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    ACTOR'S ASSETS

    here comes a time in most of our lives when we've accumulated a certain amount of stuff—and that stuff can be quite valuable, particularly in the digital age. Electronics may be among the priciest of our acquisitions, and logical adjuncts to our work as actors: digital video cameras ...

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    'Da Vinci' Set to Open Cannes Festival

    Ron Howard's "The Da Vinci Code" will open the 59th Festival de Cannes on May 17, two days before the film is released worldwide.

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    Waving Goodbye

    "Waving Goodbye," presented by Syzygy Theatre Group at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., L.A. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Jun. 17-Jul. 24. $20; Sundays Pay what you can. (323) 254-9328.

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    Actor's Taxes

    The federal and state governments expect taxes to be paid on "taxable" income. In general, taxable income is the net amount remaining after subtracting your "personal exemption credit(s)" and either your "standard deduction" or your "itemized deductions" from your total (or gross) income for the year. You should understand ...

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    A Bachelor's Worst Nightmare

    When a movie stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, one can expect a lot of outrageous comedy. What one does not expect is a fully fleshed-out female role, a character as crazy and funny and endearing as the leading men. It's one of the reasons Isla Fisher's turn ...

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    Basinger Accused of Violating Custody Orders

    Oscar-winning actress Kim Basinger pleaded innocent on Wednesday to violating child custody orders in her divorce case with her ex-husband, actor Alec Baldwin.

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    Casting Notice Policy

    The casting deadline is Friday at 1:30 p.m. for the issue which hits newsstands on the following Thursday. Items may be mailed, faxed, or brought in person to Back Stage West, Attn: Casting, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., 5th flr., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Fax number: (323) 965-1340. Website: www ...

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    National AFM Finds $400,000 Fund Discrepancy

    The national American Federation of Musicians appears to be dealing with discrepancies in its Sound Recording Special Payments Fund, which has led to the ouster of the fund's executive director and a demand for restitution of $400,000

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    <strong>Conservatories </strong>

    The following schools offer two-year acting programs. Many offer other shorter programs in a variety of plans and performing-related areas.Click Here

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    Obituaries

    Art Carney (1918-2003); Dorothy Loudon (1933-2003); Dorothy Fay Ritter (1915-2003); Penny Singleton (1908-2003)