Palazzo has unveiled a major study of Steven Spielberg, to which the acclaimed director will write a foreword.

Steven Spielberg: The Man and His Movies by Richard Schickel, film critic and documentary-maker and the author of 30+ books, is "a definitive retrospective" and will include images from the DreamWorks archive. Publication in autumn 2012 will coincide with the release of Spielberg's Lincoln.

Palazzo founder and MD Colin Webb has already closed deals in France, Germany, Sweden and the US, where Sterling President Marcus Leaver said: "I'm thrilled that Sterling and Palazzo are collaborating on yet another sure-fire hit, the latest in a long line of winners we have published together. It's a personal pleasure to work with such good friends as Colin and Pam as they celebrate the tenth anniversary of Palazzo!"

Palazzo's latest project, No Direction Home, a director's cut of Robert Shelton's classic Bob Dylan biography – just out in Australia to widespread praise – will be celebrated at LBF tomorrow by Omnibus Press.