The TradeVine – Entertainment Article Highlights – August 14th, 2015

Published: Friday, August 14th, 2015


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Back Stage, August 11th – 4 Steps to Build Your Empire, By Tony Howell.

Tony Howell

Tony Howell


You know you want maximum impact, but you need a global audience. Here’s the step-by-step path to building an empire.
1. Determine your brand. Whether you work with Creative Social Media or another brand strategists, make sure you don’t put all of your attention and energy on getting to know yourself. It’s more important to get super specific about what you want and who you’re speaking to.
2. Show vs. tell. We believe what we see, not necessarily what we read. You can tell anyone you’re the next Angelina Jolie, but if your photos don’t support that vision, no one will believe it. As an actor, it’s especially important that you invest in high quality photographs.
3. Build a website. Actor websites are a dime a dozen. It’s important that you build a dream home—something to support your offline goals 24/7/365 and accessible on any device around the world.
4. Attract an audience on social media. If you do steps one through three of building your empire correctly, you won’t have a problem translating that work into incredible content on social media. Fans and followers are attracted by a moving leader.
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Hollywood Reporter, August 11th – ‘The X-Files’: Annabeth Gish to Reprise Series Role for Fox Revival, by Marisa Roffman.


The X-Files has recruited another familiar face for Fox’s upcoming revival. Annabeth Gish will reprise her role of FBI agent Monica Reyes in an episode of the six-part event series.She appeared in 23 episodes of the original run’s final two seasons as an agent who worked with Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Doggett (Robert Patrick). She was seen last in The X-Files’ series finale after she and Doggett helped Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully go on the run. She first recurred in season eight before being promoted to series regular in the ninth and final season. Gish’s other credits include Sons of Anarchy, The Bridge and The West Wing. She is repped by Innovative Artists and The X-Files returns Jan. 24, 2016, on Fox.
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Variety, August 11th – Women of CW: Exec Producers Talk Running Shows, Fighting Back Tears and Seeking Balance, by Cynthia Littleton.
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Julie Plec, uber-showrunner of three CW series, had a confession: She’s a crier. In time of anger, frustration or disappointment, it’s easy for Plec to turn into a waterworks.Holding back tears on the job has been one of the toughest things she’s experienced in her rapid rise to the ranks of top show-runners. She hates that tears are such a sign of weakness. If you cry, it defines you as a woman. In a perfect world, men and women would be allowed to cry if that happens to be the emotional release they need at any given time. Plec’s candor was echoed by Diane Ruggiero-Wright, show-runner of “iZombie.” She described situations where she strained physically to fight back tears that welled up. You’ll be tainted with that stigma if caught bawling on the set. Ruggiero-Wright got a big laugh by adding that she’s Italian, she’ll cry but then also flip a table. The panel of eight women swapped stories about power struggles and condescending bosses, the difference between male and female scribes and the eternal search for work-life balance. The group marveled at the shift during the past few years in the atmosphere in writers rooms. Where women were once one or two members of a group scribes, the exponential growth of series production has opened doors at all levels.The women were quick to credit the CW for an enlightened approach to hiring, especially at the top. They treat women like show-runners, not like female show-runners.



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