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  • Hollywood calls on Rabbi David Wolpe

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    3 days ago

    Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple was pleasantly surprised when the call came that Warner Bros., along with Gulfstream Pictures, was optioning his new book “David:  The Divided Heart (Yale University Press) to be developed into a screenplay not long ago. 

    Wolpe, who was once... read on

  • Rise and shine, crash and burn: The untold story of Cannon films

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    1 week ago

    To become a filmmaker, “You have to steal the money, kill your aunt, take her money, make your movie.” So says Menahem Golan in Hilla Medalia’s documentary, “The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films,” which will screen as the centerpiece of the Israel Film Festival on Oct.... read on

  • Comic Richard Lewis is crazy busy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    1 week ago

    "I should have called my comedy company Oy Vey Productions,” Richard Lewis quipped. 

    The 67-year-old comedian has been nick

    named the “Prince of Pain” for his jazz-style riffs  on his dysfunctional Jewish family, his dates  from hell, his shrinks and sundry meshugges — all... read on

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  • ‘Gotham’ star talks life on set as young Batman

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    3 weeks ago

    When David (pronounced “Da-veed”) Mazouz announced, “I am Batman,” to his friends at Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills, he wasn’t just joking around. David, 13, stars as the young Bruce Wayne (the future Batman) in Fox TV’s highly anticipated “Gotham,” which airs Mondays at 8... read on

  • Playwright Jessica Goldberg’s ‘Better’: When misery begets art

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 1, 2014 | 11:24 am

    Almost five years ago, playwright Jessica Goldberg traveled back to her hometown of Woodstock, N.Y., to visit her 65-year-old father, who was in hospice, dying from brain cancer in the family’s home.  One day she bid him goodbye as she set off on what she thought would be a short... read on

  • Brian Finkelstein’s one-man show: Suicide, untimely deaths, masochism and humor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 23, 2014 | 10:06 am

    In Brian Finkelstein’s one-man show, “First Day Off in a Long Time,” he describes the true story of how, at 19, he was miserable in his relationship with a “Smiths-listening, vampire Goth chick who was addicted to crystal meth. And as much as [she] was addicted to meth, I was... read on

  • Jonathan Tropper’s ‘This is Where I Leave You’ finds humor during shivah

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 18, 2014 | 5:06 pm

    In the film “This Is Where I Leave You,” Judd Altman (Jason Bateman) walks in on his wife having voracious sex with his boss, a Howard Stern-style shock jock, and soon finds himself out of a job, a marriage and a home.

    Then his father dies, but not before leaving a startling last... read on

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Naomi Pfefferman Magid is the arts & entertainment editor of the Jewish Journal, where she’s spent the last quarter century interviewing everyone from Seth Rogen, Natalie...

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