Tag Archives: Steven Spielberg

Report: Steven Spielberg and Kate Capeshaw donate $100,000 to fight against Prop 8 on gay marriage ban…

Brad Pitt is not the only one supporting gay marriage being legal in California and trying to fight back at Prop 8, you can now add Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw to the list. Proposition 8 is on the attack to get gay marriage banned again in California. Hollywood celebrities are fighting back at them to stop them. Spielberg and Capshaw donated $100,000, Brad Pitt already donated the same amount of money last week to the campaign. Spielberg says every gay men and women deserve the right for marriage, and calls it discrimination if it wasn’t allowed.

More on it here:

http://www.wilshireandwashington.com/2008/09/spielbergs-dona.html

Kudos, glad that Hollywood is fighting back. Every human being deserves to be treated equal whether you agree with their sex life or not.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Dreamworks splits with Paramount Pictures as a stand alone company…

Dreamworks pictures, a film company that is being runned by Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, and Stacey Snider has closed out a deal with Reliance so they can leave Paramount Pictures. The goal was to make Dreamworks pictures a standalone company so that it would not be owned by Paramount. Spielberg, Geffen and Snider who run Dreamworks wanted to own and run it their own way.

Paramount pictures have agreed to part ways with Spielberg’s “Dreamworks” and wishes them well on their new adventure.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117992505.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

I’m betting my money that Steven Spielberg is behind all of this and made it happen. The man’s a genius when it comes to business in Hollywood. I bet Steven had a tough battle with Paramount to make it happen. The man gets what he wants always.

Kev

Report: Spielberg, Dreamworks, and Paramount sued for ripping off Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”…

Director Steven Spielberg is being sued for copyright infrigement by the Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust which is the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film “Rear Window” that stars James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Dream Works and Paramount studios both has also been named in the lawsuit. The Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust is suing them because they’re accusing them of making the movie “Disturbia” a thriller that stars Shia Labeouf, “Disburbia” has a similar plot and story to “Rear Window”, the company claims the film makers stole the plot ideas from Hitchcock’s original film.

Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart won the rights to get the film made in 1953, the Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust says that Dream Works should have done the same.

Steven Spielberg did NOT direct, write or produce “Disturbia”, however, Spielberg did create story ideas to the film makers, that’s why he is named in the lawsuit although he didn’t make the film, he just came up with the story.

More on it here:

http://www.reuters.com/article/filmNews/idUSN0844655020080909?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

Hollywood have been lawsuit happy lately. Get a freakin’ job people, there is more to life than money and these hollywood phonies already have enough of it.

Why sue Spielberg when he didn’t even make the film? BULLSHIT! The judge will probably dismiss this on Spielberg so he can be free of this.

Kev

Report: Diablo Cody and Steven Spielberg to team up again…

The Oscar award winning screenwriter whose latest film is “Juno” will team up with Steven Spielberg again to give her story ideas for another comedy film that is untitled at this moment. Spielberg is the one who came up with the story for “Juno” and gave it to Cody, she won an Oscar for “Best Screenplay” for the film. She will write the film for Spielberg’s, Dreamworks studios, but they are keeping the plot and title underwraps for now.

Variety reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117988968.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Is this going to be a sequel to “Juno”? I hope not. I have never even seen “Juno” yet, but I plan on giving the film a rent soon.

If Spielberg loves her writing so much, why don’t he direct one of her screenplays? I’m sure he will in the future when the right story comes. Spielberg is not into doing comedies, maybe when Cody does a serious film, Spielberg will do it then.

Kev

Report: After Indy 4, here comes Abe Lincoln for Spielberg…

 

Right after Steven Spielberg gets done promoting “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, he will get right to work on the next film about our 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Spielberg will make this film through Dreamworks and could possibly begin filming early next year. Spielberg had actor Liam Neeson confirmed to play Lincoln which is a perfect choice for the role.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117985479.html?categoryId=13&cs=1

Look like Spielberg is aiming for the Oscars on this one. And sounds like this one may be a long film between 3-4 hours. Spielberg had always been known to make long films so don’t get your hopes up if this will be a short one.

Kev

 

Report: Spielberg for “Ghost in the Shell” live action 3-D???

Dreamworks studios has just acquired the rights to make “Ghost in the Shell” anime into a live action 3D movie and iconic director Steven Spielberg immediately jumped in the interest on directing it. He loves “Ghost in the Shell” anime films so much that he badily wants to make the live action.

“Ghost in the Shell” is a Japanese animated futuristic police story that fights against technology related crime.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117984029.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

As long as Spielberg wants in, Dreamworks will definitely give this opportunity for him. They’ll just look at what Spielberg did to “Minority Report” and “Artificial Intelligence” and they’ll say, “Spielberg has what it takes to make futuristic films”.

Spielberg would make a good “Ghost in the Shell” movie, as long as Spielberg don’t get Tom Cruise for this one, I’ll go see it.

Kev