The TradeVine – Entertainment Article Highlights – week ending Oct 24th

Written By Rachel Bryson
Published: Friday, October 24th, 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 17th – Having a Life Outside of Your Career, by Sara Mornell.

Sara Mornell

Sara Mornell


There’s a feeling when you get an audition. A rush. Something that we want to do is right there in our hands and there is this burst of light because our world becomes filled with hope and possibility. If we get the job then it’s euphoric, but when we don’t—which is more often than not—it can bring on all kinds of negative thoughts and feelings. There is this saying that when you don’t want to go to acting class that’s the time you must go. That is true in life as well. Once we finish an audition and are waiting for the phone to ring, that’s the time to get busy in life. There are many methods when approaching acting, but nothing beats experience. It’s an actor’s toolbox. Don’t get so focused on getting the next audition or job that you stop living life. Actors are storytellers. Get out there when you want to sit in bed and it feels like you will never get another audition. That’s the time to do something outside your comfort zone. You will have more to bring to the work, into the rooms, onto sets, or into your agent’s office. Because as long as you keep at this, there will always another audition.
scarey clowns, zombieland


Hollywood Reporter, October 16th – A little Halloween trivia, Top 10 Scary Movie Clowns, by David Simpson.


From Stephen King’s ‘It’ to Rob Zombie’s ‘The Devil’s Rejects,’ cinema has provided numerous frightening clowns. Here are a few that made the list. Poltergeist, 1982 – The ghosts weren’t the only scary things in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated screenplay. Clownhouse, 1989 – Three escaped mental patients go on a killing spree after taking the identities of traveling circus clowns. It, 1990 – Tim Curry played the wisecracking, freaky dancing clown in Stephen King’s horror adaptation. The miniseries won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition. And, Zombieland, 2009 – Ruben Fleischer’s horror film starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg as a tough guy and a shy student looking to evade a group of zombies.
See entire Article here


Variety, October 9th – Santa Clarita Bucks Runaway Production Trend as a California Filming Hot Spot, by Carole Horst.
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While California fights to prevent runaway production, the city of Santa Clarita, 25 miles north of Hollywood, has quietly become a shooting hot spot. Attributed to the film-friendly approach and low permit fees, the area includes more than 20 soundstages and 10 movie ranches. Santa Clarita just had its best August ever, with 100 film days. That generated an economic impact of $2.5 million. Locally based shows qualify for the incentive program, as well as productions that pass muster for the state credit fund. NCIS and Justified are among the series that shoot in the city.
See entire Article here



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