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    Getting Dropped Part 2: The Five Phases of Grief

    There's a right way and a wrong way to drop an actor. The worst thing an agent can do is send an email. Taking human interaction out of the equation makes getting dropped a hundred times worse.

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    The holiday season has a certain "circle of life" quality that I've always enjoyed. It starts with Thanksgiving, a day that allows us to look back, and it ends with New Year's, a day that inspires us to move forward.

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    My Dinner With SAG

    Last night, I decided to kick off the new year by having dinner with an old friend I haven't seen in a while. He's been going through a tough time, and I figured some good food and conversation might help.

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    L.A. Noir

    It's 10:29 a.m. The city is Beverly Hills. I'm your narrator, Secret Agent Man. Those who know me say I'm a good man in a bad town. Those who don't wish they did. These are my stories.

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    Random Thoughts

    If an actor gives a bad performance onstage and there's no one in the audience to see it, did the actor really bomb?

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    A Halloween Tale

    It was a bright and joyful Monday morning when the headshots first came to life...

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    Booking Ratios

    How many postal carriers have had their discs herniated by the sheer weight of all the actor submissions they deliver?

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    Santa Claus Ain't Coming to Town. You Are!

    This is the time of year when agents start a betting pool to see which actors will remember to give us a little something as a thank-you for all the hard work we do.

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    Yikes!

    When you hear that an actor is burned out, it usually means he's been working on a successful series for way too many seasons and is physically and mentally exhausted.

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    It's Resolution Time

    As the year crawls to an end, I want you to take some time off from your acting career. Try to enjoy the holidays. The industry and all its frustrations will be here when you're done.