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Steven Spielberg, Matt Charman and Marc Platt reuniting for Walter Cronkite Vietnam War movie

16 June 2016 1:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Bridge of Spies director Steven Spielberg, screenwriter Matt Charman and producer Marc Platt are to reunite for a feature film that will explore legendary newscaster Walter Cronkite’s role in turning public opinion against the Vietnam War.

According to the site, Charman pitched Spielberg the project during the awards season circuit for Bridge of Spies; the script needs written, and Spielberg is yet to commit to directing.

Spielberg’s new film The Bfg is set for release next month [read our review here], and he will follow that up with Ready Player One, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara and Indiana Jones 5. Charman’s next project is the Boston Marathon bombing drama Patriots Day, and he is also working on Wilderness for Fox 2000 and has an untitled heist film set up at 20th Century Fox.

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- Gary Collinson

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Steven Spielberg Reunites With ‘Bridge of Spies’ Team for Walter Cronkite Movie

15 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Bridge of Spies probably won’t go down as one of Steven Spielberg‘s most iconic films, but it was still a solid entry in his body of work. Critics embraced it, the Academy celebrated it, and audiences turned out in droves to go see it. And because Spielberg knows a winning ticket when he sees one, he’ll keep […]

The post Steven Spielberg Reunites With ‘Bridge of Spies’ Team for Walter Cronkite Movie appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Movie News: Donald Glover Joins 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (For Real This Time); Watch Thrilling New 'Ben-Hur' Trailer

15 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Donald Glover (The Martian, above) has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Fans first touted the actor for the titular role via a social media campaign in 2010 and Glover wore Spider-Man pajamas in an episode of TV's Community (below). Tom Holland will star as Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, in the upcoming movie, due in theaters on July 7, 2017. Glover's role has not yet been revealed. [Deadline]   Walter Cronkite: Steven Spielberg will produce a movie revolving around legendary television newscaster Walter Cronkite and his Vietnam War experiences in the 1960s. Spielberg will reteam with fellow producers Matt Charman and Marc Platt; they previously worked together on Bridge of Spies. Charman will write the screenplay and...

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- Peter Martin

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Steven Spielberg & Bridge of Spies Team Plan Walter Cronkite Movie

15 June 2016 6:57 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Steven Spielberg is considering making a film about news anchor Walter Cronkite with the writer and producer of Bridge of Spies. »

- Stephen Silver

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Steven Spielberg developing Walter Cronkite pic with Bridge of Spies team

15 June 2016 6:37 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Deadline has learned that the Bridge Of Spies team of Steven Spielberg, co-writer Matt Charman and producer Marc Platt are re-teaming for a biopic about iconic newscaster Walter Cronkite for Amblin Partners. According to the site, the movie will "focus on Cronkite’s relationship with the Vietnam War and the role that America’s most trusted newsman played in turning public... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Steven Spielberg Developing Walter Cronkite Biopic With ‘Bridge Of Spies’ Writer Matt Charman

15 June 2016 6:09 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Looking ahead, Steven Spielberg‘s schedule for the next few years is pretty clearly plotted out. His latest, “The Bfg,” opens next month and after that he’s got a trio of pictures lined up: the historical thriller “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara,” the sci-fi/fantasy adventure “Ready Player One,” and of course, “Indiana Jones 5.” But the director […]

The post Steven Spielberg Developing Walter Cronkite Biopic With ‘Bridge Of Spies’ Writer Matt Charman appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Steven Spielberg to make film about Walter Cronkite and Vietnam

15 June 2016 3:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Story of CBS News presenter’s famous stance against war to be dramatised by Spielberg and Bridge of Spies writer Matt Charman

The story of Us news anchor Walter Cronkite’s protest against the Vietnam war is being turned into a film by Steven Spielberg, according to Variety.

Cronkite, the host of CBS Evening News from 1962 to 1981 covered many world-changing events, include the assassination of JFK and the Watergate scandal. However, it was as a reporter on – and a campaigner against – Us involvement in Vietnam that he was best known and the most passionately engaged. He regularly called into question the Us government’s assertion that the war in Vietnam was winnable and helped inspire a public outcry against the conflict.

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News Briefs: Donald Glover Joins 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

14 June 2016 10:21 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Donald Glover (The Martian, above) has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Fans first touted the actor for the titular role via a social media campaign in 2010 and Glover wore Spider-Man pajamas in an episode of TV's Community (below). Tom Holland will star as Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, in the upcoming movie, due in theaters on July 7, 2017. Glover's role has not yet been revealed. [Deadline]   Walter Cronkite: Steven Spielberg...

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Spielberg Plans Walter Cronkite Biopic

14 June 2016 10:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The "Bridge of Spies" team of Steven Spielberg, Matt Charman and Marc Platt are re-teaming for a feature film about legendary newscaster Walter Cronkite for Amblin Partners.

