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Hello everybody, I’m Danika Quinn of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. Every week, we, at the TradeVine, look for articles we think you shouldn’t miss. The trades are a great way to stay informed with your career, the goings on in Hollywood and the entertainment industry. Whether you are an actor or simply interested in the industry, the trades cover it all. Our goal here at the TradeVine is to help you stay informed and to keep up with the trades, such as The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Backstage.
The Hollywood Reporter, November 18th – Now that the Hollywood Reporter has gone weekly, the last story is always some wrap up of something The Hollywood Reporter covered earlier. This weeks wrap up, called “8 decades of The Hollywood Reporter,” by Bill Higgins, focuses on how Leonardo DiCaprio’s career took off on “Growing Pains.” When ABC’s “Growing Pains” debuted in September 1985, The Hollywood Reporter called it “a poor copy of Family Ties.” THR predicted NBC’s “The A-Team” would crush the family sitcom in the 8:30 PM Tuesday ratings, even though “Mr. T is no longer the heavyweight he once was.” But “Pains” lasted seven seasons, including two in the viewership top 10, and three guest actors from the show went on to major stardom: Brad Pitt, Hilary Swank and Leonardo DiCaprio. Who knew?
Back Stage, November 10th -16th – Well, ActorFest LA returned for another year of success. More than 2,500 people flocked to the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles to attend Back Stage’s annual tradeshow, which featured 35 events, ranging from panel discussions to acting workshops to “Meet & Drops” with casting directors. Also, an exhibition hall featured more than 80 vendors. For up close and personal look at some of the exhibits and attendees, visit W W W dot Actors Reporter dot com.
Daily Variety, Monday, November 14th – “For Depp, more rum but little yo-ho-ho,” by Peter Bart. Box office results have been awful of late, and while Peter Bart believes it may be unkind to single out a specific loser, he cannot let “Rum Diaries,” disappear without comment. This was Johnny Depp’s passion project and according to Bart, it’s a mess of a movie, but one that he truly enjoyed. Unfortunately, few others did enjoy it despite Depp’s heroic promotion efforts. How can you not admire the world’s highest-paid movie star for taking time out to co-produce, co-write and star in a cinematic tribute to Hunter S. Thompson, the prickly creator of the “fear and loathing” diatribes? For additional insights to the making of “Rum Diaries,” visit W W W dot Actors Entertainment dot com and put Karimah Westbrook’s name in the search engine for her experience of what it was like to appear in “Rum Diaries” with Johnny Depp.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Danika Quinn. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!