Jewish Journal

  • Sony Pictures taps Tom Rothman to run motion picture group


    February 24, 2015 | 10:50 am

    Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday named long-time industry executive Tom Rothman as chairman of its motion picture group after Amy Pascal leaves...

  • Holocaust film ‘Ida’ wins Oscar


    February 23, 2015 | 11:27 am

    “Ida,” a Polish film about a Catholic novitiate who discovers she is the Jewish child of Holocaust victims, won the Academy Award for Best Foreign...

  • Richard Dreyfuss to play Bernie Madoff in ABC drama


    February 23, 2015 | 10:58 am

    Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss will play Bernie Madoff in a multiple-episode drama on the ABC network.

    The drama will be based on the book “The...

  • Oscar gives nod to Jewish talent but bypasses Israel

    by Tom Tugend

    February 23, 2015 | 12:16 am

    Given that there were few world famous Jewish names among nominees for the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood Sunday night, the tribe did fairly well.

  • Academy on Joan Rivers: Memorial couldn’t fit all

    USA Today

    February 22, 2015 | 6:48 pm

    The late Joan Rivers didn't have to be at Sunday's Oscars ceremony to make her presence felt.

    Many fans were upset that Rivers, the caustic queen of so many red carpets, was not pictured during the annual In Memoriam TV segment that honors those connected to the film industry who have died in the previous year. Rivers died in September.

    Asked about Rivers' absence, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that oversees the Academy Awards, issued a statement...

    Read more at USA Today.

  • Ewan McGregor to direct adaptation of Philip Roth’s ‘American Pastoral’

    by Gabe Friedman, JTA

    February 20, 2015 | 11:28 am

    The film adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “American Pastoral” just gained a lot more hype.

    Ewan McGregor, the acclaimed...

  • Harris Wittels of ‘Parks and Rec’ dies at 30

    by Veronica Rocha, The Los Angeles Times

    February 20, 2015 | 10:52 am

    Grief-stricken Hollywood stars say Harris Wittels, the co-executive producer of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" who was found dead Thursday at his Los...

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