Spielberg and Katzenberg each donate $10 million to the Academy Museum

(Press Release) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received separate $10 million gifts from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. In recognition of these gifts, the two main galleries on the lobby floor of the Academy...
Posted On 19 Nov 2013

Oscar Podcast Preview — 1998 Shakespeare in Love beats Saving Private Ryan

It was a dramatic Oscar year, one where Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan was expected to take the big prize. Spielberg had won the DGA, after all, and would go on to win Best Director. But there were some rumblings afoot that Shakespeare in Love, the film that was...
Posted On 02 Nov 2013

Steven Spielberg Predicts ‘Implosion’ of Film Industry

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas describe dire developments at the unveiling of USC’s School Of Cinematic Arts (SCA) Complex (photo via Zimbio) No need for me to editorialize. Whether I agree or disagree, these ominous remarks deserve more than an offhand reaction. I will...
Posted On 12 Jun 2013

When Steven Met Steven: Soderbergh on Jaws, Liberace, Future of Movies

I never get tired of listening to Steven Soderbergh. I hope he writes a giant book someday about film.  He is as much a philosopher as he is an artist.  Somehow, though I’ve been following Soderbergh since he made Sex, Lies and Videotape ( a film I quickly committed to...
Posted On 25 May 2013