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The TradeVine Highlights Entertainment News for week ending October 9th, 2009 with Danika Quinn

Your Host Danika Quinn
Published: Friday, October 9th, 2009

 

THE PURPOSE OF THE TRADEVINE IS TO ENCOURAGE THE INDUSTRY TO READ THEIR TRADES: VARIETY, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, & BACK STAGE. EACH TRADE PROVIDES YOU FREE ONLINE INFO! OR, SUBSCRIBE LIKE WE DO. EITHER WAY, ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT YOUR INDUSTRY.

EACH FRIDAY, THE TRADEVINE SEEKS OUT A FEW OF THE INFORMATIVE ARTICLES THAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED. GO TO THE TRADE, ITSELF, FOR THE ENTIRE ARTICLE. FIND THE LINKS TO YOUR TRADES BELOW OR IN OUR ACTORS RESOURCE SECTION.

The Back Stage, National Edition, October 1st-7th, in the Spotlight section, “The New Survival Jobs … Seven actors reveal how they adapted to a struggling economy,” by Simi Horowitz. Waitstaff jobs are common back-up jobs for out of work actors. But, this article provides some other survival jobs to look for that you may not have thought of. Actor Wil Ohlig tends bar at private parties. Actor Jen Levin works as a substitute teacher. Or try freelancing. Actor Angie White, especially for those with marketing experience. Some other survival jobs include writing, street performer, work as an “extra,” and office temp work. Get creative and don’t give up.

Also, in the Back Stage, National Edition, October 1st-7th, in the Advice section, “The Not-so-starving actor … Here’s how to maintain a healthy diet on set,” by Jessyca Dewey. According to LA based nutritionist and certified personal trainer, Thomas Roe, avoiding the junk food from craft services can be difficult for everyone on set, not just the actors. Roe suggests looking for choices such as nuts, fruits, and raisins for snacks; salads for lunch; and protein with vegetables for dinner. Actor Gena Shaw recommends having a water bottle on set. Filling up on water is a great way to curb your appetite between takes. Roe also suggests never missing a meal and if you have a morning shot don’t skip breakfast.

The Hollywood Reporter, International Weekend Edition, October 2nd-4th, “WB sweet on Willy Wonka stage musical,” by Steven Zeitchik. Warner Bros. is developing a stage musical based on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” the children’s classic about a poor boy who wins a tour of a mysterious chocolate factory. The book was first brought to film in 1971 and again in 2005 by Tim Burton. Imagine elaborate candy-colored set pieces, oompa-loompas dancing, and the musical elements from the 2005 film along with a few new numbers.

The Daily Variety, October 5th, in the Guild News section, “Guilds got vidgame,” by Dave McNary. In a sign of cooperation between the previously combative thesp unions, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, have reached a tentative deal with videogame employers that will cover the next 18 months. The deal is said to achieve parity between the AFTRA and SAG contracts in this video game world.

The Hollywood Reporter, October 5th, the CLIP is entitled, “Crash’ Course.” Cast and crew of the Starz series “Crash” have done a good deed for some of Albuquerque’s homeless. The series has shot several scenes at the city’s Noon Day Ministry, so the production raised enough money to feed 300-400 people last Saturday.

The Hollywood Reporter, October 6th, in the Inside Track, “Idol Gives Back’ for the third time,” by Nellie Andreeva. “American Idol” is bringing back “Idol Gives Back.” After a yearlong hiatus, the charitable special will return for a third installment April 21st, 2010. “This is our chance to reach out and support the people of America and around the world,” “Idol” creator Simon Fuller said. The TV special will benefit the Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More and Save the Children as well as the United Nations Foundation.

And speaking of “American Idol,” this week saw the release of rocker Allison Iraheta’s first CD single, “Friday, I’ll Be Over U,” (Jive Records). HYPERLINK “http://www.AllisonIraheta.com” www.AllisonIraheta.com Allison was the song performance student of our producers, Pepper Jay and John Michael Ferrari. Congratulations John and Pepper and congratulations Allison!

Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week at the Actors Reporter. Thank you for joining us. I’m Danika Quinn. You heard it through the TradeVine!

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