The TradeVine – Entertainment Trade Article Highlights January 27th

Published: Friday, January 27th, 2017


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Backstage – 5 Rules Every Actor Should Follow On Twitter, by Heidi Dean

Social media is a powerful tool for developing relationships with directors, producers, actors, casting directors, and other industry professionals. It’s also an excellent way to build an audience for your creative work. Here are five social media rules you can apply to your life as an actor:
1. Tweet others the way you want to be tweeted.
This is the Golden Rule of social media. If you don’t agree with someone, unfriend or unfollow them. (Or simply “mute” them in your settings if it’s an important industry relationship.) You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to. Whatever you do, don’t leave hateful comments or try to teach them a lesson. Treat everyone the way you want to be treated offline and online.
2. You are what you tweet.
These days, it’s quite possible you’ll make your first impression online before you ever meet someone in an audition room. Your tweets are a direct reflection of who you are—what do yours say about you?
This goes beyond preaching about your political views or other controversial subjects. It includes your daily correspondence on social media. Say you had a bad flight experience. You tweet about your displeasure with the airline, but then you should move on. If you’re having a hard time connecting with customer service, ask if you can take the conversation to direct message.
If you don’t, an outside will only see an angry person they probably won’t want to work with, even if your in-the-moment rant doesn’t really reflect the person you are. Read Entire Artice Here



The Hollywood Reporter – Scientology Filmmaker Alex Gibney Prepping Roger Ailes Doc, by Tatiana Siegel

The ‘Going Clear’ director’s independent project comes on the heels of Annapurna Pictures scooping up a pitch from ‘Big Short’ writer Charles Randolph about the women who brought down the former Fox News chairman with accusations of sexual harassment.
The ‘Going Clear’ director’s independent project comes on the heels of Annapurna Pictures scooping up a pitch from ‘Big Short’ writer Charles Randolph about the women who brought down the former Fox News chairman with accusations of sexual harassment.

More of Roger Ailes is heading to the big screen.
Alex Gibney quietly has been prepping a documentary about the former Fox News chairman, who exited in the summer amid sexual assault claims from women including anchors Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly. Gibney (UTA) confirms the film’s existence but declines to elaborate. “As a matter of course, I don’t talk about what I’m working on,” he tells THR.
The move comes just two months after Annapurna Pictures nabbed an untitled pitch from The Big Short’s Charles Randolph about the women who brought down the man once considered the most powerful in media, as well as Ailes’ wife, Elizabeth Tilson. Read Entire Artice Here



Variety – How Mary Tyler Moore Paved the Way for Complicated Women on TV, by Maureen Ryan

If the only credit on the resume of Mary Tyler Moore, who died today, had been “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” that would still be enough to put her in the company of entertainment industry legends.
The word “iconic” gets thrown around a lot, but that long-running show truly merited the word. It was a recognizable and reliably pleasurable workplace comedy, but “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” was also a lot of other things. It was a showcase for a cast of character actors who created one of the greatest ensembles in TV history; each character was memorable in his or her own right, and the performers found the complicated human beings underneath the tics, flaws, and insecurities of these messy, amusing people.
Of course, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” was also a referendum of sorts on what a woman could be, on TV and in real life. Mary Richards was a career woman who remained single throughout the run of the show. Sex, death, birth control, adoption, infidelity, divorce — many of the issues that society wrestled with during that tumultuous decade — were all dealt with on the show, which also managed to spin off a trio of other programs (“Lou Grant,” “Phyllis,” and the mega-hit “Rhoda”). Read Entire Artice Here



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