Secret Agent Man

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    Santa Claus Ain't Coming to Town. You Are!

    This is the time of year when agents start a betting pool to see which actors will remember to give us a little something as a thank-you for all the hard work we do.

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    As we enter the holiday season, I'd like to urge all of you to give thanks to those who have helped make your path a little bit easier.

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    Don't Be a Stranger!

    A lot of actors think that once they find representation, they can just sit back and wait for the auditions to start pouring in. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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    The Almighty Assistant

    Most agents in this business started on someone's desk. That means they worked as an assistant to an established agent. Think Lloyd on "Entourage."

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    Submission Boo-Boos

    If you're an actor looking for representation, there are a lot of ways to go about it.

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    Waiting and Waiting and…

    Waiting is a basic component of this business, and that applies to all of us, including yours truly. But it would be a major mistake if you didn't offset all that waiting with a little forward.

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    Hit the Road, Jack

    Sometimes I wonder if actors are born with a genetic mutation that forces them to get in their own way. It's the only possible explanation for all the self-destructive behavior.

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    R.I.P.

    Society is divided by class, and the world of acting is no different. At one end of the spectrum we have the rich: name talent who command top dollar.

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    Everybody's Talking at Me…

    Pop quiz: Assuming that talent is a given, what's the biggest obstacle in an actor's career?

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    Red Light, Green Light

    How do I get an agent?" is the No. 1 question I hear from actors.