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Aaron Sorkin

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  • Story of WikiLeaks founding goes offline ★★

    Story of WikiLeaks founding goes offline ★&#9733
    One challenge facing screenwriters and directors today towers above the rest. It is this: How do you make something vital and interesting out of a story of guys, in a sweat, looking at keyboards? "The Social Network" solved the problem by, among other...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'The Commons of Pensacola'

    Western civilization may not be pining for a play about the wretched (and lightly disguised) family of imprisoned con man Bernie Madoff, but need it or not, actress-turned-scribe Amanda Peet has written just such a play in "The Commons of Pensacola."...
  • Emmys 2013: Jeff Daniels wins best actor in a drama

    Emmys 2013: Jeff Daniels wins best actor in a drama
    Jeff Daniels won an Emmy as lead actor in a drama Sunday for his role as acclaimed but troubled news anchor Will McAvoy in the HBO drama "The Newsroom." Daniels, who was one of two newcomers to the category, scored a surprise win over a field of top...
  • Emmy Awards: Jeff Daniels Talks Best Actor in a Drama Shocker

    When it came to Jeff Daniels' win for best drama actor in HBO's "Newsroom," shocked would be an understatement -- for both journos backstage, and the thesp himself, who began his acceptance speech with, "Well, crap." After accepting the award, Daniels...
  • Emmy parties: Steven Soderbergh Raves 'TV Is Where It's At'

    The Governors Ball got a jolt of manic energy when the "Breaking Bad" gang burst in fresh off their Emmy win for best drama series. Aaron Paul seemed to be hugging everyone in the West Convention Center hall, which was draped in black velvet and day-...
  • Emmys 2013: Making sense of an ever-changeable awards evening

    “Modern Family”? Check. “Breaking Bad”? Double check. Jeff Daniels? Whaaaaaa???? The 2013 Emmy Awards made for a changeable evening with voters swinging wildly between rubber-stamping old favorites and offering up jaw-dropping...
  • Hard to care about this self-aware, show-business Shakespeare

    Hard to care about this self-aware, show-business Shakespeare
    In the first scene of playwright Bill Cain's smug overachiever of a comedy, "Equivocation" at the Victory Gardens Theater, you feel more like you're watching some trendy self-aware sitcom than a play set in 1605. Look, there's that seasoned comic player...
  • Steve Jobs' approach a lesson for Broadway's 'Motown'

    Steve Jobs' approach a lesson for Broadway's  'Motown'
    In 2011, Nick Bilton of The New York Times asked Walter Isaacson, the biographer of Steve Jobs, an interesting question: "Did he try to control what you wrote in the book?" "I anticipated that," Isaacson replied. "But he didn't. He kept surprising me by...
  • Variety Taps Entertainment Journalist Ramin Setoodeh as New York Film Editor

    Entertainment journalist Ramin Setoodeh has joined Variety as New York film editor, covering all aspects of the movie business and other media. Setoodeh will also produce videos, webcasts and make regular television appearances on news shows to talk...
  • The Newsroom recap: “Election Night, Part 1″

     
    In “Election Night, Part 1,” the penultimate episode of Season 2 of HBO's The Newsroom, it is, indeed, election night 2012, the culmination of two largely wasted years of presidential campaigning, with Barack Obama soon to hand Mitt Romney his...
  • Paul Greengrass, DreamWorks Work to Finalize 'Chicago 7′ Budget

    DreamWorks is waiting for Paul Greengrass to submit an official budget for "The Trial of the Chicago 7," which the studio wants to make for just under $30 million. Greengrass and his producers are scrambling to trim down their initial projection of...
  • 'The Newsroom' Season 2 finale: Thomas Sadoski embraces Aaron Sorkin's 'theater for television'

     
    "Don is very level-headed -- he has a very accurate and stable moral compass -- but he's sort of exasperated by the stupidity of the world around him," Thomas Sadoski says of his character ion HBO's "The Newsroom," which ends its second season Sunday...