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TradeVine – Entertainment Industry News – week ending January 21st, 2011 with Danika Quinn

Your Host Danika Quinn
Published: Friday, January 21st, 2011

 

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 got some great articles for you this week, some of the more interesting articles you might have missed. Because 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.

 

Backstage, January 13th-19th, In the advice section “How do you decide on a career plan for an actor?” reported by Simi Horwitz. According to Cheri Ingram of Cheri Ingram Enterprises in Beverly Hills, California, the first thing a manager needs to do is learn everything they can about the client personally and professionally. The manager should then evaluate where he/she thinks the client will have opportunity and advantage. Denise Fisher of Candy Entertainment, also in Beverly Hills, says that today, more than ever, the entertainment business is in constant flux. As financial times shift, so do tastes, and as a manager she has to be in tune with those changes. According to Michael Katz of Michael Katz Talent Management out of New York, every actor is a uniquely different type. Similarly, every actor has his or her own needs and marketplace goals. It is important to determine for each actor an individually targeted strategic career plan. Remaining flexible with each career plan is of paramount importance.

 

Daily Variety, Monday, January 17th, In the Insiders section, the title of the article is “Book ‘Em. Fan faves add to ‘Five-O’ fun factor.” In the primetime sea of tortured drama, antiheros and grisly corpses, CBS’ reboot of “Hawaii Five-O” has been a victory for blue-sky, popcorn TV. One of the elements that has made the series so much fun is its guest casting. Among the fan-favorite “Hawaii Five-O” guest starts are, Masi Oka, Reiko Aylesworth and Al Harrington. Executive producers of the show said they’re lucky that a lot of people want to guest star on “Hawaii Five-O.”

 

Daily Variety, Tuesday, January 18th, “Casting directors want aides paid,” by Dave McNary. A bitter dispute has arisen between casting directors and television studios over the issue of who pays for assistants to the casting directors during pilot season. The union for casting directors, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, has told the studios that it should become standard practice for the companies to foot the bill for assistants during pilot season. For casting directors, the issue of paying for assistants out of their own pockets during pilot season has long been a sore spot since other employees in the industry aren’t required to pay for assistants. It will be interesting to see what happens now that we are about to move into casting dozens of pilots for pilot season.

 

Hollywood Reporter, January 12th, “How to save films from disappearing. A startup lead by Hollywood tech veterans is pitching a 100-year solution to the industry’s digital-archiving problem,” by Carolyn Giardina. Imagine key elements of “Tron” or the latest “Harry Potter” vanishing. As more movies are shot, posted, distributed and stored as data, a significant amount of valuable contents is at risk of being lost. In fact, a 2007 Academy report found that no digital archival format will last at least a century, as traditional film does. A solution may be Digital Optical Tape System, which some say can withstand extreme temperatures, exposure to electrical or magnetic fields, solar flares and other pulse attacks. However, some have expressed concern about one company becoming the sole provider of archival technology.

 

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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