University Place, Syracuse University
Aaron Sorkin

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Aaron Sorkin graduated from VPA’s Department of Drama. He recently served as the executive producer and writer of The Newsroom on HBO and wrote the adapted screenplay Steve Jobs. He wrote the Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning screenplay for the award-winning film The Social Network and is the award-winning creator/executive producer of NBC’s The West Wing, which won more than 20 Emmys, a Golden Globe for Best Television Drama Series, two consecutive Peabody Awards for Broadcast and Cable Excellence, and two Humanitas Prizes and Television Critics Awards. Aaron has been named Writer of the Year by the Caucus for TV Producers, Writers and Directors. He received the Outer Critics Circle Award as Outstanding American Playwright for A Few Good Men, and his screen adaptation of the play was nominated for four Academy Awards and five Golden Globes. He has received awards for the films The American President, Malice, and the television series Sports Night. He is a recipient of SU’s George Arents Pioneer Medal, the highest alumni honor awarded by the University.