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Hi everybody, I’m Roxy Shih of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. It’s a busy week in Hollywood, but the TradeVine has you and your busy schedule covered. So sit back and relax, our goal at the TradeVine is to help you, the actor, 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, May 8th – In the Advice section, Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie Dispense Common Submission Sense. At the Santa Monica Playhouse, the submissions of more than 100,000 actors have come in over the past 52 years. Having worked with several thousand of those actors in more than 600 productions, Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie have noticed a pattern of repeatedly recurring yet fixable errors in submission judgment. An audition is an actor’s first line of defense. So be prepared and accept some of this common submission sense. 1. After reading the casting notice, send an applicable photo. Don’t submit a photograph that was taken 20 years ago. 2. If the notice says “singing required,” don’t submit if you can’t sing. This not only wastes the director’s time but also engenders a certain amount of frustration in those who must search through countless submissions to find even one who fills the bill. 3. Spell names correctly. If you want someone to give you a job, it is wise to check the spelling of the name before writing a personal note. And, 4. Most important of all — always use common sense. Be sure to read the entire casting notice. Break a leg.
The Hollywood Reporter, May 8th – New York City Sees $60 Billion in TV and Film Production Over the Last Decade, by Jordan Zakarin. Mayor Bloomberg also heralded 30,000 production jobs created in the city since 2004. The Mayor has prioritized filming and post-production in New York, offering tax incentives to production companies and helping to open new facilities. Looks like the original home of show business is making a comeback.
Daily Variety, May 9th – Winston Baker will be hosting the 3rd Annual International Film Finance Forum in association with Variety in Cannes once again. The program, to be held on May 18th, will consist of a half-day program including keynote presentations, panel discussions, and various networking events throughout the day. The speaking faculty will address global film finance resources, international incentives and co-production opportunities, and worldwide distribution strategies.
Daily Variety, May 9th – Author Maurice Sendak dies, by the Associated Press. Maurice Sendak, the author of seminal children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” revolutionized the genre and how we think about childhood simply by leaving in what so many writers before had excluded. He was 83.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Roxy Shih. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!