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**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 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 (sorry personal checks no longer accepted)
$145 credit card
 

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)

 
Call our office at (215) 739.9952 to Register & take your career to the next level! 

 

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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!

 

Registrants will have two reading options: 

1. 1 contemporary monologue (1-2 minutes), 1 commercial copy (provided)

2. 2 contemporary monologues (1-2 minutes each)



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.

 

Sarah G. Howell, MMA 

Sarah G. Howell graduated from Temple University with a degree in Film and Media Arts. She 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. Sarah's on-camera credits include 'Veep', QVC, Toys R Us, Conair, Hershey Park, Sprout, Rite Aid, and Sesame Place. For print work, Sarah has booked talent for Lowes, Urban Outfitters, Spirit Halloween, Destination Maternity, Boscov’s, Kraftmaid, QVC, David’s Bridal, and Parx Casino.

 

 

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: Sarah G. Howell, MMA; Cathy Parker, Cathy Parker Management;

Linda Wisch, Plaza 7 

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Time: 9:30am - approx. 1:30pm

Fee: $99 (+$20 admin. fee)

Age Range: 10 and up                

REGISTER HERE

Hosting and Spokesperson Class 

Hands-on attention is given to students looking to learn the skills of this quickly growing trade of hosting.  Many acting jobs require a professional delivery of a spokesperson or hosting personality.  There is an abundance of work in the Philadelphia market for cable TV, podcasts, commercials, industrial films, and much more! 70% of the work here is for Hosting and Spokesperson roles. Why not tap into it by learning the skills on how to host a TV segment or promote a product/service.

 

This class will provide insight into the industry, and help you develop your own on-camera personality and interview technique. Find out how to earn a living in the entertainment industry by just being yourself and developing your own style. Learn to read from teleprompter methods (most acting jobs today require this skill). 

 

 

About the Instructor:
 

Dave Thomas has been working in front of and behind the camera for more than 25 years. Dave is an Emmy Award-Winning, Media Savvy, Creative Thinking, Broadcast Journalist, Educator and Business Owner with Television, Film and even Radio experience. From former Presidents of the United States like Bill Clinton, to famous icons of the music, sports and comedy industries, such as Sir Elton John, Chase Utley and Bonnie Hunt, just to name a few, he has worked with many well known celebrities.

 

In particular, Dave spent two years studying one-on-one with the Academy Award-Winning actor Jack Palance, who helped craft Dave’s art of on camera presence and line delivery. From producing several award-winning documentaries to continuing on as a judging member of the National Academy of the Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), Dave Thomas’s work has appeared on many major television networks including ABC, NBC and FOX. Dave Thomas continues to inspire dozens of students to conquer this competitive industry in every role. Whether you want to hone your on-camera skills or learn how to deliver lines in a genuine way that will win you that next role, Dave Thomas will lead you there!

 

Testimonials:

"I was looking to fill the holes in my performances, and be competent as well as passionate. I did not understand why I had such a hard time in auditions, and after taking Dave’s class, I understand how to hit words and bring a script to life! I would recommend this class to an actor looking to take their career to the next level. Dave’s hands on, informative, and well thought out approach made it easy to communicate and feel comfortable with learning new techniques." -Alice Wills

 

"If you want to learn how to host and be a spokesperson, than you should take this class. But if you want to be inspired by an educator with a passion for teaching, a love of the subject matter, and the skills to take your performance to the next level, than you need to to take this class with Dave Thomas! - Bob Eagan

 

 

 

Instructor: Dave Thomas 

Dates: Thursdays, March 12, 19, 26, April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14 

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Fee: $378 (+$20 admin. fee)

*Class is limited to 10 students 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER HERE

Teen Acting Class 

Learn the Skills You Need to Develop Characters and be a Cut Above the Rest

This class focuses on the basics of acting. Here, you’ll be introduced to cold reads and short scenes. You’ll learn how to audition for commercials as well as Film & TV. You’ll learn industry terms, how to express yourself verbally and non-verbally, you’ll work in front of the camera and review your performance with instructor feedback. In this class you will be taught how to define your 'type' and develop your personal style. 


This 4-week class is for serious minded teens ready to expand their skills through challenging exercises developed to teach you how to prepare for film and TV.  Improvisation and pushing past your 'comfort zone' makes this class a truly exciting quest.  You will work with and without scripts to get your character where it needs to be. Learn tips on what you can do to make your audition different than other actor's.  
Videotaping and playback makes this class a true gem!   

Meet 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 LA 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 a long time member of the Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA and the Actors Equity Association.

