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Damon Lindelof, Masi Oka, and Marco Arment are all On The Verge this Thursday!

After 25 Oscars, Hollywood's Underground Crowdsourced Goldmine Launches A Business

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Over the last seven years, many of Hollywood’s most celebrated original movies, from Slumdog Millionaire to Juno, were studio rejects, resurrected through Hollywood’s little-known online graveyard of unproduced screenplays, The Black List. Executive scavengers scour and evaluate The Black List’s trove of scripts, potentially giving a movie new life if...
After 25 Oscars, Hollywood's Underground Crowdsourced Goldmine Launches A Business
Ridley Scott and Hampton Fancher in 'Blade Runner' sequel talks

Upstairs Downstairs is not another Downton Abbey, says Heidi Thomas

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Call the Midwife screenwriter describes the challenge of resurrecting famous period drama Upstairs DownstairsHer tales of life in the 1950s grimy East End have brought BBC1 bumper Sunday-night ratings – and now Call the Midwife screenwriter Heidi Thomas is hoping to repeat the trick in the altogether grander setting of...
Upstairs Downstairs is not another Downton Abbey, says Heidi Thomas
Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film: 'A minefield of disappointment'

D10 App and Livestreams: The Next Best Thing to Being There

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Just a few hours from now, D10, the 10th anniversary of our D:All Things Digital conference, kicks off in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., beginning three days of unscripted, no-holds-barred conversation with tech’s luminaries. The event has been sold out for months, but there are plenty of ways for you to...
D10 App and Livestreams: The Next Best Thing to Being There
Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs movie will begin filming in the original Apple garage

Fountain is a new markup language for writing screenplays

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Fountain is a simple markup syntax for writing, editing and sharing screenplays in plain, human-readable text. The language is flexible enough to work on any computer or tablet, and can be written in any software that edits text files. But why in the word would a screenplay writer ever need a markup language?...
Fountain is a new markup language for writing screenplays
Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Movie To Feature Just 3 Scenes In Real-Time Backstage At Product Launches

How a cyberwar was spun by shoddy journalism | Heather Brooke

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Journalistic scepticism was lacking when stories about a DDoS attack 'breaking' the internet surfaced. This is a real future riskA veteran Reuters reporter related a piece of advice given by his editor: "It's not just what you print that makes you an authoritative and trusted source for news, but what...
How a cyberwar was spun by shoddy journalism | Heather Brooke
On The Verge returns Thursday, May 17th with Damon Lindelof, Masi Oka, and more!

"But would [the screenwriter] think that he had improved the effect of a film of, say, the ascent of..."

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"But would [the screenwriter] think that he had improved the effect of a film of, say, the ascent of Everest by introducing helicopters to take the climbers half way up...?" - J. R. R. Tolkien, as quoted by Periannath.com in their brilliant piece: Why Doesn't Frodo Just Ride An Eagle To Mount...
"But would [the screenwriter] think that he had improved the effect of a film of, say, the ascent of..."

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic: Three 30-Minute Scenes Taking Place Before Three Product Launches

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Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of the movie based on Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography, has shared some details behind the structure of the upcoming film. Speaking from The Daily Beast's Hero Summit, Sorkin disclosed that the entire movie "is going to be 3 scenes, and take place in real-time." Further, each...
Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic: Three 30-Minute Scenes Taking Place Before Three Product Launches

Our first look at Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs and freaking out about graphic user interface

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When the name Ashton Kutcher comes up, we might think of That 70s Show, Demi Moore or even Zaarly. Now you can add Steve Jobs to that list. Kutcher is playing Jobs — beard and all—  in a new biopic about the Apple founder and we’ve got our first...
Our first look at Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs and freaking out about graphic user interface

Twitter fiction: Deborah Moggach

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The novelist and screenwriter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerI chopped down the ash tree and left you. Tears and sawdust, but both of you had to go and now I can see the view.• Deborah Moggach's latest novel, Heartbreak Hotel,...
Twitter fiction: Deborah Moggach

