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Tracey Becker

Tracey Becker began her career as an actress and producer in New York City and made frequent guest appearances on networks like A&E, Comedy Central and Showtime.  Tracey then launched Birnam Wood, a theater and film production company dedicated to developing works by new and established writers like Murray Schisgal, Christopher Durang, Ron McLarty.  She produced the highly successful Off-Broadway run of Doris Davis’ “Summer Share” that NBC TVs Jeffery Lyons called “Must-See Theater!”  She then partnered with Dustin Hoffman to develop the one-hour TV drama pilot “44 Wall”.  Birnam Wood optioned Allan Knee’s play “The Man Who Was Peter Pan” and developed the screenplay “Finding Neverland” with writer David Magee. Partnering with Richard Gladstein, Tracey co-produced the film for Miramax, which starred Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, with Marc Forster directing. “Finding Neverland” was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, winning for Best Score, in addition to winning the National Board of Review’s Best Picture honor.

Tracey then developed a series of short films for “Glamour” Magazine, featuring the directing debuts of Jennifer Aniston and Bryce Dallas Howard. Her latest film “Hysteria”, a romantic comedy set in Victorian, England directed by Tanya Wexler (“Ball in the House”), and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Rupert Everett, Jonathan Pryce and Felicity Jones, premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, and was released by Sony Pictures Classics in 2012. Tracey will next produce “The Galapagos Affair” from a script by William Boyd (“Chaplin”) for Informant Media, as well as the psychological thriller “Urban Asylum” written by Sean Farley, and “Ana’s Playground” – the feature adaptation of Eric D. Howell’s award-winning short film, for RKO Pictures.

Tracey lives in Venice, California with her husband and son. In her spare time, she sits on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Film Festival, offers screenplay consultation services through her website www.ScriptSwami.com, and is an active volunteer for her son’s elementary school, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of  “From the Heart,” a non-profit which puts brand new books in the hands of disadvantaged kids in the most economically challenged areas of Los Angeles.