Brie Larson, Daisy Ridley, & Alicia Vikander Circling as the Hottest Spec in Town Gears Up for the Weekend!

2-1-768x384_resizeGearing up for a star-studded Oscar weekend, one spec script has taken the town by storm as A-list talent and Producers fight for a piece of the pie.

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No Matter How Well He Does, Is Jimmy Kimmel Ultimately Doomed to Fail at the Oscars?

jimmy-kimmelThe Oscars might be the apex of hosting gigs for personalities, because it’s the biggest audience and the most publicity and the greatest prestige, and so everyone wants to do it, but almost every time, they are doomed to fail, because that’s how all this works. Neil Turitz examines past hosts to address his predictions for Jimmy Kimmel this Sunday.

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“Vikings” Director Ciaran Donnelly Options Sulome Anderson’s Memoir “The Hostage’s Daughter” (Exclusive)

The Hostage's Daughter Ciaran DonnellyAuthor Sulome Anderson is the daughter of American journalist Terry Anderson, one of history’s most famous hostages. The Associated Press reporter was kidnapped in 1985 by Shiite Hezbollah militants and held until 1991. This is his story, as told through her eyes.

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The Tracking Board’s 2017 Oscar Pool

Oscars ExcerptOnce again we’re crowning one winner of the Tracking Board’s Annual Oscar Pool and award them with an exclusive prize package! Enter by February 25 for your chance to win!

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (02.24.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptConnie Britton has booked her first post-Nashville gig in Nicole Holofcener’s latest film, The Land of Steady Habits and Tracy Morgan lands a stand-up special at Netflix. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Rain Valdez Joins “Lopez” Season Two in Major Arc

rain valdez 2George Lopez has politics on the mind heading into season two of his TV Land series Lopez, as Rain Valdez joins the show for an arc centering on transgender issues and when her character arrives in the series and butts heads with Lopez.

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A Kid Like Jake (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAlex and her husband, Greg, want only the best for their precocious four-year-old, Jake. When they apply to New York City private schools, part of what makes Jake special starts to cause concern.

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“Get Out” Star Daniel Kaluuya Joins Steve McQueen’s Heist Movie “Widows”

Daniel Kaluuya WidowsViola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo and Moonlight‘s Andre Holland will star in the New Regency film.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (02.24.17)

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. Both Spike TV and Comedy Central have seen major departures from the network this week, while Illumination has a new COO.

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Fake Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot: Do Voters Even Watch These Movies? (Humor)

Mean GirlsIt’s that time of year, folks! Days before the Academy Awards, we talked to actual Oscar voters to hear how poorly they’ve done their jobs. This year was no exception.

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Internships of the Week (02.24.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. Flame Ventures, Cutting Edge Group, Platform, and many more are all looking for interns!

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Jobs of the Week (02.24.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! Sony Pictures TV, Octagon, MTV, and more are looking for new hires!

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Hot New Spec “Marian” Aims to Reinvent the Studio Franchise With Fresh Spin on “Robin Hood” (Exclusive)

Maid Marian Robin HoodAlicia Vikander is just one of the A-list actresses circling this project, which is being pitched as a grounded Braveheart, and finds Robin Hood’s love interest rising to power and leading her people into war that will decide the fate of her kingdom.

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The CW Taps Cress Williams as Lead For “Black Lightning”

cress-williams-excerptThe CW’s adaptation of Black Lightning is getting charged up as it has found its lead in Cress Williams. The Hart of Dixie alum will play the titular DC superhero in Greg Berlanti’s pilot written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.

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Management Company in Need of Assistant

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168Beverly Hills management company with A-list clients in film, television and music seeking an assistant to 2 busy talent managers to start immediately. Duties include rolling calls, scheduling, managing expenses, coordinating travel, etc.

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Entertainment Company Looking for Administrative Assistant

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168A multi faceted entertainment company is looking for an entry level Administrative Assistant. Must have 1-2 years experience as an assistant but it does not necessarily need to be entertainment related.

