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"So You Want To Be An Actor" Audio CD

**Classes are for instructional purposes only. Participation in any Kathy Wickline Casting class, workshop or event does not guarantee employment or casting opportunities.

One-on-One with Kathy Wickline


A private, hour long consultation developed for YOU!


The acting industry can be a hit or miss experience for an actor not knowing the ropes. It doesn't matter if you are delving into the acting world for long term or just testing it out as a fun, side job - you still need correct guidance!


Kathy will personally guide you in learning how to market yourself more effectively and define your career goals for your type. It is a great step for parents who are trying to get their child started safely and effectively in the business.


What happens in a One-on-One with Kathy Wickline?


Kathy will cover:


An opportunity like this is rarely offered by casting professionals


One Hour Private Consultation 
$100 cash only (no longer accepting personal checks)
$145 credit card
Call our office at (215) 739.9952 to Register & take your career to the next level! 




Special Talent Showcase here at KWC: For NY and Baltimore/D.C. Markets

Special Guests and Panelists: David Vaccari, David Elliott, and Kimberly Skyrme 


This type of showcase is rarely offered in the Philadelphia area! Experienced actors interested in TV, Film, Commercial, and Broadway can register for this all in one showcase. There will be one NY casting director, one Baltimore/D.C. casting director, and one NY agent coming to Kathy Wickline Casting. The showcase will begin with a Q & A segment that will provide instruction on working in the New York City and Baltimore/D.C. areas. A panel discussion allows talent to actually have face time and learn valuable information.


Following the Q & A, all attendees will be given the opportunity to perform both of the following talents: a contemporary monologue (1-2 minutes),  and read copy provided in the studio. Attendees will receive written feedback and a chance at being represented.  

**NOT for beginners!**


About the Panelists:


Kimberly Skyrme Casting (Baltimore/D.C. Casting Director)


Kimberly Skyrme began casting in 1990 and has been running her own casting company since 1993. In addition to Kimberly Skyrme Casting, she founded Wonder Wheel Entertainment to produce Films, Commercials and Interactive Training Programs.

Kimberly’s portfolio includes work on National Projects: Unsolved Mysteries, Deep Impact, Hearts in Atlantis, Beloved, Pelican Brief, True Lies Independent Projects: Death of a Nation, Group House, Camouflage, Regional and National Commercials: McCormick, Washington Post, AOL, UMD-UC and Bud Light. Kimberly is currently casting for one of her largest endeavors, Netflix original series House of Cards. Season 3 will premiere in 2015.

 Over the last 2 Decades she has served on Boards and Committees of WFVC-Washington Film and Video Council, UWPIAA- Up With People International Alumni Association, JLW- Junior League of Washington and the NYJL-New York Junior League. She is also on the Board of Directors of The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts-NCDA. She frequently speaks about Acting, Casting and Producing for several Film and Acting Organizations.  


David Vaccari: Telsey & Co. (NY Casting Director)


David Vaccari casts film, tv, commercials, plays and musicals at Telsey & Company.  Recent film projects include "The Intern" with Robert DeNiro, "Focus" with Will Smith and "A Most Violent Year" with Jessica Chastain.  Previous films include “Howl” with James Franco, “Jonah Hex” with Josh Brolin, Gus Van Sant’s “Restless” &“Paranoid Park” ,“Rachel Getting Married”, Helen Hunt’s “Then She Found Me”,“Across the Universe”,“Ira and Abby” “Rent”, “Pieces of April” , “The Bone Collector”, “Keane” & “Finding Forrester”.  Current TV includes "Penny Dreadful", "Flesh and Bone" on Starz, and "LIne of Sight" with Jonathan Demme for AMC. Past projects include "A Gifted Man" on CBS, “Smash” on NBC, “The Big C”, “Whoopi”, & “Undefeated” for HBO with John Leguizamo.  His work on musicals includes the casting of “Rent”, “The Capeman”, “Hedwig”, “Martin Short- Fame Becomes Me” “Hairspray”, & "MIllion Dollar Quartet". Plays include “GlenGarry GlenRoss”, “The Cryptogram" by David Mamet, “A Second Hand Memory”, and “Writer’s Block” by Woody Allen.


