Secret Agent Man

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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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    A Sense of Entitlement

    When graduation day arrived, I had a sense of entitlement that cannot be measured; I was ready to take Hollywood by storm. It took me less than six months to realize I knew nothing.

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    No More Bad Pictures!

    his letter is for all the unskilled pretenders who make a living by picking the pockets of actors who have no money. I'm talking about all the untrained morons who picked up a cheap digital camera on some website.

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    L.A. B.S.

    So why does everyone lie here? Is it something in the water? Could the Santa Ana winds be at fault? No. It's a survival mechanism.

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    My Rebuttal

    I realized there's a major disconnect between how actors see an agent's behavior and the reality behind our actions.

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Like most actors, Amy had struggled for years to find a good agent, and now that she had one, everything seemed to be going wrong. I explained that she had to keep the faith.

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    Let's Get Real About Reality

    Would you like to know my definition of a loser? It's someone who blames others for his or her own shortcomings.

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    When the Situation Gets Sticky…

    Remember, James Bond is licensed to kill. When you have representation, you're licensed to say, "Call my agent."

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    Pop Quiz

    I want you to put yourself in this girl's position. You don't have an agent and you desperately want one. This man has offered to sign you. But the guy makes your skin crawl. So what would you do?

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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.