Fundraiser: Refuge, A Short Film

THE FILM REFUGE tells the story of Rachel, a young Jewish-American woman who moves to Vienna, Austria to work for the IAEA. She befriends Yitzhak, an Ethiopian Jew and former refugee, who lives in her apartment complex. When confronted with their shared cultural history, Rachel must reconcile her past with Austria’s Holocaust history and the … Read more

MIPTV: Keshet Sells Two Israeli Comedies to U.K.’s Channel 4

From The Hollywood Reporter ‘The Baker and the Beauty‘ and ‘Milk & Honey‘ are bound for the broadcaster’s new foreign-language drama platform Walter Presents. Israeli TV powerhouse Keshet International has sold two comedy series to Walter Presents, the recently launched on-demand platform for foreign drama from British broadcaster Channel 4. The Baker and The Beauty … Read more

Filming Jewry’s greatest stories

From thew Jewish Journal: What rationales account for this glaring reluctance to produce Jewry’s many remarkable stories? Two explanations come to mind, one psychological and the other commercial: a) the Jewish filmmaking community’s desire to downplay its influence in Hollywood; b) profitability concerns. From a communal perspective, the first issue is a real problem. Dead … Read more