VIRTUAL ONE-DAY EVENTS & SEMINARS

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

INTRO TO TELEPROMPTER WORKSHOP

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INSTRUCTOR: Dave Thomas

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $180 (+ $20 Admin Fee) 

DATES:  Wednesdays, June 2nd and June 9th

TIME: 6:00 - approx. 8:00pm

AGE: 18+ 

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-week workshop, you will be taught how to read a teleprompter naturally by one of the top dynamic professionals in this industry. The small class size will allow for individualized focus and plenty of practice using teleprompter technology. You will also learn how to download free software and upload commercial and/or corporate scripts. 

 

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 K.

Oh my goodness! I had a HUGE breakthrough. Dave encouraged me to embrace my natural voice and once I did, boom! My pacing flowed better, along with my inflections and just my overall approach to bringing the copy to life. He created a fun and engaging experience and I felt super comfortable from the start.

- Unissa F.

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 P.

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.

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. 

NEVER TOO LATE

a Seminar for Talent age 35+

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INSTRUCTOR: Michael Everett Johnson 

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $35 (+ $20 Admin Fee)

DATE: Thursday, June 17th

TIME: 4pm - approx. 5:30pm

AGE: 35+ 

About This Class

“Approximately 70% of my casting work requires mature actors” says Kathy Wickline, Casting Director, who designed this special seminar for people like you. YES, we really DO mean you. The Philly market is mainly commercials and corporate film, meaning clients mostly hire mature folks like YOU. 

This seminar is geared towards those who may be interested in tapping into the acting industry for fun and for profit.  Kathy Wickline designed this seminar specifically for mature aspiring talent, ages 35 to seniors. This seminar will help you understand the casting process as well as the realities of work for more mature performers AND how to get started safely in the local market.

The focus of this class will be:

  • Discovering the type of work that is available in the Philly area

  • How to find work on your own on a few local and free sites

  • How to be seen by casting directors and agents

  • Headshots – What is the best kind for you?

  • Types of work for you in local market

  • When to look for an agent

  • Q&A

 

Other topics covered include: 

  • Situations mature actors will encounter and how to best understand the casting process.

  • How to get started (even with NO experience!)

  • Practical (and affordable) foundational training, specific to your needs.  

  • Various classes that would be appropriate. 

About Michael Everett Johnson 

Michael Everett Johnson is a Philadelphia born actor. He re-started his acting career in 2014 after 30 years of government service.

Mike has appeared in many popular television shows. Shows such as, The Circle, Gotham, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Elementary, Madame Secretary, Law and Order, Red Band Society, The Good Wife, House of Cards, VEEP, The Americans, Shades of Blue, Public Morals, and Person of Interest. He has booked endless shows on the ID Channel. You may have seen him also in commercials for Pep Boys,John's Hopkins, CVS, Blue Cross, and Stamford Medical Center.

As if not busy enough in the craft of acting, Michael is now writing and producing projects of his own. It is indeed NEVER Too Late! Get Ready.

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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:  Monday, June 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) 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.
 

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. 

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.