Steven Spielberg has a simple reason for why he made sure Latino characters were played by Latino actors in his “West Side Story” adaptation.
Also important, he added, “A lot of Spanish, but don’t subtitle it.”
And that’s what this is all about. It’s not about that. It’s about showing other people that it’s possible.” It transcends the pressure of comparison or any of that. DeBose recalled being a kid when she first saw Rita Moreno playing Anita in the original 1961 "West Side Story." “Representation, I will tout it till the end of my days because it really does matter,” she said, adding, “We get to give a new generation the same thing Rita gave us – the reality that there’s possibility of success.
If I can stand up in my authentic power that means other people can too. “I have to invite more people to the table. But if I don't do it, who will?" she said. DeBose also spoke about being openly queer in Hollywood. “There are days, being as public as I am, that it's a little scary. And I’ll keep doing it as long as I’m allowed to be here.”
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Ariana DeBose, who stars in the musical as Anita, was impressed. “Huge, brave decision,” she said on the carpet. I’m so proud of us. We did it.” Looking at Spielberg, she remarked, “I’m so proud of you.


This is where we should have always been, but this is very important, especially in ‘West Side Story.’ We have to get it right. That was the most important thing.” “This is the way to do it,” the director said Tuesday at the film’s Los Angeles premiere. “This is the way we are in this world. It’s not that other productions didn’t get it right in their own way, but I just did not want to make this reimagining without complete representation [and] authentic representation from the entire Latinx community.

Though the release calendar could change before then, "The Fabelmans" is currently slated to premiere on the same day as an untitled animation project from Disney and two weeks after Marvel's "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" (Nov. 11).
Williams and Dano are expected to play roles inspired by Spielberg's mother and father, while Rogen's part is influenced by the director's favorite uncle. The semi-autobiographical "The Fabelmans" takes place in Arizona, where Spielberg spent his formative years, and stars Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano and newcomer Gabriel LaBelle. Plot details have been kept under wraps, but "The Fabelmans" is said to dramatize the developmental experiences of a movie-lover who eventually became the most commercially successful director in modern times. At the center of the film is LaBelle, as aspiring filmmaker named Sammy, with "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" breakout Julia Butters portraying his sister, Anne.
In addition to directing and co-writing, Spielberg is producing "The Fabelmans" with Kushner and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The film began production in July.” />
23, 2022. The film, from Universal Pictures and Amblin, has been scheduled to open on Nov.
Steven Spielberg's coming-of-age drama "The Fabelmans," a movie loosely based on the filmmaker's childhood, will debut in theaters around next Thanksgiving.
Spielberg co-wrote the script with his frequent collaborator, "Angels in America" playwright Tony Kushner. Spielberg and Kushner previously teamed on 2005's historical action drama "Munich" and 2012's period piece "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th president of the United States of America. The pair recently teamed on "West Side Story," a big-screen adaptation of the classic musical, to rave reviews.

Following the news of legendary director Richard Donner's death, heartfelt tributes are emerging from all over Hollywood, including from Steven Spielberg and Mel Gibson.
Donner, who directed the original "Superman" film, the 1985 classic "The Goonies" and the "Lethal Weapon" series, died on Monday at the age of 91.
Gibson, who starred alongside Danny Glover in Donner's "Lethal Weapon" movies, also shared a statement with Variety mourning the loss of Donner.
He undercut his own talent and greatness with a huge chunk of humility referring to himself as ‘merely a traffic cop.’ He left his ego at the door and required that of others," Gibson said. I will sorely miss him, with all his mischievous wit and wisdom.” /> If we piled up all the good deeds he did, it would stretch to some uncharted place in the firmament. "He was magnanimous of heart and soul, which he liberally gave to all who knew him. “Donner! Oh, the things I learned from him! My friend, my mentor.
Fellow director Spielberg, who wrote the story for "The Goonies," remembered Donner in a statement to Variety.
I can't believe he's gone, but his husky, hearty laugh will stay with me always." Being in his circle was akin to hanging out with your favorite coach, smartest professor, fiercest motivator, most endearing friend, staunchest ally, and – of course — the greatest Goonie of all," Spielberg said. "He was all kid. "Dick had such a powerful command of his movies, and was so gifted across so many genres. All heart. All the time.

