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TradeVine – April 30th, 2010

Your Host Marta McGonagle
Published: Friday, April 30th, 2010

 

THE PURPOSE OF THE TRADEVINE IS TO ENCOURAGE THE ENTERTAINMENT 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 TRADE 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.

 

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Welcome to the TradeVine where each week we share some of the entertainment articles you may have missed that we found informative and/or interesting from the trades. Our goal is to help you stay informed and to keep up with the trades, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and Backstage. We subscribe. Do you?

 

Back Stage National Edition, April 22nd-28th, 2010. Here’s a reminder the Back Stage has a casting section, particularly helpful for non-union actors. It includes some casting calls both in Los Angles and in New York and in other areas such as Northern California and even can extend to student films in outlying places. And, some of the projects are rather identifiable. For example, ‘Glee,’ season 2, Fox is seeking submissions for its nationwide online open casting call for new roles for the second season of the series ‘Glee.’ If chosen, the commitment begins approximately July 1st in Los Angles with shoot dates to be determined. ‘Glee’ is seeking performers, male and female, 16-26, all ethnicities, types, professionals and amateurs, fresh, young, talented, for new roles that will be featured during the second season. For the ‘Glee’ casting notice they are seeking both union and non-union talent, but, if chosen, a Screen Actors Guild television contract is possible. So, all you actors out there, don’t forget to check out the pages of casting calls in your weekly Back Stage.

 

The Hollywood Reporter International Weekend Edition, April 23rd-25th, 2010. “‘South Park’ scenes altered after threat,” by James Hibberd. Here is an example of modern time’s censorship. ‘South Park’ generated lots of controversy with their latest envelope-pushing “South Park” stunt. What did they do? They included visual and verbal references to the prophet Muhammad. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, behind South Park, said in the fourteen years that they have been doing ‘South Park’ they have never done a show they couldn’t stand behind. They delivered their version of the show to Comedy Central and the station made the decision to alter the episode. In effect, the numerous visual and verbal references to the prophet Muhammad were either obscured or bleeped, as was a speech from a character preaching about the perils of falling victim to intimidation and fear. The network has received threats that their hosts would end up like Theo Van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker who was killed by extremists in 2004 for producing a film critical of the treatment of women in Islam. As an aside, the episode drew 3.5 million viewers, the night’s top-rated cable telecast. The censorship is particularly unusual because the show is generally allowed considerable leeway. The creators of ‘South Park’ pledged to switch topics.

 

Daily Variety, Monday April 26th, 2010. “ASCAP Expo Molte Forte,” by Christopher Morris. The music business may be hard-hit, but you couldn’t tell from the record crowds of industry aspirants overrunning ASCAP Expo last Thursday through Saturday at the Hollywood Renaissance hotel in Los Angeles, Ca. In its fifth year, the performance rights organization conference drew nearly 2,700 registrants. Celebs appearing included Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, and our own, Allison Iraheata. Most people know, that the producers of the Actors Reporter, Pepper Jay and John Michael Ferrari, were Allison Iraheta’s performance coaches for five plus years.

 

The Hollywood Reporter, Monday April 26th, 2010. “Talent’ auditions on YouTube stage,” by James Hibberd. NBC and the producers of “America’s Got Talent” are partnering with YouTube to put the show’s audition process online. Beginning this week, acts can upload videos to a special page on the video-sharing site to be in consideration for the summer show. From these submitted videos, the producers will select 40 to be posted on a “Got Talent” YouTube channel for users to vote on. A total of 12 acts from YouTube submissions will perform live on the NBC show. This new twist to the audition process offers viewers not only a priceless golden ticket to get on the biggest stage in the country, but also an opportunity for a thrilling live show where anything can happen and the world can take an inside look.

 

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