The Gossip Train Keeps Churning, and There’s No Way Off It

Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie ExcerptCelebrity gossip has been around as long as there have been celebrities and the appeal is fascinating — there’s an escapist aspect to it, of course, along with the idea that people can feel both joy and schadenfreude at the news that their favorite famous people have problems, too.

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Your Complete Guide to the Fall Movies of 2016

fall-movie-preview-excerptNow that the dust from the summer blockbuster season has settled, Hollywood is ready to open the floodgates to a steady stream of films that range from fantastical epics to blatant awards season bait. From now until the end of the year, the titles hitting theaters will prove that contrary to popular belief, 2016 is quite a good year for film.

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It’s Been a While Since the Alphabet Network Came First, and It’ll Be a While Still (Network Series)

Channing Dungey ExcerptSince the start of the century, ABC has been the top-rated network only once (all the way back in the 2000-01 season) and since then, they’ve been losing millions of viewers as their shows and ratings have stagnated or dropped. Channing Dungey and her team have their work cut out for them, and a fairly difficult road to maneuver to get back on top.

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Robotic Novel “Fuzzy” Makes a Battery-Powered Impression on Film Rights Market (EXCLUSIVE)

Fuzzy ExcerptAuthors Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger joined forces to write the recently published children’s book Fuzzy. Now the human and robot friendship novel is making its way into the film rights market in a big away and getting plenty of attention.

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SURVIVOR’S REMORSE Review: “Father’s Day”

Survivors Remorse Excerpt Survivor’s Remorse closes its third season with an open-ended finale, as Cam, M-Chuck and Reggie each confront the truth about their traumatic childhood years.

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POWER Review: “In My Best Interest”

Power ExcerptPower serves murder, heartbreak, revenge and betrayal all in Sunday’s season finale.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Film Review: Tim Burton Creates Another Visually Fantastic Bore

peregrine-excerptTim Burton’s movies have always been filled with a fantastically Goth quirkiness that bleeds through the screen with utter delight. But as of late, his Burton-isms are nothing but cosmetic distractions to his painfully dull movies — and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is the latest in his collection of lifeless pics.

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HIGH MAINTENANCE Review: “Museebat”

High Maintenance ExcerptEesha’s looking for a new connect and The Guy gets invited to a “Birthday Party” on High Maintenance.

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MACGYVER Review: “The Rising”

MacGyver ExcerptModern takes on action in film and television have left the newly rebooted Macgyver wanting and without the charm and intelligent mystery that forever engraved the original in pop culture history.

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QUARRY Review: “A Mouthful of Splinters”

Quarry ExcerptQuarry gets a bit more interesting in Friday night’s episode. Quarry finally wakes up from heartbreak, but it takes the kidnapping of his wife to do so.

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Amy Pascal Acquires Rights to “American Rebel” Spec

Amy Pascal ExcerptThe hot new spec American Rebel, about one of the United States’ first female heroes, has landed in the hands of Amy Pascal and her banner Pascal Pictures. From writer Christopher Cosmos, the deal was reportedly negotiated in the high six-figure range.

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American Rebel (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the life of Deborah Sampson, a woman from Massachusetts who disguised herself as a man in order to join the Continental Army and fight for her country’s independence during the Revolutionary War

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.23.16)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe release date for Paramount’s horror pic Rings gets pushed back and Sony Pictures Animation is developing another movie based on a mobile app. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Gina Gershon Teams Up with Nicolas Cage in “Inconceivable”

Gina Gershon ExcerptJonathan Baker’s Inconceivable has tapped Gina Gershon for a role. The movie stars Nicolas Cage, Faye Dunaway, Nicky Whelan, and Natalie Eva Marie.

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“Victoria” Renewed for ITV and PBS’ Masterpiece and “Superstore” Gets Full Season 2 Pickup at NBC

Victoria ExcerptIt’s been a busy week for TV renewals. Today, the Jenna Coleman-led ITV and PBS series Victoria got renewed for Season 2 and the NBC sitcom Superstore starring America Ferrera received an extra nine episodes.

