Acting Archive

The Ardavany Approach… To Comedy

 Can you think of a better way to make a living? Causing laughter in

15 Reasons Why We Cast You!

With input from Casting Directors Christy Faison (on air HBO series, “Boss”), Jami Rudofsky

The Ardavany Approach for WMM: Step Two

Step Two: The Actor & The Camera The camera – The outer eye of

The 3 Types of Characters That Will Ace Your Audition

I always went to acting classes with a mixture of reverence and confusion. Everything

The Ardavany Approach for WMM: Step One

Step One: The Script From the Actor’s Perspective  We must make the script real

How to Act Like a Good Actor in a Kajillion (Sixteen) Easy Steps

Hi reader. This is not acting 101. That’s down the hall. This is acting

How to Know When It’s Time to Give Up Acting

Your ship hasn’t come in. While it feels like you’ve been at this for

PROFILED: Brian Gaskill

WMMer Brian Richard Gaskill has enjoyed a fair amount of success as an actor, playing some

Fox Waves Bye-Bye to Pilot Season

It’s the end of pilot world as we know it, says Fox exec Kevin Reilly.

Learn to Love Self-Taping

Self-taping your auditions—it’s all the rage. We ask you to self-tape your auditions for

REEL WOMEN: OUR FAVORITE FEMALE-DRIVEN FILMS AND PERFORMANCES OF 2013

It’s that time of the year: time for top 10 lists, time to start

RESOLUTIONS FOR FILMMAKERS: A COLLECTION by WMM

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM WMM! One thing we do here on our site is

How to Choose the Right Commercial Agent for You

There is a difference between getting a commercial agent and choosing  the right one

9 Tips for Surviving an Independent Film Shoot

Through my experience of working on low budget and independent films for the past

GEENA DAVIS’ TWO EASY STEPS TO MAKE HOLLYWOOD LESS SEXIST (GUEST COLUMN)

The actress and founder of her namesake Institute on Gender in Media cites data

Matthew McConaughey Talks “Behaving, Not Acting” in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ UPDATED (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

The last time I sat down with Gotham Best Actor-winner Matthew McConaughey, almost a year

Commercial Actors Should Never…

Surely there are times actors feel powerless, but the life of an actor is

Mentors: Our Secret Weapon

mentor |ˈmenˌtôr-tər| noun – an experienced and trusted adviser: an experienced person in a company, college, or

Don’t Typecast Yourself

Have you ever gone on an audition, walked into the waiting room, and found

You Will Never Be An Insider In The Industry

This week’s article is a guest post from actor, director + acting coach Craig Archibald

5 Ways To Prepare For Pilot Season Right Now!

Think you’ve got plenty of time to get ready for pilot season? Think again. With

Character vs. Performance: What is Your Focus as a Director?

If you’re a director, you’re responsible for so much that goes on (or should

10 Strong Directorial Debuts From Actors-Turned-Directors

This week, after a limited but promising initial release, Lake Bell’s directorial debut “In A

How to Build an Audience on YouTube

Q. I’ve done a few Web series, but they didn’t get very many views.

The Mystery Ingredient to Creating A Character

I read a script the other day that had another one of those absolutely

5 Reasons You Don’t Need An Agent

If there’s one thing actors obsess over – even more than their headshots –