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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.12.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptMartin Scorses rounds out the cast for his upcoming film The Irishman and the Scarface remake has lost its director. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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While Waiting for the “Game of Thrones'” Premiere, Watch Kit Harington’s Auditions and a Lively Parody Series (Things We Love)

Kit Harington GOT Audition ExcerptEager for HBO’s acclaimed series Game of Thrones to return? While the light at the end of the tunnel is finally in sight (the show returns this Sunday), we have some truly amusing videos to tide you over in the meantime.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.11.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptNetflix is adapting a graphic novel as its latest live-action original series and the Transformers spinoff about Bumblebee has found its male lead. 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 (07.10.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptEva Longoria is producing a remake of Chilean comedy Sin Filtro. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Flies High Above the Competition to a Stunning $117 Million Opening

Spider-Man Homecoming ExcerptMovies fell into their predicted spots at the box office over the weekend, but Spider-Man: Homecoming surprised with an astonishing $117 million opening. Also, Wonder Woman, with $368.4 million, has officially become the tenth-highest superhero film domestically of all time.

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Paramount Animation Taps DWA Alum Mireille Soria as President

Mireille Soria Paramount AnimationIn her new role, Soria will be responsible for all operations of the animation group from creative development to release. She’ll also work closely with the Viacom teams to develop animated features.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.07.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe episode titles and plot descriptions of the first three episodes of Game of Thrones’ upcoming season have been revealed. 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 (07.07.17)

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. Nickelodeon made multiple promotions, while Bedonna Smith has assumed the new role of Executive Producer of Activism at Anonymous Content.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.06.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSamuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury in Captain Marvel and Justin Baldoni of Jane the Virgin is getting his own talk show. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Could Soar to $100 Million in Its Opening Weekend

spiderman-excerptShould all go according to plan at the box office this weekend, Spider-Man: Homecoming will become the fourth movie of the year to crack $100 million in its opening weekend.

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Launch Pad, “Hitman” Producer Adrian Askarieh Partner for Competition’s Guaranteed Option Prize

Launch Pad 2017Prime Universe Films joins a growing list of high-profile industry partners that have included Scott Free Productions, Michael De Luca Productions and Vertigo Entertainment, all of which have optioned projects from previous competitions.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (07.05.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBill Nighy and Catherine Keener join the cast of BBC’s Ordeal by Innocence adaptation, while Annette Bening will serve as Venice’s International Jury President. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Despicable Me 3” and “Baby Driver” Dominated the Holiday Weekend

despicable-3-excerptThe 5-day Independence Day holiday weekend went more or less as expected, although several films performed higher than many of the predictions had them making. Two newcomers, Despicable Me 3 and Edgar Wright’s new original film, Baby Driver, led the weekend, both overperforming (at least in their five-day earnings).

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.30.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actor Tituss Burgess boards John Asher’s comedy I Hate Kids and The Carmichael Show comes to an end after 3 seasons. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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June 2017 Agency Moves, From Aaron Sorkin and Aaron Rodgers to the New “Deadpool 2” Villain

Aaron Sorkin Taylor Sheridan CAAICM Partners signed Terry Zwigoff (Bad Santa), a really interesting director who Hollywood doesn’t seem to know what to do with anymore.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (06.30.17)

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. FX and BET have made multiple promotions and Jon Hookstratten joins Sony from Fox.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.29.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptTyler Perry is set to star as pioneering African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux in an upcoming biopic at HBO. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Despicable Me 3” and “Baby Driver” Will Zoom to Great Heights Over the Holiday Weekend

baby-driver-excerptAnother holiday weekend, another box office analysis. Set to lead the five-day weekend is the fourth installment in Universal and Illumination’s Despicable Me franchise, following the first two films and the Minions spin-off. Edgar Wright’s new film, Baby Driver, is also shaping up to lead the way after a solid start Tuesday evening.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.28.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerpt Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s hit series Black-ish has been tapped to write Fox’s Russell Simmons biopic Life And Def: Sex Drugs Money + God. 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: Ryan Simpkins Poised for Breakout Summer Between “The House,” “Brigsby Bear”

Ryan Simpkins The HouseAfter playing the daughter of Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the forthcoming New Line comedy, Simpkins will be seen playing Kyle Mooney’s sister in the Sundance sensation co-starring her Star Wars hero Mark Hamill.

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Chris Pratt, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth Join Chris Pine In… The Academy

Chris Trio Joins AcademyWith actors like Dwayne Johnson, Simon Pegg and Riz Ahmed joining the club, plus directors Jordan Peele and Joss Whedon and longtime publicist Bumble Ward, the Academy definitely got a lot cooler today.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.27.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptTrue Blood alum Ryan Kwanten joins The Oath and Lizzy Caplan boards the forthcoming Das Boot TV series. 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 (06.26.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptOscar-winning actress Sissy Spacek and Suburgatory alumna Jane Levy join Hulu’s upcoming psychological horror drama series Castle Rock from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Transformers 5” Marks Lowest Opening for Franchise, “The Big Sick” Scores in Just 5 Theaters

big-sick-excerptThe weekend before a long holiday held some surprises, and surprising success stories, at the box office. As expected, Transformers: The Last Knight had the smallest opening of the five films in the franchise, while Wonder Woman, 47 Meters Down, and indie rom-com The Big Sick scored big.

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11 True Stories Begging for an Adaptation

billie holliday excerptNon-fiction works are great to scour for new ideas and we’ve found some of the best! From eccentric inventors to forgotten history to hippos, here are 11 pieces ready and waiting for an adaptation for the big or small screen.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.23.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptTommy Lee Jones is in final talks to star with Brad Pitt in the James Gray sci-fi epic Ad Astra. 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 (06.23.17)

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. CBS promoted several of their daytime executives and Julie Fontaine has left Lionsgate to head up Netflix’s film publicity department.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.22.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptGillian Jacobs, Phoebe Robinson, and Vanessa Bayer have been tapped to star in the Netflix comedy Ibiza and the Jurassic World sequel gets a title. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Transformers: The Last Knight” to Lead Weekend, Despite Lowest Opening for the Franchise

Optimus Prime in TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, from Paramount Pictures.Transformers may be one of the most critically maligned film franchises in history but that hasn’t stopped its successful box office streak. To date, the five Michael Bay-directed films, have made a total of $3.78 billion worldwide, but it’s looking like this newest installment may start showing signs of audience fatigue. Plus, Wonder Woman is on track to become the highest-grossing film directed by a woman worldwide.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.21.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptArmie Hammer signs on to Boots Riley’s first film Sorry to Bother You and Downton Abbey is set fo the big screen. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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