They’re Bringing Back “Will & Grace” — Why Stop There?

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If the networks are going to insist on rebooting or creating sequels to long dormant programs, here are some suggestions that, in fact, could be sort of interesting for network execs to consider pursuing as we head full bore into the 2017 TV season and beyond.

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The Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts of the Sundance Film Festival from Someone Who Learned the Hard Way

Sundance ExcerptI’ve been attending the Sundance Film Festival since 2011 and it truly is one of the most magical times of the year for movie fans. So take some friendly advice from a Sundance veteran who has lived both the highs and lows of the festival — there are plenty of Do’s and Don’ts in Park City.

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The Sundance 2017 Party and Event Grid (EXCLUSIVE)

Sundance ExcerptUpdated 01.17.17. Headed to Sundance? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, VIP parties & RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going the whole time!

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17 Must-See Movies at the Sundance Film Festival

sundance-excerptThe 2017 Sundance Film Festival is less than a week away and, as expected, the fest boasts an impressive lineup from talented filmmakers and actors. From Sundance favorites to up-and-coming names there is a long list of films in various categories, but we’ve sorted out through the lists and picked 17 that caught our eye (even though all the films seem pretty amazing).

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The Tracking Board’s State of the Race: A Look at this Year’s Top Oscar Contenders

Academy-Awards-StatuesAwards season is in full swing and there is a long road until the 89th Annual Academy Awards, which are slated to air on February 26, 2017 on ABC. The nominations for the coveted statuette won’t be announced until January 24, 2017, but favorites have already emerged from the pack — and the competition is stiff.

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EMERALD CITY Review: “Science and Magic”

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Season 1, Episode 4 – Emerald City is still foreign to me. Meaning, I still don’t understand what’s going on. But the end of Friday’s episode surprises me with a metaphor that makes me intrigued to see what happens.

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CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Review: “Josh Is the Man of My Dreams, Right?”

crazy ex girlfriend excerpt Crazy Ex-Girlfriend uses its musical numbers as an integral part of the show’s magical structure when Rebecca asks “Josh is the Man of My Dreams, Right?” The Santa Ana winds make everyone act a little crazy, giving the characters plenty of opportunity for realizations, development, and some resolutions.

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Love, Sacrifice, and Holy Hazing of Nuns-in-Training Explored in “Novitiate”

novitiate-excerptStocked with captivating performances, Maggie Betts’ feature film debut is a merciless, yet beautifully composed story that is, contrary to the title, less about religion and more about the meaning of love and coming-of-age.

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Irreverently Sweet “The Incredible Jessica James” is Jessica Williams’ Moment to Shine

jessica-james-excerptThere is a specific “I knew about her before you did” pleasure Jessica Williams fans get when people discover just how funny she is — and with her starring role in The Incredible Jessica James, her funny will spread across the country like wildfire making her the comedic movie star she deserves to be.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (01.20.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJames Cameron could be partnering with Deadpool director Tim Miller on an exciting project and two True Blood alums are re-teaming for a film. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“X-Men” Star Alexandra Shipp in Talks for “Simon v. The Homo Sapiens Agenda” Adaptation

Alexandra Shipp ExcerptThe upcoming adaptation of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, based on the book of the same name by Becky Albertalli, is close to adding its newest cast member in X-Men star Alexandra Shipp.

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NBC in the Works on “Witchblade” Adaptation

witchblade excerptTop Cow Comics and NBC are teaming up with Carol Mendelsohn and Caroline Dries on an adaptation of Witchblade. The graphic novel-turned drama series has landed a script commitment from the network.

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STRANGERS — TRAILER (MEREDITH HAGNER, ZOE CHAO)

StrangersOne woman explores life, love, and friendship after opening up her home as an AirBNB. Home is where the strangers are.

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Tim Story to Direct “Shaft” Reboot, Will Try to Launch His Fourth Franchise

Shaft Tim Story After launching three franchises between Barbershop, Fantastic Four and Ride Along, director Tim Story is set to tackle a fourth with New Line’s “Shaft.” Can you dig it?

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ABC Developing “Black-ish” Spinoff Starring Yara Shahidi

yara shahidi excerptWith Black-ish exploding into one of the most talked-about sitcoms of the past few years, ABC is eyeing a potential spinoff that would star series regular Yara Shahidi. The project is in early talks with a potential backdoor pilot from Kenya Barris and Larry Wilmore.

