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HBO has released the new trailer for its upcoming documentary Spielberg. One of the most famous filmmakers in the world, Steven Spielberg pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever before in the exclusive HBO presentation Spielberg. The feature-length documentary examines Spielberg's filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time. Directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, this unprecedented chronicle debuts Saturday, October 7, exclusively on HBO. The documentary will also be available on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films over the course of his nearly 50-year career. Charting the evolution of this iconic figure, Lacy draws on nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his bittersweet childhood and lifelong obsession with moviemaking, his precocious early work as a TV "wunderkind, »
Next month, HBO is set to delve into the life and career of legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg with the feature length documentary Spielberg from director Susan Lacy, and we’ve got the poster and first trailer for you here; check them out…
Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films over the course of his nearly 50-year career. Charting the evolution of this iconic figure, Lacy draws on nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his bittersweet childhood and lifelong obsession with moviemaking, his precocious early work as a TV “wunderkind,” his rise to fame through an incredible string of blockbusters, his later forays into more serious dramatic films, and the personal and professional relationships he’s cultivated through the years. […] The result is a remarkably intimate portrait that combines Spielberg’s compelling first-person narrative with an in-depth exploration of the creative process »
- Gary Collinson
For some, it's a badge of honor. For others, it's a total nightmare. The 30 people featured below have at least one thing in common: at one point or another, somebody has impersonated them on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Some people, like Hillary Clinton, have been impersonated by multiple performers (Drew Barrymore, Vanessa Bayer, Rachel Dratch, Janeane Garofalo, Ana Gasteyer, Jan Hooks, Kate McKinnon and Amy Poehler). Others have become synonymous with the people they mimic, like frequent guest star Alec Baldwin, who earned raves (and an Emmy nod!) for his portrayal of President Donald Trump. But how does it actually feel to be parodied on SNL? Allow these 30 stars to explain: Saturday »
Cobb, who most recently served as chief creative officer and head of studio for Oriental DreamWorks, will be based in the Los Angeles office, reporting to chief content officer Ted Sarandos. In her role, she will lead the content team responsible for bringing kids and family titles to Netflix members, with an expanded focus on high quality series and event programming across the spectrum of kids and family entertainment, including both animation and live action.
“Melissa brings a wealth of experience creating and overseeing series and feature films that resonate with kids and families across the globe,” said Sarandos. “No matter where they live, our members find tremendous enjoyment in our kids and family content, and I couldn’t be happier to have Melissa on board to continue expanding into new and exciting areas.”
- Joe Otterson
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, 1982.
Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Anniversaries divisible by five remain popular with the Hollywood studios’ home theater divisions, so of course E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial needed (not really) that treatment for its 35th anniversary. If you have the Blu-ray issued five years ago, you can skip this one, but it’s a worthwhile upgrade if you only own the 2002 two-disc DVD edition. The 1.5-hour laserdisc documentary remains missing, but a chunk of its material was repurposed for the bonus features found here.
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial may feel hokey to modern audiences, but it’s one of many movies directed by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas that had a huge impact on my childhood and on my creative sensibilities. As such, I’m always happy to give it another spin, and »
- Brad Cook
After weeks of so much difficult news, here’s something uplifting: This Sunday, September 17, and next Wednesday, Sept. 20, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is back on movie screens for the first time this generation — for two days only! Tickets are available now at www.FathomEvents.com. The classic 1980s story of childhood adventure and fantasy told in Steven Spielberg’s unique cinematic style, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial has inspired such massively popular current hits as It and Stranger Things.
Now comes a rare opportunity to see the film that started it all on the big screen, in its original 1982 theatrical version.
Thirty-five years ago, a little lost alien, three million light years from home, wandered into the life of a lonely young boy … and into the hearts of moviegoers around the world. For two days only – Sunday, September 17, and Wednesday, September 20 – moviegoers across the country will have a chance to experience the unforgettable »
- Tom Stockman
Marvel movies are big business, from the Avengers franchise and all of the interconnected heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on screens both big and small, to Fox's ever-expanding world of the X-Men and Deadpool, to the Sony steered Spider-man movies, going all the way back to Sam Raimi's original trilogy. But that doesn't mean every big name actor and A list talent in Hollywood wants to be associated with these characters. Some heavyweight actors have straight up said no way when Marvel came knocking. So, who would do such a thing?
