The TradeVine – Entertainment Trade Article Highlights October 27th

Published: Friday, October 28th, 2016


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Backstage – How to Get Cast in an Off-Broadway Show, by Brendan Scully


It was a full house at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater Sunday, Oct. 23, where the Off Broadway Alliance hosted a free seminar, Casting for Off-Broadway: From Development to Opening. Moderated by Tony Award–winning producer Hugh Hysell (“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” “Peter and the Starcatcher”), the panel consisted of director Thomas Caruso (“Southern Comfort,” “Matilda”) and casting directors Michael Cassara (“Spamilton,” “Gigantic”), Cindi Rush (“Ruthless,” “Urinetown”), and Paul Hardt (“West Side Story,” “Chasing Rainbows”).
Hysell began the 90-minute conversation by prompting discussion about a casting director’s purpose in theater and some of the behind-the-scenes details of getting a show from the page to the stage.
“We work as a liaison between the creative team and the rest of the world,” Cassara said. “If you’re putting together a new project, our job is to know everybody and find everybody.”
READ: “6 Ways to Impress a Casting Director”
Less obvious CD duties noted included negotiating contracts, dealing with union constrictions, and creating a harmonious relationship between the producers and the creative team. The quartet emphasized how for producers, especially those who are new to New York City, using a casting director streamlines a lot of work in the developmental process of a production.
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The Hollywood Reporter – Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame Star to Be Replaced After Being Destroyed by Vandal, by Ryan Parker


“The star will be repaired immediately, but requires several days of seasoning before it is polished,” according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be completely replaced after it destroyed by a vandal who took a pickaxe to it Tuesday night, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
A felony vandalism investigation is now underway, police said.
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Variety – ‘Incredibles 2’ Hitting Theaters a Year Early, ‘Toy Story 4’ Pushed Back to 2019, by Brent Lang
Disney's Pixar is planning The Incredibles 2


“The Incredibles 2” will hit theaters a year before it was originally slated, while “Toy Story 4” will move from 2018 to 2019, Pixar said Wednesday.
The two animated films will switch release dates. “The Incredibles 2” will debut on June 15, 2018 — the same day that “Toy Story 4” was originally slated to bow in theaters. “Toy Story 4” will then move to June 21, 2019, filling a slot that “The Incredibles” follow-up was supposed to occupy. Both films will have their dates entirely to themselves. The new “Incredibles” will premiere between the releases of “Transformers 6” and the sequel to “Jurassic World.” “Toy Story 4” will bow between an untitled DC Comics film and “Transformers 7.”
Brad Bird will return to the director’s chair for “The Incredibles 2.” The first film earned $633 million worldwide in 2004 and won an Oscar for best animated feature. “Toy Story 4” will bring back original stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. “Toy Story 3” remains Pixar’s highest-grossing film, having made $1.1 billion globally.
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