Robert Rodriguez in Talks to Direct Fox’s “Escape From New York” Remake (Exclusive)

Robert Rodriguez Escape From New YorkAndrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing under their Picture Company banner, while original director John Carpenter will serve as an executive producer.

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How About Building the Film Before We Build the Universe?

power-rangers-excerptIt seems like every film today is one piece in the web of a massive franchise with expectations to turn into a full cinematic universe. Many it times it even seems like the films franchises are being greenlit before the first film is released. Neil Turitz takes a look at this phenomenon and asks why film is going in this direction.

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Dakota Johnson in Talks to Star in Sony’s “Queens of the Stoned Age,” Based on GQ Article (Exclusive)

Dakota Johnson Queens of the Stoned AgeThe film follows the Green Angels, a high-end weed delivery service that hired models to work as drug dealers. The group operated for nearly a decade without being busted, all while growing into a multi-million dollar operation.

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The Tracking Board and Roadmap Writers Opens New Set of Pitch Sessions

Roadmap TB ExcerptThe Tracking Board is excited to announce another opportunity with Roadmap Writers for screenwriters to pitch both film and television scripts to four of the best Hollywood insiders in the business.

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“Justice League” Trailer Unites Bad Music With Even Worse CGI (Video)

Justice LeagueBatman. Wonder Woman. Aquaman. The Flash. Cyborg. All your favorite DC heroes are here (well, not Superman), but we can’t say we’re enthused.

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Wyatt Russell and “Girls” Star Alex Karpovsky Have a Threesome in “Folk Hero & Funny Guy” Trailer (Video)

Folk Hero and Funny Guy TrailerProduced by writer-director Jeff Grace and Ryland Aldrich, the indie movie co-stars Michael Ian Black, Melanie Lynskey, Hannah Simone, Heather Morris and David Cross.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.24.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAn actor from Sing Street joins the Han Solo film and Fear the Walking Dead loses its showrunner. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.24.17) – Kevin James & Leah Reimini to Reunite on CBS, David Boreanaz Boards Navy SEAL Pilot, John Leguizamo Joins “Waco”, and More…

leah reminiLeah Remini is reuniting with her former TV husband, Kevin James, on his current CBS series Kevin Can Wait and John Leguizamo is joining Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch for the Paramount Network series Waco

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Negotiations to Direct Movie Musical for Universal

Joseph Gordon Levitt ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is currently in negotiations to direct an untitled movie musical for Universal Pictures with the running title Wingmen, which he will also star in alongside Channing Tatum.

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Internships of the Week (03.24.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. Grey Matter Productions, Endgame Entertainment, Diablo Entertainment, and many more are all looking for interns!

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Jobs of the Week (03.24.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! UTA, Greene & Associates Talent, TBS, and more are looking for new hires!

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Film Production Company Looking for Development Assistant

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168Film production company seeking a development assistant. This position requires English & Mandarin proficiency (reading, writing, and speaking) and attention to details.

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No “Do-Over” Here: Netflix Wants to Grow Old With Adam Sandler, Orders Four More Movies

Adam Sandler NetflixSandler’s Happy Madison Productions will produce each film for Netflix, which boasts 93 million members worldwide and will release his new film Sandy Wexler on April 14.

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Colin Farrell in Early Talks for Disney and Tim Burton’s “Dumbo”

Colin Farrell ExcerptFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Colin Farrell is in negotiations to join Disney and Tim Burton’s upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (03.24.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. RuPaul’s company World of Wonder has made several hires and promotions this week and Lauren Celinski is moving from E! to Lifetime.

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SUN RECORDS Review: “Rising Sun”

sun records excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – Marion finds talent for Sun Records as Sam considers packing up and returning to Birmingham. Elvis wants to make a record to give his mama for her birthday. Johnny Cash proposes to Vivian. Dewey lets a naughty word slip and gets busted by the FCC while Col. Parker makes more bad bets and a costly mistake.

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SNATCH Review: Episodes 8-10

snatch excerptSeason 1, Episode 8-10 – After an exciting and fun start, Snatch fizzles out into a stale caper pulled off by a cast of characters you never delve deeply enough into to care about whether they win.

