Secret Agent Man

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    The Ugly Truth About Your Talent

    Secret Agent Man doesn’t love lying to actors about how good they are—but he also (contrary to popular belief) takes no pleasure in crushing dreams.

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    The 9 Spokes of Your Career Wheel

    Secret Agent Man wants you to take a long, hard look at yourself and see if you have achieved enough balance in these categories to be successful.

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    5 Questions to Ask a Potential Manager

    Secret Agent Man wants all actors to spend as much time shopping for a manager as they do shopping for a new car. Start with these five basic questions!

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    Are the Brits Taking Over American TV?

    Secret Agent Man can’t help but wonder what happened to Paul Revere—no one was alerting us that highly trained, dedicated British actors were infiltrating American entertainment! Is it too late for home-grown talent?

  • Advice

    Is Your Agent the Devil?

    Secret Agent Man admits that in the past he’s been less than a saint, but argues that it’s all been for the good of his clients. Is your agent looking out for your best interests as well?

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    Why Local Hire Means Local

    Secret Agent Man understands the temptation for an L.A. actor to pass himself off as a local to land a role on “The Walking Dead”—but do you understand how many flaws that plan has?

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    The 4 Rules of Travel

    Secret Agent Man admits to occasionally being jealous of actors—at least when location shoots are involved.

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    3 Ways to Keep Your Agent Happy

    Secret Agent Man might keep you on if you’re not booking a lot—but he tells you the little things that would make him reconsider that stance.

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    The 7 Agent Signs of the Apocalypse

    Secret Agent Man has been witnessing some out-of-the-ordinary events lately—could the end be nigh?

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    Is Diversity in Casting the New Normal?

    Secret Agent Man points out that film and TV have made big strides in assembling diverse casts—but there’s still a lot of work to be done.