**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
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
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: May 6th, May 13th, May 20th, May 27th, June 3rd, & June 10th
Time: Tuesdays 7:00PM-9:00PM
Fee: $278 (plus a $20 admin fee)
Ages: 18 & Up
*All classes and workshops have limited enrollment.*
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: May 4th, 2014
Fee: $45 (plus $10 admin fee)