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TradeVine entertainment news highlights for week ending July 20th 2012 with Yi Tian

Your Host Yi Tian
Published: Friday, July 20th, 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 Yi Tian of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. It’s been a great week. 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 16th – Casting Director Paul Schnee on the Audition Room, by Simi Horwitz. Back Stage asked Casting Director Paul Schnee some questions to advise actors in the audition room. 1. How many times will you call someone back to audition whom you’ve not cast? Schnee answers, that if he likes their work, he’ll keep bringing someone in forever. What stops him from calling people back is behavior, not being prepared or being late. 2. What draws you to an actor?  He says, It’s a gut feeling. And finally, 3. What are some typical audition room mistakes? Schnee says, Don’t hold up your sides and say, “I just got this last night.” When you say that, or any other excuse, you are apologizing in advance for not being good. Thanks Mr. Schnee, that’s some great advice for the next time I’m in the audition room.

 

Daily Variety, July 17th – ‘Motown’ casts eye to web, by Gordon Cox. Producers of the upcoming Broadway musical “Motown” are going the route of online open auditions to find a young thesp. They will portray no fewer than three Motown greats: a young version of Michael Jackson as well as youthful incarnations of Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy. “Motown” will be the second musical this season to launch a casting search via the Internet. For the online audition, “Motown” producers are asking kids between 8 and 11 to perform one of three songs — “I Want You Back,” “I’ll Be There” and “Who’s Loving You,” all performed by the Jackson 5 — in a video to be uploaded to YouTube for consideration.

 

The Hollywood Reporter, July 16th – THR’s 2012 Comic-Con TV Awards: ‘Fringe,’ ‘True Blood,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’ are Among the Big Winners, by Lesley Goldberg. The Live Feed takes a look back at the highlights of Comic Con, which included tears, a trip to space and Alan Ball dancing. It was four full days featuring panels with stars of new and returning shows flocking to San Diego for the annual pop culture geek-fest that is Comic-Con International. Freshman entries including CBS’ Sherlock Holmes take Elementary and the CW’s highly anticipated DC Comics Green Arrow were widely accepted by genre fans. Returning fare True Blood and The Big Bang Theory hosted high-energy panels that featured a dancing cast and a lucky fan walking away with a trip to space. Meanwhile, Fox’s Fringe made the most of its final trip to Comic-Con with a panel that could best be described as a love letter to fans. Don’t forget to check out Actors Report’s coverage of Comic-Con 2012 at W W W Actors Reporter dot com.

 

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

 

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