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  1. Hey guys, I was really happy to get an invite from Franklin Leonard to apply to the Sundance Episodic Writers Lab, and I've uploaded my latest draft. I'd love to get thoughts, or better yet, a referral to any industry player friends while I wait for word from Sundance. http://forum.tracking-board.com/index.php?/topic/10846-1-hour-tv-pilot-hot-geek/?p=30942

  2. Can't find the How I Met Your Father pilot that is supposedly in the File Exchange. Can someone please offer a link to it? Thanks.

  3. "Seventh Son" looks like it cost $250 million based on the trailer, but it's opening in early January? Is WB dumping it because it's Legendary or is it just a turkey?

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    2. Jaco


      Originally was slated to open Oct. 2013, then pushed to Jan. 2014, and most recently shelved until Feb. 2015.

    3. Escapist


      uni bought it from WB after legendary moved

    4. axalon


      Oh wow I hadn't seen this trailer...this does not look very good :/

  4. New action series with Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gina Gershon and David Arquette. FX? USA? Starz? Nope, try...Crackle? http://www.crackle.com/c/cleaners/cleaners-trailer/2490521

  5. Hey guys, my pilot is up in Works In Progress, got some accolades for it. Love to get your feedback. http://forum.tracking-board.com/index.php?/topic/10846-1-hour-tv-pilot-hot-geek/

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    2. storymaps99


      A commenter mentioned that "Tranquility Base" was launched by the Tracking Board contest. Is that originally how Brooklyn found it?

    3. LeftyJones


      Yeah BW was a judge for the contest here I'm pretty sure and plucked the script and got the sale before the contest was even finalized.

    4. ddollar


      i've heard the script has been around for some time though - maybe it was just through the contest in which the interest was really finally piqued

  6. Harmon back on Community.

    1. dsjones


      Awesome, missed the Bite this season.

  7. Just as I suspected: "...an excuse for ostensibly grown men to drink their own urine, kick around a guy’s severed head and have long, drawn-out arguments about their autoerotic habits in “This Is the End.”" from Variety's review. Pass.

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    2. admin


      I've actually been hearing a lot of good things about this one.

    3. mebishop2001


      The Variety review overall is positive.

    4. mebishop2001


      The Variety review overall is positive.

  8. Why has the new Star Trek not beat the first one's opening weekend, even with 3D and Imax premiums and an 87% critics rating? It had the best trailer of the year. (No spoilers!)

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    2. Mike


      I'm with palostick. Like a painting in which construction lines underlie the finished product, I might not have minded all the hamfisted generic action tropes if they'd bothered to erase the construction lines before releasing the film. It looked more like a blueprint than a movie.


    3. Escapist


      predictions on TREK's drop this weekend? 60%? 65%?

    4. naugehyde


      it's so quaint that some people here think that the quality of a film has anything to do with it's opening weekend numbers.

  9. What does everyone think about the bloodbath at NBC today?

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    2. Elliott79


      The show is called 'Hannibal'.

    3. dsjones


      ...what supernatural powers? It's deduction and imagination. Not exactly superpowers in our business.

    4. storymaps99


      Those sequences where he becomes the killer and "relives" the murder have a big supernatural vibe to them. And he woke up wandering on a highway in one scene, which really gave it a supernatural vibe. If that's not the case and it's just supposed to be his intuition, sorry but I think it's overproduced nonsense. Not to mention grisly because not only do we see the aftermath with the hacked bodies, but then we get to relive the murders from the POV of the killer! Yuck.

  10. Any Shawshank Redemption fans here? Fyi we're doing a teleconference in 30 minutes, "Story Mapping Shawshank" with the I.S.A. Free: http://t.co/SJc6BPfReR

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    2. Reader George

      Reader George

      Love how each sequence is its own great short film.

    3. storymaps99


      It's just a fantastic piece of writing. Everything is a setup that pays off later. Darabont picks us (and Andy Dufresne) up and then beats us back down, over and over, yet we don't see it coming because every beat is a surprise. Red's VO enhances so many scenes (especially the midpoint with Andy playing the opera over the prison p.a. system) rather than commenting on them or explaining them. Here's our detailed Story Map for whoever's interested: http://actfourscreenplays....

    4. storymaps99
  11. I have to admit that the new traler for Monsters University looks pretty great. I'm not a fan of Pixar doing sequels, but this one looks leagues ahead of Cars II just based on the trailer.

    1. ... who are those guys?

      ... who are those guys?

      I think Cars 2 wasn't up to par because Cars wasn't up to par. Look at Toy Story. Two sequels, and they were both strong.

    2. benskelly2


      I really enjoyed CARS - I just don't think that world could sustain a sequel. Anyway, it just didn't work. I'm hoping their dinosaur and brain movies are great originals.

    3. storymaps99


      They tried to sell Cars 2 as a passion piece because John Lasetter is supposedly so into cars, but we all know it was about merchandising. On a Disney stockholders call, the CEO said that Cars merch had outsold Star Wars merch. Insane.

  12. As a lover of "The Prestige," my immediate reaction is to hate Now You See Me.

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    2. Jaco


      Oceans 11 meets Criss Angel?

    3. admin


      Having loved the script, I'm really excited for the film. I loved Prestige as well, but they're two very different beasts.

    4. sangun


      I'd figure Lowlife would freak out a Prestige fan more than a Louis Leterrier film.

  13. Shout-Out to "The Ghastly Love of Johnny X," the worst grosser of 2012 with a cume of $117. It co-stars Creed from The Office. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1754633/?ref_=sr_1

    1. nazardo


      Damn. I was WAY off thinking the guy who plays Creed could be a leading man.

  14. Michael Bay cast an 18 year-old actress in Transformers 4. The older he gets...the girls just stay the same age. ;-)

    1. admin


      alright, alright, alright...

    2. Finley


      Sounds like Wooderson's line in 'Dazed and Confused'.

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