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Aaron Sorkin Needs to Learn to Love the Internet if He Wants to Help Fix Hollywood’s Diversity Issues

8 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“Adapt or die,” Billy Beane shouted in “Moneyball,” words written in the Oscar-nominated screenplay from Steven Zaillain and Aaron Sorkin. And yet, when it comes to the internet, Sorkin refuses to follow his own advice.

Though he’s embraced the personification of “old man screams at clouds” to varying degrees of success, this weekend proved why Sorkin can’t hide from the web any longer — not without becoming the kind of person that he has always despised.

On Saturday, Sorkin took part in a conversation at the Writers Guild Festival where he — by all reports — first learned about diversity issues in Hollywood.

“Are you saying that women and minorities have a more difficult time getting their stuff read than white men and you’re also saying that [white men] get to make mediocre movies and can continue on?” Sorkin asked the audience. Later, he brought the subject up again, asking for clarification. »

- Ben Travers

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Aaron Sorkin Needs to Learn to Love the Internet if He Wants to Help Fix Hollywood’s Diversity Issues

8 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Adapt or die,” Billy Beane shouted in “Moneyball,” words written in the Oscar-nominated screenplay from Steven Zaillain and Aaron Sorkin. And yet, when it comes to the internet, Sorkin refuses to follow his own advice.

Though he’s embraced the personification of “old man screams at clouds” to varying degrees of success, this weekend proved why Sorkin can’t hide from the web any longer — not without becoming the kind of person that he has always despised.

On Saturday, Sorkin took part in a conversation at the Writers Guild Festival where he — by all reports — first learned about diversity issues in Hollywood.

“Are you saying that women and minorities have a more difficult time getting their stuff read than white men and you’re also saying that [white men] get to make mediocre movies and can continue on?” Sorkin asked the audience. Later, he brought the subject up again, asking for clarification. »

- Ben Travers

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Aaron Sorkin Is Reportedly Surprised To Learn About Hollywood’s Diversity Problem

11 hours ago | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Aaron Sorkin had a wake-up call during the Writers Guild Festival this past weekend. According to a report from Variety, the man behind shows like “The West Wing” and “The Newsroom” was shocked to discover that women and other minorities in Hollywood have a harder time making projects. Related: Aaron Sorkin Wrote A Letter To His […] »

- Jordan Appugliesi

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Aaron Sorkin Has Just Been Made Aware Of The Diversity Problem In Hollywood

12 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The past few years has seen Hollywood grapple with a diversity problem that they can no longer ignore. #OscarsSoWhite has been a big part of the the campaign that has not only raised awareness about the issue, but also been part of forcing the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences to diversify their membership. The topic has been a regular part of movie culture discourse, whether it’s discussing the lack of opportunities being afforded female directors or the casting “Iron Fist.” However, it seems this entire subject has gone right over the head of “The West Wing,” “The Newsroom,” and “The Social Network” screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

Continue reading Aaron Sorkin Has Just Been Made Aware Of The Diversity Problem In Hollywood at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Aaron Sorkin Stunned by Hollywood’s Diversity Problem, Offers Help Any Way He Can

26 March 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Aaron Sorkin has spent his career writing stories about controversies and power struggles in modern society — from “The West Wing” to “The Social Network” to “The Newsroom.” But one high-profile conversation point seems to have passed him by: The lack of diverse writers’ rooms in Hollywood.

Read More: Aaron Sorkin Writes a Letter to His Daughter About Donald Trump: ‘This Is Truly Horrible’

Sorkin revealed his lack of insight during a discussion at the Writers Guild Festival in Los Angeles on March 25, Variety reports.

“Are you saying that women and minorities have a more difficult time getting their stuff read than white men?” he asked the audience at one point. “And you’re also saying that [white men] get to make mediocre movies and can continue on? You’re saying that if you are a woman or a person of color, you have to hit it out of the park in order to get another chance? »

- William Earl

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Aaron Sorkin Stunned by Hollywood’s Diversity Problem, Offers Help Any Way He Can

26 March 2017 2:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Aaron Sorkin has spent his career writing stories about controversies and power struggles in modern society — from “The West Wing” to “The Social Network” to “The Newsroom.” But one high-profile conversation point seems to have passed him by: The lack of diverse writers’ rooms in Hollywood.

