The Defenders: Everything You Need to Know Before the Premiere

the defenders excerptFeeling overwhelmed by the prospect of racing through almost 200 hours of programming to prep for The Defenders? Have no fear! Resident Marvel Expert Dana Leigh Brand is here to get you all caught before the latest Marvel-Netflix series premiere.

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“Star Wars” Universe: Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie In the Works With Stephen Daldry Eyed to Direct

Obi-Wan KenobiNow just because Obi-Wan is getting his own movie doesn’t mean it’ll happen anytime soon. There’s no script yet, nor has it been decided whether Ewan McGregor will return to reprise his role from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

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“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” Review: A Slick and Soulless Action-Comedy With Movie Stars Instead of Characters

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“You can feel the labor behind every single scene, and you can see how hard everyone’s working, but honestly, it feels a little desperate, like they’re sweating behind those smiles,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” Looks to Take Down Steven Soderbergh’s Return with “Logan Lucky”

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The second to last weekend before Labor Day, which signifies the end of the summer season, sees two action-comedies featuring big name stars, though the pairing of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds is likely to surpass the reunion of Channing Tatum with director Steven Soderbergh.

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Launch Pad Alum T.A. Snyder Signs With Echo Lake Entertainment

LPFC Detail Page Excerpt Headers 200x133He’ll work with managers Adam Riback and David Brown as Endgame Entertainment and Romark Entertainment develop his pilot script Dead Men.

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

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“Tyrant” Alum Cast as Series Regular in Fox Drama “The Resident”

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The show follows a hopeful young doctor who serves under an experienced, brilliant resident who shows the good and evil in modern day medicine. Atias will play Renata Thorpe, a strong, elegant businesswoman who serves as the hospitals CEO.

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Alan Arkin Boards Disney’s Live-Action “Dumbo”

AlanArkinThe original film tells the story of a young elephant with oversized ears who grows up at the circus. The live-action remake will follow Colin Farrell as Holt Farrier, a former circus star who is assigned to look after Dumbo.

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“American Sniper” Writer Jason Hall Will Direct George Washington Biopic “The Virginian”

jasonhallexcerptThe Oscar-nominated screenwriter, whose directorial debut Thank You For Your Service comes out in October, will rewrite and direct the movie that is meant to show a rougher origin story for the country’s first President as he tries to survive on the American frontier.

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Brian Robbins, Paramount Players Picks Up “Vacation Guide to the Solar System” for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Scribes

robbinsxcerptThe fledgling Paramount-based production company has bought the rights to Olivia Koski and astronomer Dr. Jana Grcevich’s science fiction novel about a routine family trip in outer space that turns deadly. It’s being compared to Jurassic World but with the real science of The Martian

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Guy Pearce, David Tennant Join Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie as “Mary, Queen of Scots” Begins Production

tennantpearceexcerptThe feature film directorial debut by Josie Rourke, artistic director of London’s The Donmar Warehouse, is produced by Working Title Films, who have had a long collaboration with distributor Focus Features. Focus has also released the first picture of Saoirse Ronan as the Scottish Queen.

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SNOWFALL Review: “Cracking”

snowfall excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – The thing with Snowfall is that it is painstakingly cerebral. When will I get to feel something for the characters? Thinking, “oh, that’s interesting” or “Hmmm, that’s how this and that relate to each other” is tiring. This episode finally allows us to shake hands with crack. Hopefully, writing with emotion will follow.

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MARLON Review: “Pilot” / “Cleaning Out the Closet”

marlon excerpt Season 1, Episodes 1-2 – Marlon Wayans gets his own sitcom for the hashtag era. With these first two episodes, the comedy is as broad as possible with a generic laugh track that feels just like 1994. The funniest (and most versatile) of the ten Wayans siblings seems better suited elsewhere.

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“The Jetsons” Live Action Sitcom in the Works at ABC

jetsons small ABC is developing a live-action comedy series based on the classic futuristic cartoon The Jetsons, set 100 years in the future.

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“Marvel’s The Defenders” Come Together for One Last Trailer Before Tomorrow’s Netflix Debut (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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NBCU Skycastle Required Cross-Platform Marketing Manager

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 NBCU Skycastle is seeking a talented cross-platform marketing professional who will join our dynamic NBC Skycastle sales marketing team creating innovative campaigns to drive incremental revenue for our properties and drive results for our clients.

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GSNTV Santa Monica is Searching for a Director of Analytics

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Showtime on the Hunt for Audience Research Manager (NY)

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Research & Advanced Measurement Analyst Required at GSNTV

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GSNTV in Need of Digital Marketing Manager

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NBCU on the Hunt for Broadcast Operations Manager (NY)

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Gemima Kirke Is Put to the Test as Zoe Kravitz’s Assistant in Trailer “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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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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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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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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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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