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"Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone-driven, boorish Walter Slavic" - john doyle, globe & mail

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"Canada's very own bad boy" - ctv eTALK Daily


John Doyle from The Globe & Mail said, "Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone-driven, boorish waiter "Slavic" in At The Hotel. ET Entertainment Tonight Canada called Walter, "… a scene stealer” for his portrayal of a vicious Colombian gangster, Raoul in the drama Get Rich or Die Trying.

Watch Walter Alza doing a cameo in 2016 in Netflix Special Correspondent with Ricky Gervais (The Office), Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Hanna, and Star Trek).(Kelly Macdonald Boardwalk Empire), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty). Walter Alza just came back from South America where he was doing a play and scouting locations for one of his next feature films he is currently developing.

NEWS: Walter Alza just came back from South America where he was doing a play and scouting locations for one of his next feature films he is currently developing.

Walter Alza

Award Winning-artist/Actor/Director/Writer/Producer/Acting Coach.

walter alza
Walter Alza (Get Rich or Die Trying, Flashpoint, Metropia) was educated in two different countries, originally from Argentina (The nation of the wine, Tango and great Meat) came to Canada in his teens. Walter's work spans for more than 20 years of solid work, with hundreds of hours of screen time in the big and small screen, His ability to artfully portray characters from diverse nationalities in over 40 films, television series’ and movies of the week has garnered him rave reviews in the U.S., Canada and in internationally.


Some legends that Walter Alza has worked with include John Candy, Edward Woodward Oscar Winner director Robert Wise(West Side Story), Robert Loggia (scarface) Paul Sorvino (Good fellows, Mambo Italiano) Leslie Nielsen (The Naked gun), Christopher Lloyd(Back to the Future) Robert Stack, Charles Bronson, other actors, and directors include Academy Award nominee Terrance Howard 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director Jim Sheridan, Ricky Gervais, Omar Miller, George Wendt (Cheers) Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Hanna, and Star Trek).Omar Miller ( 8 Mile, Should we Dance) Katherine Ohara (home alone), Kelly Macdonald Boardwalk Empire America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) Jeff Arch (Writer: Sleepless in Seattle) John Landis (Dir of Blues Brothers, Thriller Michael Jackson), Director Ken Finkleman, DANNY WELLS. Adwally Ogunleye (Lost)David Carradine, (Kill Bill) Don McKellar,Maury Chaykin, Martha Henry Paul Gross (Due South, Men with Brooms) CARLO ROTA (24) Callum Keith Renni (Memento)Kim Huffman (Mama Mia, Traders, Looking for Leonard) Rick Schroder (NYPD) John Vernon Yasmine Bleeth 90201, Catherine Robertson (902101, Scary Movie 3) Annabeth Gish (90201, Double Jeopardy), John Stamos (Full House, Fuller House) Nick Campbell.

Walter Alza and Alza Acting Studio are members of TAAS The Acting Studio Association, where Walter Alza serves also as a marketing advicer.

Walter Alza Became the first Latin/Argentinean/Canadian to start in a series in Canada in Metropia, this show changed the way casting is done in Canada.   In this show Walter learned an Invaluable lesson, how to shoot 23 pages a day.

Walter recalls a funny story: I shot 90 episodes, with a great buncg oe people, but the rest of the cast only knew me as Andreas Maradona, they never met Walter Alza


Walter also conducs a few times a year the Agent showcase at casting workbook with a great % of actors landing representation.
Walter Alza's credits also include teaching and/or moderating at the Actra conference, various film festivals around the world and universities, and was a teacher at equity showcase, replacing the slot one of the best teachers there.


Walter Alza is Known for his Leading and Character work, his knack for picking up accents-and his ability to effortlessly portray both drama and comedy within his work. According to CTV E-Talk Daily, "Walter is Canadaís very own bad boy." This stems from his portrayal of a vicious Colombian gangster Raoul in the drama "Get Rich or Die Trying" with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director Jim Sheridan, Walter plays a jealous, hot-headed Russian room-service waiter name Slavic, in Ken Finkleman's new series, 7 time Gemini Nominated Series; “At The Hotel”. John Doyle, from the “Globe and Mail” quotes: Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone - driven, boorish waiter Slavic, co-starring Don Mackellar (Blind) and Carlo Rota (24). Walter Alza was seen for 10 years on OMNI TV playing the suave ladies man, Andreas Maradona, in the award winning Toronto TV show Metropia.

