Tristen’s Toolkit

How To Register For LA Business Tax

  WHO SHOULD FILE FOR LA BUSINESS TAX EXEMPTION? Any performing artist earning 1099 income in Los Angeles should file for the Business Tax exemption. Since as performers, we don’t always know what the forthcoming year will hold, it’s a safe bet to register each year to be sure you’re covered. WHAT IF I DON’T […] Read more…

Audition Memo Checklist!

I was introduced to the concept of “The Memo” in a screenwriting class with Corey Mandell. (A fantastic series of classes by the way, not for the fly-by-night writer) The Memo is a document of questions that serve as a checklist of sorts. Example: Q: What is character A’s goal? You would actually pull out […] Read more…

Tackling Your Taxes

Tax time is no fun for anyone. It’s not fun when you’re rich and it’s less fun when you’re broke. And as an artist, nothing could be less sexy. I’m hoping to make it slightly sexier today. Fingers crossed. Read more…