Film doesn’t have to worry. Movies are awesome. There’s no war going on, theaters aren’t going to lose.

Aaron Sorkin

Last night to kick off the first ever Tribeca Innovation Week, former Chief Presidential Speechwriter Jon Favreau sat down to interview Aaron Sorkin about storytelling’s past, present, and future.

We’re in the early days of transmedia, the veritable Wild West; in fifty years, when transmedia storytellers have figured out what works and what doesn’t, and certain formal structures have solidified, we’ll look back on this era as a crude one, much as early 1900s cinema appears to us today.