Aaron Sorkin is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright. His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good MenThe Farnsworth Invention and To Kill a Mockingbird; the television series Sports NightThe West WingStudio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Newsroom; and the films A Few Good MenThe American PresidentCharlie Wilson’s WarMoneyball, and Steve Jobs. For writing The Social Network, he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, among other awards. He made his feature directorial debut in 2017 with Molly’s Game, which he also wrote. He received two additional Oscar nominations for Moneyball and Molly’s Game.

Sorkin’s trademark rapid-fire dialogue and extended monologues are complemented, in television, by frequent collaborator Thomas Schlamme‘s characteristic directing technique called the “walk and talk“. These sequences consist of single tracking shots of long duration involving multiple characters engaging in conversation as they move through the set; characters enter and exit the conversation as the shot continues without any cuts.