The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 256 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, Aaron Sorkin wants your money, […]
John and Craig consider a new master class in screenwriting taught by Aaron Sorkin, and a very old Greek word (anagnorisis) championed by Aristotle. Both are useful!
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...Show More Summary
If you can impress people with your wit and intelligence you will certainly achieve success faster. Award winning writer Aaron Sorkin tells us how it's done.
The master of snappy dialogue is teaching an online class this summer.
If you haven't heard Aaron Sorkin talk about screenwriting, you haven't seen Shakespeare the way it was meant to be played. Accordingly, the West Wing creator, whose relationship with the internet is best described as "fraught," announced on Wednesday that he had teamed up with the MasterClass program to offer a ... More »
The cast of The West Wing reunited this week 10 years after the shows final episode aired. And creator Aaron Sorkin says he is open to bringing it back.
“The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin had some interesting comments about his departure from the NBC drama series after four seasons, including why he decided not to watch the series after he left the show. The New York Post’s Page.....
“No human being will ever again write 22 one hour episodes for four years. Beautifully written, complicated verbally, complicated personally, funny, about something [episodes]. That's 11 feature films a years. It is extraordinary and...Show More Summary
Stars Bradley Whitford, Dule Hill, Janel Moloney, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Melissa Fitzgerald were joined by executive producers Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme. read more
Five years after Rescue Me ended its seven-season run on FX, the firefighter drama had a reunion Friday at the ATX Festival in Austin, and it was as foul-mouthed as the show tended to be. "Aaron Sorkin can kiss my balls," co-creatorShow More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Having grabbed both Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game as well as the coveted international rights for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman in big bidding wars at Cannes, STX Entertainment has now just nabbed a spec script stateside and...Show More Summary
The Academy Award-winning screenwriter will now test his hands behind the camera.
This past Saturday marked ten years since Aaron Sorkin's seminal series The West Wing left the airwaves on NBC. Starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, and many more, the sparkling drama is one of the most honored shows in television history, remains one of my all-time favorites, and I still miss it this many years later. Show More Summary
Here’s a first look at a documentary on “arguably the greatest American screenwriter,” as Rob Reiner calls William Goldman. He’s the guy Aaron Sorkin says “is responsible for inventing the modern screenplay as we know it.” Also a novelist...Show More Summary
Prolific film and television producer Mark Gordon was in Cannes this week talking up Molly’s Game, the Molly Bloom memoir that will be Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut (see video above). The film shoots in November and was expected to be the title that would create the most market sparks here. Show More Summary
This project would mark the directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin.
HBO’s The Newsroom hasn’t aired a new episode since 2014, but that doesn’t mean Jeff Daniels has entirely exorcised the spirit of Will McAvoy, the blustery but sometimes insightful anchor he played on the controversial Aaron Sorkin show. Show More Summary
How fast can they talk? Read more...
Hollywood has a long, illustrious history of casting white people for Asian characters. And film heavyweights like Aaron Sorkin have the gall to complain that, "There aren't any Asian movie stars." Serious question: How does someoneShow More Summary