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Drew Barrymore Says Photo of Her and Steven Spielberg Is Her Favorite Item in Dressing Room: “I Live to Make Him Proud”

Drew Barrymore is revealing the most prized possession she keeps in her dressing room and it features her as a child star and an Oscar-winning director. The host and executive producer of The Drew Barrymore Show told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published online Thursday that her favorite thing in her dressing room […]

Isidoro Raponi, Mechanical Effects Expert on ‘E.T.,’ ‘King Kong’ and ‘Alien,’ Dies at 76

Isidoro Raponi, the acclaimed mechanical effects expert who helped design, build and operate E.T. for the 1982 Steven Spielberg classic and worked on such other films as King Kong, Alien and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, has died. He was 76. Raponi died Friday of congestive heart failure at a rehabilitation facility in Los […]

Steven Spielberg Details How Harrison Ford Helped Convince Melissa Mathison to Write ‘E.T.’

While on location in Tunisia filming Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark outside Well of the Souls more than 40 years ago, Steven Spielberg found time to pitch a script. “I pretty much had worked out most of the story and I needed a writer to write with me or, hopefully, write […]

‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ to Open the 2022 TCM Classic Film Festival

A 40th anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial will kick off the 13th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on April 21, it was announced Wednesday. Spielberg and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are scheduled to be in attendance for the screening at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. “I was 15 years […]

Ron Cobb, Designer of the ‘Alien’ Ship and the ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean, Dies at 83

Ron Cobb, the underground cartoonist turned production designer who influenced the making of 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' and helped shape the worlds of 'Conan the Barbarian,' 'Alien' and 'Back to the Future,' has died. He was 83.

Aden Young, Peter Coyote Join NBCUniversal Series ‘The Disappearance’

Young has his next gig after exiting USA Network's 'Damnation.'

‘E.T.’ Original Poster Artwork Expected to Fetch $150,000 at Auction

The classic artwork by John Alvin is up for grabs on Oct. 12 in Dallas through Heritage Auctions.

Melissa Mathison, ‘E.T.’ Screenwriter, Dies at 65

She scored a best screenplay Oscar nomination for 'E.T.' in 1983, the year she wed Harrison Ford.

Marketing Exec Marvin Antonowsky Dies at 86

During his career, he served stints at both Columbia and Universal.

Jim Bissell to Receive Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The production designer, an Oscar nominee for George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck," will be honored at the Production Design Awards on Jan. 31.

‘Prometheus’ Knocks ‘Avengers’ From No. 1 on Home Entertainment Charts

"Rock of Ages" made its debut at No. 3, followed by the Blu-ray release of "E.T." at No. 4.

Steven Spielberg’s ‘E.T. The Extra Terrestrial’ Set for Blu-ray Release

Universal Studios will release the Blu-ray edition in October to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the movie.