The Runway – Your 2015 Pilot Survival Guide: CBS Dramas

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The Runway dissects and examines each network’s string of pilot scripts to determine what will get picked up, what will be shelved, and why it matters. This week we break down all of the 2015 CBS Drama Pilots! See what we thought about the top CBS Drama pilot scripts and more!

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Hot YA Novel “Acceleration” Set At The Safran Company With Leigh Whannell Eyed To Direct

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Written by Graham McNamee, “Acceleration” tells the story of Duncan, a teenager forced into community service cataloguing lost and found items for the city’s Transit Authority. Amongst the mess, he finds a serial killer’s journal, detailing the madman’s stalking of subway passengers. Duncan sets out with his friends to find and stop the killer.

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Launch Pad: Mini Series – Our Bite-Sized Chat With Manager/Launch Pad Signing Judge Henry Huang

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As a Bite-Sized part of our “Get To Know Your Judges” edition of the Mini Series, we set out to meet with manager and 2015 Launch Pad Pilots Competition guaranteed signing judge Henry Huang. Henry is a manager at Heroes and Villains Entertainment who sent down for a brief chat about how he got his start, why he was drawn to the Launch Pad Competition, and the weirdest query letter he’s ever received.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Hot YA Fantasy Manuscript “The Cage” Being Shopped With Director Wes Ball

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Hot YA fantasy manuscript The Cage is into major territories, with The Maze Runner helmer Wes Ball attached to direct. The book is set for publication through Balzer & Bray on May 26th, but has already emerged as a highly sought-after property, with immediate franchise potential.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Hot “Black Mass” Scribe Jez Butterworth Set To Re-Write Mark Wahlberg’s “Bait And Switch”

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Edge Of Tomorrow scribe and esteemed playwright Jez Butterworth has signed on to re-write Universal’s Bait And Switch. The action-comedy follows a couple who swap houses with another couple in Bali, only to discover that they’re staying in the home of the world’s most sought-after spies.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (04.30.15)

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This weekend’s winner will be… oh, you already know. The question isn’t whether Age of Ultron will win the weekend, the only interesting question that has yet to be answered, so far as the box office goes, is whether Age of Ultron will specifically break the record for highest-grossing opening weekend that was set by The Avengers.

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{TB Talks TV} Outlander Review: “The Watch”


Jamie and Ian find themselves in trouble when The Watch arrives. Lallybroch is supposed to be a place of peace and tranquility for Jamie and Claire, but this week’s Outlandershows how dangerous it can be to return home.

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DEMONIC — UK TRAILER (Maria Bello, Frank Grillo, Scott Mechlowicz)

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A detective and psychologist listen to the lone survivor of a ghost-hunting trip that resulted in five deaths tell his story.

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THE STRANGER — TRAILER (Lorenza Izzo, Aaron Burns, Ariel Levy)

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A mysterious man arrives in a small Canadian town seeking his wife, though his presence plunges the community into a bloodbath.

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“Hunger Games” Star Josh Hutcherson Set To Star In James Franco’s “The Long Home”

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Based on the 1999 novel by William Gay, the story follows a young and headstrong Tennessee carpenter lost his father years ago. He begins to realize that there is an evil group of people that that are starting to resurface, who could have been responsible for the murder of his father.

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FULL THROTTLE (SALES)

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Logline: When a courier’s girlfriend is abducted, he must race through the city to find her, avoiding capture by relentless authorities and criminal masterminds that are out to get him.

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THE EXEC SHUFFLE – THE BLOTTER RECAP (5.1.15)

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Get the inside information on which industry executives have moved around this week.

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“Fantastic Four” Director Josh Trank Bows Out Of “Star Wars” Spinoff

StarWarsThe director was set to helm one of two spinoffs that are currently in development. The other spinoff, “Star Wars: Rogue One”, is set to be directed by “Godzilla” director Garreth Edwards, with Felicity Jones and Ben Medelsohn attached to star. Trank has been working with Lucasfilm and Disney for nearly a year on the pre-production of the project.

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Spider-Man Casting Narrows Down To Final Two Actors

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Casting for the new Spider-Man has narrowed down to two up and coming actors. Marvel and Sony are casting for a high school aged Peter Parker.

