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Hi everybody, I’m Cerris Morgan-Moyer of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. It has been an exciting week in Hollywood as we’ve all been waiting for Oscar news. And now, the results are in. Check out what we’ve found. 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
Daily Variety, Monday, February 27th – We now have the results of the 87th Academy Awards with, of course, “Artist” coming in as best picture. The question becomes how will wins translate to box office victory? by Andrew Stewart. Oscar’s top-prize winner also looks to be the biggest box office beneficiary of the kudos race. “The Artist,” which nabbed four other statuettes, best actor, best director, best score, and best costume, could end up with a 60% or more box office bump domestically after the Oscars thanks to a planned expansion into smaller markets across the country. The Weinstein Company has taken a slow and steady approach to rolling out the silent, black and white film, starting with a limited theatrical bow on November 25th. What a smart move.
The Hollywood Reporter, March 2nd – Congratulations to Jennifer Aniston on receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and thank you Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema for this beautiful picture of Jennifer.
And, even though the TradeVine doesn’t usually cover fashion or the red carpet, in the Style section, we just couldn’t resist. There are nine gorgeous entertainment professionals in their tuxedos. Brad Pitt, Colin firth, Steven Spielberg wearing Tom Ford, George Clooney, Martin Scorsese and Bob Iger in Armani, and Javier Bardem, Michel Hazanavicius, and Armie Hammer in Gucci.
Daily Variety, Tuesday, February 28th – Merger foes up ante. Say proponents should reimburse SAG, by Dave McNary. With ballots beginning to hit members’ mailboxes, opponents of the SAG-AFTRA merger have amended their lawsuit against SAG to ask for a jury trial and monetary damages. Move comes a week after the four-count civil complaint was filed in Los Angeles. Plaintiffs allege the Screen Actors Guild and its leaders are attempting to merge the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists “without conducting the necessary due diligence.” SAG has labeled the suit “a clear attempt at circumventing the will of the membership” and “a public relations stunt” and has moved to dismiss it. We’ll just have to see what happens.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Cerris Morgan-Moyer. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!