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Reese Witherspoon And Bruna Papandrea Ink 2-Year TV Deal With ABC Studios

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Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea have signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios to develop and produce exclusively broadcast television series under their Pacific Standard banner. Witherspoon and Papandrea will bring in a dedicated TV executive to work with Pacific Standard’s creative executive Jeanne Snow.

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YOUR WEEKEND BOX OFFICE ACTUALS (08.03.15)

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation held its breath to a $55 million opening, far better than hoped for given early projections, but right in line with our thoughts last Thursday. That puts Rogue Nation right behind Ant-Man‘s $57 million opening and a little ahead of San Andreas‘s $54.6 million.

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THE EXEC SHUFFLE – THE BLOTTER RECAP (7.31.15)

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YOUR COMPLETE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE TRACKING, PREDICTIONS, & ANALYSIS (07.30.15)

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Vacation doesn’t have a shot against Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, but it doesn’t need to given its much more modest budget ($35 million to $150 million). Plus, Vacation will at least avoid Pixels’ embarrassment of finishing second to Ant-Man last week.

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YOUR WEEKEND BOX OFFICE ACTUALS (07.27.15)

boxofficecollageEven after dropping 56% in its 2nd week, Ant-Man reigned, shutting out Pixels by only $0.9 million. As predicted, this weekend had a lot of close calls, with the front-runners all within $8 million of each other. Pixels was hampered by extremely negative reviews.

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THE EXEC SHUFFLE – THE BLOTTER RECAP (7.24.15)

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VidCon 2015 Update

vidconday1VidCon 2015 officially kicked off today, with appearances by YouTube’s biggest stars, including iJustine, Lindsey Stirling, Colleen Ballinger (Miranda Sings) and Rhett & Link. Click here for some of the highlights.

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YOUR COMPLETE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE TRACKING, PREDICTIONS, & ANALYSIS (07.23.15)

Pixels-2Now that Jurassic World’s become the 3rd highest grossing film ever, and officially moved out of the top 5, there’s no real contender for a little while. In the meantime, Pixels and Paper Towns will keep the box office steady for now.

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6th Annual VidCon To Take Place July 23-25

VidConCollageThe sixth annual VidCon kicks off tomorrow at the Anaheim Convention Center and runs from July 23-25. Founded by the “Vlogbrothers” Hank and John Green, it is a celebration of all forms of online video and content. More than 300 of the most innovative and influential YouTube creators are scheduled to appear with more than 20,000 attendees.

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Original Productions Splashes Down With Back-to-Back Hollywood Beer Pong Championships

beer pongOriginal Productions won the 11th Annual Hollywood Beer Pong Tournament on Saturday, July 18th at Busby’s East Sports Bar on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, giving the reality-powerhouse production company back-to-back championships. The event was sponsored by ScriptNoted and benefited charity Lights Camera Cure.

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“Star Wars,” “Captain America,” “Finding Dory” And More At Disney’s D23

disney d23Disney’s D23 Expo will attempt to challenge Comic Con’s pop culture dominance with sneak-peaks of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, Alice Through the Looking Glass, the live-action Jungle Book reboot and more.

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Casey Patterson Leaves Viacom To Launch Production Company

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Casey Patterson, a longtime Viacom executive will form her own production company, Casey Patterson Entertainment. She will still retain close ties to her former company and already has a multi-year deal with Viacom Music and Entertainment Group to develop live music, variety and comedy material.

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Announcing The 2015 Launch Pad Feature Mentorship Program

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With 66 writers signed in the last two years via the Launch Pad competition we’ve had an amazing run of talent begin their careers here. This year we’re proud to present Ian Shorr (Cristo, Capsule, Marble Hornets), Eric Koenig (Matriarch) and Launch Pad Alum Santa Sierra (Chico Grande, In Search of Our Father Sylvester Stallone) as our newest Launch Pad Mentors.

