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Aaron Sorkin

Born: June 9, 1961 (age 54) in Manhattan

Aaron Sorkin

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Aaron Benjamin Sorkin is an American screenwriter, producer, and playwright.

His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men and The Farnsworth Invention; the television series Sports Night, The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Newsroom; and the films A Few Good Men, The American President, Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network, and Moneyball.

Sorkin's trademark rapid-fire dialogue and extended monologues are complemented, in television, by frequent collaborator Thomas Schlamme's characteristic directing technique called the "walk and talk".

These sequences consist of single tracking shots of long duration involving multiple characters engaging in conversation as they move through the set; characters enter and exit the conversation as the shot continues without any cuts.


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To Sorkin A Mockingbird: Screenwriter Will Adapt Novel For Broadway

How will Aaron Sorkin's rapid-fire dialogue fit with Harper Lee's tale of racism and justice in the South?
NPR 13 hours agoAlso reported by •Christian Science Monitor

Pardon My Pun

As a young man I had a pet frog I was very fond of. But after the frog became badly jaundiced, with its skin turning yellow and scaly, it died. I wrote a farewell poem to it. With a nod to Elton John,..
Huffington Post 17 hours ago

Videos for Aaron Sorkin

News video: Aaron Sorkin Is Helping Bring 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to Broadway

Aaron Sorkin Is Helping Bring 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to Broadway 01:13

Shortly after the surprising release of "Go Set a Watchman," the iconic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is headed to Broadway.
Source: Newsy Trending - 3 days ago

News video: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Headed for Broadway

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Headed for Broadway 00:35

Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is coming to Broadway for the first time. an it will be written by Aaron Sorkin who is best known as the creator of the Emmy-winning White House..
Source: Wochit Entertainment - 3 days ago

News video: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Gets Broadway Adaptation

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Gets Broadway Adaptation 00:48

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is coming to Broadway for the first time — and will be adapted for the stage by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, published in 1960, is..
Source: Wochit Entertainment - 3 days ago

News video: Film show: 'Steve Jobs', 'Anomalisa' and 'Chocolat'

Film show: 'Steve Jobs', 'Anomalisa' and 'Chocolat' 11:46

Film critic Lisa Nesselson brings us a glowing review of Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's biopic of the Apple founder, Steve Jobs. We also see how "Anomalisa" manages to bring a touch of humanity to a..
Source: France 24 English - 1 week ago

News video: Snubs of the 2016 Oscars: Sorkin, Scott and 'Straight Outta Compton'

Snubs of the 2016 Oscars: Sorkin, Scott and 'Straight Outta Compton' 01:33

The 88th Annual Academy Award nominations did not include a single acting nomination for a person of color.
Source: Newsy Trending - on January 14, 2016

 

‘Smart People’ Theater Review: Joshua Jackson, Tessa Thomson Gets Caught in Racial Crossfire

‘smart people’ theater review: joshua jackson, tessa thomson gets caught in racial crossfireLydia R. Diamond’s characters are walking on egg shells in her new play, “Smart People,” which opened Thursday at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre Off Broadway. As it turns out, these people..
The Wrap 1 day ago

Aaron Sorkin to adapt Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird for Broadway

Over the past 55 years, Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" has racked up pretty much every accolade imaginable. It won the Pulitzer Prize and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film starring..
Brisbane Times 1 day agoAlso reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe AgeABA JournalRaw StoryWorldNewsNewsyHuffington Post

'To Kill A Mockingbird' On Broadway, As Written By Aaron Sorkin

It was announced this week that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin -- "The West Wing," "The Newsroom," "The Network" and "Steve Jobs" -- will write a Broadway adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Harper Lee..
Huffington Post 2 days agoAlso reported by •HNGNNewsmaxL.A. Times

‘An Act of God’ LA Theater Review: Sean Hayes Makes an Almighty Scene

‘an act of god’ la theater review: sean hayes makes an almighty sceneThe Lord works in mysterious ways, perhaps none more mysterious than by embodying Emmy-winning sitcom star Sean Hayes in the uproarious virtually one-man show “An Act of God,” playing through March..
The Wrap 2 days ago

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Headed for Broadway

Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird is coming to Broadway for the first time in a new stage version written by West Wing writer Aaron Sorkin, producers said Wednesday. The Pulitzer..
VOA News 3 days ago

Aaron Sorkin Will Walk-And-Talk To Kill A Mockingbird Onto Broadway

aaron sorkin will walk-and-talk to kill a mockingbird onto broadwayA stage production of Harper Lee's timeless 1960 novel To Kill A Mockingbird is headed to Broadway, with a script to be written by walk-and-talk specialist Aaron Sorkin. The news was announced..
Gothamist 3 days agoAlso reported by •Huffington Post

Reaction rolls in to news of a Broadway-bound 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Reaction is already rolling in to producer Scott Rudin's announcement Wednesday that he is bringing Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” to Broadway for the 2017-18 season with none other than..
L.A. Times 3 days ago

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