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President Obama Coming to Spielberg's Shoah Foundation Gala in Los Angeles

This May, founder Steven Spielberg's USC Shoah Foundation will host their 20th Anniversary Ambassadors for Humanity Gala, and they have a very special guest coming to the event.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 21, 2014 1:04 PM
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From Gerwig to Fincher, Film Icons Are Heading to the Small Screen

This week, a handful of prominent filmmakers and actors announced that they will be making their way to the small screen, from Greta Gerwig to David Fincher and more.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 12, 2014 4:21 PM
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What's Next for Steven Spielberg? (ROUNDUP)

Never one to pull the trigger without thinking it through, director Steven Spielberg keeps a lot of favorite projects in the trunk. You never know where he's going to land--"Lincoln" took years to come to fruition. He's has been seeking a project to direct since back-burnering "Robopocalypse" and parting ways with Warner Bros. on Bradley Cooper vehicle "American Sniper," which now has Clint Eastwood at the helm.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 7, 2014 5:43 PM
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From 'Big' to 'Captain Phillips,' TOH! Ranks Tom Hanks' Ten Best Performances

One year removed from sprawling $100-million epic (and epic flop) "Cloud Atlas," which even the beloved movie icon couldn't save, Tom Hanks is enjoying the kind of year that defined his heyday in the 1990s.
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  • December 19, 2013 3:25 PM
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Steven Spielberg Honored by Foundation for the National Archives for His Work in Historical Filmmaking

The Foundation for the National Archives presented its 2013 Records of Achievement Award to director Steven Spielberg at a black-tie gala at the National Archives on November 19.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 22, 2013 12:26 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Steven Spielberg's Desert Highway Thriller 'Duel'

Carquake! concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Steven Spielberg's "Duel," made in 1971 when Spielberg was 25 years old.
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  • November 15, 2013 2:05 PM
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At NYFF Tribute, Ralph Fiennes Discusses Importance of Directors, Imagination

Where last week's New York Film Festival gala tribute to Cate Blanchett focused entirely on the actress in question, tonight's event--purportedly a similar fête for Ralph Fiennes--went the kill-two-birds approach. First, there was the expected Q&A, which was truncated more quickly than last week's for a screening of the actor-turned-director's newest film, "The Invisible Woman." As if to back up this impression, my ticket for last week's event was marked 'Cate Blanchett Tribute"; tonight's read simply 'The Invisible Woman.'
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • October 9, 2013 11:54 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Spielberg Classic 'Jaws'

Unstoppable Monsters! week at Trailers from Hell concludes on a ferocious note with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Steven Spielberg's 1975 horror-adventure classic "Jaws," starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss and three outsized powered prop sharks all named Bruce.
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  • September 27, 2013 12:48 PM
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Indie Film Producer Jon Kilik Challenges Spielberg, Lucas and Soderbergh in IFP Speech

Independent film producer Jon Kilik is having a busy year, with "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and Spike Lee's "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" coming out in November and December. In a keynote speech at IFP on September 15 in NYC, the prolific producer delivered challenging remarks about the current state of film.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 18, 2013 3:05 PM
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In the Works: Clint Eastwood Replaces Steven Spielberg on 'American Sniper,' Starring Bradley Cooper

Warner Bros. has replaced one titan with another on biopic "American Sniper," centering on a Navy SEAL with more than 150 confirmed kills, set to star Bradley Cooper. Steven Spielberg dropped out, and now Clint Eastwood has stepped in to direct.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 21, 2013 2:54 PM
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