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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.29.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBreakout star of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Alison Sudol lands a role in The Last Full Measure and Netflix renews Santa Clarita Diet for a second season. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Pixar Short “Dante’s Lunch” Will Whet Your Appetite For “Coco” (Things We Love)

dantes-lunchPixar’s next animated feature Coco doesn’t open in theaters until November 22, but the animation giant has decided to provide an amuse bouche in the form of a “short tail” titled Dante’s Lunch starring the canine to Coco‘s hero Miguel.

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The State of the Comic Book Industry (Final Part)

Valiant 2 ExcerptAs the his series on the state of the comic industry comes to a close, Neil Turitz takes a positive look towards the future of comics to remind us that the industry is on the upswing and has no intentions of coming down anytiem soon.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.28.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptFilmRise acquires rights to the sci-fi pic Marjorie Prime starring Jon Hamm while Michael Bay is in talks to develop the film adaptation of Hunting El Chapo. 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 (03.27.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptO’Shea Jackson, Jr. from Straight Outta Compton is in talks for a role in the Godzilla sequel and Amber Heard is negotiating the lead in a new adaptation. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Power Rangers” Overperforms, “Life” Underperforms, But “Beauty and the Beast” Continues to Be the Most Enchanting Film

power-rangers-excerptThere were minor surprises at the box office this weekend but nothing to take away from the fact that Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is continuing to absolutely dominate, both domestically and internationally, even with Power Rangers’ surprising performance. Elsewhere, Get Out has finally surpassed Split.

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Tell the Truth: Would You Pay 30 Bucks to Watch New Movie Releases at Home?

Cinemacon ExcerptIf you were given the opportunity to pay 30 dollars to be able to watch movies at home from when they hit theaters, would you? With CinemaCon starting today, Neil Turitz examines this potential new development in film watching and how it would impact theaters in the future.

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Jim Gianopulos to Be Named Chairman and CEO of Paramount

Jim Gianopulos ExcerptIt’s official: Paramount Pictures has found Brad Grey’s successor in Jim Gianopulos, who will be named the studio’s chairman and CEO.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.24.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAn actor from Sing Street joins the Han Solo film and Fear the Walking Dead loses its showrunner. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (03.24.17)

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. RuPaul’s company World of Wonder has made several hires and promotions this week and Lauren Celinski is moving from E! to Lifetime.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.23.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSeth Rogen and James Franco are developing a ’90s teen drama at Hulu, while Netflix is working on a modern-day Biblical drama. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Newcomers Will Be No Match for the Magic of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Box Office

Beauty and the Beast ExcerptNo amount of action, popular IPs, or fun, charismatic leads in space will be able to knock Beauty and the Beast off its very high throne. And this is only the beginning for Disney, who has four more blockbusters opening this year: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Extends Contract Through Mid-2019

Bob Iger ExcerptThe Walt Disney Pictures Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has extended his contract with the company through July of 2019. The announcement was expected as the company has been looking for his successor for some now, but been met with various setbacks.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.22.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptLaura Dern circling a role in the forthcoming JT Leroy biopic and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie is looking to join the cast of Darkest Minds. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board and Roadmap Writers Opens New Set of Pitch Sessions

Roadmap TB ExcerptThe Tracking Board is excited to announce another opportunity with Roadmap Writers for screenwriters to pitch both film and television scripts to four of the best Hollywood insiders in the business.

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The State of the Comic Book Industry (Part Five)

Faith Comic ExcerptValiant Entertainment is, in fact, not just surviving in the marketplace, it’s actually thriving. Thanks to a specific strategy to publish a limited amount of books each month, thereby focusing on quality storytelling over quantity of market share, a company that only began its latest run of publications five years ago now averages higher sales per book than any other publisher outside of the Big Two.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.21.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSons of Anarchy alum and Luke Cage star Theo Rossi boards Ghosts of War and Battle of the Sexes starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell gets a release date. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: Isabella Amara on Her Breakout Role in “Wilson,” Woody Harrelson’s College Advice and the Magic of Sundance

Isabella Amara WilsonThe 18-year-old actress tells the Tracking Board about the film’s audition process, her magical experience at Sundance and whether college is in her plans during this very exciting time in her life.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.20.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptChris Evans set to star in spy drama Red Sea Diving Resport and cult film Spring Breakers to become a digital series. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Beauty and the Beast” Shatters Numerous Box Office Records to Become the #1 Movie

Beauty and the Beast ExcerptDisney’s latest blockbuster, Beauty and the Beast, not only opened to an astonishing $174 million, beating Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s record March opening with ease, but also opened high enough to become the seventh highest domestic opening of all time. It joins five other Disney films in the top ten of domestic openings.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.17.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSam Elliott joins Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in the upcoming A Star is Born remake and the Getty family limited series Trust moves ahead at FX. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (03.17.17)

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. Focus Features production president Jim Burke is departing and Mike Clements has been named the president of Chris Hardwick’s new production company.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.16.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBlumhouse has set their next film as a horror project starring Lucy Hale and Saturday Night Live is going to test simultaneous broadcasting. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Beauty and the Beast” Premiere Looks to Break Box Office Records This Weekend

beauty-and-the-beast-excerptDisney is set to have a great weekend at the box office. Not only will Beauty and the Beast open as the biggest film of 2017 so far, it also has a good chance of breaking at least one box office record. Plus, Moana is poised to cross $600 million worldwide.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.15.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe Good Fight has been renewed for Season 2 and two co-stars from The Office are re-teaming in a movie. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The State of the Comic Book Industry (Part Four)

Maus ExcerptIt used to be that the automatic response a non-comic book reader had to the genre was the connection to Superman and Batman and Spider-Man and all the rest. Now things have changed quite a bit and there is no denying that the medium has evolved, allowing for more daring and interesting forms of storytelling.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.14.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAmazon Studios acquires a new movie and Edward James Olmos will return for Blade Runner 2049. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Must-Stream Movies and Shows New on Netflix in March

unnamedNetflix is celebrating the dawn of spring with a fresh infusion of content, both classic and original. Classic comedies, enthralling docs, and long-awaited shows are just part of updated menu that subscribers will be able to enjoy.

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Netflix and Producer Scott Stuber Officially Tie the Knot, Signaling Big Things to Come

Scott Stuber NetflixThe streaming service has a busy year ahead as it prepares to release Brad Pitt’s War Machine, Will Smith’s Bright and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Okja.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.13.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSony has given the long-awaited sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo a release date, and Netflix renews A Series of Unfortunate Events. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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