Short and sweet today.
This A list writer adamantly refuses to work with HBO over their treatment of him on his last television show and when pitching new projects, won’t even entertain the idea of meeting with any of their executives.
Aaron Sorkin signs off from TV … maybe
It was just after 11:30 a.m. when Aaron Sorkin rose from the hulking leather club chair in his office to light a cigarette and announce his retirement from television.
The man known for dexterous, incisive dialogue was taking a break from the throes of production on the third and final season of “The Newsroom,” his polarizing ode to cable news shooting at the Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood. And on this early May day, the midway point in filming its six-episode closeout, the HBO drama’s swan song was positioned as a duet with its leader.
“I know the whole ‘Never say never’ stuff,” said Sorkin, whose TV imprint also includes “Sports Night,” “The West Wing” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” “But I’m pretty certain I’m about to write my last three episodes of television.” – Read more