Walter Alza Became the first Latin/Argentinean/Canadian to start in a series in Canada in Metropia, this show changed the way casting is done in Canada. In this show Walter learned an Invaluable lesson, how to shoot 23 pages a day.


Walter recalls a funny story: I shot 90 episodes, with a great buncg oe people, but the rest of the cast only knew me as Andreas Maradona, they never met Walter Alza (Read more)

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 Alza is currently developing various films and web series.

 

Awards & Charities In 2004 Alza was The first Latin-Canadian to be cast in a Lead in a series in Canadian history.
On Canada's day The City of Toronto has awarded a Certificate of Distinction to Walter Alza for his Community work and contribution to the Multicultural Mosaic of the Greater Mega City Of Toronto and G.T.A.


Among Alza’s many awards and nominations is the ReelWorld Trailblazer Award, presented to an individual in the film and video industry who is finding new ways to approach the craft, who represents a voice contributing to the cultural diversity that makes Canada a vibrant country, and a professional making great strides. The recipient of the 2004 Award of Merit from the Multi Mansions Association. Alza involves himself in many humanitarian events and charities, such as the Latin Talent Fashion Show--a fundraiser for Colombian streets kids, and the Miss Albania 2004 pageant with proceeds to the Multi Mansions Association for the handicapped and the Kids Albanian Community. Alza founded United Millennium, an annual event where artists from different disciplines, including filmmakers, showcase their work and network.

Awards and Achievements
• 2010 Winner- "Clive Houston, We Have a Problem" wins Best Foreign Film in Nevada Film
• Pay In Full - Official selection Reel World Film Festival sponsored by ACTRA SOLD OUT Screenings 
• Pay In Full – Closing film At Toronto Independent Film Festival
• Pay In Full has acquired Distribution and is showing on is Rogers VOD & Pay Per View and seven other networks Across Canada
• Reel World Trailblazer Award
• Gangster Exchange Co Starring Walter Alza wins 6 best feature film awards in USA & Canada
1. Audience Choice Award Winner - Beverly Hills Film Festival
2. Best Canadian Film - Canada Film Festival
3. Best Feature Film - Moving Image Festival
4. Best Feature Film – Royal Flush Film Festival
5. Best Feature Film – Mississauga Film Festival
6. Best Foreign Film – Action On Film International Film Festival
• City of Toronto Award for great achievements as an actor, artist and philanthropist. 
• National Film Board/ONF Momentum Program Finalist
• Open Your Eyes Katarina Official Selection - Ireland International Film Festival (sold out screening) 
• Open Your Eyes Katarina Official Selection - Reel World Film Festival (sold out screening)
• Award of Merit from the Multi Mansions Association City of Toronto Award

Walter Alza Become the first Latin/Argentinean/Canadian to start in a series in Canada.

Walter Alza and Alza Acting Studio are members of TAAS The Acting Studio Association, where Walter Alza serves also as a marketing advicer.

Walter also conducs a few times a year the Agent showcase at casting workbook with a great % of actors landing representation.

Walter Alza's credits also include teaching and/or moderating at the Actra conference, various film festivals around the world and universities, and was a teacher at equity showcase, replacing the slot one of the best teachers there.

Walter Alza is Known for his Leading and Character work, his knack for picking up accents-and his ability to effortlessly portray both drama and comedy within his work. According to CTV E-Talk Daily, "Walter is Canadaís very own bad boy." This stems from his portrayal of a vicious Colombian gangster Raoul in the drama "Get Rich or Die Trying" with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director Jim Sheridan, while Star TV At The Hotel with director- Ken Finkleman, co-starring Don Mackellar (Blind) and Carlo Rota (24). John Doyle from The Globe & Mail said,"Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone - driven, boorish waiter "Slavic" in At The Hotel. Meanwhile, Alza can still be seen nightly on OMNI TV playing the suave ladies man, Andreas Maradona, in the award winning Toronto TV show Metropia. And you can catch-Walter as the Funny/Edgy Serbian Sasha in the multiple awards winning feature film Gangsters Exchange playing in theatres in the US and on Rogers pay per view and Bell Express Vu.

 

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 Alza is currently developing various films and web series.

