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Walter Alza
Award Winning Artist/Actor/Director/Writer/Producer/Acting Coach.

follow-alza Walter Alza is a multiple award-winning actor/filmmaker, entrepreneur and one of the most accomplished acting coaches in Canada.

Walter is an industry veteran; a crafted character actor with a career spanning over 20 years and hundreds of hours of screen time across both big and small screens.

Walter has appeared in titles such as “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director Jim Sheridan with Terrance Howard (Empire, Iron Man). 

You’ve seen Walter in “Flashpoint”, the six-time award winning show “At The Hotel” and “Metropia”.

Walter just wrapped the shooting of “Special Correspondent” with Ricky Gervais (The Office), Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Hanna, Star Trek), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), and America Ferrera (Ugly Betty).

  As a filmmaker Walter's feature film debut was sold to 8 different networks across Canada including TMN, Rogers where it aired in Pay Per View and VOD and 7 other networks. Walter directed and produced the winner of the Best Foreign Film in Nevada Film Festival 2010 "Clive Houston, We Have a Problem" - an edgy comedy.

Walter has an extraordinary ability of bringing out the best performance from any actor. Walter Alza's actors are currently working in leading, guest starring and principal roles in most of the major films and series been shot in Toronto and around the world. Our actors have gone on to win awards and light up the silver screens at some of the top largest festivals in the world, including Cannes, TIFF, Venice and hundreds of festivals around the world.  To read hundreds of testimonials please visit

Walter has taught hundreds of actors for years in class and-in private sessions at Alza Acting Studio and at Equity Showcase. He teaches all over Ontario and overseas giving conferences and workshops and has been invited as a guest speaker and moderator at the Toronto- Actra Conference and various Film Festivals and is part of the Actra diversity committee. WALTER ALZA leads the agents showcase at casting workbook a few times a year.

Walter has been teaching for 12 years at Walter Alza Acting Studio and has taught and or moderate at the Actra Conference (the actors union), at various film festivals (and universities)

 . Walters Bio ..

Dean Bajramovic
Award Winning Director/Writer/Producer

deanAfter finishing a Biology degree from University of Toronto (Canada) in 1997 Dean moved to Osaka, Japan. Dean spent 2 years in Japan teaching English and French to high school students during the day and Japanese businessmen at night. Japanese culture continues to be a major influence in his films.

After leaving Japan, Dean moved to London (England) where he worked for 2 years as a research analyst for the Europe branch a Telecommunications consultancy. In 2002 Dean returned to school to obtain an MA degree in filmmaking from London Film School.
During those 2 years Dean worked on approximately 30 short films, music videos and TV commercials; both at the school and commercially in London. His final student film, Guns to Gogo, won a Gold Medal at the Park City Music Film Festival and Best Action
Short of the Year at the Action on Film Festival. Dean recently completed his first feature film: Gangster Exchange, which has won 6 Best Film awards at festivals in North America. It is currently playing on TMN.

Actor/Acting Coach/Singer/Composer/Writer/Award Winning Artist

tim"Tim graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (R.A.D.A) in London, England and the Academy of Theatre Arts in Toronto. Tim’s acting career includes many live performances with such Theatre companies as the International Drama Ensemble, Canadian Stage, Lovers and Madmen and Horizontal 8. Tim notable performances include Voltemand in Hamlet at the Canadian Stage directed by Ned Vukovic from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Cicero in Julius Caesar at the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. Tim has performed in the Booff Clown Show since 2007. Tim is currently the Artistic Director of a Theatre Academy, which he founded in 1990, where he trains and coaches students in the Art of Drama. He also directs TTA’s annual theatre productions, the last of which was The Exception and the Rule by Bertolt Brecht in May 2008. Tim is a Chairman of the Board of Solar Stage Children’s Theatre and an active member of the Bishop White Committee at the Royal Ontario Museum where he gives International Public lectures and writes articles on Japanese Art. Tim is honoured to play side by side with such renowned artist as Nikolai Terentiev in the Booff Clown Show.


Other Selected Studio Guests & or Workshop Instructors conducting with Walter Alza
Brian Levy - Casting Director (blackbird)

Casting Director Millie Tom (Hulk)
Casting Director Marsha Chesley (the Weight)
Casting Director Ron Leach
Casting Director Julian K
Casting Director Majorie Lecker
Casting Director Jenny Lewis
Emmy Award Winning Director Ron Murphy
Director Ron Murphy
Guest Director Award Winning Director-GAIL HARVEY-(The Weight).
Paula Smith -- Producer/Writer Metropia
Casting Director & Author Marsha Chesley ( "Little Mosque on the Prairie"this is wonderland)
Agent Stephanie Porter from The Porter Group  
Tonya Lee Williams - - Actor/Producer/ Reel World Film Festival Founder

Coming Up Guests: at the Studio: Producer Director Bill Marks Paraside Lost, Casting directors Juli Ann Kay, Marcha Chesley(the Weight) Millie Tom (Hulk)

Past and Coming Up Guest Speakers :Emmy Award Winning Director Ron Murphy. Casting Director: Deirdre Bowen. Casting Director: Millie Tom Producer/Writer Paula Smith (Metropia, Paradise Falls) Gemini Award Winner Casting Dir. Jenny Lewis, Sara KayLisa Parasyn Agents: Richard Gerrits & David Ritchie. (Actor/Producer/Reel World Film Festival founder) Tonya Lee Williams, Producer) Paula De Silva, (Agent ETM) Angela Wright- (Agent, Porter Group) Stephanie Porter. Agent/Producer Angela Argento- David Krae Producer/Director (The House), Gangster Exchange (Prod.)- (Producer)Paul de Silva. Writer and assistant to Multiple Academy Award nominee and Winner Jim Sheridan, Renata Radamidov.Casting Director Marjorie Lecker.