Alex Maggioni will oversee the day-to-day development of the project for Amblin, alongside Spielberg, Frank and Falvey. Spielberg will executive produce via Amblin Television. Hanks will executive produce under his Playtone banner along with Gary Goetzman. “Masters of the Air” is written by “Band of Brothers” alum John Orloff as well as Graham Yost, with both co-executive producing. Amblin’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey and Playtone’s Steven Shareshian serve as co-executive producers.
He is repped by Gersh Agency and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.
The first three episodes of “Masters of the Air” will be directed by Cary Fukunaga, best known for his work on "Beasts of No Nation," "Sin nombre," "Jane Eyre" and the first season of HBO's "True Detective."” />
Mann will star as Major "Rosie" Rosenthal. Miller, “Masters of the Air" follows the true story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep. Based on the book of the same name by Donald L.
The streamer previously released the naval war film “Greyhound,” which Hanks wrote, starred in, and produced along with Goetzman and Playtone. The series will not be the first World War II project Hanks has done at Apple. Spielberg currently executive produces the Apple series “Amazing Stories” with Amblin producing.
He joins an ensemble cast that includes previously announced cast members Anthony Boyle ("The Plot Against America," "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child") as well as Austin Butler ("The Carrie Diaries"), and Callum Turner ("Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"). Nate Mann will join the Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman executive-produced "Band of Brothers"/"The Pacific" franchise continuation for Apple TV Plus.


"Defending Jacob” is produced by Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content, and created, written and executive produced by Mark Bomback, who also serves as showrunner. The series is directed by Morten Tyldum, who also serves as executive producer. Evans also executive produces, alongside Rosalie Swedlin and Adam Shulman who executive produce for Anonymous Content.
This role marks Forster's final one before he passed in October 2019. Other actors who will appear in episodes this season include Dylan O’Brien, Victoria Pedretti, Josh Holloway, Sasha Alexander and the late Robert Forster.

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The limited series adaptation follows an assistant district attorney (Chris Evans) who finds himself torn between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son (Jaeden Martell). The rest of the season will unfold weekly on the streamer.
“‘Amazing Stories’ is a beloved show that has captured our imaginations, and we couldn’t be more excited to share its next thrilling iteration with a global audience of all ages on Apple TV Plus,” said Matt Cherniss, head of development for Apple TV Plus.
"Central Park," the animated musical comedy from Loren Bouchard, executive producer Josh Gad and executive producer Nora Smith will premiere summer 2020. It hails from 20th Century Fox Television. Following the Tillermans, a family that lives in, and are the caretakers of, Central Park, the show features the voices of Gad, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs and Stanley Tucci.
“Alongside our partners Universal TV and our showrunners Eddy and Adam, we’re honored to bring a new anthology of ‘Amazing Stories’ to audiences on Apple TV Plus, which serves as the perfect platform for us to deliver the emotionally engaging, wondrous tales that families can enjoy and experience together," said Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, co-presidents of Amblin Television.
"Amazing Stories," a reimagining of the original anthology series, will debut five episodes on Mar. One of these is "The Rift," a first look from which can be seen above, that stars Kerry Lynn Bishe, Whitney Coleman, Trisha Mashburn, Austin Stowell, Edward Burns and Juliana Canfield and was directed by Mark Mylod. 6.
Apple TV Plus' first original series from the U.K., "Trying," will launch May 1. See a couple of first look images from "Trying" below: In this comedy, all lead characters Jason (Rafe Spall) and Nikki (Esther Smith) want is a baby — but it's the one thing they can't have. Imelda Staunton also stars in the eight-episode half-hour series that hails from BBC Studios and is written by Andy Wolton.
Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are showrunners on the series. In addition to Mylod, episode directors include Chris Long, Michael Dinner, Susanna Fogel and Sylvain White.
Apple TV Plus announced the premiere dates for a number of upcoming series, including Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories."
Goodman, and produced by Universal Television and Amblin Television. "Amazing Stories" is executive produced by Spielberg, Kitsis, Horowitz, Frank, Falvey, Long, Don Kurt and David H.
“Dear…” is executive produced by Cutler alongside Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Cha and Lyle Gamm. Matador Content produces the series for Apple.
The nine-episode docuseries "Home," which aptly offers viewers a "never-before-seen look inside the world's most innovative homes," will launch April 17.

The project is narrated by Janet Mock, Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Waithe, and each hour-long episode will explore themes such as invisibility, homophobia, the evolution of the LGBTQ character, and coming out in the television industry. Watch the trailer for "Visible: Out on Television" below: 14. Additionally, the streamer released a trailer for the five-part docuseries "Visible: Out on Television," which is executive produced by Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave, Wanda Sykes and Wilson Cruz, and premieres Feb. The docuseries explores how television shapes the American conscience and how the LGBTQ movement has shaped television by combining archival footage and interviews.
In addition to Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel and Sakina Jaffrey star.
"Defending Jacob, based on the 2012 best-selling novel of the same name by William Landay, will premiere its first three episodes exclusively on April 24.
Cutler, the series uses letters written by people whose lives have been changed by iconic figures' work to tell the biographies of those iconic figures. The 10-episode docuseries "Dear…" that is inspired by the "Dear Apple" ads will premiere June 5. Executive produced by R.J. Profilees in the first season include Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland and Big Bird.

