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Hi everybody, I’m Danika Quinn of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. We have some great articles for you this week. 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, September 27th – 6 Steps to Having More Confidence at Auditions, by Constance Tillotson. Every astute teacher, actor, or director will tell you that great acting “is not about the words.” Yet, before auditions, many actors sit in the lobby anxiously going over their sides. This lack of confidence prevents an actor from be fully present in the room – the vital element of acting. There are many shifts an actor can make to elevate their game at auditions. Take a moment to write down all the thoughts you are having. Ask yourself, what did I learn and how can I do things differently. Keep in mind, that ALL auditions are successful, regardless of the outcome, you may have beat out 1000’s who wanted to get into that room. And, Be proactive with your dreams.
Hollywood Reporter, October 2nd – Creative England, National Film and Television School Team to Support Entrepreneurial Producers, by Stuart Kemp. U.K. regional funding giant Creative England is to support the National Film and Television School’s Entrepreneurial Producing diploma course. The funder has inked a deal to provide two bursaries for producers based in the English regions. The new 10-month course aims to give students an overview of commercial practice in the seven key domains of the media business: television, film, theater, music, publishing, games and online entertainment.
Daily Variety, October 1st – YouTube networks revel in niche opportunities, by Peter Bart. Six decades ago a maverick entrepreneur named Allen B. DuMont set out to establish a risky venture called a television network. His initial schedule was cobbled together with niche programming, a bowling show, a fishing and hunting show, an Arthur Murray dance show, etc. His network was pulling in advertisers and building an audience before the vastly better-funded CBS and NBC pushed him aside in the late ’50s. Today, YouTube’s niche programming is starting to gain considerable traction among advertisers. YouTube seems ready to double down on its bet through expansion into further channels in the U.S., the U.K. and France. “Niche programming provides a more immersive experience,” contends Robert Kyncl, the dynamic young YouTube executive who, as boss of its content, believes streaming video delivered over the internet will win its war over traditional TV. Only time will tell.
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!