Read More: Aaron Sorkin Writes a Letter to His Daughter About Donald Trump: ‘This Is Truly Horrible’

Sorkin revealed his lack of insight during a discussion at the Writers Guild Festival in Los Angeles on March 25, Variety reports.

“Are you saying that women and minorities have a more difficult time getting their stuff read than white men?” he asked the audience at one point. “And you’re also saying that [white men] get to make mediocre movies and can continue on? You’re saying that if you are a woman or a person of color, you have to hit it out of the park in order to get another chance? »

- William Earl

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Evan Rachel Wood to Make Directorial Debut

22 March 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Evan Rachel Wood in “Westworld

Westworld’s” Evan Rachel Wood is stepping behind the camera. After more than 20 years of acting in the business, Wood will make her directorial debut. In an interview with Vulture, Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”) revealed that she’s been cast in the film, which co-stars Wood, Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”), and Cynthia Erivo (Broadway’s “The Color Purple”).

Little is known about the project besides the fact that it’s a road trip movie and it’s filming in Vancouver. No word on its title, who penned the script, who is producing, nor any other plot details.

Wood currently stars in HBO’s big budget science fiction Western “Westworld,” which concluded its first season in December 2016. She plays Dolores, the oldest android host working in the park. The show, created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, is a ratings hit. A second season is confirmed, but no word on a premiere date.

It was a woman who directed Wood in her breakout big screen role, 2003’s “Thirteen.” The Catherine Hardwicke film centers on the dysfunctional relationship between two troubled teen girls (Wood and “Twilight’s” Nikki Reed). Wood’s other credits include “Doll & Em,” “The Ides of March,” “True Blood,” “Mildred Pierce,” “Across the Universe,” and “The Wrestler.” Wood’s most recent film credit is Patricia Rozema’s “Into the Forest,” a tale of two sisters (Wood and Ellen Page) struggling to survive the elements, intruders, and each other in the wake of a mass power outage set in the not-so-distant future.

While the specifics are admittedly scarce, it seems like Wood’s directing project will be women-centric based on the casting news. “I don’t think people have a problem [with female-led stories.] I think it’s assumed because it’s a male-driven world and lot of entertainment decisions are made mainly by men,” Wood has said in the past. “We’re getting better about it but the misconception that if it’s female-driven, you’re gonna alienate people — that does men a disservice because you’re not letting them into that world and to really see women as people,” she observed. “We just have to give people a chance and give these films a chance and let the audience decide. Stop assuming that men are things incapable of empathy. It’s almost insulting to men!”

Evan Rachel Wood to Make Directorial Debut was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Chris Messina to Join Amy Adams in HBO's Sharp Objects Adaptation

20 March 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Chris Messina has a new Project to work on.

The Mindy Project star has joined Amy Adams in the cast of HBO’s upcoming eight-episode drama Sharp Objects, according to our sister site Deadline. Based on Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn’s novel, Objects stars Adams as reporter Camille Preaker, who returns to her hometown after a stint in a mental hospital to investigate the murder of two preteen girls. Messina will play detective Richard Willis, who’s investigating the crime as well — and whose personal life gets tangled up with Preaker’s.

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Beauty and the Beast Breaks Box Office Records with $170M

19 March 2017 12:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, box office analysts were predicting that Disney's long-awaited live-action remake of Beauty and the BEast will take in $120 million at the box office, a debut that most studios would be happy with for any film. As we got closer and closer to the release, the projections started to increase, with some predicting it could earn upwards of $150 million, which would still put it just short of the all-time highest March opening, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's $166.1 million tally last year. It seems Beauty and the Beast has outdone itself, besting all projections for a record-breaking $170 million box office estimate.

Disney itself was downplaying those projections, with their own internal estimates placing their debut at $100 million. Box Office Mojo reports that Beauty and the Beast debuted in 4,210 theaters, earning an impressive $40,380 per-screen average. While this 4,210-theater rollout is certainly large, it ranks as the 29th widest of all time, »

- MovieWeb

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Watch The Belko Experiment Red Band Trailer Reimagined with LEGOs

18 March 2017 9:12 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It's kill or be killed in The Belko Experiment, now out in theaters, and if you want to see the film through a different lens, Huxley Berg Studios recently recreated the movie's red band trailer with LEGOs.

In case you missed it, check out Heather's review of The Belko Experiment, and watch the LEGOs red band trailer for the film below (from Bh Tilt via Huxley Berg Studios).

