PaleyFest Highlights: “The Walking Dead”

walking dead excerptThe Walking Dead doesn’t need any monsters. It is a monster. Paley Fest’s feature of this iconic show proves that each actor is beloved by fans, and even the executive producers get a little bit of action, too.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.17.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSam Elliott joins Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in the upcoming A Star is Born remake and the Getty family limited series Trust moves ahead at FX. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.17.17) – Steve Guttenberg Boards “Ballers”, Rachel Griffiths Reunites with ABC, Bobby Lee Teams Up with Jane Lynch, and More…

steve guttenberg excerptPolice Academystar Steve Guttenberg has signed up for a recurring role on Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers, Richard Dormer has landed the lead role in BBC and Cinemax’s Rellik, and Brothers and Sisters alum Rachel Griffiths is reuniting with ABC.

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“Transformers” Producer Ian Bryce to Tackle War Drama “That Others May Live” for Paramount

Ian Bryce That Others May LiveThe story is based on the life of U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant August O’Niell, who was injured in the line of duty while fighting in Afghanistan in 2011, but was so eager to return to service that he opted to amputate his left leg above the knee in order to improve his chances of recovery.

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Could Bleecker Street Work Its Oscar Magic Again and Get Kate Mara a Nomination for “Megan Leavey”? (Video)

Megan Leavey Kate Mara Bleecker StreetThe New York-based distributor helped Bryan Cranston and Viggo Mortensen earn Oscar nominations for Trumbo and Captain Fantastic. Could Mara be next?

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Bill Condon’s Baroque-en Vision of “Beauty and the Beast”

beauty and the beast excerptThe reviews are in and while Beauty and the Beast is a charming adaptation, the deliciously ornate presentation highlights just where Bill Condon may have fallen short.

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Universal to Explore Obama’s White House Through Stenographer’s Eyes in “From the Corner of the Oval”

Obama White House From the Corner of the OvalWritten by Beck Dorey-Stein, the book follows a young woman living in Washington D.C. who is at an all-time career low when, through a twist of fate, she goes from serving cocktails to lobbyists to being hired as a stenographer in Obama’s White House.

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Kate McKinnon Will Graduate From Scene-Stealer to Leading Lady with Action Comedy “The Spy Who Dumped Me”

Kate McKinnon Mila KunisMila Kunis is in talks to co-star in the Lionsgate movie, which Susanna Fogel will direct from a script she’s co-writing with David Iserson.

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Jobs of the Week (03.17.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! Sony Pictures, UTA, Voltage Pictures, and more are looking for new hires!

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Internships of the Week (03.17.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. Heroes and Villains Entertainment, The Exchange, Amazon Kids, and many more are all looking for interns!

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George Lazenby Charms in “Becoming Bond”, “Bill Nye: Science Guy” Shows a Different Side of the TV Icon

becoming-bond-excerptThe documentary Becoming Bond takes a refreshing approach to the story of one-and-done 007 actor George Lazenby while Bill Nye: Science Guy gives the iconic TV personality the scientific credit he deserves.

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Yet Another Memo to the Studios About the Movies They’re (Not) Making

atomic-blonde-excerptWomen enjoy going to the movies as much as anyone male does. And yet, studios refuse to acknowledge this, as well as the fact that movies targeted towards women tend to do very well at the box office. It would be nice if the concept of making cheaper, more inclusive films for a wider audience hungry for them wasn’t so alien, Neil Turitz argues, but this seems to be the sad current reality.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (03.17.17)

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. Focus Features production president Jim Burke is departing and Mike Clements has been named the president of Chris Hardwick’s new production company.

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Henry Cavill to Save the World Again — But This Time with IMF in “Mission: Impossible”

Henry CavillBritish actor Henry Cavill is trading in his red and blue spandex for a secret agent suit to join Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 6. The actor revealed the news on his Instagram this morning.

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SUN RECORDS Review: “Never Better”

sun records excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – Elvis makes his first stop at Sun Records while Sam takes drastic measures to deal with his destructive behavior. Jerry Lee and Jimmy Swaggart compete for Peggy. Col. Parker gets creative generating revenue at Hank Snow concerts and Johnny Cash travels to an East Berlin brothel for his first time.

