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Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh: "Cable TV is growing fast, everything else is shrinking"

With its original programming, television is the place to be now, says The Knick director Steven Soderbergh

Published on Aug 7, 2014 11:51 AM
 

"I needed to go somewhere where what I like to do is not viewed as a problem but as a positive... theatre, TV, whatever."

Director Steven Soderbergh on his decision to leave the film industry

It cannot be good news for the American movie industry if one of its leading lights has effectively thrown up his hands and said "I quit".

And after a slightly drawn-out "is he or isn't he retiring" saga, that is what Steven Soderbergh - the Oscar- and Emmy-winning director behind such films as Traffic (2000), Eric Brockovich (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Magic Mike (2012) and Behind The Candelabra (2013) - has now done.

 
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“I needed to go somewhere where what I like to do is not viewed as a problem but as a positive... theatre, TV, whatever.”

Director Steven Soderbergh on his decision to leave the film industry