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    Different Deductions

    Like men, all deductions are not equal. Some deductions reduce your income dollar for dollar, while other deductions have limitations and consequently have less value. Still other deductions create credits that either reduce your tax or put extra money in your pocket. In the next few weeks, we'll weave ...

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    Pilot Season

    Back Stage lists major U.S. TV pilots that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the greater Los Angeles area. Check for new listings every Thursday! (Website members only.)

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    A Playwright's Dilemma

    Recently I was reminded of the excellent Back Stage article ["Understanding the Playwright-Director Relationship," by Michael Lazan, April 19] after a director rebuked me for not rewriting my one-act play as he had told me I should. The cast was present for the first rehearsal and he informed me, as ...

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    Den J. Economou

    Den J. Economou spent decades working in transportation and travel in north Texas before pursuing a career in acting, his lifelong ambition.

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    Deducing Deductions

    The Schedule A is the form commonly referred to as the Long Form. Actually the 1040 is the Long Form (the 1040A and the 1040EZ are the Short Forms) and the Schedule A is only one of more than 100 forms and schedules that can be attached to it. Schedule ...

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    No Class, Parental Partners

    I'm 12 years old and just starting out. I don't think I should submit myself to any agents, because I need more experience. But again, I can't find any casting calls to gain experience. How do I break out of this annoying cycle?

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    Reflection, Revival, and Renewal…and a Wedding Singer

    After staying with my agents for a little over a year, I got news from them informing me that they were planning to leave the business and close down the agency in a few months due to personal reasons. --Derek Lui

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    Tony Gracia... Got the Part

    Persistence, determination, and resourcefulness paid off for Tony Gracia with a leading role. He plays the zombie hunter in the independent film "Scream, Zombie, Scream."