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SXSW unveils film festival lineup, including new Steve Jobs documentary

SXSW, one of the year’s biggest celebrations of startups, film, and music, kicks off next month. The weeklong festival’s film lineup has just been announced, and it features a number of heavy hitters, including the world premiere of Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney’s new documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.

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Steve Jobs’s childhood garage is being prepped for latest biopic

Steve Jobs’ childhood home in Los Altos, California — which became a historic site in 2013 — is opening up for cameras once again. Film crews began setting up shop there today to begin dressing the location in anticipation of shooting the latest film about Apple’s co-founder, reports CNET. The house and its garage served as Apple’s early and rather humble beginnings, and were depicted briefly in 2013’s film Jobs. In this case, it’s for the second, unrelated film, penned by Aaron Sorkin and based off Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of the late technology pioneer. Some of the early adornments spotted in the garage include things like a Bob Dylan poster and an ad for a Braun coffeemaker.

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Studio Visit: Surname Goods: Using ethically sourced lumber salvaged from all over New York, Tim Skehan and Steve Bukowski bring a new level of awesome to woodwork

Studio Visit: Surname Goods

In a world in which IKEA furniture is ubiquitous and lifestyle goods go in and out of style like a choppy tide, a company like Surname Goods is a breath of fresh air. Originally founded in Brooklyn in 2011 by Ohio natives Timothy Skehan and Steve……

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Judge keeps Steve Jobs video testimony from public release

A California judge has denied a request from a trio of media outlets to make video deposition of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs available to the public. The request was filed by the Associated Press, Bloomberg, and CNN during this month’s trial over security measures Apple added to iTunes and iPods nearly a decade ago, where 27-minutes of the deposition was shown in court. The request prompted a heated three-way debate over whether making the video available outside the courtroom would run afoul with federal laws prohibiting the recording of courtroom proceedings.

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Leaked Sony emails show torturous process behind Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie

Emails leaked in the massive hack of Sony Pictures have revealed fractious debates behind the production of Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie. Much of the drama, collated by Gawker, is between producer Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures chairman Amy Pascal (both pictured above), who clash heads over Angelina Jolie and David Fincher. Jolie apparently wanted the Social Network director for her own Cleopatra project, but was upset with Sony for putting him on Steve Jobs.

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Apple lawyers accuse the media of asking to see ‘a dead man’ in Steve Jobs video testimony

A California judge is still mulling a decision to make public a video deposition of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, recorded just months before his death in 2011. A motion filed by The Associated Press, Bloomberg, and CNN yesterday asked for the tape, a section of which was played during trial last week, to be released. Some 27 minutes of that footage were shown in court last week. Despite the potentially beneficial statements made by Jobs in Apple’s defense, the company’s lawyers fought the effort to make it public, saying it was not admitted into evidence as an exhibit, and thus does not fall under a court order that requires each exhibit to be shared with the press.

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Sony documents show Aaron Sorkin wanted Tom Cruise to star in Steve Jobs biopic

The development of Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic has been a troubled one, with the film ultimately being picked up by Universal Pictures after Sony unceremoniously dropped it last month. Now, emails leaked with the recent Sony breach reveal that Sorkin originally wanted Tom Cruise to play the lead role. However, it was the decision to go with Michael Fassbender that caused Sony to drop the movie altogether.

According to Ars Technica, Sorkin sent a series of emails on October 31st — just days before Christian Bale was officially out as Jobs— naming Cruise as the ideal choice, even saying he could put on a “dazzling performance:”

I just got off the phone with Danny who’s concerned about the age but I think I got him…

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Steve Diggle’s Favorite Films: TK

Steve Diggle's Favorite Films


Winter (read: Polar Vortex) is here in the Northern Hemisphere, and it’s probably the only time staying home to binge on TV shows and movies is socially acceptable. Since you’ve probably already exhausted your Netflix queue, Steve Diggle of the seminal……

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Universal acquires Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic

Rumors of Universal Pictures taking over Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic have proven true. A studio spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that a deal has been reached less than a week after Sony Pictures dropped the movie. Rights to the project were reportedly priced at over $ 30 million.

Slumdog Millionaire’s Danny Boyle will be serving as director, while Michael Fassbender has been attached to star in the film. Both Seth Rogen and Jessica Chastain are reportedly likely to join the cast, with the former in line to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and the latter potentially taking on the role of Steve Jobs’ daughter. The film is based on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography and was in development in Sony Pictures for…

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Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic dies at Sony, but it may find a new home

Aaron Sorkin’s highly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic has had an extremely rocky development under Sony Pictures, culminating last night with Sony choosing to simply drop the movie altogether, according to Deadline. That doesn’t mean that Sorkin’s film is dead, however. This is a high-profile movie with definite awards potential, so interest from other studios is likely. In fact, Deadline is already reporting that Universal is working to pick up the film. A deal is reportedly close, and Deadline even speculates that it could be finalized today — though that is yet to pass.

Last anyone has heard, Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle was attached to direct. The role of Jobs, which had previously been offered to Leonardo DiCaprio and…

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