Jewish Journal

  • Two Lovers

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 19, 2009 | 4:33 pm

    I came out of the film “Two Lovers” the other night and didn’t know what to feel. My confusion was only partly related to the film; after two straight weeks of being on deadline (and a frenzied weekend at LimmudLA) I was feeling I might lose my mind and the movie gave me relief.... read on

  • From Hollywood to Hashem: Observant Jews in Tinseltown

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 17, 2009 | 8:12 pm

    Leading a religious life may be the toughest job in Hollywood. Almost everything about the business – from the power lunches to the endless work schedule to the idolatry of ratings and box office – seem antithetical to traditional Judaism. Leave it to LimmudLA to find two... read on

  • Lionsgate’s Mixed Message

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 6, 2009 | 3:31 am

    A week ago, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer ignored the predominant mood in Hollywood and chose to boost industry morale with optimism.

    He delivered an assured and upbeat address to the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) who were assembled in Las Vegas for... read on

  • Roman Polanski’s Plea Denied

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 3, 2009 | 4:00 pm

    Still suffering for his art, director Roman Polanski’s plea to have his 30-year old sexual misconduct case dropped was denied yesterday by Los Angeles Superior Court. Polanski’s appeal relied upon new evidence revealed in the documentary “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,“... read on

  • SAG Goes to War…With Itself

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 3, 2009 | 3:48 pm

    All I want to know is: who’s buying the movie rights to the SAG drama?

    The latest development in the SAG ordeal has president Alan Rosenberg filing a restraining order against fellow guild members. He’s trying to prevent the higher-ups who voted to oust national executive director... read on

  • Poor Hollywood? Not $o Fast

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 2, 2009 | 7:33 pm

    Every week there is more news that studios, agencies and production companies are tallying mounting layoffs. The assumption is that Hollywood has hit some choppy waters and the once flush Tinseltown is in danger of economic desiccation. Yet, even while economists predict that things... read on

  • MTV Courting Bar Refaeli to Host ‘House of Style’

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 2, 2009 | 6:33 pm

    On the internet, the name Bar Refaeli is synonymous with “hottest Jewish girl alive.” Whether it’s true—or not—the notion that the Israeli supermodel is simply “hot” fails to acknowledge her other salient personality traits.

    To be fair, Refaeli is an uber-ambitious supermodel who... read on

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