The TradeVine – Entertainment Article Highlights – week ending Nov 21st

Written By Rachel Bryson
Published: Friday, November 21st, 2014


Welcome to the TradeVine whose purpose is to encourage the entertainment industry to read their trades: Variety, Backstage, Hollywood Reporter, etc. Enjoy learning about your industry.

Each Friday, The TradeVine seeks out a few of the informative trade articles you may have missed. Please visit the trade, itself, for the entire article.

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Back Stage, November 17th – How Being Happy Positively Influences Your Acting, by D.W. Brown.

D.W. Brown

D.W. Brown


A character in the movie “Broadcast News” by James L. Brooks has the line, “Wouldn’t this be a great world if insecurity and desperation made us more attractive?” But, it isn’t that world, and it doesn’t. There’s no substitute for the poise that comes with experience, but there are things you can do that will improve your internal chemistry and incline you toward a more secure frame of mind. Feeling you’re faking these behaviors is totally fine and will produce results that generate an internal life that then makes them seem less counterfeit…which, in turn, perpetuates the positive mood. Here’s some things you can do to give yourself a better attitude bump:
1. Physicalize happiness: doing crazy/silly behaviors, dancing wildly, laughing and smiling.
2. Recite positive affirmations: “I am super powerful!” “I am sexy as hell!” “I love to be challenged!”
3. Listen to happy or thrilling music.
4. Visualize yourself in positive situations: being embraced with love, being in peaceful, soothing or exotic surroundings, doing something heroic.
5. Strike physical postures of confidence: Stand with your feet spread wide and your arms outstretched and take a big, long stretch. Sit with your legs stuck far out and your hands clasped behind your head. Stand with your feet planted wide and your fists placed proudly on your hips (called “The Wonder Woman”).
See entire Article here


Hollywood Reporter, November 16th – When Universal’s Classic Monsters Hit the Big Screen for the First Time, by Erik Hayden.
monster movie revamp


A new writing team is assembling at Universal to resurrect classic monsters and apparently create a credible universe to compete for years with the slates of Marvel and DC Comics films. So, perhaps in a few years time, moviegoers will see an Avengers-style film with Frankenstein, Wolf Man, Invisible Man and the Creature From the Black Lagoon clamoring around to join forces and wreak havoc. The prospect of a monster mash-up title at least offers modern audiences the potential for some new perspective on characters they’ve been familiar with for decades. In 1931, when Universal’s Frankenstein hit the big screen, it was a less certain prospect. See entire Article here


Variety, November 17th – Santa Barbara Fest to Honor Steve Carell as Performer of the Year, by Tim Gray.

Steve Carell

Steve Carell


Steve Carell will be saluted as performer of the year at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February. Carell will receive a tribute celebrating his performance in Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher.” SBIFF executive director Roger Durling commented, He’s made us laugh for so many years with his great comedic abilities, but he shows this year that his range and artistry runs deep with his career-changing performance in ‘Foxcatcher.’ He is unrecognizable physically and emotionally. Carell made his bigscreen debut in the 1991 “Curly Sue.” He has scored onscreen in such films as “The 40-Year-Old-Virgin,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” but his work as the real-life John du Pont in “Foxchanger” was a gamechanger. The fest’s outstanding performer award in the last two years has gone to Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence.
See entire Article here



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