MN Acting Studio Youth Program in NYC

TV and film classes and workshops for ages 8-17.   Beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Private coaching/taping available upon request.  Email to book a session.

"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

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE TO PRINT OUT AND PUT IN A CARD.  Choose the amount by clicking the link below.  Can be used for classes, private coaching, Skype, or audition taping. 

4 week YOUTH ON-CAMERA ACTING with Blair Baker (ages 8-13)

 Remy and Matt doing a scene from "Stranger Things" in class

Remy and Matt doing a scene from "Stranger Things" in class

This is a great **new** class for young actors ages 8-13 who are new to tv and film and want to work on their on-camera craft in a small, honest, practical class environment with an amazing teacher.  All actors will be assigned current tv scenes, will work on-camera each week, and will be coached through the process of script analysis, making choices, focusing on the story, memorization, improvisation, and listening.  Actors will work on-camera with Blair to become truthful in their work, natural in their delivery, confident in front of the camera, and have a clear sense of approaching scripts in the current tv and film market.  All actors receive a video of their work each week for further development.  Limited to 10 students.


January 7, 14, 21, 28

Sundays 10:30am-12:30pm

One day "Advanced TV PILOT PREP Intensive" with Matt Newton


For advanced professional young actors with tv/film representation and training, this popular one day workshop focuses on digging deeper into their audition technique for one hour dramas.  Limited to 10 serious students in each session.  This is an exclusive workshop for serious young actors (who are represented and actively auditioning) who want total honesty, and want to be pushed outside their comfort zone.  Matt will assign difficult scripts two days before the workshop, and students will show up memorized and ready to dive deep into the script, with a focus on challenging emotions, subtlety, and keeping it small and real for the camera.    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.   

AGES 9-12:   11-1:30pm

AGES 13-16:  2-5PM


4 week ADVANCED TEEN ON-CAMERA ACTING with Bryan Manley Davis


4 week challenging on-camera class for actors ages 13-17 who want to enhance their on-camera work in a small group setting.  Must have strong acting experience to attend, or be referred by an agency.  Limited to 10 students, this class will cover everything from auditioning, to script analysis, to working with different camera setups, and ultimately to find truth, honesty and connection in the text, and how to translate to the camera.   We will be assigning challenging scenes each week which are to be memorized for each class.  All parents receive a video each week for further review and learning.  

January 27, feb 3, 10, 17