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TradeVine – Entertainment Industry News – week ending March 25th, 2011 with Danika Quinn

Your Host Danika Quinn
Published: Friday, March 25th, 2011

 

THE PURPOSE OF THE TRADEVINE IS TO ENCOURAGE THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY TO READ THEIR TRADES: VARIETY, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, BACK STAGE, ETC. ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT YOUR INDUSTRY.

EACH FRIDAY, THE TRADEVINE SEEKS OUT A FEW OF THE INFORMATIVE TRADE ARTICLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED. VISIT THE TRADE, ITSELF, FOR THE ENTIRE ARTICLE.

 

 

Hello everybody, I’m Danika Quinn of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. We’ve had another great week here at the TradeVine searching out the articles best suited to inform and keep you up to date with the industry. There is never a shortage of information in our industry, and we want you, the actor, to have the best of it. 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, March 17th-23rd. “The Seven Deadly Singing Sins,” by voice teacher, John Henny. What are the biggest mistakes singers consistently make? In his years as a voice teacher, Henny has seen many students with the same problems. He has traced these problems back to a basic group of mistakes and incorrect beliefs. Here is a rundown of mistakes and how singers can avoid them. 1. Studying opera to sing other styles. A singer should study what he or she is going to sing. Find a teacher who works in your style. 2. Trying to sing from the diaphragm. This is a well intentioned but often misguided attempt to find vocal power and balance. When inexperienced singers try to apply this intensity, the rush of air against the vocal cords causes the singer either to break apart or jam the vocal cords to resist the air pressure. Remember, power comes from how much air the cords can skillfully resist, not how much air you send them. Some other common mistakes are Going for power too soon, Letting style be a collection of weakness, and Not studying with a teacher.

 

Daily Variety, Monday, March 21st. “Keep your hands off my personal data,” by Peter Bart. Peter Bart says that he’s never considered himself paranoid, but he’s growing antsy about all those people out there who are collecting data about him. Netflix knows his taste in films, Simulmedia can predict which TV shows he will watch, TiVo has insight into his politics, Cablevision can access his drug prescriptions and target TV ads accordingly, and who knows what information he’s inadvertently exposed on Facebook or MySpace. This much is clear. There are companies out there who want to “target” him. But, Peter Bart thinks he’d prefer blending into the faceless crowd. Well, that’s true of all of us today isn’t it? Do we even have a concept of personal privacy? Who knows?

 

Hollywood Reporter, March 25th. Netflix is in the news everywhere. This article is called, “How the assault on Netflix will shake out,” by Paul Bond an Tim Appelo. At last, big studios are making bold moves away from DVDs to the bright digital future, and friending Facebook. But, can they stem the rising tide of rentals with their secret weapon, UltraViolet? The Internet is being copied by, well, everybody. The latest entry is Facebook, which began streaming Warner Brothers The Dark Knight to any of its 600 milion users who fork over 3 dollars. This can’t be good for Netflix. After all, it seemd like just yesterday or at least a couple of weeks ago that Netflix was enjoying an exclusive over this market. We’ll have to wait and see how this all turns out for us consumers.

 

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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