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Weekend Update: “Coco” Soundly Defeating “Justice League” Over Thanksgiving

CocoBoxOfficeTN2The latest Pixar Animation film is looking to gross close to $70 mill. over the five-day weekend, making it the fourth-biggest Thanksgiving opener for the studio.

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Pixar’s “Coco” Hopes to Continue Disney’s Thanksgiving Tradition

CocoBoxOfficeTNThe new animated feature from Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) is taking on the second weekend of Warners’ Justice League. Denzel Washington’s Roman J. Israel, Esq. also expands nationwide.

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John Lasseter Takes a Leave of Absence From Disney/Pixar, But It May Not Be So Temporary

John LasseterIt’s going to be hard for Lasseter to recover from these allegations, because the fact that he essentially functions as not just a studio head, but the head of two animation studios, only compounds the severity of the situation.

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Filmmaker Joe Lynch on the Catharsis of Making “Mayhem” (Interview)

MayhemTNThe action-comedy starring Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead is now playing on digital platforms.

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Richard Linklater Flies the Flag For a Sequel… That Isn’t Really a Sequel (Interview)

LinklaterLFFTNBryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne and Steve Carell star in the road dramedy about three military men off to bury one of their sons who was killed in the Iraq War.

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“Justice League” Gets Little Justice at Box Office, While “Wonder” Astounds

JLWrapUpTNWhile Warner Bros’ latest failed to find the success of previous DCEU movies, the adaptation of Raquel Palacio’s novel far exceeded all expectations and early predictions.

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Actor Woody Harrelson is Killing It This Year

WoodyHarrelsonTNThe Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated actor appeared in five very different movies this year, creating interesting and very different characters for each movie.

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Weekend Update: “Justice League” Disappointing Compared to the Impressive Opening for “Wonder”

JusticeLeagueTNWarner Bros’ holiday tentpole probably won’t make $100 million this weekend, as Justice League grossed less than half what Batman v Superman made its first Friday.

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Why the Series Premiere of “The Punisher” Is a Standalone Episode (SPOILERS)

the punisher “I just wanted to spend the first episode just with Frank, getting under the skin of this guy,” Steve Lightfoot told Tracking Board.

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If You Want to Break Into Hollywood These Days, Start a Podcast

Neil Podcast Column“Podcasts are sort of perfect for TV adaptations, since they have set story structures, they’re often serialized, and they come with a built-in audience, which is exactly what IP-hungry networks are looking for,” writes Neil Turitz.

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Rob Reiner Talks “LBJ,” “Shock and Awe” and Current Politics (Interview)

LBJInterview1TN The director of A Few Good Men and Misery tackles more serious political fare in his latest films.

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“My Friend Dahmer” Director Marc Meyers on the Coming-of-Age of a Serial Killer (Interview)

MyFriendDahmerTNThe high school drama stars Ross Lynch as Dahmer during his senior year in high school, setting the stage for the murderer he would become.

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“Justice League” Looks to Dominate the Weekend, but Is It Too Late to Win Back the Fans?

JusticeLeagueBoxOfficeTN Lionsgate’s Wonder and Sony’s animated The Star offer minimal counter-programming with the former likely to break out.

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“Daddy’s Home 2” Runs “Orient Express” Off the Tracks In Race for Second Place

Daddys Home 2Disney/Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok predictably won the weekend with $57.1 million, representing a larger-than-expected 53.5 percent drop. Justice League won’t help matters next weekend, but Taika Waititi’s sequel has already passed Thor: The Dark World in the box office history books.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (11.10.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PM Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Marc Shmuger announces his departure from EuropaCorp leaving company Founder Luc Besson to fill in as interim Chief Executive starting January 1st.

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Hollywood’s Serial Sexual Offenders, and Why the First Step Towards Societal Change Is Admitting We Have a Problem

Louis CK“This town has run on sexism for decades, but I can see that the collective tolerance for that power dynamic has run its course. As more men confess their crimes, and they are crimes, we’ll have real proof that we’re evolving,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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Table Read My Screenplay Announces Winners of Chicago Competition

Read My Screenplay ChicagoCongratulations to Boulevard scribe Julie Pedersen and In Case of Emergency writer Molly Gardner, both of whom wrote scripts about moms eager to do good in the world.

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Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” to Derail “Orient Express,” “Daddy’s Home 2”

Thor: RagnarokOn the specialty side, Fox Searchlight opens Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri on four screens, and it could very well end up challenging Lady Bird for this year’s per-screen average crown.

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“Thor: Ragnarok” Enjoys Thunderous Opening Weekend as Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” Posts Year’s Highest Per-Screen Average

Halloween may be over, but Lionsgate hung on to 3rd and 4th place thanks to “Jigsaw” and “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” which finished behind “A Bad Moms Christmas.”

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Brett Ratner Allegations Complicate RatPac’s Relationship With Warner Bros. and the Release of “Justice League”

Thanks to his friendship with Australian billionaire James Packer, Ratner shifted from Hack Director into Big Time Producer over the past decade, but now his legacy hangs in the balance along with a $450 million co-financing deal.

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Megan Colligan Exits Paramount Following a String of Flops, Alleging “Gender Bias” On Her Way Out the Door

George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” and Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” probably looked good on paper, but they certainly didn’t do her any favors.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (11.03.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptChelsea Handler and Mary McCormack are teaming up with Hulu to develop the single-camera comedy “Unspeakable”. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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As Disney Prepares to Release “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the Studio Appears All Too Eager to Embrace the Dark Side

In addition to antagonizing theater owners with a lopsided split of ticket sales, the company has banned the Los Angeles Times from screenings.

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“Thor: Ragnarok” Set to Hulk Out at the Box Office, Leaving “Bad Moms” to Settle for Second Place

On the arthouse side, it’s actually a good weekend to be an adult at the movies, as this weekend sees the release of Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” and Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (11.02.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptNatalie Portman joins the voice cast of the animated feature “Foxy Trotter” and “Glow” actor Alex Rich is set to play Picasso in NatGeo’s “Genius”. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Tom Ortenberg to Exit Open Road Films After Guiding the Company to a Best Picture Win for “Spotlight”

Under Ortenberg’s leadership, Open Road released some really good movies, including “Nightcrawler,” “End of Watch,” “The Grey,” “Snowden” and “Bleed for This.”

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Veteran Literary Agent David Boxerbaum Leaves Paradigm for Verve (Exclusive)

After five years at Paradigm, the spec king is heading to new offices, though at this point, it’s unclear which of his clients will follow.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (11.01.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerpt“The White Queen” scribe Emma Frost is set to adapt John Elder’s book “Switched on: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening”. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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YouTube Has Google Bankrolling It, But Will That Be Enough? (Network Series)

YouTube has made it clear that it is trying to emulate Amazon’s success on the film side and that it intends to challenge Netflix on the TV side.

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KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD Review: “Brutal Acts of Kindness”

Season 1, Episode 5 – Kevin helps a woman in need while Reese tries to discover his secret; meanwhile, Yvette begins to experience the full spectrum of human emotion.

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