"Written by the acclaimed writer/director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Slither) and directed by Greg McLean (creator of the Wolf Creek franchise), The Belko Experiment is a terrifying, provocative and at times hilarious thrill-ride that literally provokes the question: what does it take to survive at work?

From Orion Pictures, The Belko Experiment stars John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom, 10 Cloverfield Lane), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), John C. McGinley (Stan Against Evil, Scrubs), Adria Arjona (True Detective), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), and »

- Derek Anderson

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Surprise, She's Married! Amanda Seyfried Joins List of Celebs Who've Had Secret Weddings

17 March 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski recently surprised the public when the actor revealed they had secretly getting married. The actor, best known for his past role on The Newsroom, said on The Late Late Show Thursday that he and the actress, who is expecting their first child, eloped over the weekend. "We just took off into the country with an officiant and just the two of us, and we did our thing," he said. E! News had confirmed in September that the two were engaged. Two months later, Seyfried's rep said the actress is pregnant. Check out other stars who had secret weddings: Ryan Reynolds and Blake »

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The Belko Experiment Claymation Shorts & Behind-the-Scenes Video

17 March 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Out today in theaters from Bh Tilt and Orion Pictures is The Belko Experiment, and following the release of the film's first claymation short, additional animated looks at the movie have been revealed, along with a new behind-the-scenes video.

In case you missed it, check out Heather's review of The Belko Experiment, and watch the new claymation shorts and behind-the-scenes video below.

"Written by the acclaimed writer/director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Slither) and directed by Greg McLean (creator of the Wolf Creek franchise), The Belko Experiment is a terrifying, provocative and at times hilarious thrill-ride that literally provokes the question: what does it take to survive at work?

From Orion Pictures, The Belko Experiment stars John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom, 10 Cloverfield Lane), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), John C. McGinley (Stan Against Evil, Scrubs), Adria Arjona (True Detective), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), and Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy »

- Derek Anderson

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The Belko Experiment – Check Out These Insane New Claymation Shorts from Lee Hardcastle

16 March 2017 6:31 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Okay, The Belko Experiment promotions just keep getting weirder!

Check out all of The Belko Experiment-inspired claymation shorts created by Lee Hardcastle (The ABCs of Death, Claycat’s The Thing, Claycat’s The Raid, Minion Ways to Die)

Watch The Belko Experiment in bloody, beautiful, Nsfw claymation, courtesy of Lee Hardastle

Behold Episode 2 of Belko in Nsfw claymation from the master, Lee Hardcastle. Are you ready for The Belko Experiment?

It’s kill or be killed at your office: what would You do? Let this new Nsfw claymation from Lee Hardcastle be your guide.

Ever wonder what a “Corporate Purge” looks like in claymation? Well thanks to Lee Hardcastle, no you know.

The Belko Experiment opens in theaters this Friday, March 4th!

The Belko Experiment stars John Gallagher Jr. (“The Newsroom”, 10 Cloverfield Lane), Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal”), John C. McGinley (“Stan Against Evil,” “Scrubs”), Adria Arjona (“True Detective”), Josh Brener »

- Tom Stockman

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Exclusive: Listen to Tyler Bates’ “Molotov Cocktails” from The Belko Experiment Soundtrack

16 March 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A workplace turns into a war zone this weekend with the release of Bh Tilt and Orion Pictures' The Belko Experiment. Accompanying the carnage on screen is composer Tyler Bates' ominous, epic score, and to give your earbuds an idea of what to expect, Daily Dead has been provided the special treat of premiering the "Molotov Cocktails" track from the official score for The Belko Experiment.

The soundtrack for The Belko Experiment will be released on CD and digital platforms by Lakeshore Records on March 17th. For more information, we have the official press release and exclusive soundtrack excerpt below, and to learn more about Tyler Bates, visit:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tyler_bates Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TylerBatesOfficial Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tylerbatesofficial

Press Release: (March 6, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release The Belko Experiment – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD on »

- Derek Anderson

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Actor Shaun Brown on His Recurring Role on CBS Sitcom ‘The Great Indoors’

16 March 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Before he landed his first TV roles on “The Newsroom” and “True Blood,” Shaun Brown was performing in a failing musical adaptation of DreamWorks’ “Madagascar.” When the show closed after a short four-month tour, he decided to buy a one-way ticket to Los Angeles and “never looked back.” Now he’s starring in the recurring role of Mason on CBS’ “The Great Indoors” opposite Joel McHale and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

I’ve read you started performing at a relatively young age.

