Launch Pad Alum Mary Cardenas Signs with Elevate Entertainment (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptWriter Mary Cardenas has signed with Elevate Entertainment manager and partner Jenny Wood. Cardenas’s pilot Bus League Knocks earned a Top 25 spot in the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition.

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Internet Denizens Putting Together Films for Our Entertainment? Welcome to the New Normal

Lupita Nyong'o Rihanna ExcerptThere are skeptics and cynics who will scoff at the whole turn of events around the Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna movie and wonder where we went wrong. Pay them no mind. They will just end up on the outside looking in, like those poor suckers Rihanna and Lupita are about to scam out of their shorts.

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: “Baywatch” Breakout Jon Bass on Singing Katy Perry in the Shower and Learning to Swim With Kelly Rohrbach

Jon Bass BaywatchBass plays lovable lifeguard Ronnie Greenbaum and the script puts his character through the ringer, dealing him one public embarrassment after the next. Bass makes the most of the comic opportunity, delivering some killer lines while holding his own against his muscled-up co-stars.

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Rashida Jones to Join Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms in New Line Comedy “Tag” (Exclusive)

Rashida Jones TagJake Johnson, Hannibal Buress and Annabelle Wallis will co-star in the film, which follows a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of the children’s game Tag for the last 30 years.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.26.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSTX closes a deal for the U.S. rights to the upcoming Amy Schumer pic I Feel Pretty. This, plus a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Jobs of the Week (05.26.17)

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

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Internships of the Week (05.26.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. IM Global, Matt Tolmach Productions, The Radmin Company, and many more are all looking for interns!

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (05.26.17)

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. Tricia Melton has been hired as SVP of Marketing at Freeform and Jana Winograde has moved from ABC to Showtime.

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X-OVR (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter the tragic death of his wife and kids, rising tech star, Aiden Cross, invents the world’s first platform to access the afterlife, but when his partner winds up dead and haunting artifacts begin to cross back over, he must travel to the other side, find the real killer and stop the flood of souls from invading the realm of the living.

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Adam Pally Developing Comedy Series at Hulu Based on Parody Daycare Twitter Feed

Adam Pally ExcerptStreaming service Hulu is teaming with comedy actor Adam Pally on a new series based on an interesting premise: a parody Twitter account. Specifically, the Los Feliz Daycare account run by Jason Shapiro.

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Santa Monica Based Production Co. Seeks Exec Assistant

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 Executive Assistant sought for principal/founder of Santa Monica-based production company.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.25.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptEva Longoria is set to co-star opposite Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez in the Overboard remake and Warner Animation Group’s big-screen take on The Jetsons finds a director. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Pirates 5” and “Baywatch” to Make Waves at Memorial Day Box Office

pirates-excerptWell, decently sized waves at the very least. Set to top the three-day holiday weekend with ease is the fifth installment in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and while it may not be receiving good reviews and plenty of people may lament its continued existence, Dead Men Tell No Tales, which brings back original cast members, is set to bring in $80 million, if not a little more.

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“Wind River” Trailer Unites Two Avengers and Feels Like a Wintry “Sicario” (Video)

Wind River TrailerTaylor Sheridan’s latest crime thriller finds Age of Ultron stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen teaming back up to investigate a murder on a Native American reservation.

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SALT TO THE SEA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story follows three refugees from East Prussia as they struggle to survive during the end of WWII. They believe the ship Wilhelm Gustloff can take them to safety, but just as freedom seems within their grasp, tragedy strikes and the ship sinks, resulting in one of the worst maritime disasters ever.

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“Ozark” Trailer Has Jason Bateman Doing Some Serious Money Laundering (VIDEO)

ozark-trailerIf you like Jason Bateman in Arrested Development then you’ll probably be taken off guard watching him shift gears from the Michael Bluth to a family man who is also a top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico in the Netflix series Ozark. Yeah, it’s a tiny bit different from the culty absurd comedy.

