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Thursday links: human nature

Holiday book alert. Walter Isaacson writing at The Atlantic recommends Steve Johnson’s How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the...

Monday links: good samples

Holiday book alert: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson received multiple recommendations...

Friday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — Inside Media: NYT Magazine’s Mark Leibovich at the Newseum, 2:30 p.m. — Walter Isaacson Discussion with Leon Wieseltier at Kesher Isreal, Sunday at 7 p.m. The Revolving Door Know someone starting or leaving a job?Show More Summary

Both David Fincher and Walter Isaacson love Steve Jobs script

Aaron Sorkin’s attempt to make Steve Jobs light up the big screen has been filled with disaster thanks to a rash of casting dropouts and production hold ups, but all the problems the movie’s facing can’t be blamed on Sorkin’s … Read more ›

Leaked Sony Emails Trash Angelina Jolie

There's quite a bit of drama swirling around the Sony Pictures version of a Steve Jobs biopic (the one based on Walter Isaacson's book with a possible screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, not the one starring Ashton Kutcher ), and some of the recently-leaked Sony emails reveal quite a bit of...

Leaked e-mails show Sony botching its Steve Jobs movie

For years, Sony Pictures has promised to make a movie about former Apple chief executive Steve Jobs based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography. But last month, Universal announced it had picked up the Aaron Sorkin-penned movie. We scratched our heads and moved on -- then the hack of Sony Pictures exposed exactly how the picture went from […]

Leaked document reveals DiCaprio's importance as Steve Jobs to Sony

Leaked documents from the Sony Pictures hack reveal why the studio had pulled out from producing the Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson's biography. According to the leak of Sony's internal forecast of the film, the studio projected...Show More Summary

Now We Know Why Sony Gave Up On The Steve Jobs Biopic

Thanks to the huge Sony Pictures hack, we now have a good idea why the company passed on a Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the Apple cofounder. Sony's revenue projections for the movie fell by 25% after Leonardo DiCaprio declined the lead role, according to Fusion's Kevin Roose. Show More Summary

Natalie Portman reportedly passes on Steve Jobs biopic

It is now being reported that actress Natalie Portman will not be playing the female lead in the Steve Jobs biopic. The movie, based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late Apple co-founder, is said to still be on track for its spring production date. Show More Summary

How Alexis Ohanian mentored this 16-year-old to run a 20-employee startup

P rior to reading Alexis Ohanian's book, "Without Their Permission," teenager Erik Finman had only read one other book by choice: "Jobs," by Walter Isaacson, according to a New York Magazine report published today. Finman was so inspired...Show More Summary

Natalie Portman Jumps On Steve Jobs Biopic Bandwagon

It’s been a whirlwind of changes for the past year and finally the forthcoming Steve Jobs movie is on the right track. This week, Natalie Portman signed on as a supporting role in the Danny Boyle flick, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography...Show More Summary

'Steve Jobs' movie finds another home and a new star

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs may scream box office success, but actually making the movie has proven quite difficult. After two years of development, Sony Pictures decided to pass on the movie, but rival...

Sony drops Steve Jobs biopic: report

Sony dropped the high profile film based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, according to a report.

Benedict Cumberbatch Time’s Cover Boy

Today's Oscar coup goes to The Weinstein Company, which got Imitation Game's Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover of a Time Magazine article on genius. Walter Isaacson, whose Steven Jobs bio is the basis for the Aaron Sorkin scripted film...Show More Summary

Sony drops out of Steve Jobs movie, Universal rumored to take over

In a surprising turn of events, Sony is reportedly no longer attached to the upcoming Steve Jobs movie penned by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin and based on Walter Isaacson's biography.

Aaron Sorkin Adapting Underground Poker Memoir ‘Molly’s Game’

Aaron Sorkin recently said he was done writing for television, but his feature film writing career isn’t going anywhere. Danny Boyle is prepping to shoot Sorkin’s script about Steve Jobs, based on the biography by Walter Isaacson. And now Sorkin is set to adapt another true-life story to the screen. Show More Summary

I'm Walter Isaacson and This Is How I Work

Walter Isaacson has made a career as a thorough biographer of exceptional people, like Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin. Of course, Walter is quite exceptional himself, in that writing books isn't even his day job. Read more...

About Tonight: November 4, 2014

Tonight: A chef battle, Walter Isaacson, beer and more. [ more › ]

Christian Bale Turns Down Steve Jobs Movie Role

It was only recently that we heard about Christian Bale possibly playing Steve Jobs  in the movie based on Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of the late Apple honcho. Alas, things are not meant to be. Source The Hollywood Reporter...Show More Summary

Report: Christian Bale Exits Steve Jobs Biopic

Christian Bale has exited the Steve Jobs biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bale was set to play the late Jobs in the adaptation of Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography of the Apple co-founder. Oscar winner Danny Boyle will direct and Aaron Sorkin will pen the script. Show More Summary

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