Dawn Steel
American film producer
Dawn Steel
Dawn Steel was one of the first women to run a major Hollywood film studio. She was born as Dawn Spielberg (no relation to Steven Spielberg) in New York City and raised in the suburb Great Neck, Long Island. Her father changed the family name.
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"CNBC TITANS" TO RETURN FOR A SECOND SEASON ON THURSDAY, JUNE 23RD AT 9PM ET/PT - CNBC.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Along the way, he has had his share of known employees, including Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Don Simpson and Dawn Steel, all who have been powerhouses themselves. Not bad for a guy who dropped out of UCLA and started out in the mailroom at the
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Film Producer Laura Ziskin Dies at 61 - The Atlantic Wire
Google News - over 5 years
The award honors a decades of Ziskin's diverse and successful career in the industry: Along with contemporaries that included the late Dawn Steel and Sherry Lansing, Ziskin was part of a generation of showbiz women who braved gender bias to rise to
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SCENE STEALER; For Studio Chiefs, the End of the Revolving Door?
NYTimes - over 9 years
LOS ANGELES THIS week, on Thursday to be exact, Brad Grey will be entitled to celebrate the 32-month anniversary of his appointment to the top post at Paramount Pictures. Two years and eight months on the job normally isn't much of an occasion. But in Mr. Grey's case -- assuming that he gets that far -- it seems fair to make an exception. For fully
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Universal Plans to Hire Top Executive Of Film Rival
NYTimes - about 10 years
Universal Pictures has raided 20th Century Fox and hired away the animation executive who oversaw the hit ''Ice Age'' movies, a move intended to fill a void left when Paramount acquired DreamWorks and replaced Universal as distributor of animated films like ''Over the Hedge.'' The executive, Christopher Meledandri, the president of 20th Century Fox
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Film Director Is Accused Of Lie to F.B.I.
NYTimes - almost 11 years
Prosecutors investigating illegal wiretapping by a former private detective, Anthony Pellicano, have charged a film director, John McTiernan, with hiring the detective to wiretap conversations of a movie producer and then lying about it to F.B.I. agents. Mr. McTiernan, 55, was accused Monday of having made false statements after he told
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FILM; Hollywood's New Old Girls' Network
NYTimes - almost 12 years
NOT long after the talent manager and television producer Brad Grey was named the new chief of Paramount Pictures this year, he did something that has become almost routine in Hollywood: he put a woman in charge of the show. Last month Mr. Grey -- who succeeded Sherry Lansing, 60, in Paramount's top job -- named Gail Berman, a respected television
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FILM; Hollywood Ending
NYTimes - about 12 years
I CAME to Hollywood in 1991 thinking I knew quite a lot about the world and its ways. As a young reporter, I had been to Vietnam. Later, I covered Northern Ireland, several political campaigns and the White House under President Ronald Reagan and the elder President George Bush. On arriving, I was fresh from a sudden assignment in India after the
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Books in Brief: Nonfiction
NYTimes - over 16 years
IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET? Women's Experience of Power in Hollywood. By Rachel Abramowitz. Random House, $26.95. In 1992 Rachel Abramowitz, a magazine journalist, began a short article on women behind the scenes of the movie business. Eight years and 300 interviews later she completed ''Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?,'' a look at the ascension of
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AT THE MOVIES; Those Were The Days!
NYTimes - almost 19 years
The most-discussed reading material in town isn't a hot script that's en route to Leo (as in DiCaprio). It's a compulsively readable book with an unwieldy title: ''Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-Rock-and-Roll Generation Saved Hollywood,'' by Peter Biskind, the former executive editor of Premiere. The book deals with the 13 years
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FILM REVIEW; Heaven, He's From Heaven, But His Heart Beats So . . .
NYTimes - almost 19 years
All the elements of a blockbuster Hollywood sobfest are sumptuously laid out in ''City of Angels,'' a film that wants desperately to outdo ''Ghost'' and ''Titanic'' in the love-from-beyond-the-grave movie sweepstakes. Adapted from Wim Wenders's 1987 poetic cult film, ''Wings of Desire,'' ''City of Angels'' tells the story of a droopy sad-sack angel
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FILM; The Remake as a Risky Take on a Classic
NYTimes - almost 19 years
CALL it a love story, a Bildungsroman, a fantasy, but please, don't call it a remake. That's what those connected with ''City of Angels,'' a film starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan and directed by Brad Silberling, are asking of critics and audiences. The movie, which opens on Friday, is based on the German director Wim Wenders's lyrical ''Wings of
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FILM REVIEW; Hard to Beat the Devil, a Detective Finds
NYTimes - about 19 years
On the eve of his execution, a scarily intense serial killer (Elias Koteas) taunts Detective John Hobbes (Denzel Washington), the officer who caught him, and hints at revenge. The killer also speaks threateningly in a mysterious language, which is presumed (none too plausibly) to be Dutch. And then in the gas chamber, moments before his death, he
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Dawn Steel, Studio Chief And Producer, Dies at 51
NYTimes - about 19 years
Dawn Steel, the first woman to head a major movie studio and who played a prominent role advancing other women to top jobs in Hollywood, died on Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center here. She was 51 and lived in Los Angeles. Charles Roven, Ms. Steel's husband, a film producer, said Ms. Steel had been suffering from a malignant brain tumor.
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Only Where It's Due: Producers Want Credit
NYTimes - over 19 years
In the golden days of Hollywood, producers dominated the movie business. Top producers in the 1930's and 40's not only played creative roles that rivaled those of directors and writers but received sole credit for their movies as well. ''Now there are so many producing credits on movies that it's become almost a joke,'' said Arnold Kopelson,
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Oscars for Doorstops
NYTimes - almost 20 years
WITHOUT LYING DOWN Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood. By Cari Beauchamp. Illustrated. 475 pp. New York: A Lisa Drew Book/Scribner. $30. ARCHEOLOGISTS in Kazakhstan recently dug up ancient females, buried with swords and shields, and speculated that perhaps these were the remains of the woman warriors of legend, the Amazons.
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Sorrow but No Surprise at a Death
NYTimes - about 21 years
On Friday night, Jake Bloom, a Hollywood lawyer with numerous clients in the movie industry, phoned Michael Eisner, chairman of the Walt Disney Company, to inform him of the death of Don Simpson, one of Hollywood's most prominent producers and a one-time colleague of Mr. Eisner's. The Disney chairman quietly told Mr. Bloom, "I've been waiting for
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For Boomers, The Culture Clock Is Ticking Too
NYTimes - about 21 years
MANY NOTABLE figures in the arts will turn 50 next year. In interviews, six of them speculated on how the maturing of their generation might affect the arts. MARTHA COOLIDGE Film director, "Three Wishes," "Rambling Rose," "Angie" Born: Aug. 17 There's a big bulge in the population, there are artists in that bulge, and they're going to get older.
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FILM REVIEW; A Boy Who Doesn't Fit In, Some Bullies and a Prom
NYTimes - over 21 years
"Moo," Angus Bethune (Charlie Talbert) retorts to all the fellow freshman who tease him about his shape and name. He's a smart, friendly high school kid, but all his classmates care about is his size: big. At least Angus knows enough to scorn such peer pressure, since he comes from a family of strong characters, with Kathy Bates as his
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dawn Steel
    FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 50
    In August 1997, she died, at aged 51, after a 20-month battle against the disease.
    More Details Hide Details Her film City of Angels was dedicated to her memory.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on August 19, 1946.
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