Secret Agent Man

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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.

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    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.

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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.