Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Manuscript Competition Unveils Top 75 From Around the World

2017LPMC Top 75 Announcement 200X133This year’s manuscript competition is brought to you in partnership with Michael De Luca Productions, Inkshares, and Energy Entertainment.

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Channing Tatum to Star in Universal’s “Bloodlines,” a Drug War Drama Involving Horse Racing

Channing Tatum BloodlinesThe Logan Lucky star will play Scott Lawson, a rookie FBI agent assigned to a sleepy Texas border town where he writes reports about the drug war… until he’s presented with an opportunity to infiltrate the cartels themselves.

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Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky to Make Directorial Debut With Seth Rogen-Produced Comedy “Good Boys”

Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky Good BoysIn the vein of R-rated comedies such as Superbad and Sausage Party, the film follows four 12-year-olds caught between childhood innocence and lewd teenage corruption, who embark on an epic quest from Tarzana to the Sherman Oaks Galleria.

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Is the “Game of Thrones” Ultimately Only for Men?

dany excerptIs Game of Thrones betraying the empowering storylines of Daenerys Targaryen and Sansa Stark so they can further the storylines of the male characters?

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Bleecker Street Looks to Succeed Where Other Indie Distributors Failed

bleecker street excerptAs we march inexorably toward both the end of the Studio Series, we come to one of the most interesting entries of the entire enterprise. Bleecker Street is a new and exciting operation in the indie world that has designs on much bigger and more impressive prey, and ultimately succeeding where Broad Green recently failed.

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The Very Last “The Defenders” Trailer Before It Premieres on Netflix (Video)

defendersexcerptAfter five previous series produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios for Netflix, the four heroes — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist — finally come together to confront a new villain, played by Sigourney Weaver.

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A Hollywood Assistant Is Put to the Test in Trailer for Zoe Kravitz, Lola Kirke Thriller “Gemini” (Video)

Zoe Kravitz Gemini TrailerThe latest film from Aaron Katz (Land Ho!) concerns a heinous crime that tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant (Kirke) and her Hollywood starlet boss (Kravitz). As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.15.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptParamount Pictures snags the Blake Lively-starrer The Rhythm Section from director Reed Morano. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The CW Developing Gender Discrimination Drama in Push for More Female Viewers

agent carter small The CW is developing a workplace drama centered around gender discrimination from Agent Carter writer Andi Bushell.

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Michael B. Jordan, “Moonlight” Screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney Team Up for OWN Drama Series

michael b jodan tarrll alvin mcraney small Moonlight screenwriter Tarrell McCraney is making his TV debut on an untitled coming of age drama for OWN based on his own experiences, with Michael B. Jordan also serving as an executive producer.

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Marti Noxon’s “Dietland” Casts Joy Nash in Lead Role

joy nash small Joy Nash has landed the lead role in Marti Noxon’s new AMC drama Dietland, based on the 2015 novel by Sarai Walker.

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GREENLEAF Review: “The Bear”

greenleaf excerptSeason 2, Episode 9 – Greenleaf returned for its mid-season premiere on Tuesday night. Gigi, indeed, killed Mac. Kevin finally admits (to himself) that he is gay. And Lady Mae grieves her brother’s death because of a stunning reveal. All of the Greenleaf members are where we left them – in some shit.

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The Bold Type Review: “Three Girls in a Tub”

the bold type excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Sutton’s relationship enters its final phases after a bad dinner party with her friends. Kat learns the hard part of being a boss. Jane tries to figure out dating or whatever passes for it in 2017.

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SOMEWHERE BETWEEN Review: “Into the Fire”

somewhere between excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – Somewhere Between keeps adding twists as we continue to get closer to some answers in “Into the Fire.” With Laura and Nico uncovering some surprising details about Laura’s husband, they realize there may be more connected them than they previously thought.

