TradeVine entertainment news highlights for week ending October 14th, 2011 with Mary Jo Gruber
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Hello everybody, I’m Mary Jo Gruber of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. It’s a glorious October Friday here in Hollywood, California and we have found so many great articles. If we could report them all we would, but, we’ve chosen just a few to keep you in the Hollywood loop. Knowledge is power and it just might help you land that job you’ve always dreamed about. Remember, 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, October 14th, 2011 – has an exclusive look into the the Duke’s private world, by Alex Ben Block. An new exhibit reveals photographer Phil Stern’s intimate relationship with John Wayne, who, like many of the day’s biggest stars, gave the lensman unprecedented access to home, family and feelings. These pictures of the Duke are wonderful and amazing and should not be missed by anyone that’s interested in movieland nostalgia.
Back Stage, October 6th – October 12th – The article is called “He’s the ‘Man’, Frank Langella on acting, careerism, and aging,” by Simi Horwitz. Frank Langella’s advice? Learn your lines. Know what they mean and mean them when you say them. And, get where it takes you. He tries everything during a rehearsal and sees what works. Like many actors, Frank Langella acknowledges it’s much harder to start an acting career today than when he was starting out in the 1960’s, as difficult and competitive as it was even then. Frank Langella has one agent and only uses the services of an attorney if he’s grappling with a complicated contract. He doesn’t have a manager, a press agent, or a stylist. He does no networking or social media. Asked if he would do anything different in his career, Frank Langella answered, “I wish I would have said yes more often.”
Daily Variety, Monday, October 10th – “Fox Family peace pact,” by Cynthia Littleton and Dave McNary. Cast members on the Simpsons reached a two year contract with 20th Century Fox, which shaves six figures off their per-episode paychecks but also extends their guarantees to all 44 segments produced under the new contract. The actors which were making about $440,000 per episode under the previous contract now will make about $300,000 per episode. That would include Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer, Julia Kavner, the voice of Marge, and Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart, among others.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Mary Jo Gruber. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!