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HBO Are Making A New Feature Length Steven Spielberg Documentary

12 July 2017 12:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

U.S. cable network HBO are planning a new feature-length Steven Spielberg documentary. Titled simply Spielberg, the new documentary will apparently aim to pull back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever before. It will also explore the legendary filmmaker’s filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time.

Celebrated documentarian Susan Lacy is producing and directing the new Spielberg documentary, which will air on HBO Stateside very soon – October 7th, 2017. It is expected to roll out to internationally affiliates – including Sky Atlantic in the UK – shortly afterwards.

The film will feature insights from members of Spielberg’s family, as well as friends and colleagues – Lacy reportedly interviewed over 80 subjects for the new film, including the likes of J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, »

- Paul Heath

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‘Spielberg’ Documentary Set at HBO, Will Show Career-Spanning Behind-the-Scenes Footage

11 July 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO will unveil the feature length documentary “Spielberg,” about legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, on October 7, the company announced Tuesday. Directed by “American Masters” creator Susan Lacy, the doc examines Spielberg’s filmography in depth and draws upon nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his childhood and “lifelong obsession with moviemaking.”

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Spielberg” also includes interviews with the director’s family, friends and colleagues, plus behind-the-scenes footage from films such as  “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Et: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Jurassic Park,” “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Bridge of Spies” and more.

The many film industry figures that appear in the doc include J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘Spielberg’ Documentary Set at HBO, Will Show Career-Spanning Behind-the-Scenes Footage

11 July 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO will unveil the feature length documentary “Spielberg,” about legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, on October 7, the company announced Tuesday. Directed by “American Masters” creator Susan Lacy, the doc examines Spielberg’s filmography in depth and draws upon nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his childhood and “lifelong obsession with moviemaking.”

Read More‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ Creepy New Trailer: Sony Teases 40th Anniversary Re-Release — Watch

Spielberg” also includes interviews with the director’s family, friends and colleagues, plus behind-the-scenes footage from films such as  “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Et: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Jurassic Park,” “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Bridge of Spies” and more.

The many film industry figures that appear in the doc include J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, »

- Graham Winfrey

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HBO Sets Documentary Feature on Steven Spielberg

11 July 2017 10:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO is giving the documentary treatment to Steven Spielberg.

Directed and produced by “American Masters” alum Susan Lacy, “Spielberg” is set to air Oct. 7. Lacy conducted more than 30 hours of interviews with the renowned filmmaker for the feature-length doc.

Spielberg himself narrates the documentary, which chronicles his nearly 50-year career.

Among the notables who contribute insights on Spielberg are J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, Harrison Ford, David Geffen, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ben Kingsley, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey, and Robert Zemeckis. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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The troubled production of DreamWorks’ first film

1 June 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jun 14, 2017

DreamWorks launched in a blaze of publicity – but its first film, The Peacemaker, was beset by problems…

Not since United Artists had launched in the 1930s had Hollywood seen anything quite like it. Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg – a trio with a lot of money and a big contacts book between them – came together to launch the first new studio in a generation. It was called DreamWorks Skg, and it was not short on ambition.

Katzenberg would be heading up its animation arm, and soon got to work, with the likes of Antz and The Prince Of Egypt getting things going. But on the live action side, the assumption that Spielberg would exclusively make his films for the studio quickly proved false. Post-the formation of DreamWorks, his first movie as director would instead be The Lost World: Jurassic Park for Universal. Only then would he »

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Michelle Obama Is Glowing in Stylish Off-the-Shoulder Top – See the Pic!

23 May 2017 3:53 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Michelle Obama is living her best post-White House life!

The former first lady was all smiles as she was seen walking through Piazza del Campo with her gal pals in Siena, Tuscany, Italy on Monday. Obama, 53, was glowing, rocking a stylish white, off-the-shoulder Club Monaco top, wide-leg army green trousers and beige slide sandals. She accessorized her look with an oxblood red Simon Miller bag, round oversized sunglasses, gold hoop earrings, a simple chain necklace and an Elizabeth and James cuff.

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Michelle and Barack Obama have been enjoying a series of getaways since leaving the White House in January. The former first couple – who have been married for 24 years – had some fun in the British Virgin Islands and took a vacation on music mogul David Geffen's yacht near French Polynesia, where Barack »

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Upfronts 2017: Grading the Networks’ Presentations

23 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Digital and cable fare mixed into many of this year’s presentations — but simple worked best. Here’s our take on how the networks impressed (or not) during Upfronts.

ABC

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The Disney network cut back on the anti-digital talk and focused on the shows it hoped to sell and the stories they were meant to tell.

ABC couldn’t send Jimmy Kimmel out to blast its audience of ad buyers as he has for years, owing to the late-night host’s desire to stay close to a newborn son and family. But it could dispatch “Goldbergs” mom Wendi McLendon-Covey to give out cookies to those assembled at New York’s David Geffen Hall. And that changed the tone of the proceedings.

