Steven Spielberg wins honorary award and talks Indiana Jones, Time’s Up and Digital Retouching

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World-renowned director Steven Spielberg was given the Legend of a Lifetime Award on Sunday at the Rakuten TV Empire Awards and discussed Indiana Jones’ future, the Time’s Up movement and Digital Retouching.

Sunday night was great for American director Steven Spielberg, 71, as he was honored at the Rakuten TV Empire Awards in London’s Roundhouse Theatre.

During his acceptance speech, Spielberg, as reported by Variety, broke the silence on the start date and the location of the next installment of the Indiana Jones Series, announcing the filming will start in April 2019 in the UK.

“It’s always worth the trip when I get to work with this deep bench of talent coming out of the UK. The actors, and the crew, the chippies, the sparks, the drivers — everybody who has helped me make my movies here, and will continue helping me make my movies here when I come back in April 2019 to make the fifth Indiana Jones movie right here” he said.

Spielberg, as reported by Deadline, also addressed the importance of the Time’s Up movement and its significance in the fight for gender equality and human rights. “It’s been a rich and diverse year for film and for gender and for race, and especially for speaking out. Thank you, Time’s Up. […] This is more important than any of us can ever really realize. I think in 10 years we’ll look back and realize what a watershed moment we’re experiencing together right now.”

According to Fox News, the filmmaker also opened up about his intention of never retouching digitally his past movies like Jaws and Jurassic Park, after the bad backlash he received back in 2002 when he decided to enhance certain parts of one of his biggest successes from the 80s, E.T.

Spielberg was announced to receive the Legend of a Lifetime Award last week by Empire Online.

Rossana Ferrito

Aberdeen, UK

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