The TradeVine – Entertainment Article Highlights – week ending Oct 17th

Written By Rachel Bryson
Published: Friday, October 17th, 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, October 10th – 4 Tips to Determine If Your Child Is Ready for Pilot Season, by Denise Simon.

Denise Simon

Denise Simon


Just two months ’til Christmas — Santa, bring me just a little part on Nick, please? If this is your young actor, you may be starting to wonder if this is the year to venture out to L.A. for pilot season. Here are some tips to see if your child is ready for the bright lights of Hollywood.
1. Desire. A prerequisite to all other factors is the child’s desire and determination to pursue acting above attending school, birthday parties, other extracurricular activities, and the security of daily family life. Give strong consideration to any sign that this is not the case.
2. Experience. Casting directors want unpretentious, real, down to earth kids that can also deal with the very adult demands of film and television production.
3. Second opinion. If this is the year you might take the leap, leap first in these autumn months to New York or LA and speak to an unbiased advisor for advice and guidance. Readiness is about more than talent.
4. Representation. Pilot season is about getting face time with casting directors for opportunities you might not get elsewhere. Representation is a must because unsigned actors rarely get enough opportunities alone or find an agent that will sign them during the busy months of pilot season.
If your child is ready in all other respects, look for an agent or manager now who will promote you when you get to the West Coast—even if it means passing on pilot season for this year. See entire Article here


Hollywood Reporter, October 13th – MTV EMAs: Ozzy Osbourne to Get Global Icon Award.




British rock legend Ozzy Osbourne will be honored with the Global Icon Award at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow, Scotland. Ozzy’s impact on music and pop culture has been tremendous, said Bruce Gillmer, executive vp talent and music programming/events, at Viacom International Media Networks. For over four decades, he’s entertained, influenced, inspired and sometimes shocked legions of diehard fans around the globe. Congratulations. See entire Article here


Variety, October 13th – Jon Stewart’s ‘Night of Too Many Stars’ Telethon Set for March 8 on Comedy Central, by Shelli Weinstein.

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart


Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions and Comedy Central are reuniting for the sixth biennial “Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs.”The event will premiere on Comedy Central on March 8th, with Stewart hosting an evening full of performances, sketches and short films featuring comedy stars. The event raises awareness of autism and money for research and support services.
See entire Article here



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