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2006-01-13 09:11:25

By Kimberly Speight PASADENA, California (Hollywood Reporter) - Sci Fi Channel is getting into business with Steven Spielberg again by giving the green light to production of a 12-hour miniseries titled "Nine Lives," executives said Thursday. "Nine Lives" will focus on characters who are each grieving over the loss of a loved one and somehow discover how to reunite with them in the afterlife through near-death experiences, Sci Fi executives said during parent company NBC Universal...

2005-12-04 15:12:19

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Steven Spielberg said his new film "Munich," the story of Israel's revenge for the killing of its athletes by Palestinian guerrillas at the 1972 Olympics, is "a prayer for peace," Time magazine reported on Sunday. Leaders of Jewish and Muslim groups as well as diplomats and foreign policy experts will preview the film before its December 23 U.S. opening but Spielberg has shied away from the media hype and costly promotional campaigns that typically...

2005-11-30 17:24:13

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg's film about Israel's revenge for the killing of its athletes by Palestinian guerrillas at the 1972 Munich Olympics opens in three weeks, but the Oscar-winning director has made surprisingly little effort to publicize it. Leaders of Jewish and Muslim groups as well as diplomats and foreign policy experts will preview "Munich" before its U.S. release on December 23, but Spielberg has shied away from the media hype and costly...

2005-07-01 07:35:00

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - When it comes to theFourth of July weekend box office, nothing sets off fireworkslike a good ol' alien attack. When 20th Century Fox's "Independence Day" planted a flagon the weekend of the Fourth in 1996, it discovered thatextraterrestrials blowing up the White House was a surefireholiday attraction. In 1997 and 2002, Sony Pictures followed upwith comic close encounters as "Men in Black" and then "Men inBlack II" dominated their...

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2005-07-04 14:10:00

LOS ANGELES -- "War of the Worlds" conquered the box office as easily as the movie's aliens overpowered Earth, but it did not have enough firepower to overcome Hollywood's prolonged slump. Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise's sci-fi tale took in $77.6 million over the long Fourth of July weekend, lifting its total since debuting Wednesday to $113.3 million, according to studio estimates Monday. That fell well short of the all-time high held by "Spider-Man 2," whose $180.1 million haul in its...

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2005-06-11 10:55:00

LOS ANGELES -- George Lucas, the cruel taskmaster who made Harrison Ford hang with snakes and rats, required Robert Duvall to shave his head and turned Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill into Pez dispensers, was presented with The American Film Institute's annual lifetime achievement award Thursday night. He was hailed as an innovator whose "American Graffiti" created a 1950s and early '60s nostalgia craze and ushered in a new era of special effects with his "Star Wars" films. Lucas, 61, said he...

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2004-12-05 11:00:00

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) -- "Free hugs and haircuts for Tom Cruise & Steven Spielberg" read one sign outside Savior Hair as a few giggling hairdressers tried to lure the actor and director into the salon. Cruise and Spielberg were on set filming scenes at the Uniroyal Chemical plant for "War of the Worlds," based on H.G. Wells' novel about an invasion from outer space. They arrived by helicopter and landed in a secluded parking lot behind the plant. But that didn't stop fans from lingering...


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