**Classes are for instructional purposes only. Participation in any Kathy Wickline Casting class, workshop or event does not guarantee employment or casting opportunities.
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:
What tools you need to get started
What type of work is available and where to look for it
Cold copy - Kathy will provide insight, direction and feedback
Local agents best suited for you
Your best attributes on camera/knowing your type
What to beware of in this industry
An opportunity like this is rarely offered by casting professionals
One Hour Private Consultation
Option 2: This option is offered periodically throughout the year so inquire when calling.
1 ½ hr Consultation and a recorded performance of your audition with camera tutorial.
$175 cash only discounted or $220 credit card (sorry personal checks no longer accepted)
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 two performance options:
1. 2 Contemporary Monologues (1-2 minutes long each)
2. 1 Contemporary Monologue and 1 Cold Copy Read
Attendees will receive written feedback from our panelists.
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
Location: Kathy Wickline Casting
Age Range: 11 and up
Fee: $199 (+$20 admin. fee)
This Showcase is not Offered to Beginners
Important note: Registration recommended sooner than later as spots will need to be limited.
KWC reserves the right to replace panelists due to unforeseen circumstances. In the rare event this is not possible KWC guarantees two panelists.
Introduction to Commercial and Fashion Print Modeling Seminar
Philadelphia is a huge market for commercial print. This is a great way for actors to expand their abilities to include commercial print modeling or for beginner models. Registrants will be taught by two print modeling agents about the differences between commercial and fashion print work and what is needed for either area of work. They will learn what these agents look for in models, tools of the trade, and what an aspiring model should be aware of. Finally, they will leave the seminar with an understanding about where to go for head shots and composite cards, model earnings and usages, what a model normally needs for a job, and how to market their own particular ‘type’.
Registrants are asked to bring a sample head shot and/or composite cards.
About the Panelists:
Jenna Adams, Reinhard Agency
Jenna has been working in the print and advertising industry for over 15 years, having held positions as a booking agent, Agency Director, wardrobe/prop stylist and producer. Jenna has developed models that have gone on to do a multitude of fashion, advertising and lifestyle print and video work, both locally and nationally.
Reinhard, with 35 + years in business, has represented both model and talent, leading the region in fashion/lifestyle/commercial print, on camera/acting/spokesperson work, voice over, fit, runway and informal modeling.
Sarah G. Howell, MMA
Sarah G. Howell has been working as an agent for 8 years with 5 of those years being the Assistant Director at MMA. As the Assistant Director Sarah handles the Adult on camera, commercial print, voiceover, fashion and runway divisions.
MMA's models have graced covers for the following Magazines: German Elle, Glamour, German Cosmo, Amica, Anna, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, Main Line Today, South Jersey Magazine, Philly Style, Delaware Bride, Fusion, Improper Bostonian, Girl's Life, Healthy Aging, Boutique Magazine, Philly Health and Fitness, and Natural Health Magazine.
MMA models have been featured in ads for the following: Eileen Fisher, Armani, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragomo, Abercrombie & Fitch, Puma, Boscov's, Boyd's, Journey's, Delia's and Deb Shops, just to name a few.
Panelists: Jenna Adams, Sarah G. Howell
Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Fee: $55 (+$10 admin. fee)
Age Range: 10 and up (children must be accompanied by 1 adult only)
**spots limited to 15
Voice Over Workshop
Get Behind the Mic
The Voice Over Seminar 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, audio books, 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 films "Turning Point" with Ernie Hudson and Todd Bridges and as the star of the film "Hylo." He co-starred in the EMMY winning "Fever: 1793," which premiered on ABC in April of 2012. Leonard was recently nominated for a Broadway World Best Actor Award for his performance in "August Wilson's Fences."
