Secret Agent Man

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    Talking About Everything but the Craft in an Acting Class

    Secret Agent Man goes undercover in thrift-shop clothes and cheap hair product to observe actors in their natural habitat: acting class.

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    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.

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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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    Secret Agent Man Hunts for Treasure

    A night at a workshop leads to plenty of résumés and headshots, but Secret Agent Man doesn't find any gems.

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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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    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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    '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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    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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    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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    Surfing the Web with a Casting Net

    Secret Agent man wants your websites to be simple and easy to navigate, so skip the background music.