Secret Agent Man

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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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    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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    Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

    Signing with an agent is a leap of faith. You hope for the best, but there's no way of knowing if the relationship is going to work until you're actually in it.

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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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    Ye Olde Mail Bag

    We received an interesting letter this week at Secret Agent Man headquarters. It came from a New York actor, and I'd like to start off this column by sharing it with you.

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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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    Size Matters

    I've been a Hollywood agent for more than 10 years. During that time, I've worked with the big boys and a few boutique agencies. I've learned that signing with the right kind of agency is crucial if you want to succeed as an actor.

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    Secret Agent Man Calls In the Coach

    Secret Agent Man says that sometimes an actor needs a coach, not just a teacher.

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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.

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    Anatomy of a Meeting

     It seems like every actor out there is dying to get a meeting with someone like me, but none of you knows how to behave when you're actually in my office.