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MANHUNT: UNABOMBER Review: “Publish Or Parish”

manhunt unabomber excerpt Season 1, Episode 4 – Fitz’s bosses continue to downplay his ideas about how to capture the Unabomber until their line of inquiry leads to a dead end on Manhunt: Unabomber. Ackerman puts his reputation on the line, and Janet Reno and Ted Kaczynski’s brother and sister in law join the show, adding extra depth to the drama.

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Entertainment Company Seeks Experienced Executive Assistant to CEO & President

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 A confidential entertainment company is looking for an experienced Executive Assistant, who will assist the CEO and President. All candidates must have minimum two years’ experience as an executive assistant within entertainment.

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The Turner Story in Need of Manager of Standards & Practices (GA)

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 The Manager of Standards and Practices is responsible for ensuring that a large volume of original programming events produced across various Turner Entertainment networks conforms to network S&P guidelines.

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“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” from the Director of “The Lobster” Gets an Eerie First Trailer (Video)

sacreddeerposterxcerptAfter wowing audiences at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the new thriller from Yorgos Lanthimos, who received an Oscar nomination for previous film The Lobster, will play at a number of fall festivals before its release on October 27. It stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Dunkirk‘s Barry Keoghan.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.15.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptVal Kilmer is set to headline the Iranian-American comedy 1st Born. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Cate Blanchett in Talks to Join Jack Black in Eli Roth’s “The House With a Clock In Its Walls”

Cate BlanchettThe two-time Oscar winner would play a witch in the film, which Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is adapting from the 1973 gothic horror novel by John Bellairs.

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Adam Goldberg Boards Season 2 of NBC Series “Taken”

Taken Adam Goldberg is an entertainment veteran with near 100 credits to his name. Starring in films such as Saving Private Ryan, A Beautiful Mind, and Fargo‘s first season. The television series serves as a prequel to the action franchise of the same name that starred Liam Neeson.

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Jennifer Aniston to Star in Raunchy Suburban Comedy From “My Blind Brother” Filmmaker

Jennifer Aniston DumplinThe “Friends” alum will play one half of an over-scheduled, over-burdened suburban couple who go to great lengths to try to recapture the fun of their youth.

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“Dear White People” Creator Justin Simien to Direct “Bad Hair,” a “Love Letter to Black Women”

Justin Simien Bad HairThe horror satire follows an ambitious young woman who gets a weave in order to survive the image-obsessed world of music television. Her professional success comes at a higher cost than anticipated, however, when she discovers that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

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Sanaa Lathan, Haifaa Al-Mansour Team for “Nappily Ever After” Movie at Netflix

Nappily Ever AfterThe project actually doubles as a reunion of sorts between Lathan and screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood, who previously worked together on Love & Basketball.

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Marvel’s “Runaways” Adds Julian McMahon in Mystery Role

julian_mcmahon small Fantastic Four star Julian McMahon is rejoining the Marvel family, signing on to Hulu series Runaways in a mysterious role.

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“Arrow” Casts “Law & Order: SVU” Alum as Comic Book Villain Richard Dragon

kirk acevedo small Law & Order: SVU alum Kirk Acevedo has joined The CW’s Arrow as comic book villain Richard Dragon for Season 6.

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Tom Holland to Spy on Nazis in “Spider-Man” Producer’s WWII Drama “Beneath a Scarlet Sky”

Beneath a Scarlet SkyAverie Huffine, a creative executive at Pascal Pictures, found the book and will shepherd the project for the company, which is currently producing Steven Spielberg’s surefire awards contender The Papers starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

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“The Girlfriend Experience” Returns with a Bang in Season 2 Trailer (Video)

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A look at season 2 of The Girlfriend Experience is here with the first official trailer.

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COMPULSION (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story is under wraps but is pitched as The Babadook meets The Sixth Sense.

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Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” Gets a Musical Teaser from Netflix (Video)

meyerowitzexcerpt Starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman and Elizabeth Marvel, the filmmaker’s latest movie about family dysfunction premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May and plays at the New York Film Festival in September before streaming on Netflix starting October 13.

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