Aaron Sorkin (SHS 1979) wrote and directed “The Trial of the Chicago 7” for Netflix, appearing they say in theaters and then on the platform. Cast includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong, Noah Robbins, Danny Flaherty, Ben Shenkman, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Caitlin Fitzgerald, Alice Kremelberg, John Doman, J.C. MacKenzie, Damien Young, Wayne Duvall, C.J. Wilson.
Looking forward to this one. That’s for sure!Read more
Fans of powerful documentaries that use animation to tell some or part of their stories can look forward to screening Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple’s latest work Desert One. In this fascinating look at the U.S. secret mission to free the hostages of the 1979 Iranian revolution, Kopple (American Dream, Shut Up & Sing!, Harlan County, USA) uses interviews with the likes of President Jimmy Carter, VP Walter Mondale and journalist Ted Koppel, archival footage and animation to bring this chapter of modern history to life. We had a chance to chat with the film’s New York-based animation director Zartosht Soltani (Fahrenheit 9/11, Hamilton’s America, Some Girls) about how he helped bring the acclaimed filmmaker’s vision to animated life.Read more
Chegg's CEO Dan Rosensweig (SHS 1979) shares a similar enthusiasm to music legend Bruce Springsteen, whose music Rosensweig says helps inspire him to make Chegg an education powerhouse.
From improvised tap dancing to the iconic walk-and-talk scenes, Aaron Sorkin, Bradley Whitford, Marlee Matlin, Rob Lowe, and more reveal all during EW's 30th anniversary cover shoot.
For seven seasons, fans watched the inner workings of the Bartlet administration unfold in all their ups and downs in the White House on The West Wing. EW got cast members and creator/writer/executive producer Aaron Sorkin (SHS1979) to reunite more than 20 years after the Emmy-winning drama debuted to reminisce on their favorite memories from set. From improvised tap dancing to getting those walk-and-talk scenes just right, they shared all kinds of secrets for EW's 30th anniversary issue cover story, starting with the opening shot that kicked off the series' legendary run.
This year’s “Quest for the Stanley Cup” will provide “exclusive access” to the NHL bubbles, but raises access questions in the process
Quest for the Stanley Cup started in 2016 as a behind-the-scenes NHL playoff series from famed producer Ross Greenburg (SHS 1973), the former president of HBO Sports, in association with NHL Original Productions. It aired on Showtime for its first two seasons, then moved to ESPN+ in 2018 as part of their expanded hockey coverage, and has been there since and has been generally well-received by those looking for behind-the-scenes footage from each year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs.Read more
Chegg CEO and President Dan Rosensweig on how the coronavirus is impacting higher education, the debate over in-person vs. remote learning and a lawsuit by a Yale student claiming online classes are inferior.Read more
Desperate to continue the tradition of a family beach week, I hatched a plan that would allow some mask- and sanitizer-enhanced semblance of normality.
So a few weeks ago, I rented a cute house on the Delaware shore. It had a screened-in front porch and a little cottage out back, in case someone needed to quarantine.
Expects 2020 Revenue Growth to Exceed 45%. Chegg, Inc. (NYSE:CHGG), a Smarter Way to Student®, today reported financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2020.
"Chegg was built with a belief that learning would move increasingly online and we have always bet on that inevitability," said Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg Inc., "The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated that shift and it is now clear that learning tools and academic support must be available online, affordable, on-demand, tailored to the individual learner, and geared towards the skills needed in the modern workforce."Read more
IN DECEMBER 1999, then US Representative to the United Nations (UN) Richard Holbrooke (SHS 1958) visited Zambia as part of his 12-nation tour of Africa. In the company of Senator Russ Feingold, a Democrat from Wisconsin with the late Mwansabombwe MP Rodgers Mwewa and several other US officials, Holbrooke took a walk from some place I do not remember to the Fountain of Hope in Kamwala.
Here, Mwewa was keeping around 600 street kids.
I covered this walk and this visit for the Voice of America. I had come to know about Fountain of Hope through the late Sydney, who was popularly known in theatre circles as “Sido”. I remember Sido even telling me about the board Rodgers Mwewa was trying to put together to help run Fountain of Hope. He even extended an invitation to me to join the board. I can’t remember what my response was, but I never sat on the board.
That’s the kind of opening scene you want: An extensive preview that draws you into the story. It’s great writing, and it’s great because it follows from a great lesson: Intention and obstacle shape the story.
I picked up this lesson in Aaron Sorkin’s (SHS 1979) MasterClass (not affiliated). Here are 49 more.Read more