The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.16.17)

Spider-Man Homecoming ExcerptSpider-Man: Homecoming and When Studios’ Marketing Plans Can’t Get Out of Their Own Way

Recently, a Spider-Man: Homecoming spoiler was revealed thanks to the movie’s novelization. But when a studio like Sony is so secretive about its product, thus buying into the idea of Spoiler Culture, it cannot be nearly as careless about the marketing and licensing attached to said product.

John G. Avildsen DiesRocky, Karate Kid Director John G. Avildsen Dies at 81, Made Movies Full of Hope

Avildsen coaxed an Oscar-nominated performance out of Pat Morita and did a wonderful job capturing the unlikely bond between Mr. Miyagi and his young protege, Daniel LaRusso.

Annecy ExcerptAnnecy and GKIDS Partnering with Variety to Launch Los Angeles Animation Festival

Looking to change the landscape of animation in Hollywood, a brand new annual festival is launching in Los Angeles this fall. Headed up by GKIDS, the Annecy International Animation Festival, and Variety magazine, the event is aiming to fill a gap in the U.S.’ relationship with this medium.

More News From Around The Web

  • Ben Kingsley is set to star as Nazi war Adolf Eichmann criminal alongside Oscar Isaac in Operation Finale. (Variety)

  • The CW’s Supergirl has tapped two new co-showrunners: Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner. (Deadline)

  • Viola Davis and Julius Tennon team with ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions for a new docuseries following two inmates on death row titled The 4%. (Deadline)

  • Kimberly Hebert Gregory is replacing Cristela Alonzo as the co-lead in the ABC dramedy The Gospel of Kevin alongside Jason Ritter. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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