Category Archives: Industry News
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.
Movie star Tom Cruise is back at it again with a sequel to his 2012 film Jack Reacher, based on Lee Child’s novel One Shot. After the surprisingly generous opening The Accountant received last weekend, which could likely be attributed to Ben Affleck’s draw, at least somewhat, it’s no small feat to think Cruise will be able to do the same this weekend.
Manchester by the Sea is leading the Gotham Independent Film Awards as the nominees were announced today with four nominations including best feature. They will face off against Certain Women, Everybody Wants Some, Moonlight, and Paterson.
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.
It looks like some of the people expected to see Kevin Hart: What Now? ended up opting for one of two thrillers playing in theaters right now: The Accountant and The Girl on the Train. The former hit it out of the park in its opening weekend, making nearly $10 million more than expected.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Hulu’s head of comedy moves to Showtime and MarVista makes several executive moves, plus more from the week.
Ben Affleck has always had a relatively good box office draw for his wide release films and while his latest film, The Accountant, won’t be on the higher end of the spectrum, it should be able to snag first place and earn some decent numbers. Plus: what other titles will make it into the top five this weekend.
While some films slightly underperformed this weekend, including the number one film The Girl on the Train, it was still a decent film for box office. Plus, Disney and Pixar’s Finding Dory became the year’s third film to cross the $1 billion threshold, joining two other Disney films.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Relativity Media co-founder Joe Nicholas is exiting amid attempts to sell the company, former Broad Green Head of Distribution Travis Reid is now at ReadD, and Bela Bajaria has taken a new role at Netflix.
The Girl on the Train will take first place this weekend, but the two bigger questions are whether or not Hurricane Matthew will affect numbers and how the controversy surrounding The Birth of a Nation will shake out.
YouTube personality Yousef Erakat (also known as FouseyTube) nabbed the audience choice award for “Entertainer of the Year” at the 6th Annual Streamy Awards which honors the best in online video and the creators behind it.
Ryan Kavanaugh has put Relativity Media up for sale. The news comes after the company’s first post-bankruptcy wide release, the long-shelved Zack Galifianakis-Kristen Wiig comedy Masterminds, bombed at the box office over the weekend, taking in just $6.6 million from over 2,000 screens. Relativity has hired EMP and Zolfo Cooper to handle the sale.
Director Tim Burton might be in some hot water with critics and fans for tone-deaf comments last week about the racial makeup of his newest movie, but it didn’t affect audience turnout at all. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, adapted from the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs, opened on the higher end this weekend, making a total of $28.8 million.
Oscar-nominated actor Eddie Murphy will be honored with the Career Achievement Award at the 20th annual Hollywood Film Awards which will be hosted by James Corden and held on November 6 at the Beverly Hilton.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Eddie Egan has stepped up as interim president of marketing at STX, replacing Jack Pan, and Annapurna Pictures is developing a new TV division.
Tim Burton, the famed director for his supernatural and darkly quirky aesthetic, is set to be king at the box office this weekend with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The Mark Wahlberg-led disaster film Deepwater Horizon will come in second.
From the 6,915 scripts that were submitted, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences chose four individuals and one screenwriting team as winners for the 2016 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.
While the numbers might have ended up a little off, the basic lineup of films over the weekend was exactly as predicted. The Magnificent Seven, the new remake from director Antoine Fuqua, opened to a respectable $34.7 million, especially against a budget of $90 million.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. There were multiple promotions at Viacom and Legendary created a new executive position to manage franchises.
This weekend, the cowboys are riding in. Antoine Fuqua’s diverse remake of The Magnificent Seven is set to make a bold entrance in its opening weekend, tracking for an opening between $30 and $40 million, but the real race will be spots four and five.
As expected, Sully continued to dominate in its second weekend. The real surprises came from Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby, neither of which did nearly as well as had been expected.
From surprise wins to diversity discussion to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, this year’s Emmy Awards served up a handful of memorable moments. Although the ceremony hit an all-time low of 11.3 million viewers, it still didn’t take away from the fact that the Emmys, if done right, are an awards show that can actually be fun to watch.
La La Land, Free Fire, and I Am Not Your Negro took home the People’s Choice Awards at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Universal Pictures has selected five writers for its annual Emerging Writers Fellowship, aimed at bolstering diverse talent within the studio’s ranks.
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 68th Primtime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday in a swiftly-paced event that saw plenty of perennial favorites take home statues, including Game of Thrones and Veep, as well as some first-time wins for stars Kate McKinnon, Rami Malek, and Tatiana Maslany. See the full list of winners from television’s biggest night.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Several people have left their executive positions to pursue other opportunities and Bruce Rosenblum, previously at Legendary, is now a President at Disney-ABC.
Sully will continue its reign as the number one film this weekend, but there are three new films opening tomorrow and they’ll all make their mark on the box office top five.
Often times award shows feel like they can be fairly predictable, and in many categories, the 68th annual Emmy Awards are no different. This isn’t so much a “will win” and “should win” as it is a first and second choice, because this year, the Emmy nominations are stacked with some serious talent.
On Sunday, ABC and host Jimmy Kimmel will present the 68th annual Emmy Awards and we’ve got your complete guide to the pre-parties, after-parties, and other events taking place around television’s biggest night.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting has announced 11 individuals and one writing team as the finalists of this year’s pool which consisted of 6,915 original screenplay submissions.