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Hello everybody, I’m Katelyn Haynes filling in for Danika Quinn of the Actors Reporter. Welcome to the TradeVine. I’m excited to be hosting again. This week, we’ve selected some of the more interesting articles you shouldn’t miss. Our goal here at the TradeVine is to help you stay informed and to keep up with the trades, such as The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Backstage.
Backstage, July 28th-August 3rd – In a section called “Welcome to New York,” the articled is called “Community Building. How to network your way to an acting family and helpful industry connections,” By Suzy Evans. Networking is an actor’s way of life in New York City. Because actors in New York are constantly attending casting calls, auditions are sometimes the best place to meet people. Even though the city is big, the acting community is small and you cross worlds with many people. Many actors who move to New York attend school, where they often build a strong community of like-minded artists. Also, actors can get involved with the Actors Fund, which provides social services such as housing, health care, and employment information to entertainment industry professionals. Sometimes, meeting new friends can even lead to an acting job.
Daily Variety, Tuesday, August 2nd – “TV Twitter traction,” by Andrew Wallenstein. Comic-Con proved to be an effective buzz-builder for the upcoming fall TV season, according to new data. Shows that made noise at the convention, such as Fox’s “Terra Nova” and CW’s “Secret Circle,” saw the kind of sizable increases in Twitter citations that suggested marketing effectiveness. While those who sat out the festivities at Comic-Con registered declines over the past week. Now, not only can you count the number of times a show happens to be mentioned on Twitter, but you can utilize an algorithm, which focuses on language suggesting interest and anticipation. Amazing.
Daily Variety, Thursday, August 4th – “Original series at Hulu,” also by Andrew Wallenstein. Hulu is attempting its first original longform series, teaming with Morgan Spurlock on an unscripted project “A Life in a Day.” Six half-hour episodes were ordered, which chronicle the day in the life of prominent figures. This new series represents a slight departure from Hulu, which has subsisted mainly on primetime series from its owners, including News Corp., Disney and NBC Universal.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Katelyn Haynes. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!