About Us

Michael David Palance

Michael discovered the joy of performing during his teenage years. He found opportunities for training, which led to professional work in New York theatre and television during the 1980s. His fondness of the business grew as his career advanced with roles on networks such as ABC,
NBC and CBS.

His initial success was focused in daytime soap operas where he played several leading characters on shows including Ryan’s Hope and One Life to Live. In order to further his career, Michael moved to Los Angeles and continued to pursue work in film. His recent work includes serving as the executive producer of the reality television show titled My Hollywood and a producer on the Lifetime Movie Network film Pop Star.

Michael’s involvement in the business sparked his interest in developing educational acting programs. His journey into the entertainment business involved many trials and lessons. NYS was designed to streamline the process of breaking into the business by offering budding performers with the necessary education, tools and connections to succeed.

NYS Mission

Providing access to relevant educational opportunities, showcase events and performance prospects all fall under the umbrella of the NYS mission. We aim to guide young talent through the inner workings of the entertainment industry on their journey toward a performance career.

Children and their parents are given a behind-the-scenes view of what is required to successfully break into the business. In addition to this valuable insight, they are also provided with the training and networking opportunities to launch their careers.

Enhancing Family Entertainment

The state of family entertainment today has severely limited opportunities for talented children and teens to find professional work. NYS has developed a solution to this unfortunate reality through a variety of channels. Our showcase events and film projects offer young performers the possibility of meeting industry professionals, landing roles in professional productions and enhancing modern family entertainment with their individual abilities.

NYS also places a heavy emphasis on training and education. We believe that having access to the right information is invaluable in an industry that is surrounded by a good deal of misunderstandings and false promises. This education is delivered through several stages of our comprehensive program.

The process begins with our Interview Weekends, which lay the groundwork for advanced educational opportunities. Candidates that are invited to attend Premiere Event, the largest global youth talent showcase, are provided with online coaching leading up their participation. Once they arrive at Premiere Event, they will take part in a variety of activities that were carefully selected to build their skill set and prepare them for future work. Ultimately, participants would be offered with the chance to perform on shows produced through NYS that give young talent, and their families, unique insight into the inner workings of the industry.