Awards and Achievements
• 2010 Winner- "Clive Houston, We Have a Problem" wins Best Foreign Film in Nevada Film
• Pay In Full - Official selection Reel World Film Festival sponsored by ACTRA SOLD OUT Screenings
• Pay In Full – Closing film At Toronto Independent Film Festival
• Pay In Full has acquired Distribution and is showing on is Rogers VOD & Pay Per View and seven other networks Across Canada
• Reel World Trailblazer Award
• Gangster Exchange Co Starring Walter Alza wins 6 best feature film awards in USA & Canada

  1. Audience Choice Award Winner - Beverly Hills Film Festival
  2. Best Canadian Film - Canada Film Festival
  3. Best Feature Film - Moving Image Festival
  4. Best Feature Film – Royal Flush Film Festival
  5. Best Feature Film – Mississauga Film Festival
  6. Best Foreign Film – Action On Film International Film Festival

• City of Toronto Award for great achievements as an actor, artist and philanthropist.
• National Film Board/ONF Momentum Program Finalist
• Open Your Eyes Katarina Official Selection - Ireland International Film Festival (sold out screening)
• Open Your Eyes Katarina Official Selection - Reel World Film Festival (sold out screening)
• Award of Merit from the Multi Mansions Association City of Toronto Award

 

Some of the actors & directors Walter has worked with

Oscar Nominee Terrance Howard

Oscar Winner Jim Sheridan (in America, In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot).

 Multiple award winner Director/producer/Writer Ken Finkleman

50 cent,

Omar Miller ( 8 Mile, Should we Dance)

Oscar Winner director Robert Wise(West Side Story)

John Candy

Robert Stack

Kelly Harms

Catherine O'Hara

Daniel Baldwin

Charles Bronson

Katherine Ohara (home alone),

Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Hanna, and Star Trek).

Kelly Macdonald Boardwalk Empire

America Ferrera (Ugly Betty)

Jeff Arch (Writer: Sleepless in Seattle)

John Landis (Dir of Blues Brothers,Thriller Michael Jackson), DANNY WELLS.

Adwally Ogunleye (Lost)

David Carradine, (Kill Bill)

Don McKellar,

Maury Chaykin

Martha Henry

Paul Gross  (Due South, Men with Brooms)

CARLO ROTA (24)

Callum Keith Renni (Memento)

Kim Huffman (Mama Mia, Traders, Looking for Leonard)

Award nominee Chris Owns (the X Files)

Benz Antoine

Paul Sorvino (Good fellows, Mambo Italiano)

Leslie Nielsen

Christopher Lloyd

Edward Woodward

Kim Coates

Rick Schroder (NYPD)

John Vernon

Yasmine Bleeth 90201,

Catherine Robertson (Scary Movie 3)

Robert Loggia (scarface)

Annabeth Gish (90201, Double Jeopardy),

John Stamos (Full House)

 

Walter Alza's Interviews and appearances USA and abroad In Television, Print, & Radio

Jimmy Kimmel Show
BET
Much
Toronto One
The Movie Network
Access Hollywood
Vh1,
LATV,
Telemundo,
Univision
OC station red carpet.
E!
CBS
Zdon Juan
Playboy Channel
Maxim Spanish Edition
LA NY TV (some of these shows are watch by 8 million viewers and more)
CADA DIA CON MARIA ANTONIETA (National)
PRIMER IMPACTO (National)
AZTECA AMERICA (Azteca)
COTORREANDO Y BUENOS DIAS (Telemundo National and Local)
TITULARES Y MAS (Telemundo National)
LOS ANGELES EN VIVO
National and Local)
AL EXITO TV (Ch 22 Local)
DE TODO UN Poco National)
TAPED TV interview with

Syndicated)
La Vibra Houston
Vida en el Valle
La Prensa San Antonio
KINT-FM Radio

New York Post Tempo (NY)
KMEX CH 34 (Local ˆ Syndicated)
La Vibra Houston
Vida en el Valle
La Prensa San Antonio
KINT-FM Radio
Hora Hispana Newspaper
Como Magazine
Excelsior Newspaper
Latino Press Services
Bridgez Magazine
Tu Dinero Magazine
Catalina Magazine
Suenos ˆ Ivan Cruz
Latinhop magazine
La banda elastica
Centinel Miami, Flor, NY
Hispanic magazine
New York Post Tempo (NY)
Bridgez Magazine
Tu Dinero Magazine
Catalina Magazine
Suenos – Ivan Cruz
Latinhop magazine
La banda elastica
Centinel Miami, Flor, NY
Hispanic magazine
Rogers
The Toronto

POCO (KWHY Local)
TAPED TV interview with America Salinas
GRUPO REFORMA (Online 4 websites)
TAPED TV interview with Zuliana Gonzalez
AL ROJO VIVO
Showbiz Weekly
El Mundo Latino News
Omni 2

