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  • Nimoy Unalienated

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 2, 2015 | 8:47 am

    This was written by Tom Tugend in March 1991

    As a struggling young actor in the early 1950s, Leonard Nimoy, inspired by the rebirth of the Jewish State and childhood memories of Zionist rallies in Boston Garden, considered making aliya to join Habimah.

    Upon cooler reflection on...

  • Letters to the editor: Hollywood, Selma and European Jews

    February 25, 2015 | 9:40 am

    The Future of European Jewry

    Couldn’t agree more (“Why Jews Must Stay in Europe,” Feb. 20). While Israel is and always will be a home to Jews from all around the world, clearing out of Europe is not the answer. 

    Noga Gur Arieh via jewishjournal.com

    Of course each side, so to...

  • Hollywood’s necessary not-niceness

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 17, 2015 | 8:53 am

    The billion people who will watch the 2015 Academy Awards got a great gift last week from Amy Pascal, the recently fired co-chair of Sony Pictures, who said this to Tina Brown at a Women in the World conference in San Francisco: 

    “We all live in this weird thing called Hollywood....

  • ‘Whiplash’ director draws from personally experiencing the cost of greatness

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 9, 2015 | 2:44 pm

    In an excruciating sequence in writer-director Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash,” 19-year-old Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller), an ambitious young drummer, frenetically performs for his sadistically abusive teacher. Andrew’s hands are bleeding, his sweat flying from every pore, as the...

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  • Inside the careful editing process of ‘The Imitation Game’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 9, 2015 | 2:33 pm

    In 2013, veteran film editor William Goldenberg said, he was “humbled and thrilled” when he took the stage at the Dolby Theatre to accept his first Academy Award for cutting Ben Affleck’s Iran thriller, “Argo.” It had been a race in which he had the distinction of competing against...

  • Why liberal Hollywood hates Clint Eastwood – but shouldn’t

    By Harold Brackman

    February 4, 2015 | 11:07 am

    Of course, Hollywood doesn’t exactly “hate” Clint—after all, he’s won two Best Director Awards. The most that can be said is that—after Eastwood mocked Obama’s empty chair at the 2012 GOP Convention—there is no love lost. This year, American Sniper is nominated for Best Picture,...

  • Solving the enigma: Producing Alan Turing’s story, against all odds

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 22, 2015 | 3:54 pm

    Sitting in a Beverly Hills cafe the other day, the almost preternaturally youthful Ido Ostrowsky, 35, and Nora Grossman, 31, looked more like college students than the first-time producers who, against all odds, launched the acclaimed and multiple-Oscar-nominated World War II...

  • Woody Allen to make TV series for Amazon

    January 13, 2015 | 11:07 am

    Woody Allen has never written for television. But at the ripe age of 79, the venerable Brooklyn-born filmmaker is apparently set to write and direct his first TV series, an Internet-only show for Amazon.

    Amazon, the online purveyor of virtually everything, is relatively new to...

  • No privacy for Pascal – or us

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 7, 2015 | 3:20 pm

    I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Amy Pascal.

    Little more than a month ago she was the reigning queen of movie studiodom, the smart, zany, effervescent, sometimes sassy co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment — quite beloved, definitely revered and, notably, the only...

  • U.S. to announce that North Korea behind Sony hack

    December 17, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    U.S. investigators have determined that NorthKorea was behind a cyber attack on Sony Corp's computers, U.S. government sources said on Wednesday.

    One of the sources described the attack as "state-sponsored" and several sources said that North Korea was the government involved.

    ...
  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 28, 2014 | 11:53 am

    This week, I would like to introduce you to the most Hollywood-like Israeli TV series, which is a combination of non-stop action, thrills and drama.

    New-York, which is filmed partly in Manhattan and partly in Israel, tells the story of Yossi Elharizi, the illegitimate son of...

  • Starring on Broadway and Hollywood, fighting Ebola, helping Google and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 17, 2014 | 8:20 am

    The Israeli in the next blockbuster biblical film

    It's official: Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer is joining Paramount and MGM's remake of "Ben-Hur" and is set to play the role of Naomi, the mother of the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery and fights his way to freedom,...

  • My job is to scare you

    October 30, 2014 | 12:56 pm

    I always knew that writing and visual arts would be unpredictable career paths. But I’ve discovered that there is one thing that I can always count on: dead bodies.

    As the art director for the “Scare Zones” at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, I oversee the...

  • Coen Brothers tap Clooney, Johansson for all-star studio comedy

    October 30, 2014 | 9:37 am

    Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen will turn their wit on the complex workings of Hollywood's studios in a comedy featuring George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, Universal Pictures said on Wednesday.

    "Hail, Caesar!," scheduled for release Feb. 5, 2016,...

  • TV’s Jewish characters of color

    October 23, 2014 | 9:46 am

    As of last month, ethnic minority characters with half-Jewish hyphenated last names are now featured on three of the most popular shows on television.

