Taking Care Of Business Without Leaving The House

After 3 1/2 years of working for a public-television station in Dallas while her husband ran a vineyard in California's Napa Valley, Pat Perini could no longer stand the separation. So she cut a deal with her employer: She would move to Northern California and continue to work as an executive producer out of her house. "You can live almost anywhere with a phone, fax, modem, and Federal Express," says Perini, who has since become an independent film producer.

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