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David Gordon Green’s “Stronger” Takes on a Personal True Story with Jake Gyllenhaal

The acclaimed indie filmmaker talks about the inspirational true story of Boston Marathon victim Jeff Bauman, directing Danny McBride’s Vice Principals and remaking Halloween.

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“It” Wins a Second Weekend, Demolishing All Newcomers

itboxofficeTNIts estimated $60 million is a record 2nd weekend for an R-rated movie, but it’s also higher than the Sept. opening record.

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Weekend Update: “It” Set for 2nd Weekend Record at #1

With $19.2 million on Friday, New Line’s Stephen King adaptation is looking at a 2nd weekend take of $55 million or more.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.15.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAmblin Partners have tapped Courtney Hoffman to helm the female-driven actioner Ruthless. 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 (09.15.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMNetflix nabs Melissa Cobb from DreamWorks to head up children’s programming following announcement of Disney library leaving the streaming site. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.14.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBen Schwartz joins Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart in the Universal comedy feature Night School. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“American Assassin,” Jennifer Lawrence’s “Mother!” Have a Tough Battle Against Second Weekend of “It”

americanassassinTNThe question now is if having a huge blockbuster kicking off the month of Sept. will help the overall box office or will It steamroll over any attempted competition? Two movies will try to enter this extremely intense early fall box office to find out.

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“Brad’s Status” Filmmaker Mike White Teams Up With Ben Stiller For a More Personal Film

BradsStatusTNThe acclaimed indie screenwriter behind School of Rock, The Good Girl and HBO’s Enlightened directs only his second feature which has Stiller’s character going through a mid-life crisis while touring colleges with his son.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.13.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptTim Miller is set to direct the sixth installment of the Terminator franchise. 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 (09.12.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptGlee‘s Jane Lynch and Girls alum Andrew Rannells are teaming up for guest starring roles on the upcoming Will & Grace revival. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Manuscript Competition Unveils Top 25

top 25 annoucement excerptOver half of this year’s Top 25 come from female authors, and a handful are written by authors hailing from countries abroad. From fantastical young adult fare to sci-fi adventure epics, the Top 25 manuscripts feature an array of genres, ranging from rom-coms to dark comedies to the darkest of thrillers.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.11.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSNL‘s Mike Meyers is eyeing a role in Bryan Singer’s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“It” Quite Definitively Sets a Bunch of New Records

it excerpt 2Nearly doubling the previous opening record for a horror movie and setting a new Sept. opening record with its opening day gross, Warner Bros’ hit Stephen King adaptation is already turning things around from the weaker summer.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.08.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptMaze Runner director Wes Ball is in talks with 20th Century Fox to helm the live-action/VFX hybrid feature Mouse Guard. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“It” Filmmakers Andy and Barbara Muschietti Write Their Terrifying Love Letter to Stephen King

itmovieTNThe brother and sister filmmaking team impressed Guillermo del Toro so much with their short Mama he helped them turn it into a feature. Now, they’ve been tasked with turning Stephen King’s popular 1986 novel into a movie that can scare a new generation of kids.

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“It” is Finally Here, and “It” Is Going to be Huge!

itboxofficeTNMama director Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s coming-of-age horror novel finally hits theaters. While we know it’s going to break and set new records, how much can it possibly make its opening weekend?

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“You’re the Worst” Showrunner on Whether Edgar and Lindsay Are the New Jimmy and Gretchen

ytw edgar and lindsay small “I don’t think they’re destined to be a great romance,” FXX showrunner Stephen Falk tells Tracking Board.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.06.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptFernando Meirelles has signed on to direct City of God starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce for Netflix. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Neal Moritz and His Original Film Banner Heading to Paramount Once Sony Deal Expires in 2019

Neal MoritzThe producer of the Fast and Furious and Jump Street franchises will have a second-look deal with Paramount, effective immediately.

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“You’re the Worst” Showrunner: Season 4 Is the “Boy Loses Girl” Section of the Rom Com

you're the worst renewal small “We’re in ‘Rachel and Ross take a break.’ We’re in the troubled part,” showrunner Stephen Falk tells Tracking Board of the upcoming season.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.05.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe Daily Show with Trevor Noah has added comedian Dulce Sloan to the news team. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Universal’s Distribution Chief Nick Carpou to Retire After 35 Years at the Studio

Nick CarpouJim Orr will take over Carpou’s post, while Peter Levinsohn will take on an expanded role at the studio, which is having a strong year thanks to microbudget hits such as Split and Get Out.

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Should Movie Theaters Be Looking at TV Content To Fill Seats?

inhumansTNAs IMAX and ABC attempt to premiere Marvel’s The Inhumans as an IMAX experience a month before its television premiere, Edward Douglas looks at why this might be the start of what could be a successful venture, given the right material.

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The Worst Labor Day Weekend in Decades Wasn’t a Complete Wash-Out

hitmanbodyguardexcerptThere was definitely a good news and bad news scenario at the box office this Labor Day weekend. While it was one of the worst showings for the four-day holiday in two decades, many returning movies still fared well including Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the only movie this summer to be #1 at the box office three weekends in a row.

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How Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist Affected Me and So Many Others

hooperpoltergeistTN A week after the director’s death, Edward Douglas reexamines the legacy of his 1982 horror film Poltergeist, which has been hugely influential on many of the ghost movies being released these days.

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Weekend Update: Returning Movies Doing Well, New Movies Not So Much

windriverboTNLionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard is looking to threepeat with a strong showing over Labor Day, while movies like Wind River and Dunkirk are faring significantly better than new movies Tulip Fever and Hazlo Come Hombre.

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“Default” Scribe Hannah Rae Dillon Signs With Manager Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment

Energy Entertainment LogoSet in the near future, the sci-fi drama follows an artificially intelligent robot who decides to propose to his human girlfriend. However, a series of events show him just how unequal he still is in society, and hint at a coming revolution amongst those like him.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.01.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptHBO drops K’Naan Warsame pilot Mogadishu, Minnesota, executive produced by Warsame and Detroit director Kathryn Bigelow. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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August 2017 Agency Moves, From Roseanne Barr and Missy Elliott to Three Up-and-Coming Actresses

Roseanne and Missy CAA and WME signed a trio of up-and-coming actresses in Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time), Grace Van Patten (Tramps) and Letitia Wright, the latter of whom will be seen in Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ready Player One and the fourth season of Black Mirror.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (09.01.17)

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. Paramount players has made its first executive hires with the additions of Ali Bell and Matt Dines who will serve as EVPs reporting to Brian Robbins.

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