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  • The spy turned big-shot Hollywood producer- read the translated interview with Arnon Milchan!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 10, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    What you are about to read sounds like a big Hollywood production, but it is the true story of the former life of the very successful film producer, Arnon Milchan, as an Israeli spy...

    The popular Israeli news show, Uvda (Fact) opened its 20th season with a revelation of one of...

  • Tony Mendez, the real-life ‘Argo’

    By Jared Sichel

    October 16, 2013 | 1:40 pm

    Tony Mendez is no longer a spy for the CIA, but the qualities that helped make him one of the best — his wit and unassuming personality — were on full display Oct. 8 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, at an event hosted by 30 Years After, a local Iranian-American Jewish...

  • Hollywood’s history lesson: What counts when truth gets in the way

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 19, 2013 | 7:04 am

    The year is 2063. In a Los Angeles classroom, a group of history students awaits the day’s lesson on the Civil War period. The teacher announces that instead of reading from a textbook, the class will watch the movie “Lincoln,” by Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner. The lights dim,...

  • Alan Arkin relishes his role as a team player

    By Pat Sierchio

    February 19, 2013 | 5:59 am

    Alan Arkin is not an actor who seeks individual glory. But that hasn’t prevented the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from singling him out several times. This year, Arkin has again been nominated for an Oscar, this time as best supporting actor for his work in the...

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  • Film editor William Goldenberg faces off at the Oscars with…himself

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 7, 2013 | 1:53 pm

    At this year’s Oscars ceremony film editor William Goldenberg will have the rare and coveted distinction of competing against himself. 

    Goldenberg is nominated not only for editing Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” the story of how a CIA operative (played by Affleck) sneaked six American...

  • This is George Carlin

    By Ilana Angel

    February 9, 2012 | 8:33 am

    The other day I was watching Jersey Girl on television.  Don’t judge me.  My 16 year old son came in and sat with me.  After less than a minute he asked, “What the hell is this garbage?”  I told him it was a good movie and should give it a chance.  He noticed George Carlin on the...

  • Lucky Break

    By Ivor Davis

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's been a long and sometimes winding road for neophyte filmmaker Pete Jones.

    It started more than a year ago when he, with a song and a prayer, got in line with 7,500 other aspiring filmmakers and submitted his script for a movie by e-mail to the Project Greenlight Web site. The...