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    Understanding your financial paradigms

    ctors often operate under the misconception that making more money will solve all their financial problems: I'll plan for retirement (when I book the film), set up a debt plan (after next pilot season), and make time to organize my receipts and research investments (once my show closes and ...

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    Season's Greetings

    "Season's Greetings," presented by the Company Rep in the Circle Theatre at El Portal Center for the Arts, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Nov. 22-Dec. 22. $25. (818) 506-7550.

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    Burn This

    "Burn This," presented by A Flat With a View Productions at The Theatre District, 804 N. El Centro Ave., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Jun. 2-26. $15. (323) 839-3629.

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    Scapino!

    "Scapino!," presented by and at Company Rep, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Nov. 12-Dec. 11. $10-22.50. (866) 811-4111.

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    L.A. Auditions at a Glance

    Culled from the hundreds of casting notices listed daily on BackStage.com, below are this week's audition highlights, organized by West Coast and by the day the auditions are being held.

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    Every job I do—whether it's onstage, on

    Every job I do—whether it's onstage, on television, or in film—is a reminder that show business attracts people who are alive, awake, vibrant, and passionate. The business of show is not something you take on lightly. You must actively pursue it. You must follow your heart. You ...

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    Tyler Inks with CBS

    Aisha Tyler is forging ties with CBS, signing a talent deal with the network.

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    Summer Theatre Festivals Diverse As Snowflakes

    With summer upon us, can theatre festivals be far behind? Indeed, this season there are a plethora of festivals, bringing together more than 300 events. And they run the gamut—from solo pieces to ensembles, from spare productions to the most lavish, from the most "downtown" shows to those hailing ...

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    AGMA Sensitive to Arts Struggle

    The Boston Ballet has slashed expenses through staff cutbacks and the exodus of experienced dancers. Last week the company offered a private performance of "The Nutcracker" for $150,000 to bring in extra revenue.

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    hen Jeremy Piven won the Emmy Award last year for

    hen Jeremy Piven won the Emmy Award last year for his role as sharky, snarky agent Ari Gold, it was an emotional cap to a lengthy career of stealing scenes. Piven always shone in supporting roles in films as varied as Serendipity and Old School, and was a reliable and ...