Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg's Marilyn Monroe musical series

By Jennifer Lipman, January 3, 2012

Joining a long list of Jewish creatives involved in Broadway musicals, filmmaker Steven Spielberg is the executive producer of a television show critics have already dubbed "the new Glee".


Spielberg 'blacked out' of Beirut Tintin posters

By Jennifer Lipman, November 9, 2011

Jewish director Steven Spielberg's name has been covered up on posters advertising the new Tintin film at a cinema in Lebanon.

A contributor to "Blog Baladi," a Lebanon-focused site, published photographs taken at Beirut's Cinema City with tape hiding Mr Spielberg's name.


Trailer: Steven Spielberg's War Horse

By Jennifer Lipman, October 4, 2011

Watch the full trailer for director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo's 1982 children's book and a recent West End hit.

The film is set for release in January 2012


Poster dauber given community service

By Jennifer Lipman, October 4, 2011

A Cairo-born man who scrawled graffiti on posters featuring Jews will not face a custodial sentence or have to pay compensation.

Yacoub Osman, who daubed angry comments such as "F**k Israel" and a swastika symbol on posters of Lord Sugar and Jewish film director Steven Spielberg at Chalk Farm tube station, was ordered to complete 50 hours of community service.


Judah Maccabee: as told by Mel Gibson

By Jennifer Lipman, September 9, 2011

What could possibly go wrong?


Beach drama as Spielberg sails to Sardinia

By Jennifer Lipman, July 26, 2011

Life may be a beach for Hollywood stars Steven Spielberg and Gwyneth Paltrow, but that doesn't mean everyone in the sand is happy with them.

According to showbiz magazine Us Weekly, Mr Spielberg was fined more than £150 after he steered his speedboat too near to the Sardinia shore and interrupted a group of sunbathing visitors.


Super 8: new film from JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg

By Jennifer Lipman, June 16, 2011
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This year's most eagerly awaited film is Super 8, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Lost creator JJ Abrams. The film, set in summer 1979, follows a group of friends who inadvertently film a train crash, then realise it wasn't an accident.

Super 8 is set for UK release in August.


Steven Spielberg may make WikiLeaks, the movie

By Jennifer Lipman, March 2, 2011

Steven Spielberg may make a film about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

DreamWorks, the film studio co-founded by the Jewish director in 1994, has bought the rights to a book about the organisation by a former senior WikiLeaks executive, according to showbiz website Deadline.


WikiLeaks: Spielberg boycotted for Israel support

By Jennifer Lipman, December 20, 2010

Film director Steven Spielberg was the subject of an Arab League boycott for his support of Israel, a US embassy cable released by WikiLeaks has revealed.

The Jewish filmmaker gave $1 million to Israel in 2006 during the second Lebanon war.

In response, members of the Arab League voted to block the sale or distribution of his work, covering films including the Holocaust drama Schindler’s List and Munich\, the story of the aftermath of the Munich Olympic attacks.


Jewish cinema: Hollywood's kosher hits

By Jennifer Lipman, November 4, 2010

The 14th UK Jewish Film Festival runs until November 21 at cinemas across London. A look at some of the highs and lows of Jewish life on screen. Full coverage of the 2010 UK Jewish Film Festival