Instead of hand-wringing over TV’s many technology and audience challenges, ABC dispensed comfort food: lively Shonda Rhimes dramas and the network’s trademark diverse-family comedies. Audiences warmed to Kyra Sedgwick’s mysterious “Ten Days »

- Brian Steinberg

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CBS & The CW Fall 2017-2018 Primetime TV Show Schedules; New Season & Series Plot Synopses

18 May 2017 12:14 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  CBS & The CW Fall 2017-2018 Primetime TV Show Schedules and Plot Synopses The 2017 upfronts are currently underway for all of the major television networks in the United States. The CBS upfront occurred yesterday and The CW occurred today. Following those upfronts at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen [...]

Continue reading: CBS & The CW Fall 2017-2018 Primetime TV Show Schedules; New Season & Series Plot Synopses »

- Rollo Tomasi

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ABC Upfront: ‘Roseanne’ Reunion Starts Early and Jimmy Kimmel No-Shows – But With a Note

16 May 2017 2:49 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

ABC pitched advertisers its 2017-18 TV schedule on Tuesday, and it actually wasn’t entirely “American Idol” talk from the Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall stage — though there certainly was some of that. Here are our top seven takeaways from Channing Dungey’s big moment with the media buyers: “Glee”-ful Start Lea Michele, the star of new ABC sitcom “The Mayor,” reminded us of two things while kicking off her new broadcast network’s upfront event: 1) That “Anything’s Possible” and 2) Girl can sing. And then she left. At least the non-sequitur was on key. Also Read: Here's »

- Tony Maglio

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ABC Chief on Snagging 'American Idol': "It Felt Like the Perfect Home at the Perfect Time"

16 May 2017 8:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Hours before media buyers flooded into Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall on Tuesday afternoon, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey faced the critics.

Among the questions lobbed at her during the pre-upfront press conference: What night will American Idol air? Will the format be tweaked to make it feel fresh? Can the long-running franchise avoid losing money at ABC? And why is now the right time to bring it back?

Unfortunately, Dungey had little to offer by way of answers. She was not yet ready to unveil host or judge names (both Ryan Seacrest and Katy Perry are in talks), much less a premiere date and »

- Lacey Rose

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Former Paramount CEO Brad Grey Dies at 59

15 May 2017 7:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brad Grey, the former Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO, died on Sunday night of cancer. He was 59.

In addition to running Paramount for 12 years, Grey helped transform Brillstein-Grey Entertainment into one of Hollywood’s most successful management and production companies, playing a key role in the development of “The Sopranos” and “The Larry Sanders Show.” He also co-founded Plan B Entertainment with Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, through which he produced the Oscar-winning “The Departed.”

Grey was forced out at Paramount in February in the wake of several film flops and some $450 million in annual losses at the studio.

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Grey, a shrewd operator who alternately stroked and clashed with Hollywood’s key power brokers, had a tumultuous tenure at Paramount. He was credited with maintaining strong relationships with Pitt and Martin Scorsese, as well as overseeing the successful “Transformers” and “Mission: Impossible” series. »

- Brent Lang and Stuart Oldham

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Sean Penn and His Famous Friends Hit New York City for Haiti Takes Root Charity Event

4 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sean Penn is an actor that keeps on giving... On Friday night, the Oscar winner and some of his Hollywood insider friends, Dreamworks Skg's David Geffen and Creative Artists Agency's head honcho Bryan Lourd, will be hosting the Haiti Takes Root event at Sotheby's in New York City. The dinner and auction, which will be emceed by Gayle King, is to support Penn's charity, the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. The charity hosts an annual gala in Los Angeles, but this will is the first time Penn will be taking his cause to the Big Apple.  The benefit intends to help the organization's movement to reforest and rebuild Haiti. Tickets start at $5K and there will be a »

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David Geffen Sells Mega-Malibu Estate for a Record $85 Million!!! (Photo)

1 May 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Multi-media mogul David Geffen is one day away from selling his Malibu compound and breaking a record for the most expensive single residential transaction in Malibu history ... TMZ has learned. Our real estate sources say the movie/music/political influencer will pocket $85 Million in the sale that closes Tuesday.   The oceanside estate sits on 5 lots and has 5 separate buildings, including the main residence and 2 guest houses. It has a pool, theater, gym and on and on. »

- TMZ Staff

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Watch: Tom Hanks Spills What Really Happened on That Yacht With Oprah, Springsteen and the Obamas

28 April 2017 9:48 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Last week, Oprah Winfrey told People that she “can’t talk about” her ultra-luxe French Polynesian yacht cruise with Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen as well as Michelle and Barack Obama. “What happens on the boat, stays on the boat,” she said.

But Hanks wasn’t sworn to secrecy.

