Secret Agent Man

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    Stop!  Don't Be Your Worst Enemy

    Here are a few mental adjustments you can make right now that just might help you survive this soul-sucking industry.

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    My Equation for Success

    Agents want you to believe they can predict an actor's future, but the truth is, we're just making it up as we go. Over the years, I've signed several people who I thought would turn into major moneymakers. Some did. Some didn't.

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    Finding the Right Teacher

    If you want an agent to sign you, you need to have experience, but how do you get experience if you don't have an agent?

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    Developing Talent Part 3: From Start to Finish

    I'd like to take you through the entire process of getting someone started on the road to becoming a professional actor.

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    Developing Talent Part 2: The Adventure Begins

    Now I'd like to take you through the entire process, using one of my actual clients. For the sake of discretion, we'll call her Holly.

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    Developing Talent Part 1: The Search for Fresh Faces

    The entertainment industry is always hungry for fresh faces. This goes double during pilot season. That's why agents sign and develop young talent. We're all hoping to strike oil.

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    My Dinner With SAG

    Last night, I decided to kick off the new year by having dinner with an old friend I haven't seen in a while. He's been going through a tough time, and I figured some good food and conversation might help.

  • Advice

    Greetings From Bhutan

    I know what you're thinking. What's a Hollywood type like me doing in this secluded place? Shouldn't I be in Aspen, hanging out with Brad and Angelina?

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    It's Resolution Time

    As the year crawls to an end, I want you to take some time off from your acting career. Try to enjoy the holidays. The industry and all its frustrations will be here when you're done.

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    Not All Contracts Are Created Equal

    As the year comes to an end, actors start thinking about all the changes they're going to make after the holidays.