ONE-DAY SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Wickline Acting Studio hosts special 1-day seminars, workshops, and events that are rarely offered in this market! We provide these programs to create further opportunities for you to meet with industry professionals.

 

In addition to being informative, these programs are designed to be fun and are offered at exceptionally affordable rates. While most of our one-day programs are offered frequently throughout the year, we are always working to create new programs based on demand and relevance to the current state of the local acting market.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

ONE-DAY SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS & EVENTS take place at Wickline Casting in our studio, unless otherwise indicated.

AUDITIONING FOR FILM & TV

Taught by Film Producer, Teacher, and NY Casting Director, David Vaccari

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INSTRUCTOR: David Vaccari

FEE: $109+ $20 Admin Fee Admin Fees are non-refundable

DATE: TBD

TIME: 10am - 2pm

AGE: 18 +

MAX ENROLLMENT: 14 Students

Interested in this class?

Email us at info@wicklinecasting.com

or check back for the next date.

About This Class

Join us at Kathy Wickline Casting for a rarely offered workshop with David Vaccari!

 

On the day of the class, after a detailed question and answer period catered to your individual needs, David will discuss:

  • The importance of the major categories to fuel the undercurrents in your scenes using practical techniques that can be used for all auditions in order to create your best performance.

  • Awareness of the camera as a major influence in performance.

  • The importance of preparation and research on the text you are supplied with and the proper questions to ask.

  • The importance of details in the characters you create.

  • David will give detailed redirection based on the techniques he has seen work in the room during his many years of on camera experience with actors and what they create.

  • Specific workshop scenes will be assigned.

About David Vaccari

David Vaccari, a three time Artios nominee, brings his unique perspective on auditioning for the camera to Philadelphia. For 25 years, he has taught throughout the country and is finishing his tenth year with Brown University and Trinity Rep. David's varied credits include his most recent role as executive producer on the film PEEL with Emile Hirsch. His previous film and TV work includes THE INTERN with Robert DeNiro, FOCUS with Will Smith, HOUSE OF CARDS with Robin Wright, FRIENDS WITH KIDS with Kristen Wiig, THE BONE COLLECTOR with Denzel Washington and HOWL with James Franco, in addition to original theatrical productions in New York with Paul Simon, David Mamet, Woody Allen & Martin Short. 

 

Please see IMDB for further information on David. 

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PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

 

MEDIA PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

Branding Yourself for On-Camera

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INSTRUCTOR: Rich Henkels

FEE: $109 + $20 Admin Fee Admin Fees are non-refundable

DATE: TBD
TIME: 10am - 2pm

AGE: 18 +

MAX ENROLLMENT: 12 Students

Interested in this class?

Email us at info@wicklinecasting.com

or check back for the next date.

About This Class

Hands-on attention is given to students looking to learn the (fundamental and necessary) skills of hosting and spokesperson work.  Many acting jobs require the professional delivery and presence of a confident personality for spokesperson or hosting roles.  There is an abundance of work in the Philadelphia market for cable TV, web, podcasts, commercials, industrial films, and much more! 70% of the work here is for Hosting and Spokesperson roles. Be prepared by learning the skills on how to host a TV segment or intelligently and effectively promote a product/service.

This class will provide insight into the industry, help you develop your own on-camera personality, interview technique, and understanding of your brand. Find out how to earn a living in the entertainment industry by just being yourself and developing your own style. Learn the methods to read from teleprompter (a must-have skill in this industry!). This highly interactive class leaves its students educated, optimistic and generally better connected to the marketplace, its possibilities and their fellow students. Through working together, everyone improves! 

Who would be appropriate for this class? 

  • Those whose goals include being an on-camera spokesperson for products and services

  • Actors who are still developing an understanding of their brand, or in need of "camera time" to become comfortable and at ease

About Rich Henkels

An Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, Rich Henkels knows well the trail to success in the media, TV, modeling and business world. In a career that spans 35 years, he’s hosted, anchored, produced or contributed to countless TV news, sports, and special programming directly for NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN and CNN and/or their affiliates. For years, Rich was an effective and energetic presence as a host of the MDA and Children’s Miracle Network telethons.

In addition, Rich enjoys a lucrative business career, perfecting his presentation and spokesperson skills selling technology to CEO and VP level executives at F-500 and other companies. 

Hear what Rich Henkels has to say about the class!

Testimonials

"Rich is a great instructor - he really helped me gain on camera confidence, and made it fun all the while. For a novice like myself, it was a great experience." - Martha Morowitz 

"The honest, informative, and professional feedback I received throughout each class has helped me to become a better actress both on and off camera. Rich's hosting class is well worth the investment and I recommend this class to any aspiring or professional actor." - Mary Stafford

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

 

MAKEUP FOR ACTORS

Learn the Proper Makeup Techniques to Book the Job!

