Steven Spielberg

  • Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi thriller ‘Extant’ picked up by CBS

    Following the success of the Stephen King-Steven Spielberg collaboration “Under the Dome,” CBS is adding a new Spielberg production to its lineup. According to The Wrap, “Extant” will tell the story of a female astronaut “struggling to adapt to life on earth after a year in space.” This is more difficult than it would be… More ▸

  • Steven Spielberg bails on ‘American Sniper’

    For the second time this year Steven Spielberg has dropped a big film project. In January, he indefinitely halted progress on the sci-fi movie “Robopocalypse,” and now, Deadline.com reports, he has announced he will no longer direct “American Sniper,” the film adaptation of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s autobiography starring Bradley Cooper. Spielberg’s tentativeness is nothing… More ▸

  • The future of Hollywood, according to Steven Spielberg

      Per The Hollywood Reporter, the famed director predicts price variances at movie theaters, where “you’re gonna have to pay $25 for the next ‘Iron Man,’ you’re probably only going to have to pay $7 to see ‘Lincoln.’” Spielberg introduced this theory on Wednesday in a speech at the University of Southern California. He links it… More ▸

  • Spielberg confirms new film on Pakistan/India border

    During his trip to Mumbai to celebrate his success from the Oscar-winning film “Lincoln,” Jewish filmmaker Steven Spielberg shared exciting news with the foreign film industry: he plans to make a movie about the disputed border territory between Pakistan and India. Speaking with the Times of India, Spielberg confirmed he had finalized a script for the… More ▸

  • Steven Spielberg named 2013 Cannes Film Festival jury president

    He certainly was snubbed at the Oscars for missing the Best Director award, but perhaps this will serve as some sort of constellation prize: Jewish director Steven Spielberg has been tapped to lead the jury for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival this May in France. Spielberg called his selection an “honor and a privilege,” according to a statement… More ▸

  • Golden Globes: The night of ‘Homeland’ and Lena Dunham

    The 70th Golden Globe Awards (or the “Drunk Oscars,” as I like to call them), took place in Hollywood last night, and like every year, provided some interesting stories and headlines, mostly made by the powerful, successful and funny women of the industry, orchestrated by the hilarious Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. The biggest story didn’t even… More ▸

  • Oscar nominations: Two Israeli films are nominated for best documentary feature

    The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards ceremony were announced earlier today. Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” ieads the nominations with 12, including best film and best director. On the Israeli side, despite not being nominated for the best foreign film (which is most likely to go to the Austrian film “Amour”), two Israeli documentary films are nominated for the Best… More ▸

  • Steven Spielberg was initially rejected by Daniel Day-Lewis

    Today’s lesson in never giving up comes from Jewish filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Ten years ago, when Spielberg was starting to work on his film about the 16th American President, “Lincoln,” he asked the Jewish actor Daniel Day-Lewis to star as the protagonist, to which Day-Lewis said no (spoiler alter! he ends up playing the part). Spielberg shared… More ▸