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Steven Spielberg

Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker. Spielberg started in Hollywood directing television and theater.

31 December 1968

Directing contract

Studio vice president Sidney Sheinberg was impressed by the film, which had won a number of awards, and offered Spielberg a seven-year directing contract. It made him the youngest director ever to be signed for a long-term deal with a major Hollywood studio.