The TradeVine – Entertainment Trade Article Highlight – March 2nd, 2018

Published: Friday, March 2nd, 2018


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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Backstage – How Well Do You Know Your Craft, by Denise Simon and Larry Silverberg

Every year, thousands of young people decide they want to pursue acting. Many make that choice because they think it looks easy. And it looks easy because the great actors make it seem like they’re not really doing anything. But the truth is, they have worked very hard on their craft—that’s the key. Good acting may look easy, but it’s not.
For those of you who think you know a thing or two about the craft of acting, here’s a little quiz to test your knowledge.
1. The character is always you.
• A) Yes
• B) Sometimes
• C) No
• D) Yes and no
The answer? A. The character is always you. Who is uttering the words? Whose tears are flowing? Whose heart is racing? Who is wearing the costume? You must always begin with yourself. If you don’t, you will end up an empty shell. Read Entire Artice Here



The Hollywood Reporter – Netflix Orders Weekly Talk Show From ‘Daily Show’ Breakout Hasan Minhaj, Lacey Rose

The 32-episode order makes Minhaj the first Indian-American to host a weekly comedy show.
Hasan Minhaj is moving his comedy to Netflix.

The Daily Show correspondent, who’s seen his star rise considerably over the past year, is the latest in a line of funny people to set up a streaming series, though doing so makes him the first Indian-American to front a weekly comedy show. Without offering specifics, Netflix describes Minhaj’s forthcoming foray as an opportunity for the comedian to explore the modern cultural and political landscapes with depth and sincerity. And in a major vote of confidence in the series and its host, the streaming giant has already committed to 32 episodes, which will roll out later this year. Read Entire Artice Here



Variety – Ben Platt Lands First Film Lead Post ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ , by Justin Kroll

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock

Following his Tony award-winning performance in the Broadway hit “Dear Evan Hansen,” Ben Platt has found his next feature film, signing on to star in Black Label Media’s “Love & Oatmeal.”
“Camp X-Ray” director Peter Sattler is helming the project with Steve Waverly penning the script. Black Label Media’s Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Thad Luckinbill, and Trent Luckinbill are producing along with Trina Wyatt, while BLM’s Jon Schumacher will executive produce.
The story centers on Scott, a twenty-something aspiring writer who, in the wake of his father’s sudden death, sees his dream of moving to Paris put in jeopardy when he is forced to temporarily take in his wildly unpredictable, mentally ill sister. They are eyeing a start of production early summer.

Best known for his work in the “Pitch Perfect” franchise, Platt is coming off his critically acclaimed performance in “Dear Evan Hansen.” He also won a Grammy for best musical theater album, as well as became the youngest actor ever to win the Drama League distinguished performance award. Platt will soon begin filming the lead role in Ryan Murphy’s new hour-long comedy series “The Politician.” Read Entire Artice Here



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