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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.24.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAn actor from Sing Street joins the Han Solo film and Fear the Walking Dead loses its showrunner. 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 (03.24.17)

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. RuPaul’s company World of Wonder has made several hires and promotions this week and Lauren Celinski is moving from E! to Lifetime.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.23.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSeth Rogen and James Franco are developing a ’90s teen drama at Hulu, while Netflix is working on a modern-day Biblical drama. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Newcomers Will Be No Match for the Magic of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Box Office

Beauty and the Beast ExcerptNo amount of action, popular IPs, or fun, charismatic leads in space will be able to knock Beauty and the Beast off its very high throne. And this is only the beginning for Disney, who has four more blockbusters opening this year: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Extends Contract Through Mid-2019

Bob Iger ExcerptThe Walt Disney Pictures Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has extended his contract with the company through July of 2019. The announcement was expected as the company has been looking for his successor for some now, but been met with various setbacks.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.22.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptLaura Dern circling a role in the forthcoming JT Leroy biopic and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie is looking to join the cast of Darkest Minds. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board and Roadmap Writers Opens New Set of Pitch Sessions

Roadmap TB ExcerptThe Tracking Board is excited to announce another opportunity with Roadmap Writers for screenwriters to pitch both film and television scripts to four of the best Hollywood insiders in the business.

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The State of the Comic Book Industry (Part Five)

Faith Comic ExcerptValiant Entertainment is, in fact, not just surviving in the marketplace, it’s actually thriving. Thanks to a specific strategy to publish a limited amount of books each month, thereby focusing on quality storytelling over quantity of market share, a company that only began its latest run of publications five years ago now averages higher sales per book than any other publisher outside of the Big Two.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.21.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSons of Anarchy alum and Luke Cage star Theo Rossi boards Ghosts of War and Battle of the Sexes starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell gets a release date. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: Isabella Amara on Her Breakout Role in “Wilson,” Woody Harrelson’s College Advice and the Magic of Sundance

Isabella Amara WilsonThe 18-year-old actress tells the Tracking Board about the film’s audition process, her magical experience at Sundance and whether college is in her plans during this very exciting time in her life.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.20.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptChris Evans set to star in spy drama Red Sea Diving Resport and cult film Spring Breakers to become a digital series. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Beauty and the Beast” Shatters Numerous Box Office Records to Become the #1 Movie

Beauty and the Beast ExcerptDisney’s latest blockbuster, Beauty and the Beast, not only opened to an astonishing $174 million, beating Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s record March opening with ease, but also opened high enough to become the seventh highest domestic opening of all time. It joins five other Disney films in the top ten of domestic openings.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.17.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSam Elliott joins Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in the upcoming A Star is Born remake and the Getty family limited series Trust moves ahead at FX. 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 (03.17.17)

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. Focus Features production president Jim Burke is departing and Mike Clements has been named the president of Chris Hardwick’s new production company.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.16.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBlumhouse has set their next film as a horror project starring Lucy Hale and Saturday Night Live is going to test simultaneous broadcasting. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Beauty and the Beast” Premiere Looks to Break Box Office Records This Weekend

beauty-and-the-beast-excerptDisney is set to have a great weekend at the box office. Not only will Beauty and the Beast open as the biggest film of 2017 so far, it also has a good chance of breaking at least one box office record. Plus, Moana is poised to cross $600 million worldwide.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.15.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe Good Fight has been renewed for Season 2 and two co-stars from The Office are re-teaming in a movie. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The State of the Comic Book Industry (Part Four)

Maus ExcerptIt used to be that the automatic response a non-comic book reader had to the genre was the connection to Superman and Batman and Spider-Man and all the rest. Now things have changed quite a bit and there is no denying that the medium has evolved, allowing for more daring and interesting forms of storytelling.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.14.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAmazon Studios acquires a new movie and Edward James Olmos will return for Blade Runner 2049. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Must-Stream Movies and Shows New on Netflix in March

unnamedNetflix is celebrating the dawn of spring with a fresh infusion of content, both classic and original. Classic comedies, enthralling docs, and long-awaited shows are just part of updated menu that subscribers will be able to enjoy.

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Netflix and Producer Scott Stuber Officially Tie the Knot, Signaling Big Things to Come

Scott Stuber NetflixThe streaming service has a busy year ahead as it prepares to release Brad Pitt’s War Machine, Will Smith’s Bright and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Okja.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.13.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSony has given the long-awaited sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo a release date, and Netflix renews A Series of Unfortunate Events. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Kong: Skull Island” Stomps Its Way to the Top of the Box Office and “Get Out” Becomes Fastest Blumhouse Film to Reach $100 million

get-out-excerptFor the second weekend in a row, our estimates for the weekend’s top film were drastically off, showing the way that blockbusters based on existing IPs still dominate, even with an arguably weak marketing push, and that the year’s slow start is starting to wane. Plus, Get Out is now Blumhouse Productions’ second-highest film.

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Relive Your Favorite Walter White Moments with “Breaking Bad – The Movie” (Things We Love)

breaking-bad-the-movieThough it ended back in 2013, Breaking Bad remains one of the most popular and critically acclaimed television shows, held up as a barometer for other hour-longs to compare themselves to. Now, two fans are proving what makes the series so good, yet again, with Breaking Bad – The Movie.

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The Dangers of Counting Too Heavily on Foreign Dollars

GreyThe American film industry has been relying more on foreign money than ever before, which has been beneficial in some ways but could become harmful in the future. Neil Turitz has evaluated why these companies should be cautious in putting so much faith in international investors.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.10.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJohn Cena will return in the sequel to Daddy’s Home. and AMC released the premiere date for season two of Preacher. 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 (03.10.17)

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. Lily Neumeyer has been promoted to head of development for both MTV and VH1 and Paramount has upped Brad Gardner’s role.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.09.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptKerry Washington and Nathan Fillion join the voice cast of Cars 3 and HBO pulls an interesting stunt to announce the Season 7 premiere date of Game of Thrones. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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It Will Be Mutants vs. Giant Apes at the Box Office This Weekend with “Logan” Poised to Emerge Victorious

kong-excerptThe second weekend of March sees one of the first epic box office showdowns of the year: Logan vs. Kong: Skull Island. That’s right, it’s clawed and telepathic mutants facing off against giant apes in a jungle decidedly similar to Apocalypse Now and the Vietnam War. So who will win?

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Web Series Creator Ben Rodriguez Is Ready to Start a “Pushy Riot”

Ben Rodriguez ExcerptCristian Barros interviews Ben Rodriguez on the creation of his new digital series, Pushy Riots, a buddy adventure story with a unique voice. Rodriguez discusses why digital is the new platform for creators as well as the challenges it poses.

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