Aaron Sorkin to Receive Career Award, Present ‘Molly’s Game’ in Zurich

Aaron Sorkin to Receive Career Award,
Courtesy: Zurich Film Festival

Aaron Sorkin will receive the Career Achievement Award at this year’s Zurich Film Festival. “The Newsroom” scribe will be in town accept the accolade and present his directorial debut, “Molly’s Game,” marking the movie’s European premiere.

Sorkin has worked in film, TV, and the theater, and is behind projects including  “A Few Good Men” for the stage, “The Social Network” movie, and TV series such as “The West Wing.” His latest film, “Molly’s Game,” is based on the real-life story of Molly Bloom, a talented skier who set up a super-exclusive high-stakes underground poker school before being arrested by the FBI.

“Aaron Sorkin is not only regarded as one of U.S. cinema’s greatest screenwriters. He is also widely acknowledged as the writer of several legendary plays and as the celebrated creator of ‘The West Wing,'”the Zurich Film Festival’s co-directors, Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri, said in a statement.

“We are immensely proud to welcome Aaron Sorkin to Zurich, screen his directorial debut ‘Molly’s Game’ and present him with this year’s ZFF Career Achievement Award.”

Entertainment One and The Mark Gordon Company financed “Molly’s Game,” and Mark Gordon and Matt Jackson produced with former Sony Pictures boss Amy Pascal, via her Pascal Pictures banner. Distribution is split between eOne and Sierra Affinity.

Sorkin’s award is the latest to be announced by the festival organizers. Glenn Close, Andrew Garfield, and Jake Gyllenhaal, will also each be honored in Zurich.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety