will email the video of the work to the students, along with individual critique and feedback. To be considered, please email a pic, res, agent info, and recent self tape to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 17th 11-3:30pm (Audition Day)
Sunday, March 18th 11-3:30pm (On Set Day)
Price: $349 for the weekend ($325 early bird before Feb. 15th)
4 week "ADVANCED AUDITION BOOTCAMP" with Paul Urcioli (and special guest Matt Newton)
Our advanced Los Angeles TV audition class for professional actors with tv and film representation, who are actively auditioning for network TV. This is a real world, challenging, mock audition "gym" that is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of each actor, with a focus on booking the job and knowing your place in the market. Prepared scenes are sent one day before, and are meant to push the actors outside of their comfort zone. The focus is on guest star and series regular roles, or actors can bring in their own audition scripts. Actors will act as readers for each other, and Paul will coach each actor on bringing the script to life, digging deeper into the work, and putting their authentic stamp on the script, making strong choices with little preparation time. All students work each week, and receive a video of their work. Limited to 10 serious actors. This is an ongoing class, offered every month. MN studio owner and acclaimed acting coach Matt Newton will attend the last class to discuss the business, as well as help critique and coach scenes.
MARCH DATES **SOLD OUT**
APRIL dates tbd
*to be accepted into this class, you must email your headshot, resume, agent info to email@example.com
4 week "TV Audition Bootcamp" with Paul Urcioli
A challenging, real world TV and film "audition workout" class for actors who need to brush up their audition skills, work with new scripts each week in different genres, and be coached to make fast choices with little prep time. Students will be assigned scripts two days before each class, which will cover every genre of tv auditions, including pilots, drama, single camera and multi-camera comedy, cold-reads, as well as chemistry reads. This is a pre-professional class for actors who want to learn audition etiquette, the casting process, their type, their place in the Los Angeles market, as well as how to make their on-camera work stand out.
MARCH **SOLD OUT**
April TBD 7:00-9:30pm
Paul Urcioli is a writer, actor, director and producer. On Film you’ve seen him in Viral, The Amazing Spiderman 2, The Wolf of Wall Street, Adult Beginners, Shelter, Thanks for Sharing, Morning Glory, 3 Backyards. On TV he has guest starred on Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Americans (recurring), Elementary, Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, Person of Interest, Unforgettable, Homeland, The Good Wife, Golden Boy, Royal Pains, The Unusuals, Cupid, Fringe, Cashmere Mafia, Six Degrees, Conviction, many appearances on all the Law and Orders, Third Watch, Sex and the City, All My Children, The Guiding Light and Queens Supreme (recurring). He’s currently producing the feature Phoenix to be directed by Amy Redford.
New York Theater: Point Last Seen (Atlantic Theater Company 2nd Stage), The Invitaion (Ohio Theater), Goner, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, (The Present Company) Over the River and Through the Woods (The John Houseman), Americana Absurdum (Lucille Lortel and P.S. 122) Greg Kotis’ Eat the Taste (Barrow Street Theater). International: Americana Absurdum (Edinburgh Fringe First Winner 2000) and at the Menier Theatre in London in 2004.
His commercial work includes spots for V-8, Heineken, State Farm, MasterCard, Barclays, Downy, Healthy Choice, Progresso, Verizon Fios, eBay, Nike, Fidelity, KY, FedEx, Sheraton, Comcast, Las Vegas, Staples, Delta, Canon, Volkswagen, IBM, CNN and Brown Co.
Paul’s directing credits include Mary Go Nowhere (world premiere at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe), an all female version of The Learned Ladies (Cake Productions and Ateh Theater Group), Reckless, Weekend at an English Country Estate (Ateh), Mamet’s Revenge of the Space Pandas, Our Town, The Devil & Billy Markham, Twelfth Night, Bridezilla Strikes Back (NY Fringe Festival Award Winner), Brian Parks’ Suspicious Package (HERE), The Rimers of Eldritch, The Women, Pullman Car Hiawatha, Harm’s Way, Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet.
Paul is on the faculty of USC’s School of Dramatic Arts and has taught Acting, Advanced Scene Study & Styles, Physical Comedy, Improvisation, Sketch Comedy and On-Camera Technique at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in the NYU BFA Program, PACE University and On Camera Technique at The Matt Newton Acting Studio. He was an Artist in Residence at Oberlin College teaching acting, movement, improvisation and performing with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He also coaches privately.