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INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Lynne

FEE: $68 + $10 Admin Fee Admin Fees are non-refundable

DATE: TBD

TIME: Talent age 15 - 34, 10am - 12pm

   Talent age 35+, 12:30 - 2:30pm

MAX ENROLLMENT: 8 Students Per Session

Interested in this class?

Email us at info@wicklinecasting.com

or check back for the next date.

About This Class

Renowned Makeup Artist Jennifer Lynne will be offering this special two hour seminar on the crucial techniques of makeup and hair for film and print campaigns for working actors. Did you know that 50% of bookings require talent to complete their own makeup and hair? (Don't assume there's a makeup artist on set - there usually isn't!) 

Jennifer will use a hands on approach with each and every student by assessing their personal kits, and helping them to know what to keep, what to toss, and what they may want to invest in. You will also be guided in how to update your hairstyle, and how to groom it yourself for auditions, even if a pro did it for your headshots. 

 

By attending this session with your hair and makeup done, as you would for an audition, Jennifer will demonstrate how to tweak it with some simple yet powerful modifications. These techniques will allow you to feel polished and confident when you are required to be “camera ready”. 

About Jennifer Lynne

Jennifer Lynne has been a top makeup artist in and around Philadelphia. She has planted the seeds of success in hundreds of actors, models, and entrepreneurs by providing excellent makeup and hair for their headshots and audition tapes. This is a critical step to success, and learning these techniques will give you the edge you need to land bookings! Aside from her expansive career as a makeup and hairstylist for headshots, she has contributed her expertise to many commercial and fashion ad campaigns. CREDITS include: Miss USA Pageant; Philadelphia Magazine; QVC; Prevention Magazine; Bloomingdales; Channels 3,6 and 10, on air hosts; Pennsylvania Ballet;Heart & Soul Magazine; Atlantic City Magazine; Bon Appetit Magazine; Philadelphia MET Opera House; Disney; Health Magazine; Men's Health and many more. 

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PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

 

HOSTING & SPOKESPERSON: MASTER CLASS

FROM CASTING CALL TO THE SET!

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INSTRUCTOR: Dave Thomas

FEE: $109 + $20 Admin Fee Admin Fees are non-refundable

DATE: TBD

TIME: 10am - 2pm

AGE: 18 + (No Beginner Talent!)

MAX ENROLLMENT: 12 Students

Interested in this class?

Email us at info@wicklinecasting.com

or check back for the next date.

About This Class

Ready to have it all in one class and in one day? From how to put forth your best shot on an audition to using a teleprompter as a tool to creating real dialogue while acting or hosting; this intensive class will teach it all. For just a few hours, our own Dave Thomas will help you master these skills and many more!

What will you learn?

  • Advanced Hosting & Spokesperson skills

During this Master Class, you will work on:

  • Scene-work (both solo and in tandem)

  • Working with co-host

  • When to improvise/ad lib

  • How to work with a two camera set up

  • How to navigate and block

  • Working with a 1 & 2 teleprompter setup on set by mastering two-shots, conversation shots, OTS shots and monologue - and so much more!

  • How to perfect your On-Camera presence!

About Dave Thomas

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.

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Testimonials

"Dave's class was jam packed with great information. Dave graciously shared many life experiences in the acting world that helped him shape his career. It was a comfortable and welcoming learning experience.I would highly recommend this hands on workshop for new and seasoned actors."         Charlene C.

 "I had the privilege of taking two of Dave's classes fairly recently and have applied what I learned to land a lead in an industrial video just recently! I found myself having to rely on improv skills and professionalism when my adult co-lead showed up extremely unprepared! I was completely prepared and managed to make a great impression on the producer and director as well as the client! "            Olyvia B. 

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

 

INTRO TO MODELING
For Teens to Adults

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INSTRUCTOR: Roe Lennon of AMA

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $59 (+ $20 Admin Fee) 

DATE:  Monday, February, 21st

TIME: 4pm - approx. 5:30/6pm

AGE: 12+ Parent/guardian of minor (under 18) must attend

About This Class

This is the perfect seminar for aspiring models, as well as actors looking to expand their work to include lifestyle (real people), fashion, and ad casting. There is an increasing demand for actors and non traditional "model" body types in advertising now, and modeling can be a lucrative field.

Most projects have to do with a look, and most often that look is seeking ‘real’ people. Many with no background in the business have found very successful careers (career seeking/part-time) as commercial models. This type of modeling is fun and can be an exciting field to get into. 

