Assigned Sides with M'Saada Nia

Casting Access


Assigned Sides with M'Saada Nia

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Begins at 2:00 PM PDT | 5:00 PM EDT
Check-in begins at: 1:55 PM PDT | 4:55 PM EDT

3 Hours

Sunday, May 19, 2024

This class will include a Q&A with LA based Casting Professional M'Saada Nia, followed by a prepared work session. 

Participating actors will prepare and perform a scene from film or tv. Sides will be assigned by the casting director ahead of class. Additional preparation details will be sent upon RSVP confirmation.


M'saada Nia is a casting professional (with over 150+ credits and more than a decade of experience), most recently having been a casting executive at The Walt Disney Company (working on the series "THE OTHER BLACK GIRL," "GROWN-ISH" & "THE WATCHFUL EYE") and previously having worked in independent casting on studio features, blockbuster video games, network pilots & series, animated presentations & series, new media projects, commercials & music videos (several projects were Oscar or Emmy or NAACP or BAFTA award nominated).  She was a member of the casting teams of renowned Casting Directors Emily Schweber ("FLORA & ULYSSES" for Disney+, SXSW film "THE QUARRY," and triple A title video games "CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE" & "STAR WARS: JEDI FALLEN ORDER"), Aisha Coley (Oscar winning film "SELMA," NAACP Image award winning series "QUEEN SUGAR" & Disney feature "WRINKLE IN TIME") and Donna Morong ("SEE YOU THEN," "HOW TO DETER A ROBBER").  As the lead casting director and founder of the Copasetic Casting, M'saada has been a staunch advocate of actors and has discovered loads of exciting, new talent.  Additionally, she cast ADR/loop groups for features, series and made for TV movies for Netflix, Amazon, Hallmark and Lifetime among others. 


You must have completed a Casting Access Application prior to registering for this class.

NO LATE ARRIVALS are admitted. Only those participants who have received a telephoned or e-mailed confirmation message from staff will be admitted to the session. Waitlisted individuals who have not received such confirmation will not be admitted at the door. Please do not show up if you have not been explicitly confirmed as RSVPed.

Cancellations are required by the cancellation date listed above. Cancellation can only be made via the website. You cannot cancel your RSVP via email or phone.  Those who have been seated by the start date are expected to comply. You must cancel your reservation before the start date if you cannot comply, or you will face a six month ineligibility period.  DO NOT BE LATE. Check-in begins 15 minutes to the class start time.  If you arrive after the start time, you will not be admitted and it will be counted as a no-show.

Attendance for the entirety of the class is required or it will be counted as a no-show.

The use of any type of gun or weapon props are prohibited in classes.

This program is for educational purposes only.