Secret Agent Man

Sort by:

  • Advice

    Getting Dropped Part 2: The Five Phases of Grief

    There's a right way and a wrong way to drop an actor. The worst thing an agent can do is send an email. Taking human interaction out of the equation makes getting dropped a hundred times worse.

  • Advice

    No More Bad Pictures!

    his letter is for all the unskilled pretenders who make a living by picking the pockets of actors who have no money. I'm talking about all the untrained morons who picked up a cheap digital camera on some website.

  • Advice

    Let's Get Real About Reality

    Would you like to know my definition of a loser? It's someone who blames others for his or her own shortcomings. I knew a guy back East who was just like that. He always dressed like a slob, and he'd get his hair cut at a pet shop.

  • Advice

    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.

  • Advice

    L.A. B.S.

    So why does everyone lie here? Is it something in the water? Could the Santa Ana winds be at fault? No. It's a survival mechanism.

  • Advice

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Like most actors, Amy had struggled for years to find a good agent, and now that she had one, everything seemed to be going wrong. I explained that she had to keep the faith.

  • Advice

    My Rebuttal

    I realized there's a major disconnect between how actors see an agent's behavior and the reality behind our actions.

  • Advice

    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.

  • Advice

    Let's Get Real About Reality

    Would you like to know my definition of a loser? It's someone who blames others for his or her own shortcomings.

  • Advice

    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.