owner of the Carson-Adler Agency, is internationally respected for high
quality representation of young performers. An expert in her field for
nearly 30 years, Nancy has been interviewed often on international television
and is sought after as a speaker at industry seminars throughout the
As an advisor to the Actor’s Equity
Association’s Children’s Committee, Nancy actively works
for the rights of professional children. In the early 80s, she negotiated
for her young clients and set the standard for requiring tutoring for
children on tour, and was instrumental in getting mandatory tutoring
written into the Equity Production Contract for Touring Companies. More
recently, Nancy has been on the forefront of the movement requiring
Broadway producers to provide tutoring starting with the rehearsal period
and continuing until one week after opening night.
Nancy was also a leader in the movement
toward non-traditional casting of children, representing the first African-American
and Latino orphans in Annie, the first Asian and African-American girls
to play ‘Cosette’ and the first girl to understudy Gavroche
in Les Miserables.
She is on the speakers panel of the Screen
Actor’s Guild Young Performers Committee and is a member of the
National Association of Talent Representatives. Nancy is also the author
of Raising a Star - the parents’ guide
to helping kids break into theater, film, television or music.