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So far, Netflix remains the dominating streaming service for original content in the television sphere, but Amazon isn’t far behind them. With Amazon’s endless well of resources and how many projects they’re developing, they could soon be a much bigger player.
A look at Nintendo’s new Switch console and what its creation means for the future of gaming, technology at large, and society.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. An executive from StudioCanal moved to Fox and children’s media company GoldieBlox hired several new people.
While Ben Affleck’s comeback has been fascinating to watch, and his success is well deserved, it’s important to remember that the best work he does in front of the camera — and by far the most appealing he is as a leading man — is when he is actually the one calling the shots behind it.
As the 2016 Austin Film Festival closes out, we’re recapping some of the highlights of the week. Each year, AFF furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of filmmakers who use the language of film and television to tell a story. Our on-the-ground reporter was there to cover it all, including the exclusive party sponsored by The Tracking Board hosted by writer-director Jeff Nichols.
Oscar-winning director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck will adapt Thorgal, a French-language Belgian comic book series created by Jean Van Hamme and graphic artist Grzegorz Rosinski from Le Lombard comics group.
Set in the Middle Ages, the story follows the adventures of a mysterious dark-haired child who is found and adopted by a Viking chieftain and he grows to be a great warrior, using his skills to battle against powers greater than anything the Vikings could have imagined.
Logline: When a pregnant social worker is tasked with investigating a shocking murder involving a teenage mother, she uncovers an insidious plot with possible ties to the occult that has her questioning not only her sanity, but the very nature of her unborn child.
Wynn Wygal, the Director of Development for Mad Chance Productions, is exiting the company to run Creed star Michael B. Jordan’s newly formed production shingle, Outlier, sources have confirmed to The Tracking Board.
The chocolate factory is opening its gates once again, as Warner Bros. has secured the rights to the Willy Wonka IP. Harry Potter producer David Heyman, who is also helping spur the studio’s now five-film spin-off franchise Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will produce the reboot of the beloved character.
Story details are being kept under wraps, but expected to focus on the early adventures of the Willy Wonka character.
Story details are being kept under wraps but is described as an action thriller that takes place on a space station.
Paramount Pictures has picked up the film rights to the upcoming Jeff VanderMeer sci-fi novel, set to be published next spring by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Scott Rudin is attached to produce through his Scott Rudin Productions with Eli Bush.
A woman in a ruined city of the future who is a scavenger of biotech, who finds a strange creature in the matted fur of a giant, psychotic bear named Mord that’s been terrorizing the city. The woman takes the creature home and slowly begins to bond with it against her best instincts.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore announced via his Twitter account on Tuesday that he will premiere his latest documentary at the IFC Center in New York on Tuesday evening. Following the free screening, the film will have a limited theatrical release at the IFC Center starting on October 19.
Leonardo DiCaprio has his eye on the latest non-fiction best-seller from author Beth Macy and will develop through his Appian Way shingle as a potential starring vehicle.
the true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks while their mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.
The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks while their mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.
13 Hours scribe Chuck Hogan will adapt the online action game Crossfire while Dwayne Johnson, Dan Harmon, and Doug Liman are set to produce new series for YouTube Red. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
One of the world’s foremost celebrity environmental activists is set to produce a Captain Planet movie at Paramount, the studio with which the newly minted Oscar winner inked a first-look deal back in March. Jono Matt and Glen Powell are in negotiations to write the script based on the 1990s cartoon series, the first feature gig for both.
The blockbuster post-apocalyptic series based on the comic books by Robert Kirkman has been renewed for an eighth season. The news came as the network was airing a retrospective episode of the show on Sunday night.
Through the deal, HBO will have the first opportunity to option stories published on Finke’s new website Hollywood Dementia, which features fictional stories centered on the entertainment industry.
Heisserer is putting the finishing touches on the script, originally written by Daniel Casey. Cold in July helmer Jim Mickle is directing for STX Entertainment and producer Lawrence Grey.
Logline: After her husband is kidnapped in Prague, an elite CIA agent is forced to commit treason in order to pay the ransom.
It’s time for The Tracking Board’s fourth annual Halloween logline contest. Create the most devious, diabolical, or darkly funny logline and you could win one of several spooktacular prizes!