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TradeVine entertainment news highlights for week ending February 3rd, 2012 with Pritesh Shah

Your Host Pritesh Shah
Published: Friday, February 3rd, 2012

 

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.

 

 

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Hi everybody, I’m Pritesh Shah of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. Danika Quinn is on assignment. I’m so excited that you’ve joined us today. For any new viewers, the TradeVine spends its week reading the trades for the best articles to aid veteran actors, aspiring actors or anyone interested in the entertainment industry. Our goal at the TradeVine is to help you stay informed and to keep up with some of the entertainment news you may have missed in the Trades, such as The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Backstage.

 

Back Stage, January 26th – February 1st, 2012 – Not your government’s Internet, by Daniel Lehman. Google and Wikipedia lead blackouts to halt anti-piracy ‘blacklist’ bills and thereby unwittingly picked a fight with the entire online community. These two pieces of congressional legislation, the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House and the Protect Intellectual Property Act in the Senate, are intended to protect against copyright infringement and intellectual property theft on the Internet by attacking the foreign “rouge” sites that commit or facilitate the illegal distribution of intellectual property. In response, thousands of websites, led by Google and Wikipedia, blacked out or altered their content on January 18th to protest what they dubbed the “Internet blacklist bills.” Because of this, several senators were compelled to withdraw their support the legislation and the vote on the bill has been postponed. I guess time will tell how this will be resolved and how the legislation can be fixed so that they work for everyone except the Internet thieves.

 

Daily Variety, Monday, January 30th – Maids of Honor, by Christy Grosz and Dave McNary. The cast of ‘Help’ cleaned up at the SAG Awards giving the drama a trio of Screen Actors Guild trophies, for the ensemble cast, the lead actress Viola Davis and supporting actress Octavia Spencer. Congratulations ladies.

 

Hollywood Reporter, Online Edition, February 1st – Kodak Theater Owner Begins Negotiations to Retain Oscars, by Alex Ben Block. The Kodak name might be coming off the theater in Hollywood but the Oscars could still stay in that location. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has entered negotiations with the CIM Group, which owns the complex, about a new contract to keep the awards ceremony there beyond 2013. CIM is the first to hold formal discussions about the future home of the awards but others are expected to woo the Academy as well, most notably the AEG Group, which operates the Nokia Theater in L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if the Oscars will be moving house.  

 

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

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