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    Grammys Get Interim Deal with Writers

    The Grammy Awards will be in full voice next month, with the striking writers guild agreeing to allow its members to work on the show.

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    book REVIEWs

    If you're interested in the machinery of theatrical production, you probably already own a copy of William Goldman's 1969 book The Season. If you want to learn how things have changed (or stayed the same) since Goldman's study, you will find this rich new anthology of essays ...

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    Know Your Income

    n a previous column, I wrote that the Internal Revenue Service has so improved its computer system that it can now track practically every penny of your income and compare the total against the amount you claimed on your tax return. When the IRS finds money not reported, a computer ...

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    THE WORKING ACTOR

    DEAR JACKIE:

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    hat do you do when the person auditioning you is

    hat do you do when the person auditioning you is rude, even insulting? If you go out on enough auditions, you will eventually encounter some less-than-amiable and perhaps less-than-competent people who have the title casting director.

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    TV Networks Still Have Plenty of Shows

    Despite the strike, the TV networks have more than a hundred episodes of scripted series ready to roll out over the next few months.

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    Free LA Screening: 'Spiritual Warriors'

    Check out a free Jan. 7 screening of dramatic feature filmSpiritual Warriors, plus a Q&A with filmmakers.

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    Strike Sends TV Pilots into Tailspin

    Hollywood's television pilot season, when networks develop and test most new programs, is in a tailspin with writers on strike putting billions of advertising dollars at risk.

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    Critics and audiences have long admired how

    Critics and audiences have long admired how natural Catherine Keener seems on screen, and often her screen time feels too short—as she has made a career of playing, as she has told the press, "smaller parts in great movies." Her work in Into the Wild is a continuation of ...