Secret Agent Man

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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?

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    The Great Pitching Contest, Part Deux

    I've been going over the rejects from last week's contest, and a lot of you don't know how to express yourselves. This shocks me, because language is one of your most important tools.

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    R.I.P.

    Society is divided by class, and the world of acting is no different. At one end of the spectrum we have the rich: name talent who command top dollar.

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    Adios, Amigo

    Every agency I know evaluates its list at least twice a year to see who can stay and who should go. These aren't fun meetings, but they're absolutely necessary.

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    Indie Acting Lessons

    All actors want to be challenged, and movie stars are no different. They love playing roles outside their comfort zones. And when they do, there's a lot you can learn from those performances.

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    Secret Agent Man Teaches the Wisdom of 'Rocky Balboa'

    Life lessons can be gleaned from movies, argues Secret Agent Man.

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    The Centennial Column

    Many of you would like to find out my true identity. You wonder how you can trust what I say when you don't know who I am. "Who" is but the form following the function of "what," and what I am is a man in a mask.

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    Quotes on Trial

    If you want to succeed in this business, you should listen to those who have come before you. I'm talking about successful actors who are now in a position to offer valuable advice.

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    Branding? Apple, Honda, and You

    "Branding is like when an actor who's good with comedy promotes himself as being good at comedy."

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    Not All Contracts Are Created Equal

    As the year comes to an end, actors start thinking about all the changes they're going to make after the holidays.