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The Newsroom DVD 2015 / The Complete Third season / Created by Aaron Sorkin / A HBO original Series / Every Story needs a final word

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The Newsroom DVD 2015 / The Complete Third season / Created by Aaron Sorkin / A HBO original Series / Every Story needs a final word

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REGION 2 PAL DVD DUAL LAYER

MADE IN EU

 

AUDIO: English 5.1, English 2.0, French 5.1, French 2.0, Polish 5.1, Polish 2.0

SUBTITLES: English SDH, French, Polish, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

 

Runtime: 332 minutes

 

English Summary:

The Newsroom is an American television political drama series created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012, and concluded on December 14, 2014, consisting of 25 episodes over three seasons, with 52 to 73 minute long episodes.

The series chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. It features an ensemble cast including Jeff Daniels as anchor Will McAvoy who, together with his staff, sets out to put on a news show "in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements". Other cast members include Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston.

The 25-episode series is set behind the scenes at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) and revolves around anchor Will McAvoy, his new executive producer MacKenzie McHale, newsroom staff Jim Harper, Maggie Jordan, Sloan Sabbith, Neal Sampat, Don Keefer, and the head of ACN, Charlie Skinner.

 

Main cast:

  • Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy: the anchor and managing editor of News Night. A moderate Republican news anchor whose broadcast persona is characterized as unwilling to offend anyone. Known for being difficult to work with, his world is turned upside down when his ex-girlfriend MacKenzie re-enters his life with a plan to revamp his news broadcast.
  • Emily Mortimer as MacKenzie "Mac" Morgan McHale: News Night's new executive producer and Will's ex-girlfriend, returning from 26 months as an embedded journalist overseas, MacKenzie strives to return ACN to the days of real news broadcasts. MacKenzie had an affair with her ex-boyfriend Brian Brenner during her relationship with Will.
  • John Gallagher Jr. as James "Jim" Harper: Senior Producer who follows MacKenzie to News Night. At his new job, he develops feelings for Maggie.
  • Alison Pill as Margaret "Maggie" Jordan: an eager, young associate producer of News Night. Formerly Will's somewhat inept personal assistant, she is appointed an assistant producer by MacKenzie. She has complicated personal relationships with Don and Jim.
  • Thomas Sadoski as Don Keefer: News Night's former executive producer who leaves for the new program on the network, Right Now with Elliot Hirsch, but continues to work with the News Night team in a variety of capacities. Plain-speaking and straightforward, but also quite insecure, Don begins to doubt his feelings for Maggie Jordan. Ultimately, he breaks up with her, encouraging her to go after Jim. He subsequently goes on to date Sloan.
  • Dev Patel as Neal Sampat: writer of Will's blog and electronic media expert who covered the London Underground bombings with a camera phone. Neal works with the team to develop the use of electronic media as part of the new format.
  • Olivia Munn as Sloan Sabbith: an economist with two Ph.D.s, she presents an economic news segment on Will's show. Sloan is good at her job, but also very socially inept and prone to creating uncomfortable situations for herself and others.
  • Sam Waterston as Charlie Skinner: Atlantis Cable News (ACN) president and retired US Marine. Charlie's role is to joust with Atlantis World Media owner Leona Lansing and her son, AWM president Reese Lansing while defending the new News Night format.

 

Guest stars:

  • Jane Fonda as Leona Lansing: CEO of Atlantis World Media (AWM), the parent company of ACN.
  • Adina Porter as Kendra James: a booker for News Night.
  • Chris Chalk as Gary Cooper: an associate producer for News Night, and former TMI employee.
  • Chris Messina as Reese Lansing: president of AWM, and Leona's son.
  • Terry Crews as Lonny Church: Will's bodyguard assigned to him after Will receives death threats.
  • Kelen Coleman as Lisa Lambert: Maggie's roommate who dates Jim.
  • David Harbour as Elliot Hirsch: the anchor of Right Now, a new program on the network.
  • Jon Tenney as Wade Campbell: a Congressional candidate who briefly dates MacKenzie to boost his campaign through ACN.
  • David Krumholtz as Dr. Jacob Habib: Will's current therapist, who is the son of Will's original therapist.
  • Hope Davis as Nina Howard: a gossip columnist for TMI, AWM's tabloid magazine.
  • Stephen McKinley Henderson as Solomon Hancock: a man who tells Charlie how to blackmail Reese.
  • Natalie Morales as Kaylee: Neal's girlfriend whose father died on 9/11.
  • Paul Schneider as Brian Brenner: a writer for New York magazine whom Will hires for an all-access profile. MacKenzie cheated on Will with Brian during the first four months of their relationship.
  • Marcia Gay Harden as Rebecca Halliday: a litigator defending Atlantis Cable News against First Amendment-related cases.
  • Hamish Linklater as Jerry Dantana: a senior producer from ACN's Washington bureau who fills in while Jim is on the campaign trail and brings the Genoa tip to MacKenzie's attention.
  • Grace Gummer as Hallie Shea: a reporter who is embedded with the Mitt Romney campaign.
  • Constance Zimmer as Taylor Warren: a spokeswoman for the Mitt Romney campaign.
  • B. J. Novak as Lucas Pruit: a young, wealthy libertarian interested in buying ACN, whose views on citizen journalism clash with Charlie, Will and Mac's.
  • Mary McCormack as Molly Levy: an FBI agent who's a friend of Mac.
  • Clea DuVall as Lilly Hart: a whistleblower who leaks thousands of classified government documents.
  • Jimmi Simpson as Jack Spaniel: an ethics professor who briefly dates Maggie.
  • Aya Cash as Shelly Wexler: Occupy Wall Street advocate.
  • Paul Lieberstein as Richard Westbrook: EPA vice-director.
  • Derek Webster as Rodger Hutchinson: an FBI agent.
  • Brian Howe as Barry Lasenthal: a Department of Justice officer who is able to arrest Will.
  • Keith Powell as Wyatt Geary: the new VP of human resources who wants to prove that Don is in a relationship with Sloan.
  • Jon Bass as Bree Dorry: the temporary substitute for Neal.

 

Co-stars:

  • Margaret Judson as Tess Westin: an associate producer for News Night.
  • Thomas Matthews as Martin Stallworth: an associate producer for News Night.
  • John F. Carpenter as Herb Wilson: the control room head for News Night.
  • Trieu Tran as Joey Phan: the graphics producer for News Night.
  • Wynn Everett as Tamara Hart: an associate producer and booker for News Night.
  • Charlie Weirauch as Jake Watson: a switcher/board op for News Night.
  • Chasty Ballesteros as Tea: the bartender at Hang Chews, the karaoke bar frequented by the News Night staff.
  • Sarah Scott Davis as Terry Smith: the anchorwoman of Capitol Report, the news bulletin from Washington following News Night.
  • Alison Becker as Sandy Whiddles: a professional media source, seeking out involvement in "kiss and tell" stories for financial gain.
  • Riley Voelkel as Jennifer "Jenna" Johnson: a sophomore student Will encounters at Northwestern University, later hired as Will's assistant.
  • John Hawkinson as Rudy: a control-room tech whiz on News Night.
  • Frank Cermak as Luke.

 

Genre Political drama
Created by Aaron Sorkin
Starring
Theme music composer Thomas Newman
Composer(s) Alex Wurman
Johnny Klimek
Jeff Beal
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 25 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s) Los Angeles
New York City
Cinematography Todd McMullen
Running time
  • 52–64 minutes
  • 73 minutes (pilot)
Production company(s) HBO Entertainment
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Release
Original network HBO
Original release June 24, 2012 –
December 14, 2014

 

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