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  • Is it game over for The Weinstein Company?

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 17, 2009 | 3:22 pm

    Harvey and Bob Weinstein are trying to keep a sinking ship afloat. The legendary Hollywood producers, who were the first to build an independent studio that rivaled the majors with Miramax, are struggling to sustain The Weinstein Company, their mini movie studio, part deux. TWC was... read on

  • International financier Andrew Cohen takes Hollywood to the bank

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 13, 2009 | 5:54 pm

    One of Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes powerbrokers is Andrew Cohen, an international financier who is gaining renown as one his industry’s top talents.

    A Managing Director at JP Morgan, Cohen oversees the firm’s private banking for the Southern California region. It’s a job... read on

  • One to Watch: Executive Nicky Weinstock

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 13, 2009 | 2:53 pm

    Introducing Nicky Weinstock, a lesser known Hollywood executive with an impressive resume and proven writing talent.

    The Harvard-graduate turned Hollywood exec has an unusually diverse background: According to the Huffington Post, he was a book editor at Random House, a teacher in... read on

  • David Mamet to write remake of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 12, 2009 | 6:40 pm

    From Variety:

    Disney has acquired the rights to film a new version of “The Diary of Anne Frank.”  The film will be written and directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet.

    Mamet will use the famed diary, and the original play by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, to tell the story of the young jewish girl who hid with her family from the Nazis in the an attic in Amsterdam. Mamet brings his own original take on the material that could re-frame the story as a young girl’s rite of passage.

  • Quentin Tarantino: ‘Hollywood’s Jewish Avenger’

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 11, 2009 | 8:35 pm

    Quentin Tarantino’s new film “Inglourious Basterds” is the ultimate Jewish revenge fantasy. In it, a band of physically intimidating American Jews, led by Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine go on a Nazi killing spree that turns the brutality of the Holocaust onto its perpetrators.

    The... read on

  • How I Succeeded in Hollywood by ‘Mad Men’s’ Matt Weiner

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 11, 2009 | 7:52 pm

    Approaching it’s third season, “Mad Men” can be counted as one of the most captivating shows on television. There’s hardly a newsstand in town without a January Jones magazine cover, a Jon Hamm profile or an interview with the show’s creator Matt Weiner. Plus, the show is nominated... read on

  • Interview with a basterd

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 7, 2009 | 6:47 pm

    I’m off to interview Lawrence Bender, producer of “Inglourious Basterds” and Quentin Tarantino’s longtime collaborator.  More on this producer/political activist/ballet dancer later, but for now, here’s a pic from the cast of “Inglourious Basterds” from last May’s Festival du Cannes.

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Danielle Berrin writes the Hollywood Jew blog, a cutting edge, values-based take on the entertainment industry for jewishjournal.com. A Los Angeles Times profile dubbed her...

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