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    The Apple Network: David Fincher May Direct Aaron Sorkin Penned Steve Jobs Biopic

    "A movie about Facebook? Good luck"—that was the sentiment of many upon first hearing about "The Social Network," but they underestimated the talent involved. Featuring a crackling script by Aaron Sorkin and precise, energetic direction by David Fincher, the film was less about the actual website, a...

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    Tribeca Film Festival Introduces Tribeca Innovation Week: Aaron Sorkin Talks 'Future of Film'

    The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival introduces Tribeca Innovation Week (TIW), a project that will focus on closing the gap between the creative and tech worlds.

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    Tribeca Launches First-Ever Innovation Week, with Aaron Sorkin Kicking Off Future of Film Panel

    The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is launching its first-ever “Tribeca Innovation Week.” Running April 21-26, the Innovation Week will be a place for coders, screenwriters, hackers, futurists, gamers, directors, engineers, venture capitalists, film financiers, techno radicals, the generally curious and...

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    HBO Cleaning House? The 3rd Season of 'The Newsroom' Will Be The Last

    Is HBO cleaning house, and perhaps sweeping away dead or underperforming weight? Just one week after the cable network announced the upcoming fifth season of “Boardwalk Empire” would be its last—news which surprised many of its fans—HBO announced that Aaron Sorkin’s troubled drama “The Newsroom” wou...

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    'Boardwalk Empire's' Fifth Season Will Be Its Last; ‘Game Of Thrones’ Returns April 6

    Was he playing it close to the vest, did slow ratings just catch up with the show, or did creative discussions yield a different approach? I interviewed “Boardwalk Empire” creator/head writer Terence Winter at the end of the fourth season late last year, and when I asked him if there was an end in s...

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    Things I Learned at HBO's Emmy Party, from Sorkin's 'Newsroom' Status to Soderbergh's 'Glue'

    HBO knows how to throw a good bash, and their annual Emmy after-party at the Pacific Design Center was a huge improvement on the sad and gloomy death-obsessed 65th Emmy Awards, which nonetheless drew the largest audience in eight years. Who are these mythical TV Academy voters who misled most of th...

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    Recap: Aaron Sorkin Finally Gets It Right With The Season 2 Finale Of 'The Newsroom'

    Before diving in, a bit of a disclaimer and/or explanation is in order. Thanks to TIFF taking me away from the television for a couple of weeks, followed by some bungling couriers and concluding in massive fatigue upon returning from Toronto, "The Newsroom" slipped off the immediate radar. And a sho...

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    Was the Second Season of 'The Newsroom' Better Off Following a Fictional Story Than Real Ones?

    The second season of Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama "The Newsroom," which wrapped last night with an episode entitled "Election Night, Part II," continued to weave in the real news stories the show has used as guideposts along its rerunning of recent history -- the Mitt Romney campaign, the execution of T...

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    'Newsroom' Review and Recap 2.7: The Slap (SPOILERS)

    When the season began, with talk of a lawsuit and of the need to immediately retract a huge story -- a claim that U.S. troops had committed a war crime by using sarin gas on civilians -- it appeared that institutional bias was indeed likely to be a culprit, the slant view of liberal journalists who ...

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    'The Newsroom' Goes to Africa

    The reason for Maggie's trauma is revealed, and the show forces us to breath a sigh of relief along with the upset.

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