VIRTUAL CORE CLASSES

Wickline Acting Studio now hosts special events and classes via Zoom so you can engage and learn from the comfort of your own home.

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. 

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A Virtual Workshop

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INSTRUCTOR: Ann Gillette

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $99 (+ $20 Admin Fee)

DATE: Check Back for New Dates (2 Sessions)

TIME: 6pm - approx. 8pm

MAX: 8 Students

AGE: 18+       Age16-17 may be considered on an individual                                    basis - parental permission form required

If sold out, please email us at                                                with your name and phone number to be put on the waiting list.

Don't miss out - join our mailing list in order to receive up to date notifications on classes and seminars.

About This Class

This 2-session virtual workshop will introduce the beginning actor, or the theater actor who is making the transition to the on-camera industry, to critical techniques required when auditioning in a virtual/self-submit environment or an in-person studio environment.   Utilizing a variety of scripts from past auditions, participants will work in front of the camera each session to improve their ‘cold-read’ skills while learning how to work with directors and casting directors effectively.  In each exercise, participants will learn tricks of top bookers and how to avoid the bad habits that knock an actor out of the running at an audition. 


This workshop is jam-packed with valuable information and tools that will prepare the actor for a professional audition setting. While being fun and informative, this workshop also boasts a very supportive setting in a small class environment.

Wickline Casting is fortunate to have this stellar instructor to offer such a widely sought and rarely offered course. Scripts will be distributed in advance of each class. Classes will include short breaks.

About Ann Gillette

Ann Gillette has worked in casting and as a producer for over twenty-five years.  She has worked on more than 600 commercial, industrial, television and film projects. 

 

For the past twenty years, Ann has developed a following as one of our region's top acting and media coaches working with actors, celebrities, and corporate executives. She remains a 'first call' for many talent managers and agents who need to prepare their talent for auditions locally as well as in NY and LA. 

Testimonials!

I thoroughly enjoyed Ann Gillette’s Acting I and Acting II classes. They were informative, enlightening and taught the necessary tools needed to excel in this business. The little things that you do not think about that come naturally in normal conversations are sometimes lost in acting. These classes are great for anyone who is interested in Acting and wants to take what they know or don’t know to the next level! You will learn so much so take notes. You will also learn from others in the class and have fun doing so. So if you want to stretch your Acting knowledge, do NOT hesitate to take Acting I and Acting II. You won’t regret it! Eleise Queensbury

Being a voice talent and a stage actress, the idea of studying film acting was an adventurous yet intimidating move for me. Ann is the perfect guide to get your feet wet. Kathryn Ganime-Leech

While doing classes with Ann, I've received more opportunities to proceed with my career in acting. All I can say is thank you! Joe Biello

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. 

COMMERCIAL & CORPORATE SPOKESPERSON TRAINING

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INSTRUCTOR: Dave Thomas

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $199 (+ $20 Admin Fee) 

DATES:  Check Back for New Dates (3 Sessions)

TIME: Varies

AGE: 18+ 

MAX: 10 students

If sold out, please email us at                                                with your name and phone number to be put on the waiting list.

Commercial & Corporate Spokesperson Training: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13 -
SOLD OUT!

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About This 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 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 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. Learn the methods of reading from a teleprompter (most acting jobs today require this skill). Find out how to earn a living in the entertainment industry by just being yourself and developing your own style.

BONUS! 

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

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!
 

I just wanted to extend a HUGE thank you to Kathy Wickline Casting and their phenomenal instructor, Dave Thomas. I have applied what I learned to land a lead in an industrial video just recently! I was completely prepared and managed to make a great impression on the producer and director, as well as the client! Your support and instruction definitely came into play that day...THANK YOU SO MUCH!  Olyvia Bollin

I was looking to fill the holes in my performances, and be competent as well as passionate. I didn’t understand why I had such a hard time in auditions. 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.  Alice Wills

Dave’s Spokesperson Class prepares you for your next casting call. You will rise to a higher level and he will make sure you know what to expect and prepare for it. Thank you Dave for another informative and engaging class, and although you presented us with every possible scenario we could encounter, you did it in such a way that made it fun, enjoyable and not overwhelming.  Mark Smith

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. 

ACTING FOR CAMERA II
A Virtual Workshop

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INSTRUCTOR: Ann Gillette

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $99 (+ $20 Admin Fee)

DATE: Check Back for New Dates (2 Sessions

TIME: 6pm - approx. 8pm

MAX: 8 Students

AGE: 18+       Age16-17 may be considered on an individual                                    basis - parental permission form required

PREREQUISITEParticipants must have previously taken Acting for Camera I or another class or coaching session with Ann Gillette.

If sold out, please email us at                                                  with your name and phone number to be put on the waiting list. 

Acting for the Camera II: June 3, 10 - SOLD OUT IN HOURS!

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About This Class

This 2-session virtual workshop is a continuation of the curriculum taught in Acting for Camera I with Ann Gillette.  In this session, participants will explore deeper character development and more constructive critique as they continue honing their skills to prepare for any professional audition setting.  

 

In each exercise, participants will learn tricks of top bookers and how to avoid the bad habits that knock an actor out of the running at commercial, tv, or film auditions.  In addition, this session will focus on topics such as working with difficult directors, maximizing your time in front of clients, managing continuity and camera angles, and improving practices for self-recorded auditions. 


Once again, this workshop boasts a very supportive setting in a small class environment (maximum enrollment: 8).  Prerequisite:  Participants must have previously taken Acting for Camera I or another class or coaching session with Ann Gillette. 

Wickline Casting is fortunate to have this stellar instructor to offer such a widely sought and rarely offered course. Scripts will be distributed in advance of each class. Classes will include short breaks.

About Ann Gillette

Ann Gillette has worked in casting and as a producer for over twenty-five years.  She has worked on more than 600 commercial, industrial, television and film projects. 

 

For the past twenty years, Ann has developed a following as one of our region's top acting and media coaches working with actors, celebrities, and corporate executives. She remains a 'first call' for many talent managers and agents who need to prepare their talent for auditions locally as well as in NY and LA. 

 

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.