David Elliott: Buchwald Agency (NY Agent)


David Elliott is a highly respected commercial agent. David has been at Don Buchwald for over 30 years. He's recently booked his clients in commercials for Jet Dry, Campbell's Soup, Target, Shop-Rite, Citizen's Bank, Slimfast and Rockstar Video Games. He is interested in meeting new, talented actors of All Types-All Ethnicities. David is always on the look out for more talent to add to his roster!



Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015 

Time: 10am-1:30pm 

Location: Kathy Wickline Casting 

Age Range: 11 and up 

Fee: $199 (+$20 admin. fee) 

**NOT for Beginners!**

Important note: Registration recommended sooner than later as spots will need to be limited. 



Acting and Commercial Technique Course for Young Actors

This exclusive 4-week course will extensively improve your acting skills as a young actor!  


This is a challenging session for serious young actors exploring the fundamentals of the craft of acting including memorization skills, relaxation techniques, scene and character analysis, and creating believable reality in the moment.


In this 4 week class you will be taught by an instructor with expertise in a variety of acting forms from film to commercials and even live presentation.  We feel strongly that this will help build skills through challenging exercises developed to teach your young actor how to properly prepare for commercials, TV, and film. Improvisation makes this class a truly exciting one. You will work with and without script to get your character where it needs to be. Your teacher, Joey Perillo has hundreds of credits from film, TV , commercials, theater and comedy. This class will be limited to 10 students.


Videotaping and playback makes this class a true gem. Parents are encouraged to attend the last class for review.



About the Instructor:

Joey Perillo is a veteran character actor and Teen and Adult acting instructor who has worked and taught in Philadelphia, Princeton, New York and Los Angeles for more than 30 years. Joey has appeared as a principal (speaking) actor in virtually every theatrical medium including 14 major motion pictures such as "Philadelphia," "12 Monkeys," Rachel Getting Married, " "The Negotiator," "The Manchurian Candidate,"....and the original (and best) "Hairspray."


Joey has appeared as a principal on several TV shows: "ER," "Hack," "Homicide," "The Wire," and an obscure  HBO series, "The Sopranos." Joey recently appeared in the independent film "Assumption of Risk" and just shot a recurring principle role in HBO's "Veep," which will air this spring. Joey also  teaches at camp sessions at several college campuses for Kathy Wickline Casting. Joey is a long time member of the Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA and the Actors Equity Association.





Instructor: Joey Perillo

Dates: Sundays, January 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Fee: $198 (plus $20 admin fee)

Ages: 9-15 years old






Winter Break Workshop for Kids

*Attention Parents! Great Holiday Gift for the Kids!*

 Your child will learn how to shine in front of the camera and aspiring young filmmakers will learn how to make it happen “behind the scenes”. This special diversified course teaches your child the basics in Acting for Camera, Directing for Camera, Camera-Operating, and Screenwriting. Kids work as cast and crew teams giving them a taste of each position. This is a great way to introduce your child to filmmaking. In addition, it is a great way for them to socialize and make new friends! This introductory course is a unique and cumulative experience that gives kids a real look at just what goes into producing a scene.
 We are excited about sharing what we do in the industry with your children. We love encouraging them through the art of expression, whether it is just for fun or for serious career aspirations.


About the Instructor:


Joey Perillo is a veteran character actor and Teen and Adult acting instructor who has worked and taught in Philadelphia, Princeton, New York and Los Angeles for more than 30 years. Joey has appeared as a principal (speaking) actor in virtually every theatrical medium including 14 major motion pictures such as "Philadelphia," "12 Monkeys," Rachel Getting Married, " "The Negotiator," "The Manchurian Candidate,"....and the original (and best) "Hairspray."


