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Hi everybody, I’m Dan Woren 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, November 12th – How To Succeed Between Bookings, by Brian Patacca. As actors, unless you are in a Broadway show or are a regular on television series, you work from time to time, perhaps a week in a film, a day on a commercial, six weeks in a play. And then there is the time in between. Sadly, the in-between time is likely the gauge by which you judge your success. Actors often don’t count callbacks, being cast by friends, unpaid work, student films, or readings as “true” wins. In order to change that – and therefore your life – you must change your perspective. If you are going to auditions, marketing yourself and honing your craft, you are an actor; everything after that is gravy. So when someone asks, “What have you been up to lately?” Answer with: “I just shot fantastic headshots that market me perfectly”; “I rocked my audition yesterday!” or “I booked a commercial..cha-ching!”; Soon enough you’ll actually experience these successes, and being an actor will be a positive journey.
Hollywood Reporter, November 13th – DGA Honors Diverse Student Filmmakers, by Jonathan Handel. Sixteen student filmmakers win awards for their projects at the 2012 DGA Student Film Awards for African American, Asian American, Latino and Women directors. The awards are designed to honor, encourage and bring attention to exceptional minority and women directors in film schools and select universities across the country. The Guild recognizes and honors these young men and women directors who have shown exceptional talent and promise, and hope that the attention brought by the DGA Student Film Awards will serve to both highlight their work and provide inspiration for the next generation of diverse talent in the entertainment industry.
Daily Variety, November 14th – Can Hollywood make the cut at YouTube? By Andrew Wallenstein.
Hollywood has yet to produce a top draw among YouTube’s inaugural programming partners, but there’s probably enough traction for some to command a second round of funding from Google. The entertainment business was well represented among the first batch of channels on YouTube, making talent agencies a first stop in their pursuit of premium content that could help reposition the site as more than just a place for home videos. Internet pioneer Mondo Media, which features young-skewing comedic animation, is far and away the most viewed channel, while the most-viewed channel with a Hollywood connection is AwesomenessTV ranked number 19. With an emphasis on comedy, music and sports programming aimed at the teen and tween market, AwesomenessTV should have no problem making the cut at YouTube.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Dan Woren. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!