“Percy Jackson” Director Thor Freudenthal Tapped for “Blu” (EXCLUSIVE)

thor freudenthal excerptHit List regular Chris Borrelli is setting up his next project as his latest spec Blu has attached Thor Freudenthal to direct the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. The story is described as I am Legend meets 28 Days Later.

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Sam Boyd to Helm “Space Oddity” from Rebecca Banner (EXCLUSIVE)

circle-of-confusion excerptCircle of Confusion and Arlook Group are teaming up on the new sci-fi feature Space Oddity from Rebecca Banner with Sam Boyd attached to direct, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned.

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“Son of a Gun” Helmer Julius Avery Taking on “The King of LA” as Next Project (EXCLUSIVE)

Julius Avery ExcerptAustralian director Julius Avery has found his newest project in The King of LA, a crime drama based on an original spec from writer Chris Bremner. The project was recently picked up by Ridley Scott and his production banner Scott Free.

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This Is What Netflix’s Big Decision Means For the Rest of Us

netflix excerpt Netflix decided to allow users to download some of its programming for offline viewing. This is good for those on the go, stuck without wifi, or just plain bored, but how will it affect how we consume media and interact with others?

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“Stranger Things” Taps Launch Pad Alum Kate Trefry as New Writer for Season 2 (EXCLUSIVE)

Stranger Things Excerpt2013 Launch Pad Feature Competition winner Kate Trefry has been hired as a staff writer for the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things. The show, which became a breakout hit this past summer, is expected to premiere its second season on Netflix in 2017.

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The Tracking Board’s State of the Race: A Look at this Year’s Top Oscar Contenders

Academy-Awards-StatuesAwards season is in full swing and there is a long road until the 89th Annual Academy Awards, which are slated to air on February 26, 2017 on ABC. The nominations for the coveted statuette won’t be announced until January 24, 2017, but favorites have already emerged from the pack — and the competition is stiff.

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CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Review: “Who Needs Josh When You Have a Girl Group?”

crazy ex girlfriend excerpt This week on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rebecca puts all of her obsessive relationship energies into making the perfect friend group out of all of her dissimilar friends. Maya and Darryl have to work together towards a common goal, and Rebecca’s weird fake ex provides all the awkward romantic intention you could want.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (12.02.16)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe James Wan-directed Aquaman gets a new release date and Betty White is set as a guest star on Freeform’s Young & Hungry. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Conan O’Brien & Olan Rogers Animated Series “Final Space” Lands at TBS

conan-obrien-excerptTBS has greenlit the intergalactic animated series Final Space from Olan Rogers, Conan O’Brien’s production banner Conaco, and New Form in association with Turner’s Studio T.

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Brad Peyton Producing and Directing “The Woods” Series for Syfy Based on Boom! Comic

The Woods ExcerptThe critically acclaimed graphic novel series The Woods is being adapted into a television series on Syfy from director and producer Brad Peyton. Universal Cable Productions is the studio behind the project, which is being planned as an hourlong drama.

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Adaptation of Oliver Stone Novel “A Child’s Night Dream” to be Directed by Sean Stone

oliver-stone-excerptAcademy Award-winning director Oliver Stone is keeping things in the family with the big screen adaptation of his novel A Child’s Night Dream. His son, Sean Stone, is set to helm the film which was greenlit by Randall Emmett and George Furla, the CEOs of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.

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Office Christmas Party – Official Trailer (Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, T.J. Miller)

christmas party excerpt When the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

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Amy Schumer Eyeing Lead Role in Live-Action “Barbie” Project at Sony

amy-shumer-excerptSony’s live-action adaptation of Barbie has taken a huge step forward in the development process as it is looking at actress/comedian Amy Schumer to step into the shoes of the iconic Mattel toy.

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Jobs of the Week (12.02.16)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! ICM, Spike Network, Lane Management, and more are all looking for new hires!

