This one hour event will feature a panel discussion and Q&A with casting directors Jason Wood, Tineka Becker, and Jason Stamey.
ROOM: Bank of America Auditorium
CASTING DIRECTOR BIOS
Jason Wood is a casting consultant for A+E Networks (Lifetime, History Channel, A&E) and A+E Studios. As an independent casting director he has cast numerous film and television projects, including Quinceanera, Shelter, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, Single Ladies, Heaven's Floor, and many more. He has been nominated five times by the CSA for outstanding casting, winning in 2011 for the feature Park and in 2012 for the short film Bye Bye Sally. He is originally from Atlanta, Georgia.
Tineka Becker is an independent casting director in Los Angeles. Formerly the Manager of Feature Casting at Paramount Pictures, she has worked with some of the top feature casting offices in LA. Feature credits with those offices include (select list): Tom Ford’s directorial debut A Single Man, Twilight: New Moon, X-Men: Apocalypse, Moneyball, Little Fockers, A Better Life (Oscar nom for Demian Bichir), Heaven is for Real, Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, and Robert Zemeckis's A Christmas Carol w/ Jim Carrey. Since going out on her own, she has cast the teen comedy Good Kids produced by the Weitz brothers, Jonathan Parker’s The Architect which premiered at the Seattle Film Festival, Lea Thompson’s upcoming feature directorial debut The Year of Spectacular Men, and The Mad Genius Projectfrom award winning director Royce Gorsuch, among many others. She is excited to announce that her noir/mystery indie Rememory, starring Peter Dinklage, had its World Premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Tineka was born in The Netherlands, reared in the States, and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s theater program.
Jason B. Stamey is an Associate Casting Director at the Sarah Finn Company and works primarily on Marvel Studios features such as Doctor Strange and Spider-man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnorok, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War. Some of his other notable credits are Jon Favreau’s Chef, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, Shane Black’s The Nice Guys and the animated feature The Little Prince.
In order to attend this event, you MUST have a SAG-AFTRA Foundation account.
NO LATE ARRIVALS are admitted. WALK-UPS are welcome, but are only admitted space permitting to replace no-shows.