Instructors

Sara Wallace

As a casting director Sara cast, “Rock Slyde”, starring Patrick Warburton, Jason Alexander and Andy Dick; “The Appearing”, starring Dean Cain, Quinton Aaron and Wolfgang Bodison, and “Red Wing”, starring Bill Paxton, Luke Perry and Frances Fisher. In 2014 Sara Wallace and Jaime Gallagher became partners and started Wallace/Gallagher Casting. They began their partnership by casting, “Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins”, starring Troian Bellisario and David Arquette, and have since cast 23 films. They most recently cast “Trafficked” starring Ashley Judd, Anne Archer and Sean Patrick Flannery.

Sara has been teaching the Advanced class at the Will Wallace Acting Company since 2014, and she teaches weekend intensives in Minnesota and Texas. Sara likes to incorporate audition technique when coaching and hopes to make actors more comfortable and confident through the audition process. Sara also teaches cold-reading at the SAG Conservatory.

Jaime Gallagher

Jaime Gallagher is an actress, producer and casting director with more than 20 years experience. Together, with casting partner Sara Wallace, she has cast more than 20 features and 15 shorts. Most recently, she booked a recurring role in a David Arquette directed pilot, series regular roles in both a half hour comedy and a one hour dramatic pilot as well as supporting roles in several features, including the Lifetime movie, “Cyber Case,” and the current #1 film on iTunes, “Pandemic,” starring Missi Pyle, Rachel Nichols and Alfie Allen. Jaime is also a producer on the Austin-based television series, “Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles,” which debuted last spring on KLRU-Q, Austin’s PBS affiliate and is now showing on more than 70 stations nationwide.

In 2015, she produced her first feature film, “The Spearhead Effect,” as well as several short films including the avant-garde horror, “King Ripple,” starring Keith Stanfield from, “Straight Outta Compton,” and the action/comedy, “No Touching,” starring Zoë Bell from, “The Hateful Eight.” Jaime loves to cast and work with WWAC students whenever possible. She and Sara have cast countless students in their projects. Next up, Jaime is thrilled to be producing and starring in, “For Play” and “Uncoupling” along with two different students who wrote this hilarious comedic short and horror/thriller short, respectively.

Guest Instructors

We bring in a wide array of directors, producers, agents, managers and actors as guest teachers. This gives WWAC students and company members the advantage of learningfrom those active in the industry and receiving many different perspectives that will help them continue to develop their craft.

A few of our most recent guest instructors have included, but are not limited to:

Alan Levi Alan Levi-Director, Writer and Producer: The Invisible Man, Gemini Man, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Battlestar Galactica, The Incredible Hulk, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Simon & Simon, Airwolf, Miami Vice, Magnum, P.I., Quantum Leap, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, JAG, ER, NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles.

 

William ZabkaWilliam Zabka-Actor, Writer, Director and Producer: Best known for villain roles in 80s films, such as Johnny Lawrence in The Karate Kid. He was nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing and producing the film Most.

 

 

John SchneiderJohn Schneider-Actor: Bo Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard and Jonathan Kent in CW’s Smallville.