For the Full Mel Brooks Memoir Experience, Get the Audiobook

“The only Requirement for a Mel Brooks film is that you come in ready to laugh,” Brooks says in the opening pages of his new memoir, “All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business.”

Two Israeli Films Vie for Oscars

Say what you will about Israeli filmmakers, you can’t accuse them of pulling their punches or avoiding sensitive subjects.

“What She Said” Film Explores the Experience of a Rape Survivor

“What She Said” is a new film that tackles the perils that a rape victim endures when they bring a criminal case to trial. 

Documentary Explores Jewish Family’s History at the U.S.-Mexico Border

As family stories are passed down from generation to generation, it’s understandable that some of the details get muddled over the years. 

Writer, director & producer Brian Volk-Weiss on the new series “The Center Seat: 55 Years Of Star Trek,” “The Movies That Made Us” &...

Back in July 2021, I first had the pleasure of interviewing writer, director, producer and studio head Brian Volk-Weiss for a second time. He...

New Academy Museum Showcases the Best in Film Over the Past Century

The new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which opened in September, is not just a celebration of the 93 films that have won Best Picture, or props behind glass.

Bobby Slayton On His New Book “A Small Book Of Jewish Comedians,” Career Highlights, Las Vegas & More

Bobby Slayton – nicknamed both “Yid Vicious” and “The Pit Bull Of Comedy” to those who know him well -- has been performing his...

Music Industry Influencers Gather to Set Record Straight on Israel, Antisemitism

On a recent October evening, hundreds of music industry influencers gathered in Beverly Hills to talk Israel, peace and music at an event that Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) put together.

Feast of New Israeli Movies Coming to LA

Local movie buffs will get their first chance to view one of the latest Israeli movies, “Love It Was Not,” at two Laemmle theaters, the Royal in West Los Angeles and the Town Center in Encino, starting Nov. 5.

The “Art” of Larry David and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

The eleventh season of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” began this week to much anticipation from fans. “Curb” continues to offer slice-of-LA-life comedy surrounding the show’s curmudgeon-in-chief, Larry David. 

Actor Asher Grodman Believes in “Ghosts”

Not many Jewish actors can claim to have spent their youth in a real haunted house.

Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Hopes New Documentary Inspires Law Students

Academy Award-winning documentarian Terry Sanders found a way to take a story of a federal judge and make it not only watchable, but inspiring as well.

Noa Tishby: From Hollywood to Israel

Noa Tishby has put her acting career entirely on hold to pursue her mission of correcting the misconceptions about Israel to the public.

“Reservation Dogs” Actress Reflects on Indigenous and Jewish Roots, Humor and Healing

Actress Sarah Podemski sees much kinship between indigenous communities and the Jewish people, particularly when it comes to humor.

Actor Stephen Tobolowsky’s “A Good Day At Auschwitz” Is a Tale of Mourning and Friendship

The first response actor Stephen Tobolowsky gets when people learn the name of his new audio theater production, “A Good Day At Auschwitz,” is usually outrage.  

Two Jews Escape Auschwitz to Warn World

In early 1944, two Slovakian Jews made good on their escape from Auschwitz, determined to reach the outside world and report on the mass extermination inside the death camp.

Brett Goldstein Feels Strong Connection With Emmy-Nominated Role on “Ted Lasso”

Actor Brett Goldstein knows what it takes to reach for his dreams.

New Netflix Film Focuses on Lawyer Ken Feinberg’s 9/11 Mission

Eleven days after September 11, 2001, Congress passed a law to disburse billions of dollars in compensation to the families of victims.

“Tango Shalom” Examines Chassidic Life and Dancing

If you saw a Hollywood film around the middle of the last century, you would be quite sure that all the leading actors — whether of Jewish, Italian or Greek descent — portrayed clean-limbed and straight-nosed Anglo-Saxon types.

Film Probes Hitler’s Impact Today

The film caps a four-year inquiry in nine countries into decades of cultural fascination with the Nazi leader and the ramifications of such a fascination on present politics.

Tamara Rosenfeld is a Foodie Filmmaker

Rosenfeld has traveled around the world as the director and producer of the immensely popular Netflix series, “Street Food.”

Writer, Director & Producer Brian Volk-Weiss on Productivity, Quality Control & Future Projects

Simply put, few people in entertainment are not only as prolific as Brian Volk-Weiss while still quality-centric.

Germans Recall Nazi Era in “Final Account”

The documentary film “Final Account” opens with an old German man humming a popular song of the Nazi era, which starts with “Sharpen your...

Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish Dance the Hora in New Film ‘Here Today’

Comedian Billy Crystal and actress Tiffany Haddish are so close that Crystal read a Torah portion at Haddish’s 2019 bat mitzvah ceremony in Los Angeles.

Actor Lakeith Stanfield Apologizes for Moderating a Clubhouse Room Full of Antisemitism

Oscar-nominated actor Lakeith Stanfield apologized for moderating a room on the audio app Clubhouse in which participants made a slew of antisemitic remarks.

Here are the First 10 Jewish Documentaries Funded through Jewish Story Partners

The Jewish Story Partners foundation, which Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw helped found to fund Jewish-themed documentary films, announced its first slate of grantees.

12-time Oscar Nominee and Non-profit are Bringing Adversaries and Art Together for Peace

Songwriter Diane Warren knows what it takes to bridge divides.

Oscars 2021: Jewish Nominees (Nearly) Strike Out

To be fair, there was not a large pool of nominees to begin with.

Ruderman Foundation Grants $1M to Academy Right Before The Oscars to Promote Accessibility and Equity

The grant will help push new perspectives on filmmaking and film history as well as an accessible and equitable experience for audiences of all backgrounds, including those with disabilities.

Spielberg Launches Drive to Film Jewish Stories

Its purpose, according to a news release, is to “tell stories about a diverse spectrum of Jewish experiences, histories and cultures.”

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