 

We'll discuss: 

  • Types of work available, from fashion to commercial lifestyle work

  • Marketing materials - What you need to get started 

  • Basics of the biz 

  • Going rates that models are paid 

  • How to get an agent/freelance

  • Industry standards to ensure a confident and educated beginning to an exciting new career path 

 

This is an excellent opportunity to learn from one of the top modeling/talent agencies in Philadelphia!

About Roe Lennon

Roe Lennon is Co-Owner of the prestigious AMA (Actors, Models, Artists Talent Agency). AMA is a SAG Franchised Agency and they are State Licensed and Bonded.

 

AMA has garnered thousands of credits over the years, including Commercial Print Projects such as Maalox, Dicks Sporting Goods, AOL, Fosamax, Merck, Prince Sporting, Shannondell, Campbells Soup, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Procter & Gamble, many major pharmaceutical companies, and numerous magazine covers.
 

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Testimonials

I thoroughly enjoyed Roe’s class.  She was informative, entertaining, and encouraging, which was all very valuable for someone who is relatively new to the industry. I took lots of notes and have already referenced them!         

                                                                                                                                                                 - Linda M.

Intro to Print Modeling was absolutely amazing.  I wasn't too sure about getting into print modeling or what the seminar would be like, but after the class I left feeling so inspired and ready to prepare myself to take the next steps of getting into the business.            

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PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

SPECIAL WORKSHOP: TELEPROMPTER SKILLS

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INSTRUCTOR: Dave Thomas

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $75 (+ $20 Admin Fee) 

DATE:  Wednesday, May 25th

TIME: 5:00 - approx. 7:00pm

AGE: 18+ 

MAX: 10 Students

Due to popular demand we have added an additional workshop 

About This Class

The ability to work with a teleprompter is an essential skill needed by all actors working on-camera. Teleprompter efficiency is a necessity if you are interested in commercials and corporate work, and an absolute prerequisite to becoming a spokesperson. The good news is that most of the preparation for mastering this skill happens well before you ever look at the teleprompter itself and can easily be done at home!

In this two-hour workshop, you will be taught how to read a teleprompter naturally by one of the top dynamic professionals in this industry. The smaller class size will allow for individualized focus and plenty of practice using teleprompter technology. If you are looking to expand your skillset and add to your resume, this workshop is for you!

BONUS!
 

Class will also be taught how to download FREE teleprompter software and shown user-friendly access tips.

Testimonials for Intro to Teleprompter with Dave Thomas

"Taking the Teleprompter Skills Workshop with Dave Thomas might be the smartest thing I've done in my 37-year television career. I learned about pacing, hitting the correct words, the definition of a triangle phrase, and how to conduct myself at an audition with confidence.  At the end of two hours, everybody in the class felt empowered." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                - Steven Kunes

"I completed the teleprompter class with Dave Thomas yesterday, and I just wanted to tell you: it was a fantastic, worthwhile experience! Dave was insightful, knowledgeable, professional, engaging, and provided extremely useful feedback. In an industry filled with many expensive “training” programs that aren’t particularly helpful, yours stands out. Thank you for the opportunity!" 
                                                                                                                                                                                              - Desiree Pascal


"I thought I knew everything about working with a teleprompter - I was totally wrong.  This course was one of the best decisions I have made concerning my career. Highly recommend this workshop."

- Donna White

About Dave Thomas

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.

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PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

SPECIAL WORKSHOP: TELEPROMPTER SKILLS

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INSTRUCTOR: Dave Thomas

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $75 (+ $20 Admin Fee) 

DATE:  Thursday, May 12th

TIME: 5:00 - approx. 7:00pm

AGE: 18+ 

MAX: 10 Students

Sold Out!!

About This Class

The ability to work with a teleprompter is an essential skill needed by all actors working on-camera. Teleprompter efficiency is a necessity if you are interested in commercials and corporate work, and an absolute prerequisite to becoming a spokesperson. The good news is that most of the preparation for mastering this skill happens well before you ever look at the teleprompter itself and can easily be done at home!

In this two-hour workshop, you will be taught how to read a teleprompter naturally by one of the top dynamic professionals in this industry. The smaller class size will allow for individualized focus and plenty of practice using teleprompter technology. If you are looking to expand your skillset and add to your resume, this workshop is for you!

BONUS!
 

Class will also be taught how to download FREE teleprompter software and shown user-friendly access tips.

