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    n my last three columns, I covered the bulk of

    n my last three columns, I covered the bulk of allowable acting-related tax deductions. Once again, I want to reiterate that there is no specific list of allowable deductions approved by the Internal Revenue Service, so just because I didn't list an item doesn't mean you can't ...

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    New Emergency Fund

    Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact on the Gulf Coast's arts community has led the nonprofit organization Americans for the Arts to establish a new emergency relief fund.

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    actor's taxes

    In my seminars, I'm inevitably inundated with questions about specific deductions. But even with all the time in the world, there's no way I could answer every question that every actor might have about a possible write-off. So, like that old adage about teaching a man how to ...

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    One West Wacker

    "One West Wacker," presented by Theatre Neo at the Secret Rose Theatre, 11246 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Sep. 9-Oct. 15. $20. (323) 769-5858.

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    WGA Merger Proposed During Dues Talks

    WGA West proposed a merger with its affiliated union in the East at a weekend meeting that otherwise dwelled on their $1 million dues dispute.

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    Stones in His Pockets

    "Stones in His Pockets," presented by and at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Tue.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2:30 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. June 10-July 18. $33-47. (213) 628-2772.

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    Will Hillary Campaign Influence '24' Plot?

    In what could become a self-fulfilling prophecy, producers on Fox's drama "24" are contemplating a female president on the show next season, sources said.

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    Review: 'Divafest'

    Divafest, featuring new, woman-centric works, got off to an uneven start; two of the first three one-acts (out of eight total) were flawed -- but the third is a little gem.

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    When actor and standup comic Mo'Nique struts

    When actor and standup comic Mo'Nique struts across the stage of Showtime at the Apollo proclaiming that she's "fat and fabulous," she's not mocking her size; she's celebrating it. She doesn't care if thin is in.

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    Beatty Receives AFI's Lifetime Achievement Award

    Bill Clinton was among those saluting Warren Beatty as the Oscar-winning actor-director received a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute.