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Sid Ganis: The original Hollywood Jew

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/oscars/article/sid_ganis_the_original_hollywood_jew_20110218

Famously a jack-of-all-trades to the movie business, Sid Ganis, 71, has held top posts at two major studios — Paramount and Columbia —worked side-by-side with George Lucas and independently produced hits such as “Big Daddy,” “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” and “Akeelah and the Bee.” Add to that a four-year stint as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where he currently serves as vice president, and it all equals — as they say in the biz — a Hollywood “heavyweight.”

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