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    The A Word

    This week, I'd like to share with you some valuable tips that have come out of those drunken rants. They just might make all the difference at your next big audition.

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    Zero-Budget Movies: Are They a Ticket to Sundance or a Waste of Time?

    We live in a world where anyone with a digital camera and some decent software can create an actual movie. Filmmakers used to be the only artists who couldn't afford their own tools, but that's no longer true.

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    Walking the Boulevard of Broken Dreams with Secret Agent Man

    Secret Agent Man shows the tarnish on the City of Angels halo, from Peg Entwistle's suicide to the roof rats.

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    Don't Waste My Time

    At this point in my life, I've been in hundreds of meetings with actors, and they all ask the same pointless questions over and over.

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    Secret Agent Man Draws Acting Lessons From This Year's Oscar Nominees

    Secret Agent Man looks at the work of Oscar nominees, including Brad Pitt, Melissa McCarthy, Jean Dujardin and George Clooney and finds lessons for actors.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

    I'm constantly meeting actors who spend every free moment they have seeking representation but never find any. They're regulars at casting workshops but never get called in. Why is that?