The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.29.17)


TelethonTelethons Lose Their Identity as Celebrities Overshadow the Cause

“Crowdfunding has made a splash with apps like GoFundMe, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so now that anyone can run their own mini-telethon by sourcing funds from friends and family, what’s the point of even having a telethon,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

Blade Runner 2049 Review“Blade Runner 2049” Review: Denis Villeneuve Balances Reverence and Innovation in Worthy Sequel That Adds to Original’s Legacy

Blade Runner 2049 is such a good sequel that it makes the case that, between these two films, no other example of the genre has ever made these ideas so vivid, so wrenching, so immediate and raw,” writes Drew McWeeny.

On Yom Kippur, We Look to the Sins and Successes of 2017

Neil Turitz takes a moment to look on the bright side of a tough year to see what the industry got right.

More News From Around the Web

  • The Carmichael Show creator Jerrod Carmichael has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox .  The studio was behind the critically acclaimed NBC multi-camera comedy. (Deadline)

  • Twilight star Kristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong’o are on the shortlist for the Charlie’s Angels reboot from Sony with Elizabeth Banks attached to produce. The feature is based on the popular series from the ’70s that was rebooted for the big screen with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu starring in 2000. (Variety)

  • Disney Channel is bringing another classic feature to the small screen. Just days after announcing a Hocus Pocus series in the work, the kids network is now developing a musical version of Freaky Friday. (Deadline)

  • The Revenant‘s Brendan Fletcher and Roswell‘s Brendan Fehr have nabbed the lead roles in the indie thriller Brotherhood. The project hails from writer-director Richard Bell. (Hollywood Reporter)


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