Secret Agent Man

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    Bring On the Gifts

    It doesn't matter whether you're an established actor or you're just starting out. Showing gratitude is an important part of this business.

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    The holiday season has a certain "circle of life" quality that I've always enjoyed. It starts with Thanksgiving, a day that allows us to look back, and it ends with New Year's, a day that inspires us to move forward.

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    Crazy is Just a State of Mind

    Note to readers: Secret Agent Man is not available this week. He is on a medical retreat in Northern California. We received the following information from his psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Newbauer.

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    An Open Letter to Workshop Companies

    I'm sure you're busy searching for the stars of tomorrow, but if you have a moment, I'd like to point out a few shortcomings in the way you run your businesses.

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    Making the Jump From Co-Stars to Guest Stars

    If you're just starting out, your first acting job in television will probably be a co-star role. That's where everyone begins.

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    A Halloween Tale

    They belong to agents and managers and casting directors. These people used to be my friends. Now they're holding torches, chanting my name like it's a dirty word.

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    Lies From a Workshop

    When I attend a workshop, the routine is usually the same. The evening starts with a group of agents answering questions, and then we watch a series of scenes and monologues.

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    Me and Back Stage

    I started thinking about writing my own column. It would be brutally honest, the real deal from a working agent. But how could I possibly sign my name to something like that? I didn't want to hurt my career.

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    'No' is a Negative Word Used to Express Refusal

    "No" is such a tiny little word. It has only one syllable and two letters. How strong could it be? Well, as we all know, it's one of the most common words heard in the entertainment industry, and it packs quite a wallop.

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    Stealing Clients 101

    So how exactly do I find these actors? If you want to know how I sign established actors, the answer's simple. I steal them.