M'saada Nia

Casting Access Online


M'saada Nia

Monday, May 1, 2017


This online workshop will provide feedback from an experienced casting professional. No more than 20 performers will be participating. 

When a new Casting Access Online workshop is announced, eligible performers RSVP to request a space in the workshop and are added to the workshop on a first-come/first-served basis. Confirmed participants will be notified by e-mail. 

The date listed for the workshop is the day enrollment and cancellation close, and your headshots are sent to the casting director. Later that week, participants will receive sides specially selected for them by the participating casting director. 

Once you have received your sides, you will have until the deadline to rehearse, record, and upload a video containing your performance of the sides. You will upload the video using your YouTube account and email the video link. Finally, the casting director will review your workshop video and provide notes.


M'saada Nia is an independent casting director and freelance associate/assistant who's worked on studio & indie feature films, network series and major video games (CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE, MIRROR'S EDGE: CATALYST, BATTLEFIELD 1)  in the offices of renowned Casting Directors Emily Schweber (Sundance film I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS), Aisha Coley (Oscar winning film SELMA) and Chemin Bernard (96 MINUTES). M'saada recently cast the "Dead Rabbits" segment of the horror anthology feature film XX, the Disney project EXCHANGE and season #1 of the series THE NEW 30. Additionally she's cast ADR/loop groups for numerous features and made for TV movies for Hallmark and Lifetime amoung others.


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

If you RSVP for this workshop you must be able to upload your video by 9:00am PST on May8th. DO NOT BE LATE. Those who have been seated by May 1st are expected to comply. You must cancel your reservation before May 1st if you cannot comply. 

This event is only open to actors who reside OUTSIDE of LA or NY.

Your video will not be accepted IF:

-Your video is shot vertically instead of horizontally. If you need to shoot on an iPhone or tablet, turn it sideways.

-It is not appropriately framed. Standard framing is top of the head to mid chest.

-The video has poor sound, clarity, or lighting. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it cannot take away from your performance.

-You have a distracting background. If you cannot provide a solid background, a minimal background is best.

-Your video has title cards or subtitles. They are unnecessary.

-Your video settings are not Unlisted. Videos that are Private or Public will not be accepted.

-You “share” the video through YouTube. You must email the video URL to the specified email address.

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