When I was 16, I performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. As a part of that, they let us go and see a Broadway musical, which was “Hairspray.” I had grown up wanting to be a heart surgeon because my parents said, “You’re going to be a heart surgeon.” And then I saw “Hairspray,” and I thought, “I’ve got to do this for the rest of my life.” But »

- Will Thorne

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The Looming Tower: Jeff Daniels Signed to Star in 9/11 Hulu Series

14 March 2017 3:04 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Jeff Daniels, late of the cancelled HBO TV series, The Newsroom, has joined The Looming Tower TV show. He'll play John O'Neill, the chief of the FBI's anti-terrorism unit in the New York field office. The upcoming Hulu drama an adaptation of Lawrence Wright's nonfiction book. Tahar Rahim was previously cast as Ali Soufan, a young FBI agent on O’Neill’s squad.The Looming Tower covers the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. The Hulu TV series explores whether the rivalry between the CIA and FBI could have inadvertently contributed to the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq. Writer Dan Futterman and director Alex Gibney are executive producing with Wright.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Interview : The Belko Experiment – Vr Escape Room With David Yarovesky

14 March 2017 2:18 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Have you ever found yourself suddenly enveloped in a nightmare? You must be dreaming, right? Either that, or you’re in an immersive Vr escape room, trying to save your own life while a friend fucks with you from the sidelines! That was the fun, panicked predicament I found myself in when I headed to The Microsoft Lounge to play The Belko Experiment – Vr Escape Room Experience created by my talented friend, David Yarovesky.

The game, co-created by Dan Clifton, is an interactive puzzle which puts you in the middle of The Belko Experiment. You have fifteen minutes to solve the clues in order to save your own life. It’s designed for the Htc Vive and Oculus Rift headsets through the Steam Platform, so you have a bit of a choice. Did I mention that it is Free? As someone who has experience with both headsets, I was glad »

- Melissa Howland

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Beauty and the Beast on Track to Smash Spring Box Office Records

14 March 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It wasn't too long ago that the month of March wasn't exactly seen as the home to box office juggernauts, but that all changed seven years ago when Disney's Alice in Wonderland opened huge with $116.1 million. Just a few years later, Lionsgate positioned its new franchise The Hunger Games in March, where it opened to the tune of a record-breaking $152.5 million, and last year, that record was broken by Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's $166.1 million. This year, Disney's Beauty and the Beast could very well vie for that record, but while it will easily come out on top this weekend, we're predicting this live-action fairy tale adaptation will arrive just short of the record, with $139.7 million.

Last month, box office analysts predicted that Beauty and the Beast could open around $120 million, while Disney itself was downplaying those projections, with their own internal estimates placing their debut at $100 million. »

- MovieWeb

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Jeff Daniels Joins Tahar Rahim In The Looming Tower Drama Series

14 March 2017 5:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) is headed back to episodic television as the lead in Hulu’s factually-based September 11th drama, The Looming Tower – which has been ordered straight to series. The veteran actor will play John O’Neill, who was a prominent figure in the FBI’s Counter-Terrorism division in the years prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and is therefore the centre of the action for this tale of events that occurred before the catastrophic hijackings.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda And The Road To 9/11 by Lawrence Wright, the focus of the series will be the difficult relationships between the FBI and other branches of the Federal Government – in particular, the CIA – and the ways in which this hindered the counter-terrorism efforts ahead of September 11th, 2001. John O’Neill – to be played by Jeff Daniels – was the Special Agent In »

- Sarah Myles

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Jeff Daniels to star in Hulu’s 'The Looming Tower'

13 March 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney to adapt Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé.

Emmy Award-winning actor Jeff Daniels has been cast to star in Hulu’s 10-episode, hour-long format.

The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the run-up to 9/11 and examines how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy and the ensuing war in Iraq.

Daniels will play John O’Neill, the headstrong chief of the New York FBI’s counter-terrorism unit who clashes heads with his counterpart at the CIA. Daniels joins previously announced Tahar Rahim and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Dan Futterman and Alex Gibney will adapt Wright’s book and serve as executive producers alongside Wright.

The series is a Legendary Television production for Hulu in the Us and Legendary Television Distribution will distribute internationally.

Daniels won an Emmy for his lead role on HBO’s drama The Newsroom. »

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