**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
Winter Break Workshop for Kids
Wickline Casting will be “rolling camera” for young aspiring actors and filmmakers during the holiday break.
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 Scriptwriting. Kids work as cast and crew teams giving them a taste of each position. This is a great way for introduce your child to filmmaking. In addition, it is a great way to socialize and make new friends! This introductory course is different and a 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 career aspirations.
Kathy Wickline also offers private consultations for parents who are considering how to introduce their child to this industry.
Dates: December 26th, 27th, 28th
Rate: $140 (plus $20 admin fee)
Ages: 9-15 years old
The L.A. Workshop: Marketing Strategies Before you Move
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.
Philadelphia’s own Leah Cevoli has spent over a decade as a professional working actor in Los Angeles.
Did you know that in LA having an agent isn’t the only way to get union auditions!
Did you know that LA Casting Directors DO in fact call actors directly?
Did you know that Casting Directors in LA specialize in different types? Yeah, really!
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 workshops after workshops 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 5th, 2014
Rate: $40 (plus $10 admin fee)
Experience Level: ALL
Crowdfunding: How to Green Light Your Own Projects Workshop
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 90 minute 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 Leah: Actress/Producer Leah Cevoli has a proven track record of 6 for 6 successfully funded campaigns. 1 web-series. 3 Feature Films. 1 Music Album. 1 Radio Show. She has been instrumental in raising over $450,000 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: January 5th, 2014
Rate: $35 (plus $10 admin fee)
Experience Level: ALL
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 (Actors, Models, & Artists) Agency
-Sarah Gordan of MMA (Model Management Agency)
-Pat Yorks of Agency Connects
Fee: $99.00 (plus $10 Admin Fee)
Experience level: 10 and up (All children MUST be accompanied by ONE adult)
Acting Technique Course for Young Actors
This exclusive 8-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 8 week class you will be taught by TWO different teachers that each have their own expertise from film acting to commercials and live presentation. This is the first time Wickline Casting is offering this bi-level class. 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 and pushing past your 'comfort zone' makes this class a truly exciting quest. You will work with and without script to get your character where it needs to be. Your teachers, Vince Valentine and Joe Perillo have hundreds of credits from film, TV to commercials, theater and comedy. They are renowned in their field. This class will be limited to 10.
Videotaping and playback makes this class a gem. Parents are encouraged to attend at the last class for review.
About the Instructors:
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 is currently shooting the independent film "Assumption of Risk" while teaching summer 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.
Vince Valentine made his stage debut when he was 11 years old at his cousin Anthony's First Holy Communion with his now legendary comedy bit "Uncle Dominic at the Racetrack." Fast forward to his 30's, and after taking Paul J. Solari's Stand-Up Comedy Workshop, Vince began performing at comedy clubs along the east coast. Vince has been an instructor at Wickline Casting for years teaching Acting for Kids and Teens workshops.Vince has starred as Christopher and toured throughout the United States in "The Soapranos", an interactive parody of the HBO TV series. Vince has also starred in "Joey and Maria's Italian Wedding", 'The Godfathers' Meshuggener Wedding."
Instructors: Vince Valentine & Joey Perillo
Dates: Sundays January 19th, 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 23rd, March2nd, 9th, & 16th
Fee: $325 (plus $20 admin fee)
Ages: 9-15 years old
The Acting Industry: Never Too Late and How to Market Yourself
This workshop is designed for actors age 30 to 100 who would love to delve into the acting industry for fun and profit. The seminar will help you understand the casting process as well as the realities of work in TV, Film, Print Advertising, Commercials and more. The focus will be on learning the type of work that is available locally and how to search for work and how to be seen by casting directors and agents. We'll also discuss headshots and resumes. Some of the topics to be covered will be typical situations mature actors will encounter and how to best understand the casting process and self-marketing. For example:if you were selling a new car, you'd open the hood, brag about the engine. You'd have the buyer sit inside the car and sense the feel of the magnificent car. But when it comes to YOU...as the *new car*...somehow you shrink away. This seminar taught by the talented and well-loved Thomas Roy will give you a broad overview of the “business” and how to succeed in it.
About the Instructor:
Thomas Roy is our 'mature actors (35+)' instructor. He is a member in good standing of SAG-AFTRA for more than 20 years. His credited film and TV work includes 2 appearances on Saturday Night Live, 12 Monkeys as the Street Preacher, The Answer Man as Lou Pucci's alcoholic dad, and much more, including more than 50 years on stage, including the Walnut Street Theatre.
Instructor: Tom Roy
Date: January 26th, 2014
Fee: $45 (plus $10 admin fee)