LIFE’S KNOCKING ON THE DOOR: Practical Advice On The Film Industry From Actor William Mapother

LIFE’S KNOCKING ON THE DOOR: Practical Advice On The Film Industry From Actor William Mapother

William Mapother has appeared in over ninety films and television shows, including the Oscar-nominated In the Bedroom. He’s also a founding partner of the tech and film finance company Slated and is a former National Director of the Screen Actors Guild.

His involvement in so many projects is no accident. It’s precisely this diversification – and relentless work ethic – that empowers him to survive and succeed in a volatile business. Recently he was kind enough to share some of his advice for aspiring filmmakers.

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HAVE SOME CLASS: 5 Reasons An Acting Class Will Make You A Better Director

HAVE SOME CLASS: 5 Reasons An Acting Class Will Make You A Better Director

Sounds awful right? Standing in front of an audience and pretending you’re someone else. You’re a director after all – you’ve specifically chosen directing as a career because it keeps you behind the camera. But we’re not suggesting you should consider acting in your own films, going on auditions, or prepping headshots.

But trust us: Taking an acting class will make you a better director. Here are five reasons why.

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