The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (01.23.17)


The Tracking Board's Daily Debrief (5)

Ben Schwartz ExcerptBen Schwartz and Noël Wells to Star in Netflix Original Film Happy Anniversary

Streaming giant Netflix has tapped Ben Schwartz and Noël Wells as the leads for their new original film Happy Anniversary. The project, written and directed by Jared Stern, will also feature Annie Potts and Joe Pantoliano in supporting roles.

Ellison excerptDon’t Bet Against Megan Ellison’s Big Move into Distribution with Annapurna

Megan Ellison has made a name for herself in film with multiple Oscar nominations and several prestige pictures coming out of her production house, Annapurna Pictures. What does Annapurna Pictures move towards becoming a full on distributor mean for the company, Ellison, and the types of films they are making?

Batman v Superman ExcerptA Guide to the 2017 Razzies, from the DC Movie Universe to Robert De Niro’s Career Low

Awards season means two things — Oscars nominations for most of the fall films, and Razzie nominations for most of the summer movies. Sure enough, the nominees for the 37th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards were announced Monday, and it’s a doozy of a lineup, folks!

More News from Around the Web

    • Shane Black’s Predator is close to adding another cast member. Thomas Jane, who just wrapped 1922 for Netflix, is in talks to join the cast. (Hollywood Reporter)

    • Star Wars: Episode VIII is to be titled The Last Jedi and fan theories are already in abundance. (The Verge)

    • Bleecker Street has acquired North American distribution rights to Nostalgia. (Deadline)

    • CBS has ordered two drama pilots: Dr. Death, starring and executive produced by Alan Cumming, and Perfect Citizen, from Craig Turk. (Variety)

    • Missy Elliott and Rickey Smiley will be guest starring on separate episodes of the new series Star. (Deadline)

    • Reverie, a drama spec, has been given a pilot order from NBC. (Deadline)

    • NBC ordered a comedy pilot from Seth Meyers and Mike O’Brien. (Variety)


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