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Hi everybody, I’m Yi Tian of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. 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, April 1st – The Back Stage Experts, Top 10 Worst Pieces of Advice for Networking, by Erin Cronican. One of the things actors are most scared about is networking. Therapists often say that in order to face your fears, you need to deal with the worst case scenarios. So, here are a few worst pieces of advice, in jest, and their better, good advice counterparts. 1. Avoid researching the guests. It keeps things lively and intriguing! 2. Networking events are the perfect time to wear that hot pair of shoes that you can’t walk or stand in. And, 3. When there is an awkward silence, start doing your monologue. Ms. Cronican’s real advice is this: 1. Be yourself. You are enough. 2. Do your research. Sometimes, you can’t anticipate who you might meet. If you meet someone for the first time, don’t lie about knowing them, or their work. And, 3. Keep it brief.
Also in Back Stage, April 2nd – Take Action and Don’t Worry About the Outcome, by John Essay. “Take action” should be a guiding rule in all of our lives. We all have good ideas now and then, and we all have second-guessed them when it comes time for us to actually do something about them. Not every action may lead to the result you had planned, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take it. Try to resist the urge to procrastinate, or the common urge to “rationalize” why you shouldn’t take action on your idea. You may or may not get the part at that open call, but you might meet someone who may be instrumental in your advancement, or you might become aware of an audition for a different project. If it doesn’t work as you imagined it in your mind, so what? By seeing it for yourself, you have accomplished more than you could imagine.
Daily Variety, April 2nd – Soaps Remain the Main Event at Daytime Emmys, by Susan Young. Like sands through the hourglass, the heyday of the soap opera has slipped away. Not that you’d be able to tell at the Daytime Emmys. Not since 1953 has there been so few soaps on the air, with only four airing on broadcast television. The decline would seem to signal a change in the configuration of the Daytime Emmys from a soap star-studded fan draw to a less showy industry event honoring unscripted TV. But the soaps’ twist is this — they still take a backseat to no one come kudo night. Though there are fewer soaps on broadcast, the ones that remain have an impact. “General Hospital,” which is experiencing a resurgence, turns 50 this year. There’s no fans like soap fans. Those are the fans who always show up and scream for their stars. Check out the exclusive interview with General Hospital star Steve Burton at Actors Reporter dot com.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Yi Tian. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!