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CITY OF TINY LIGHTS — OFFICIAL TRAILER (BILLIE PIPER, RIZ AHMED)

City of Tiny LightsIn the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.

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Swen Moves into U.S. with Rights to “Una” Starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn

Rooney Mara ExcerptThe rights of upcoming drama Una, based on David Harrower’s Olivier-winning play Blackbird, have been secured by distributor Swen. They are an established distributor in Latin America and is starting to get involved in distribution Stateside via a deal with Eammon Films and Vision Films.

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Internships of the Week (01.20.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round-up of this week’s Film and TV industry internships. Scott Rudin Productions, Sean Daniel Company, Pantheon Entertainment, and many more are all looking for interns!

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Jobs of the Week (01.20.17)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 4.07.48 PMA round up of this week’s Film and TV industry jobs! Lawrence Bender, Apatow Productions, Di Bonaventura, and more looking for new hires!

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KUSO — SUNDANCE TRAILER (Anders Holm, Hannibal Buress)

KusoEvents unfold after a devastating earthquake in Los Angeles.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (01.20.17)

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. Thomas Tull and Michael Lynton, the chairmen and CEOs of Legendary and Sony, respectively, have departed their roles.

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Production Company Searching for Line Producer / Production Manager (NY)

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NBC on the Hunt for Senior Producer (NY)

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168Responsible for creating, producing and supervising programming for MSNBC. Supervise and oversee the editorial vision of each day.

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NBC Universal Desires Science & Tech Video Producer (NY)

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Jobs Newsletter Footer Image 271x168NBCNews.com, the digital arm of NBC News, is looking for a highly skilled video producer to produce smart, stylish videos for our digital, mobile and social platforms.

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THE GOOD PLACE Review: “Mindy St. Claire” / “Michael’s Gambit”

The Good Place Excerpt Season 1, Episode 12-13 – Season one of The Good Place ends on a massive twist, leaving everyone praying for a second season.

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“The Little Hours” Celebrates Nuns and Debauchery in the 14th Century

little-hours-excerptWhen it comes to films about nuns, director/writer John Baena may have created the most entertaining one since Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. With The Little Hours, the Joshy director subverts what you would expect from a medieval time-based movie about nuns with characters by using modern vernacular and a whole lot of naughty, crass, and, of course, outrageously funny behavior.

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“An Inconvenient Sequel” Drops More Truth Bombs to Galvanize the Masses

an-inconveneient-sequel-excerptThe robust follow-up to 2006’s An Inconvenient Truth gives more facts and footage about climate change to make Liberals mobilize and Republicans roll their eyes and scoff the loudest scoff you could imagine.

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BASKETS Review: “Freaks”

baskets excerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – Welcome to the second season of FX’s Baskets, the dark comedy about a clown, in more ways than one. And said clown Chip is on the run, meeting up with some interesting folks, while Christine begins worrying about her son’s whereabouts.

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PURE GENIUS Review: “I Got This”

pure genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 12 – In this week’s Pure Genius, Dr. C is tasked with performing vocal cord surgery on a famous pop singer who happens to be one of Bell’s friends. Meanwhile, Dr. Wallace and Dr. Brockett struggle to keep a baby alive whose mother was addicted to heroin, and Angie’s mom is keeping a terrible secret from her.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (01.19.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptA People v. O.J. star is eyeing a role in the new Predator film and Gold director Stephen Gaghan will helm The Divisionadaptation. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (01.19.17)

split-excerptAfter two weeks of being on top, Hidden Figures is about to be dethroned this weekend. At least, that’s what all the projections are saying but we know the box office has been more than a little unpredictable lately. Instead, newcomers Split and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage are preparing to duke it out for the top spot.

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Colossal — Official Trailer (Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis)

Colossal TrailerAn alcoholic woman discovers that catastrophic events in South Korea are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she’s suffering.

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Jason Bateman to Be Joined by Jesse Plemons in New Line Comedy “Game Night”

Plemons excerptJesse Plemons is in negotiations to join Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams in the comedy Game Night from New Line and writing-directing duo Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.

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Production Company Searching for Detail-Oriented Receptionist

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