Latino Press Services
Hora Hispana Newspaper
Como Magazine
Excelsior Newspaper
CTV E talk daily Walter: Canada’s very own bad Boy
Inside Jam
Star Tv Walter A Scene Stealer
City TV
Toronto Sun TV
Reel To Reel
Rogers one on one
Global TV Daily Show with Anwar Knight
The Toronto Sun
The Star
The Ottawa Sun
Playback
Metro News
National Post
Orgullo Latino
Orgullo Hispano
Torontohispano.com
Toronto Sun (coming up)New York Post Tempo (NY)
Bridgez Magazine
Tu Dinero Magazine
Catalina Magazine
Suenos ˆ Ivan Cruz
Latinhop magazine
La banda elastica
Centinel Miami, Flor, NY
Hispanic magazine

CBC
Vida Latina News
The Mississuaga News
The Toronto Star
The Globe and Mail
TV Guide
Latin Vibes
OMNI 1
EL Popular
Playback
Playback Cecilia Bogran
KMEX CH 34 (Local ˆ    

Some Awards include:

Because of his tireless efforts to portray diversity in his work, he earned the Reel World Film Festival’s Trailblazer Award in 2005 and the City of Toronto Award in 2006.


·ReelWorld Trailblazer Award Winner,

The ReelWorld Trailblazer Awards recognize individuals who are
pushing the boundaries and creating new standards of excellence in
the Canadian entertainment industry. Each ReelWorld Trailblazer is an
up-and-coming voice contributing to the diversity that makes Canada
such a vibrant country; an individual in the entertainment industry
approaching the craft in new ways and making great strides.

ReelWorld Film Festival was pleased to
honour Mississauga-based actor/filmmaker/new media artist/educatorWalter Alza, a principal cast member in the TV show, Metropia, and an activist of diversity initiatives in entertainment for his achievements and contributions to the Canadian film and television industries.

CTV ETalk Daily Walter. Canada’s very own bad Boy

Star Tv Walter, A Scene Stealer

Walter gives a Powerful Performance in Get or Die Trying!- -Walter is an amazing actor that is passionate about every role he plays.
He truly becomes the character he is playing. Acting is a craft he has perfected!- Bina Pandya host of One on One at Rogers Television

-Walter Alza Nails the part as a homicidal killer in Get Rich Or Die trying- Mississauga News

"Walter Alza gives an IMPRESSIVE performance as the hot blooded Yugoslavian Igor and the

Quiet Italian workman in the feature film "Three and a Half" Liz Braun, The Toronto Sun

****Walter Alza Winner of The Trailblazer Award 2005**** "Metropia" starring Walter Alza receives 4 STARS from The Globe and Mail.

Walter Alza is the changing face of television. He represents an emerging trend in Canadian programming. The Mississauga News

Walter Alza Moderating, Chair Panels, Conferences on Diversity, Acting, Art & Politics. January 11, 2006

ALLIANCE OF CANADIAN CINEMA TELEVISION AND RADIO ARTISTS, CBC press conference talking on behalf of 21000 union actors

Walter Alza joints a great line up of actors at CBC press conference talking on behalf of 21000 union actors and industry members challenging the leaders of Canada's political parties to tell Canadians where they stand on the issues of Canadian content, cultural funding and foreign ownership. Walter Alza, (Metropia, Get Rich Or Die Trying),Wendy Crewson (Sex Traffic, 24), Luba Goy (The Royal Canadian Air Farce), Shirley Douglas (Robson Arms), Dan Lett (Made in Canada), Miriam McDonald (Degrassi), Deb McGrath (Getting Along Famously), Colin Mochrie (Getting Along Famously), Cara Pifko (This is Wonderland), Fiona Reid (My Big Fat Greek Wedding).

January 14 2006
Actra Awards Outstanding Performance On a Lead or Supporting Character, Final Jury

November, 2005
Trade Roots: Presenting Aboriginal Arts Conference
Panel discussion helping emerging performers get a better understanding about the perils of making a living as a performer.

October
*Innoversity 2005 Omni Television Spotlight: Metropia - Guest Speakers: Madeline Ziniak, VP & Station Manager, OMNI Television; Funder, Consultant Paula J. Smith, Co-Creator, Producer, Writer; Walter Alza, Actor, Metropia Cast Member.

