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Young Actors Program

Film Acting Classes for 8-16 year olds. Learn more >>

Certificate in Film Acting

upon completion of 8 core classes. 25% discount on the tuition-package. Learn more >>

New Services for All Actors

Very affordable Headshots.
Video-Recording of Monologues & Scenes (Directed by FABA Faculty) for Demo Reels.
VideTaping of "Sides/Scenes" (Coached by FABA Faculty) for electronic-submission to Film & TV Casting Directors (often referred to as "Self-Taping" when you cannot be at an audition in person).
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News & Announcements

FABA's new, dramatic WEBSERIES "The Traffick" is on Facebook.
Cast: All FABA Student-Actors. Written and Directed by Celik Kayalar

New "DROP-IN" Class by Celik Kayalar on Thursdays 7-10pm. Attend when you can, and pay $40 for a night of Film-Scenes assigned on the spot and workshopped by "Cold-Reading". Intermediate - Advanced Level. Please inquire at:

FABA Acting-Student Joey Mahalic just got cast in an ABC Comedy Pilot about the NBA, starring Skylar Astin of "Pitch Perfect" fame.
Joey will be a regular on the show in the role of a professional basketball-player. The pilot is currently filming in San Francisco; they just shot a scene during the half-time of the Warriors game on April 2nd.

FABA's Director Celik Kayalar's latest short-film (under 3min) is now on YouTube: ASCENT. ABYSS. APOCALYPSE Starring FABA Alumni Jessiqa Pace, now a highly successful actress in LA (Lead in the recent national car-commercial for "Infinity").

FABA-MOVIE A Leap to Take is in theatrical-release at Rafael Film Center (Sunday, October 26th, 7pm) and also at FANDOR, the online, Video-on-Demand distribution company. This 85min movie features 18 current and former FABA Acting-Students in speaking-roles including the leads ( and, another 22 as "Extras"). Directed by FABA Faculty Rob Nilsson and Produced by Celik Kayalar, FABA's Founder and Director (Kayalar is also a cast-member in the movie).

CineSource Magazine interviews Celik Kayalar, FABA's founder & director.

GREAT SUCCESS STORY: Long time FABA Acting Student Jazlyn Yoder got cast in one of the lead-roles in Tribe of the Wild (a new TV show from the creator of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers", the hit TV-Series). link to Tribe of the Wild:

FABA alumni Jessiqa Pace is the lead-actor in a new "Infinity" commercial on national TV. She was the lead-actor in FABA's multiple award-winning short-film 99% (2013).

FABA short-film 99% directed by Celik Kayalar is now an "Official Honoree" at the 2013 Webby Awards (Equivalent of Oscars for the Internet). It already played at 3 Festivals and won the Best Narrative Award at IFQ. The film's cast includes sixteen FABA Acting Students in speaking-roles and thirty-five in non-speaking ones. It can be watched for free at:

FABA acting students Brook Penca and Amena Edres recently signed with Look talent agency and Marline Ross with Stars. In the last three years alone, 14 of our other acting students have signed with prestigious Talent-Agencies in San Francisco: Serena Lee, Nika Ericson, Ashanna Andrews, Mia Perez, Ria Pullin, Rick Lasquete, Greg Cala, Erica Luttenegger, Alex Hero, Ian Campbell-Jones with Stars; Rachel Cheng with Look; Steve Nichols and Maaika Westen with JE Talent; Chidozie Nwokocha with Boom.

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Our Feature Films

Moonlight Sonata by our Program Director Celik Kayalar. Learn more
Nominated. Feature film starring our Associate Director Brian D. Scott with multiple FABA students in featured roles. Learn more

Short Films

Featuring our Acting Students, directed by our Faculty or by our Student Directors during various Classes and Workshops at FABA. Learn more >>