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Fox Orders Trio of Pilots Including Comedy “Our People” from Lee Daniels

lee danielsLee Daniels continues to grow his relationship with the Fox network as the comedy Our People has landed a pilot order. Daniels already has Empire and Star, and last summer it was announced he’s developing the drama Mason Dixon with Julian Breece at the network.

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Accessing the Festival Party and Event Grid

Festival Grid 2018Want access to our exclusive Festival Party and Event Grid? Click here for all the information you need!

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Festival Party and Event Grid (EXCLUSIVE)

Festival Grid 2018Updated 01.18.18 with 23 exclusive events! Headed to Park City? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, VIP parties & RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going the whole time!

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Festival Party and Event Grid (EXCLUSIVE)

Festival Grid 2018Updated 01.18.18 with 23 exclusive events! Headed to Park City? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, VIP parties & RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going the whole time!

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Marisa Tomei Guest-Starring in Season 2 of “Handmaid’s Tale”

marissa tomeiiOscar-winner Marisa Tomei is joining the sophomore season for a guest-starring role. Creator Bruce Miller confirms that Tomei will be playing a commander’s wife.

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“Handmaid’s Tale” Debuts Season 2 First Look Following Golden Globes Win (Video)

handmaids taleAfter taking home major awards at both the Emmys and Golden Globes, The Handmaid’s Tale continues to keep the buzz going today as it releases the first look video at season two along with some gorgeous photos.

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“Black Lightning” Creator Wants People of All Ages to Use Their Voice

black lightning tca“At some point we can’t just keep sitting on the sidelines and hoping to enjoy the fruits of other people’s labor or being led by other people’s greed. [Activism] is not just for the young people to do,” says executive producer Mara Brock Akil.

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Your Complete Guide to 2018 TV Premieres

black lightningEvery year the networks introduce more new series at midseason, bury cult hits, and make tweaks to their earlier fall decisions. 2018 might be next year, but these premieres are fast approaching!

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The Black List 2017

black listThe Black List 2017 has arrived! We have the complete list of screenplays and their writers, compiled from the suggestions of over 250 film executives.

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Hit Makers of The Hit List: A Look Back at Hit List Alums

Hit-LIst-2017-Excerpt-Image-200x133Soon we’ll be releasing the 2017 Hit List, our compilation of the best year’s best spec scripts as voted on by industry professionals. In preparation for its release, we’re taking a look back at the writers who made the Hit List in years past!

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“Stripes” TV Series in the Works at CBS with Ivan Reitman Directing

stripesThe single camera comedy will be penned by Whitest Kids U’Know comedians Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger. The original film debuted in 1981 and starred Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, John Candy, and Sean Young.

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Taraji P. Henson to Headline “What Men Want” from Paramount Players

taraji p hensonThe film is inspired by the romantic comedy What Women Want from Nancy Meyers, with Henson playing a sports agent who gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts.

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Sandra Bullock to Portray State Senator Wendy Davis in “Let Her Speak”

sandra bullockDavis garnered national attention for single-handedly filibustering for 13 hours in 2013 against one of the country’s most strict anti-choice laws.

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Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” Debuts Final Trailer

The latest animated feature announces “family is forever” as Miguel is reunited with his ancestors.

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Carey Mulligan Tapped to Play Gloria Steinem in “An Uncivil War”

Mulligan is the second actor to sign on this week to portray the feminist activist following Julianne Moore in “My Life on the Road”.

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Warner Bros. in Talks with Amazon for “Lord of the Rings” Series

No deal has been set but reports state that CEO Jeff Bezos is personally involved in negotiations.

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Ben Mendelsohn Circling Villain Role in “Captain Marvel”

The film is set to star Oscar-winner Brie Larson in the title role with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directing.

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Morgan Freeman to Headline Colin Powell Biopic

The project is directed by Reginald Hudlin, who recently helmed the Thurgood Marshall biopic “Marshall” starring Chadwick Boseman.

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“Jack and the Beanstalk” Feature “Gigantic” Canceled at Disney

The project was set to be released in 2020 with “Inside Out” co-write Meg LeFauve and Nathan Greno directing.

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“Vampire Diaries” Showrunner Developing “Black Widows” TV Series

The project is in the works at ABC and is based on the Scandinavian series from Mikko Polla and Roope Lehtinen.

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THE HALCYON Review: Season 1

Halcyon ExcerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-2 – If you’re still missing Downton Abbey, Ovation Network’s The Halcyon may be your new favorite show.

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“Versailles” Infuses New Life into Season 2 with Help from Jessica Clark

palatine excerptThe Tracking Board sits down with producer Aude Albano and actor Jessica Clark to talk all things Versailles, which debuts its second season this weekend.

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VERSAILLES Review: Season Two

versailles logoSeason 2, Episodes 1-3 -Ovation’s decadent Versailles returns this weekend with all the luxury and scandal you’ve been missing.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.19.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJamie Lee Curtis is set to star in and executive produce a multi-camera sitcom at CBS that takes place in a funeral home. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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EMMY AWARDS Review: Stephen Colbert Brings Humor and Inclusivity

donald gloverThe Emmy Awards happily danced through the three hours but never left a moment without touching on the larger conversations of diversity and the current White House administration.

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Stephen Colbert Opens Emmys with Song, Dance, & Politics

emmys excerpt“Tonight, we binge ourselves,” declared this year’s Emmy host Stephen Colbert. Delivering a solid start to the awards show, Colbert began the night with a pre-taped portion of song, dance, before heading into a live monologue that doubled down on the political humor that has made him the biggest name in late-night this year.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.15.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAmblin Partners have tapped Courtney Hoffman to helm the female-driven actioner Ruthless. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Primetime Emmys 2017: Where to Stream This Year’s Nominated Episodes

emmy where to stream small Fall television has arrived! While we’re all excited to see what new shows networks have made for us, it’s also time to look back at the past year and the shows that are competing for the golden statues at this year’s Emmy Awards.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.14.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBen Schwartz joins Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart in the Universal comedy feature Night School. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.13.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptTim Miller is set to direct the sixth installment of the Terminator franchise. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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