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    Anatomy of a Meeting -- Part Two

    Last week, we covered everything leading up to your big meeting with yours truly. So let's pick up right where we left off, with you sitting in reception, waiting for my assistant to bring you inside.

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    An Agent Pitches

    Everyone in the entertainment industry is in a constant state of pitching. Nothing happens in this business without pitching. It's the Hollywood dance that never ends.

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    The A Word

    This week, I'd like to share with you some valuable tips that have come out of those drunken rants. They just might make all the difference at your next big audition.

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    Zero-Budget Movies: Are They a Ticket to Sundance or a Waste of Time?

    We live in a world where anyone with a digital camera and some decent software can create an actual movie. Filmmakers used to be the only artists who couldn't afford their own tools, but that's no longer true.

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    Your Agent Doesn't Hate You

    Secret Agent Man addresses the belief that agents can't stand actors, among other myths about his profession.

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    'No' is a Negative Word Used to Express Refusal

    "No" is such a tiny little word. It has only one syllable and two letters. How strong could it be? Well, as we all know, it's one of the most common words heard in the entertainment industry, and it packs quite a wallop.

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    Red Light, Green Light

    How do I get an agent?" is the No. 1 question I hear from actors.

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    Specifics on Generals

    I wonder how many of you are familiar with generals. They're not for everyone, but in the right situation a good general can make a big difference in your career.

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    Walking the Boulevard of Broken Dreams with Secret Agent Man

    Secret Agent Man shows the tarnish on the City of Angels halo, from Peg Entwistle's suicide to the roof rats.

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    Don't Be a Stranger!

    A lot of actors think that once they find representation, they can just sit back and wait for the auditions to start pouring in. Nothing could be further from the truth.