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  • July 21-27, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    July 18, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    SAT | JULY 21

    “THE MERCHANT OF VENICE WITH MUSIC: SOMETHING OF SILVER”
    “Hath not a Jew eyes?” Shylock pleads, reminding listeners that all people are equally human. The City of West Hollywood and Classical Theatre Lab present a family-friendly, contemporary musical version of...

  • 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...

  • The Furst Brothers’ Gamble

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When producers Sean and Bryan Furst met Wayne Kramer in 2001, just about everyone had rejected his Las Vegas fable, "The Cooler." The screenplay was a hard sell, "because it defies any specific genre," Bryan Furst said. "It's not a mob flick, it's not a comedy or a love story, but...

  • Your Letters

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Hungarians in Hollywood

    I was very disappointed that Tom Teicholz's article, "Hungarians in Hollywood" (April 18), omitted any reference or mention of my late uncle, Joe Pasternak, who was among the most prominent and successful Hollywood movie producers from the 1930s to the late...

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  • ‘Slap’ Happy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Melanie Mayron read an early script of the iconic yuppie angst-fest "thirtysomething" in 1987, she rushed to the telephone. The series' creators had portrayed her character, Melissa, as Jewish, fat and troubled. But the famously redheaded actress didn't want any of that. She'd...

  • The Ongoing Dream

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Producers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are sitting behind twin prefab desks in their spare Los Angeles office, looking like the Odd Couple. Kosove, an intense, detail-oriented Jew from Philadelphia, stands about 5-foot-6-inches. Affable ex-basketball star Johnson, an African...

  • 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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