Aaron Sorkin Will Adapt The Steve Jobs Biography For The Big Screen

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Sony Pictures has signed on screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to adapt Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs into a movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sorkin wrote the screenplays for several popular films including The Social Network, which earned him an Oscar. “There is no writer working in Hollywood today who...
Aaron Sorkin Will Adapt The Steve Jobs Biography For The Big Screen

Aaron Sorkin to write script for Sony's Steve Jobs biopic

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The Social Network's Oscar-winning screenwriter is to pen film based on bestselling biography of the late Apple founderHis legacy already surrounds us in the shape of iPods, iPhones, iPads and myriad other iconic, sleek and indispensable examples of 21st-century living. Now Apple founder Steve Jobs is to be immortalised on...
Aaron Sorkin to write script for Sony's Steve Jobs biopic
Steve Jobs, the film: two movie studios seek the definitive portrayal
Senate Intelligence Committee drops Zero Dark Thirty probe
Nicholas Sparks On Using Tech To Write Books, Make Movies, And Keep A Creative Edge

Original Apple II Prince of Persia source code published by creator

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The source code of the classic Apple II game Prince of Persia has been published on GitHub by Jordan Mechner, the original author. The game, which was first published by Broderbund in 1989, was developed in 6502 assembly. With the help of Apple II enthusiast Tony Diaz, the code...
Original Apple II Prince of Persia source code published by creator

The USB Typewriter Will Make You The Most Annoying Writer at the Coffee Shop [Video]

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Really pretty awesome. (Jack Zylkin/Etsy) We’re joking, of course, because the truth is engineer Jack Zylkin has done something very cool in marrying old tech with new in his USB Typewriter. Mr. Zylkin, 25, happened to an old typewriter on the curb and couldn’t resist messing with it. He took...
The USB Typewriter Will Make You The Most Annoying Writer at the Coffee Shop [Video]
Treyarch’s Mark Lamia explains taking risks with the design of Call of Duty: Black Ops II (interview)

TimesCast Media+Tech: Marlon Wayans Talks 'A Haunted House'

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TimesCast Media+Tech: Trend spotting at the Consumer Electronics Show. David Pogue reviews calendar apps. Marlon Wayans, the actor and screenwriter, returns to spoofing horror films....
TimesCast Media+Tech: Marlon Wayans Talks 'A Haunted House'

John Mellencamp: Thou Shalt Not Permit The Internet To Derail Our Gravy Train

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We've written about John Mellencamp's anti-internet rants before, but this latest one doesn't just take the cake, it takes the whole bakery and turns it into a reality show on the Learning Channel, but with more melodrama and an even looser definition of learning. There's almost too much to unpack...
John Mellencamp: Thou Shalt Not Permit The Internet To Derail Our Gravy Train

TIMESCAST: Marlon Wayans Talks 'A Haunted House'

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TimesCast Media+Tech: Trend spotting at the Consumer Electronics Show. | David Pogue reviews calendar apps. | Marlon Wayans, the actor and screenwriter, returns to spoofing horror films....
TIMESCAST: Marlon Wayans Talks 'A Haunted House'

Whither, Hollywood, Wither?

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Last week I wrote about television; this week I’ve been thinking about Hollywood. Not least because a screenwriter with a pretty good track record recently attached himself to my squirrel book1 and is hoping to adapt it into a big animated movie. But it often takes five years or more...
Whither, Hollywood, Wither?

Development on Bond 23 Suspended Indefinitely; MGM Woes to Blame

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Remember last year when MGM’s bankruptcy troubles first came to light and we were relatively optimistic that the future of the James Bond franchise was not much in doubt? Well, we’re less optimistic now; at this point I might even bet on a SPECTRE plan to succeed before I’d...
Development on Bond 23 Suspended Indefinitely; MGM Woes to Blame
'Iron Man 3' director signs on for 'Doc Savage' adaptation

Diablo Cody On Why Pregnant Women Can Have It All--And Direct

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Diablo Cody is the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Juno, Jennifer's Body, Young Adult, and her forthcoming directorial debut, about a plane crash survivor. Fast Company recently caught up with Cody to ask about the inspiration she draws from roller coasters, the experience of directing while pregnant, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer....
Diablo Cody On Why Pregnant Women Can Have It All--And Direct
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