Hot Weekend Reads Include Specs About Charlie Chaplin’s Grave Robbers and Moms Searching for Gold

Charlie Chaplin SmileEmma Cline’s debut novel The Girls is back on the market after initially being snapped up by super-producer Scott Rudin. Set in the summer of 1969, the story follows a 14-year-old girl who joins a commune run by charismatic madman Charles Manson.

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Launch Pad Alum Evan McNamara Signs with Woolf+Lapin (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptEvan McNamara, a two-time Launch Pad alum, has signed with Stephan Dubreuil of Woolf+Lapin. Last year, he placed in the Top 25 of both the Launch Pad Feature and Manuscript Competitions with his projects Red Winter and Bridge of the Americas.

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What the Lord and Miller Firing Means to the Overall World of Lucasfilm

Phil Lord Chris Miller ExcerptDoes Lucasfilm have itself a Director Problem? Because let’s face it — at this point, what has become obvious is that the vision to be fulfilled, from here on out, is Kennedy’s, and woe be to any director who thinks differently.

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There Are No Bad Guys in the “Han Solo” Movie Debacle, But There Are Rules

Han Solo Cast Photo ExcerptWhen it comes to the recent shake-up of the upcoming Han Solo film, it isn’t fair to blame either party, even if it is more exciting to take the sides of creators against a bureaucratic power. But if one’s going to play in the sandbox, they also need to play by the rules.

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TWIN PEAKS Review: “Part Eight: Gotta Light?”

twin peaks excerpt Season 3, Episode 8 – Twin Peaks returns with a confoundingly beautiful episode that features one of the most experimental sequences ever witnessed on television, very little dialogue, a performance by Nine Inch Nails, and perhaps the birth of true evil into the world. It’s an episode open to interpretation, but it’s also a feast of nightmare images to haunt us until next week.

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“War For the Planet of the Apes” Film Review: A Superb Simian Spectacle

Twentieth Century Fox's "War for the Planet of the Apes."Director-writer Matt Reeves goes above and beyond the call of duty and elevates the Apes franchise even more, making War for the Planet of the Apes an epic masterpiece to bookend an outstanding sci-fi trilogy.

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VEEP Review: “Groundbreaking”

Veep ExcerptSeason 6, Episode 10 – Veep’s season six finale is a hilarious flashback-fueled journey through Selina’s political past. She’s consistently chosen politics over family/relationships and with an upcoming presidential run (yes, again), it looks like that won’t be changing for a while.

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ORPHAN BLACK Review: “Beneath Her Heart”

orphan black excerptSeason 5, Episode 3 – Orphan Black gives us a day full of Alison in “Beneath Her Heart.” With the episode focused on Alison’s journey as a clone, we’re finally given a glimpse at the true potential Alison brings to Clone Club.

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ALPHA GIRLS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The Untold Story of the Real Unicorns Of Silicon Valley, The Women Who Dressed Down, Moved Up, and Built the Companies that Changed the World.

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PLAYDATE (BERENBAUM)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Three down-on-their-luck moms, whose daughters are having a playdate, come across a map that promises to lead them to millions of dollars worth of gold.

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SMILE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Based on the true story of two bungling auto mechanics who stole the recently deceased body of Charlie Chaplin and held it for ransom back in 1978.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.23.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptTommy Lee Jones is in final talks to star with Brad Pitt in the James Gray sci-fi epic Ad Astra. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Angela Lansbury in Talks to Join BBC’s “Little Women,” Continuing Our Love of Classic Novel Adaptations

Angela Lansbury ExcerptBBC One and PBS’ Masterpiece are developing an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, and Angela Lansbury is in talks to join as Aunt March.

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Internships of the Week (06.23.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. The Tracking Board, Cindy Crown Entertainment, and many more are all looking for interns!

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Jobs of the Week (06.23.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! Marathon Ventures, Showtime, Bounce, and more are looking for new hires!

