The TradeVine – Entertainment Article Highlights – August 28th

Published: Friday, August 28th, 2015


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, August 26th – 5 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep Before an Audition, by Andrew Byrne.

Andrew Byrne

Andrew Byrne


Tomorrow is the big audition, and you’ve been preparing (and possibly obsessing) for days on end. It’s time to go to bed, and your brain is racing. You know that what you need most is rest, but your body refuses to cooperate. Luckily, there are some easy things you can do to relax your mind, so you can sleep deeply and wake up refreshed and ready to book a job. 1. Turn the lights down. Certain spectrums of bright light can be the enemy of sleep. Most CFL light bulbs have a lot of blue light, which mimics daylight. At night, this is the wrong signal for your eyes. 2. Filter your electronics. The biggest offenders in the blue light department are our electronic devices. 3. Make a sleep drink. If you’re trying to wind down for the night, consider making a “sleep drink.” With a hand blender, mix eight ounces of whole milk, one teaspoon of raw honey, and a pinch of salt, which you can then sip slowly a half-hour before bed.4. Warm up your hands and feet. Warm extremities are a part of deep sleep. 5. Take some magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that calms the body and allows it to relax.
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Hollywood Reporter, August 29th – Hollywood DSM: Industry Shrinks Reveal What’s Wrong With Actors, Producers, Agents and More, by THR Staff.
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Every job in town, from studio exec to screenwriter, actor to agent, has a dominant dysfunction — and diagnosis. For THR’s annual Doctor’s Issue Hollywood’s top mental caregivers share insights straight out of their session notes. The pressures are different for male and female executives. The women who have made it to the top still have to be in a room full of the good ol’ boys when decisions are made. A certain kind of personality enjoys the chaos of the entertainment industry. There’s a misconception that actors are narcissists. Yes, there’s a subgroup of people who love being in the limelight and it’s often born out of wanting attention. But for the majority of my clients, acting is driven by a deep creative need.
Read entire article here.



Variety, August 27th – This Past Monday, A Billion People Used Facebook In A Single Day, by Janko Roettgers.


Facebook reached one in seven people on Earth in a single day earlier this week: Over a billion people accessed Facebook this past Monday. Notable is that the vast majority of these users now accesses Facebook via their mobile phones. The drive towards mobile initially represented a challenge for Facebook, which for some time wasn’t able to monetize mobile as effectively as desktop usage. But in its most recent quarter,Facebook generated 72% of its ad revenue with mobile platforms. When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different. This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.
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