*Oct ACTRA Toronto Performers FALL Conference. Your Episodic TV Gig Moderated by Walter Alza. Jayne Eastwood, Peter Outerbridge, Michael Riley, Julie Stewart, Kristopher Turner and Alberta Watson discuss the demands that are faced by TV series regulars and recurring and guest actors.

Oct - Nov LA, Toronto Press Junket Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and Panel on diversity

* Nov 17-20 Queens International Film Festival in NY panel on Actors & Diversity.

The first Latin-Canadian to be cast in a Lead in a series in Canada, rising Toronto star Walter Alza, has 4 new film and television projects. In Paramount Pictures' new 6 time Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan-directed feature film, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" about rapper 50 Cent, Alza Co stars as Raoul Del Gato, an intense and controlled Colombian drug lord who runs the streets of New York. He plays a jealous, hot-headed Russian room-service waiter, Slavic, in Ken Finkleman's new hotel series slated for a January broadcast on CBC. Alza's Lead role in "Metropia" is Andreas Maradona, a modern Don Juan who owns a nightclub. And the up coming Feature films In Between Medium Raw.

 

"Get Rich or Die Tryin

CTV E talk daily Walter: Canada’s very own bad Boy

Star Tv: Walter A Scene Stealer

Walter Alza represent an emerging trend in Canadian program - The Mississauga News

"An impressive Performance by Walter Alza" Liz Brawn from

The Toronto Sun -

Walter Alza Opening doors and Creating New Roads.   Hispanic Pride News Jan 2005 (Orgullo Latino)

The Globe and Mail: Metropia 4 stars ****

Metropia   OMNI.2, Mon to Frid, 11:00 p.m.& 11:30; OMNI.1, Sundays, 9

"Redemption, Tears & Trains"  a film by Walter Alza -----"Absolutely visually stunning", Sharon Lewis, CBC ZeD host

The ReelWorld Trailblazer Award Winner 2005

The ReelWorld Trailblazer is presented to up-and-coming voices contributing to the cultural diversity making Canada such a vibrant country; an individual in the film and video industry finding new ways to approach the craft; a professional making great strides.

CTV E talk daily Walter: Canada’s very own bad Boy
Jimmy Kimmel Show, Nov 11
Star Tv Walter A Scene Stealer

Ever the pioneer in his chosen craft of acting, Walter is now making Canadian theatrical history. Alza is the first Spanish/Canadian actor to have a leading role in a series in Canada. TV GUIIDE , & DIARIO POPULAR

THE MISSISSAUGA NEWS quotes, "Walter Alza is the changing face of television.. "

"Walter is the first Hispanic/Canadian to have a lead role in a series in Canada". DIARIO Popular & TV GUIDE

"Walter Alza, The Most Recognized Latin Actor In Canada"

Mundo Latino News (Dec 24, 2004)

The Albanian Times Newspaper quotes " Walter Alza as the Best Actor of The Year"

Liz Brawn from The Toronto Sun -

Walter Alza gives an IMPRESSIVE performance as the hot

blooded Yugoslavian Igor and the quiet Italian workman in the feature film "Three and a Half"-

while ShowBiz Weekly Toronto quoted in its weekly magazine that -A multi-talented actor.

It is hard to summarize Walter Alza, but if we would really have to we would say that when talking about him eclectic becomes an understatement. Walter is the bearer of loyalty, a fighter for the underprivileged and lover of peacefulness - all in one. www.salsaspot.com

 

Hispanic Pride News Jan 2005 (Orgullo Latino)

"...It is hard to summarize Walter Alza, but if we would really have to we would say that when talking about him eclectic becomes an understatement. Walter is the bearer of loyalty, a fighter for the underprivileged and lover of peacefulness - all in one..."

www.salsaspot.com

The Globe and Mail: Metropia 4 stars ****

Metropia  OMNI.2, Mon to Frid, 11:00 p.m.& 11:30; OMNI.1, Sundays, 9

"This talented actor's extensive and diverse body of work, has made him the most recognizable Latino actor in Canada. Aside from his achievements within the Latin community, Walter is the hope for those that wish to follow in his footsteps."

- El Mundo Latino News, Ana Romero-Ramos

Ever the pioneer in his chosen craft of acting, Walter is now making Canadian theatrical history. Walter is the first actor of Argentinean/Latin descent to play the lead character in any series ever produced in Canada!!!

More info @ www.walteralza.com

Walter Alza

 

AWARDS
-ReelWorld Trailblazer Award Winner, 2005
-Gold Ribbon Awards, honoring excellence in private broadcasting. Metropia Drama
-Alza recipient of the 2004 Award of Merit from the Multi Mansions Association.