Joey has appeared as a principal on several TV shows: "ER," "Hack," "Homicide," "The Wire," and an obscure  HBO series, "The Sopranos." Joey recently appeared in the independent film "Assumption of Risk" and just shot a recurring principle role in HBO's "Veep," which will air this spring. Joey also  teaches at camp sessions at several college campuses for Kathy Wickline Casting. Joey is a long time member of the Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA and the Actors Equity Association.




Dates: December 29th, 30th, and 31st
Time: 10:00am-12:30/1:00pm (approx. depending on enrollment)
Fee: $140 + $20 admin fee
Ages: 8-13 years old
Location: Kathy Wickline Casting

*Class limited to 10 (There will be a 15-30 minute break, students can bring a small packaged snack and a clear beverage to class with them)

*Deadline for registration is 12/22/14 - any last minute registrations can email assistant@wicklinecasting.com 



LA Workshop 


Save yourself a boat load of time by getting the necessary information plus begin to formulate a list of Casting Directors looking for your type.  Learn tips and tricks for increasing your social media presence and how to take your career into your OWN hands.


Philadelphia’s own Leah Cevoli has spent over a decade as a professional working actor in Los Angeles.

After graduating from West Chester University in 1999 Leah soon discovered she could live the normal life no more, and with her Ford Probe packed to the roof, $200 in her pockets, and no real plan for work or housing, Leah headed to Hollywood.  That was her first mistake!

For 5 years Leah worked regularly as a non-union background actor, performing in local plays (non-paying), and booking bands in Hollywood night clubs.  Leah attended workshop after workshop never getting the auditions or the meetings that would help take her to the next level.  After taking a simple branding workshop in 2004, things began to click for Leah, and in the winter of '04 Leah was Taft-Hartleyed into SAG as a series regular.    

Leah immediately refined her marketing skills and knowing her type sought out which Casting Directors to workshop with for her type, and her success rate of getting called in for auditions and meetings sky-rocketed.  In this workshop she wants to share these tips with you, to help make your journey a little less bumpy!

Doing your due diligence is nearly impossible for an actor to do before taking the leap of faith to LA.   In this workshop the 'who's who' is laid out for you.  

Leah will share with you her tips for getting in touch with your own personal brand and using it to execute a professional and refined strategy of marketing yourself to LA's top casting directors.



Instructor: Leah Cevoli 

Date: Sunday, January 4, 2015 

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Fee: $35 (+ $10 admin fee)

Ages: All 

Experience Level: All 

*Class limited to 15 (If registering a child, only one parent can accompany due to limited seating)






Crowdfunding: How to Green Light Your Own Projects


Crowdfunding has been used for many years by the entertainment industry and now others have begun using the Internet to set up web sites and take monetary donations to help fund their ideas. No longer do you need to sit back and wait for studios or investors to green light your project! With the era of crowdfunding upon us, independent artists, directors, producers, authors, and musicians are going straight to the fans and getting their dream projects funded.  You can too. In this 2 hour workshop you will learn tips, tricks, and the strategies needed to build a successful crowdfunding campaign. Learn not only how to hit your goal, but how to exceed your goal!
About The Instructor: 

 Actress/Producer Leah Cevoli has a proven track record of 15 for 15 successfully funded campaigns. 3 web-series. 5 Feature Films. 2 Music Albums. 1 Theatre Production. 1 Comedy Album. 1 Radio Show. 2 full-length Documentaries. She has been instrumental in raising over $1,000,000 in backer support for those projects, and has been a consultant on dozens of others. She will help your team achieve your crowdfunding goals.








Instructor: Leah Cevoli 

Date: Sunday, January 4, 2015

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Fee: $35 (plus $10 admin fee)

Ages: All

Experience Levels: All

* Class limited to 15 people