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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (2.11.16)

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Nothing says Valentine’s Day like an ultra-violent, unflinchingly crude, red spandex-wearing, “don’t call him a hero” mercenary. Ryan Reynold’s buzzy Deadpool finally hits theaters this weekend, and all estimates have it destroying the competition over the long holiday weekend.

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Bradley Cooper, George Clooney Among Filmmakers To Receive California Tax Credit Incentive

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The California Film Commission announced the 13 productions that will receive a portion of the $56.9 million in tax credits up for grabs under the recently re-vamped incentive program. Among them is Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut A Star Is Born.

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ISA Spotlight: Winners Announced For The Park City 2016 Table Read My Screenplay Contest


We’ve partnered with the ISA Spotlight to provide the opportunity to highlight the winning screenplays and to introduce you to these talented writers. The Hitchcock Murders by Andy Maycock, The Kindred by LS Garvey, and That’s Basketball by Cory Soukup took home the Grand Prizes for the 2016 Park City Table Read My Screenplay Contest.

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The Writers Guild Initiative Names 2016 Collyer Fellowship In Screenwriting Recipient

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NYU student Bo Shim has been named the 8th Michael Collyer Fellow in Screenwriting by the Writers Guild Initiative. Shim will be presented her award at the WGA Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 13th.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (02.08.16)

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Up against a somewhat unexciting Super Bowl 50, DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 held onto #1 while the Coen Bros’ Hail, Caesar! managed to surpass expectations to claim second place, leaving its fellow new releases in the dust.

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The Complete List Of Winners From The 2016 Annie Awards


We have the complete list of winners from the 43rd Annual Annie Awards, which honored the best in animation across 36 categories. Pixar’s Inside Out took home 10 awards, including best animated feature.

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The Complete List Of Winners From The 2016 DGA Awards

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The Directors Guild of America held its annual awards ceremony on Saturday. See the complete list of winners here.

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The Complete List Of Winners From The 2016 NAACP Image Awards

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The NAACP Image Awards were held on Friday in Los Angeles, celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in film, TV, music, and literature. See the complete list of winners.

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Internships Of The Week (2.5.16)

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A round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships! Disney, Primary Wave, and Kopelson Entertainment are all looking for new interns!

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (2.5.16)

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Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let-go. Viacom has a new leader, Kim Fox will head up MadRiver International, and WPA ups four agents to partner!

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The Complete List Of Nominees For The 2016 NAACP Image Awards

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The NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in film, TV, music, and literature. Leading the nominees are Ryan Coogler’s Creed with six nods and Fox’s Empire, which landed 12 nominations.

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Fox Announces The Participants Of Its 2016 Writers Intensive Program, Including LP Alum Ahmadu Garba

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On Wednesday, Fox announced the 10 participants for its 2016 Writers Intensive Program–which includes Launch Pad Alum Ahmadu Garba.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (2.04.16)

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Sophomore Kung Fu Panda 3 will easily take keep the top spot against Super Bowl 50, while new entries Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Hail, Caesar!, and The Choice will cluster around $8-10 million for a tight battle with holdovers The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Sumner Redstone Resigns, Les Moonves Named CBS Chairman

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Redstone has stepped down as Executive Chairman of CBS, becoming Chairman Emeritus. CBS CEO Moonves will take over as Chairman. No announcement has been made regarding Viacom’s leadership, where Redstone also serves as Executive Chairman.

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The Complete List Of Winners From The 2016 VES Awards

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On Tuesday, the Visual Effects Society announced the winners of the 14th annual VES Awards. This year’s winners had a heavy hand in creating some of the biggest commercial successes of the year–including blockbuster titles like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant.

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The Complete Lineup For SXSW 2016

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SXSW reveals programming for Midnighters, Special Events, Short Film lineup and festival favorites including Morris From America and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (02.01.16)

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Audiences hungry for a fun, well-reviewed pic flocked to Kung Fu Panda 3 this weekend, earning the animated sequel enough to easily knock out the rest of the competition and claim the top spot at the box office.

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The Complete List Of Winners From The Australian Academy Of Cinema And Television Arts International Awards

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On Friday, January 29th, the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts announced the winners of its 5th annual International Awards. See the complete list of winners.

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The Complete List Of Winners From The 2016 SAG Awards

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The Screen Actors Guild held its 22nd annual ceremony on Saturday, honoring the best performances in film and television from 2015. See the complete list of the night’s big winners.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (1.29.16)

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Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let-go. Casey Bloys takes over for Michael Ellenberg at HBO, Matt Snow joins Paradigm, and Ashley Johnson is the new CE at Skydance!

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{Exclusive} The Sundance 2016 Party and Event Grid! (Now With Over 350 Events! Updated Daily!)

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Your guide to the exclusive parties and events at this year’s Sundance Film Festival! Get exclusive info on over 350 parties, events, lounges and panels! (This list will be updated as the event goes on!)

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The Complete List Of Winners From The 2016 Slamdance Film Festival

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The 2016 Slamdance Film Festival has announced the winners for its Narrative, Documentary, Short Film and Audience Awards.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (1.28.16)

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With the East Coast dug out from last week’s snow, no major NFL playoff games, and little competition from holdovers or new offerings, Kung Fu Panda 3 is set up for a big and unrivaled win at the box office.

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The Complete List Of Winners From The 2016 Advanced Imaging Society Awards

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On Wednesday, the Advanced Imaging Society handed out their 19th annual Creative Arts Awards. The night’s big winners included Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Inside Out and The Walk.

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The Complete List Of 2016 Golden Reel Awards Nominees

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The Motion Picture Sound Editors, or MPSE, has released its list of nominees for the 63rd Golden Reel Awards, honoring excellence in sound editing. The nominees reflect a broad spectrum of media, including film, television, video games, documentaries and student work.

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The Tracking Board’s 2016 Oscar Predictions (Updated With The Latest Odds!)

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With the 88th Academy Awards fast approaching, we’ve compiled the latest odds from the top Vegas oddsmakers and applied our insider analysis to bring you our predictions for some of this year’s biggest races. Updated with the latest odds on 1.26.16!

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (01.25.16)

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With the East Coast buried under more than two feet of snow thanks to winter storm Jonas, The Revenant finally managed to take the top spot in its third week of wide release.

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The Complete List Of 2016 PGA Awards Winners

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Often considered the best predictor of which film will take home the Academy Award for Best Picture, the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards Ceremony took place Saturday, January 23, honoring this year’s outstanding films and television programs.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (1.22.16)

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Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let-go. There’s been a shake-up at Univision, two were upped at TruTV and Abrams introduced a new agent!

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (1.21.16)

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This weekend’s numbers may not be as nail-biting as last week’s, but there’s still room for a box office surprise. Ride Along 2 and The Revenant will maintain their positions easily against new entries Dirty Grandpa, The 5th Wave, and The Boy, which will all struggle to compete with Star Wars.

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