Latest Steven Spielberg News

Disney backs theatrical releases for remaining 2021 films

Sep. 10, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After endless disruption due to the pandemic and the super-charged growth of streaming services, moviegoing may be going back to something a little like normal. The Walt Disney Co. on Friday announced that all of its remaining films this year will open...

A fall movie season (like everything else) in flux

Sep. 07, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Cary Fukunaga has been waiting more than a year and a half for the biggest movie of his career, the James Bond film “No Time to Die,” to arrive in theaters. It has been a strange and surreal wait. Months before the much-delayed movie is even released on Oct. 8,...

TV Academy revokes Cuomo's Emmy amid scandal, resignation

Aug. 24, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hours after leaving office, scandal-tainted former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo suffered another defeat Tuesday, losing the special Emmy Award he received last year for his daily, televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic. The International Academy...

At Tokyo Olympics, a debt to 'Back to the Future' and 'E.T.'

Jul. 23, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Although the name Marty McFly won't be on the start list for the first Olympic skateboarding competition, the “Back to the Future” character who inspired the immortal lines “What's that thing he's on? It's a board, with wheels!” was a landmark personality for the sport...

'Superman,’ 'Lethal Weapon’ director Richard Donner dies

Jul. 06, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Filmmaker Richard Donner, who helped create the modern superhero blockbuster with 1978’s “Superman” and mastered the buddy comedy with the “Lethal Weapon” franchise, has died. He was 91. Donner died Monday in Los Angeles, his family said through a spokesperson. ...

Yale's drama school goes tuition free thanks to Geffen gift

Jun. 30, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University has announced it is eliminating tuition for its drama students thanks to a $150 million gift from entertainment magnate David Geffen. The gift to what is being renamed the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University is...

Chris Pratt rises to a blockbuster challenge: Originality

Jun. 29, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

Chris Pratt may be a loyal star of two of the biggest movie franchises of the moment, between Marvel and “Jurassic World,” but even he craves something different sometimes. “I heard the grumblings that people were getting tired of those things,” said Pratt in a...

Spielberg's Amblin to make several films a year for Netflix

Jun. 21, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg, a filmmaker synonymous with big-screen enchantment, has set a new deal with Netflix in which his production company, Amblin Partners, will make multiple feature films per year for the streaming giant. The partnership, one long courted...