Private Spielberg

The much lauded co-founder of DreamWorks may be looking to do more work on his own

The script wasn't supposed to end this way. On Oscar night the DreamWorks team of David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg was hoping--probably expecting--to hear Spielberg's film, Saving Private Ryan, named Best Picture. Certainly, the glittering assemblage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion was shocked. When Shakespeare in Love was announced, there was an audible gasp.

Which makes it a bit more awkward for DreamWorks to spin the news that Spielberg and his two top executives, the married couple of Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, are balking at taking on the expanded film production that DreamWorks feels its live-action studio needs...

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