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  • Persian Jews break with tradition to break through in Hollywood

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The generation of Iranian Jews who escaped Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution with their parents and traded a fearful existence for lives in New York and Los Angeles are now emerging in the entertainment industry.

    Whether it's producing Oscar-winning films, appearing on prime-time...

  • Spectator

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Location, location, location is the secret to many people’s success. But for Meir Fenigstein, founder of the Israel Film Festival, timing is the key. That’s why he’s moved the Los Angeles portion of his 21st annual Israel Film Festival from spring to late fall, where approximately...

  • On Stage, Off Screen

    By Tom Tugend

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Jewish talent didn't make the headlines at Sunday evening's Academy Awards, but found some consolation in the less glamorous categories. Tom Rosenberg briefly shared the spotlight with Clint Eastwood as one of the three producers of best picture "Million Dollar Baby," which also...

  • Israeli Movies Break in With Self-Criticism

    By Tom Tugend

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The news that three Israeli movies are about to open at local commercial theaters may not shake the foundations of Hollywood, but for the small Israeli film industry, it's a big breakthrough.

    For years, Israeli producers have been trying to show their wares to American audiences,...

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  • Women Directors ‘Reflect’ on Israeli Life

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After Keren Margalit's boyfriend died in an army-related accident a decade ago, she envisioned the drama that would become "All I've Got," the opening-night film of the 2003 Israel Film Festival. The story revolves around a young woman who loses her boyfriend in a grisly car wreck;...

  • The Show Must Go On

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On the surface, it could have been any other Hollywood industry event: legendary producer Mike Medavoy and actress-director-producer Penny Marshall received awards before the festival-opening movie screening at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Business as usual in...

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