Since becoming its own studio, which was later acquired by Disney in one of the biggest studio deals this side of Lucasfilm, Marvel has had no problem attracting top-tier A-list talent to its roster; the talent who commands major ticket grosses and critical acclaim alike. Who doesn't want to suit up as a one of Marvel's Merry Mutants, »
- Patrick Hosken
By Emily Kubincanek
Female horror fans, Drew Barrymore has a terrifying future planned for you.
The article Drew Barrymore’s ‘Black Rose Anthology’ Finds a Perfect Home appeared first on Film School Rejects. »
- Emily Kubincanek
Looks like Gina Rodriguez is a multi-tasker on par with Jane Villanueva herself. Per Deadline, “Jane the Virgin” star Rodriguez is producing several projects for CBS TV Studios via her I Can & I Will shingle as part of her multi-year overall deal with the studio. Two of those projects, “Illegal” and “Have Mercy,” center on characters who happen to be immigrants, something that feels especially relevant considering the demagogue’s recent shameful decision to end Daca.
“Illegal” is a CW dramedy about a teenage boy who finds out he is an undocumented immigrant. From “Jane the Virgin” writer Rafael Agustin, “Illegal” is inspired his life. Protagonist Rafael “is a charming but bumbling high school student just trying to survive puberty,” Deadline writes. “But when this all-American teenager discovers that he is not American at all, his perfect Honor Roll world is turned upside down.”
Based on the German series “Dr. Illegal,” CBS drama “Have Mercy” follows a Latina physician who immigrates to Miami but discovers she cannot practice medicine in the U.S. However, this doesn’t stop her from helping people — she “risks everything when she opens a makeshift clinic in her apartment to serve the community.” The project will be written and exec produced by Dailyn Rodriguez (“Queen Of the South”).
Other slated projects from I Can & I Will include adaptations of the 1991 Steve Martin rom-com “La Story” and the Richard Fifield novel “Flood Girls.” Rodriguez will team up with Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films on the former, and with Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films and “Jane the Virgin” writer-producer Corinne Brinkerhoff on the latter.
In addition to the new season of “Jane,” romantic comedy “Sharon 1.2.3.,” sci-fi thriller “Annihilation,” and animated movies “Ferdinand,” and “The Star” are what’s next for Rodriguez. She has also signed on to voice the titular character in the new “Carmen Sandiego” series for Netflix.
Season 4 of “Jane the Virgin” premieres October 13, 2017.
Gina Rodriguez Producing Two Immigration-Themed Series for CBS TV Studios was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
A recent announcement by the CW indicates that their lineup of hit shows is about to become horror-ific with the intro of a new series that is being developed by a female producer, namely Drew Barrymore. It’s called “Black Rose Anthology” and it’s definitely a full-on horror series. And, the CW is no stranger to the occult and scary genre with their numerous occult-oriented series like the ever-popular “The Vampire Diaries”, “Supernatural”, and “iZombie”. Drew Barrymore-A Woman of Many Talents You probably remember Drew from her co-starring roles in a number of blockbusters at a very young age like “Altered
Drew Barrymore To Bring Black Rose Anthology to TV Life »
- Gale Robinson
Sarah Paulson's list of achievements already runs long, but now she can add celebrity impersonator to her résumé. The American Horror Story actress showed off her skills during a round of "Wheel of Impressions" with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night. While Sarah totally nailed her Kathleen Turner and Holly Hunter impressions, it was her Drew Barrymore one that really blew us away. Needless to say, Sarah could give Christina Aguilera a run for her money. »
- Monica Sisavat
Gina Rodriguez is developing a pair projects at CBS and The CW that are centered around the Latino community, Variety has learned.
Both projects hail from Rodriguez’s I Can & I Will Productions, which is set up under an overall deal with CBS Television Studios.
The CBS project is a drama titled “Have Mercy,” based on the German format “Dr. Illegal.” It centers around a Latina doctor who is unable to practice when she immigrates to Miami. She begins work as a nurse’s assistant, but risks everything when she opens a makeshift clinic in her apartment to serve the community. “Queen of the South” co-executive producer Dailyn Rodriguez will executive produce, with Intrigue Entertainment’s Tariq Jalil and Lucas Carter also executive producing. Rodriguez optioned the format when she signed the overall deal with CBS TV Studios.
