David Fincher Off Steve Jobs Shows Perils Of Tracking Board Journalism

By | Monday April 14, 2014 @ 9:48pm PDT
Mike Fleming

jobssSo tonight there are big scoops about how David Fincher walked away from the movie Sony and Scott Rudin are developing about Apple visionary Steve Jobs, based on the Walter Isaacson book. What an unusual outcome to a story … Read More »

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David Fincher For Steve Jobs?

By | Wednesday February 26, 2014 @ 8:32am PST
Mike Fleming

Rumors over the last week have David Fincher circling the Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs biopic based on the Walter Isaacson book about the Apple genius at Sony. Fincher hasn’t even had a meeting on the project yet, but he certainly has a close relationship with producer … Read More »

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Paradigm Signs ‘JOBS’ Helmer Joshua Michael Stern

By | Wednesday October 23, 2013 @ 5:38pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Paradigm has signed Joshua Michael Stern. He directed JOBS, the film that starred Ashton Kutcher as Apple wunderkind Steve Jobs. Stern writes and directs his projects, and also he often generates the financing. JOBS, his third film, … Read More »

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Hedge Fund Pioneer Says Steve Jobs Created A “Bad Culture” At Apple: Video

By | Monday October 7, 2013 @ 1:06pm PDT

Billionaire Julian Robertson, who created Tiger Management Corp, told CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo that Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography of the Apple founder changed his view about investing in the company. “How can you create a great organization of people and be that mean a person?…He was really a pretty terrible … Read More »

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Oracle Chief Says Apple’s Headed Down Without Steve Jobs: Video

By | Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 8:00am PDT

CBS This Morning‘s Charlie Rose has a fascinating interview this morning with Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. The billionaire describes the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs — his former best friend — as “our Edison…our Picasso” Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Ashton Kutcher in ‘Jobs’

By | Tuesday August 6, 2013 @ 6:09pm PDT

The Steve Jobs biopic opens next week, and we finally have the first new full trailer in nearly six weeks. And this one, boldly titled “An American Legend,” is decidedly more light-hearted than its predecessor. Ashton Kutcher stars in Jobs as the man who co-founded Apple … Read More »

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‘Jobs’ Blazes Promo Trail With First Instagram Trailer

By | Monday July 15, 2013 @ 12:13pm PDT

Open Road is boasting the first-ever Instagram movie trailer with its new 15-second social media spot for Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. It trumps the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it 6-second blitz of Twitter‘s Vine app, which just … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Ashton Kutcher In ‘JOBS’

By | Friday June 21, 2013 @ 10:30am PDT
Mike Fleming

Open Road has released a new trailer for JOBS, the film that stars Ashton Kutcher as Apple genius Steve Jobs. The movie is certainly getting some buzz before its August 16 debut, as Steve Wozniak (who is portrayed by Josh Gad) appeared on Piers Morgan Live last … Read More »

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Steve Jobs Biopic Set For Aug. 16 Release

By | Tuesday June 11, 2013 @ 7:17pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Open Road, which made a pre-Sundance service deal with Five Star Films to release JOBS in April before pulling the film back because of insufficient time to market it right by rushing, now has set the release for August 16. Ashton Kutcher stars as the Apple visionary … Read More »

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Steve Jobs Film With Ashton Kutcher Moving Off April 19 Release Date

By | Friday March 15, 2013 @ 3:26pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: The release date of the Steve Jobs biopic that stars Ashton Kutcher has quietly been postponed. jOBS, which closed the Sundance Film Festival this year, had been set by Five Star Films and its distributor … Read More »

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Aaron Sorkin Disappears From Hugh Jackman Broadway Musical ‘Houdini’

By | Tuesday January 29, 2013 @ 4:15pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Sorkin has dropped out of the Broadway production of Houdini, on which he was to make his librettist debut for a musical slated to star Hugh Jackman as the famous magician. Sorkin has put a … Read More »

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Hot Clip: Ashton Kutcher In ‘jOBS’

By | Thursday January 24, 2013 @ 3:17pm PST

Ashton Kutcher stars as Apple visionary Steve Jobs in the Joshua Michael Stern-directed jOBS, which premieres Friday as the closing film at Sundance. In this first-look clip, Kutcher walks and talks through the parking garage of Hewlett-Packard trying to convince future Apple co-founder … Read More »

