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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.30.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptHeather Graham’s “Half Magic” heads into AFM with North American deal and Arclight Films looking to make worldwide deals. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Young & Hungry No More — A Look Back At Young & Hungry Alums

Just days away from the release of this year’s Young & Hungry List, we wanted to recognize some of the best scribes featured over the past seven years since the list’s creation.

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Marc Forster on Making the More Personal Independent Drama “All I See is You” (Interview)

AllISeeIsYouBlakeTNBlake Lively and Jason Clarke star in the moody character-based film that shows off another side of the “World War Z” filmmaker.

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“Jigsaw” Might Be Weekend Winner but It’s Overshadowed by “Thor’s” Overseas Opening

Lionsgate’s attempt to reboot their horror franchise falls short, but “Thank You For Your Service” and “Suburbicon” are massive bombs.

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What Kind of Chance Does “Justice League” Have at the Box Office?

JusticeLeagueBOTNAnalyzing the pros and cons of Warner Bros’ biggest make or break movie of the fall/holiday movie season.

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Weekend Update: “Jigsaw” Topping a Dreary Box Office Full of Mega-Bombs

jigswboupdateTNGeorge Clooney, Matt Damon might have the biggest bomb of their careers with the Paramount dark comedy “Suburbicon.”

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.27.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptIFC acquires biopic “Mary Shelley” starring Elle Fanning and “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams. 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 (10.27.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMWomen are earning themselves top positions across the town including Samie Kim Falvey, Franci Calfo, Jillian Apfelbaum, and Lauren Whitney. 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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When Movies Stars Don’t Happen: Michael Fassbender

Are studios wasting money on talent like Michael Fassbender when they’re guaranteed to get audiences with popular IPs?

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.26.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptNBC and Jennifer Lopez are in the works on a half-hour, dance comedy with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and David Holden. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Ruben Östlund Addresses the Monkey in the Room in His Dark Comedy “The Square” (Interview)

rubenostlundTNSweden’s Oscar entry already won the Palme D’Or at Cannes, and U.S. audiences will finally have a chance to see it after a lengthy festival run.

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Last Weekend of October Offers Return of “Jigsaw” but Mixed Bag Otherwise

JigsawBOTNThe horror sequel stands the best chance over weekend before Halloween, but does Matt Damon + George Clooney + Julianne Moore = a bomb?

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.25.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe CW looks to add to their dramedy slate with the addition of “Near Beth Experience” from “Revenge” showrunner Mike Kelley. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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What’s on the Table if The Weinstein Company Sells or Closes Up Shop?

A look at all the movies in development, production or post-production at the company, which is reeling from the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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BloodList 2017: A Home Invasion, a Deadly Virus, the Occult and Airbnb for Haunted Houses

This year’s BloodList features horror veterans such as Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer (“Starry Eyes”) and Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala (“Goodnight Mommy”), as well as the buzzy Nazi-hunting thriller “Ruin,” which has Gal Gadot attached to star.

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Maggie Betts on How An Obsession with Nuns Turned into “Novitiate” (Interview)

NovitiateExcerptThe drama starring Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, and Julianne Nicholson opens in select cities Friday.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.24.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptRegina King is reuniting with Barry Jenkins for his next project, “If Beale Street Could Talk”. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Tyler Perry’s “Boo 2” Wins a Weekend With Way Too Many Movies

Boo2BORTNGerard Butler’s “Geostorm” fizzles but still does better than three other star-led movies.

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Weekend Update: Tyler Perry’s New Madea Movie Doing Best In a Disappointing Weekend

Boo2BoxOfficeUpdateTN“Geostorm” should take second place, but everything else is doing rather poorly.

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Is Hollywood Finally Throwing Out the Casting Couch?

the road to hollywoodIt’s time to demolish the casting couch and the only way to do this is to hold the guilty parties accountable.

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Taran Killam on Making “Killing Gunther” with Arnold Schwarzenegger (Interview)

KillingGuntherTaranKillamTNThe former “Saturday Night Live” cast member writes and directs the action-comedy.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.19.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe CW developing DC comic “Project 13” with Elizabeth Banks. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Tyler Perry is Back with Another Madea Halloween Movie Which Should Be #1 by Default

boxofficepreview1020TNOther movies offer star power galore but is that enough to make a mark in a weekend with far too many movies?

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.18.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptMindy Kaling signs on to executive produce a pair of comedies at NBC with the creative team behind “The Mindy Project”. 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 (10.17.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptVanessa Hudgens joins Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini in the romantic comedy “Second Act”. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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CBS Announces Eight Writers for 2017 – 2018 Mentoring Program

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Now in its 14th year, the program provides mentorships, access and opportunity for eight participants selected from 1,300 applicants.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.16.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptThe Night Of star Riz Ahmed is set to topline Netflix’s adaptation of “Hamlet” in the title role. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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In Hollywood, We’ll Tolerate You Only as Long as We Need You

There have been numerous scandals in Tinseltown that have damaged careers, but there’s a basic tenet as to why some are able to return to glory and others, like Harvey Weinstein, cannot.

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Alexandre Philippe Explains How Doc “78/52” Delves So Deeply into Hitchcock’s “Psycho” Shower Scene

7852interviewTNFeaturing interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Elijah Wood, Peter Bogdanovich, Danny Elfman and a couple surprise guests.

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“Happy Death Day” Kills It to Take #1 over “Blade Runner 2049”

happydeathdayBOTN2Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” also does better than expected but settles for third place. “Marshall” and “Professor Marston” represent a bad weekend for biopics.

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