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September 3rd, 2010 – 11 Year Old Dharbi Jens hosts this week’s TradeVine

Your Host Dharbi Jens
Published: Friday, September 3rd, 2010

 

 

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Your host this week, 11 year old Dharbi Jens of the Actors Reporter. Danika Quinn, your TradeVine hot, is on set.

Back Stage National Edition, August 26th-September 1st, 2010. The theme in this week’s Back Stage is How to Get out of Sticky Situations. The article that caught my eye, is entitled “When the shoe’s on the other foot…How to turn down a role or an audition with grace,” by Simi Horwitz. Here’s a hypothetical situation. You’ve auditioned for a role, and it looks like you are going to get it. You now read the whole script and discover to your dismay that it requires nudity, which gives you the creeps. Or it’s politically offensive, racist or anti-Semitic. Or it’s just a lousy piece of work. Maybe the story or characters make no sense, and the writing is wretched. The bottom line is you don’t want to appear in it. What do you do? According to the agents and managers that Simi Horwitz spoke with, turning down roles for most of these reasons is off-putting and can damage an actor’s opportunities in the future. Some suggestions include, always come from a place of gratitude. Whatever your reasons for wanting to get out of a project, thank the casting director for the opportunity and express how truly grateful you are for being considered. If it’s a problem with the script, you can say, now that you’ve had a chance to look at it closely, you realize it isn’t quite right for you. Don’t be honest. If you want to be honest, be an accountant.

 

The Hollywood Reporter, International Weekend Edition, August 27th-29th. Congratulations to George Clooney on receiving the prestigious Bob Hope Humanitarian Award. There is a picture of George by Warner Brothers Pictures. What a cutie. His example is truly an inspiration.

 

Also in the Hollywood Reporter International Weekend Edition, “Heidi’s Red-Carpet Rules,” by Leslie Bruce. Heidi Klum is in the mix for two “Project Runway” Emmys. In this article, she provides red-carpet advice. First, Define your own unique red-carpet style. Second, Dress appropriately for the event. Third, Remember: Fashion doesn’t always equal comfort. And fourth, Tailor your dress for the best possible fit. Good advice Heidi, thanks.

 

The Hollywood Reporter, Monday, August 30th, 2010., John Cusack will play Edgar Allen Poe in “The Raven,” a fictional thriller which will begin shooting October 25th, with Budapest and Serbia standing in for 1849 Baltimore. The story is set during the final five days of Poe’s life as he is forced to partner with a detective in search of a serial killer who has kidnapped Poe’s fiancée and gone on a murder spree that mimics the writer’s work. Well that will be a movie that we’ll all look forward to. I mean who didn’t read “The Raven” when they were in school? Okay, maybe not you John Ferrari, but just about everybody else in America.

 

Daily Variety, Monday, August 30th, 2010. “Boost for online pix. YouTube U.K. signs with three studios,” by Diana Lodderhose out of London. YouTube U.K. is set to launch a free movies-on-demand service after inking deals with Lionsgate, MGM and Sony Pictures in the U.S. and content website Blink-box in the U.K. the landmark deal will see Google’s video giant offer more than 400 pictures on its YouTube Movies channel, free of charge. Titles include many cult and classic pics such as “The Night of the Living Dead,” “The Clan of the Cave Bear,” and “Buena Vista Social Club” along with a slew of docus and Bollywood pics. YouTube is truly going worldwide. In April, it forged a strategic three year distribution deal with French media conglomerate Lagardere Active. According to Time magazine, it is also considering a Pay-per-View scenario both here in the United States and elsewhere. For all of the latest daily industry news in brief, check out the front page of Actors Reporter dot com.

 

Daily Variety, Tuesday, August 31st, 2010. In the Legit Review section, by Phil Gallo, “Neighbors,” at the Matrix Theatre, a 99 seat theatre in Los Angeles received an outstanding review. Playing through October 24th, “Neighbors” stars Julia Campbell and Leith Burke. Another excellent review of “Neighbors,” can be found at w w w dot Thespian Thoughts dot com (www.ThespianThoughts.com), with theatre reviewer, Erica Mer. Also, watch for Julia Campbell and Leith Burke, both to guest star on Actors E Live chat show, at w w w dot Actors E dot com (www.ActorsE.com), on September 7th and September 15th, respectively. Actors E is a live chat show at w w w dot Actors Entertainment dot com (www.ActorsEntertainment.com).

 

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