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Tradevine – December 31st, 2010 with Yi Tian

Your Host Yi Tian
Published: Friday, December 31st, 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.

 

 

Hello everybody, I’m Yi Tian of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the last TradeVine of the year, 2010. I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season, and we at the TradeVine would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. This week, we’ve gathered some of the more interesting articles that you might have missed. Our goal here at the TradeVine is to help you stay informed and to keep up with the trades, such as The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Backstage.

 

The Daily Variety, Tuesday, December 28th, 2010, “Changing of guard tests TV’s mettle,” by Michael Schneider. A lot of changes are in store for the TV biz 2011. Simon Cowell bowed out of “American Idol,” ABC said goodbye to “Lost,” Conan O’Brien said so long to broadcast TV entirely, and Oprah Winfrey is about to join him. CNN is looking for a new life in primetime after Larry King, and Netflix’s audience continues to grow making pay cabler networks nervous. All of these comings and goings, and new technologies fuel several questions. For example, Will viewers embrace the new Cowell-free “American Idol”? Will Oprah’s minions flock to her new cable network? Can CNN regain any mojo? It will be interesting to see what 2011 does to TV viewing. Stay tuned.

 

Also in the Daily Variety, December 28th, the Library of Congress each year makes selections of 25 films to join the National Film Registry. The National Registry is a reminder to the nation that the preservation of our cinematic creativity must be a priority because about half of the films produced before 1950, and as much as 90% of those made before 1920 have been lost to future demonstrations. Would you like to nominate a title to be considered for next year’s registry? That can be done online at L O C dot Gov forward slash Film (loc.gov/film)

 

Back Stage, December 29th, Online edition, “I Love to Laugh,” by Deryn Warren. Adding laughter is one of the best things an actor can do to take a performance from safe to spectacular. Whether in a comedy or a drama, great actors sprinkle laughter throughout their performances masking nervousness, releasing tension, or laughing from an eagerness to please. The comedian Bob Newhart said, “Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it, and then move on.” Ms. Warren suggests actors Make Unexpected Choices. Safe actors say the lines—safely. Safe actors are afraid to let laughs escape. A risk-taking actor realizes that a memory can trigger a laugh. Paradoxically, you can make an audience cry with a laugh. Game-Playing. Search your script for lines that can be improved with game-playing. Ms. Warren teachs a technique of laughing and crying, so you won’t dry up on the set after numerous takes. Although it’s just an exercise and the laughs are not the result of anything funny, when one actor is laughing, the rest of the room is grinning. Laughter is infectious. And lastly, Welcome laughter on All Occasions. For a corny script, use laughter to make it real. Remember, we are all corny sometimes. For more great acting advice from writer director Deryn Warren, check out her appearance on the Actors E Chat show at http://actorsentertainment.com/actorse/october-11th-2010-actorse-with-writer-director-deryn-warren-and-host-christine-harte/

 

Hollywood Reporter, December 29th, Online edition, It’s the end of the 2010 and time to make resolutions for the New Year. But before it’s over let’s take a look at “What were the most-watched Holiday specials of 2010?” by Kimberly Nordyke. Charlie Brown, Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman TV specials are just as much a part of Americans’ holiday traditions as ornaments and eggnog. But which seasonal mainstay managed to lure the most viewers this year? The Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “November Christmas” came in at number one. In second place, Santa’s four-legged friend “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer” tied with NBC’s “Christmas at Rockefeller Center,” Meanwhile, it wasn’t a grief-filled Christmas for Charlie Brown. The classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” came in third.

 

Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Yi Tian. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!

 

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