How To Register For LA Business Tax

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DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this page is to be cited as a legal source. This is for helpful/informational purposes only and should not replace direct advice from a tax professional.

In this video, I'll walk you through how to register or renew your LA City Business Tax. If you're ready to renew, you will need to know your total 1099 and cash income for 2018. You'll also need to know which portion of that was from acting/writing and what was other income. If you are filing for your corporation, you will need to know your TOTAL income for 2018.

 

WHO SHOULD FILE FOR LA BUSINESS TAX EXEMPTION?

Any performing artist earning 1099 income in Los Angeles should file for the Business Tax exemption. Because as actors we don’t always know what the forthcoming year will bring, it’s a safe bet to register each year, just so you’re covered.

 

WHAT IF I DON’T DO IT?

You might get away with it… for a while. But I’ve seen this come back to bite people a few...

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How To Fire Your Agent

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In this Scene Study Series, we'll explore the practice of bringing a scripted character to life.

If you've ever had an audition that felt "flat" or needed examples of what it means to "take a risk" in your auditions, we hope to help by showing examples of actors bring the page to life in exceptional ways.

This particular scene has only three scripted lines! It would be easy to fall into the trap of thinking there's not much here to play. 

SERIES: I AM THE NIGHT

I AM THE NIGHT tells the gripping story of Fauna Hodel, a teenage girl who is given away at birth, and grows up outside of Reno, Nevada. Fauna lives more-or-less comfortably with the mysteries of her origin, until one day she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything. Based on the true story of the Black Dahlia murder.

NETWORK: TNT

TYPE: Drama/Mystery (1 Hour)

SETTING: America 1960's

CREATOR: Sam Sheridan

STARRING: Chris Pine & India Eisley

CASTING: Carmen Cuba

 

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How To Rock Your Agent Meeting

You’ve done the research, asked around for referrals, crushed the showcase game, and made those scary phone calls. You finally got a meeting with your dream agent… now what?

 STEP 1: “Tell me about yourself”!

It’s the one question you KNOW you’re gonna get asked! Don’t wing it. We dive deep into how to answer “So tell me about yourself” in this post. But for now, figure out what is the most important/interesting/exciting things you want to communicate yourself and write them down.

Your answer should take about 30-60 seconds. Yes that’s all! And without speeding through it in one breath! You’ll need to decide which bits are ACTUALLY important and how to speak efficiently. Time yourself if you need to.

Then, practice alone and with a friend. Not because you need to have it memorized word-for-word. You just need to be able to communicate the important bits when you’re nervous.

STEP 2: Put your business hat...

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