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  • Jerusalem mayor visits L.A. to promote his city and court film producers

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 9, 2012 | 11:09 am

    Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem, spent part of his recent visit to Los Angeles trying to sell entertainment industry moguls on the virtues of filming in Jerusalem.

    A former tech entrepreneur who Newsweek once compared to Batman’s millionaire alter ego, Bruce Wayne, Barkat said...

  • Living in limbo

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 17, 2010 | 7:19 pm

    One day last spring, Jill Schary-Robinson Shaw was walking through a quiet, darkened corridor in the long-term care unit at The Motion Picture Home, the iconic Woodland Hills nursing home for entertainment industry veterans and their families. Hardly anyone was around — lights were...

  • VideoJew’s VideoGuide to L.A. # 4—The Hollywood Dream

    October 23, 2008 | 6:50 pm

    VideoJew Jay Firestone scrapes the phony tinsel off the facade of Tinsel Town and uncovers the real tinsel.  Mmmmm, tinsel!

  • From Holland to Hollywood:
    Sony CEO Michael Lynton on his Jewish journey

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Michael Lynton's quick rise to become chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment -- at 47 he's already led divisions at Disney, Penguin/Putnam books and AOL -- has subjected him to countless interviews about the performance of his companies. But one topic Lynton has never liked...
  • Master Class: Israelis and Angelenos learn the secrets of show business

    By Susan Josephs

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    How do you get anyone in Hollywood to return your phone call? How do you sell an idea at a pitch meeting without seeming arrogant, desperate or, worst of all, boring? How do you protect your idea or script as it makes the rounds of producers and agents? And when that agent or...
  • Obituaries

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ray Kurtzman

    Ray Kurtzman began his career in the entertainment industry in 1954
    working in the legal department at Allied Artists Pictures. From
    there, he worked as in-house counsel at Mirisch Corporation, as west
    coast Head of Business Affairs at Columbia Pictures, and as a TV...
  • A Long, Hot Summer

    By Rob Eshman

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I caught up with the journalist Yossi Klein Halevi at the home of David and Marsha Nimmer in Beverly Hills, where he was addressing a small group of mostly entertainment industry professionals about the imminent Israeli withdrawal from Gaza.

    We sat outside, Halevi's back to the...

  • Zionist Organization Sings Way to L.A.

    By Tom Tugend

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), a pro-Israel group associated with right-wing Israeli politics, is setting up shop in Los Angeles and, in keeping with California custom, has named a personality from the entertainment industry as its local president.

    He is Ed Ames, the...

  • New Israeli Consul Arrives in L.A.

    By Tom Tugend

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    For a man who is celebrating his 34th birthday this month, Ehud Danoch, Israel's new consul general, introduces himself with an impressive resume.

    He has an insider's knowledge of his country's domestic, economic and foreign affairs, is a lawyer, holds a master's degree in business...

  • Singles ‘Curse’ Becomes a Blessing

    By Carin Davis

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "The Curse of the Singles Table, A True Story of 1001 Nights Without Sex" by Suzanne Schlosberg (Warner Books, $13.95).

    Most single women in Los Angeles go through dry spells -- a few weeks without a date, a couple months without a boyfriend, a season without some action. But how...

  • Disney’s Dangerous Course

    By Brad Pomerance

    October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Just last month, Walt Disney World appeared to be right in the path of a bona fide hurricane. Hurricane Floyd was headed for Florida's eastern coast, and Walt Disney World was forced to close its doors for the first time in its 28-year history. But Mickey's luck held out. Floyd...