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Hi everybody, I’m Andrea Rueda of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. Anyone in the entertainment industry knows just how busy this life can be. Well, we, at the TradeVine, had you in mind as we searched articles this week. Our goal at the TradeVine is to help you stay informed and to keep up with some of the entertainment news you may have missed in the Trades, such as The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Backstage.
Back Stage, Online Edition April 2012 – Don’t miss the Spotlight on Representation. Back Stage offers actors advice on how to secure representation and get seen by agents and managers. Manager, Josselyne Herman-Saccio talks on Agents, saying The most important thing is that the agent is excited about the talent. If it’s a big agency or a small agency, it doesn’t matter. If they have an agent who’s excited about them, that goes a long way. And, Agent Fatima Wilson talks about Managers. Her advice, When looking for a manager, you should seek out someone reputable and definitely get a referral. Do your research and find out with whom the potential manager has worked, because managers are not part of a union and do not have to follow guidelines. Make sure you know what the manager has done and if the clients have had great experiences.
Variety April 27th – The BritWeek Film & TV Summit presented by Variety and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Los Angeles explored a range of topics, including opportunities in the UK for film and TV content creators, resources for UK filmmakers in the US, scripted and reality programming trends and the reasons British projects succeed or fail in the US and vice versa. The summit provided a welcoming environment to network and establish valuable new connections with likeminded filmmakers and business executives from the film, television and digital media worlds.
The Hollywood Reporter, April 25th – Ryan Seacrest: 5 Things I Learned From Dick Clark. From being nice to refusing to be a quitter, a protégé shares the master’s key teachings. 1. Be nice. Sure, he was known for his boyish looks, but he was also a true gentleman — always, without exception. 2. People are just people. He didn’t discriminate and was not discerning with his kindness. He made everyone feel as if they were the only one in the room. 3. Look beyond the camera. Dick was an amazing broadcaster. But he decided early on that he wanted to be in the business and not just a face in front of the camera. 4. Build a great team. Dick was a shrewd businessman, but he was also a terrific boss. Many of the people who worked with him did so for more than 30 years. 5. Refuse to be a quitter. Dick faced some enormous challenges after his stroke. And despite facing public criticism for fighting through those challenges on-air, he refused to quit what he loved doing most. He will truly be missed.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Andrea Rueda. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!