See a couple of first look images from "Home" below: Nick Stern serves as co-executive producer, and the series hails from MediaWeaver, Four M Studios and Altimeter Films. “Home” is executive produced by Joe Poulin, Matthew Weaver, Bruce Gersh, Ian Orefice, Doug Pray, Collin Orcutt, Matt Tyrnauer, Corey Reeser and Kim Rozenfeld.

Diddy (P. Diddy)
I can’t let her go nowhere, she too pretty, truthfully
She gone have a bad day, she ever think about crossing me
I done paid all the lawyers, but they can’t talk for me
When it come to closing deals, I finger fuck currency
Pop a half a pill and chill, all my ice is currently (all my ice is currently)
Plain jane, Richard Mille, I had to let my wrist breathe (breathe)
Almost got frostbit when I rocked my AP
Give this bitch a minute to breathe
Looks can be deceiving, yeh
Looks can deceiving
We going through like speeding
I fucked this bad European (foreign)
She took the phone, I think she scheming
Ain’t been to sleep been stopped dreaming
If it ain’t stress, you must be grieving
Looks can be deceiving
[Chorus: Young Thug]
You can make love in the morning
Cat Mink flow, I’m warm
Got millions, just stay calm
Nigga get turned upside down
I was rich way before the gang
I was slime way before the name
Kill shit like today
And that’s all I gotta say
Ain’t leading you wrong [Intro: Future & Young Thug]
One penthouse, two Benz
This for shorty and her girlfriend, yeah
I feel like I’m Hercules, oh
You gone get paid if you work for me, oh
[Verse 1: Young Thug]
About to feed my dogs, need pedigree, oh
Ain’t letting no money get away from me, ohh
TSA ain’t ready for me
These bitches wish they was bartenders, just to get next to me
The latest coupe, way too fast, you can’t get next to me
And I want the smoke, for real
These 40’s gone choke, for real
.45, no colt
Nigga getting left afloat
Nah, we ain’t writing no note
Never, nah
I ain’t gotta ride to the store no more
I’ma let the Maybach go
The pent got a pole in it
The marvelous Raf Simmons
Four levels in it
I ain’t even know you was in it
[Chorus: Young Thug]
You can make love in the morning
Cat Mink flow, I’m warm
Got millions, just stay calm
Nigga get turned upside down
I was rich way before the gang
I was slime way before the name
Kill shit like today
And that’s all I gotta say
Ain’t leading you wrong

[Verse 2: Future]
Runnin’ the cars
Stealin’ bombs
Hope you blow up
All this ice on my neck will make you throw up (yeah)
Flew some bitch from Abu Dhabi, ready to go up (yeah)
Soon as we give it to the streets, the price go up
Up, up out of here, gone to Mercury
All Chanel stores around the globe heard of me
Might as well give it ’em now and catch the first degree
Steven Spielberg shit with the currency
Rock them dog collar chains, P.

ADG President Nelson Coates said, "We are thrilled to recognize the amazing contributions Kathleen Kennedy has made to narrative design for more than three decades, while so beautifully creating a cinematic legacy as represented by some of the most successful movies of our time."
"Ms. "Her creative legacy and professional journey is an inspirational example to all young artists who are in search of a meaningful career in the entertainment industry. Kennedy is truly a significant role model," Coates added. Through her perseverance, talent and leadership, she has become an icon elevating the art of production design. She continues to raise the bar for all visual storytellers.”"
Kennedy is also the producer of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Solo: A Star Wars Story and a new installment in the Indiana Jones series. Kennedy is president of Lucasfilm and she oversees Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound.
The guild will present the honor Jan. 27  at its 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards. The event will be held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.
The Extra Terrestrial," The Sixth Sense," the Back to the Future trilogy, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Lincoln" and "Schindler’s List. Kennedy has produced or executive produced over 70 feature films, including "Jurassic Park," "E.T.
Prior to joining Lucasfilm in 2012, Kennedy headed The Kennedy/Marshall Company, which she founded in 1992 with director/producer Frank Marshall, and in 1982 she co-founded the successful Amblin Entertainment with Marshall and Steven Spielberg.
Russell, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, John Lasseter, George Lucas, Frank Oz, the production designers behind the James Bond franchise, the principal team behind the Harry Potter films, Bill Taylor, Syd Dutton, Warren Beatty, Allen Daviau, Clint Eastwood, Blake Edwards, Terry Gilliam, Ray Harryhausen, Norman Jewison, Robert S. Previous recipients of the guild's award have been Brad Bird, David O. Wise and Zhang Yimou.” />
The Art Directors Guild has selected "Star Wars" producer Kathleen Kennedy, as the recipient of its  Cinematic Imagery Award.

