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Hi everybody, I’m Laci Kay 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, February 4th – The Need-to-Know for Actors Moving to L.A., by Secret Agent Man. A recent geological study conducted by Stanford reveals this entire country has a curved foundation that leans slightly toward the southwest corner, right in the direction of Southern California. Why you ask? In the early days of the 20th century was the birth of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, when actors starting moving west. Moving here is a huge decision that will change your life in ways you can’t begin to imagine. Here are three things to consider before packing your bags. The Emotional Impact. Leaving your friends and family, your support system, isn’t easy. So prepare yourself for some lonely days. Money, Money, Money. Unless you want your first few months here to be a living nightmare, you should move out with at least $5,000 in your pocket. Naturally, that dollar amount goes up if you need to buy a car. Actors live in their cars here, and a reliable set of wheels is a must. Your Résumé. L.A. is a mistress who demands a great deal from actors. That means you can’t move out here with an empty résumé.
Hollywood Reporter, February 6th – SAG-AFTRA Election Calendar Turns Up Pressure for Progress on Pension and Health, by Jonathan Handel. The SAG-AFTRA calendar for the union’s upcoming elections shows the SAG-AFTRA elections will take place once every two years, not annually. From the calendar, it’s possible to make some predictions regarding unification of the SAG and AFTRA pension and health plans – and even to look ahead to the 2013-14 negotiations between the studios and each of the three above the line unions. With a June deadline to submit nominating petitions, the current leadership can be expected to come under intense fire if the SAG and AFTRA health plans have not adopted some form of reciprocity to reduce or even eliminate the split earnings problem by then.
Daily Variety, February 4th – Music biz gets ready to party, by Christopher Morris. Although only the streets surrounding Staples Center were blocked off, the Grammy Grand Prix ran all over Los Angeles this week, as several days of events kept music bizzers racing all over town in the run-up to Sunday night’s 55th annual awards ceremony. The main events were The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers’ Wing’s “An Evening of Jazz” at the Village Studios. “Play It Forward: A Celebration of Music’s Evolution and Influencers”. The 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala Honoring Bruce Springsteen at the L.A. Convention Center. The Recording Academy’s Special Merit Awards Ceremony at the Wilshire Ebell Theater. And, Clive Davis and the Recording Academy’s Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Laci Kay. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!