The CW project is a one-hour dramedy called “Illegal.” Based on the life of series co-executive producer and writer »
- Joe Otterson
Jimmy Fallon channeled the feral howl of Rage Against the Machine singer Zack de la Rocha during The Tonight Show's Tuesday installment of "Wheel of Impressions," squaring off against actress Sarah Paulson.
As usual, the premise was simple: Each contestant spun a "wheel" to receive a famous name and (often comical) topic, and the host and guest volleyed back and forth with no clear winner. Fallon mimicked the rap-metal vocalist – whose name was misspelled "Zak" – ordering in a McDonald's drive-thru. An already-cackling Questlove triggered a Rage-styled guitar riff, as »
Deadline is reporting that Drew Barrymore is teaming up with The CW for the horror series Black Rose Anthology, which will be written and directed entirely by women.
According to the site, Black Rose Anthology “will explore some of humanity’s deepest fears from a woman’s unique perspective [and] classic themes of terror will be tackled via vignettes about guilt, jealousy, repression, paranoia, insanity, sexual obsession and survival through a modern and distinctly feminine lens.” »
- Gary Collinson
Drew Barrymore Teams with The CW to Create All-Women Horror Anthology »
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is calling upon people across the country to unite under the shared goal to end childhood cancer.
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Helping to raise awareness for the mission is St. Jude ambassador Drew Barrymore.
“St. Jude, it’s just an unparalleled place,” said Barrymore. “They don’t charge families, and they take all the burdens and worry of daily life off the table for them.”
Since it opened its doors more than 50 years ago, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent, and it won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
“While there is much to celebrate in terms of the progress St. Jude has made in the fight against childhood cancer, »
At long last, the CW is cashing in on peak horror. The network is developing a horror anthology series that will be entirely written and directed by women, and executive-produced by one very famous woman in particular: Drew Barrymore, under her Flower Films banner. The series is called Black Rose Anthology »
- Hunter Harris
Genre fans, rejoice. A horror series written and directed entirely by women is in development at The CW, Deadline reports. Hailing from Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen’s Flower Films, Jill Blotevogel (“Scream: The TV Series”), and CBS TV Studios, “Black Rose Anthology” will explore subject matter such as repression, insanity, and sexual obsession “from a woman’s unique perspective.” Blotevogel will pen the pilot and is among the project’s executive producers.
Women writers and directors are particularly underrepresented in genre works. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film, in 2016, “women were least likely to work in the action and horror genres, accounting for 11 percent and 12 percent of those working on these films respectively.”
Earlier this year women directors including Karyn Kusama (“The Invitation”) and Roxanne Benjamin (“Southbound”) banded together for “Xx,” a feature horror anthology comprising segments directed by women and starring female leads. And Ryan Murphy’s Half, a foundation within his 20th Century Fox-based production company aiming to diversify Hollywood, is leading to more opportunities for women to direct genre titles on the small screen. Murphy has committed to having 50 percent of all director gigs on his shows, including “American Horror Story,” go to either women or minority candidates, which he defines as people of color or members of the Lgbtq community.
No word on who will be directing the eps, but hopefully Barrymore will step behind the camera again. She made her feature narrative debut back in 2009 with Ellen Page-starrer “Whip It,” a feel-good story about a roller derby league. She currently stars in Netflix’s zombie comedy “Santa Clarita Diet,” set to return for a second season next year.
Hulu’s first season of “Harlots” was written and directed entirely by women. Both seasons of Own’s “Queen Sugar” were helmed exclusively by women, and every episode of Netflix’s next season of “Jessica Jones” will be women-directed.
Horror Anthology Written & Directed by Women in Development at The CW, Drew Barrymore to Produce was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Drew Barrymore, who starred in Firestarter as a kid and made a memorable impression in Scream as an adult, is headed back to the horror genre with “Black Rose Anthology,” a new anthology series that has just been picked up by The CW. Deadline reports that the one-hour series will be unique in that the writing […] »
- John Squires
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