 

Testimonials for Joey:

 "I have to say, we were blown away by his ability to engage young kids and make them open up and reveal their potentials. Joey is an amazing instructor." - Inessa Skorodinsky 
 

ENROLLMENT STATEMENT:

This class is designed for a maximum enrollment of up to 8 students.

This allows students to receive necessary on-camera experience each week.

 

Instructor: Joey Perillo 
Dates: Sundays, March 15, 22, 29, April 12 (4 week class)
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Age Range: 13 and up
Fee: $178 (+$20 admin. fee)

 

REGISTER HERE

Teleprompter Skills Workshop

 

 

So set aside one afternoon to learn from the same teleprompter software used by professionals.  In this workshop you will be taught how to read fluidly from a prompter using either commercials or corporate scripts.

 

You will also learn movement, expression/hand placement, timing and how to work as a team with a teleprompter operator. After this workshop you can add Teleprompter Proficient to your resume and be sure to let your agent know about your new skill!

 

About the Instructor: 

 

Dave Thomas has been working in front of and behind the camera for more than 25 years. Dave is an Emmy Award-Winning, Media Savvy, Creative Thinking, Broadcast Journalist, Educator and Business Owner with Television, Film and even Radio experience. From former Presidents of the United States like Bill Clinton, to famous icons of the music, sports and comedy industries, such as Sir Elton John, Chase Utley and Bonnie Hunt, just to name a few, he has worked with many well known celebrities.

 

In particular, Dave spent two years studying one-on-one with the Academy Award-Winning actor Jack Palance, who helped craft Dave’s art of on camera presence and line delivery. From producing several award-winning documentaries to continuing on as a judging member of the National Academy of the Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), Dave Thomas’s work has appeared on many major television networks including ABC, NBC and FOX. Dave continues to inspire dozens of students to conquer this competitive industry in every role. Whether you want to hone your on-camera skills or learn how to deliver lines in a genuine way that will win you that next role, Dave Thomas will lead you there!

 

ENROLLMENT STATEMENT:

This class is designed for a maximum enrollment of up to 8 students.

This allows students to receive necessary on-camera experience each week.

 

Instructor: Dave Thomas 

Date: Saturday, March 14 

Due to popular demand, we will be offering three sessions of 

the same workshop on March 14.

Each session is limited to 8 students.

Session One - 9:00am-11:00am *ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT* 

Please call our office to register for Session One (215) 739-9952

Session Two - 12:00pm-2:00pm SOLD OUT

Session Three - 3:00pm-5:00pm *ONLY 7 SEATS LEFT* 

Age range: 12 through adult 

Experience: ALL 

Fee: $55 (+$20 admin. fee)  

 

 

REGISTER HERE

Ready for a Manager? 

Casting Directors work mainly through agents and managers, therefore being represented is crucial to you as an actor.  Come and learn the difference between an agent and manager with Philadelphia-based renowned Cathy Parker of Cathy Parker Management.


Come meet (and read for) renowned local manager, Cathy Parker.  Cathy Parker of Cathy Parker Management is a hands-on, no-nonsense manager who opens doors for serious actors. 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 actors ready and willing to work hard and create a real career in acting. An example of some credits Cathy has worked on include: principle roles in 'Boardwalk Empire' , 'Unforgettable', and 'House of Cards'.  She has a client in a recurring role on 'Orange is the New Black'.  Her clients have also auditioned for 'The Carrie Diaries', 'The Michael J. Fox Show', 'Blue Bloods', 'The Good Wife, 'Broad City', 'Elementary', and various other shows and feature films shooting in NYC as well as Broadway and Regional Theatre.

 

Instructor: Cathy Parker 

Date: Sunday, March 22nd 

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Fee: $45 (+$10 admin. fee)

Experience Level: ALL 

*Class limited to 15 students 

REGISTER HERE

Beginners Acting Class for Adults 

This class focuses on beginners in the illustrious art of Acting. Here you will learn interactive exercises to build and increase your self-confidence and your inherent skills, which are also used in everyday in the real World, and apply them effectively in your acting craft.

 

During this class, the instructor will utilize script exercises, scene study, and improvisational techniques. You will learn the basics of how to create a foundation for yourself as an actor as well as learning from the other actors around you. This class with help you to recognize and rediscover the creative artist within yourself. 

 

Meet 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 LA 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 a long time member of the Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA and the Actors Equity Association.
 

Testimonials for Joey:

  "Joey is an amazing instructor." - Inessa Skorodinsky 

 

ENROLLMENT STATEMENT:

This class is designed for a maximum enrollment of up to 8 students.

This allows students to receive necessary on-camera experience each week.

 

Instructor: Joey Perillo 

Dates: March 15, 29, April 12, 19, 26, May 3 

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Fee: $278 (+$20 admin. fee) 

REGISTER HERE