They said they were hoping to develop projects for Fox through their production company that would, in Joe Russo’s words, span "little movies, big movies, hard R, edgy films, arty films and big giant tentpole movies." Last month, the brothers spoke to Variety about their ambitions for the deal.
Twentieth Century Fox chairman and CEO Stacey Snider sent an email to the brothers on Monday saying that the studio was walking away from the deal and ceasing negotiations, according to a person familiar with the correspondence. She closed by noting that if there were individual projects that made sense for Fox, "the door to the studio was wide open." She went on to say that she wished the Russos the best in building their company and was looking forward to seeing the movies they made.
As part of that effort, they've been building up an ambitious production company, and have already started to option materials, as well as opened an office in downtown Los Angeles. The Russos are big names in Hollywood, having overseen "Captain America: Winter Soldier," "Captain America: Civil War," and the upcoming "Avengers: Infinity War." The two have been looking ahead to a post-Marvel life.
The source said there were issues related to the structure of the deal, with Fox coming to believe that it would be asked to shoulder too much of the financial risks associated with the projects. A source close to the negotiations said that the Russos were looking for richer financial terms than the ones the studio offers to top directors such as James Cameron and Steven Spielberg. Twentieth Century Fox is backing out of a planned deal to co-finance and distribute film and television projects from Joe and Anthony Russo, Variety has learned. The brothers had a hand-shake agreement with Fox, but the two sides were unable to come together on final terms when they were negotiating on the long-form of the deal.
A spokesperson for the Russo brothers could not immediately be reached for comment.” />

Diddy (P. Diddy)
I can’t let her go nowhere, she too pretty, truthfully
She gone have a bad day, she ever think about crossing me
I done paid all the lawyers, but they can’t talk for me
When it come to closing deals, I finger f*ck currency
Pop a half a pill and chill, all my ice is currently (all my ice is currently)
Plain jane, Richard Mille, I had to let my wrist breathe (breathe)
Almost got frostbit when I rocked my AP
Give this bitch a minute to breathe
Looks can be deceiving, yeh
Looks can deceiving
We going through like speeding
I f*cked this bad European (foreign)
She took the phone, I think she scheming
Ain’t been to sleep been stopped dreaming
If it ain’t stress, you must be grieving
Looks can be deceiving
[Chorus: Young Thug]
You can make love in the morning
That Mink flow, I’m warm
Got milly in the safe, come
Nigga get turned upside down
I was rich way before the gang
I was slime way before the name
Kill sh*t like today
And that’s all I gotta say
Ain’t leading you wrong [Intro: Future & Young Thug]
One penthouse, two Benz
This for shorty and her girlfriend, yeah
I feel like I’m Hercules, oh
You gone get paid if you work for me, oh
[Verse 1: Young Thug]
About to feed my dogs, need pedigree, oh
Ain’t letting no money get away from me, ohh
TSA ain’t ready for me
These bitches wish they was bartenders, just to get next to me
The latest coupe, way too fast, you can’t get next to me
And I want the smoke, for real
These 40’s, I tote, for real
.45, no colt
Nigga getting left afloat
Nah, we ain’t writing no note
Never, nah
I ain’t gotta ride to the store no more
I’ma let the Maybach go
The pent got a pole in it
The marvelous Raf Simmons
Four levels in it
I ain’t even know you was in it
[Chorus: Young Thug]
You can make love in the morning
That Mink flow, I’m warm
Got milly in the safe, come
Nigga get turned upside down
I was rich way before the gang
I was slime way before the name
Kill sh*t like today
And that’s all I gotta say
Ain’t leading you wrong
[Verse 2: Future]
Runnin’ the cars
Stealin’ bombs
Hope you blow up
All this ice on my neck will make you throw up (yeah)
Flew some bitch from Abu Dhabi, ready to go up (yeah)
Soon as we give it to the streets, the price go up
Up, up out of here, gone to Mercury
All Chanel stores around the globe heard of me
Might as well give it ’em now and catch the first degree
Steven Spielberg sh*t with the currency
Rock them dog collar chains, P.