Actor Paul Newman, who serves as president of New York’s Actors Studio, and Jonathan Fanton, president of Gotham’s New School, are expected to announce today an educational program linking the two organizations.

The two orgs have filed with the New York State Education Dept. for approval of a three-year, Actors Studio-New School Masters of Fine Arts program in acting , directing and playwriting.

Among those expected to attend today’s press conference are Norman Mailer, Ellen Burstyn, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Shelley Winters, Arthur Penn, Judith Jamison, Tony Walton and James Lipton.

The three-year, 12-seminars-per-field curriculum is based on the acting methods of Constantin Stanislaviski.

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