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Johnny Depp to direct film about Jewish Italian painter Modigliani

“Pirates of the Caribbean” star partners with actor Al Pacino to produce the film, which will be adapted from 1979 play “Modigliani.”

Johnny Depp to direct film on Jewish Italian painter Modigliani

Teen star gets ‘the most expensive bar mitzvah ever’ in film version of “13: The Musical”

Eli Golden spent the summer filming Netflix's '13: The Musical,' a film about a boy celebrating his Bar Mitzvah in a non-Jewish town.

Teen star gets ‘the most expensive bar mitzvah ever’ in new film

British poet Siegfried Sassoon ignored his Jewish heritage. A new biopic does the same.

Film on British anti-war poet Siegfried Sassoon largely ignores his Jweish heritage - much as he did himself.

New biopic ignores UK poet Siegfried Sassoon's Jewish heritage

Controversial Israeli film snubbed by Oscars

'Let It Be Morning,' Israeli-directed film with all-PA Arab cast, not among 15 contestants for Best International Feature Oscar.

Controversial Israeli film snubbed by Oscars

Will Netflix film in Tel Aviv?

Government to decide on measure to encourage foreign productions to film in Israel through tax benefits.

Will Netflix film in Tel Aviv?

Jewish anti-fascist film thought destroyed by Nazis restored after 80 years

1931's Europa had taken on a mythical status in the film world as an early avant-garde film that was supposedly destroyed by the Nazis.

Jewish film thought destroyed by Nazis restored after 80 years

HBO picks up film about boxer who escaped Auschwitz death march

'The Survivor' tells the story of Harry Haft, who survived Auschwitz before pursuing a boxing career.

HBO picks up film about boxer who escaped Auschwitz death march

Alana Haim makes acting debut in star-studded Paul Thomas Anderson film

Member of 'Haim' band and daughter of Israeli footballer gets debut acting role in the film 'Licorice Pizza'.

Alana Haim debuts in star-studded Paul Thomas Anderson film

This Ukraine 'shtetl' was constructed by filmmakers

Filmmakers constructed an acre-sized shtetl for a Ukrainian WWII film. Now they want to preserve it as a museum.

This Ukraine 'shtetl' was constructed by filmmakers

Gal Gadot confirms Joss Whedon threatened her career

Israeli 'Wonder Woman' actress says 'Justice League' director said he would make her career 'miserable.'

Gal Gadot confirms Joss Whedon threatened her career

New 'Miss Hitler' film showcases anti-Semitism

New short film skewers the ‘Miss Hitler’ beauty pageant — and the everyday anti-Semitism it represents.

New 'Miss Hitler' film showcases anti-Semitism

Israeli film 'White Eye' nominated for best short film Oscar

20-minute Israeli film about lives of African migrants to Israel nominated for Academy Award.

Israeli film 'White Eye' nominated for best short film Oscarplayer

Lod court rules against film on the Battle of Jenin

Lod court bans the screening of the controversial film about the IDF.

Jenin, Jenin not to be shown in theaters

Watch: The life story of Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg

This Tisha B'av, cut through the veil of exile and be uplifted by this amazing new film.

Watch: The life story of Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg

Will prize to movie on terrorist-defending attorney be canceled?

Following public backlash, National Lottery examines whether it can cancel 150,000 shekel prize for film portraying attorney Lea Tsemel.

Will prize to movie on terrorist-defending attorney be canceled?

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'Revolutionary' Russian film on Sobibor uprising screened in NYC

Film marks 75th anniversary of death camp uprising. 'In Russian history, the moment a film raised the Jewish Holocaust, it was banned.'

'Revolutionary' Russian film on Sobibor uprising screened in NYC

Gush Emunim 'settles' the Tel Aviv Cinematheque

Film about settlement movement pioneers screened at Tel Aviv film festival. Director: 'I wanted to bring the settlements to Tel Aviv.'

Gush Emunim 'settles' the Tel Aviv Cinemathequeplayer

'It's heroic to live on after being injured in a war'

Film chronicling 3 wounded Israeli soldiers helps high school students connect on Yom Hazikaron.

'It's heroic to live on after being injured in a war'

Poland: Investigate 'naked tag' video filmed in gas chamber

Polish interior minister orders investigation into naked video filmed at gas chamber.

