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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (08.04.17)

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. Sony Pictures TV Studios gets an overhaul as chief Tony Vinciquerra promotes a trio from within to run the TV production division.

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Who Will Benefit Most From the Success of “Baby Driver”?

babydriverexcerptWith Edgar Wright’s latest movie grossing over $100 million worldwide, we examine the parties who are most likely to be the biggest winners thanks to their involvement in his 22-year passion project.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.03.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptRichard Madden is teaming up with Gillian Jacobs for the feature film Ibiza from Netflix, while Girls Trip star Regina Hall joins the Black Lives Matter film The Hate U Give. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Dark Tower” Will Rise Above the Rest at Box Office, But Not By Much

darktowerexcerptSony Pictures is relying heavily on a Stephen King adaptation starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey to endits summer on a high note, but will the competition from Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit be too much for it?

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.02.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptLiza Koshy is set to co-host the revival of TRL as well as developing projects with MTV after inking a deal with the network. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Broad Green Lets Go of 50 Projects, Lays Off 15 People as Indie Distributor Revamps Following Flops

Broad Green HammondsThe Hammond brothers have made mistakes, but unlike Relativity, those mistakes are only coming back to haunt them, rather than outside investors, since they built Broad Green with their own money and will keep it going as long as their blockbuster bank accounts can sustain the strain.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (08.01.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptEmma Roberts reunites with Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story for the new season and Courtney Love joins the J.T. Leroy biopic, JT. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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July 2017 Agency Moves, From Katie Couric and Mark Boal to the Director of “Insurgent”

July Agency MovesParadigm enjoyed a strong month of signings highlighted by Cesar Millan, the “Dog Whisperer” and TV personality who’s an appealing family-friendly brand with more than a million Twitter followers. The agency also signed Miranda Richardson, who could be an Oscar contender this year.

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: “Landline” Star Abby Quinn on Her First Sex Scene, Dancing on Camera and Working With Jenny Slate

Abby Quinn LandlineThe 21-year-old actress was just cast in the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, and she said she looks to Ellen Page and Shailene Woodley for inspiration.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.31.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptOscar-winner Marlee Matlin joins ABC’s hit FBI thriller Quantico and Hartley Sawyer joins Team Flash as the Elongated Man. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Emoji Movie” Gets a Frownie Face as “Dunkirk” Wins Close Box Office Race

emojiboxofficeexcerpt2The last weekend of July saw a potential horse race for first place between Sony’s new animated film and Christopher Nolan’s WWII movie.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.28.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptI Feel Pretty, The S—heads, and My Dinner with Herve all add to their casts while Welle Entertainment options the rights to the novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.27.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJennifer Aniston is reteaming with her Friends‘ sibling, Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon, on a TV series about the world of morning television shows. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Look for “The Emoji Movie” to Poop on “Dunkirk,” “Atomic Blonde” to Overperform

EmojiBlondeCharlize Theron’s action movie has been building good buzz since SXSW, but it won’t open nearly as well as Angelina Jolie’s Salt or Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.26.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptPaul Feig has cast Henry Golding as the male lead opposite Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick in A Simple Plan. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Lupita Nyong’o is the New Master of Comic-Con Disguise

lupita nyongo2 Missing Comic-Con? Bummed you missed out on comic-con? Praise whatever higher power you believe in for video recorders and Internet connections. The weekend might be over, but fans are still getting some surprises.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.25.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJared Leto is circling Bloodshot and Tom Hardy boards the Bosnian War film My War Gone By, I Miss it So. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.24.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJohn Wells is set to helm the Vietnam drama Khe Sanh while Fox Searchlight has tapped Dome Karukoski to direct a J.R.R. Tolkien biopic. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Dunkirk” Dominated the Box Office, But “Girls Trip” Still “Won” the Weekend

Dunkirk ReviewSTX stuck to its guns by releasing Valerian in mid-July, surrounded by franchise films and Christopher Nolan’s latest. Sure enough, it wound up dead in the water, posting the same opening weekend number as The Fifth Element 20 years ago. Not good, and all the foreign pre-sales in the world won’t make it a winner.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.21.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJoseph Reitman has landed the villainous role in Syfy’s upcoming series Happy! and IDW has optioned Harper Voyager’s novel Awakened. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (07.21.17)

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. Carolyn McCall has been named the CEO of ITV, the first female ever named to the role.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.20.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDC’s Shazam! is headed into production early 2018 and Jimmy Smits is headed to How to Get Away with Murder in a major recurring role. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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War Will Reign Supreme Once More at Box Office as “Dunkirk” Leads the Pack

Dunkirk ReviewDunkirk will win the box office, but will it be enough to put Christopher Nolan back into some film fans’ good graces? Elsewhere, Girls Trip will soar while Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets will struggle under the weight of its budget and appealing to general audiences.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.19.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptValerian‘s Dane DeHaan is set to play Billy the Kid and a familiar face will be returning for The X-Files Season 11. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.18.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBen Affleck leaves the Netflix thriller Triple Frontier and rising star Storm Reid joins David Oyelowo in a Blumhouse project. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Girls Trip” Director Malcolm D. Lee Signs First-Look Deal With Universal

Malcolm D Lee UniversalGirls Trip stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish, and could take some wind out of the box office sails of its big-budget competitors Dunkirk and Valerian.

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“Apes” Star Andy Serkis Proves Motion-Capture Actors Deserve Awards Love Too

Andy Serkis Apes OscarMo-cap work demands more of actors emotionally, physically and mentally, because they are using their imagination to create the environment, establish relationships and set the scene. The visual effects exist to serve the physical performance, not “enhance” it, writes John Rocha.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.17.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBen Stiller and Dev Patel are teaming up to star in Chippendales about the infamous strip club, and Christina Hendricks is headlining the maternal comedy Egg. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“War for the Planet of the Apes” Conquers the Box Office, but Numbers Are Down Overall

Twentieth Century Fox's "War for the Planet of the Apes."War for the Planet of the Apes conquered the box office, well above Spider-Man: Homecoming, which was the big question of the weekend, but both films still made around $10 million less each than expected.

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Doug Robinson Signs Overall Deal With Sony Pictures Television, Hires Alison Greenspan

Doug Robinson Alison GreenspanGreenspan is known for female-driven projects such as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Best of Me.

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