The Newsroom

TV-Series | USA 2012 | 75' | OV

»He can make the politically jaded feel patriotic and the cynical see hope in any situation«. says The Hollywood Reporter, praising Aaron Sorkin and his new series “The Newsroom”. The star screenwriter (THE SOCIAL NETWORK, THE WEST WING) proves again that he pens the smartest dialogue in current film and television. Sorkin’s mouthpiece is brilliant, but repulsive Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), the disillusioned presenter of a news show who goes through a crisis and regains his old bite. It is his ex-girlfriend Mackenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer), of all people, who is supposed to help him in the process – this constellation is a perfect springboard for quick-witted banter at screwball comedy pace. Though THE NEWSROOM is about fictional characters, the HBO series’ special approach is that it unfolds against a backdrop of true events. In the pilot episode, for example, the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig causes the ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to burst – very literally – smack into McAvoy’s return to his old place of work.

In cooperation with Sky Deutschland

Executive Producers
Aaron Sorkin, Scott Rudin, Alan Poul
Co-Executive Producers
Denis Biggs, Greg Mottola, Paul Redford
Director
Greg Mottola
Script
Aaron Sorkin
Photography
Todd McMullen
Editors
Howard Leder, Ron Rosen
Music
Thomas Newman
Production Design
Jeff Schoen
Casting
Francine Maisler
Principal Cast
Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel
Production Company
HBO

International Sales

HBO
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USA
Tel.: +1 310 382 3000
www.hbo.com

Domestic Sales

SKY Deutschland Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG
Medienallee 26
85774 Unterföhring
Deutschland
www.sky.de

Selected filmography Aaron Sorkin

WRITER – A FEW GOOD MEN (1992), THE WEST WING (1999), THE SOCIAL NETWORK (2010), MONEYBALL (2011)