The Eight-Day Week
Fifty Shades of Grey
Have a smart lunch break and get the inside scoop on Ben Mezrich’s latest, Straight Flush: The True Story of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire—and How It All Came Crashing Down. Moderating the “Word for Word” talk is actor and host of the Current TV show Viewpoint, Read More
It’s official: E.L. James’ love story for the ages, Fifty Shades of Grey, is officially going forward, with the studios involved hiring two producers for the project. While that doesn’t guarantee a movie any time soon, it’s doubtful that Hollywood is just going to sit on this project and let it die a slow death on a backlot when there’s all those box office sales and merchandizing money to be made.
A million Deadline readers isn’t cool. Know what’s cool, Nikki Finke? A Farmville manqué.
Nikki Finke’s Deadline has apparently opened to the public its Facebook game in which players can pretend to be an actor (or actress), director, producer, or (if for some crazy reason they desire this) screenwriter, and try Read More
With investor interest in group discount site Groupon at an all time high, it seems only a matter of time before the company gets its own David Fincher-directed movie.
And so The Observer asks the most pressing question facing the technology venture capital scene today: What if The Social Network was about Groupon? Read More
Tyler Winklevoss and his brother, Cameron, have been embroiled in a lawsuit with Mark Zuckerberg for the past six years over who invented Facebook. The entire world knows this because it’s a prominent plot point in The Social Network, one of the year’s most acclaimed films and a reason behind Zuckerberg’s recent selection as Read More
Look What The Web Dragged In
Mark Zuckerberg is still fighting the perception that he started Facebook as some sort of revenge against a girl or way to get more girls.
Zuck was dating his current girlfriend at the time Facebook was created, as 60 Minutes‘ Lesley Stahl would have known if she had read his lengthy New Yorker Read More
David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin took the relatively wonky tale of coding a great website and made it into a top flight drama.
But what if The Social Network had been directed by a different Hollywood heavyweight? College Humor gave it spin with Wes Anderson, Frank Capra and many others.
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At this morning’s New Yorker breakfast event on social networking at the Bryant Park Grill, Ken Auletta asked his panelists what they thought of The Social Network.
Internet guru Clay Shirky said curtly that he hadn’t seen it, striking a tone that suggested he is proud of this, like it’s a cool and surprising Read More