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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 (not accepting personal checks any longer)
$145 credit card
Call our office at 215-739-9952 to Register

 

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Introduction to On-Camera Spokesperson or Hosting

 

 

Kathy Wickline will teach this special introductory course to talent looking to expand their on-camera expertise. 80% of the work in Philadelphia requires a spokesperson, narrator or on-camera host for commercials or corporate film. Being a spokesperson/host requires a specialized skill; a direct professional connection to camera while being personable and engaging. This intro class will have you doing exercises to help you merge your own style in a professional manner. On-Camera movement, hand-placements, walking/talking are all part of being a great on-camera spokesperson/host and something widely overlooked by actors. Include Intro to Teleprompter.

 

Date: Thursday, July 10th--FILLED!!

NEW DATE: August 6th!!

Time: 4pm – approx 6 or 7pm

Fee: Cash or money order (discount) $70 +$10 admin fee.

Credit card payments online: $80+$10

Limited to 6 actors (some on-camera or theater experience necessary)

Call our offices to check on availability before registering online, since this class is limited to 6 actors.

 

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Get Behind the Mic with Addy Award Winning Actor Leonard Dozier!

 

Workshop will cover four phases:

1) The basics of voice acting, technique and vocal preparation...how to use YOUR VOICE. The industry needs all types of voices!

2) Careers in voice acting (commercials, audiobooks, documentaries, animation and interactive media)

3) The business of voice acting, the major players in the business, union versus nonunion, creating work opportunities for yourself, producing your demo

4) Putting your voice and skills to the test (recording real scripts on the spot, simulating auditions, and you receive a copy of your work!)

 

About the Instructor:

Leonard Dozier is a SAG-AFTRA actor and voice actor with close to 20 years experience. He is a principal actor alongside Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, Kelsey Grammar and Patrick Stewart in the Hollywood animation movie "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" He is also the official voice for Boomtown Casino and the spokesman for CollisionMax. Other voice credits include American-Idol Ruben Studdard's national promo for the album "Love Is," voice of Centerlight Healthcare, voice of the NCAA Recyclemania Campaign for Coca Cola, narrator of world renowned pastor Dr. Creflo Dollar's "8 Steps to Create the Life You Want" and the film "Apostle of Freedom" (in which he replaced actor Delroy Lindo and also starred in the film) Leonard is signed to one of the leading agencies in the country. On screen Leonard can be seen in the upcoming film "Turning Point" with Ernie Hudson and Todd Bridges and as the star of the upcoming film "Hylo." He co-starred in the EMMY winning  "Fever: 1793," which premiered on ABC in April of 2012.

 

Instructor: Leonard Dozier

Date: September 13th, 2014

Time: 9am-1pm

Fee: $135 (plus $10 admin fee)

 

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"Everything No One Told You About Being an Actor"

 

Have you struggled to determine what outfits to bring (and not bring) to set?

Do you know how to network to find paying gigs? How can you support your fellow actors when you can't afford to donate to their crowd funding campaign? What is the one question you should always ask the casting director before you hang up the phone?

These and many more questions will be answered in "Everything No One Told You About Being an Actor". You will walk out of this 2-hour session with 30 of the best tips that you can use immediately. This class applies to stage, TV, commercial and film actors of all ages, regardless of how long you have been performing.

 

 

About the instructor:

Dave Ferrier has been a part of the Philadelphia acting scene since 2007. He has performed in nearly 20 plays, dozens of independent films, and has appeared in multiple episodes of Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's VEEP, Investigation Discovery shows and is a veteran haunted house actor.

 

Instructor: David Ferrier

Date: September 13th, 2014

Time: 2pm-4pm

Fee: $45 plus $10 admin fee

 

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Intro to Acting: Film & TV

 

 

"Are you just starting out as an actor? Or are you trained for the stage but exploring how to adapt your craft for the screen? Whatever your path this course will cover the foundation principles behind working on-camera.  Frame, perspective, character, reaction time, hitting marks, sound and voice levels, reactions and business – these and other essential details will start you on your journey  “through the lens.” This extremely helpful 8-week intro class will be taught by one of our most respected teachers, Gene Terruso.

 

 

About the Instructor:

Gene Terruso worked alongside Sanford Meisner over two years in Hollywood and has now been teaching the process for over 25 years himself. Gene is a former Director of the School of Theatre Arts at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and President of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York and Hollywood). Wickline Casting is fortunate to have this stellar instructor here to offer such a widely sought and rarely offered course.

 

 

Instructor: Gene Terruso

Fee: $378 (Plus $20 Admin. Fee)

Date: Saturdays September 20th, 27th, October 4th,

11th, 25th, November 1st, 8th, and 15th

Time: 10AM-12PM

 

 

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Commercial Acting Class

Did you know that 85% of the work in Philadelphia is commercials?

 

 

This is a great course for talent just starting out in the industry or theatre talent transitioning to on-camera.  The focus of this class will be on on-camera auditioning skills and acting for commercials, working on-camera with commercial copy and/or scenes, learning industry terms and much more.

 

 

Topics that may be covered include:

--working on-camera with commercial copy and/or scenes

--learning industry terms; verbally and on scripts

--cold readings

--instructor feedback

 

 

Gene is a former director of the School of Theatre Arts at UArts and a president of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has taught on-camera technique for narrative production, industrial, and commercial work both here and in Chicago. Wickline Casting is fortunate to have this stellar instructor here to offer such a widely sought and rarely offered course.

 

 

Instructor: Gene Terruso

Dates: Saturdays September 20th, 27th, October 4th,

11th, 25th, and November 1st

Time: 1:00PM-3:00PM

Fee: $278 (plus a $20 admin fee)

Ages: 18 & Up

*All classes and workshops have limited enrollment.*

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Philly Talent Showcase

Why should you attend a Showcase? Showcases allow you to spend time getting to know and perform for some of the top agents/managers. NOT ALL AGENTS/MANAGERS have open calls so showcases are a great opportunity to meet these individuals! YOU ask YOUR questions! YOU receive written feedback from each of the panelists on different aspects of your performance including presentation, material choice, headshots, resume, etc. You will perform for multiple agents/managers individually and privately. Over 70% of talent that do the showcase find representation!

 

Panelists are as follows:

-Roe Lennon of AMA

-Olivia Hoff of Reinhard Agency

-Jeannette of V&S Talent Group

 

 

 

Date: Sunday September 21st, 2014

Time: 9:30AM-1:00PM approx.

Fee: $99.00 (plus $10 Admin Fee)

Experience level: 10 and up (All children MUST be accompanied by ONE adult)

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Stage to Screen Class

 

 

“We are constantly told that stage training is the cornerstone of all acting technique...But what if we have the right presence for film and our experience onstage is limited? Or, if our stage technique is so firmly in place that we struggle to make adjustments for the camera? And what are the real distinctions and subtleties between performing for theater and for the screen, beyond the notion of "just making it smaller?”

By taking students through the same scene in preparation for both a staged performance and one for the camera, this course will enable the actor to take a close up look at the real difference in technique that both mediums require."

 

 

About Instructor:

Gene Terruso worked alongside Sanford Meisner over two years in Hollywood and has now been teaching the process for over 25 years himself. Gene is a former Director of the School of Theatre Arts at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and President of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York and Hollywood). Wickline Casting is fortunate to have this stellar instructor here to offer such a widely sought and rarely offered course.

 

 

Instructor: Gene Terruso

Dates: Tuesdays September 23rd, 30th, October 7th, 

14th, 21st, 28th, November 4th, & the 18th

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Fee: $378 (plus $20 admin fee)

Ages: 18 & up

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