Is There Another Writers’ Strike on the Horizon?

Writers' StrikeThe Writers Guild of America’s contract is ending soon and another strike is a distinct possibility. The writers have clear demands and are not afraid to shut down if an agreement they like cannot be reached.

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John Hillcoat to Direct Episode of “Black Mirror” for Netflix (Exclusive)

John Hillcoat Black MirrorBirdman actress Andrea Riseborough is being eyed to star in the fourth season episode, which is rumored to be titled “Crocodile.”

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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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SUPERIOR DONUTS Review: “Trust Me”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – This week’s episode highlighted the show’s problems—Arthur and Franco’s inconsistent relationship, the underdeveloped minor characters, and the tired humor. It’s four weeks in and there’s no signs of improvement.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Dark Paradise”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 1 – Bates Motel returns to A&E for its final season, and boy, is it good. I’ve never seen this show, so bear with me in not knowing all of the backstory, but I am into it. You should be too.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (02.20.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBridge of Spies writer Matt Charman is returning to the world of espionage with a series based on the life of one of the spies that inspired the character James Bond. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Liv Tyler Teams Up with Kit Harington for “Gunpowder”

liv tyler excerptMarc Cherry, Reba McEntire, and Shondaland add cast members to their pilots while Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss joins Kit Harrington for BBC’s Gunpowder.

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Warner Bros. Has More Rock And Less Ritchie in Second “King Arthur” Trailer

king arthur excerptWarner Bros. dropped a new King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailer today that brings great tunes but loses much of Guy Ritchie’s style from the one released last summer.

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Ralph Fiennes Announces Next Directing Project as Biopic of Russian Dancer Rudolf Nureyev

Ralph Fiennes ExcerptCoriolanus and The Invisible Woman director Ralph Fiennes has announced his newest directing project as THE WHITE CROW, a biopic based on the life of Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. David Hare is adapting the script, which is based on Julie Kavanagh’s book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life.

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The White Crow (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe true story of how the KGB tries to stop ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev from defecting from the Soviet Union in 1961.

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The Complete List of 2017 WGA Award Winners

Amy Adams (right) as Louise Banks in ARRIVAL by Paramount PicturesLast night, simultaneous ceremonies took place in New York and Los Angeles for the 2017 Writers Guild Awards, with some exciting titles taking home the top prizes, including Arrival and Moonlight for film and The Americans and Atlanta for television.

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THE WALKING DEAD Review: “New Best Friends”

maxresdefaultSeason 7, Episode 10 – Rick discovers another community hiding from The Walking Dead and offers an alliance for the return of Father Gabriel and the imminent war against the Saviors. Richard loses his gun privileges and takes drastic steps to compel Ezekiel to war while Daryl drops in on Carol for cobbler and conversation before heading back to Hilltop.

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CRASHING Review: “Artie Lang”

crashing excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – In the series premiere, Pete finds out that his marriage is over, and that he has nothing left but the fledgling dream of a comedy career, and the generosity from an unlikely comedian to keep him going forward.

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SON OF ZORN Review: “All Hail the Son of Zorn”

Son of Zorn ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 13 – The first season of Son of Zorn comes to a close with a season finale that sets up plenty of future action, despite feeling choppy at certain times.

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THE GOOD FIGHT Review: “Inauguration”

the good fight excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – It’s Diane Lockhart’s turn to take center stage in the pilot episode of The Good Fight. Diane’s god-daughter, Maia Rindell, joins the firm as a brand new associate, but when her father’s Ponzi scheme is revealed, Diane loses everything. Diane is forced to put her retirement plans on hold, and start her life over.

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THE MISSING Review: “The Turtle and the Stick”

the missing excerptSeason 2, Episode 2 – Baptiste is driven by a mistake he made which had terrible consequences when he first investigated Sophie Giroux’s kidnapping on The Missing. Alice takes police to the place she was held captive, and a clue may reveal who her abductor was. Was it only one man, or were there many?

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VICTORIA Review: “Engine of Change”

victoria excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Victoria is coming to an end but not before the queen announces a first pregnancy and a possible willingness to cross party lines and embrace a new future.

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BIG LITTLE LIES Review: “Somebody’s Dead”

big little lies excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – in the series premiere of HBO’s brand new prestige miniseries, a murder occurs in the beautiful seaside town of Monterey, California. But that’s hardly the most dramatic (or interesting) thing that happens in this soapy drama about suburban moms with hidden rage and secret tragedies.

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BILLIONS Review: “Risk Management”

billions excerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – With Wendy out of both Chuck and Axe’s lives, it leaves a void that threatens to suck them both in and chew them up on this new season of Billions. Chuck is suddenly in a lot of trouble when an investigation into the ethics of his office opens out of the blue, and Axe is in the grips of absolute paranoia as he completely rethinks security at Axe Capital.

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EMERALD CITY Review: “Lions in Winter”

emerald city excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – Friday’s episode of Emerald City sent me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I began feeling hopeful about where this story was going, and then felt confused and annoyed. Finally, I returned to hope. Let me explain.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (02.17.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptCary Fukunaga is in talks to direct a Hirsohima drama and a big mystery in The Last Jedi is revealed. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Stephen King’s Greatest Hits Come Together in J.J. Abrams Anthology “Castle Rock” (VIDEO)

castle-rockThe Stephen King universe is continuing its residency at Hulu in the form of the drama Castle Rock, an anthology from J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot banner. As shown in the teaser, the anthology will bring together characters from some of King’s classic horror novels and short stories.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Alex Meraz Snags Lead Role in “Scalped”

alex meraz excerptSuicide Squad actor Alex Meraz joins WGN America’s Scalped, the anticipated drama series based on DC’s graphic novel, and Jeremy Luke reunites with his Magic City co-star Milo Ventimiglia on This is Us

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Donald Glover, James Earl Jones to Star in Jon Favreau’s “Lion King” Movie

Donald Glover James Earl Jones Lion KingJones voiced Mufasa in the original animated Lion King, while Glover continues his incredible year by landing the lead in this ambitious “reimagining.”

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Shockwave (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan in 1945, which killed 100,000 people, ending World War II, and heralded the Atomic Age.

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“Annabelle 2” Director David F. Sandberg In Talks to Helm “Shazam”

sandberg-excerptThe gestating adaptation of the DC superhero Shazam is circling Annabelle 2 director David F. Sandberg to helm comic book movie at New Line Cinema. The movie will introduce the superhero to the DCEU, joining his Justice League comrades Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

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Disney Veteran Angela Lansbury Joins Cast of “Mary Poppins Returns”

Angela Lansbury ExcerptThe latest casting announcement for the Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns comes from within, as Mouse House veteran Angela Lansbury has been tapped for a role in the film, which is currently shooting at Shepperton Studios.

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Manager / Producer on the Hunt for Executive Assistant

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168Manager/producer for major management company with offices in LA/NY/UK seeks an executive assistant. Duties include script coverage, scheduling, travel arrangements, heavy phones, and assorted administrative tasks.

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“Logan” Film Review: An Epic Superhero Finale That Bleeds With Emotion and Carnage

logan-excerptJames Mangold’s Logan finally gives Jackman an opportunity to spread his claws and partake in all the graphic dismemberment that Wolverine fans deserve and that’s pretty much what diehard fans have been craving for the past decade and a half.

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Brad Grey’s Exit at Paramount Is Imminent (Exclusive)

Brad Grey ExcerptFollowing a 12-year run at the studio, the veteran executive is negotiating for a first-look deal at Paramount and to stay on certain projects as a producer.

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Jobs of the Week (02.17.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! Paramount, ICM, Imagine Entertainment, and more are looking for new hires!

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