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JOBS OF THE WEEK (5.1.15)

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A complete roundup of this week’s jobs.

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INTERNSHIPS OF THE WEEK (5.1.15)

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A complete roundup of the internships of the week.

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Authentic Mgmt. Seeks Asst. For NY Office

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Candidate should be driven, computer literate, detail-oriented and creative with strong communication skills.

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Filmmaker/Novelist Couple Seek Top Level Experienced PA

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Must have 10 plus years of experience from helping to oversee and hire staff, to paying personal bills, overseeing construction of a second nearby home, speaking and coordinating with vendors, calendar management.

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Get Lifted Film Co. Partner Seeks Coordinator

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Looking for someone to work directly for Mike Jackson. Responsibilities would consist of coordinating his schedule, coverage and working along side Jackson to help develop projects for the company for all platforms.

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ACCELERATION (SALES)

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Logline: Duncan, a teenager forced into community service cataloguing lost and found items for the city’s Transit Authority. Amongst the mess, he finds a serial killer’s journal, detailing the madman’s stalking of subway passengers.

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FX Picks Up “Snowfall” Pilot From “Four Brothers” Director John Singleton

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Singleton co-wrote the screenplay with Eric Amadio. The story follows three men caught up in the new world of the crack cocaine epidemic in LA in 1981.

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THE CAGE (FILM RIGHTS)

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A teen awakens in a strange world to discover that she’s held captive in a human zoo run by an extraterrestrial race. But, when she falls in love with one of her captors, she’s forced to decide whether to escape and leave her friends behind or to band with them.

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“Hemlock Grove” Star Bill Skarsgard Joins “Divergent” Sequel “Allegiant”

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The series stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort and Kate Winslet in the dystopian future survival story based on the YA book series by Veronica Roth. The third novel has been split into two films.

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PLEASE STAND BY (SALES)

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Logline: A brilliant young woman with autism escapes her care home and embarks on a road-trip of a lifetime to enter her script into a Hollywood competition.

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{FIRST GLANCE} “Arrow” Star Stephen Amell In Costume As Casey Jones In “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2″

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The high profile cast of the Turtles sequel has been building up, with Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry and Laura Linney jumping on board to join Megan Fox and Will Arnett. Now, we’ve got a look at Amell as Casey Jones.

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“The Office” Star Amy Ryan Joins Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson For “Central Intelligence”

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Ryan is set to play a CIA agent that is trying to track down Johnson’s character. The film will be directed by “We’re The Millers” and “Dodgeball” director Rawson Marshall Thurber.

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TANGERINE — NSFW RED BAND TRAILER (James Ransone, Karren Karagulian, Kiki Lee Key)

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Upon hearing that her boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, a working girl and her best friend embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor.

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Estrella TV NYC Seeks Research Director

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The New York offices of Estrella TV seek a qualified research director with marketing experience.

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{TB Talks TV} Elementary Review: “The Best Way Out Is Always Through”


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returns to its second-favorite theme in a spotlight episode for Detective Bell. I’ve been asking for more Bell and Gregson, and tonight, Elementary at least gave us more Bell. That’s probably the best thing that can be said of “The Best Way Out Is Always Through”: It delivered some real substance for one of the characters Elementary has been short-shrifting, of late.

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HBO Picks Up Lorne Michaels Produced Series Starring Comedians Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin

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HBO has picked up “Brothers In Atlanta”. Riddle and Bashir are known for their work on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, as writers and comedians. Lorne Michaels will serve as executive producer, with Jeff Field, Doug Griffin and Anna Dokoza producing. Ride Along director Tim Story has directed the pilot.

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UNTITLED LESLIE MANN/JON LUCAS/SCOTT MOORE PROJECT (SALES)

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Logline: Kept under wraps, said to be an adult comedy that looks at the challenges of motherhood.

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{THINGS WE LOVE} Watch This Awesome Marvel Cinematic Universe Tribute Video


In anticipation of “The Avengers: Age Of Ultron” on the West Coast, we are geeking out over this recap of all of the awesome moments in the Marvel cinematic universe that have happened so far.

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