MATT NEWTON is one of the most sought after on-camera acting coaches in New York City, and recently was the on set coach for The Affair, Orange is the New Black, Jessica Jones, and Blue Bloods, as well as an ongoing contributor to Backstage Magazine. Matt works exclusively with actors of all ages who are serious about their careers and taking them to the next level.   

30 minute and 60 minute sessions in person or via Skype.   Rates start at $100 for a half hour coaching (includes taping).  We don't offer sessions with "just taping."   Last minute and weekend sessions available depending on coach's availability.

**If you would like to purchase a HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATE for private coaching, class, Skype or audition taping, click here.   Choose the amount, then print out and put in a card.

Audition Coaching and Taping

Our tapes are beautiful, agents and managers love them, and our actors book jobs from them.  A good tape, with good coaching, can make a huge difference. Matt (or one of his associates) will work with you to break down the script, making strong choices, and create a three dimensional, honest performance.  If you are taping as well, Matt will read with you to bring out your best performance, choose the best takes, edit it together with your slate, and email it to you right at the end of the session.   Just show up prepared and we will take care of the rest! We use a professional setup, with DSLR camera, lavalier mic, gray backdrop, and beautiful lighting to ensure that your audition tape has maximum production value, and more importantly, focuses on your acting.   We ask that you show up memorized and "camera ready" so that you can maximize the effectiveness of your performance.


Sample screenshot from our tape.

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Role Prep


Once you are hired for the job, Matt can assist you with bringing the character to life through a series of private coaching sessions.  This will prep you for working on set, knowing what to expect, and how to maximize your performance  in front of the camera.

Business Consultations


Sessions can also be used for discussing the business of acting, including how to find an agent/manager, how to get to the next level in your career, how to find auditions, and how to format your demo reel and resume for maximum exposure and efficiency.



On Set Coaching

 Matt Newton

Matt is the go to on set coach for many television shows and films.   Email for availability and rates.

Matt Newton has one of the most well-trained eyes for talent I’ve ever seen. With students who are learning the true craft of auditions and performance, I highly recommend him as a coach. More over, as the business continues to grow and change, so does the ‘audition’ process. Too oft are actors burdened with the task of the ubiquitous self-tape. Matt has top of the line technology and his self-tapes are 110% ready to send off to CDs, Producers, Directors, etc.. Even better, when he gets the chance to coach and tape, I could not imagine a better success rate!
— -Chris Silveri, manager, Prestige Management Group
“Love this man! Become a student of Matt Newton. You won’t regret it.”
— -Kim Graham, casting associate, "Homeland"