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

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. 

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

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!

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. 

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!

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.

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. 

 

Kathy Wickline Casting

1080 North Delaware Avenue Suite 501 

Philadelphia, PA 19125

(215) 739-9952

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