Testimonials for Intro to Teleprompter with Dave Thomas

"Taking the Teleprompter Skills Workshop with Dave Thomas might be the smartest thing I've done in my 37-year television career. I learned about pacing, hitting the correct words, the definition of a triangle phrase, and how to conduct myself at an audition with confidence.  At the end of two hours, everybody in the class felt empowered." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                - Steven Kunes

"I completed the teleprompter class with Dave Thomas yesterday, and I just wanted to tell you: it was a fantastic, worthwhile experience! Dave was insightful, knowledgeable, professional, engaging, and provided extremely useful feedback. In an industry filled with many expensive “training” programs that aren’t particularly helpful, yours stands out. Thank you for the opportunity!" 
                                                                                                                                                                                              - Desiree Pascal


"I thought I knew everything about working with a teleprompter - I was totally wrong.  This course was one of the best decisions I have made concerning my career. Highly recommend this workshop."

- Donna White

About Dave Thomas

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.

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PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

PURSUING your SINGING AND MUSIC
AT ANY AGE

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INSTRUCTOR: Bill Jolly, Legendary 3-time Emmy award winning music producer

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $59 + $20 Admin Fee 

DATES: Saturday, March 26

TIME: 11 am - aprox. 12:30 pm 

AGE: For Kids and Adults!! *Parent/guardian of minor (under 18) must attend

About This Class

Bill Jolly is a music legend.  He is a 3-Time Emmy Award-winner and a renowned Music Producer/Director/Composer/Artist. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in music,TV and film. However, he also helps everyday people to pursue their own passions for singing and music, from total beginners to professionals. Many aspiring singers simply got sidetracked from pursuing their dreams due to life’s circumstances. Some just never knew who to call, who to trust or how to get started. Whatever your dream is, Bill can guide, encourage and help you to get started. We ALL have the right to express the music that’s in our hearts and it’s NEVER too late!   Join this seminar and be in the Zoom room to learn from one of the best in the business. You don’t need to have the ambition to tour the world or the desire to become the next Beyonce’ or Bruno to pursue your music. Even if you only desire to try it once, it’s so important to follow your creative passions and dreams.  Don’t live life with regrets and don’t put it off a moment longer! Join us for this inspiring master class where no question is off limits. 

The focus of this class will be:

  • Is it too late for me? How to pursue your singing at any age.

  • How do singers find work? What jobs are there and what do they pay?

  • How can I record my own music project? How can I record it during Covid?

  • How technical do I need to be? What equipment do I need to record myself?

  • How to figure out what style(s) I am best suited for?

  • Is a voice teacher necessary? Will it help?

  • I sing and write songs but have no music. How do I get my songs produced?

  • The pros and cons of recording a cover song. 

  • Do I need to read music to sing in recording sessions?

  • Marketing your talents 

  • How do I put together a demo to get work? What to include. Who to pitch.

  • What’s most important when recording in the studio?  What makes a great singer? 

  • What does a music producer do? How to know if you’ve found the right vocal producer and not just a “beat or track” producer.

  • How you can sing a song perfectly and it can still be 100% wrong. 

  • How to eliminate nervousness in 1 minute.

  • The 1 reason why you HAVE to record your own project (despite the possibility of a small monetary return from streaming.)

  • What every singer does that makes my neck hurt. 

  • Auto tune, synced recorded vocals and other reasons why singers have stopped singing well. 

  • Q&A

About Bill Jolly

Bill Jolly has supplied the backing choirs for Celine Dion, Patti LaBelle, P!NK and Michael Buble’ (to name a few.) He has directed Presidential Inaugurations, PBS Specials, The Susan G Komen Foundation Gala and Philly’s yearly Marian Anderson Awards, where he pays tribute to acts as diverse as Bon Jovi, Wynton Marsalis and Kool and the Gang. He has performed behind some of the “Holy Grail'' of singers in live performance including; Aretha Franklin, Chaka Kahn, Usher, Teddy Pendergrass, Lalah Hathaway, Dionne Warwick, Kim Burrell, Phillip Bailey of EW&F, Rachael Ferrell, Natalie Cole, Phyllis Hyman, Bonnie Raitt, Ledisi, Musiq, Brian McKnight to Stevie Wonder. 

He was also a vocalist in the “We are the World” Choir for Bill Clinton’s Inauguration that was conducted by Quincy Jones that featured Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Luther Vandross and a host of others. Bill has also hired singers for Film and TV work including films for Oscar Nominated-Director Lee Daniels.  In theater, he backed jazz icon Dee Dee Bridgewater in “Lady Day” and was the stage pianist during the auditions of Broadway’s “Dreamgirls.” All of this by staying the most humble, honest human being you could meet.

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PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials.