Secret Agent Man

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    The Arrival of Drop Season, Part 1

    This is the time of year when agents take a close look at their client lists and decide who can stay and who can go. Agents know that every actor is different, so we base our expectations on the individual.

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    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.

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    The Great Pitching Contest, Part Deux

    I've been going over the rejects from last week's contest, and a lot of you don't know how to express yourselves. This shocks me, because language is one of your most important tools.

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    Pitch Contest Results Revealed!

    My theory was that most actors don't know how to pitch themselves to agents. So I challenged you to prove me wrong. The results were fascinating.

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    Splish Splash

    The first thing you need to know about soap operas is that no one in the industry calls them soap operas. We call them soaps. And they're a great way to kick-start your career.

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    A Sense of Entitlement

    When graduation day arrived, I had a sense of entitlement that cannot be measured; I was ready to take Hollywood by storm. It took me less than six months to realize I knew nothing.

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    If I Ruled the World

    Actors be warned! I've finally pulled it off. On the first of April, a statute goes into effect that bans one-person shows from being performed in the city of Los Angeles.

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    Random Thoughts

    If an actor gives a bad performance onstage and there's no one in the audience to see it, did the actor really bomb?

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    The Art of the Pitch

    No, I'm not talking about baseball. Knowing how to pitch is especially important when you're trying to introduce new actors to the casting community.

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    Branding? Apple, Honda, and You

    "Branding is like when an actor who's good with comedy promotes himself as being good at comedy."