Tradevine – January 14th, 2011 with Danika Quinn
Published: Friday, January 14th, 2011
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Hello everybody, I’m Danika Quinn of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. It has been another great week in Hollywood, but if your life is anything like mine, you were probably too busy to sit down and read the trades. So, we gathered some of the more interesting articles for you. Remember, 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.
Hollywood Reporter, January 12th, “Love in the time of cholera,” by Stephen Galloway. This is the story about how Sean Penn, Paul Haggis, Maria Bello and their friends are still fighting for Haiti’s survival amid unspeakable horror, a year after the devastating January 12th earthquake. The photographs accompanying the story are by Ron Haviv. When asked why he’s still doing this, Sean Penn answered “There’s a great thing Paul Newman said about his long marriage: ‘As it turns out we still love each other.’ That’s how I feel. As it turns out, I’m still here.” Well, Sean Penn, here at the Actors Reporter we all solute you, along with Paul, Maria and all of your friends. You put your life where mouth and heart are and all of us solute you Sean Penn the humanist.
A message to SAG Guild Members: Final SAG Awards ballot information postcards were mailed to eligible members on December 30 for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. So, if you didn’t get one, and you think you should, contact you local SAG office.
Backstage, January 7, 2011, “Fox Searchlight Offers SAG Screeners on iTunes,” by Pamela McClintock
In the latest twist in awards campaigning, 20th Century Fox and iTunes are teaming to offer nearly 100,000 SAG members access to Fox Searchlight’s “Black Swan,” “127 Hours” and “Conviction” across various Apple platforms, including the iPad and iPhone. Films will be available from Jan. 7-28, the SAG awards consideration window. Significantly, Fox is discussing a similar arrangement in the future with AMPAS, BAFTA and other awards organizations.
Daily Variety, Wednesday, January 12th, “Showbiz banks on iPhone bonanza,” by Marc Graser. What’s the value of at least 10 million more iPhone owners for Hollywood this year? That’s what number crunchers get to figure out now that Verizon will start selling Apple’s iPhone 4 to its existing customers starting February 3rd and to new subscribers a week later. The number of digital dollars generated by sale of movies, TV shows, music, and games to the quickly increasing smart-phone market will be significant. Did you know that iTunes users rent and purchase more than 400,000 TV episodes and more than 150,000 movies per day according to Apple? And now, the iPhone app store has more than 300,000 offerings. The content creators are eager to exploit the new iPhone technology. It will be interesting what happens to that little machine that we call a phone and carry around in our pocket. What will they do next?
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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