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Newest Cast Member to Join “Pacific Rim” Sequel is Levi Meaden

Levi Meaden ExcerptThe plot details around Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 giant robot action flick, continue to be vague, but its cast is shaping up nicely and the newest name to join is Aftermath star Levi Meaden.

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Pierce Brosnan to Headline “Only Living Boy in New York”

Pierce Brosnan ExcerptThe Marc Webb-helmed feature The Only Living Boy in New York has added Pierce Brosnan to star. He joins previously cast Kate Beckinsale, Kiersey Clemons, Callum Turner, and Jeff Bridges.

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“Sandman Slim” Gets Picked Up by Studio 8 as Potential Franchise

Sandman Slim ExcerptThe eight-book fantasy series by Richard Kadrey (with the ninth on the way next year), Sandman Slim, has been acquired by Studio 8. The production company has secured the rights to the New York Times-bestselling series and is considering the possibility for a new franchise.

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EASY Review: Season One

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Netflix’s Easy provides laughter in insight in several vignettes about love and sex in today’s world.

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Hamilton’s America — Trailer (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr.)

Hamilton's AmericaA behind-the-scenes look at the Tony Award-winning musical, as well as the history of its inception, airing on PBS on October 21.

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Internships of the Week (09.23.16)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. Untitled Entertainment, Zero Gravity, InStyle Magazine, and many more are all looking for interns!

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Jobs of the Week (09.23.16)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! Footprint Features, Gotham Group, Underground Entertainment, and more are all looking for new hires!

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (09.23.16)

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. There were multiple promotions at Viacom and Legendary created a new executive position to manage franchises.

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Carey Mulligan Join the Paul Dano-Directed “Wildlife”

gyllenhaal-mulligan-excerptActor-turned-director Paul Dano has tapped Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan to star in the big screen adaptation of the Richard Ford novel Wildlife. Earlier this year, the Tracking Board broke the news of Dano’s directorial debut of the drama which centers on a boy who witnesses his parents’ marriage falling apart after his mom finds another man.

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THE EXORCIST Review: “Chapter One: And Let My Cry Come Unto Thee”

Exorcist ExcerptThe Exorcist does a wonderful job in its pilot episode of differentiating itself from the 1973 William Friedkin film. It’s not a continuation of the characters in the franchise, but plays in the same universe the films events took place in and it may be one of the grittiest shows Fox has ever attempted.

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SUPERSTORE Review: “Strike”

superstore (1) Superstore officially returns for its second season with a solid episode that resets the status quo while promising hilarious chaos throughout the season.

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Production & International Sales Company Searching for Director of Accounting

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Late-Night Series with Comedian Iliza Shlesinger in Development at Freeform

iliza-excerptFreeform is about to get into the late-night game with Iliza Shlesinger. The cable channel is developing a yet-to-be-titled series with the comedian to add a female voice into the male-dominated late-night arena.

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THE GOOD PLACE Review: “Tahani Al-Jamil”

The Good Place ExcerptThis week in The Good Place, we slowly find out more about this new world and Eleanor’s place in it. She is taking at least one baby step toward actually being a better person, but still has a long way to go, and there is a twist toward the end that could lead to all sorts of fun.

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BETTER THINGS Review: “Brown”

Better Things ExcerptLast night’s episode of Better Things features Lenny Kravitz as Mel Trueblood. The first time an actor of color appears on this show, and of course, there’s an awkward black joke.

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Stand Up Comedy Special Seeking Multiple Positions (NY)

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168Video editing, color correction and professional sound mixer needed for independent stand up comedy special filmed in NYC. Feel free to send any referrals or introductions.

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Hollywood Today Live is on the Hunt for Production Manager

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168Hollywood Today Live is looking for a production manager to oversee production budget, manage show related costs, book third party crew, liason between production/operatins/studio crew, and oversee production logistics.

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BabyFirstTV Desires Marketing Manager

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168BabyFirstTV is on the hunt for a Marketing Manager. This person will oversee cable TV and digital marketing initiatives, in addition to supporting the SVP of Ad Sales with agency pitches.

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