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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.21.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJoseph Reitman has landed the villainous role in Syfy’s upcoming series Happy! and IDW has optioned Harper Voyager’s novel Awakened. 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 (07.21.17)

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. Carolyn McCall has been named the CEO of ITV, the first female ever named to the role.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.20.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDC’s Shazam! is headed into production early 2018 and Jimmy Smits is headed to How to Get Away with Murder in a major recurring role. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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War Will Reign Supreme Once More at Box Office as “Dunkirk” Leads the Pack

Dunkirk ReviewDunkirk will win the box office, but will it be enough to put Christopher Nolan back into some film fans’ good graces? Elsewhere, Girls Trip will soar while Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets will struggle under the weight of its budget and appealing to general audiences.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.19.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptValerian‘s Dane DeHaan is set to play Billy the Kid and a familiar face will be returning for The X-Files Season 11. 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 (07.18.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBen Affleck leaves the Netflix thriller Triple Frontier and rising star Storm Reid joins David Oyelowo in a Blumhouse project. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Girls Trip” Director Malcolm D. Lee Signs First-Look Deal With Universal

Malcolm D Lee UniversalGirls Trip stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish, and could take some wind out of the box office sails of its big-budget competitors Dunkirk and Valerian.

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“Apes” Star Andy Serkis Proves Motion-Capture Actors Deserve Awards Love Too

Andy Serkis Apes OscarMo-cap work demands more of actors emotionally, physically and mentally, because they are using their imagination to create the environment, establish relationships and set the scene. The visual effects exist to serve the physical performance, not “enhance” it, writes John Rocha.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.17.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBen Stiller and Dev Patel are teaming up to star in Chippendales about the infamous strip club, and Christina Hendricks is headlining the maternal comedy Egg. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“War for the Planet of the Apes” Conquers the Box Office, but Numbers Are Down Overall

Twentieth Century Fox's "War for the Planet of the Apes."War for the Planet of the Apes conquered the box office, well above Spider-Man: Homecoming, which was the big question of the weekend, but both films still made around $10 million less each than expected.

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Doug Robinson Signs Overall Deal With Sony Pictures Television, Hires Alison Greenspan

Doug Robinson Alison GreenspanGreenspan is known for female-driven projects such as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Best of Me.

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How Everyone Can Learn From the Genius of D23

D23 Expo ExcerptWhat Disney does is so darn smart. It shares the time and space with no one. While everyone else who might have something fancy to show is holding off until they head a hundred or so miles south, Disney is looking over all it has and holding out maybe one thing to tantalize the comic book crowd.

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Feast Your Eyes on the Incredible New Creatures in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Photos)

Cutie PatootieRian Johnson’s imagination knows no bounds, and Lucasfilm’s latest designs are out of this world, especially this cute little critter to the left.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.14.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe Expanse taps David Strathairn for a mysterious recurring role in the upcoming third season and Alice Through the Looking Glass James Bobbin has boarded Lionsgate’s The Punch Escrow. 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 (07.14.17)

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. Mireille Soria has been tapped as the new president of Paramount’s animation division and Warner Bros.’ digital group has made several executive changes.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.13.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptKristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer are in talks to star in a Netflix comedy flick. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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It’s Apes vs Spiders This Weekend as “War for the Planet of the Apes” Looks to Dethrone “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

Twentieth Century Fox's "War for the Planet of the Apes."War for the Planet of the Apes is eyeing an uprising to topple Spider-Man: Homecoming, while indie romantic dramedy The Big Sick goes wide this weekend with big hopes. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman has earned the best hold for a superhero film in 15 years.

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“Glow” Star Britney Young on Playing the Fan Favorite Carmen and Bringing Truth to Her Projects

Britney Young ExcerptOne of the biggest stand-outs of the new Netflix series GLOW is Britney Young who plays Carmen, aka Machu Picchu. Talking to the Tracking Board, Young explains the joy of playing Carmen, what a female-focused project like this means, and bringing truth to everything she does.

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Paramount Hires Its First-Ever Futurist to Explore Virtual and Augmented Reality

Paramount Futurist Ted SchilowitzSchilowitz is the chief creative officer at Barco Escape who was also a founding member and an integral part of the product development team at RED Digital Cinema.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.12.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptMartin Scorses rounds out the cast for his upcoming film The Irishman and the Scarface remake has lost its director. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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While Waiting for the “Game of Thrones'” Premiere, Watch Kit Harington’s Auditions and a Lively Parody Series (Things We Love)

Kit Harington GOT Audition ExcerptEager for HBO’s acclaimed series Game of Thrones to return? While the light at the end of the tunnel is finally in sight (the show returns this Sunday), we have some truly amusing videos to tide you over in the meantime.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.11.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptNetflix is adapting a graphic novel as its latest live-action original series and the Transformers spinoff about Bumblebee has found its male lead. 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 (07.10.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptEva Longoria is producing a remake of Chilean comedy Sin Filtro. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Flies High Above the Competition to a Stunning $117 Million Opening

Spider-Man Homecoming ExcerptMovies fell into their predicted spots at the box office over the weekend, but Spider-Man: Homecoming surprised with an astonishing $117 million opening. Also, Wonder Woman, with $368.4 million, has officially become the tenth-highest superhero film domestically of all time.

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Paramount Animation Taps DWA Alum Mireille Soria as President

Mireille Soria Paramount AnimationIn her new role, Soria will be responsible for all operations of the animation group from creative development to release. She’ll also work closely with the Viacom teams to develop animated features.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.07.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe episode titles and plot descriptions of the first three episodes of Game of Thrones’ upcoming season have been revealed. 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 (07.07.17)

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. Nickelodeon made multiple promotions, while Bedonna Smith has assumed the new role of Executive Producer of Activism at Anonymous Content.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.06.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSamuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury in Captain Marvel and Justin Baldoni of Jane the Virgin is getting his own talk show. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Could Soar to $100 Million in Its Opening Weekend

spiderman-excerptShould all go according to plan at the box office this weekend, Spider-Man: Homecoming will become the fourth movie of the year to crack $100 million in its opening weekend.

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Launch Pad, “Hitman” Producer Adrian Askarieh Partner for Competition’s Guaranteed Option Prize

Launch Pad 2017Prime Universe Films joins a growing list of high-profile industry partners that have included Scott Free Productions, Michael De Luca Productions and Vertigo Entertainment, all of which have optioned projects from previous competitions.

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