{Exclusive} Hot New YA Sci-Fi Book Proposal “The Final Six” Drawing Film Rights & Publisher Bids

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The town is buzzing over a red hot book proposal from author Alexandra Monir, The Final Six, with publishers and producers from coast to coast simultaneously eyeing what has all the makings of a high-concept family/YA sci-fi franchise.

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When Movie Stars Just Don’t Happen

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When Hollywood tries to push a movie star on us, and we don’t respond, it makes us wonder what went wrong. But as the business itself continues to change, perhaps the larger question is this: does the movie star still matter?

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{Exclusive} Mark Gordon Teams With “American Sniper” Producer Andrew Lazar For “Fellini Black & White”

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Mega-producer Mark Gordon has stepped in to finance and produce the dormant comedy project Fellini Black & White with Mad Chance Productions.

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The Runway: Recapping The 2016 Network Drama Pilots

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Drama trends have been pretty consistent across the development and pilot seasons: remakes, soaps, and vertical integration. Underlying these, is the most consistent trend of them all: safety. Let’s get into our recap of the 2016 network drama pilots.

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17 Bridges (Spec)

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Logline: A disgraced detective in the NYPD is given a shot at redemption when he is thrust into the center of a city-wide manhunt for the man accused of killing five cops in a botched robbery attempt. As the chase unfolds in a completely locked down Manhattan, the detective begins to uncover a massive conspiracy.

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Ewan McGregor Eyed For Lead In “Don’t Make Me Go”

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Ewan McGregor is in talks to star in the Michael Sucsy-directed drama Don’t Make Me Go. The film follows a single father with a fatal brain tumor who takes his teenage daughter on a road trip to find his mother who abandoned him.

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FRANKENSTEIN WITH BENEFITS (Spec)

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Logline: Details kept under wraps, but pitched as Splash meets Bride of Frankenstein.

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{Pop Weekly} “Doctor Who” Finds A New Traveling Companion And “Tomb Raider” Finds Its Lara Croft

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Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway digs into The Doctor’s traveling companion, Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft, and the Twin Peaks cast. Plus, the latest news from the Star Wars and Marvel universes.

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TV CASTING ROUND-UP: Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough & Martin Short Join NBC’s “Hairspray Live!”

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Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, and Martin Short have signed on for NBC’s Hairspray Live!. The TV event takes place in 1962 Baltimore and follows Tracy Turnblad, who wins a role on TV and becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters.

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Marc Platt Signs On To Develop Adaptation Of “Shinobi” With Sega

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Diehard gamers will be pleased to hear that producer Marc Platt is partnering with Sega to develop a big screen adaptation of the video game franchise Shinobi.

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The Must-Stream Movies And Shows Coming To Netflix In May

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The second seasons of Grace and Frankie and Bloodline bloom, while the streaming giant enters the world of international programming with the French language political drama Marseille. That and more in our picks for what to watch on Netflix in May.

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Australian Actress Sarah Snook In Talks To Join “The Glass Castle” With Brie Larson

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Sarah Snook is in talks to join the cast of Lionsgate’s The Glass Castle based Jeanette Walls’s best-selling memoir about her life in a nomadic family with an alcoholic father and unbalanced mother.

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RUSH HOUR Review “Assault on Precinct 7″

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In this week’s Rush Hour Detective Lee’s sister Kim resurfaces as Lee and Carter have to deal with a Quantou women trafficking ring.

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THE WORTHLESS REMAINS (Spec)

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Logline: Details are being kept under wraps, but it’s being pitched as a southern gothic fable involving forbidden love, a slave uprising, and a mummy.

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Rob Lowe and Kristen Bell Team Up For “How To Be A Latin Lover”

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Rob Lowe and Kristen Bell are teaming up for the Ken Marino-helmed How To Be A Latin Lover. The are joined by Raquel Welch, Rob Riggle, and Eugenio Derbez.

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HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER (SALES)

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An aging Latin lover gets dumped by his sugar mama and is forced to return to live with his estranged sister and her preteen son in their humble home.

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THE NICE GUYS – 70s Retro Trailer (Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Kim Basinger)

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Takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March and hired enforcer Jackson Healy must work together to solve the case of a missing girl.

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ORPHAN BLACK Review: “The Stigmata of Progress”

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THE CATCH Review: “The Benefactor”

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The AVI team takes on a new client, a female captain in the army, who is being harassed by her colleagues. Meanwhile, Alice makes a play on Ben that could put her in some very serious danger.

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D’Orazio & Associates Seeking Jewelry & Fashion Junior Publicist

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D’Orazio & Associates is seeking a fine jewelry & fashion Junior Publicist for our Beverly Hills office with a minimum of 1-2 years experience. Fast paced, fun and friendly environment. Candidate must be motivated, proactive, energetic, and responsible.

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Talent Management Company In Need Of Assistant To President (NYC)

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Elite NY-based talent management company representing clients in film, television and theatre looking for a highly-skilled and experienced Assistant to the President. High-volume desk with room for growth.

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ARCHER Review: “Bel Panto: Part I”

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The Figgis Agency has to guard a valuable necklace at a Hollywood party in Archer‘s wittiest, most robust episode of the season.

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Tracking Board’s Daily Briefing (4.29.16)

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Here are some of the top entertainment news stories you need to start your day. Mark Gordon teams up with American Sniper producer for a new project while Alicia Vikander lands a huge role in an action-adventure reboot.

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The Final Six (Film Rights)

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Imagines a present-day world under a first-of-its-kind coalition between the United Nations and the international space agencies, with a plot to send a team of six intrepid teenagers to create the first human settlement on Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa.

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Keanu Review: Key & Peele’s Kitten-Driven Comedy Is Adorably Absurd

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Between the shootouts, the kittens, and the George Michael soundtrack, Keanu combines a lot of things that don’t normally go together. But in the hands of Key and Peele, it somehow makes sense.

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{Things We Love} A Behind The Scenes Look At “The Jungle Book”

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This 14-minute video below gives a generous behind-the-scenes look at the voice acting, blue/green screen work, and computer animated magic that brought the classic Rudyard Kipling tale to life.

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Southside With You — Official Trailer (Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway)

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Chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago’s South Side.

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Penelope Cruz Signs On To Adaptation Of Lisa Zeidner’s “Layover”

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Penelope Cruz is set to play a traveling saleswoman on the run who scams her way into staying in hotel rooms and has a particular passion for swimming in their pools.

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Layover (Kalem) (Sales)

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A successful traveling saleswoman, at her breaking point, is on the lam and develops scams for sneaking into hotel rooms and has an affinity for swimming in their pools.

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Kubo And The Two Strings – Official Trailer 3 (Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey)

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Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.

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Alicia Vikander To Star As Lara Croft In “Tomb Raider” Reboot

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Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander will star as Lara Croft in the forthcoming reboot of the action-adventure series Tomb Raider, it was announced Thursday.

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Paul Rudd Will Take The Field In “The Catcher Was A Spy”

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Paul Rudd is taking a dramatic turn to star in The Catcher Was A Spy. The film’s script was adapted by Robert Rodat from the book by Nicholas Dawidoff.

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