Up-and-Comer of the Month: Isabella Amara on Her Breakout Role in “Wilson,” Woody Harrelson’s College Advice and the Magic of Sundance

Isabella Amara WilsonThe 18-year-old actress tells the Tracking Board about the film’s audition process, her magical experience at Sundance and whether college is in her plans during this very exciting time in her life.

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“Iron Fist” Isn’t Bad Because It’s Whitewashed, It’s Bad Because It’s Awful

Marvel's Iron FistEven before Iron Fist dropped its first 13 episodes to continue the Marvel saga of street heroes, the show was getting scrutinized for using a white actor to play the lead role — but in the Marvel comic created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, he was white. That said, the problem with the series isn’t whitewashing — it’s poorly executed television.

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TAKEN Review: “Mattie G”

taken excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – Taken takes it up a notch with an episode reminiscent of the movie franchise plot, but it’s still just a watered down version of the beloved films.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Dreams Die First”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 5 – First thing’s first – Rihanna! Bates Motel introduces us to another side of Rihanna – her acting chops. I’ve been looking forward to this episode, and it didn’t disappoint. In other news, Norman can’t find Norma anywhere. But again, Rihanna!

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HUMANS Review: “206”

humans excerptSeason 2, Episode 6 – Monday night’s episode of Humans incites several questions: 1. as humans, when we do know our purpose?; 2. As newly awakened synths, when will they know theirs?; 3. Why do we assume that every synth is mentally stable (see: Hester)?; and 4. Why did I think Dr. Athena’s lover was her daughter?

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SUPERGIRL Review: “Star-Crossed”

Supergirl ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 16 – In this week’s Supergirl, Mon-El’s parents arrive on Earth, ready to take their royal son back home. Kara is shocked and hurt by Mon-El’s true identity. Meanwhile, Winn’s relationship with Lyra also hits a major speed bump. Later, Music Meister appears, setting up a crossover event with The Flash.

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SUPERIOR DONUTS Review: “Man Without a Health Plan”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – Franco gets injured on the job, but can’t afford to see a doctor. There’s some funny moments, but the show’s reliance on low-brow humor and insistence on going for the most obvious joke possible makes it a very disposable half-hour.

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24: LEGACY Review: “7:00 PM – 8:00 PM”

24 legacy excerpt Season 1, Episode 8 – 24: Legacy reaches new plausibility lows, as Issac and Nicole try to figure out a way to save Eric and Andy from Jadalla while fending off some henchmen themselves. Meanwhile, Eric makes a grave discovery while in Jadalla’s custody as he tries to buy as much time as possible to stop the remaining sleeper cells from being revealed.

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APB Review: “Risky Business”

apb excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – The latest APB is exactly what you expect from an episode of this show, except for the addition of a new character to spice up Gideon’s love life.

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QUANTICO Review: “LNWILT”

quantico excerptSeason 2, Episode 14 – A solid return for Quantico as the story picks up in a single timeline but sets up continued twists and turns for the second half of season two.

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JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Fifty-Eight”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 3, Episode 14 – Ok, so….Rafael wants that old thing back (with Petra)? Xiomara finally realizes she and Bruce should have left the past in the past. Rogelio learns to never confide in a 4 year old. And Jane is finally able to not cry when talking about her late husband. Jane the Virgin doesn’t disappoint.

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“Avengers”-Esque Spec “Princesses” Has the Town Talking and Joachim Ronning Attached to Direct for Disney Territory (EXCLUSIVE)

ronning-excerptA new spec on classic princesses has hit the market and it’s a take on princesses like you have never seen before. Written by Nir Paniry and appropriately titled Princesses, the movie is being pitched as a female-driven Avengers starring all the classic princesses.

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PRINCESSES (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Kept under wraps, but being pitched as a female-driven Avengers starring all of the classic princesses.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.20.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptChris Evans set to star in spy drama Red Sea Diving Resport and cult film Spring Breakers to become a digital series. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.20.17) – Chris Messina Teams Up with Amy Adams, Peter Sarsgaard Joins Jeff Daniels, “Zac & Mia” Finds Its Leads and More…

chris messina excerptChris Messina is teaming up with Adam Adams to star in Marti Noxon’s Sharp Objects, based on the Gillian Flynn novel, and Peters Sarsgaard has board the Jeff Daniels drama The Looming Tower on Hulu.

