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Soderbergh to take a break from directing

Soderbergh to take a break from directing

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Prolific Hollywood filmmaker Steven Soderbergh says he plans to take a break from directing after he completes the projects on which he is already working.
'Moneyball' rolls again with Sorkin, Pitt

'Moneyball' rolls again with Sorkin, Pitt

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Steven Soderbergh will not direct the big-screen adaptation of Michael Lewis' book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" as planned.
'Moneyball' strikeout benches risky pics

'Moneyball' strikeout benches risky pics

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- Doubts that Hollywood can continue to deliver quirky, high-quality films have been raised with the cancellation of "Moneyball," analysts say.
Pitt's 'Moneyball' no longer rolling

Pitt's 'Moneyball' no longer rolling

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- Columbia Pictures has decided to delay Hollywood actor Brad Pitt's next movie, "Moneyball," after director Steven Soderbergh rewrote the agreed-upon script.
Soderbergh film to debut on HDNet

Soderbergh film to debut on HDNet

DALLAS , May 19 (UPI) -- Steven Soderbergh's film "The Girlfriend Experience" is slated to premiere as a sneak preview on HDNet Movies, the U.S. company said.
Pitt, Soderbergh get 'Moneyball' rolling

Pitt, Soderbergh get 'Moneyball' rolling

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is in talks to direct a big-screen adaptation of Michael Lewis' book, "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game."
Jackman drops out of Cleopatra film talks

Jackman drops out of Cleopatra film talks

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Australian film actor Hugh Jackman dropped out of talks to star in "Cleo," director Steven Soderbergh's upcoming 3-D, live-action musical, Variety.com said.
'Che' to be released in two parts in Jan.

'Che' to be released in two parts in Jan.

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- IFC Films says the four-hour-plus epic "Che" is to open for a week in Los Angeles and New York next month, then be divided in two parts elsewhere in January.
Zeta-Jones may star in 'Cleopatra' musical

Zeta-Jones may star in 'Cleopatra' musical

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Steven Soderbergh is in talks to direct a 3-D, live-action musical movie about Cleopatra, starring Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, Variety.com reported.

Michael Apted head director once again

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- Director Michael Apted was re-elected president of the Directors Guild of America at the group's national biennial convention in Los Angeles.

George Clooney caught drinking -- lemonade

TOBACCOVILLE, N.C., April 5 (UPI) -- Three youthful entrepreneurs in Tobaccoville, N.C., learned when life hands you lemons and you open a lemonade stand -- George Clooney might even stop by.

Cate Blanchett to make transition to stage

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Despite having five new films coming out next year, Australian actress Cate Blanchett is planning to alter her focus with a three-year stage work hiatus.

Soderbergh embraces past with 'German'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Director Steven Soderbergh has revisited Hollywood's past with his upcoming U.S. historical film, "The Good German."

Soderbergh to make Che Guevara film

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. director Steven Soderbergh is preparing to make his long-awaited biopic of Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara.

Bloomberg tops Directors Guild honorees

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg heads the list of this year's honorees to be recognized by the Directors Guild of America.

Clooney set to launch Smoke House

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Filmmakers George Clooney and Grant Heslov are set to launch a Hollywood production company to be set up at Warner Bros. Pictures and Television.

Ellen Barkin joins the 'Oceans' crowd

BURBANK, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones will not be back for "Ocean's Thirteen," which starts shooting in Burbank, Calif., in July.

'Solaris' author Stanislaw Lem dead at 84

KRAKOW, Poland, March 27 (UPI) -- "Solaris" author Stanislaw Lem died in Krakow, Poland at age 84, it was reported Monday.

Clooney, Soderbergh to close Section Eight

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh plan to close their Warner Bros.-based production arm, Section Eight, at the end of 2006, it was reported Sunday.

'Oceans Thirteen' is in the pipeline

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Jerry Weintraub Productions reportedly has a script in hand for "Ocean's Thirteen," a follow-up to the 2004 sequel, "Ocean's Twelve."

Maguire to go mute for 'Quiet Type'

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Actor Toby Maguire is negotiating to star as a small-town mute who wants to conduct an orchestra in New York in the upcoming "Quiet Type."

Soderbergh plans simultaneous releases

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Director Steven Soderbergh plans to release each of six upcoming projects simultaneously in theaters, DVD and pay-per-view, The Los Angeles Times said Friday.

Bad back sidelines Clooney

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A ruptured disk forced actor George Clooney to pull off the promotion trail supporting "Ocean's Twelve," his publicist told E! Online.

Industry addresses loud movie previews

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- An entertainment industry group is developing standards for the loudness of commercials and previews in movie theaters, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

Steven Soderbergh named DGA VP

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Steven Soderbergh has been elected National Vice President of the Directors Guild of America, DGA President Michael Apted said Tuesday.
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