Insight Actors Studio || Our Team

Elizabeth (Beth) Becka, IAS Owner and Director, has an MFA in Acting/Directing from UNCG and is a certified Instructor of the Meisner Approach to Acting as trained by Larry Silverberg. Beth was a private acting coach in Los Angeles for 8 years and she has taught for over 30 years both privately and in Theatre and Communication Studies at UNCW. Her career spans from directing or acting in over 40 theatrical productions from Off-Broadway in NYC and Regional Theatre to TV and film projects in Los Angeles and the Southeast. Beth had a recurring role on HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, NASHVILLE. Recent roles include VENOM, GOOD GIRLS, GREENLEAF, SIX, SECRETS AND LIES, FINDING CARTER, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, and WAR ROOM.  Beth was the pre-production and on-set acting coach for the following feature films: UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION, WAR ROOM, LIKE ARROWS, OVERCOMER and for the NBC pilot, GAME OF SILENCE.  In younger days she had a recurring role on MATLOCK.
Meisner Technique for Adults/On-Camera Scene Study/Meisner Technique for Teens

 

Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 4.26.37 PMRick Andosca has been an actor, theatre director and teacher for close to fifty years. As a stage actor, he has played over seventy roles in more than 1,000 performances and has directed over twenty Actors Equity Association productions from L.A. to N.Y.C.. Rick has appeared in more than twenty films and television shows and has worked with Elijah Wood, Gregory Hines, Carroll O’Conner, and David Morse, among others.  He trained in the Meisner Technique with Robert X. Modica in N.Y.C. for eight years and studied at Leland Powers School of Radio/Television and Theatre in Boston.
Meisner Technique Classes

 

 

Victor McCay, SAG-AFTRA /Television Academy of Arts & Sciences (EMMY) member, has an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where he trained in the Meisner Technique with renowned acting teachers William Esper and Maggie Flanigan. Victor is a private acting coach in Los Angeles and Atlanta, and has taught privately and at numerous universities over the last 20 years. Over his professional career he has amassed more than 50 film and television credits working with many of the top actors, directors, producers and casting directors in the industry including Hugh Jackman, Robert Downey, Jr., Nicole Kidman, Tom Hardy, Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Lucas Hedges, Joel Edgerton, Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Ben Affleck, Naomi Watts, Michael Keaton, Sissy Spacek and Kathy Bates. His credits include: BOY ERASED, OZARK, VENOM, THE FRONT RUNNER, THE FOUNDER, THE ACCOUNTANT,  ARGO (Academy Award winner for Best Picture), THE GOOD LIE, THE RING TWO, recurring roles on THE WEST WING, THE WALKING DEAD, and a series regular role on NBC’s PASSIONS. On-Camera Audition Technique

 

Cameron Lee is our Business Manager. Cameron joined the Goizueta Business School at Emory University as an adjunct faculty member in accounting in 2011. He is a certified public accountant. Prior to his arrival at Emory, Lee worked for 20 years in public accounting, and in the oil service and mortgage banking industries. At Washington Mutual, he served as a vice president, managing a variety of business functions, including acquisitions and integrations, technology finance, and capital investments. At Bank of America, he served as a vice president and financial control manager in the mortgage services group. He received his MBA from Texas A&M University and has a BBA in accounting from Eastern Michigan University.
Business of the Biz – Second Sundays

 

Our Mentor

583_10207850752362689_6668203246965417740_nLarry Silverberg is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Sanford Meisner technique of acting. He is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre where he studied with legendary acting teacher, Sanford Meisner. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed four volume series, “The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actors Workbook,” “Loving To Audition,” “The 7 Simple Truths of Acting for the Teen Actor” and “Meisner For Teens: A Life of True Acting.”  His most recently released book, “True Acting Tips,” is rapidly becoming a favorite on actors’ bookshelves. Silverberg is founder and director of The True Acting Institute and tours the world leading master classes for actors, teachers, and directors in the Meisner technique. Meisner Workshops