TradeVine – For Entertainment Industry News – week ending June 3rd, 2011 – with Danika Quinn
THE PURPOSE OF THE TRADEVINE IS TO ENCOURAGE THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY TO READ THEIR TRADES: VARIETY, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, BACK STAGE, ETC. ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT YOUR INDUSTRY.
EACH FRIDAY, THE TRADEVINE SEEKS OUT A FEW OF THE INFORMATIVE TRADE ARTICLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED. VISIT THE TRADE, ITSELF, FOR THE ENTIRE ARTICLE.
Hello everybody, I’m Danika Quinn of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. Each week, the trades are published both in print and online and are filled with informative articles all about the entertainment industry. We have selected just a few of the more interesting articles you shouldn’t miss. 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, June 3rd – This week we saw the end of an era. “Oprah in her own words,” by Steven Galloway. Twenty-five years after The Oprah Winfrey Show debuted, the game-changing daytime smash came to an end as the talk legend reflected candidly on her legacy, how she makes decisions, and why her voice used to be higher. Oprah explained that the biggest challenge for launching the Oprah Winfrey Show was trying to get stars. No one would come on. Oprah’s one regret is that she didn’t take the time to build the infrastructure of the show first. A show is nothing without strong leadership. Oprah had always wanted to be the world’s greatest teacher. The Oprah Show has been a platform for her as well as a great teaching and learning experience.
Daily Variety, Tuesday, May 31st – The article is called POL puts hold on piracy bill, by Ted Johnson. Senator Ron Wyden, the Democrat out of Oregon has placed a hold on a piece of anti-piracy legislation championed by Hollywood studios and guilds. Senator Wyden argues that the legislation will “muzzle speech and stifle innovation and economic growth.” The legislation, dubbed the IP Act, passed unanimously in the Senate last Thursday. Wyden explains that the legislation is “at the expense of legitimate commerce.” He goes on to explain that “the collateral damage of this approach is speech, innovation and the very integrity of the Internet.” The Senator explains that until the many issues that he and others have raised with the legislation are addressed, he doesn’t want the legislation to come to law.
Back Stage, May 26th-June 1st – The article is entitled “Drama by the book,” by Frank Nestor. The New York Drama Book Shop has stayed in business for 94 years. On June 11, the store, yes, the store will receive a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. Given since 1990, these awards are bestowed on individuals, organizations, and institutions that have demonstrated profound achievement in theatre but are ineligible in any of the established Tony categories. Founded in 1917 by the Drama League, the Drama Book Shop became an independent store in 1923. Since 2001 it has been located on West 40th street in Manhattan. Although the store tries to represent all of the performing arts, it is primarily for theatre, film, and video and has some 45,000 plays in its database. For a link to the bookstore and to other actors resources, go to the Actors Resource page at W W W dot Actors Reporter dot com (www.ActorsReporter.com)
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!