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Hollywood Avoids Shutdown as WGA Strikes Late-Night Deal With AMPTP

Picket Signs WGANegotiations were extended about an hour past the early Tuesday morning deadline when word came down that the two sides had reached an agreement. Though details remain sparse, the problems surrounding the WGA’s ailing health plan appear to have been solved.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.01.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSilicon Valley actor Jimmy O. Yang joins Crazy Rich Asians and Pete’s Dragon star Oakes Fegley is set to co-star opposite Robert De Niro in the comedy The War With Grandpa. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“How to Be a Latin Lover” and “Baahubali 2” Shock with Strong Opening Debuts

Baahubali 2 ExcerptThe weekend turned out to be just as tepid as expected in terms of numbers (in fact, it was one of the weakest weekends of 2017 to date), but where movies ended up falling, namely newcomers How to Be a Latin Lover and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was something else entirely.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.28.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptKate McKinnon joins the indie comedy Fam-i-ly and the classic sitcom Roseanne is set for a revival. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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For Those About to Strike, We Salute You

Writers-Strike ExcerptWe are less than a week away from the Writers’ Guild of America potentially going on strike if they cannot reach a deal with the studios by the time the clock strikes midnight on May 2. Neil Turitz looks back at the last strike to make a prediction about how he thinks the next few days will play out.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (04.21.17)

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. Miramax has a new CEO, Open Road has a new President of Marketing, and Rory Bruer, the head of worldwide distribution at Sony, is retiring.

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Up-and-Comer of the Month: “Sleight” Star Jacob Latimore Has More Tricks Up His Sleeve, Including Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit”

Jacob Latimore SleightSleight star Jacob Latimore may play a street-smart magician in J.D. Dillard’s impressive directorial debut, but he’s hardly a one-trick pony. The charismatic 20-year-old is a multi-talent who got his start in the music business before discovering his passion for acting. A natural-born performer, Will Smith and Forest Whitaker helped prepare him for his biggest role yet.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.27.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptKevin Hart set for a reboot of John Hughes’ The Great Outdoors and Lea Thompson signs on for a modern-day adaptation of Little Women. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Circle” No Match for “The Fate of the Furious” Over Another Quiet Weekend at the Box Office

circle-excerptEven with stronger new films opening (and landing in the top five), it’s going to prove to be another lackluster three days at the domestic box office this weekend. One of the biggest surprises to keep an eye out for will be how Baahubali 2: The Conclusion performs when it bows in 450 theaters.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.26.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptMindy Kaling has optioned a White House memoir to develop into a television 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 (04.25.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptValley Girl remake taps Agents of SHIELD star and Into the Badlands gets picked up for a third season. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Launch Pad Alums Michael Stark & Terrell T. Garrett’s Comic Book “Wolverton” Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat

Wolverton ExcerptLaunch Pad alums Michael Stark and Terrell T. Garrett are releasing a comic book series based on their 2013 Launch Pad script Wolverton about a thief who steals for good in turn of the century London.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.24.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptRising star Awkwafina joins adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians and Universal nabs Madonna biopic Blonde Ambition. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Unforgettable” and Other New Movies Deliver Forgettable Opening Weekends

Born in China ExcerptThings went more or less exactly as predicted at the box office this weekend — except no new film was able to contend with holdover films and break into the top five, including Unforgettable and Born in China. Overall, the 2017 box office is currently facing a slump in anticipation of the summer movie season.

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Does Warner Bros. Really Need New Line Anymore?

New Line ExcerptWith Warner Bros. spending most of its time focusing on its larger films, its subsidiary New Line Cinema has fallen by the wayside. Neil Turitz takes the opportunity to figure out what should be done with this company that is consistently producing underwelming content.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.21.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAng Lee finds his next project with high-concept thriller Gemini Man, while Supergirl and Luke Cage stars book new roles. 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 (04.21.17)

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. Micah Green, a high-level exec at CAA is leaving the agency to start his own venture with Dan Friedkin, while Susan Levison has left VH1 for CBS.

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Denise Di Novi on Her Directorial Debut “Unforgettable,” Working with Tim Burton and the Looming Writers’ Strike

Denise Di Novi directing UnforgettableThe veteran producer talks about working with Tim Burton early in her career, WB’s commitment to diversity, the possibility of another writers’ strike and the collapse of exhibition windows.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.20.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptMichelle Monaghan in talks to join Alfred Molina in Judy Wood biopic Saint Judy and Greg Berlanti’s thriller You lands at Lifetime. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Fate of the Furious” to Top Box Office as “The Promise” Predicts a Devastating Opening

The Promise ExcerptThanks to the tepid numbers opening films are going to bring in this weekend, the top three spots at the box office will go to holdovers The Fate of the Furious, The Boss Baby, and Beauty and the Beast. Plus, the period drama The Promise looks to open with less than $4 million on a $100 million budget.

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Our 10 Favorite Stoners, from the Bong Lovers of “Broad City” to Brad Pitt’s Pothead in “True Romance”

Our Favorite Stoners in Honor of 4/20We’ll be honest, this one was tough. There’s no Jay and Silent Bob, no Annie Hall, no one from Dazed and Confused, no Woody Harrelson, or even Seth Rogen! Hell, the guys from Friday didn’t even make this list, but they sure would’ve been the Honorable Mention… if we were doing one of those.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.19.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDenis O’Hare is joining Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, and Molly Shannon the Netflix drama Private Life, plus a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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J.C. Spink, Executive Producer of “The Hangover” Trilogy, Dead at 45

J.C. SpinkHis company, Benderspink, was a behemoth in the lucrative spec market, but Spink didn’t just have an eye for broad commercial fare. He also had good taste in edgy material as evidenced by A History of Violence, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.18.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptRosamund Pike set to portray American reporter Marie Colvin and Kevin Spacey tapped to host the Tony Awards. 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 (04.17.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptGolden Globe nominee David Oyelowo is set to join Blumhouse’s forthcoming thriller Only You and Amy Schumer tapped for the comedy I Feel Pretty. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Fate of the Furious” Broke Worldwide Records and Beat “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Fate of the Furious ExcerptThe Fate of the Furious did something astonishing this weekend: it broke the international opening record and the worldwide opening record, beating both Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, respectively.

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After All These Years, There’s No Question Stephen King Still Reigns

King ExcerptIt goes without saying that Stephen King is the godfather of horror, but why is the celebrated author suddenly going through something of a Hollywood renaissance? Neil Turitz previews the upcoming adaptations of his works and ponders why it’s happening now.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.14.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptKevin Hart’s Night School and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer get release dates 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 (04.14.17)

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. Laurel Weir moves from MTV to Paramount Network and CNBC Digital has made several editorial hires.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.13.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptOscar winner Robert Duvall signs on to the Steve McQueen’s heist film Widows and Sam Elliott set to star in The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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