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SUPERSTORE Review: “Integrity Award”

superstore (1)Season 2, Episode 17 – Amy and Jonah bond this week, making their will-they-or-won’t-they relationship seem more and more like a “they will”. Amy and Jonah help her parents move, while Garrett and Glenn compete for Cloud Nine’s Integrity Award.

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Intellectual Property Corporation on the Lookout for Assistant to President

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168The Intellectual Property Corporation is seeking a motivated and dedicated assistant for its President to start ASAP. Incredible opportunity at a young production company with room for growth for the right person.

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BASKETS Review: “Yard Sale”

baskets excerptSeason 2, Episode 9 – A lot of plot development is covered this week on Baskets, as Chip helps an old friend, Dale’s life is turned upside down, and Christine finds herself empowered. Another exceptional episode as we near the end of season two.

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SPACE RACE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Kept under wraps, but project is being pitched as a high concept four-quadrant sci-fi tentpole.

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Dan Trachtenberg to Direct Hot Spec “Space Race” for Universal Following Success of “10 Cloverfield Lane”

Dan Trachtenberg Space RacePlot details of Daniel Kunka’s script are being kept in a black hole on the Universal lot, but it’s expected to be a high-concept tentpole in the vein of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Universal already has a relationship with Trachtenberg and Kunka, who are developing Crime of the Century for the studio and producer Chris Morgan.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (03.16.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBlumhouse has set their next film as a horror project starring Lucy Hale and Saturday Night Live is going to test simultaneous broadcasting. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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THE BOOFIGHTERS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A middle school vice principal discovers his new next-door neighbors are human-heart-munching monsters hell-bent on taking over his town.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.16.17) – Emily VanCamp Joins Fox Medical Drama, “Parenthood” Alum Monica Potter to Star Opposite Jeremy Piven, Nia Long to Topline “Goldbergs” Spinoff, and More…

emily vancamp excerptCommunity alum Yvette Nicole Brown has boarded the untitled Mayor City comedy, Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton has joined Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and Nia Long is set to star in The Goldbergs spinoff.

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“Logan” Director James Mangold Plans Return to His “Copland” Roots With Don Winslow’s “The Force”

James Mangold The ForceThe story follows a corrupt NYPD cop who is forced to choose between his family, his brothers in blue, and his own life, which finds itself threatened by an assortment of unsavory types ranging from Harlem drug dealers and the mob to the mayor’s office and relentless federal investigators.

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“Beauty and the Beast” Premiere Looks to Break Box Office Records This Weekend

beauty-and-the-beast-excerptDisney is set to have a great weekend at the box office. Not only will Beauty and the Beast open as the biggest film of 2017 so far, it also has a good chance of breaking at least one box office record. Plus, Moana is poised to cross $600 million worldwide.

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In Partnership with Vertigo, Twin Padres, ESA and Bellevue, the Launch Pad Is Thrilled to Announce the Top 10 Features of 2016

200x134 - TOP 10 ANNOUNCEDThe Launch Pad Feature Competition, alongside our exclusive competition partners Vertigo Entertainment, Twin Padres Productions, ESA, and Bellevue, are incredibly thrilled to announce the 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition’s Top 10.

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“Aquaman,” “Venom” Get New Release Dates as Sony, Warner Bros. Go at It

Venom AquamanSony’s Animated Spider-Man movie will do box office battle with WB’s Aquaman in December 2018 — for now.

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“Heathers” Reboot & “American Woman” to Launch Paramount Network

tv landTV Land’s upcoming series Heathers and American Woman are moving to Paramount Network. The pair of series will launch the new network in January, which is the result of re-branding at Spike TV.

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Alicia Vikander Circling “Freakshift” from Ben Wheatley

alicia vikander excerptOscar-winner Alicia Vikander is in talks to star in Ben Wheatley’s next project, Freakshift. The film is looking to start production this August and Vikander will wrap Tomb Raider earlier in the summer.

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“Nobodies” Off to a Hilarious Start, “Hot Summer Nights” Delivers Lukewarm ’90s Thrills

nobodies-excerptComedy nerds will love how Nobodies puts an absurd slant on a specific part of the comedy community, while the ’90s-set pic Hot Summer Nights fails to pick a lane when it comes to tone.

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