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Aaron Sorkin

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  • Memorize this: How stage actors learn all their lines

    Memorize this: How stage actors learn all their lines
    How good is your memory? Is it shot, like mine? Do you know all your passwords? Can you remember what you did last Tuesday? If someone asked you to recall every item you bought during a recent trip to the grocery store, could you do it? Now consider the...
  • Aaron Sorkin in Talks for 'Flash Boys' at Sony

    Sony Pictures is in early talks for Aaron Sorkin to adapt Michael Lewis' real-life financial drama "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt." Sorkin won a screenwriting Oscar in 2010 for adapting "The Social Network" for Sony. Scott Rudin, a producer on "The...
  • Comedy should have the last laugh in television

    Comedy should have the last laugh in television
    The subject is comedy. If it is not exactly true that it "can't get no respect," to quote the comic, it does get less than it deserves. It has become commonplace to say that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television, or a Platinum Age of...
  • Emmy Contenders Preview - Minor Roles Make for Major Impact

    These thesps make the most of limited screen time: Beau Bridges "The Millers" The oft-nominated, three-time Emmy winner says he jumped at the chance to join the cast of CBS' new hit comedy "The Millers" before even reading a script, "because of...
  • New TV Scribes Face The Incredible Shrinking Writers' Room

    At a pre-emmy breakfast last year, "Downton Abbey's" architect Julian Fellowes expressed some amusement at the thought of a "writers' room." "I don't have as much ability to talk in our writers' room because there's only one person in our room: me," he...
  • TV's presidential portrayals go from salute to 'Hail to the Creep'

    It all used to be so simple — and patriotic. If the president of the United States were to appear as a character on a television series, and it was a rarity, he was generally upright, forthright and just, well, right. "Even when he was a hack, the...
  • Nantucket Film Fest Program to Feature Bradley Whitford, Anthony Edwards

    The Nantucket Film Festival has announced the lineup for some of the fest's popular Signature Programs, including the annual All-Star Comedy Roundtable, presented by Ben Stiller, and the return of the live Staged Reading. Donick Cary's TV pilot...
  • 'War of the Roses: The Children' Sequel Gaining Momentum (EXCLUSIVE)

    Alex McAulay has come on board to adapt the script for "War of the Roses: The Children" for Permut Presentations and Grey Eagle Productions. The project is a sequel to the 1989 hit "War of the Roses," starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner and...
  • John Oliver goes for in-depth comedy with 'Last Week Tonight' on HBO

    John Oliver goes for in-depth comedy with 'Last Week Tonight' on HBO
    NEW YORK — John Oliver will have the crab cakes — but that's all, thanks. In a private dining room at HBO's plush headquarters overlooking Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, a waitress in a crisp black uniform asks the 37-year-old comedian if...
  • Pop culture's sacred cows? Just dare to dis them

    Pop culture's sacred cows? Just dare to dis them
    "You are a predictable snotty little journalist that had to take a shot at the Rolling Stones. Overrated? I think not. You, on the other hand, have accomplished nothing in your pathetic little career. Who are you? Just another third-rate . . . writer."...
  • 'Mad Men's' true legacy: Bringing high art to the TV masses

     'Mad Men's' true legacy: Bringing high art to the TV masses
    The state of Megan and Don's marriage, the return of Bad Mom Betty Draper, the advent of the Computer Age and the new tyrannical Peggy have been the subject of much communal handkerchief-twisting as "Mad Men" begins its extended-version swan song....
  • Entertainment Education: America's Film School Programs

    American Film Institute, Los Angeles Graduate students in AFI's production-based program make 4-10 films in two years under the guidance of master filmmakers led by artistic director James L. Brooks. AFI alumni number 4,500, with an impressive 81% of them...