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TradeVine entertainment news highlights for week ending July 13th 2012 with Mary Jo Gruber

Your Host Mary Jo Gruber
Published: Friday, July 13th, 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 Mary Jo Gruber of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. It’s Friday the 13th, but there’s no reason to be scared. The TradeVine has all the news covered. 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, July 11th – How to Take Headshots, by Sean Kane. Ordinarily, we don’t advocate for taking your own headshots. But for jobs requiring promotional materials, whether for an independent project or just to highlight a side of you that might not stand out in professionally shot pictures, taking your own DIY headshots can make a huge difference. The first thing you’ll want to do is find a place to take the pictures. The more power you have over the environment, the more power you’ll have over the pictures, so shooting in your home might be ideal. Next, choose a background. Keep in mind that the more complicated a background is, the more it will distract from the subject of the photo. A white sheet or blanket can serve a backdrop. Step three, Lighting. Start by turning off any overhead lights. For your actual light sources try using lamps or flashlights for an inexpensive option. Once you have your set-up, take a few test shots. Have fun, get into character, and let yourself do the rest.

 

Daily Variety, July 11th – Musicians protest against Euro law, by Ian Mundell. Plans for a new European law on the collective management of music copyright have drawn fire from writers and performers. They say the proposals play into the hands of collecting societies and music publishers, while doing nothing for the people who create music. The proposals aim to improve the legal framework for the collective management of music copyright. They impose standards for administrative transparency and payment on collecting societies, particularly for digital music sales. However artists’ lobby group Younison attacked the proposals, saying that the people who make music would see little benefit from the law as it stands. It is particularly concerned that documentation and payment requirements are limited to on-line music sales, hence only 5% of the revenue stream. 

 

The Hollywood Reporter, July 11th – Warner Bros. TV Comic-Con Strategy: ‘Go Big or Go Home,’ by Lesley Goldberg. Newbie “Arrow” leads the biggest studio effort at the annual San Diego fan festival, which includes a plethora of collectible posters. With more than 63,600 square feet of space, 130,000 promo bags and 100-plus actors and producers set to attend, Warner Bros. Television should have no trouble making a splash at Comic-Con. The studio — which is hosting 14 panels for shows including Fox’s The Following, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and ABC’s 666 Park Avenue — continues to have a bigger presence at the fan convention than anyone else on the TV front. Missing the event? Actors Reporter is there, right now, for its third year. Don’t miss any Comic-Con coverage. Go to W W W dot Actors Reporter dot com.
 

 

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

 

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