The story will focus on CBS Evening News anchor's relationship with the Vietnam War and the role that America's most trusted newsman played in turning public opinion against the conflict.

Spielberg is a long way from committing to direct as Charman still needs to write the script first, but it could happen. Platt will produce.

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- Garth Franklin

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Steven Spielberg to bring Walter Cronkite story to screen

14 June 2016 8:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Steven Spielberg is to tell the story of Us news anchor Walter Cronkite, and his reports from the Vietnam War...

Ask anyone about the top newscasters in U.S. history, and you’d be hard-pressed not to hear the name Walter Cronkite. And now we learn that Steven Spielberg is set to bring Cronkite's story to the big screen.

The yet-unnamed film will zero in on the CBS Evening News anchor’s time documenting the Vietnam War, the first 'television war' that portrayed the Us as being on the winning end even as the body count kept rising. Cronkite revolutionised network news in America when he uncovered the truth about the war on a trip to Southeast Asia after the mass destruction of the Tet Offensive.

Cronkite’s coverage of the war shook the Us Government, and many of its people. The chilling words from Cronkite's famous “we are mired in a stalemate" broadcast would echo for years to come.

“We have been too often disappointed by the optimism of the American leaders, both in Vietnam and Washington, to have faith any longer in the silver linings they find in the darkest clouds… with each escalation, the world comes closer to the brink of cosmic disaster,” Cronkite reported.

Cronkite’s controversial televised report would go on to influence the gears of mass media that operate today’s reactionary 24-hour news cycle.

Spielberg will be filming off a concept that is set to be drafted as a screenplay by Matt Charman and be produced by Marc Platt. No news on a title or release date yet, but Spielberg, Charman and Platt were the team behind the Cold War drama Bridge of Spies. More on this new project as we hear it.

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Walter Cronkite Vietnam Film in Development at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment

14 June 2016 4:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Steven Spielberg is reteaming with his “Bridge of Spies” scribe Matt Charman and producer Marc Platt on a pic revolving around Walter Cronkite for Amblin Entertainment.

Amblin Entertainment has acquired a pitch from Charman that focuses on Cronkite’s relationship with the Vietnam War and the role that he played in turning public opinion against the increasingly un-winnable conflict.

As of now, Spielberg is producing with Platt, as Charman has yet to pen the script. Spielberg is currently prepping “Ready Player One” for Warner Bros. and also has plans to shoot “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara” with his “Bridge of Spies” star Mark Rylance, so it’s currently unclear if Spielberg would also have time to serve as director.

Following his Oscar-nominated work for “Bridge of Spies,” Charman most recently penned the script to the CBS Films Boston Marathon bombing movie “Patriots Day” starring Mark Wahlberg. That film will bow this Christmas.

Platt is currently working on several films including “The Girl on the Train” and Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”

He is repped by CAA and Grandview. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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- Justin Kroll

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'Bridge of Spies' Team Tackling Walter Cronkite Vietnam Movie

14 June 2016 4:28 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Matt Charman, Steven Spielberg and Marc Platt — the writer-director-producer team behind last year's Oscar contender Bridge of Spies — are moving from the Cold War to the Vietnam War.  Charman has sold a pitch to Spielberg's Amblin Partners for a film centering on legendary CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite's time reporting on Vietnam and the role that he played in the proxy war.  Cronkite was already America's most trusted news anchor when he traveled to Vietnam in 1968 to cover the aftermath of the Tet Offensive and, upon his return, very publicly denounced America's involvement in the

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- Mia Galuppo, Borys Kit

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Steven Spielberg, Matt Charman And Marc Platt Reteam For Walter Cronkite Vietnam Pic

14 June 2016 3:41 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Steven Spielberg, Matt Charman and Marc Platt, who worked together so memorably on Tom Hanks Cold War-starrer Bridge of Spies, are re-teaming for a feature project about legendary newscaster Walter Cronkite for Amblin Partners. The project will focus on Cronkite’s relationship with the Vietnam War and the role that America’s most trusted newsman played in turning public opinion against the increasingly un-winnable conflict. So influential was the CBS Evening… »

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James Byrne, Former CBS Director of Marketing, Dies at 79

2 June 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James Byrne III, a one-time public relations and marketing executive for CBS, died at his home on May 29 after a short battle with cancer. He was 79.

Byrne held a 19-year-long career in media spanning from the director of marketing for CBS to director of communications for the United States Football League. He also served as the director of information at CBS News, where he worked closely with Walter Cronkite, the late “CBS Evening News” anchorman.

He penned several books, including works on the NFL, the Apollo space missions and “The $1 League: The Rise and Fall of the Usfl.”

Jim was born and raised in Utica, N.Y., and studied at Syracuse’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, where he graduated from in 1959. He was also a veteran of the Armed Services.

He is survived by his wife, two children and two grandchildren.

