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Master Your Self-Tapes
Tackle the Tech like a pro

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INSTRUCTOR: Mel Mack, NY Casting Associate


FEE: Free Seminar 

DATES: Saturday, June 24

TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:00 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? 


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.


with Casting Director Kathy Wickline

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INSTRUCTOR: Kathy Wickline, CSA


*Uncomfortable being on-camera in Zoom?  You may opt out of video if you prefer.
FEE: $59 (+$20 Admin Fee)
DATE: Check back soon!!

TIME: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

         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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