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Tradevine – November 26th, 2010 with Danika Quinn

Your Host Danika Quinn
Published: Friday, November 26th, 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 Danika Quinn of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. We’ve found some interesting articles this week to share that you may 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.

 

Back Stage National Edition, November 18th-24th, 2010. Union Update, by Daniel Holloway. “SAG reaches cable and animation deals.” The Screen Actors Guild announced last week that it has reached a tentative agreement with producers on new contracts for broadcast and cable animation and basic-cable live-action television. Negotiations between SAG and producers began November 8th, the day after an agreement was reached between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and negotiations for SAG and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists on new contracts for theatrical film and prime-time network television. Major points of the three-year basic-cable agreements mirror those found in the network prime-time agreement, including annual wage increases of 2 percent and an increase in employer contributions to union pension and health funds, from 15 percent of performers’ gross earnings to 16.5 percent. The tentative deal must now go to the SAG national board of directors for approval.

 

Also in the Back Stage National Edition, the article is called “Virtual Auditions. New services allow CDs to invite actors to audition online,” by Paul Haber. There’s something new afoot in the casting world. A service called Eco-Cast is touting what it describes as a “virtual pre-read.” It works like this: A casting director sends an “invitation” to agents or actors to submit for a role, along with a script and acting directions. The actor then tapes his or her audition and uploads it, via a link provided by the CD, directly to the casting director’s secure page. For anyone used to submitting pictures and resumes electronically, through Backstage.com for example, this type of online auditioning may seem like the logical next step. Editor Paul at G mail dot com.

 

Daily Variety, Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. “Thesp gets ‘Big Bang’ bucks,” by Cynthia Littleton.
One of the “Big Bang Theory” stars, Simon Helberg, has been negotiating a pay increase with CBS for several months. Well, Simon Helberg is in for a happy Thanksgiving. The thespian has reached a deal with Warner Brothers TV that gives him a whopping raise of more than $100,000 per episode this season, which is the show’s fourth season. The agreement includes pay hikes for season five and six, and an option for a seventh season. His starting pay for the first season was about $60,000 per segment. His pay should rise to $350,000 by season seven. We just thought it would be interesting to focus on one actor’s good fortune.

 

The Hollywood Reporter, December 1st, 2010 has a beautiful picture on page 2 of Ronni Chasen, who was tragically murdered last week. The beautiful photo is by Eric Charbonneau. Ms. Chasen was a Hollywood publicist who worked for seven best picture Oscar winners, including The Hurt Locker. In the hours before she was murdered, Ms. Chasen fused over her clients, getting them ready for the limelight. A more detailed article entitled “Murder in Beverly Hills,” by Kim Masters is found on page 45 of the Hollywood Reporter, alongside a picture of Ms. Chasen celebrating an Oscar win with Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart. The films that Ms. Chasen helped win the best picture award at the Oscars were Driving Miss Daisy, Shakespeare in Love, Chicago, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, No Country for Old Men, Slumdog Millionaire, and The Hurt Locker. Definitely momentous moments in a fabulous career. Ms. Chasen will surly be missed.

 

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

 

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