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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! 

 

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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

 

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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: Mondays December 8th, 15th, 22th,

January 5th, 12th, and 19th

Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

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

Ages: 18 & Up

*All classes and workshops have limited enrollment.

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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 December 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th,

January 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th.

Time: 10AM - 12PM

 

 

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Meisner Through the Lens 

 

Sanford Meisner, the legendary master acting instructor served for years as the head of 20th Century Fox’s Talent Division and in doing so, brought his process to the art of acting for the screen. The simplicity of Meisner’s foundation work is world-renowned and widely used for the basic requirements of film and television.

 

Every actor needs a solid technical basis from which they create characters and performances. In this course you will learn to allow yourself to respond truthfully to any situation. You will find out how to blend that truth with the imaginary circumstances of your character and bring a vibrant performance across on screen. You will learn to develop your imagination so no situation is outside the realm of possibility, and will gain keen insight into your own capacity for truth in a performance. This course is a must for serious actors whose goals are set on film and television. You want a solid technique? This will give it to you!

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)

Experience: Beginner/Intermediate

Dates:  Saturdays December 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th,

January 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th.

Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

*This class is limited to 10 students*

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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