The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.07.17)

db-youtubeThings Are Getting Confusing With All This Streaming Stuff

With both YouTube and Hulu launching their own TV subscriptions, what are the pros and cons of various TV networks working with the subscriptions and are these streaming options really a good thing for viewers?


db-teller-woodleySpectacular Reunion in the Works, as Miles Teller Will Join Shailene Woodley in STX’s Surival Thriller Adrift 

Baltasar Kormakur (Everest) is directing Adrift, which is based on a true story about a couple who set sail for Tahiti when a massive storm ruined their boat, leaving them stranded at sea roughly 1,500 miles from Hawaii.


db-IrinaIvanova-1Launch Pad Finalist Irina Ivanova Signs With Energy Entertainment

Launch Pad alum Irina Ivanova has signed with Brooklyn Weaver at his own Energy Entertainment. Ivanova joins the ranks of over 200 writers who have secured representation from the competition since 2013.


More News From Around The Web

  • A green light has been given to Dwayne Johnson’s big-screen adaptation of the popular Disney attraction Jungle Cruise. The Fate of the Furious actor has found room in his busy schedule to start shooting the pic in the spring of 2018. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Nia Long has signed on to join Terrence Howard in Life In A Year, Sony’s forthcoming YA romantic drama starring Jaden Smith and Cara Delavigne. (Deadline)

  • MMA champion-turned-actress Gina Carano is wrapping up shooting the dark comedy Madness in the Method, the directorial debut of Jay and Silent Bob actor Jason Mewes. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Juliette Lewis has joined Anthem, a YA adaptation starring Shameless star Cameron Monaghan and Bunk’d actress Peyton List. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Jack Reynor and Benedict Wong have been set to star in the second installment of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, a 10-episode anthology series from Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, Bryan Cranston and Sony Pictures TV. (Deadline)

  • Rizwan Manji is set for a recurring role opposite Grace Gummer on the upcoming third season of USA’s hit drama series Mr. Robot. (Deadline)

  • CBS has renewed  Criminal Minds for a 13th season. The pickup of the long-running procedural comes several weeks after the network handed out its usual early renewals to 16 series, with the drama noticeably absent from the list. (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Netflix is making a move in the original comedy series space targeting tweens and teens with Alexa & Katie, a multi-camera sitcom toplined by Disney XD star Paris Berelc and newcomer Isabel May. (Deadline)


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