VIRTUAL ONE-DAY EVENTS & SEMINARS

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: 12+ (Parent or guardian must accompany minor) 

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." 

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"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!" 
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"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. 

Master Your Self-Tapes
Tackle the Tech like a pro

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INSTRUCTOR: Mel Mack, NY Casting Associate

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: Free Seminar 

DATES: Saturday, June 25

TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

AGE: 18 +

About This Class

Have you found yourself filming dozens of self-tapes only to miss your submission deadlines because you can't get the ideal take or turn down that perfect opportunity because self-tapes aren't your thing. Have you been waiting for this "phase" in audition to pass?? (Psst... it's not going anywhere!) Virtual auditions are here to stay!! 

Are you are struggling to make your self tape look professional, without spending a fortune on equipment that you probably don't even know how to use? 

OR MAYBE… 

You're pretty sure you've been rocking your self-tapes, yet you're not getting callbacks and are overwhelmed navigating virtual auditions or taking directions on the spot via Zoom and feel rushed, confused, and frustrated. Perhaps you don't know who to ask for help to guide you through the process of self-tape auditions. Are you uncertain about what you need to change in your self-tapes or in your setup and could use some expert, personalized feedback!! 

We are so excited to welcome Mel Mack, founder of and lead coach at Mel Mack Acting Studio, back to Kathy Wickline Casting for an awesome seminar and Q & A on all things self-tape related. 

Topics of discussion in this seminar will include:
1. Understanding castings' expectations of self tape/virtual callbacks 
2. Tackling the tech side of your self tapes; overcome your fears, frustrations and failures
3. Investing in professional equipment that won't break the bank
4. Basics of How to upload self-tapes 

**All attendees will need to be set up with what they will be using for their self recording device.**

Can't make this free seminar, check out Mel Mack's Killer Self-tape Workshop; a more extensive class.

About Name

Mel Mack is a loved and respected Casting Associate and Acting Coach who has  worked on hundreds of National and Regional commercials! Mel works with some of the best industry leaders in the business and is a renowned name in the business. 

Mel is also a Backstage Expert, contributing regularly, drawing from her expertise in the casting business. Coaching actors is Mel’s passion. Mel coaches actors on film/tv, nationally and internationally, including Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” Jack Ryan, Sweetbitter, The Path, Blindspot, Blue Bloods, 24: The Legacy, Gotham, The Detour, Difficult People, Shades of Blue, Show Me A Hero, Broad City, and many, many more! Mel has worked with renowned artists such as Damian Lewis, Jamie Chung, Eva Longoria, Madonna, Mark Harmon, Megan Mullally, Michael Weatherly, Paget Brewster, Corin Nemic, Amy Madigan & many others.

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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. 

INTRO TO PRINT MODELING

For Teens to Adults

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INSTRUCTOR: Roe Lennon

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $59 (+ $20 Admin Fee) 

DATE:  Tuesday, May 24th

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) print casting. There is an increasing demand for actors and non traditional "model" body types in advertising now, and print modeling can be a lucrative field.

Most commercial print has to do with a look, and most often that look is seeking ‘real’ people. Many people with no background in the business have found very successful careers as commercial models. Sharing info on commercial modeling is always fun and it can be a really exciting field to get into!

 

We'll discuss: 

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

  • Marketing materials 

  • Professional basics

  • Going rates for Usage and Term

  • Model responsibilities

  • 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!         

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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 VIRTUAL SEMINAR
with Casting Director Kathy Wickline

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INSTRUCTOR: Kathy Wickline, CSA

PLATFORM: Zoom

*Uncomfortable being on-camera in Zoom?  You may opt out of video if you prefer.
FEE: $59 (+$20 Admin Fee)
DATE: Saturday, April 23rd 

TIME: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
AGE: ANY AGE!

         Parent/guardian of minor (under 18) must attend

About This Class

This is a rare opportunity to learn directly from Casting Director Kathy Wickline!

Join Kathy for a Zoom Seminar all about the acting industry. This is a rarely offered opportunity to learn directly from a Casting Director. Join our mailing list to be updated the next time Wickline Casting offers one of these unique and informative events!

 

 

Topics Covered in Previous Seminars

  • Type of Acting Projects in Philly area market

  • How a Production Works in relationship to Acting

  • Difference between Casting Directors, Agents and Managers 

  • Mature Actors

  • Freelancing: Benefits of an Agent or Manager

  • Where to Get Leads for Acting Work

  • Starting out - Tools Needed (Headshot and Resume Tips)

  • Preparation for Voice Over Work 

  • Preparation for an Audition

  • Knowing your type

  • Understanding Non-Union Acting Contracts; Usage & Terms Made Simple

  • Q& A 

About Kathy Wickline

When it comes to the world of casting, Kathy Wickline is nothing short of a Philadelphia institution. With over 25 years of professional experience in the biz, Kathy has truly seen it all. Her passion for helping aspiring talent break into the industry has allowed Kathy to foster the careers of countless young actors. Her resume speaks for itself, ranging from hit network programming to feature films to commercials.
In addition to her work as a casting director, Kathy also spent five years as a top agent in Philly representing both actors and models. Today, she uses her vast knowledge and wide network to help actors find their way in the business. By training actors and models in how to achieve their goals, Kathy hopes to add them to her own talent pool and cast them in future projects. 

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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. 

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.