Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"The Newsroom" Is Now in HBO Asia

From Aaron Sorkin, the man behind the blockbuster The Social Network, Charlie Wilson's War and The West Wing, takes you inside The Newsroom; a new HBO original series. The Newsroom is a drama series about what happens behind the camera of the fictional news network ACN.
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Jeff Daniels stars as  a successful news anchor Will McAvoy, a favorite of the viewers until an outburst during a collegiate symposium and relationship with his news team made him the least liked person. until the network has the new executive producer.

Here's my personal review of the first episode. Although the news network is fictional, the events they featured was a real event. You will not only see how they deliver the news but also how a story became news. You will see that before it becomes news, they will confirm with the sources before the news anchor delivers it. I'll tell you it is not just the anchor who does all the work. The executive producer(most of the time is called the EP), directs the anchor what he /she says in front of the camera.

During the press conference of HBO Asia's The Newsroom at ABS-CBN, TJ Manotoc shares his experiences. TJ said that what we saw in the first episode reveals what happens in the newsroom behind the camera.

The set of The Newsroom is operational like a real newsroom that it only needs a satellite or antenna and they can broadcast.
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Aaron Sorkin is one of my favorite movie storytellers. He sees the realities that the world is facing and illumines us through the films and TV series. I'm sure that The Newsroom will be my Wednesday evening habit for the next ten weeks.

The Newsroom has ten episodes and will start August 1 at 9PM on HBO Asia and is now renewed for the second season. Also stars Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn and more.

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