The Farnsworth Invention: According to Variety, in their first project since exiting "The West Wing," Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme will join forces at New Line on The Farnsworth Invention, a drama about how Philo Farnsworth invented TV technology and was robbed of the glory by broadcast pioneer David Sarnoff.

Script is set in the late 1920s, when the 22-year-old genius from Utah became the first to capture a moving image in a box. That led to a skirmish with rival scientist Vladimir Zworykin, who years earlier had filed a patent for the technology even though he hadn't made it work until Farnsworth's invention.

Brian B.