New! 2-Week Online FILM/TV Class with Casting Director TINEKA BECKER, former Manager of Feature Casting at Paramount Pictures

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 3pm ET / 12pm PT

This event is in the past.

Here's your chance to work with this high profile casting director who has worked on feature films of all budgets (from small indies to large studio tentpole franchises), as well as network and streaming TV series.

Formerly the Manager of Feature Casting at Paramount Pictures, her independent projects have premiered at Sundance, LAFF, Marché du Film @ Cannes, The Hamptons FF, Palm Springs FF, Mill Valley FF, Cinequest, Outfest, Frameline and many others.  Recent credits include: Reacher (Amazon), The Artist's Wife (starring Lena Olin & Bruce Dern), Unt. ABC Workplace Comedy Pilot, Supercool (starring Damon Wayans, Jr).  Earlier career credits include: X-Men Apocalypse, Little Fockers, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and many others.

This class is designed to work specifically on TV/Film audition technique, as well as a greater understanding of the industry as a whole. In class, there will be a strong focus on the business of acting, breaking down the casting process, and providing actors with food for thought on how they can be more proactive in their careers. Tineka also works generously with each actor on their scenes, providing adjustments and overall feedback.

The first week, Tineka would like you to please prepare a scene of your choice. In the second week, you will focus on Film and TV sides which she will "cast" in advance. 

Please note that Tineka's class runs longer than our normal classes.

This class is open to adults only, 18 and older.

Follow this link for her film/TV credits

(East Coast actors, please note, this class tends to run late!)

What to Prepare:

For the FIRST CLASS, please prepare a scene of choice that you feel best showcases your strengths as an actor. You can select a scene from the General Sides database (link located in your Actors Connection account upon registration), OR bring in your own 2-3 page scene. 

Please email your scene choice AS AN ATTACHMENT (file should be labeled YourName_CHARACTER) by 5pm (EST) the DAY BEFORE the event.

For your second class, assignments will be emailed 1-3 day in advance. 

Please follow the procedures listed below:

  • Please update your headshot and fill out the MY INFO section of your AC account upon registration.

  • Arrive at least 10 MINUTES before your event is slated to start. Your host will give important information about the event at this time.

  • Instructions and the ZOOM link for access to this online event will be emailed to you in advance. If you have not received the link by 12pm (EST) the day-of the event, please reach out to at least one hour PRIOR to the start of class.

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**No recording of any kind is permitted by participants during class.**

**Please keep in mind that all programs at Actors Connection are for educational and professional development purposes. Participating in any class or event is not a promise of employment.**

Tineka Becker

Tineka Becker is an independent casting director, based in Los Angeles. Formerly the Manager of Feature Casting at Paramount Pictures, she has worked with some of the top casting offices in LA throughout her career.

Since going out on her own, her independent projects have premiered at Sundance, LAFF, Marche? du Film @ Cannes, The Hamptons Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, Le Femme International Film Festival, Cinequest, Outfest, Frameline and many others. She has cast projects for Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Amazon, ABC, CBS Television, 20th TV, MTV, YouTube Red, Voltage Pictures, the Weitz brothers' Depth of Field, Steve Carell’s Carousel Television, Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, Gerber Pictures, ITV, Scythia Films, Water’s End Productions, Yellow TV & Film, and many more.

She is grateful to have 3 independent features that all released during the pandemic and are available online and VOD: The Artist’s Wife starring Lena Olin and Bruce Dern; the gay, Arab, Muslim Rom-Com Breaking Fast; and The 11th Green starring Campbell Scott. Tineka was born in The Netherlands, reared in the States, and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s theater program.


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The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.