The Circle star dished the details from that star-studded adventure on Friday’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “That made the news, it was really interesting. Both Oprah and I were really pissed off,” Hanks, 60, joked about how the secret trip was exposed.

“Look, imagine what it could’ve been like it, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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New York Philharmonic To Celebrate Star Wars Day, May The 4th, With Events At David Geffen Hall And Early Ticket Access To Star Wars Film Concert Series

27 April 2017 10:14 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4

David Geffen Hall

Celebration To Include a Raffle for Free Star Wars Concert Tickets,

Giveaway of Star Wars Merchandise to Attendees in Costume,

Performances by Members of the Philharmonic’s Brass Section,

Meet-and-Greet with Star Wars Characters 

Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The New York Philharmonic is celebrating Star Wars Day by giving Star Wars fans who come to the David Geffen Hall Box Office early access to tickets for the Star Wars Film Concert Series on May 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., before tickets go on sale widely to the public online at noon. Fans who arrive by 9:30 a.m. will be entered in a raffle to win a pair of free tickets to the Star Wars concert of their choice. Three winners will be announced at 10:00 a.m. The first 20 Star Wars fans to arrive in costume will »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Upfronts 2017 Schedule: Guide to TV Network and Agency Presentations, Parties

26 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Another pilot season is dwindling down, which means that La industry-ites are getting ready to head back east to schmooze with Madison Avenue for the weeklong television marathon that is Upfronts.

While just as of Monday, more than 96% of the voting members of the Writers Guild of America authorized a strike against production companies, Upfronts plans are still intact, though there are fewer agency events, (ICM is not having its annual dinner on the west side) and some agency parties could be canceled at the last minute, based on the potential WGA strike.

One major network will have a major gap in its presentation: CBS prez Glenn Geller won’t be on the stage, after making his debut last year at Carnegie Hall, as the executive recently announced a medical leave due to a mild heart attack. However, everything else is going as planned, such as Jimmy Kimmel’s critically praised roast at ABC’s Upfront presentation »

- Mannie Holmes and Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Erin Moran Died From Throat Cancer, a Disease That’s Growing Among Younger People

25 April 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Happy Days star Erin Moran was being treated for throat cancer before she died at age 56, the actress’s friend and former co-star Anson Williams told People this week. Williams said that Moran was unable to speak in her final days; reports from local law enforcement also confirmed that she’d been relying on a feeding tube in her stomach and that she likely died from stage IV cancer.

Abie Mendelsohn, MD, assistant professor-in-residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was not involved in Moran’s treatment, »

- Amanda MacMillan

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Bunch of Kunst Review

21 April 2017 8:42 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Greg Wetherall

Since emerging out of the industrial fog of Nottingham in the late noughties, Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn – aka Sleaford Mods – have charted an unlikely ascent. With rudimentary electronic soundscapes and blistering invectives, they have filled a void articulating the frustrations of the working class man and woman in Ukip heartland.

Now they are the subject of a documentary by erstwhile German music journalist Christine Franz in her debut film. The good news is that not only is Bunch of Kunst compelling in a gloriously roughshod, rambling fashion; it feels alive; bristling with energy and anger. Perceived as something of a cult concern, arched eyebrows greet the opening litany of glowing testaments from unlikely, high profile musical admirers.

From there, Franz consciously cuts back to the inauspicious, dingy rehearsal dens that remain the nexus for their work. Williamson wrestles with a chorus line and makes amendments to his lyrics, »

- Greg Wetherall

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Sandy Gallin Dead at 76 (Photo Galleries)

21 April 2017 7:05 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Sandy Gallin -- who repped the likes of Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Cher, Richard Pryor, Barbra Streisand, Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Diamond, Donny and Marie, and many, many others -- has died ... TMZ has learned. Gallin was clinging to life at UCLA Medical Center where he was in ICU after suffering a relapse of multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. The former powerful Hollywood manager's condition had deteriorated over the last few days to the »

- TMZ Staff

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Barack Obama Takes Photos of Michelle With His iPad on Vacation, Proves He's the Ultimate Instagram Husband

18 April 2017 3:45 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Michelle Obama is putting her husband to work!

The former first lady and her husband, 44th president of the United States Barack Obama, recently took a vacation on music mogul David Geffen's yacht near French Polynesia, where Barack was snapped taking photos of his wife with his iPad. In the cute photos, 53-year-old Michelle strikes a pose on the top deck of the boat, as Barack, 55, diligently does his husband duties!

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Obviously, the internet was loving it.

And the Obamas were in good company on their vacation. The couple was joined by Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen and Oprah Winfrey.

Watch: Barack Obama Rocks His Hat Backwards While Vacationing in the British Virgin Islands

It appears Barack is living his best life after leaving the White House. In February, he ecstatically smiled while kitesufing with media mogul Richard Branson during a trip to the »

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