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Casting for Screen SELF TAPE WORKSHOP
Led by Casting Associate Finnian Tweed (The Witcher - Sophie Holland Casting)
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3 hours / £32.00

Date: March 28th
Location: Actors' Guild Hub at Spotlight, 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7RJ
Time: 13.30 - 16.30

We are delighted to welcome back Casting Associate, Finnian Tweed, who is currently casting 'The Witcher' starring Henry Cavill for Netflix with Casting Director, Sophie Holland. Previous to this he worked with Gary Davy and at the BBC casting department.

The workshop will start with an introduction and there will then be an opportunity to get up on your feet and work practically. Finnian asks participants to prepare a contemporary scene where the focus is on your character.  The scene (no monologues) should be from TV or film and NOT from theatre. Please be OFF-BOOK your scene and also know the context of the scene within the screenplay very well. Finnian will offer feedback and direction.

Please bring 2 copies of your scene.

There will be a Q&A at the end of the workshop, time permitting.

Finnian Tweed has worked with some of the leading casting directors in the UK on a number of major film, theatre and television projects. Prior to working in casting he worked as an agent’s assistant for an emerging talent agency and then at Rossmore Management looking after an exciting roster of acting talent.

He is currently working with Sophie Holland. Previously he worked with Gary Davy, as well as working in-house at the BBC on several award winning shows including: ‘Holby City’, ‘Father Brown’, and ‘Shakespeare and Hathaway’. Casting director credits for the BBC include ‘Doctors’, ‘The Break’ Series 2 (BBC3 iplayer online) and most recently the October ‘Sky Drama Table Read’, hosted by the BBC Writersroom which discovers, develops and champions new and experienced writing talent across the whole of the UK.

Further television projects as assistant include: ‘HIM’ for ITV ‘BORN TO KILL’ for Channel 4 ‘OUTLANDER’ SERIES 2 for Starz ‘HILDA’ (animated series) for Netflix ‘THE DUMPING GROUND’ Series 5 for CBBC ‘THE WORST WITCH’ for CBBC. Notable theatre projects as assistant include: ‘HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD’, Palace Theatre. (Director: John Tiffany). ‘ORESTEIA’ at Almeida & Trafalgar Studios. (Director: Robert Icke). ‘BLUE/ORANGE’ at Young Vic. (Director: Matthew Xia) ‘YERMA’ at Young Vic with Billie Piper. (Director: Simon Stone). ‘Hamlet’ at the Barbican (Sonia Friedman Productions, (Director: Lyndsey Turner). ‘Tipping the Velvet’ at Lyric Hammersmith. (Director: Lyndsey Turner). ‘Martyr’, a Co-Production of Actors Touring Company and the Unicorn Theatre, (Director Ramin Gray). ‘HIGH SOCIETY’ at the Old Vic. (Director: Maria Friedman) ‘BATMAN LIVE THE WORLD ARENA TOUR’ (Director: Steven Paling) Notable film projects as assistant include: ‘THE EXCEPTION’ starring Christopher Plummer and Lily James, (Director: David Leveaux). 

**Please note all contact or questions regarding this workshop should come through the TAG office. Please do not contact the workshop leader directly with questions**

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