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SUN RECORDS Review: “706 Union”

sun records excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – Sun Records introduces us to Sam Phillips as he opens the doors to the Memphis Recording Service and begins to attract new talent who become some of the biggest names in music.

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Sony Pictures TV Searching for Assistant to Two VPs

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168This position will provide a full range of administrative support for 2 Vice Presidents of Sony Pictures Television Business Affairs. Responsibilities include handling phones, calendar, filing, drafting correspondence, meeting coordination, and travel arrangements.

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BASKETS Review: “Marthager”

baskets excerptSeason 2, Episode 6 – In a necessary episode that sets us up for the remainder of season two, Baskets quietly deals with Chip and Martha’s friendship and Christine’s ability to put herself first. Maybe we need a little more, but it’s nevertheless a pleasant episode.

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POWERLESS Review: “Emily Dates a Henchman”

powerless excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – Another misstep this week for Powerless as the cast, though talented on their own, fail to display chemistry and the writers keep the jokes that hit few and far between.

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TRAINING DAY Review: “Code of Honor”

training day excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – Training Day is basically The Bill Paxton Show, but this episode has him at the top of his game, carrying the show and providing a solid hour of popcorny TV, complete with some witty one-liners.

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SUPERSTORE Review: “Wellness Fair”

superstore (1)Season 2, Episode 16 – A great episode of Superstore shows just how hilarious this show can be when all members of its amazing supporting cast are involved. Secrets are revealed after Amy sees Jeff kissing Mateo.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (02.23.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptGugu Mbatha-Raw and Michiel Huisman sign on to star in the romantic drama Irreplaceable You, plus a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Lea Michele Departing “Scream Queens” for ABC Comedy

lea michele excerptLea Michele is saying goodbye to Scream Queens as she joins an untitled comedy on ABC while Dylan McDermott and Austin Stowell both board pilots at Fox.

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Marian (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMDetails being kept under wraps. Described as a female-driven epic in the vein of Braveheart that’s based on a massive IP.

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Three Dark Crowns (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTriplet queens compete against each other using their magical powers in order to acquire the crown.

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Stellar Reviews Will Make People “Get Out” to the Movies This Weekend, as the Horror Film Looks to Win the Box Office

get-out-excerptBased on a rare 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes (aggregating 93 reviews so far), the appeal of horror films, and excellent buzz, newcomer Get Out is looking to top the box office this weekend and de-throne the Dark Knight.

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Damon Wayans Jr. to Headline AI Comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

damon wayans jr 2FX has tapped Damon Wayans Jr. to star in the FX comedy Singularity, executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg through their Point Grey banner. The pilot was picked up by FX after a bidding war from multiple networks.

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“Captain Fantastic” Director Matt Ross Signs on to Helm Crime Thriller “Tomorrow and Tomorrow”

matt-ross-excerptTriStar has landed Captain Fantastic director and writer Matt Ross to helm the adaptation of Tom Sweterlitsch’s 2014 novel Tomorrow and Tomorrow. Mark Gordon from the Mark Gordan Company has signed on to produce the project alongside Entertainment 360 as well as Lynette Howell Taylor.

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“The Discovery” Trailer Unveils the Horrifying Cost of Visiting the Afterlife (VIDEO)

discoveryIn the Charlie McDowell-directed sci-fi drama The Discovery, Jason Segel continues to ride the dramatic feature wave after his acclaimed performance in The End of the Tour in a story about the groundbreaking discovery of the afterlife and the consequences that go along with it.

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Lauren Graham Returning to Broadcast with “Linda From HR” Pilot

lauren graham excerptGilmore Girls star Lauren Graham is moving back to network television to headline Fox’s half-hour comedy Linda from HR. The pilot was picked up after Graham’s boarding the project, lifting the casting contingency.

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