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SUPERSTORE Review: “Mateo’s Last Day”

superstore (1)Season 2, Episode 18 – It’s Mateo’s last day before his store transfer, but his undocumented status could hold up the move. Meanwhile, Glenn and Amy confront an online troll leaving the store nasty Yelp reviews.

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IRON FIST Review: Part 3

iron fist excerpt Season 1, Episodes 9-13 – Just like its main character, Iron Fist ultimately fails to find its purpose. The series props itself up with pieces from previous Marvel Netflix shows and never tells a coherent story of its own. A few characters are enough to save the show from complete disaster by providing interesting growth as a counterpoint to Danny’s aimlessness.

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PaleyFest Highlights: “Orphan Black”

orphan black excerpt The Orphan Black panel opened up with a huge surprise for the audience, followed by an hour of tears, hugs, and family. With Orphan Black officially wrapped on their final season, the executive producers and cast reflected on their time spent working together and how their own characters will influence them as people moving forward.

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BASKETS Review: “Circus”

baskets excerptSeason 2, Episode 10 – Baskets closes its outstanding second season with an episode that felt a little more like a short film than the typical half-hour. And a lot happens as the family determines its future.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.23.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSeth Rogen and James Franco are developing a ’90s teen drama at Hulu, while Netflix is working on a modern-day Biblical drama. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.23.17) – Adrien Brody Joins “Peaky Blinders,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Adds Several Guest Stars, and More…

Adrien Brody ExcerptOscar-winning actor Adrien Brody has joined the cast of the BBC series Peaky Blinders and a Whedon alum has booked a three-episode arc on the CBS series Bull.

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Funny Business: Amy Schumer Drops “Barbie” for Indie Dramedy as Kristen Wiig Joins Blanchett in “Bernadette”

Amy Schumer Kristen Wiig Barbie BernadetteInstead of Barbie, Schumer will join Steve Carell and Nicole Kidman in Rebecca Miller’s She Came to Me, which is described as a multigenerational story about family and the complexities of modern life, as filtered through the lens of two intertwining love stories.

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Newcomers Will Be No Match for the Magic of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Box Office

Beauty and the Beast ExcerptNo amount of action, popular IPs, or fun, charismatic leads in space will be able to knock Beauty and the Beast off its very high throne. And this is only the beginning for Disney, who has four more blockbusters opening this year: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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“La La Land” Producer Jordan Horowitz Working with Martin Scorsese on Rodrigo Prieto’s Directorial Debut “Bastard”

Jordan Horowitz BastardSet in the small town of Bird’s Point, Missouri, the story is described as a taut revenge thriller set against the backdrop of a looming flood, though plot details beyond that are being kept under water.

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“Life” Duo Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniel Espinosa Reteam for Middle East Drama “The Anarchists vs ISIS”

Daniel Espinosa Jake Gyllenhaal The Anarchists vs ISISGyllenhaal is expected to star in the film, which is based on the true story of a ragtag team of American volunteers, socialists and outcasts who are fighting alongside the Kurdish militia known as the YPG to beat ISIS in Syria and establish an anarchist collective amid the rubble of war.

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UNDERGROUND Review: “Ache”

underground excerpt Season 2, Episode 3 – On this week’s Underground, Rosalee continues to be on the run alone, struggling to survive. Ernestine, meanwhile, is still haunted by her past.

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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Trailer Continues Martin McDonagh’s Dark Humor Streak (Video)

Three Billboards ExcerptIn Bruges and Seven Psychopaths director Martin McDonagh is back with a new movie and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri continues his dark, sardonic and laugh-out-loud humor.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “Backfire”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 13 – In the fallout from last week’s shocking events, a rogue journalist reveals classified information, sending the White House into damage control. While, the investigation into MacLeish continues to reveal new surprising information.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Extends Contract Through Mid-2019

Bob Iger ExcerptThe Walt Disney Pictures Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has extended his contract with the company through July of 2019. The announcement was expected as the company has been looking for his successor for some now, but been met with various setbacks.

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