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Internships of the Week (12.02.16)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. Captivate Entertainment, Voltage Pictures, Flynn Picture Co., and many more are all looking for interns!

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (12.02.16)

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. After departing Sony recently, Andrew Gumpert has been named the new COO of Paramount, replacing Frederick Huntsberry. Meanwhile, there have been numerous departures from BuzzFeed and promotions at NBC.

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Christina Applegate Tapped For Dramedy “Your Time Is Up” at Lifetime

christina-aguilera-excerptGolden Globe-nominated actress Christina Applegate is heading back to television but this time, it will be in a more dramatic capacity. The Married… With Children alum is set to star in the upcoming Lifetime dramedy Your Time Is Up.

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Propagate Content on the hunt for Business and Legal Affairs Attorney

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168Propagate Content seeks attorney to handle all aspects of legal and business affairs work for both unscripted and scripted programming.

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Big Little Lies — Official Trailer (Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley)

big-little-lies-bannerThings take a dark turn for a group of moms whose perfect lives begin to unravel.

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Amazon Pulls the Plug on Drama “Good Girls Revolt”

good-girls-revolt-excerptIn an unexpected move, Amazon has given the ax to their period drama Good Girls Revolt just after one season — but the show isn’t necessarily canceled yet. The reason for pulling the plug on the series is not because there has been a lack of critical praise but because Sony Pictures Television, who is responsible for the series, is looking to get the rights back in order to find another home for the drama.

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Falling Water Review: “Three Half Blind Mice”

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Season 1, Episode 7 – Taka and Burton get closer to figuring out the mystery behind the cult on this week’s Falling Water, but a blackout in New York threatens to unhinge everyone.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Invasion!”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 7 – You know when parents have to sit through their kid’s school play for an hour, when all they really care about is the five minutes that their kid is on stage? That was me this entire crossover event.

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PURE GENIUS Review: “Bunker Hill, We Have A Problem”

pure genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – In this week’s Pure Genius, Bell tries to drum up publicity for Bunker Hill by having a remote surgery at the International Space Station streamed live across the world – what could go wrong?

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Consumer Reports Looking for Marketing Manager (NY)

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168Consumer Reports is developing a new membership program that will offer a unique mix of benefits including products, services and opportunities for consumers to get involved with issues that impact them.

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Spike Searching for Freelance Producer / Editor (NY)

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PITCH Review: “Scratched”

Pitch ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Pitch rectifies a few of its earlier melodramatic mistakes with “Scratch,” but still fails to live up to its feminist potential. Dealing with trade clauses, romantic possibilities, and miscommunication, the episode recaptures a sliver of its original “uplifting sports story” style.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (12.01.16)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptIsabelle Huppert is set to play a femme fatale in Benoit Jacquot’s next film and a star from The Get Down signs on to the Jurassic World sequel. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe — Trailer 2 (Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Olwen Catherine Kelly)

autopsy-excerptFather and son coroners receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young “Jane Doe,” they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (12.01.16)

moana-excerptThe only movie opening in wide-release this weekend is the barely heard of horror film Incarnate. The awards contender Jackie is opening in 5 theaters, and two other small films are also opening in limited release. All of this to say the weekend will be a repeat of movies you’ve seen here before, with Disney’s Moana leading the pack and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them not far behind.

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Mila Kunis to Produce Workplace Comedy “Holy Sh*t” Written by and Starring Nick Thune

kunis-thune-excerptActor and comedian Nick Thune will star in the ABC workplace comedy Holy Sh*t. Thune will also executive produce alongside Mila Kunis under her Orchard Farm Productions shingle.

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“21 Jump Street” Spinoff Taps Rodney Rothman to Write & Direct

rodney rothman excerptSony Pictures has attached Rodney Rothman to pen the 21 Jump Street spinoff, centered on a female team of cops, with an for Rothman to direct as well. The original film starred Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum and included a hit sequel and second potential spinoff that would crossover with the Men in Black franchise.

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