Don't miss our brand new 2-Week Online YOUTH Film Intensive with Top Acting Coach in Hollywood, Nadia Aleyd! This class is for actors ages 8-16 and will be held online via Zoom. This will be a live interractive class with a Q&A and the opportunity to perform for and get feedback from Nadia. You will be able to download the recordings of your performances for educational purposes only. You will also be able to send us your headshot, resume, acting reel and anything else you would want Nadia to see.
Nadia is a seasoned casting professional with an extensive background casting both TV and feature films. She served as a staff member of the Disney Feature Film department, which covered Disney, Touchstone, Miramax and Hollywood Pictures in all of their live action casting projects. One of the highlights of her career at Disney was receiving recognition from the CSA with an Artios Award for outstanding casting achievement on “Gone, Baby Gone”, Ben Affleck’s directorial debut. Working at Disney also provided Nadia with the opportunity to work with both adults and children. She has exceptional insight with kids and possesses a unique and supportive edge to their auditions.
During her six years at Disney, Nadia helped cast and oversee dozens of films, and helped conduct nationwide and international searches for some of the projects. She had ongoing communication with studio executives, creative executives, filmmakers, directors, producers, agents and managers as well as business affairs regarding deals and contracts for the actors. Some of her credits as an in-house casting coordinator include “College Road Trip,” “Step Up 2,” “Underdog,” “Stick It,” “Mr. 3000,” “Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement,” “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,” “The Hot Chick” and “The Recruit.” She also assisted in overseeing the casting for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End,” “National Treasure,” “National Treasure 2,” “The Game Plan,” “Déjà vu,” “Invincible,” “The Santa Clause 3,” “The Pacifier,” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” among others.
She began her career in television, working on both one-hour dramas and half hour comedies. She is also a veteran of the intense and fast paced world of casting for pilots. She is very experienced in reading actors at all levels of the casting process from a pre-readto a Network Test or Studio Screen Test and all the steps in-between. She knows what it ultimately takes for an actor to succeed, and has decided to devote her time to sharing that knowledge with actors of any age at any point in their career. Nadia also has a Child Performer Service’s permit through the State of California to allow her to work with children.
Nadia worked with numerous actors and actresses in the beginnings of their successful careers. Some include Rachel McAdams, Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, Channing Tatum, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton, James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Anna Faris, Selena Gomez, and Amy Ryan.
Please send us your headshot & resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and Nadia will be sending scene assignments about a day prior to the class.
This online two week intensive will take place on Saturdays, January 23rd & 30th from 4:00-6:00pm EST / 1:00-3:00pm PST.
Actors all around the world are welcome!
PLEASE NOTE: We don't offer refunds under any circumstances but offer full credit that you can apply toward another class if you cancel your class 24 Hours or more prior to the class. We won't provide credit after the class has already begun. Please read our Studio Policy for more information.
*The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Acting seminars or acting classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.