    Having one such character was interesting, two was a coincidence, but three is a trend.

    The characters in question are:

    *...

  • Preparing for the Ebola, making noise in Hollywood, going vegan and more - this week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 20, 2014 | 8:40 am

    Vegans in Ramat-Gan

    On Monday, tens of thousands flocked to Ramat Gan National Park for the second year in a row, and lined up to taste “the best” vegan malabi, try on a pair of vegan shoes or take home a box of vegan condoms. Animal rights activists, natural- food lovers and the...

  • Ranking high in education and life expectancy, Hollywood support and more -This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 22, 2014 | 8:34 am

    Four Israeli universities ranked in world’s top 300

    Four Israeli universities are among the 300 best in the world, according to the influential QS World University Rankings, which take into account research, teaching, graduate employability, and international outlook. The Hebrew...

  • In N.Y. Times ad, Hollywood elite slams Hamas for conflict with Israel

    September 15, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    Some 300 Hollywood elite published an ad in The New York Times holding Hamas responsible for the “devastating loss of life” in the latest Hamas-Israel conflict.

    [Related: Hollywood Zionists are alive and well]

    Actors to directors to studio heads signed the statement by members...

  • Kim Kardashian

    September 10, 2014 | 11:06 am

    Kim Kardashian...

    Is not the subject of this column. 

    Hollywood lost two giants recently.  Joan Rivers was just laid to rest.  A few weeks ago, Robin Williams left us.  I am not going to write in-depth tributes to these two amazing people; that has been done and will continue...

  • Interviewing Joan Rivers

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 4, 2014 | 3:28 pm

    In May 2013, I was more than a tad nervous when asked to conduct a 45-minute Q&A with Rivers following a performance of her act at the American Jewish University.  Rivers, after all, was the notorious fashion polista of the red carpet awards scene, so ruthless that she once...

  • Celebrity reactions to Joan Rivers’ death

    September 4, 2014 | 1:12 pm

  • Hollywood accounting

    September 2, 2014 | 1:47 pm

    We’re making major motion pictures, baby!

    And TV shows too! That’s right, my fellow California taxpayers. You and I are now major investors in film and television productions. Our agent—or I should say our 120 agents in the state legislature—cut a five-year deal last week putting...

  • Meet the Jewish founders of Tinder

    By Jared Sichel

    August 27, 2014 | 11:53 am

    Finding dates used to require approaches such as hiring matchmakers, signing up for dancing and cooking classes, attending synagogue, asking friends for help, or, for the least energetic, merely creating a cursory profile on sites such as JDate.

    But now, thanks to apps such as...

  • Hollywood Zionists are alive and well

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 24, 2014 | 1:23 pm

    In late July, when Israel and Gaza were in the throes of violent conflict, and international condemnation of Israeli military behavior had reached fever pitch, only a token few in the Hollywood community had anything to say about it.

    But one month later, that appears to have...

  • Showbiz meets shtetl: Helping Hollywood get Hasidim right

    August 18, 2014 | 11:33 am

    When it comes to Hasidic characters in movies, film consultant Elli Meyer believes that the real deal trumps a random actor in costume.

    But that approach isn’t without its challenges.

    Meyer, a New York-based Lubavitcher Hasid, recounted one occasion when he was hired to cast...

  • Remembering Lauren Bacall

    August 12, 2014 | 5:48 pm

    It was 1984, and Shimon Peres had just become Prime Minister of Israel.

    As a feature reporter/producer at a radio network, I wanted to get a comment on his new position from someone appropriate. Israel’s first prime minister (and Peres mentor) David Ben-Gurion was no longer...

  • Dear Ryan Kavanaugh: Thank you

    August 11, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Last week, Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh became the first major Hollywood executive to publicly oppose a letter condemning Israel signed by Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. "It makes my blood boil," Kavanaugh told The Hollywood Reporter. "As the grandson of Holocaust...

  • Marlon Brando and the Jews

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 30, 2014 | 1:49 pm

    Marlon Brando the man was often more confounding and bizarre than any character he ever played. 

    Among his many and sometimes contradictory roles — actor, womanizer, political dabbler, sex symbol and star — he was also a reputed and sometimes disputed philo-Semite.

    “I would...

  • “Hollywood Exiles in Europe” film series at the Hammer Museum

    By Tom Teicholz

    July 30, 2014 | 11:24 am

    Stories of the Hollywood blacklist of the 1940s and ’50s are, by now, well known. Many books, articles and documentaries exist about the lives of actors, screenwriters and directors who the studios deemed unemployable because of their association — real or alleged — with the...

  • A short guidebook to all celebrities posting about the Israel-Gaza situation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 28, 2014 | 8:20 am

    Dear celebrities,

    You are people of high power. Having millions of fans and followers grants you the power to change the world with just 140 typed notes. You have more power than any political leader, as people devour your status updates, ready to follow your lead without asking...

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