Hank Azaria seems like a rather odd choice for the roll of David Sarnoff in the pending Broadway production of Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention Hank Azaria will play David Sarnoff, the head of RCA, and Jimmi Simpson (“The Rainmaker”) will portray the inventor Philo T. Farnsworth. Des McAnuff will direct the production, opening on […]
From Los Angeles Times critic Patrick Goldstein, an "unabashed admirer" of Sorkin’s work Sorkin’s much-touted NBC series, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," whose last episode aired just a few weeks ago, was canceled before the end of its first season, a victim of bad ratings and mediocre reviews. But it was also ambushed by
I don’t know if that means the people who MAKE videos like this, or the people (like me) who watch them. But here’s one of my favorite Monty Python scenes, updated for the modern era: What are you going to do, bleed on me? But… wouldn’t the light-sable cauterize the wounds?
Nothing in this particular item about a Spielberg/Dreamworks interest in The Farnsworth Invention, but it does call for three screenplays, and near as we know the film rights for that one are still up in the air… Aaron Sorkin has signed a three-picture deal with DreamWorks and is already set to pen The Trial of
And rumors persist: They say Spielberg is co-financing the Broadway production of a play by Aaron Sorkin called “The Farnsworth Invention”, and he’s not doing it because he loves the stage. Instead, he may be doing it to get his foot in the door to produce and direct a movie version of the play. No,
A Hollywood-based blog asks the obvious question: The motive behind Steven Spielberg’s co-financing and co-producing the forthcoming Broadway presentation of Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention, about a boy genius named Philo T. Farnsworth who invented television in high school in 1927 only to be ripped off by RCA’s David Sarnoff over the patent, seems obvious.
The Santa Monica Mirror takes note of The Archive of American Television — now available online and viewable via Google Video — which includes interviews with Pem Farnsworth: There is an interview with Elma Farnsworth, the widow of Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of the electronic television. This is a woman who worked alongside Farnsworth as
This article from CFO.com tries to make the point that there is no progress without teamwork. The point might be valid on some level, but the example they site here overlooks a fundamental point: Link: It’s about "Team" – – CFO.com. The life of any business manager would be so much more pleasant if one