Saturday, March 10th, 2018

"Become a Working Actor" one day workshop with Matt Newton & Industry Guest

Kick of 2018 with this amazing workshop with one of the top professionals in the business! It's not enough to be a GOOD actor.  You have to be a SMART actor.  Back by popular demand, this is the most comprehensive workshop on the business of acting that you will ever take.  Matt Newton is the head coach at MN Acting Studio, an industry expert contributor to Backstage, has worked as an actor in both Los Angeles and New York, as well as an onset coach, and now a 3 time director.    This is a great one day workshop for actors who are looking to get a better understanding of the BUSINESS of acting.  and want to have a clear understanding of the market, how they fit in, what to do, what not to do, and how to level up in their professional careers.   It's not about simply mailing headshots to agents, it's about networking, being business savvy, doing your research, and finding other ways to market yourself.  Led by Matt Newton (Backstage industry expert contributor, acting coach, film director, professional actor, and  set coach for Jessica Jones, Orange is the New Black, Master of None, and many others), this honest and informative seminar will cover many FAQ's about the acting industry, followed by an open and honest Q&A portion.   Each participant will receive a copy of Matt's book "10 Steps to breaking into Acting."


  • How to find an agent or Manager (are you ready?)
  • Networking with Casting
  • What is Your Type
  • New York vs. LA
  • Pay to Meet Workshops (to do or not to do)
  • Finding Auditions (What sites are best?)
  • Are Student Films Worth My Time (How to Get My Footage Back)
  • What is Filming in New York and How Do I get Seen
  • How to Self Tape Like a Pro (includes list of affordable equipment)
  • Unions (SAG/AFTRA/Equity)
  • Understanding the NY TV & Theater Markets
  • What you Should Have On Your Demo Reel
  • Avoiding Scams
  • Networking with other Artists: Taking Advantage of the New York Theater Community
  • Creating your own work

TIME:   11-3PM


PRICE:  $99 ($79 for current students) *email to get discount code

We have a strict 48 hour cancellation policy.  If you cancel within 48 hours of the class, no refunds will be issued.  If you cancel within 7 days, a credit will be issued for a future class.  If you cancel before 7 days, you are entitled to a full refund.