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Hi everybody, I’m Meghan Ramsey 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, Variety, and Backstage.
Back Stage, October 14th – 4 Things You Need To Accept During the Audition, by Craig Wallace.
A great audition requires you to be in complete command of yourself, your work, and the room. Accepting everything as it is in the present moment is key. Here’s a look at four things you need to accept during the audition process. 1. Yourself. Non-judgmental acceptance of every part of yourself is a cornerstone to great acting and great auditioning. 2. The Piece. The words are the vehicle, but you’re the driver. If you have a deep and creative way of working, you will be the one who brings those words to life in the most dynamic and compellingly way. 3. The Room. The actor who gets the job is the actor who is comfortable and in control, no matter what type of the environment. 4. The Result. If you don’t book the job, acceptance is really your best choice. When the audition is over, go over it step by step. Be honest about what worked and what didn’t. Write it all down so that it’s there for you to learn from for the next time. Then put it away and move on. Great audition advice from the Back Stage Experts.
Hollywood Reporter, October 9th – From ‘American Horror Story’ to ‘Walking Dead,’ How Horror Took Over Hollywood, by Marisa Guthrie and Tatiana Siegel.
Horror, once a niche domain, is flourishing in film and television. Although the genre has a rich Hollywood history with classics like Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, horror never has played as broadly as it does today. In film, it now slices like a cleaver through all four audience quadrants at a fraction of the cost of a typical tent pole and can be sequelized and exported around the globe. Studios are scrambling to green light new potential franchises, and marquee stars who once eschewed the genre are dipping their well-manicured toes in. Jason Constantine, president of acquisitions and co-productions at Lionsgate says horror is the hottest genre. It can be cost-effectively produced, attracts some of the most talented filmmakers and is popular with men and women regardless of age or race. I guess we all like a good scare.
Variety, October 14th – Variety Directors Panel Draws Bicoastal Buzzers, by the Variety Staff.
October is the Awards Season month where the terms “red eye” and “bonus miles” take on new importance. 12 Years A Slave helmer Steve McQueen participated in Variety’s Focus on Directors panel at the Mill Valley Film Festival with fellow directors John Wells, Ryan Coogler, JC Chandor, and Scott Cooper. The panelists addressed the challenges of financing and producing independent dramatic features when the studios are targeting high-budget tentpoles. While none of the films discussed during the session features car chases or zombies, they’re all imbued with violence of a more personal and visceral nature. McQueen points out that in his film 12 Years A Slave violence is necessary. In slavery there was psychological and physical violence. One has to show that in order to make the narrative of the film.
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