Anne Spielberg

Screenwriter, Producer
Neophyte screenwriter Anne Spielberg hit a homerun her first time at bat with the critically and commercially successful "Big" (1988) which recounted the experiences of a twelve-year-old boy who is magically transformed ... Read more »
Born: 12/25/1949

Filmography

Writer (3)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

House Arrest 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Big 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Big 1988 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Actor (1)

Backstory (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Neophyte screenwriter Anne Spielberg hit a homerun her first time at bat with the critically and commercially successful "Big" (1988) which recounted the experiences of a twelve-year-old boy who is magically transformed into an adult overnight. Her teleplay for a poignant episode of "Amazing Stories" dealt with a little boy who retreats into a private fantasy world because his social climbing parents have no time for him. On evidence of these two works, it appears that Spielberg shares some of the thematic concerns of her famous younger brother Steven Spielberg.

Relationships

Leah Adler

Mother
divorced from Spielberg's father

Bernie Adler

Step-Father
married Spielberg's mother

Bernice Colner

Step-Mother
married Arnold Spielberg on April 6, 1997

Nancy Speilberg

Sister
born in 1956

Arnold Spielberg

Father
divorced from Spielberg's mother born c. 1918

Steven Spielberg Executive Producer

Brother
Born Dec. 18, 1947

Sue Spileberg

Sister
born in 1953

EDUCATION

Arizona State University

Tempe , Arizona
attended for three years but dropped out to pursue a writing career

Milestones

1988

Co-wrote and co-produced (with Gary Ross) "Big", the popular fantasy feature directed by Penny Marshall and starring Tom Hanks

1986

Wrote an episode of "Amazing Stories", a fantasy anthology TV series, entitled "What If?"

Wrote script for a TV-movie on bag ladies; optioned by CBS but never produced

Scripted "Imaginary Friend" (lensed 2002) for director Gary Ross

Bonus Trivia

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Spielberg's teleplay sale to "Amazing Stories" occured after her screenplay for "Big" was purchased by producer James L. Brooks and 20th Century-Fox but the TV episode aired two years before the release of the film.

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