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“Incredible Jessica James” Trailer Finds Jessica Williams Navigating Tinder, Calling Out Manspreaders (Video)

jessica-james-excerptIn the new trailer for Netflix’s forthcoming comedy feature, The Incredible Jessica James, the titular character (played by the equally incredible Jessica Williams) is set to rule her Coco Queendom whilst keeping it real on Tinder dates, dancing on rooftops, and most of all, preventing manspreading epidemics on the New York subway system.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: The “Han Solo” Debacle, “Spider-Man” Universe Updates, “Transformers” Talk (Video)

MTMP 6-23The guys also weigh in on Daniel Day-Lewis’ surprising decision to retire from acting.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (06.23.17)

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. CBS promoted several of their daytime executives and Julie Fontaine has left Lionsgate to head up Netflix’s film publicity department.

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Film / TV Production Co. Seeks Assistant to Head of Scripted

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 We need someone with strong internship experience and driven determination to excel in the entertainment industry.

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Production Company in Need of Office Manager / Receptionist

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 Los Angeles-based production company is seeking a dedicated Office Manager/Receptionist with front of office management experience.

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Two of TV’s Best Actresses, Neve Campbell and Carrie Coon, Join Star-Studded Movies

Neve Campbell Carrie Coon Skyscraper WidowsRawson Marshall Thurber is writing and directing Legendary’s 3D action-thriller Skyscraper, while Oscar winner Steve McQueen is directing the female heist movie Widows.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.22.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptGillian Jacobs, Phoebe Robinson, and Vanessa Bayer have been tapped to star in the Netflix comedy Ibiza and the Jurassic World sequel gets a title. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Transformers: The Last Knight” to Lead Weekend, Despite Lowest Opening for the Franchise

Optimus Prime in TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, from Paramount Pictures.Transformers may be one of the most critically maligned film franchises in history but that hasn’t stopped its successful box office streak. To date, the five Michael Bay-directed films, have made a total of $3.78 billion worldwide, but it’s looking like this newest installment may start showing signs of audience fatigue. Plus, Wonder Woman is on track to become the highest-grossing film directed by a woman worldwide.

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Andre Hyland’s “The 4th,” the Best Comedy of the Summer, Just Got a Trailer… and a Distributor (Video)

Andre Hyland The 4thGravitas Ventures has acquired the low-budget indie comedy, which reminded us of Kevin Smith’s Clerks when I first saw it.

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Los Angeles Film Festival Award Winners: “Becks”, “The Keeping Hours” Come Out on Top

becks-excerptThe popular SoCal film fest announced its winners which included Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell’s musical drama Becks for U.S. Fiction Award and the supernatural drama The Keeping Hours starring Lee Pace and Carrie Coon for Audience Award for Fiction Feature Film.

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“Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later” is the Camp Reunion You’ve Been Waiting For (VIDEO)

wet-hot-excerptThe new trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is full of A-grade, wet hot American fun. The follow-up to the series based on the cult classic movie is looking to satisfy all of your Camp Firewood needs.

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Laurence Fishburne, Richard Linklater to Reunite for “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” (Exclusive)

Laurence Fishburne Where'd You Go BernadetteCate Blanchett will star as an architect-turned-recluse who goes missing right before a family vacation, prompting her husband and teenage daughter to search for her.

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SECOND ACT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM A woman sets out to reinvent herself and validate her street smarts.

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Jennifer Lopez to Star In “Second Act,” Romantic Comedy in Vein of “Maid in Manhattan” and “Working Girl”

Jennifer Lopez Second ActShe’ll play a big box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle when she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

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James Bond Reunion? “Quantum of Solace” Star Gemma Arterton in Talks to Join Marc Forster’s “Christopher Robin” (Exclusive)

Gemma Arterton Christopher RobinIn between directing Finding Neverland and World War Z, Forster directed the second of Daniel Craig’s 007 films, which saw Arterton play Bond girl Strawberry Fields.

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“Stronger” Trailer Gives an Emotional Look at Jake Gyllenhaal in Boston Marathon Bombing Drama (Video)

stronger-excerptIt has been four years since the infamous Boston Marathon bombing, but the devastation of the event is still fresh in our heads — and the new trailer for Stronger paints a picture of the day through the inspiring true story of survivor Jeff Bauman, who became the living embodiment of “Boston Strong”.

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