IndieWire Interviews HUMANITAS Winner Aaron Sorkin


aaron-sorkin-mainAaron Sorkin has a lot going on these days: In addition to feverishly writing the final season of his HBO drama "The Newsroom," he's collaborating with director Danny Boyle on a Steve Jobs biopic and considering another project based on Michael Lewis' bestseller "Flash Boys." But none of that stopped him from taking time to hang out in Nantucket over the weekend. The veteran writer of punchy dialogue, often spoken by powerful, conflicted men, dropped by the Massachusetts island to receive the Nantucket Film Festival's screenwriting award. Then, on Saturday afternoon, he sat down with MSNBC's Chris Matthews for an hour-long conversation about his career writing for television and movies. The wide-ranging discussion included anecdotes about the original ending of "Charlie Wilson's War," Eduardo Saverin watching "The Social Network," and why he's decided to bring "The Newsroom" to a close. These are the highlights.

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