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“PAPER TOWNS” Writer John Green Signs First-Look Deal With Fox 2000

The hugely popular YA writer of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns has a new deal with Fox 2000

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YOUR WEEKEND BOX OFFICE ACTUALS (07.20.15)

box office 7 20Minions took much more of a hit than predicted, settling in 58% down at $49 million, $8 million behind Ant-Man. Universal is still smiling today as it has pushed past the 5 billion dollar worldwide box office mark faster than any other in history.

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THE EXEC SHUFFLE – THE BLOTTER RECAP (7.17.15)

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Keshet International To Open U.S.-Based Scripted Studio

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The successful Israeli media group behind Homeland is setting up shop in the States.

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YOUR COMPLETE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE TRACKING, PREDICTIONS, & ANALYSIS (07.16.15)

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It’ll be a close race, but Ant-Man might surprise us like Guardians of the Galaxy did last August, knocking out Minions and taking 1st place. It won’t be a big, showy victory, because Ant-Man simply isn’t showing the audience draw that Minions has, but it’ll be proof positive for Marvel that taking risks pays off.

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2015 Emmy Awards: And The Nominees Are…

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Streaming shows are taking the awards by storm, and Comedy Central is feeling more love this year.

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YOUR WEEKEND BOX OFFICE ACTUALS (07.13.15)

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Looks like the Minions takeover of Amazon, McDonald’s, and, let’s face it, the entire world worked out. Beating out Toy Story 3 for the second biggest animated opening of all time. With a current global gross of nearly $400 million, Minions is another certified hit for Universal this year.

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THE EXEC SHUFFLE – THE BLOTTER RECAP (7.10.15)

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Cannes Award-Winning Director of “The Tribe” Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy Signs With Lee Stobby


Hot up-and-coming Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy has signed with Lee Stobby of Lee Stobby Entertainment on the heels of his award-winning Cannes debut, which has been met with universal critical acclaim and over thirty prestigious awards across the festival circuit.

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YOUR COMPLETE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE TRACKING, PREDICTIONS, & ANALYSIS (07.09.15)

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It’s all about Minions this weekend, no question. The Despicable Me spin-off/prequel has already pulled in $141.7 million in 26 markets in the last 3 weeks, and domestic interest is high. Minions is tracking similarly to what Inside Out was showing at before its opening at $90.4 million.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Negin Salmasi & Ben Lusthaus Join Pascal Pictures

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Pascal’s budding shingle began when the former Sony Pictures chairman announced that she would be stepping down to produce, with the new venture focusing on film, television, and theater.

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YOUR WEEKEND BOX OFFICE ACTUALS (07.06.15)

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To suggest that Inside Out and Jurassic World upset the competition is making light of Terminator Genisys‘ somewhat epic failure. Granted, Genisys beat out Jurassic World in the long 5-day stretch, but fell behind in the Friday-Sunday weekend by $2.2 million.

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Temple Hill Entertainment Inks Two-Year Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

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Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey’s Temple Hill Entertainment has just signed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV and has named Albert Page head of the division.

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THE EXEC SHUFFLE – THE BLOTTER RECAP (7.02.15)

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YOUR COMPLETE JULY 4TH WEEKEND BOX OFFICE TRACKING, PREDICTIONS, & ANALYSIS (07.01.15)

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Can Terminator Genisys keep Jurassic World from a 4th weekend at number one? Or, if not, can Magic Mike XXL? Can Inside Out finally overtake the dinosaurs? The box office will be fairly conservative this go around, thanks to July 4th falling on a Saturday, so more moviegoers will be at beaches and barbecues than in theaters.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} THE COMPLETE 2015 COMIC CON EVENT AND PARTY GRID WITH OVER 120 PARTIES! (THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED AS THE EVENT GOES ON)

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Going to Comic Con? Your friends at The Tracking Board are here to help with an EXCLUSIVE PARTY LIST of over 120 Premiere events, VIP parties & your very own RSVP details! Use our list to keep your #SDCC experience going well into the night!

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} “Under The Dome” Scribe Caitlin Parrish & Erica Weiss Ink 3-Year Deal With Warner Bros TV

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Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss have signed a three-year development deal with Warner Bros. Television to option their original pilot, Red Line

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