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Aaron Sorkin On Steve Jobs Biopic: Video

By | Thursday November 15, 2012 @ 7:00pm PST

Aaron Sorkin has provided a glimpse of his plans for the Steve Jobs biopic he’s adapting for the big screen based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of the legendary Apple co-founder. He told Tina Brown today during the Newsweek/Daily Beast Hero Summit in Washington, D.C. that the movie will … Read More »

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Apple Software Chief Scott Forstall And Retail Head John Browett Exiting Company

By | Tuesday October 30, 2012 @ 2:25am PDT

Apple reported disappointing Q4 results last week and shares were down about 9.5% over the last month as investors wondered whether the company can continue to fly high. On Monday, in its biggest management shake-up in … Read More »

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Movie Casting Round-Up: ‘JOBS’ Adds Actors, Lorraine Nicholson on ‘Attachment,’

By | Friday July 13, 2012 @ 6:35am PDT

Lorraine Nicholson has signed on to Attachment. The daughter of one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Lorraine will play Sharon Stone’s daughter onscreen in the Tony Kaye-directed film. Attachment tells the tale of a good girl gone bad after be set up by her mother’s rotten lover. Christopher Denham wrote the script for Attachment. Panther Films’ Brad Epstein is producing. Adam Krentzman and W2 Media will executive produce.  Nicholson, who recently starred in Soul Surfer, is repped by ICM Partners and managed by Trilogy Talent. Read More »

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Aaron Sorkin Says Writing About Steve Jobs Like Writing About Beatles

By | Wednesday May 30, 2012 @ 12:44pm PDT

Aaron Sorkin Steve Jobs MovieAaron Sorkin said today that he had a lot of hesitation about tackling a movie about Steve Jobs. “It is a little like writing about The Beatles,” Sorkin said at the AllThingsD conference this morning. Sorkin said he “saw a minefield of disappointment” from Jobs aficionados in taking on the script for the recently announced film based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography. While the Oscar winner says it’s difficult “to shake the cradle to grave” approach of a book like Isaacson’s when adapting it for the screen, Sorkin says his approach is “going to identify the point of friction that appeals to me.” Sorkin, who received blowback for liberties he took with the actual life of Mark Zuckerberg in 2010’s The Social Network, told the conference crowd that they should think of biopics as “a painting, not a photograph.” Read More »

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Apple Has Big Secret Surprises Coming Next Week – But CEO Tim Cook Won’t Detail

By | Tuesday May 29, 2012 @ 7:48pm PDT

Tim Cook Apple All Things DProblem is, Apple CEO Tim Cook won’t say what they are. He told the AllThingD conference tonight that he has never been so amazed as he is by “all the things I cannot talk about today.” In fact, Cook said the notoriously tight-lipped Apple would “double down on secrecy on products”. On the TV front, however, Cook made no secret of his enthusiasm for Steve Jobs’ pledge to change television with Apple TV like iTunes changed music. “We have a good relationship with the content owners,” Cook replied when asked about Apple and the Hollywood studios. “I’ve met with several of them recently; they were talking about what more we could do with them.” (Cook made a point of noting his respect for what Apple board member Bob Iger has accomplished at Disney.) Cook wouldn’t disclose what those discussions with Hollywood were about, except to say, “most people would say that TV is not an area of their life they are completely pleased with.” Read More »

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Aaron Sorkin To Script ‘Steve Jobs,’ Based On Walter Isaacson Book For Sony

By | Tuesday May 15, 2012 @ 5:54pm PDT
Mike Fleming

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 15, 2012 – Academy Award® winning screenwriter Aaron
Sorkin will adapt Steve Jobs, a motion picture based on the best-selling
biography of the legendary Apple co-founder by award-winning journalist Walter
Isaacson, it was announced today by Amy Pascal,

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Steve Jobs Biopic Starring Ashton Kutcher To Cannes: Inferno To Make Offshore Deals

By | Tuesday May 15, 2012 @ 12:33pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: JOBS, the film that will star Ashton Kutcher as Apple genius Steve Jobs, will be sold at the Cannes Film Festival by Inferno. The film will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern based on a Matt Whiteley script. Production … Read More »

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