-Host of miss Albanian 2005 Proceeds from the event will be donated to the handicap foundation.

-AluCine Latin & Canadian Film and Video Festival 2005
Making it in Mainstream: Walter Alza, a Personal profile. Panel At University of Toronto

-Host of the “The New Talent Fashion Show”, Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Betsalem Organization that assists with displaced children on the streets of Colombia.

-Sponsor ES Team™ Productions Ms Latina Canada World™ 2005

 

Writer/ Director /Producer 

“Walter Alza is the changing face of television. He represents an emerging trend in Canadian programming.” The Mississauga News

Walter’s passionate commitment to the craft and to his fellow actors led him to expand his work, opening the doors to his own production company, Alza 44 Films Ltd. in 2005.

His first film Redemption, Tears and Trains garnered him vital critical acclaim. Pay in Full, Walter’s 2010 feature film debut was sold to 8 different networks across Canada including TMN and Rogers (where it currently airs on PPV & VOD). The film was chosen as the closing selection at The Toronto Independent Film Festival, plus sold out all screenings during the Reel World Film Festival.

Walter went on to direct an edgy comedy called Clive Houston, We Have a Problem, garnering him the Best Foreign Film award at the 2010 Nevada Film Festival. His film Open Your Eyes Katarina premiered as an Official Selection of the Ireland International Film Festival in (insert year) and has since gone on to screen at film festivals all around the world. As well. Walter shares collaborative awards across ten other industry works.

Walter’s goal is to continue telling stories that matter, entertain and are heard at the global level.

Teacher

Walter is one of the few acting school teachers in Canada who actually teaches what he does for a living, offering his students the rare opportunity to be led by a renowned acting professional.

Walter opened Alza Acting Studio in 2005, offering beginner to professional level acting classes based in Toronto. Since then, sharing his tools and vision, he has taught hundreds of actors in the classroom and through private coaching, both in-studio and at Equity Showcase. Walter Alza is all about developing the craft and whether coaching a beginner or helping an established actor perfect his craft, Walter is all about the work and believes practice makes you permanent.

Today he holds the distinction of being one of Canada's preeminent acting coaches, working closely with a hand-picked group of performers. He has been cited as having the extraordinary ability for bringing out the best performance in any actor.

Actors, under Walter’s guidance have appeared in literally every major Canadian television series, countless films and commercials and have gone on to win awards in both Canada and the U.S.

Walter teaches all across Ontario, speaking at conferences and workshops. He is frequently invited as an esteemed guest speaker and moderator at ACTRA conferences and Film Festivals all across North America.

Walter is a member of the ACTRA diversity committee.                                                                 Alza Acting Studio acting school is a member of TASS.

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cliveWalter is the winner of the Best Foreign Film in Nevada Film Festival 2010 "Clive Houston, We Have a Problem" an edgy comedy. His first film Redemption, Tears and Trains, garnered him critical acclaim from the media. Since then Alza has created his own production company which enables him to write, produce and direct films that matter to him allowing his vision to be seen and heard at the global level.- As well Walter shares the winning of ten other awards.- Because of his tireless efforts to portray diversity in his work, he won the Reel World Film Festivalís Trailblazer Award in 2005 and the City of Toronto Award in 2006. His other films Open Your Eyes Katarina Premiering in The Official Selection of Ireland International Film Festival 2010.

pay in fullHis 2010 Feature film Pay In Full is distributed to several networks and was the closing film of The Toronto Independent Film Festival and id now ready to screen in several films around the world. Walter has been in the business for over 20 years, and has appeared in pretty much every show in Canada & USA and, he has more than 200 hours of screen time. A devoted crafted Artist open his own Acting Studio 7 years ago to share his tools and vision, today the studio is one the more in depth acting studio in Toronto.

 

Awards
• 2010 Winner- "Clive Houston, We Have a Problem" wins Best Foreign Film in Nevada Film
• Best Feature - Moving Image Festivals Toronto for Gangster Exchange
• Audience Award Winner - Beverly Hills Film Fest for Gangster Exchange
• Best Feature Royal Flush Film Festival for Gangster Exchange
• Best Foreign Film Action On Film Fest-for Gangster Exchange
• Best Feature Mississauga Film Fest for Gangster Exchange
• Reel World Trailblazer Award
• Award of Merit from the Multi Mansions Association City of Toronto Award

 

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