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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (09.26.16)

magnificent-seven-tiff-excerptWhile 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.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (09.23.16)

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. There were multiple promotions at Viacom and Legendary created a new executive position to manage franchises.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (09.22.16)

Denzel Washington stars in MGM and Columbia Pictures' THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.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.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (09.19.16)

Sully ExcerptAs 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.

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11 of the Best Moments From the 68th Annual Emmy Awards

emmy-kimmel-excerptFrom 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.

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TIFF — “La La Land” Takes Home Audience Prize, Plus More Winners from the Festival

LLL d 29 _5194.NEFLa 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.

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Universal Announces Five Writers for Emerging Writers Fellowship

universal-studios-excerptUniversal Pictures has selected five writers for its annual Emerging Writers Fellowship, aimed at bolstering diverse talent within the studio’s ranks.

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The Winners Of The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards

excerptJimmy 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.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (09.16.16)

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. Several people have left their executive positions to pursue other opportunities and Bruce Rosenblum, previously at Legendary, is now a President at Disney-ABC.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (09.15.16)

Blair Witch ExcerptSully 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.

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The 2016 Emmys: Who Will Win and Who Should Win

Emmys ExcerptOften 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.

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Your Complete Guide to the 68th Annual Emmy Awards Parties and Events

68th-emmys excerptOn 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.

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2016 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Shortlist Announced

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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.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (09.12.16)

Sully ExcerptSully, the latest film from Clint Eastwood about real-life pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (played by Tom Hanks), may be about a crash-landing, but the film did anything but in its first weekend in theaters. Instead, the film absolutely soared to an opening of $35 million, well on its way to passing its $60 million budget, and far more than most experts were safely predicting.

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The Complete List of Winners from the 2016 Venice Film Festival

Emma Stone ExcerptThe Venice Film Festival recently concluded on Saturday and some of the best-reviewed films of the festival went home with big prizes, including Tom Ford’s second directorial outing with Nocturnal Animals and Damien Chazelle’s La La Land.

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The Tracking Board’s 2016 Emmys Pool Is Underway!

emmy 2016 excOur 2016 Emmys Pool is now closed! We will be announcing the winner shortly!

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The Complete List Of Winners from the 68th Creative Arts Emmys

Emmy ExcerptThis weekend, ahead of next week’s 68th Emmy Awards, marked the annual Creative Arts Emmys. While you can watch the edited version on FXX on the 17th, we’ve already got your complete list of winners here!

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (09.09.16)

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. Peter Moran has been upped to President at ABC Studios as he renews his contract, Stacey Snider has tapped Pam Levine to head up Worldwide Theatrical Marketing, and more!

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (09.08.16)

Sully ExcerptThis weekend will see a new film (Clint Eastwood’s Sully) claim the number one spot at the domestic box office. In fact, this weekend’s box office will have a lot of new blood, which is refreshing. New films open every week, but the box office has felt particularly stagnant as of late so to see three new titles in the top five is a good sight.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (09.06.16)

Pete's Dragon ExcerptOverall, Labor Day maintained its reputation as a quieter movie weekend, but it still had some surprises to discuss, including Pete’s Dragon surprising jump from sixth to fourth place as it nears a global box office of $100 million. Meanwhile, Don’t Breathe made sure to end the summer movie season on a high note.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (9.02.16)

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, including new vice president executives at large studios such as Sony and Fox.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (09.01.16)

Light Between Oceans ExcerptNewcomers The Light Between Oceans and Morgan will be able to place in this holiday weekend’s box office top five, but it still won’t be enough to topple Don’t Breathe. Still, the notoriously low-performing weekend won’t have a few surpass $20 million.

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Pacific Standard Co-Founders Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea Part Ways

reese bruna excerptPacific Standard co-founders Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea are parting ways, ending a five-year partnership which resulted in Oscar-nominated hits Gone Girl and Wild.

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Jackie Chan Among Those To Be Honored At Governors Awards

jackie-chan-excerptMartial arts action star Jackie Chan is among the talent to be presented with the Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors. The list of honorees also includes film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster, and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.

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Veteran Agent Cliff Roberts Exiting WME

cliff excerptLongtime WME agent and partner Cliff Roberts is exiting the agency he has called home for over a decade. Roberts’ clients include Adam McKay, Morten Tyldum, Liz Meriwether, and Kelly Oxford.

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The 2016 Student Academy Award Winners

Untitled design (9)The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards on Monday. This year, 17 students from colleges and universities around the world were selected from a record 1,749 submissions.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (08.29.16)

Don't Breathe ExcerptAs expected, Don’t Breathe, the new horror film from Fede Alvarez, knocked Suicide Squad from first place, but it did so with an unexpectedly high box office. Taking in a little over $26 million in its first three days, the film absolutely shattered expectations and further cemented the horror genre’s domination of the box office this year (alongside animation).

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (8.26.16)

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, including multiple hires at Pop network and a new executive position at Amazon Studios.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (08.25.16)

Don't BreatheAfter three weeks of dominating the box office, Suicide Squad is finally about to be dethroned. As we shake off the disappointing summer blockbuster season, smaller, more genre-focused films are bowing into theaters, including this weekend’s inevitable number one, the horror film Don’t Breathe.

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WME Acquires Lit Agency Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett

Girl on the Train ExcerptTalent agency WME has bought Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett (RWSG), the lit agency founded in 2000 behind upcoming works such as The Girl On The Train and The Snowman.

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