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Casting for Screen - Self Tape
Led by Casting Director Finnian Tweed
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£24.00

Date: July 10th
Time: 10.00

We are delighted to offer this great opportunity to get personal feedback on a self-tape from Casting Director Finnian Tweed who has worked on many high end TV shows for Netflix, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

The workshop will take the form of a self tape submitted to Finnian (via TAG) by WeTransfer or Vimeo, along with 3 questions for the Q & A. You will receive written feedback from Finnian to your self tape (maximum of 2 takes) as well as written answers to the questions submitted by the whole class. We will be sending Finnian the link to your Spotlight CV as usual.

What you have to do:

Please 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 sure you know the context of the scene within the screenplay very well. You will then need to self-tape your scene.

There will also be the opportunity to submit 3 questions and get honest answers - questions arising from the self-taping process or regarding Finnian's experiences of the casting process. Finnian will provide the answers to all the question received from the class, so you will have the opportunity to get answers to questions you may not have thought of. (Please submit 4 questions by email to TAG so that we can pass them on to Finnian and avoid duplications.)

You will each receive your personalised feed back on your takes as well as a group “questions answered” document 3 days after the class date.

Finnian Tweed is a Casting Director specialising in film and TV with almost 10 years industry experience. From 2018-2020 he worked alongside Sophie Holland as her Casting Associate on 2 seasons of the hugely successful 8 part series 'The Witcher' for Netflix. He was also Sophie's Casting Associate on 'Young Wallander' for Yellow Bird UK/ Netflix and several other exciting projects. In 2018 he worked with Gary Davy on a number of shows including 'The Spanish Princess' for Starz. Prior to that he worked at the BBC where his Casting Director credits included ‘Doctors’, ‘The Break’ Series 2 (BBC3 iplayer online) and the October 2017 ‘Sky Drama Table Read’, hosted by the BBC Writersroom. He also worked on several award winning shows at the BBC including: ‘Holby City’, ‘Father Brown’, and ‘Shakespeare and Hathaway’.

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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