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  • Chai time for a new location

    August 28, 2013 | 4:52 pm

    For the past eight years, the Chai Center has been holding High Holy Days services at the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Theater in Beverly Hills. This year, however, just weeks before Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz received a call from the WGA indicating that, because of...

  • Writer’s Guild to Honor ‘Extremely’ Talented Screenwriter Eric Roth

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 26, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Several weeks before he was to receive the lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America, West, Eric Roth was in his study in Malibu conducting a breezy conversation that veered from his communist Jewish parents to his Oscar-winning screenplay for “Forrest Gump.”...

  • ‘50/50’s’ Will Reiser to compete against Woody, Diablo

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 6, 2012 | 7:32 pm

    When I spoke to screenwriter Will Reiser and Seth Rogen at Canter’s deli last fall, they were about to premiere their film, “50/50,” which is loosely based on Reiser’s battle with cancer while in his 20s.  Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rogen as stand-ins for the real...

  • VIDEO: It’s Not Fair - Let The Jews In Hollywood!

    February 15, 2008 | 9:49 pm

    Someone named grossdog1 posted this video on YouTube during the Writer’s Strike.

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

     

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  • Come, let us reason

    By Rob Eshman

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The Writers Strike is a Jewish issue.

    How do I know that? Because everyone is saying it's not. The writers who are demanding a larger share of DVD rights and residuals for their work and the producers who refuse to give it to them both say, repeatedly, that despite the fact that so...

  • Life on the picket lines—a striking writer reports

    By Ellen Sandler

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When I was asked by The Jewish Journal whether I'd like to write something funny about the WGA strike, I thought -- hey, there's nothing funny about this: corporate bullies refusing to pay writers for their work. This is serious. But as my friend Rob Lotterstein, creator and...
  • WGA strike gets violent!

    November 14, 2007 | 10:11 pm

    Starring Seth Menachem & Avi Rothman
    Written by a striking writer (before the strike, actually)
    Directed by Oren Kaplan

     

  • Writers’ strike is not a Jewish story

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Are you Jewish?"

    With some discomfort, I asked that question repeatedly of the 300-plus picketers in front of CBS Studio Center in Studio City on

    Monday, the first day of the strike by the Writers Guild of America.

    It was an awkward query not because I feared dismissal -- after...

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