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Bad Robot to Produce Dramedy Series on the Life of RuPaul

Rupaul ExcerptBad Robot to produce a half-hour dramedy series based on RuPaul’s rise from being a night club figure in 1980’s New York City to a drag queen and stardom.

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Non-Profit Script Fellowship Searching for Website Manager

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“Beauty and the Beast” Shatters Numerous Box Office Records to Become the #1 Movie

Beauty and the Beast ExcerptDisney’s latest blockbuster, Beauty and the Beast, not only opened to an astonishing $174 million, beating Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s record March opening with ease, but also opened high enough to become the seventh highest domestic opening of all time. It joins five other Disney films in the top ten of domestic openings.

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Mirzai Brothers to Make Directorial Debut With Interactive Pilot “The Fam-Bam” for Eko, Virgin Produced

Mirzai BrothersThe Fam-Bam is a comedy series centered on a dysfunctional family who fall victim to a curse that leads to a musical-chairs style body swap where everyone becomes someone else and back again. The curse can only be broken once the family learns to put aside their differences and understand each other.

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Colin Farrell to Reunite with “The Lobster” Director for Iran-Contra Amazon Series

Colin Farrell ExcerptFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Colin Farrell is reuniting with Yorgos Lanthimos, his director from last year’s The Lobster, for an upcoming Amazon Studios limited series about the Iran-Contra scandal.

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Why “Beauty and the Beast” and “Legion” Star Dan Stevens Is the Leading Man to Watch

Legion Dan Stevens ExcerptBetween the one-two punch of FX’s Legion and Disney’s juggernaut live-action Beauty and the Beast remake that just opened, British actor Dan Stevens is having a tremendous time of it. Look back on his career, however, and this sudden boom in both his career and the attention heaped onto him, is not much of a surprise.

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Netflix’s New Old Rating System and the End of Movie Criticism

Siskel and Ebert ExcerptNetflix has changed its star rating system to simply a thumbs up or thumbs down. Neil Turitz explains why this unfortunate change is the newest development in the suppression of the movie reviewer.

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RED BAY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After learning that early slasher films were inspired by a real person, a group of college students visit this guy’s hometown to film a documentary.

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Penelope Cruz to Play Donatella Versace in Ryan Murphy’s FX Series “Versace: American Crime Story”

Penelope Cruz Donatella VersaceCoincidentally, Cruz was once poised to star in another project about a slain fashion icon, as she was in line to play Maurizio Gucci’s ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani in the Ridley Scott-produced movie Gucci.

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Annapurna TV Developing Raunchy Animated Series “Amberville” About Bad Ass Stuffed Animals

Amberville AnnapurnaAmberville is a darkly comedic animated crime show set in a city populated by living, breathing stuffed animals. The story concerns a reformed Teddy Bear who is pulled back into the criminal underworld when his former boss enlists him for an impossible new job.

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TIME AFTER TIME Review: “Secrets Stolen”

time after time excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – John is trapped in Dr. Brooke Monroe’s lab being studied for his psychopathic tendencies, H.G. and Jane are on a treasure hunt through time to find out what on earth serial-killer wall Chad was up to, and we get a little bit of a hint of the larger conspiracy that makes everyone so open to accepting that they’re hanging out with the real H.G. Wells in modern times.

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Robert Downey Jr. to Star in “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle,” Protecting Us From Johnny Depp

robert-downey-jr-excerptStephen Gaghan (Syriana) will direct from his own screenplay, based on an earlier draft by Tom Shepherd. The script will draw heavily from the 1920s series of children’s books by Hugh Lofting.

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Wyatt Russell, “Fences” Breakout Jovan Adepo to Star in Bad Robot’s D-Day Movie “Overlord”

Wyatt Russell Jovan Adepo OverlordSet on the eve of D-Day, Overlord follows a group of American paratroopers who are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation.

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SXSW 2017 Audience Award Winners Include “Baby Driver,” “The Light of the Moon,” “Mr. Roosevelt”

the-light-of-the-moon-excerptSXSW recently announced their coveted Audience Award Winners which included Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated Baby Driver as well as the emotional drama The Light of the Moon starring Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz. Other big winners include Noel Wells’ (Master of None) directorial debut, Mr. Roosevelt as well as Netflix’s adaptation of Justin Simien’s Dear White People.

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zakHill Group Seeking Assistant to Two Partners

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168zakHill Group, a boutique promotions agency based in Santa Monica seeks an assistant to support the agency’s two partners. Clients include: major studio, video game maker and up-and-coming brands.

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