Secret Agent Man

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    Agents, Actors, and Auditions

    For an actor, change begins with an audition. It's the first step that might carry you off in many different directions. The same is true for agents.

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    Submissions vs. Referrals

    There are people in this world who like to chase an inside straight. These are the same people who bet on horses that are 60-to-1. They call themselves risk takers. I call them broke.

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    Get Your Headshot Straight

    Secret Agent Man doesn't have patience for those who let headshot photographers walk all over them.

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    Pool Hall Lessons

    Inspired by Paul Newman in "The Hustler," Secret Agent Man's fondness for pool turns out to have benefits for actors.

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    Booking Ratios

    Our lives are ruled by numbers. New television shows live and die based on ratings. And actors are often judged by their booking ratio.

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    Secret Agent Man Prepares for Hiatus Season

    May and June are the best months for unrepresented actors to send agents submissions, Secret Agent Man says.

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    Secret Agent Man’s Tips on Getting Things Done

    Secret Agent Man shares his top piece of advice when tackling your weekly to-do list.

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    Lies From a Workshop

    When I attend a workshop, the routine is usually the same. The evening starts with a group of agents answering questions, and then we watch a series of scenes and monologues.

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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    There is one part of their true being that actors never, ever reveal. They guard this truth with all their might. Not even Jack Bauer could get them to confess it. Yes, I'm talking about an actor's age.

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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.