If you’re going to study screenwriting, there’s probably worse people to learn from than Aaron Sorkin. The Academy Award-winning writer behind The Social Network, Steve Jobs, A Few Good Men, the far too short-lived Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and the first four seasons of The West Wing is making himself available to aspiring screenwriters all across the world. If you want to learn a thing or two from the acclaimed writer, all you have to do is enroll in the Aaron Sorkin online screenwriting course.
Learn more about it below.
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Continuing their trend of live event television, NBC has announced their next production will reteam the network with their The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip creator and writer Aaron Sorkin for a live presentation of the acclaimed courtroom drama A Few Good Men. So instead of watching the movie when it’s on TNT every single weekend, you can see it unfold live on TV in 2017. Find out who else is behind the production after the jump. Read More »
Aaron Sorkin has collaborated with some of the best filmmakers working today. Bennett Miller (Moneyball), Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs), and David Fincher (The Social Network) — all of them made first-rate films out of Sorkin’s first-rate writing.
The acclaimed screenwriter is finally tackling one of his own scripts as a director, an adaptation of Molly’s Game. In a recent interview, while the Academy Award-winning writer discussed his directorial debut and the rest of his career, he praised Fincher’s commitment and drive.
Below, Aaron Sorkin discusses David Fincher, the opening of The Social Network, and more.
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Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
Over the course of his career, Aaron Sorkin has put his words in the mouths of some very talented actors, from Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) to Jeff Bridges (The Newsroom) to Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network). And now that he’s getting ready to make the leap from writing to directing, he’s got his eye on another world-class thespian. Jessica Chastain is being courted to lead Molly’s Game, based on a true-life story set in the world of high-stakes underground poker. Read More »
We’re big fans of Steve Jobs at the site. Director Danny Boyle‘s (Slumdog Millionaire) unconventional biopic was no. 5 on our top 15 of 2015, and for good reason. The breathlessly paced, intricately structured, and impeccably acted drama avoided so many pitfalls that plague modern bio films.
Steve Jobs didn’t leave much of a dent at the box-office, but no matter, the film is coming to Blu-Ray, meaning more people will discover screenwriter Aaron Sorkin‘s drama soon.
To celebrate the Blu-Ray release, watch a Steve Jobs featurette below.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Aaron Sorkin‘s tremendous screenplay for Steve Jobs may have been snubbed at the 2016 Academy Awards, but the acclaimed screenwriter and playwright isn’t taking any time to lick his wounds. While Sorkin will not visit the Oscar stage this year, he will be returning to Broadway for a new stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s iconic novel To Kill a Mockingbird that is set to debut in 2017.
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Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The 2016 Oscar nominations are here and you know what that means: it’s time to start complaining!
To be fair, this year’s nominees gave us a lot to cheer about. Mad Max: Fury Road (/Film’s favorite movie of 2015) walked away with a stunning ten nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Other favorites, like Brooklyn, Spotlight, The Martian, and even Bridge of Spies racked up nods. As with any Oscar year, there was just as much to love as there was to hate.
So let’s give into our hate. And our confusion. And and our total bafflement. Because it wouldn’t be the Oscars without a bunch of big, weird surprises throwing everyone off track and inspiring furious debates about how wrong the Academy is on a yearly basis. Let’s run down the biggest snubs of the year.
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Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
Aaron Sorkin is the rare screenwriter whose work is as instantly recognizable as any auteur director’s. Steve Jobs was described as an Aaron Sorkin movie just as often, if not more, as it was a Danny Boyle movie. The distinct rat-a-tat patter of his dialogue has also been heard in films by the likes of David Fincher (The Social Network) and Mike Nichols (Charlie Wilson’s War).
But now Sorkin’s going to go from just writing movies, to directing them. The Oscar-winning scribe is preparing to make his directorial debut with Molly’s Game, based on Molly Bloom‘s memoir about her years running an underground poker ring that catered to the Hollywood elite. Read More »
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A good movie always starts with the script, and that’s why you might want to pay attention to this year’s one-hour writers roundtable from The Hollywood Reporter’s annual awards series of discussions. This one includes the likes of Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs), Emma Donoghue (Room), Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nick Hornby (Brooklyn), all talking about their career as writers, adapting material, working through self-doubt and much more. Read More »
Aaron Sorkin is a little bit of a softie. Moneyball, Studio 6o on Sunset Strip, and Steve Jobs aren’t without heartwarming moments. In fact, in the case of Sorkin’s latest, some audiences and critics have taken issue with how soft the film goes in the final minutes. But Sorkin defends the ending. Read his comments on the Steve Jobs ending after the jump. (Warning: spoilers for Steve Jobs ahead.)
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