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- Lamarco McClendon

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The Fall of Bill Cosby: Read People's 2014 Cover Story

25 May 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Andrea Constand was the first woman to come forward. In January 2005, the Temple University staffer alleged iconic comedian and TV dad Bill Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted her. The media's coverage of Constand's claims petered out following the filing of a lawsuit against Cosby that was eventually settled out of court. Then, some eight years later, more women started breaking their silence, lodging similar complaints against Cosby. Today, more than 50 women have claimed they were victimized by the television legend. Cosby, through his attorneys, has repeatedly denied the allegations. On Tuesday, a judge ordered Cosby to stand trial for »

- Nicole Weisensee Egan, @nweisenseeegan

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The Fall of Bill Cosby: Read People's 2014 Cover Story

25 May 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Andrea Constand was the first woman to come forward. In January 2005, the Temple University staffer alleged iconic comedian and TV dad Bill Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted her. The media's coverage of Constand's claims petered out following the filing of a lawsuit against Cosby that was eventually settled out of court. Then, some eight years later, more women started breaking their silence, lodging similar complaints against Cosby. Today, more than 50 women have claimed they were victimized by the television legend. Cosby, through his attorneys, has repeatedly denied the allegations. On Tuesday, a judge ordered Cosby to stand trial for »

- Nicole Weisensee Egan, @nweisenseeegan

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Why the Peabody Awards at 75 Still Matter to the Winners

20 May 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Walter Cronkite once famously said, “You count your Emmys, you cherish your Peabodys.”

It’s a quote that comes up often with people connected with the esteemed Peabody Awards, from their director, Jeffrey Jones, to Keegan-Michael Key, a past winner and the host of the 75th anniversary awards ceremony, scheduled for May 21 at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown New York.

The question is, why? Why do so many people working across all aspects of television — from the entertainment side to the documentary, news programming and educational — so crave the honor of being named a Peabody winner?

“There’s a mystique to them,” explains Key, who won a Peabody himself in 2014 for his Comedy Central show, “Key & Peele.” “They have a passion for recognizing people who try to make an impact on the world. We try to put good vibrations out there and say something important socially, and for someone to recognize you for it, »

- Neil Turitz

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Morley Safer, Legendary ’60 Minutes’ Reporter, Dies at 84

19 May 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Emmy-winning newsman Morley Safer, one of the first reporters to convey the brutality of the Vietnam War to America’s TV viewers and a mainstay on “60 Minutes” for 46 years, has died, CBS News reports. He was 84.

Safer annouced his retirement just last week.

A longtime correspondent as well as a writer for documentary series such as “CBS Reports,” Safer described his legacy to broadcast journalism as “a pretty solid body of work that emphasized the words, emphasized ideas and the craft of writing for this medium.” The 12-time winner of News and Documentary Emmys, including a lifetime achievement award in 2003, from 39 nominations also won three Peabody Awards.

He left an indelible impression on broadcast journalism in 1965 with a key report from Vietnam broadcast on “CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite.” The report depicted Safer accompanying U.S. Marines on a military action into a complex of villages called Cam Ne. »

- Laura Haefner

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At CBS News, the Future May Not Be TV

4 May 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If Josh Elliott is anchoring the news broadcast, it must be a substantial one.

Each day he is on duty, Elliott gets up just after 4 a.m. and readies himself for a tough task: several hours of live delivery of the news of the day – as it happens – on a video feed known as Cbsn. Anyone with a broadband connection can get it, whether it comes through a desktop, Roku or Apple TV. On a recent Tuesday morning, Elliott could be spotted pivoting from an emotional story about a Brussels bombing victim reuniting with his family to a live interview with a Donald Trump campaign spokeswoman, all while nodding to trending stories on CBSNews.com or handing over the stream to ads for Snapchat and Sunsweet prune juice.

A TV-news traditionalist might wrinkle a brow, but at CBS, the thinking is that Elliott just hitched himself to the next big thing. »

- Brian Steinberg

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CNN’s ‘The Eighties’ Examines TV’s Most Influential Decade

29 March 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CNN’s decennial trips down memory lane continue with “The Eighties,” which kicks off its seven-part run March 31 with a two-hour installment devoted to television. Absorbing the flood of nostalgia associated with that, the great takeaway from this entertaining two hours is just how much the foundation for the current TV renaissance was built during those years, which, content-wise, just might be TV’s most influential decade.

Following “The Sixties” and “The Seventies,” “The Eighties” opens with two grand events from the period when TV could still be viewed as a water-cooler experience, simultaneously shared by a huge percentage of the population: the “Who Shot Jr?” episode of “Dallas,” and the “Mash” finale in 1983. In hindsight, those were huge blips on an Ekg that, in terms of such attractions, has been steadily weakening ever since, with the annual exception of the Super Bowl.

What really stands out, though, are the »

- Brian Lowry

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