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Weekend Update: “Justice League” Disappointing Compared to the Impressive Opening for “Wonder”

JusticeLeagueTNWarner Bros’ holiday tentpole probably won’t make $100 million this weekend, as Justice League grossed less than half what Batman v Superman made its first Friday.

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Why the Series Premiere of “The Punisher” Is a Standalone Episode (SPOILERS)

the punisher “I just wanted to spend the first episode just with Frank, getting under the skin of this guy,” Steve Lightfoot told Tracking Board.

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If You Want to Break Into Hollywood These Days, Start a Podcast

Neil Podcast Column“Podcasts are sort of perfect for TV adaptations, since they have set story structures, they’re often serialized, and they come with a built-in audience, which is exactly what IP-hungry networks are looking for,” writes Neil Turitz.

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Rob Reiner Talks “LBJ,” “Shock and Awe” and Current Politics (Interview)

LBJInterview1TN The director of A Few Good Men and Misery tackles more serious political fare in his latest films.

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“My Friend Dahmer” Director Marc Meyers on the Coming-of-Age of a Serial Killer (Interview)

MyFriendDahmerTNThe high school drama stars Ross Lynch as Dahmer during his senior year in high school, setting the stage for the murderer he would become.

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“Justice League” Looks to Dominate the Weekend, but Is It Too Late to Win Back the Fans?

JusticeLeagueBoxOfficeTN Lionsgate’s Wonder and Sony’s animated The Star offer minimal counter-programming with the former likely to break out.

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“Daddy’s Home 2” Runs “Orient Express” Off the Tracks In Race for Second Place

Daddys Home 2Disney/Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok predictably won the weekend with $57.1 million, representing a larger-than-expected 53.5 percent drop. Justice League won’t help matters next weekend, but Taika Waititi’s sequel has already passed Thor: The Dark World in the box office history books.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (11.10.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PM Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Marc Shmuger announces his departure from EuropaCorp leaving company Founder Luc Besson to fill in as interim Chief Executive starting January 1st.

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Hollywood’s Serial Sexual Offenders, and Why the First Step Towards Societal Change Is Admitting We Have a Problem

Louis CK“This town has run on sexism for decades, but I can see that the collective tolerance for that power dynamic has run its course. As more men confess their crimes, and they are crimes, we’ll have real proof that we’re evolving,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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Table Read My Screenplay Announces Winners of Chicago Competition

Read My Screenplay ChicagoCongratulations to Boulevard scribe Julie Pedersen and In Case of Emergency writer Molly Gardner, both of whom wrote scripts about moms eager to do good in the world.

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Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” to Derail “Orient Express,” “Daddy’s Home 2”

Thor: RagnarokOn the specialty side, Fox Searchlight opens Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri on four screens, and it could very well end up challenging Lady Bird for this year’s per-screen average crown.

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“Thor: Ragnarok” Enjoys Thunderous Opening Weekend as Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” Posts Year’s Highest Per-Screen Average

Halloween may be over, but Lionsgate hung on to 3rd and 4th place thanks to “Jigsaw” and “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” which finished behind “A Bad Moms Christmas.”

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Brett Ratner Allegations Complicate RatPac’s Relationship With Warner Bros. and the Release of “Justice League”

Thanks to his friendship with Australian billionaire James Packer, Ratner shifted from Hack Director into Big Time Producer over the past decade, but now his legacy hangs in the balance along with a $450 million co-financing deal.

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Megan Colligan Exits Paramount Following a String of Flops, Alleging “Gender Bias” On Her Way Out the Door

George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” and Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” probably looked good on paper, but they certainly didn’t do her any favors.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (11.03.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptChelsea Handler and Mary McCormack are teaming up with Hulu to develop the single-camera comedy “Unspeakable”. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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As Disney Prepares to Release “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the Studio Appears All Too Eager to Embrace the Dark Side

In addition to antagonizing theater owners with a lopsided split of ticket sales, the company has banned the Los Angeles Times from screenings.

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“Thor: Ragnarok” Set to Hulk Out at the Box Office, Leaving “Bad Moms” to Settle for Second Place

On the arthouse side, it’s actually a good weekend to be an adult at the movies, as this weekend sees the release of Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” and Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (11.02.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptNatalie Portman joins the voice cast of the animated feature “Foxy Trotter” and “Glow” actor Alex Rich is set to play Picasso in NatGeo’s “Genius”. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Tom Ortenberg to Exit Open Road Films After Guiding the Company to a Best Picture Win for “Spotlight”

Under Ortenberg’s leadership, Open Road released some really good movies, including “Nightcrawler,” “End of Watch,” “The Grey,” “Snowden” and “Bleed for This.”

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Veteran Literary Agent David Boxerbaum Leaves Paradigm for Verve (Exclusive)

After five years at Paradigm, the spec king is heading to new offices, though at this point, it’s unclear which of his clients will follow.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (11.01.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerpt“The White Queen” scribe Emma Frost is set to adapt John Elder’s book “Switched on: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening”. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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YouTube Has Google Bankrolling It, But Will That Be Enough? (Network Series)

YouTube has made it clear that it is trying to emulate Amazon’s success on the film side and that it intends to challenge Netflix on the TV side.

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KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD Review: “Brutal Acts of Kindness”

Season 1, Episode 5 – Kevin helps a woman in need while Reese tries to discover his secret; meanwhile, Yvette begins to experience the full spectrum of human emotion.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.31.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptElizabeth Banks and Margot Robbie are teaming up to bring feminist children’s tale “The Paper Bag Princess” to the big screen with Universal. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Up-and-Comers of the Month: “Florida Project” Stars Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite on Their Blessed Hollywood Journey

The past month has been a dark time for Hollywood, which is why we need feel-good stories like these two more than ever.

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Doc Filmmaker Joe Berlinger on “Intent to Destroy” and his Ted Bundy Drama with Zac Efron

The doc about the Armenian genocide is latest from Oscar-nominated filmmaker who returns to narrative features for the first time in 17 years.

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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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