(Get Rich Or Die Tryin', Flashpoint, Metropia)
NEWS 2014 is looking bright for the Trailblazer and multiple time Award winning actor/producer/director and writer Walter Alza (Get Rich or Die Tryin). Walter has been nominated for two Awards for his work. Back on the big screen; You can catch him in the feature film “He Never Died” Starring Henry Rollins. And Co Starring in the feature film Blood Empires, a dark police drama about the complexities of family, friendship, loyalty and love. Walter plays a detective Guzman alongside some of Canada’s finest actors.
Award Winning Actor/Director/Writer/Producer/Acting Coach
"Walter Alza is the changing face of television. He represents an emerging trend in Canadian programming.” (The Mississauga News, Chris Clay).
Walter Alza is an industry veteran, a leading and crafted character actor with a career spanning over 20 years and hundreds of hours on the big and small screen. Some of his more memorable roles include as The King Pin Raoul in the drama Get Rich or Die Tryin with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director, Jim Sheridan and Terrance Howard (Iron Man); guest starring in the series, Flashpoint; and co-starring in the six time award winning film, At The Hotel , Gangster Exchange and in Metropia.
Walter is also regarded as one of Canada’s top crafted acting teacher. Walter Alza Acting Studio has been crafting Actors for over a decade now. The actors he is coached have gone on to win awards at film festivals in Canada and the US, as well as appear in virtually every major TV series and films shot in Toronto. Walter has an extraordinary ability of bringing out the best performance from any actor. Walter has taught and or moderate at the Actra Conference (the actors union), at various film festivals (and universities), at Equity Showcase. Walter teaches also a few times a year the showcase at casting workbook.
(click to read about Walter Alza's hundreds of newspapers and television appearances across North America. Interviews and appearances USA and abroad in Jim Sheridan’, 50 cent Film Get Rich Or Die Trying & other film including The
Jimmy Kimmel Show)
Walter is also the CEO of the award winning production company Alza 44films ltd. As a producer, writer and director he won awards and one of his films was been licensed and showed to 8 different networks around Canada
Acting Credits for Film and Television – Selected Credits
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Actor, Director & Drama Coach
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.
Award Winning Director/Writer/Producer
After finishing a biology degree from the University of Toronto 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 European branch of a telecommunications consultancy.
In 2002, Dean returned to school to obtain an MA in filmmaking from the London Film School. During his two years of study, he worked on approximately 30 short films, music videos and TV commercials – both at the school and commercially. 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 across North America. Dean has several projects in development with his film company.
Other Selected Studio Guests & or Workshop Instructors conducting with Walter Alza
Casting Director Millie Tom (Hulk)
Casting Director Marsha Chesley (the Weight)
Casting Director Ron Leach
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
Emmy Award Winning Director Ron Murphy.
Brian Levy - Casting Director (Guest)
Producer/Writer Paula Smith (Metropia, Paradise Falls)
Gemini Award Winner Casting Dir. Jenny Lewis
(Agent, Porter Group) Stephanie Porter.
David Krae Producer/Director (The House), Gangster Exchange (Prod.)
Writer and assistant to Multiple Academy Award nominee and Winner Jim Sheridan, Renata Radamidov