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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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Hosting & Spokesperson Class

Learn How to Read Teleprompter and Become an On-Camera Host/Spokesperson!

 

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!

 

 

Dates: Thursdays - November 20th,  December 4th, 11th, 18th,

January 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th (8-WEEK COURSE)

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM 

Instructor: Dave Thomas

Fee: $378 (plus $20 admin fee)

Class is limited to 10 students

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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 October 12th, 19th, 26th, November 2nd, 9th,

16th, 23rd, and December 7th

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Fee: $325 (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 November 10th, 17th, 24th,

December 1st, 8th, and 15th

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: $278 (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*

 

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