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Moneyball for movies: Data science and AI in Hollywood

The Chief Analytics Officer of movie and television studio Legendary Entertainment shares the predictive analytics, AI, and tools that bring box office success to films such as Jurassic World and Straight Outta Compton. This in-depth, exclusive discussion is Episode 276 of the CXOTalk series of conversations with innovators.

Why Your Firm's Data Is Useless Without Human Ingenuity

In the movie Moneyball, a team manager uses analytics to helps the Oakland A's win the World Series. It's a great sports movie, even though the baseball team didn't actually win the series. They had a great year, but that was a Hollywood ending. Tony La Russa, the real-life......

‘Tallulah’s Tammy Blanchard Joins Denzel Washington In ‘Iceman’ On Broadway; Bernie Williams Goes Cabaret; Michael Weller’s ‘Carousel’ Spin

Tammy Blanchard (Tallulah, Into the Woods, Moneyball) has been cast in the upcoming Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh, starring Denzel Washington and staged by George C. Wolfe. Blanchard will play Cora, one of three...Show More Summary

LD Entertainment & Michael De Luca To Adapt Celeste Ng’s Novel ‘Everything I Never Told You’

EXCLUSIVE: LD Entertainment has optioned the rights to Celeste Ng's 2014 debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, and will team with Oscar-nominated producer Michael De Luca (The Social Network, Captain Phillips, Moneyball) on a film adaptation. Show More Summary

Suicide Squad 2 Brings in Fifty Shades Producer Michael de Luca

Producer Michael De Luca, best known for his work on movies like Moneyball and Fifty Shades of Grey, has officially boarded Suicide Squad 2.

Suicide Squad 2 Locks Down The Social Network Producer, Cementing DC’s New Strategy

According to a report from Variety, The Social Network, Moneyball, and Captain Phillips producer Michael De Luca has hopped onto the Warner Bros. and DC Films picture, Suicide Squad 2. RELATED – DC Films Discovers Rock-Bottom, Defines A New Strategy So what does this mean for the film? It seems to indicate Warner Bros.’ desire […]

‘Molly’s Game’ is Another Jackpot for Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin has written and produced highly acclaimed TV shows and movies such as The West Wing, Moneyball and The Social Network, but he’s somehow only now making his directorial debut with Molly’s Game. The post ‘Molly’s Game’ is Another Jackpot for Aaron Sorkin appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Aaron Sorkin On Becoming A Director With ‘Molly’s Game’ : “You Don’t Finish A Movie, It Just Gets Complicated” – Behind The Lens

Aaron Sorkin has waited a long time to make his directorial debut.  The acclaimed and much rewarded writer of such screenplays as Moneyball, Steve Jobs, Charlie Wilson’s War, A Few Good Men, his Oscar winning The Social Network, as well...Show More Summary

Can A Moneyball Approach Bring Change to Evidence-based Medicine?

In the early 2000s, in preparation to write his bestseller, Moneyball, author Michael Lewis was trying to figure out how the Oakland Athletics could possibly be successful. A small-market team hemmed in by financial limitations, the A’s were regularly competitive even though their budget was dwarfed by that of teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers and New... Read More

Browns fire ‘Moneyball’ GM Sashi Brown but will keep head coach Hue Jackson

Cleveland has won just a single game since Brown took over personnel decisions. The Browns have won exactly a single game over the past two seasons. Now they’re parting ways with executive vice president Sashi Brown, the team announced...Show More Summary

Aaron Sorkin’s Idea For A West Wing Revival

The West Wing ran on NBC for seven seasons from 1999-2006. The political drama was created by one of the more sought after writers in Hollywood, Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Moneyball, A Few Good Men). Sorkin’s directorial debut, Molly’s Game, a film he also wrote the screenplay for, is set for release […]

Following the ‘Moneyball’ model to unearth talent

3 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – In the 2011 film “Moneyball”, Brad Pitt plays Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, who, as the head of a struggling baseball team, turns to data analysis of recruitment and training methods. Beane was a trailblazer...Show More Summary

Can cities get smarter about extreme weather?

Remember the movie "Moneyball"? The Oakland A's are struggling, financially and on the baseball field. Then they introduce an innovative system for figuring out which players will improve team performance. Moving away from observations by scouts, the A's begin to use advanced statistics to value players. Show More Summary

Why Amazon Just Spent a Fortune to Turn 'Lord of the Rings' Into TV

There is no “Moneyball” for media. In entertainment, overkill is underrated.

Michael Lewis Reveals His New "Big Short"

When the award-winning author of “The Big Short,” “The Blind Side” and “Moneyball,” stopped by Yahoo Finance yesterday to discuss his latest book, “The Undoing Project,” he was predictably asked for his next "Big Short" idea. And, after...Show More Summary

The Dodgers' brain trust has its own version of 'Moneyball'

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

There is no shortage of ways to explain the Dodgers’ success this season, but Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon came up with a new one Wednesday. “Their yin and their yang,” Maddon said. That was Maddon’s way of saluting the Dodgers’ depth and preparation, and he used an adjective that might have...

Molly’s Game Trailer 2: Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut Looks Massively Entertaining

One of the most recognizable names in modern film today for cinephiles is Aaron Sorkin. Known best for his written work, he’s responsible for amazing films like The Social Network, A Few Good Men, and Moneyball, as well as his TV shows The West Wing and The Newsroom. Given Sorkin’s breadth of work as a […]

The Downside of Baseball's Data Revolution---Long Games, Less Action

After years of “Moneyball”-style quantitative analysis, major-league teams are setting records for inactivity, prompting talk of rule changes. The dilemma holds lessons for the many businesses that have embraced Big Data as a guide to strategy.

Inside the Modern NBA and 2K: How a Video Game Predicted Basketball's 'Moneyball'-Style Revolution

5 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Tanking. Tons of three-pointers. Up-tempo play. The hallmarks of modern NBA play were staples for 2K players.

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