TradeVine entertainment news highlights for week ending January 13th, 2012 with Danika Quinn
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Hi everybody, I’m Danika Quinn of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. We are off to a great start this year finding articles we think you shouldn’t miss. We know you’re busy, but the trades are a great way to stay informed. 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, January 5th – 11th – New Year’s resolutions that work. Here are the five keys to setting goals that you can actually achieve, by Shawn Tolleson. Ah, January. You’ve got a clean slate. Excitement is in the air. It’s time to get to work on achieving your New Year’s resolutions. Have you ever noticed that some of the same ones are on your list every year? You haven’t made them happen yet, and you wonder if this year will be any different. Well, it can be. The top three reasons New Year’s resolutions fail: 1. The resolution is in the impossible realm. 2. We have no structure in place to support us, and 3. We have no concrete plan for accomplishing it. The top five keys to accomplishing New Year’s resolutions are: 1. Identify a goal that is not impossible, not predictable, but a breakthrough. 2. Put a structure in place for accomplishing the goal. 3. Enroll a tem to support you, advise you, and hold you accountable. 4. Develop a plan that includes a timeline of deadlines and milestones. And 5. See and share it every day. The more you see it in writing and put it out in the world, the more you will see it in your life.
Daily Variety, Monday, January 9th – Yahoo’s plugged in, by Andrew Wallenstein. Tom Hanks is teaming with Yahoo and Reliance Entertainment on an animated sci-fi program he created. He will also voice the lead character. “Electric City” will be unveiled Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with Hanks scheduled to appear to promote the project, which he has been developing for nearly eight years through his Playtone Productions banner. With Hanks attached as both producer and talent, “Electric” marks one of the most prominent efforts yet for original programming in digital entertainment.
Hollywood Reporter, online edition, January 10th – ABC says “We’ll see” to an uncertain future of ‘General Hospital,’ by Michael O’Connell. With All My Children now a thing of the past and One Life to Live ending its run on Friday, General Hospital remains the only soap opera on ABC’s daytime line-up. And though the network has not directly alluded to canceling the series, it’s also running out of room. New series The Chew and The Revolution are already on the line-up, and in fall, Katie Couric joins the network with her own talk show, presumably in General Hospital’s time slot.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Danika Quinn. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!