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Is the Next Big Thing In Tech -- Disconnecting From It?

An anonymous reader quotes CNBC: It is inevitable that artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation will take over some jobs, internet entrepreneur Arianna Huffington told CNBC in a recent email exchange, but that will place a premium on uniquely human qualities in the future labor market -- creativity, compassion, empathy and complex problem-solving. That's where Huffington sees a pressing problem to solve. She says these human qualities are at risk today and the cause is -- no surp...
Tags: Arianna Huffington, Tech, Bloomberg, Ashton Kutcher, Cnbc, Huffington, Valley of the Boom

Listen: Bradley Whitford on ‘Valley of the Boom,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and the Power of Fiction

Welcome to “TV Take,” Variety’s television podcast. In this week’s episode, Variety’s senior features editor of TV, Danielle Turchiano, talks with Bradley Whitford, star of “Valley of the Boom,” National Geographic’s limited series about Silicon Valley during the dot-com era.   Whitford had no idea what to expect when he signed on to National Geographic’s “Valley […]
Tags: News, Podcasts, Silicon Valley, National Geographic, Valley, Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid's Tale, Whitford, Valley of the Boom, Danielle Turchiano, TV Take, Power of Fiction, Boom National Geographic

Bradley Whitford on the ‘Obligation’ to Speak Out Politically

Having starred on Aaron Sorkin’s “The West Wing” for seven seasons, Bradley Whitford is certainly no stranger to political television. Now he’s in two more such series: Nat Geo’s exploration of the dot-com era, “Valley of the Boom” in which he plays real-life Netscape CEO James Barksdale, as well as Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” in […]
Tags: Aaron Sorkin, Features, Hulu, Valley, West Wing, Netscape, Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid's Tale, Valley of the Boom, James Barksdale

‘The Bisexual,’ ‘The Name of the Rose,’ ‘Valley of the Boom’ Among Top Titles at Mipcom

International TV drama’s golden age is continuing. As buyers and sellers from around the world congregate in Cannes, Variety speaks to the stars, writers, and distributors of 10 of the scripted series that will be the talk of the Croisette. The Bisexual (pictured top left) (All3Media Intl.) Desiree Akhavan wrote the first draft of “The […]
Tags: Features, Mipcom, Desiree Akhavan, All3Media Intl, Cannes Variety, The War of the Worlds, The Name Of The Rose, Insoupçonnable, Valley of the Boom, MotherFatherSon, Project Blue Book, The Bisexual, An Ordinary Woman, El Embarcadero, Over Water

‘Escape at Dannemora,’ ‘The Rookie’ Among Scripted American TV with Universal Themes at Mipcom

There are quite a few series with American themes coming to Mipcom this year, but despite region or sentiment-specific stories, sellers feel strongly that there won’t be a barrier to entry for viewers in other countries. “There’s a global audience in attendance and it’s an opportunity to take a high-profile project from Showtime and continue […]
Tags: Features, Showtime, Mipcom, Dannemora, Escape at Dannemora, The Rookie, Valley of the Boom, Proven Innocent

TV Review: ‘Valley of the Boom’

The birth of the technology industry is an interesting story, one fueled by big money, hubris and creators’ unique ability to see a world that might be overlaying the one that exists. That’s the message that comes through in about half of National Geographic’s new series, “Valley of the Boom,” which had its world premiere […]
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Nat Geo Taps Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein to Score Upcoming Series ‘Valley of the Boom’ (EXCLUSIVE)

National Geographic has brought Emmy award-winning composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein on board to score its upcoming docudrama “Valley of the Boom,” Variety has learned exclusively. Dixon and Stein are best known for their work on the soundtrack of “Stranger Things,” for which they received two Grammy nominations as well as an Emmy for outstanding […]
Tags: News, National Geographic, Michael Stein, Nat Geo, Dixon, Stein, Kyle Dixon Michael Stein, Kyle Dixon, Valley of the Boom

TV Bits: ‘Family Guy’, ‘Sabrina’ ‘Camping’, ‘The Sinner’, ‘Valley of the Boom’, ‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’

In this edition of TV bits: A sneak-peak at Family Guy‘s limited commercial episode Ross Lynch cast in Netflix’s Sabrina David Tennant joins Lena Dunham‘s new HBO show The Sinner gets a second season Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn & Lamorne Morris cast in National Geographic limited-series A trailer and details for HBO’s new documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher   I’ll be honest: I didn’t even know Family Guy was still on the air. But it is! And the show will be airing a limited commerc...
Tags: Hbo, Usa, New York, Television, Movies, Camping, Drama, Documentary, Netflix, Lena Dunham, Elvis Presley, Silicon Valley, David Tennant, Jennifer Garner, Family Guy, Bill-Pullman

Valley of the Boom: Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn & Lamorne Morris Cast

Valley of the Boom: Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn & Lamorne Morris Cast National Geographic is tapping two-time Emmy award-winning actor Bradley Whitford (Get Out, The Post, The West Wing), Steve Zahn (War of the Planet of the Apes, ABC’s The Crossing) and Lamorne Morris (Game Night, New Girl) to star in six-part limited series, Valley of the Boom. From STXtv, the television division of Robert Simonds’ STX Entertainment, along with creator, showrunner, director and executive producer Matthew C...
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