Poland: Investigate 'naked tag' video filmed in gas chamber

First Arab to finally receive Israeli honor as Holocaust hero

Yad Vashem posthumously honors Egyptian doctor with Righteous Among the Nations medal in Berlin ceremony.

First Arab to finally receive Israeli honor as Holocaust hero

BDS tailwind

Culture Minister slams film misrepresenting IDF, says Israel should not fund films which aid its enemies.

BDS tailwind

Graphic novel based on Anne Frank's diary unveiled in France

Israeli director Ari Folman unveils 1st authorized Anne Frank graphic novel.

Graphic novel based on Anne Frank's diary unveiled in France

'There's no reason all the film shoots have to be in Tel Aviv'

Samaria Council spearheading efforts to bring film and TV shoots to Samaria.

'There's no reason all the film shoots have to be in Tel Aviv'player

Lebanon works to ban 'Wonder Woman' because actress is Israeli

Lebanese ministry requests general-security administration ban film starring Gal Gadot, cancel Wednesday screening.

Lebanon works to ban 'Wonder Woman' because actress is Israeli

New film explores Jewish life in Ukraine through music

ILTV speaks with Israeli composer and mathematician Dr. Baruch Berliner about the new film, 'Tikva'.

New film explores Jewish life in Ukraine through musicplayer

Pre-WW2 film which foresaw expulsion of Jews to be restored

Segments of pre-World War II Austrian film that foresaw the expulsion of Jews will be restored thanks to crowd-funding campaign.

Pre-WW2 film which foresaw expulsion of Jews to be restored

Austrian film registry races to preserve early anti-Nazi film

Experts race to keep from losing "The City Without Jews" again - this time from decay.

Austrian film registry races to preserve early anti-Nazi film

Portman had to learn to talk like an Israeli

“She needed superpowers to do this all together...if Natalie had stayed in Israel another year, she would have sounded like a sabra.”

Natalie Portman had to learn to talk like an Israeli

Watch: Iran - Billions for Terror?

Short film exposes Iran's direct involvement with Hamas - and what the nuclear deal practically means for Israel.

Watch: Iran - Billions for Terror?player

Richard Gere Visits Hebrew University

Gere shot several scenes at Mount Scopus for a new film; he later met with professors in Jerusalem to discuss humanitarian work.

Richard Gere Meets with Professors at Hebrew University

And Now, Leftist Filmmakers Take Aim at 6 Day War

Leftist 'documentaries' have tried to portray the IDF as 'inhumane' for years. A new film presents 'guilt' from 1967 war of survival.

And Now, Israel's Leftist Filmmakers Take Aim at 6 Day War

Egypt: Exodus Film Presents 'Racist' Image of Jews

Egypt’s Culture Ministry justifies ban of biblical epic because the movie presents Jews as rebels, instead of as 'weak and oppressed.'

Egypt: Exodus Film Presents a 'Racist' Image of Jews

Egypt Bans 'Zionist' Film on Exodus

Egypt bans Hollywood film based on the book of Exodus because of "historical inaccuracies".

Egypt Bans 'Zionist' and 'Inaccurate' Film on Exodus

'Weinstein Has Damaged IDF Soldiers' Reputations'

Bereaved families protest against AG's refusal to file indictment against Muhammad Bakri, filmmaker of libelous film 'Jenin, Jenin.'

'Weinstein Has Damaged IDF Soldiers' Reputations'

Israeli Film Wins Silver in Student Oscar Awards

Tel Aviv University student's film on choices between family, career wins prestigious prize from the organization behind Academy Awards.

Israeli Filmmaker Wins Silver in Student Oscar Competition

Documentary Focuses on Moroccan Jewry

French-Moroccan director examines Muslim-Jewish unity in Morocco, to great acclaim - and controversy.

Documentary Focuses on Moroccan Jewry

'Settlements' Coming To Tel Aviv Theaters

A screening of Ariel University films this Wednesday features real-life story of young 'hilltop' family.

'Settlements' Coming To Tel Aviv Theaters

Jewish Home's New Film: 'American Bluff'

In response to surreal US security proposals for Jordan Valley, Jewish Home's secular branch releases parody trailer.

Jewish Home's New Film: 'American Bluff'player

From Hungarian Neo-Nazi to Orthodox Jew

Upcoming documentary focuses on the life story of Csanad Szegedi, the Far Right Jobbik politician who discovered his Jewish roots.

From Hungarian Neo-Nazi to Orthodox Jew