TradeVine entertainment news highlights for week ending January 25th 2013 with Laci Kay
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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, January 17th – 5 Tips For Surviving Pilot Season, by Risa Bramon Garcia. Pilot Season. It’s less of a season and more of an airborne bacterial infection, descending upon Los Angeles every year around this time. For some of us the symptoms will include five auditions and a year’s worth of anxiety, coupled with the boiling desire to be busier than we are. Either way, we must press on, try to survive Pilot Season intact, and emerge in June feeling whole. Here are some ways to do that: 1. Don’t Forget The Basics. Whether you’re auditioning five times a day or not auditioning at all, you can’t forget to care for yourself. 2. Get a Life. If all you are is an actor, you’re probably boring. an actor must live fully so he/she can reflect the fullness of life in the audition room. 3. Stay grounded in the work. 4. Know what matters. There are a million reasons why you won’t book the job. Most of the reasons have very little to do with you. 5. Screw it. In the end, it’s only a TV show.
Hollywood Reporter, January 23rd – Canadian Film Financier Out to ‘Moneyball’ Hollywood With Social Media, by Etan Vlessing. CineCoup founder J Joly insists he has a matchmaking algorithm that uses online likes and favorites to drive the right homegrown movies to the right audiences.
His Vancouver-based competition-style accelerator, CineCoup, aims to make social media, rather than government money, the driving force behind Canadian film. Joly say, Let’s not debate taste. Let’s measure it. And by doing so, Joly insists Canadian movies can compete at the local multiplex against Hollywood tentpoles many times their budget.
Daily Variety, January 21st – New risk-takers infuse film business, by Peter Bart. The news that Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the zanies behind “South Park,” have raised the money to start their own studio points up two phenomena: First, there’s an abundance of money around to play with. Second, the lunatics are indeed taking over the asylum. It also reminds us that, given the majors’ obsessive aversion to risk, there are lots of potential rewards for risk-takers in the entertainment business. It’s no accident that most of the films in play during awards season are either partially or fully financed outside the studio system. The overall industry numbers are encouraging the influx of new players. B.O. results were up last year, homevid revenues have stabilized, and Blu-ray sales have increased. The majors are still crying poverty in trimming down their talent deals, but the talent no longer believes them and they’re looking for new opportunity.
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!