Jewish Journal

Spring Cleaning

By  Joan Hyler

March 12, 2010 | 11:41 am

Pesach is near.  Spring cleaning is at hand, physically and spiritually.  In Hollywood, the Award season is over and Spring movies abound (the spectacular “Alice in Wonderland”) and pilots... read on

  • MAZELTOV to Oscar Nominees and the Chai Center

    By  Joan Hyler

    March 5, 2010 | 11:38 am

    Oscar weekend - parties swirling and my own client BRUCE VILANCH writing the Oscar telecast.  A good year for Hollywood women - especially over 40 women:  Mirren, Streep, Bigelow, Bullock.  My friends at the Chai Center are celebrating Sunday as well - with Media star, Michael Medved... read on

  • The Oscars: Harvey Weinstein and the Holocaust

    By  Joan Hyler

    February 24, 2010 | 6:09 pm

    For a second straight year the Oscars will have a Jewish themed/WWII movie indirectly dealing with the Holocaust produced, this year as last, by Harvey and Bob Weinstein who sold their high end movie company, Miramax, to Disney a few years ago.  Miramax (named famously for the... read on

  • Building the Mishkan and Hollywood

    By  Joan Hyler

    February 19, 2010 | 11:49 am

    How appropriate that today we are reminded in the Torah to make a sanctuary that is portable and where we speak to Hashem and get responses from the sacred space between the two Gold Cherubim.  It is almost Purim, almost the Oscars (which my longtime friend and client Bruce Vilanch... read on


    By  Joan Hyler

    February 3, 2010 | 8:46 pm

    “Israeli formats are the ultimate greenhouse for ideas” - so says producer and former NBC honcho Ben Silverman in this weeks Variety. Along with an announcement that CBS is adapting another format from Israel “Quinn-tuplets,” this series is being developed in part by Arik Kneller... read on

  • Israeli Response To Haiti

    By  Joan Hyler

    January 22, 2010 | 2:40 pm

    As we all are preparing ourselves for Hollywood’s response to the Haitian crisis (thank you George Clooney) it is worth remarking on the swift, efficient and highly effective Israeli response.  They were on the ground in an impressive few days and saved lives, gave hope and reminded... read on

  • Movie Queens and Biblical Queens

    By  Joan Hyler

    January 13, 2010 | 9:48 pm

    To paraphrase the Mel Brooks line “It’s good to be King,” well this year “It’s good to be Queen” or an over 40 actress or director just like Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock or director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”), Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated”) or that perennial over 40... read on

  • Chanukah Gift: Miracle of Sara Berlin

    By  Joan Hyler

    December 16, 2009 | 2:23 pm

    It is odd for the house phone to be ringing at 1:10AM, especially in August. The house phone rarely rings. Mom is sleeping in my room because Dad is sick. I had just crawled into bed. The phone rings again. Groggily, Mom picks up the phone. The caller is a stranger from California -... read on

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