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Hi everybody, I’m Pepper Jay of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. I’m glad to be back. There are some great articles from this weeks trades, so if you missed any listen up. Remember, you can also read the trades online. 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.
Hollywood Reporter, February 10th – Why the GOP turned on piracy, by Stewart Baker. For Republicans, opposition to intellectual property laws is starting to look like a political winner, and that should terrify Hollywood. And that is because the Hollywood industry still doesn’t understand its adversary. From the start, studios saw the fight over protection of copyright laws as a struggle with a bunch of other companies, such as Google and other Internet service provides. However, that turned out to be wrong. In fact, the entertainment industry is fighting what amounts to a new popular culture, a culture largely independent of the music, movie and broadcast industries. Unfortunately for Hollywood, as its customers migrate to the Internet, it is losing not just their money but their hearts and minds as well. Earlier this month, when wikipedia went down, every member of Congress was expected to take a stand. The two parties reacted very differently. Despite widespread opposition from bloggers to the left, it turns out that Democrats in Congress, and President Obama’s administration, were reluctant to oppose the bill outright. However, the Tea Part conservatives and the Republican presidential candidates have come out for what they call “Internet freedom.” This turns out to look like a political winner in that it pleases conservative bloggers, appeals to young swing voters, and shows how the issue of freedom has pushed a generation of Republicans into choosing sides between Hollywood and the Internet. I guess we’ll just see how well the Republicans can keep pushing for our freedoms on the Internet.
Daily Variety, Monday, February 6th – An animated faceoff, “Rango” draws 5 nods to top off Annies, by Terry Flores. Paramount/Nickelodeon’s adventurous chameleon toon “Rango” rode off with top pic honors and “Kung Fu Panda 2” helmer Jennifer Yuh Nelson became the first solo woman to take the director nod Saturday at the 39th Annual Annie Awards. On the television side, “The Simpsons” picked up its 13th Annie for best TV production. Don’t miss Actors Reporter coverage of the Annie Awards red carpet, including the interview with winning director Jennifer Yuh Nelson. Congratulations.
Hollywood Reporter, February 17th – Congratulation to the Simpsons at 500 episodes. Read the article The Simpsons’ untold stories, by Stacey Wilson for lots of insight in the making and success of the syndicated Simpsons success story. Also catch the exclusive interview with Al Jean on Actors Reporter dot com, who directed more episodes of the Simpsons than any one else.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Pepper Jay. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!