TradeVine entertainment news highlights for week ending November 9th 2012 with Brett Walkow
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Hi everybody, I’m Brett Walkow of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. It’s been a busy week, but we’re here to catch you up. 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 5th – 6 Books Every Actor Should Have on the Shelf, by Denise Simon. It takes a real education to look natural in front of an audience or camera. Acting coach Denise Simon recommends six “must haves” for aspiring and working actors alike. We picked four to get you started, but check out Back Stage dot com for the full list. 1. Audition by Michael Shurtleff. If you are just beginning your acting career, this is a great place to start! 2. Meisner on Acting by Sanford Meisner. In this gem, Meisner gives it to you straight on how to live truthfully in the moment under imaginary circumstances. 3. Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen. This profound book has helped generations of actors hone their craft. And 4. Actions: The Actor’s’ Thesaurus by Marina Calderone. Thousands of action words are alphabetized and categorized to help you find what you are doing in every beat. So there you have it! Denise’s favorite picks no actor should be caught without.
Hollywood Reporter, November 5th – SAG Orgs Set Up Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, by Jonathan Handel. The SAG Foundation and the Screen Actors Guild Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund have created a Superstorm Sandy Emergency Assistance Fund to provide financial support grants to active SAG-AFTRA members affected by the recent hurricane. Contributions have come from both organizations, and The Actors Fund, will provide social services and coordinate grant reviews and approvals. It was a devastating crisis and people throughout the area are having a very tough time. Actor and SAG Foundation board member Ron Perlman said, “That’s why we’re here.”
Daily Variety, November 6th – Facebook offers glimpse of Open Graph’s stats, by Andrew Barker. A year after Facebook launched Open Graph to allow developers to create music apps for the site, the company has offered a selective peak at its progress, showing off some impressive numbers. Facebook reports that its users have listened to 62.6 million songs through the site’s apps since September of 2011. Some of the heavy-hitter apps are Spotify, iHeartRadio and Deezer.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Brett Walkow. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!