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.
Back Stage, May 19th-25th – In a section titled Do It Yourself, the article is entitled “Teaching yourself a dialect,” by John Henny. The first step in do it yourself dialect is to listen to native speakers. Just get used to hearing it without trying to listen for anything specific. After a few times, start listening for sound changes and try to get the intonation down. Listen to the rhythm and where the pitch moves. To incorporate the musicality of a dialect, use physical actions to follow the movement of pitch and rhythm such as moving arms up and down or tapping out the rhythm. Don’t be afraid of exaggerating it at first and try to mimic others who speak in the dialect. One of the most difficult parts of learning a dialect is the vowel sounds. The difference of the vowel sounds is primarily where the tongue is located when speaking. Then, practice, practice, practice. Record yourself and compare.
The Hollywood Reporter, May 27th – “You made it to Hollywood, Now what?” When it comes to working in show business, the competition starts anew after graduating American Idol. How did these ambitious alums fare? Check out the photograph by Joe Pugliese showing the top 30 Idols and what they are doing now. Notice at the bottom center is Allison Iraheta, from season 8. Allison is currently writing songs for her second album. Iraheta, the formerly fourth-place finisher, spent the summer on tour with Adam Lambert. Just a reminder that Allison Iraheta was one of the song performance students of our Actors Reporter producers Pepper Jay and John Michael Ferrari.
Daily Variety, Monday, May 23 – On the front page is an ad by Sony Pictures Television regarding the Los Angeles Screenings 2011 of the USA one-hour drama called Necessary Roughness. Necessary Roughness is an interesting drama about a psychologist who helps professional football players regain their mojo. In actuality, the psychologist is based on the life of Dr. Donna, the sister of Actors Reporter host and veteran actor, Joe Sabatino. Don’t miss the pilot June 11, 2011.
Daily Variety, Wednesday, May 25th – “Own to go dark, then shine light on Oprah,” by Sam Thielman. Wendesday, May 25th was the final Oprah Winfrey show an hour of nothing but a title card explaining that the net’s employees have ditched work to watch the finale. We couldn’t think of a more appropriate way the honor Oprah than for OWN to celebrate her ongoing legacy and enormous contribution to daytime television. Instead we will see the Gayle King Show showcasing the best of Oprah Winfrey, with six days of special programming to commemorate the end of Winfrey’s long-running syndicated program.
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!