Secret Agent Man

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    Size Matters: The Agency Game, Part 2

    Last week we looked at the four blockbuster agencies that control this business and what they can (and can't) do for you. Now it's time to take the Hollywood elevator down a floor.

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    Secret Agent Man Feels the Sting of Betrayal

    When one particular client hits it big in pilot season, Secret Agent Man ends up losing.

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    Secret Agent Man on Hollywood's Borders

    Secret Agent Man spills the beans about closing L.A.'s borders to aspiring actors.

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    Think Like an Agent

    This week's column is going to teach you how to think like an agent. To do this, you have to understand that the word agent can be used as a noun or a verb.

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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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    Becoming Pilot-Worthy

    It amazes me how actors with few credits and no representation think they have a chance of booking the holy grail of acting jobs during this frantic time of year.

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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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    Bring On the Gifts

    It doesn't matter whether you're an established actor or you're just starting out. Showing gratitude is an important part of this business.

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    Embracing Modernity One Gadget at a Time

    Even Secret Agent Man, a confirmed Luddite, admits that technology has improved the industry.

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    Pilot Season Madness

    Between January and April, my primary mission in life is convincing casting directors to see my clients for those high-paying series-regular roles.