where the writers are

Steven Spielberg | Steven Spielberg

manny-pacheco's picture
Jan.24.2014
The big-budget biopic Grace of Monaco will hold its world premiere at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival in May, after its original release date was twice delayed. With stars Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth, the film assures Cannes of a glitzy opening night with a film fittingly set just down the...
manny-pacheco's picture
Dec.08.2013
One of the highlights on the recent trip to receive my Gold Medal at Readers’ Favorite was a chance to appear on C-SPAN 2 BOOK TV at the Miami Book Fair International. I asked a question to the esteemed panel of Doris Kearns Goodwin and A. Scott Berg. Goodwin is the Pulitzer Prize-...
manny-pacheco's picture
Oct.30.2013
Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks is again expected to collaborate with noted historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. The movie studio has secured the cinematic rights to her upcoming work, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.   ...
manny-pacheco's picture
Oct.09.2013
Southern California is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of Tinsel Town’s most iconic movie landmarks: The Cinerama Dome, a geodesic structure boasting a screen of 32 x 86 feet with a 146 degree curve. Opened on November 7th, 1963, the Dome was designed to show films in the Cinerama...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Jun.28.2013
  Any of you who were around to watch the original Twilight Zone  on its first broadcasts, or ever cracked a book of fantasy and horror fiction, likely grew up with Richard Matheson somewhere in the background. The prolific genre writer, who died this week at 87, is best known for his...
manny-pacheco's picture
Jun.25.2013
Richard Matheson was primarily a fantasy, horror, and science fiction author, screenwriter, and teleplay scribe. He’s best known for being part of the iconic creators of stories prepared for The Twilight Zone. He scripted 16 episodes for Rod Serling including the famous Nightmare at 20,000...
manny-pacheco's picture
Jun.07.2013
Mel Brooks was the 2013 recipient of AFI’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Billy Crystal, Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Cloris Leachman, David Lynch, Larry David, and Carl Reiner also honored the 86-year-old filmmaker at a private dinner at the Dolby Theatre last night...
steve-hauk's picture
Feb.12.2013
Tony Kushner is a superb playwright (``Angels in America,'' ``Homebody/Kabul'', among many), but he's wrong in his argument with Connecticutt congressman Joe Courtney over the film ``Lincoln.'' Courtney, viewing the Steven Spielberg film, screenplay by Kushner, was thrown by a scene that indicates...
manny-pacheco's picture
Jan.15.2013
For the fourth straight year, here’s my ballot for this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. I consider 2012 a mixed year in cinema. And, I believe several folks and motion pictures in  most of the categories should be considered for specific awards. Let me explain...
manny-pacheco's picture
Nov.28.2012
Congressional Republicans are taking in a movie. They are getting a lesson in art of compromise by watching Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. In the latest epic motion picture, President Abraham Lincoln (played by Daniel Day Lewis) and Secretary of State William Seward (played by David Strathairn)...