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T.J. Miller Exiting HBO’s “Silicon Valley” as the “Deadpool” Star’s Movie Career Takes Off

TJ Miller Exits Silicon ValleyHBO recently renewed Silicon Valley for a fifth season, but Miller won’t be coming back with the rest of the gang. We’ll certainly be said to see him go, but the rest of that ensemble cast is so funny, they should have no problem picking up the slack.

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Sophia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” Divides Critics at Cannes, “Feminizes” the 1971 Film Starring Clint Eastwood

beguiled-excerptSome critics weren’t over the moon for Sophia Coppola’s latest, while others were praising it for flipping the script on the pulpy original. Either way, critics dug deep into the film’s exploration of gender roles.

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The Launch Pad Pilots Competition Is Thrilled to Announce the Top 50 Scripts of 2017

2017 LPPC Announcement 200x133 (1)Together with our exclusive competition partners Endgame Entertainment and Fourth Wall Management, we are thrilled to announce the Top 50 for the 2017 Launch Pad Pilots Competition.

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Blake Lively to Star in and Exec Produce “The Husband’s Secret” from “Big Little Lies” Author

Blake Lively ExcerptBlake Lively is set to star in and executive produce CBS Films’ adaptation of The Husband’s Secret from Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. This comes on the heels of HBO’s successful adaptation of Big Little Lies.

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Rosario Dawson in Talks to Join X-Men Universe in “New Mutants”

Rosario Dawson ExcerptDaredevil‘s Rosario Dawson is staying in the Marvel world. The actress is currently in talks to join Fox’s New Mutants alongside Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy.

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Pair of Talent Managers Seek Assistant

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 Management company with A-List clients seeks assistant for two talent managers with fast paced, high volume businesses. Assistant must have at least one year desk experience at a mainstream agency or management firm.

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Gina Prince-Bythewood to Direct “Silver Sable and Black Cat” for Sony and Marvel

Gina Prince-Bythewood ExcerptSony and Marvel have tapped Gina Prince-Bythewood to direct Silver Sable and Black Cat, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Prince-Bythewood marks the first woman of color and the first woman to direct on her own for a Marvel film.

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The Must-Stream Movies and Shows Coming to Netflix in June

unnamedWith award-winning stalwarts and exciting new shows, Netflix is back in June to continue their campaign to fulfill everyone’s entertainment needs. Along with a number of movies and shows from outside their production sphere, there will be something for everybody on Netflix in June.

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ARROW Review: “Lian Yu”

Arrow ExcerptSeason 5, Episode 23 – On this week’s Arrow, season five comes to a close on the island of Lian Yu, where it all began for Oliver. Green Arrow enlists an unlikely team to take down Prometheus once and for all.

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Serino / Coyne Searching for Digital Media Planner / Buyer in (NY)

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 Serion / Coyne is in search of a Digital Media Planner / Buyer with 18 months of experience.

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AEG Talent Management in Search of Esports Sales Rep (NY)

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168 AEG Talent Management is in search of a Sales rep for Esports. Must have 7 years of experience.

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THE 100 Review: “Praimfaya”

the 100 excerpt Season 4, Episode 13 – So “Praimfaya” has finally arrived for the season four finale of The 100. Working under Raven’s orders the group have only ninety precious minutes to pull off the impossible task of reaching the Ark in space before it’s too late. Strap in guys, this is one solid and fast paced finale with one last twist up it’s sleeve.

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EMPIRE Review: “Toil and Trouble Part 2”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 18 – Empire‘s season finale is here, and unfortunately it’s my least favorite episode of the season. Though we get endings to most plotlines this season, what’s particularly frustrating are the logical leaps we are forced to make in order to get there. From Charlotte to Guisi to the DuBois family, we are left with many unsatisfactory endings that do not do justice to many episodes this season.

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Netflix Cancels “The Get Down” After One Season, But Don’t Worry, This Cast Isn’t Going Anywhere

Get Down CastWhile today is no doubt a sad day for fans of The Get Down, they shouldn’t worry about this cast being out of work for too long. You’re going to be seeing plenty more of them on the big screen over the next few years. Let us break it down for you…

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