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Spielberg and Mathison Reteam for Dahls’s BFG

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EW reports that Spielberg and screenwriter Melissa Mathison will join up for the first time in 32 years, since E.T., for this tale of a young girl stopping the “Big, Friendly Giant.” The pic is to be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and will be Spielberg’s first directorial project since Lincoln. Pic is slated for release in 2016.

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

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

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(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 Museum will be named for Katzenberg and Spielberg – The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery and The Spielberg Family Gallery. “Steven and Jeffrey share a…

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

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

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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 heading into the Best Picture race with the most nominations, was going to win. The Los Angeles Times’ Kenneth Turan had…

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Steven Spielberg Predicts ‘Implosion’ of Film Industry

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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 say it’s interesting to see the two men often credited with formulating the modern blockbuster template for the high concept franchise mentality with Jaws, Close Encounters,…

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

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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 memory and can still quote line for line)  I didn’t know that one of the big quakes in his life…

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It’s Raining but the Cannes Jury Represented

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Spielberg’s Next Directorial Project About Navy SEAL Sniper

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Bradley Cooper will star and Steven Spielberg will return to his darker pathways (Munich, Jaws) with the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle — based on his book American Sniper. Kyle’s book description on Amazon: Gripping, eye-opening, and powerful, American Sniper is the astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, who is the record-holding sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle has more than 150 officially confirmed kills (the previous American…

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Spielberg’s Obama…

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Created for White House Correspondents Dinner…

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Together Again…Spielberg and Lee on Cannes Jury with Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz

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+   Also the esteemed Lynne Ramsay! Full list, per Steve Pond at The Wrap: Vidya Balan (Indian actress) Naomi Kawase (Japanese director) Nicole Kidman (Australian actress/producer) Lynne Ramsay (British scriptwriter/director/producer) Daniel Auteuil (French actor/director) Ang Lee (Taiwanese director/producer/scriptwriter) Cristian Mungiu (Romanian scriptwriter/director/producer) Christopher Waltz (Austrian Actor)

Steven Spielberg exits Gods and Kings; Ang Lee may take over

Steven Spielberg exits Gods and Kings; Ang Lee may take over

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  (AceShowbiz) Warner Bros. Pictures is reported reaching out to recent Oscars’ Best Director winner Ang Lee to direct a biblical epic based on the Moses story called “Gods and Kings”. The studio immediately sets eyes on the 58-year-old filmmaker after failing to seal a deal with Steven Spielberg. Lee is said “intrigued” by the offer, but has not been invited to have formal meetings with the studio yet. If…