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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    Ye Olde Mail Bag

    We received an interesting letter this week at Secret Agent Man headquarters. It came from a New York actor, and I'd like to start off this column by sharing it with you.

  • Advice

    Embracing Modernity One Gadget at a Time

    Even Secret Agent Man, a confirmed Luddite, admits that technology has improved the industry.

  • Advice

    Size Matters

    I've been a Hollywood agent for more than 10 years. During that time, I've worked with the big boys and a few boutique agencies. I've learned that signing with the right kind of agency is crucial if you want to succeed as an actor.

  • Advice

    Anatomy of a Meeting

     It seems like every actor out there is dying to get a meeting with someone like me, but none of you knows how to behave when you're actually in my office.

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    Secret Agent Man Calls In the Coach

    Secret Agent Man says that sometimes an actor needs a coach, not just a teacher.

  • Advice

    Pilot Season Madness

    Between January and April, my primary mission in life is convincing casting directors to see my clients for those high-paying series-regular roles.

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    Your Agent Doesn't Hate You

    Secret Agent Man addresses the belief that agents can't stand actors, among other myths about his profession.

  • Advice

    Specifics on Generals

    I wonder how many of you are familiar with generals. They're not for everyone, but in the right situation a good general can make a big difference in your career.

  • Advice

    An Agent Pitches

    Everyone in the entertainment industry is in a constant state of pitching. Nothing happens in this business without pitching. It's the Hollywood dance that never ends.