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Tom Petty Dead at 66, But Hollywood Will Help Ensure His Music Lives On Forever (Video)

Tom Petty TrioFor decades, Hollywood has turned to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to provide the perfect song for a number of films and television shows, though no one seems to have been a bigger fan than Cameron Crowe, who used Petty tunes in Jerry Maguire, Elizabethtown and We Bought a Zoo.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.02.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJudy Greer is in talks to join Jamie Lee Curtis in the “Halloween” film from Blumhouse. Greer would play the daughter of Curtis. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Final Update: “Kingsman” Will Indeed Repeat at #1 in Close Three-Way Race

AmericanMadeTNIt looks like a tight race for first place with all three movies estimated to make around $17 mill. for the weekend, but it’s unlikely that Tom Cruise’s “American Made” will be #1.

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If Rotten Tomatoes Is Hurting Movies at the Box Office, Is Not Screening for Critics the Answer?

Sony’s “Flatliners” is the latest movie to not have any critics’ screenings in advance. Going by its 0% Rotten Tomatoes score, it probably was a wise move… or was it?

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Will 2017 Be the Year of the Big Bucks Auteur or Will Big Ideas, Visions Hurt Movies at the Box Office?

Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” is only one side of the equation as Christopher Nolan and Denis Villeneuve are delivering larger-scale auteur films.

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This Weekend Might Be Closer to Call Than Expected with a Three-Way Race

threewaytieboxofficeTNWith Tom Cruise’s “American Made” doing well, and other movies dropping more than expected, it will be very close to see what wins the weekend. It definitely won’t be “Flatliners.”

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: Charlie Tahan on Channeling His Dark Side for “Super Dark Times”

Charlie TahanTahan may be young but he has already worked with acclaimed indie filmmakers such as Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine), Ira Sachs (Love Is Strange) and Todd Solondz (Wiener-Dog), so I think it’s a safe bet you’ll be seeing a lot more of him in the coming years.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.29.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptKristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong’o are being eyed to star in the Charlie’s Angels reboot being directed by Elizabeth Banks. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Telethons Lose Their Identity as Celebrities Overshadow the Cause

Telethon“Crowdfunding has made a splash with apps like GoFundMe, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so now that anyone can run their own mini-telethon by sourcing funds from friends and family, what’s the point of even having a telethon,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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On Yom Kippur, We Look to the Sins and Successes of 2017

Neil Turitz takes a moment to look on the bright side of a tough year to see what the industry got right.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.28.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptLisaGay Hamilton is joining Christian Bale and Amy Adams in the Dick Cheney biopic from Adam McKay. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Can Tom Cruise’s “American Made” Keep the Best September in History Going or Will “Flatliners” Flatline It?

americanmadeflatlinersTNCruise reteams with his “Edge of Tomorrow” director Doug Liman, while Ellen Page stars in a remake of the 1990 horror fave. Can either defeat the 1-2 punch of “Kingsman” and “It”?

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.27.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe Mindy Project actor Ike Barinholtz to star in and produce satirical thriller The Oath. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Launch Pad Alum Timothy Jay Smith Signs With Book Agent Mark Gottlieb at Trident Media Group

Timothy Jay Smith Trident Media GroupSmith’s manuscript THE FOURTH COURIER is described as A Most Wanted Man meets Bridge of Spies, and is a current Top 10 Finalist in the 2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.

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“Versailles” Infuses New Life into Season 2 with Help from Jessica Clark

palatine excerptThe Tracking Board sits down with producer Aude Albano and actor Jessica Clark to talk all things Versailles, which debuts its second season this weekend.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.26.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptIt’s Always Sunny creators land a production commitment for the comedy Cool Kids at Fox. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Launch Pad Alum Sarah Lampert Signs With UTA, Energy Entertainment

Sarah LampertLampert’s script I Love College is described as Greek meets Mean Girls, and it generated considerable buzz from the 2017 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, where it placed in the Top 25.

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Comic Creator Mark Millar on the Origins and Future of “Kingsman” and Millarworld

MarkMillarKingsman2TNWith new comics and a new deal with Netflix, the comic writer/creator finds himself shifting towards newer pastures while the spy action-comedy continues in capable hands.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.25.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptChevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, and Lewis Black are teaming up for the Netflix original comedy The Last Laugh. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is #1 While “Ninjago,” “Friend Request” Disappoint & “It” Holds Strong

Kingsman’s $39 million is lower than projections but still the 5th highest Sept. opener. With $266 million, “It” is the highest grossing horror film of all time (sans inflation).

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Casey Affleck, “Gilmore Girls” Creators Sign Overall Deals with Amazon Studios

affleckpalladinosTNAffleck won an Oscar for his role in the Amazon-released “Manchester by the Sea” while Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino are making “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” at the network.

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Under the Radar: “The Force” is a Riveting Doc about the Oakland Police Department Dealing with Change

Filmmaker Peter Nicks spent two years tailing the police department as they dealt with scandals and controversy in the face of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

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Why is Horror So Popular in the “45” Era?

With Warner Bros’ “It” killing at the box office and other 2017 horror hits like Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and Shyamalan’s “Split,” it seems like more than a coincidence.

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Weekend Update: “Kingsman” Should Win the Weekend With $40 Million or Slightly Less

Warners’ The LEGO Ninjago Movie not doing nearly as well and is likely to end up in third place to It in its third weekend.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.22.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptCBS is developing a new legal drama to tackle the issues of internet violence based on the true story of lawyer Carrie Goldberg. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Table Read My Screenplay Announces Winners of New Orleans Competition

New Orleans TrioTable Read My Screenplay’s Chicago winners will be announced in one week and the New Orleans winners will be having their script read at the upcoming New Orleans Film Festival in October. Also, submissions are currently being accepted for their Park City table read.

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Hollywood’s Lit Landscape Altered as Howie Sanders, Kassie Evashevski Exit UTA for New Roles at Anonymous Content

Anonymous Content UTAEvashevski has worked for UTA since 2007, while Sanders has been there twice as long. Both are major figures in the literary world, where Evashevski is known for brokering author Stephanie Meyer’s deals for her Twilight series.

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Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris on Recreating the “Battle of the Sexes”

The Oscar-nominated filmmakers of Little Miss Sunshine tackle the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) & Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).

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“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” Will Try to Take Down the Blockbuster “It”

The Stephen King adaptation finally has some competition from Matthew Vaughn’s action sequel and the latest LEGO family film, as well as the horror flick Friend Request.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.20.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSean Penn is teaming up with “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon with his first major television role in “The First” at Hulu. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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