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Steven Spielberg subject of new HBO doc

One of the world’s most prolific filmmakers is taking a turn in front of the camera. HBO has scheduled a new feature-length documentary about Steven Spielberg. Directed by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, ...
July 12, 2017

One of the world’s most prolific filmmakers is taking a turn in front of the camera.

HBO has scheduled a new feature-length documentary about Steven Spielberg.

Directed by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, Spielberg will examine¬†the director’s filmography, exploring how his life experiences impacted his work and changed it over time.

Lacy draws on nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his childhood and lifelong obsession with moviemaking.

More than 80 subjects were interviewed for the film, including directors such as J.J. Abrams, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese, along with celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Spielberg also includes insights from members of Spielberg’s family, plus clips and behind-the-scenes footage from some of his milestone films, including Jaws, Schindler’s List and Jurassic Park.

Lacy, creator of the popular series American Masters, is also a producer of the doc along with Emma Pildes and Jessica Levin.

Spielberg will premiere on HBO on Oct. 7.

 

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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