Instructor: Leonard Dozier
Date: Sunday, February 8th
Time: 10am - 2pm
Fee: $135 (+$10 admin, fee)
Age Range: 12 and up (children must be accompanied by 1 adult only)
*Seats limited to 15
Character Development for Teens: Film & Theater
This 4 week class will teach students how to properly read through scripted material and the ways to develop their own style for any character they are portraying in either the theater or film mediums. By the end of the course, students will be able to read through a script for a film or play they are either auditioning for or are already cast in and will be able to have insight into what the director is looking for and how to truly build their characters from the ground up. This course will take young actors out of their comfort zone to help them become confident and comfortable in front of the camera and on stage, no matter what type of character they are playing.
About the Instructor:
Alexandra Maimone is a singer, writer, and filmmaker living in Philadelphia, PA. She has spent her life studying classical vocal performance, screen writing, and taking part in community entertainment. She is a musician, screenplay editor, and currently works with Kathy Wickline Casting as a development coordinator. She has worked with Independent film companies in Los Angeles such as Mandalay Entertainment and Groundswell Productions.
She has starred in leading roles in Philadelphia such as "Beauty and the Beast," as Mrs. Potts, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", as Domina, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat," as the Narrator, and "The Sound of Music", as The Mother Abbess.
Instructor: Alexandra Maimone
Dates: Saturdays, Feb, 14, 21, 28, March 7
Time: 10am - 12pm
Fee: $149 (+$20)
Optional Edited DVD of Student's Footage (+$25)
Age Rage : 14-18
PLEASE NOTE - ALLOW UP TO 1 MONTH TO PROCESS AND SHIP DVD ORDERS
Philly Talent Showcase!
Wickline Casting presents an opportunity for you to display your talent in front of top Philadelphia managers. Learn what agents look for, your type, how agents will market you, and be among the first called for auditions. A panel discussion involving each of the agents will allow talent to actually have face time to meet and learn valuable information about the industry. If you plan on working in the Philadelphia area, this showcase is a must. Ages 10 and up. Beginners welcome!
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 hold open calls so showcases are a great opportunity to meet these individuals.YOU get to ask YOUR questions!
You will receive written feedback from each of the panelists on different aspects of your performance including presentation, material choice, head shots, resume, etc. Over 70% of talent that do the showcase find representation!
Meet Our Panelists:
Cathy Parker, Cathy Parker Management
Cathy Parker has been a personal manager since 1983. She is very much involved with the growth and support of the actors she represents, advising them in their career every step of the way. Actors on file with Cathy work very closely with her and must be serious about their careers and aspirations. An example of some credits Cathy has been working on recently include: principle roles in 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Unforgettable' and 'House of Cards', as well as one of her clients holding a recurring role on 'Orange is the New Black'. Her clients have auditioned for 'The Carrie Diaries', 'The Michael J. Fox Show', 'Blue Bloods', 'The Good Wife', 'Broad City', 'Elementary,' and for various feature films shooting in NYC as well as Broadway and Regional Theatre.
Roe Lennon, AMA
Roe has over 12 years of experience and has opened the doors for many actors in the area. She also submits talent to the New York City area. Her company, AMA, has booked thousands of actors in commercials, films, theater, and print. Some of her most recent credits include: Walmart, Kitchen Aide, Hyundai, 'Sleepy Hollow the Musical', 'Political Animals', and 'Do No Harm'. She has also booked talent in the films 'Girl Interrupted' and 'The Lovely Bones.'
Linda Wisch, Plaza 7
Linda Wisch has been an agent in the Philadelphia area since 1975, specializing in commercials, TV and film. In 2012 an office was formed in New York. Both offices are SAG franchised. She herself was a talent working in New York, the West Coast and Philadelphia. Her talent has appeared in local and national commercials such as: Build A Bear, Geico, Steak Um, Rita’s Ice, PA Lottery, TD Bank, PA Tourism, Rita Aid, Lincoln Finance and many more. 'Orange Is The New Black,' Law And Order, 'Boardwalk Empire,' and 'Blue Bloods' are just a few of the TV shows her talent has appeared.
Panelists: Roe Lennon, AMA; Cathy Parker, Cathy Parker Management;
Linda Wisch, Plaza 7
Date: Sunday, February 22nd
Time: 9:30am - approx. 1:30pm
Fee: $99 (+$20 admin. fee)
Age Range: 10 and up