Fox Developing Thriller Pitch “Inside” from “Luther” Creator Neil Cross

Neil Cross ExcerptIn a competitive bidding war, 20th Century Fox has come out on top to acquire the supernatural-thriller pitch Inside from Luther creator Neil Cross, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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INSIDE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDetails under wraps, but said to be about mythological creatures and artifacts kept in a facility.

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe story of Jack and Grace, a couple who appear to have the perfect marriage but it’s built on a terrifying secret. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by B. A. Paris.

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AFRAID (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe Purge meets Bourne Identity. Four criminal soldiers, whose skills have been enhanced by horrifying experiments, escape to a small Wisconsin town and begin a campaign of terror. Only a former army medic, his tough high school sweetheart, and a weathered local sheriff stand in the way of these brutal killers who are on a mission to find the eccentric who holds the key to their survival.

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“Fast and Furious” Spinoff On the Table at Universal, But What Does It Mean for Vin Diesel?

Fate of the Furious ExcerptUniversal is making moves without Diesel, who is probably upset about this given how well the new film has performed, but can you really blame the studio for wanting to shake things up?

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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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Marvel Makes a Big Directing Decision, But Was It the Right One?

BodenFleck ExcerptSince the inception of the Cinematic Universe, Marvel has been hiring character-driven directors to ensure that its films are lead by its characters and not its plot. This trend was continued as Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck signed on to co-direct Captain Marvel. Neil Turitz evaluates Marvel’s decision in contrast with previous ones along with comparing this hire to many of DC’s hires.

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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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Internships of the Week (04.21.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. The Tracking Board, Free Association, Thunder Road Pictures, and many more are all looking for interns!

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Jobs of the Week (04.21.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! NBC Universal, GSN, BBC America, and more are looking for new hires!

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Callum Turner in Talks to Join Eddie Redmayne for “Fantastic Beasts 2”

callum turner excerptNewt Scamander’s brother is set to join the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with Callum Turner in talks for the role. The film will see Eddie Redmayne return to play Newt and will be joined by Jude Law as Dumbledore.

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SUPERSTORE Review: “Spring Cleaning”

superstore (1)Season 2, Episode 20 – In the 19th installment of the series “Spring Cleaning” brings back my favorite character Bo back as he has to look for a job at Cloud 9 to make some extra cash to pay for his upcoming wedding.

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“Pilgrimage” Trailer Sees Spider-Man, the Punisher, and Thorin in 13th Century Ireland (Video)

Pilgrimage ExcerptActors Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, and Jon Bernthal have traded in spandex and fantasy worlds for the dangerous lands of 13th century Ireland in the trailer for Pilgrimage.

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IMAGINARY MARY REVIEW: “PROM-COM”

imaginary mary excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – Alice helps Andy with a prom-posal. And Ben is trying to keep Dora from growing up too fast.

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eSports Seeking Someone for Sponsorship Sales (NY)

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168eSports is looking for a Sponsorship Sales candidate. This person will be responsible for driving sponsorship revenue for mega esports events. They should have 7 or more years of relevant experience and knowledge of esports space.

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POWERLESS Review: “Emergency Punch-Up”

powerless excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Making the latest episode of Powerless a bottle episode lets the writers make jokes that stem from character and not the wacky DC Universe. It pays off here, in one of the better episodes of the season.

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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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James Wan to Produce Alexandre Aja’s Killer Thriller “Smart House” for Lionsgate

James Wan Smart HouseBased on an original idea by Wan, Smart House follows a family in the witness protection program who are placed in the custody of a state of the art, autonomous ‘smart house.’ When a group of assassins locates the family, the house goes into lethal defense mode to protect them.

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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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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “The Ninth Seat”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 17 – Senator Bowman creates problems for President Kirkman in trying to fill a new supreme court, while journalist Abe Leonard is back to stir up trouble by writing an explosive article that would expose the true nature of the Capitol Hill attack. Speaking of which, Agent Wells and Atwood are in small town in North Dakota to uncover a possible terrorist cell location.

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THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL HEIST (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe children of a famous heist gang are brought together to do a heist at the iconic Cannes Film Festival in order to save their parents from prison.

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Clint Eastwood Hops From a Plane to a Train for His Next Film “The 15:17 to Paris”

Clint Eastwood The 15:17 to ParisThe film tells the true story of three Americans who thwarted a terrorist attack on a train traveling from Brussels to Paris. The heroic trio were lauded for their bravery, and their story was covered by the international press.

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The Runway – Your 2017 Pilot Survival Guide: NBC Dramas

nbc-crop As the happy home of critical and Nielsen darling This is Us, NBC marches towards the upfronts with its head held high. Clearly happy about the show’s success, Bob Greenblatt has been quite forthcoming this past year about NBC’s emphasis on positivity on all fronts, be it in the office or on screen.

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“Wheel of Time” TV Adaptation Moves Forward at Sony

Wheel of Time ExcerptAfter several years of being in development, an adaptation of Wheel of Time, the high fantasy book series consisting of fourteen novels by Robert Jordan, is finally moving forward at Sony Pictures Television.

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“Atlanta”, “VEEP” Among Those Named as Peabody Award Winners in Entertainment

atlanta-excerptThe Peabody Awards are rolling out the recipients of the prestigious accolade and today they announced their entertainment winners which included the critically acclaimed FX series Atlanta created by and starring Donald Glover as well as the HBO comedy VEEP.

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FARGO Review: “The Law of Vacant Places”

fargo excerptSeason 3, Episode 1 – It’s tough to follow up Fargo‘s excellent second season, but the third season premiere shows a heckuva lot of promise.

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THE AFTER WIFE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Rachel Prosper, a high-flying robotics scientist, has created a humanoid android. When she dies suddenly, her family takes the robot, which looks just like Rachel, into their home as part of an experiment.

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PRISON BREAK Review: “The Liar”

prison break excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – “The Liar” finally gave us the episode we’ve been waiting for and holds true to the fact that Michael Scofield is one step ahead when it comes to the business of breaking out of prisons… at least until the plan falls apart.

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SHOTS FIRED Review: “Before The Storm”

shots fired excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – The fifth installment of Shots Fired finally begins to put all the pieces together to form a puzzle worth watching.

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