Melissa Maniglia

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Secret Agent Man

Has anyone read the Backstage columns by "Secret Agent Man?" 

Its nice to have a concise, real perspective on what a agent really thinks when your in the room.  Too often we, as actors, walk into a meeting with our list of recycled questions hoping that we will connect on some basic level and get to work with the person.  The agent sits there, smile plastered across their face, nodding while you perform.  They say "Good Job" and "Keep in Touch" and send you on your way.  Sometimes you work with them, sometimes you don't. 

What I like about this column is that "Secret Agent Man" actually lets you into the head of the agent faced with desperate and hungry actors who I think, deep down, need industry validation of their chosen path. 

If any of you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. It's my favorite column out there. 


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