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TradeVine entertainment news highlights for week ending February 15th 2013 with Amber Barbell

Your Host Amber Barbell
Published: Friday, February 15th, 2013

 

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 Amber Barbell of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. 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, February 8th – Don’t Let a Bad Day Get In The Way Of a Good Audition, by Danielle Eskinazi. We all have bad days. Maybe you were released from a casting “avail” for a job you really wanted. Maybe you’re going through a breakup. Maybe you’re feeling down because you have to choose between a car repair and paying your rent on time. It’s difficult to separate yourself from the trials of everyday life when you walk into an audition. But remember this: That moment—that audition—is a new start. Give yourself permission to step away from your personal problems and focus on the task at hand, which is to have a successful audition. Take a self-empowering breath before you walk in. On those really tough days — and I mean REALLY tough days — it’s better to cancel or reschedule than to show up and have a poor audition. We all carry burdens, but work is work. Acting is your work so take control of your emotions for that moment and do something that will move your life in a positive direction.

 

Daily Variety, February 11th – Oscar: Docs rock the voters, by Peter Bart. With only two weeks left to go, the awards derby continues to provide us with a string of anomalies. For example, some of the top documentaries adorning the Oscar contenders list seem to have wielded more emotional clout with voters than did the glossier theatrical releases. One key reason the docs are gaining more attention this year is that all Oscar voters, for the first time, are entitled to vote in this category, and hence have been sent DVDs of the contenders. In the past, the selection process has been tightly controlled by the members of the documentary fraternity. So while Hollywood still venerates its stars, this year’s Oscar nominations seem to be more about building new careers rather than reinforcing established ones.

 

Also in Daily Variety, February 12 – WGA looks ahead to talks on anniversary of strike’s end, by Dave McNary. Five years after the end of the writers strike, the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood’s other guilds are gearing up for what could be contentious contract talks in the next negotiations cycle. Nobody’s talking specifics yet, but the dynamic in the biz could set the stage for renewed wrangling over digital residuals and royalty payments, which were at the heart of the strike that ended in 2008. The growing competition among Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and other emerging services has been good for content owners — opening the door for the creative community to seek a larger slice of an expanding pie.

 

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

 

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