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Hi everybody, I’m Jaime Kalman 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, April 29th – 7 Essential Acting Rituals, by Constance Tillotson.
Rituals play a vital part in the evolution of life and as an actor. Here are seven practices to help you stop getting stuck in your story and step into your light. 1. Practice the art of being vulnerable. True vulnerability is actually the mark of great courage. 2. Practice the art of letting go. Your job is to make other people feel, not to worry about what they are feeling. 3. Practice the art of unpredictability. Allow your intuition to be your guide. It is our imperfections that give us worth, makes us real, and gives us authenticity. 4. Practice the art of meaning. Holding artistic integrity is the fuel that ignites confidence, perseverance and self-worth. 5. Practice the art of creativity. It is unlimited and no one else in the world can duplicate it. 6. Practice the art of taking risks. Risks must be redefined for the artist as part of the process of understanding their character and uncovering their connection to it, and 7. Practice the art of gratitude. Gratitude allows us to experience true joy. Experience joy in each ordinary moment of life. So when the big things come you will allow joy in abundance.
Hollywood Reporter, May 7th – Visual Effects Pioneer Ray Harryhausen Dies at 92, by Duane Byrge.
Animation effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, who pioneered many of the stop-motion techniques that have become today’s industry standards, has died at 92. Revered for his cutting-edge effects work in the ’50s and ’60s on such fantasy classics as The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and the Argonauts, Harryhausen developed the technique of projecting footage from the front and rear, one frame at a time. He dubbed the technique “Dynamation” and used it to bring to life mythological figures and prehistorical creatures.
Variety, May 4th – Academy Meeting: Membership Standards Won’t Change, by Peter Bart. The first town hall meet for Academy members covered such topics as Oscar voting procedures, membership diversity, electronic voting and the museum. On the issue of membership, the Acad will stick to its standards. The current makeup of the Acad reflects the facts of the industry, and it’s the industry that needs to change. The Oscar voting process, however, has been democratized. Now every voter can weigh in on all 24 categories. Previously, members had to go to screenings. Now, voters will have that option and will be given DVDs of contenders. Making the foreign-language nominees available on DVD is a major move for the Academy. Academy prexy Hawk Koch supported a suggestion that screeners should be “recycled” after the voting and sent to hospitals and other nonprofits and promised to explore the copyright issues. The meeting was the first of its kind, one step in an outreach to provide transparency and give all members a chance to speak up.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Jaime Kalman. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!