Los Angeles, Nov 20 : Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg have each donated $10 million to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
The two main galleries on the lobby floor of the Academy Museum (to be located here) will be named Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery and Spielberg Family Gallery, reports variety. com.
London, Mar. 5 : Steven Spielberg will soon be giving life to Stanley Kubrick's screenplay about Napoleon Bonaparte - scrapped by the late film director in the 1970s.
He 66-year-old film maker told French TV network Canal+ that he would make a TV miniseries, instead of a film, about the life of the French Emperor, the BBC reported.
Washington, January 12 : The movie `Lincoln', its star Daniel Day-Lewis and director Steven Spielberg are the odds-on favourites to win this year's Academy Awards, it has been revealed.
After Thursday's Oscar nominations were revealed, oddsmakers were quickly calculating the odds for each nominee and, by far, most of them had `Lincoln' sweeping the awards.
London, October 23 : Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg is turning his back on action movies, insisting he has no plans to direct another high-octane blockbuster.
Spielberg made a name for himself in Hollywood shooting big-budget sci-fi and adventure movies including Jaws and the Indiana Jones franchise, but he now wants to explore other genres.
London, September 27 : Steven Spielberg, who has a successful career spanning nearly 40 years and a life most people envy, is just a very ordinary man with ordinary problems beneath the surface - even struggling from dyslexia, it has been revealed.
The 65-year-old director, who was diagnosed with dyslexia only five years ago, credits filmmaking with helping him express himself.
London, August 27 : Steven Spielberg is said to have met with a former navy SEAL, who has written a first-hand account of the Osama bin Laden raid, to discuss making a movie about his experience.
At least two other movie-makers have also met with the Navy SEAL to talk about licensing the story.
Washington, June 15 : A spokesman for Steven Spielberg has denied a report that the famous movie director instructed marketing personnel at his DreamWorks movie studio to meet with and give advice to President Barack Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina.
Andy Spahn said Spielberg did not offer to set up such a session and no encounter with Dreamworks marketers ever occurred.
Film: "Warhorse"; Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis; Director: Steven Spielberg; Rating: ***
Every writer, artist, musician or filmmaker develops a certain style of representing his work that makes his work easily identifiable. "Warhorse" is an example of what one can call either 'Spielbergish' or 'Spielbergesque' cinema, with simple scenes overly dramatised and melodrama that is out of place and seems desperate, and thus despicable.
London, Jan 18 : Critically acclaimed director, Steven Spielberg has revealed that he spent five years trying to bring his new TV drama `SMASH' to the small screen because the concept failed to win over network executives.
Washington, Jan 17 : Steven Spielberg has announced that he will not be directing `Jurassic Park 4' but will be a part of the team as the producer of the film.
Spielberg had directed the first two installments of `Jurassic Park' and produced the third one, which was directed by Joe Johnston.
The `War Horse' director said that he would be reprising the same role for the fourth movie too.
London, Jan 15 - Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg has said he will produce the fourth instalment of "Jurassic Park" but won't helm the sci-fi thriller.
The filmmaker helmed 1993 blockbuster "Jurassic Park" and its 1997 follow-up "The Lost World: Jurassic Park". He also produced "Jurassic Park III", which was released in 2001.
London, Jan 14 - Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg says the 9/11 terrorist attack in the US in 2001 changed him a lot and made his work "darker".
"9/11 changed a lot for me. It changed a lot for everybody in the world. And my films did grow darker after 9/11," contactmusic. com quoted Speilberg as saying.
London, Jan 12 : Critically acclaimed director Steven Spielberg has revealed that he ensures that he always has a movie in the pipeline because he finds himself "miserable" and "in a terrible state" if he does not have any project to develop.
Washington, Jan 11 : Steven Spielberg has revealed that he was inspired to make “darker” films after the 9/11 terror attacks in America.
The 65-year-old director is well-known for family friendly projects such as ‘E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial’, the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchise and ‘Jurassic Park’, but he felt compelled to alter his style after the 2001 atrocities which left almost 3,000 people dead.
London, Jan 11 : Steven Spielberg has revealed that the inspiration behind his wartime drama ‘War Horse’ was his dad, who is a veteran of World War II.
The critically acclaimed director’s latest movie tells the story of a young soldier trying to track down his beloved horse after it was sold to the cavalry in World War I.
Washington, Jan 10 : Steven Spielberg has revealed that he passed on the chance to get behind the camera for the first Harry Potter film as he didn’t feel he was ready to tackle an “all-kids” project.
The 65-year-old filmmaker admits that his own children thought that he was crazy when he turned down the project and allowed Chris Columbus to take over.
Washington, Jan 10 : Steven Spielberg has revealed that he thinks the process of moviemaking can be torturous.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker, however, believes that no filmmaker can avoid it and it is the same even in the past and in the present.
London, Jan 10 - Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg admits his children thought he was "crazy" when he stepped down from "Harry Potter" project and allowed Chris Columbus to take over.
Spielberg, who has six children aged between 15 and 26, passed on the chance to Columbus because he didn't feel he was ready to tackle an "all-kids" project.
London, Jan 10 : Steven Spielberg, whose film `War Horse' just premiered in Britain, says that Americans don't have the same regard for history as Europeans do.
`War Horse' is a story of the journey of a boy and his horse through World War 1. The boy, Albert, enlists in the war after his horse is sold to the cavalry.
London, Jan 9 : Steven Spielberg said that he got a `buzz' from meeting Prince William and Duchess Kate at the royal premiere of his movie `War Horse' in UK.
His British cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson, David Thewlis and newcomer Jeremy Irvine, also walked the red carpet at the Odeon Leicester Square alongside 600 serving and ex-military personnel.
London, Dec 28 - Royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton are likely to meet filmmaker Steven Spielberg before the premiere of his new film "War Horse".
According to Nypost. com, the British royals will greet the director, as well as members of the cast, Jeremy Irvine, Tom Hiddleston and Emily Watson, before the movie's premiere Jan 8 at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.
New York, Dec 22 : Steven Spielberg has revealed that he would never use `Tintin' style performance-capture technology to `youngify' Harrison Ford for the role, if there were another Indiana Jones movie.
Washington, Dec 12 : Steven Spielberg has confirmed that he has appointed Peter Jackson to direct a sequel to their new 3D blockbuster `The Adventures Of Tintin'.
The acclaimed director has previously expressed his desire to follow this year's animated action adventure with two more installments, based on the comic books by Herge.
London, Dec 11 - Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg admits he likes to take on projects that intimidate him, and says he is always nervous when he is on the sets of a new movie.
"Fear is what drives me. Every movie is scary for me and every day I shoot the movie is scary. And I need fear because it drives me to explore things. It keeps me looking for a new variation on constant themes," femalefirst. co. uk quoted Spielberg as saying.
Washington, Dec 10 : Steven Spielberg has revealed that he is motivated by projects that scare him.
The 64-year-old filmmaker admits that he likes to take on projects, which intimidate him, and insists that he is always nervous when he is on the set of a new movie.
"Fear is what drives me," Contactmusic quoted him as telling Vogue magazine.
"Every movie is scary for me and every day I shoot the movie is scary.
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