22 January 2018 - 6 Shevat 5778 - ו' שבט ה' אלפים תשע"ח
Arts & Culture
Weinstein Co. ready to reel in Asia Print E-mail
Harvey Weinstein

The Weinstein Co. (TWC)’s chairmen, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, announced that they have launched a US$285 million fund to finance more than two-dozen Asian-themed films over the next six years.

They indicated that the films will mostly be shot in Asia and promote the region’s “unique culture and showcase the talents of leading Asian filmmakers.”

The venture will likely include a live-action version of “Mulan” and a remake of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s 1950’s epic “The Seven Samurai”, amongst the expected 21 titles for cinema release and another 10 for direct-to-video release.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein also co-founded Miramax Studios, where they released Asian foreign-language films in North America such as “Hero,” “Iron Monkey” and “Shall We Dance?”

TWC indicated that they recognise the significant emergence of Asia into the international film industry. They have hired Asian film executive David Lee to oversee the fund’s creative aspects.


Indian culture celebrated in Israel Print E-mail

The India Festival was kicked off in Israel with a performance by the dramatic and beautiful Odissi performer, Kavita Dwibedi, and another by sitar maestro, Purbayan Chatterjee, at the Klatchkin Auditorium.  

Other activities included the commencement of the India Film Festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. The Film Festival also featured films screened at the Jerusalem and Haifa Cinematheques.

Indian films continue to increase in popularity throughout Israel.  

Israel Participates In IDEA 2007 E-mail

Israel was well represented in IDEA 2007, the 6th World Congress for International Drama/Theatre and Education Association in Hong Kong.

The Congress consists of an academic programme including workshops, paper presentations and a panorama of educational, artistic and entertaining theatre from all the continents of the world.

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