Haaretz is an Israeli newspaper. It was founded in 1918, making it the longest running newspaper in print in Israel, is now published in both Hebrew and English in the Berliner format; the English edition is sold together with the International New York Times. Both Hebrew and English editions can be read on the Internet. In North America, it is published as a weekly newspaper, combining articles from the Friday edition with a roundup from the rest of the week, it is known for its liberal stances on domestic and foreign issues. As of 2016, the newspaper had a weekday exposure rate of 3.9% in Israel. According to the Center for Research Libraries, among Israel's daily newspapers, "Haaretz is considered the most influential and respected for both its news coverage and its commentary." Haaretz was first published in 1918 as a newspaper sponsored by the British military government in Palestine. In 1919, it was taken over by a group of socialist-oriented Zionists from Russia; the newspaper was established on 18 June 1919 by a group of businessmen including the philanthropist Isaac Leib Goldberg, it was called Hadashot Ha'aretz.
The name was shortened to Haaretz. The literary section of the paper attracted leading Hebrew writers of the time; the newspaper was published in Jerusalem. From 1919 to 1922, the paper was headed among them Leib Yaffe, it was closed due to a budgetary shortfall and reopened in Tel Aviv at the beginning of 1923 under the editorship of Moshe Glickson, who held the post for 15 years. The Tel Aviv municipality granted the paper financial support by paying in advance for future advertisements. Salman Schocken, a Jewish businessman who left Germany in 1934 after the Nazis had come to power, bought the paper in December 1935. Schocken was active in Brit Shalom known as the Jewish–Palestinian Peace Alliance, a body supporting co-existence between Jews and Arabs, sympathetic to a homeland for both peoples, his son, Gershom Schocken, became the chief editor in 1939 and held that position until his death in 1990. The Schocken family were the sole owners of the Haaretz Group until August 2006, when they sold a 25% stake to German publisher M. DuMont Schauberg.
The deal was negotiated with the help of the former Israeli ambassador to Avi Primor. This deal was seen as controversial in Israel as DuMont Schauberg's father, Kurt Neven DuMont, was member of the Nazi party and his publishing house promoted Nazi ideology. On 12 June 2011, it was announced that Russian-Israeli businessman Leonid Nevzlin had purchased a 20% stake in the Haaretz Group, buying 15% from the family and 5% from M. DuMont Schauberg. In October 2012, a union strike mobilized to protest planned layoffs by the Haaretz management, causing a one-day interruption of Haaretz and its TheMarker business supplement. According to Israel Radio, it was the first time since 1965 that a newspaper did not go to press on account of a strike; the newspaper's editorial policy was defined by Gershom Schocken, editor-in-chief from 1939 to 1990. Schocken was succeeded as editor-in-chief by Hanoch Marmari. In 2004 David Landau replaced Marmari and was succeeded by Dov Alfon in 2008; the current editor-in-chief of the newspaper is Aluf Benn, who replaced Alfon in August 2011.
Charlotte Halle became editor of the English print edition in February 2008. Haaretz describes itself as having "a broadly liberal outlook both on domestic issues and on international affairs". Others describe it alternatively centre-left, or left-wing; the newspaper opposes retaining control of the territories and supports peace initiatives. The Haaretz editorial line is supportive of weaker elements in Israeli society, such as sex workers, foreign laborers, Israeli Arabs, Ethiopian immigrants, Russian immigrants. In 2006, the BBC said that Haaretz takes a moderate stance on foreign security. David Remnick in The New Yorker described Haaretz as "easily the most liberal newspaper in Israel", its ideology as left-wing and its temper as "insistently oppositional". According to Ira Sharkansky, Haaretz's op-ed pages are open to a variety of opinions. J. J. Goldberg, the editor of the American The Jewish Daily Forward, describes Haaretz as "Israel's most vehemently anti-settlement daily paper". Stephen Glain of The Nation described Haaretz as "Israel's liberal beacon", citing its editorials voicing opposition to the occupation, the discriminatory treatment of Arab citizens, the mindset that led to the Second Lebanon War.
A 2003 study in The International Journal of Press/Politics concluded that Haaretz's reporting of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict was more favorable to Israelis than to Palestinians, but less so than that of The New York Times. In 2016, Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, wrote "I like a lot of the people at Haaretz, many of its positions, but the cartoonish anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism can be grating". In 2016, the newspaper's readership fell to an all-time low of 3.9% on weekdays, far behind other national newspapers in Israel: Israel Hayom had an exposure rate of 39.7%, Yedioth Ahronoth 34.9%, Israel Post 7.2%, Globes 4.6%. Haaretz uses smaller headlines and print than other mass circulation papers in Israel. Less space is devoted to pictures, more to political analysis. Opinion columns are written by regular commentators rather than guest writers, its editorial pages are considered influential among government leaders. Apart from the news, Haaretz publishes feature articles on social and environmental issues, as well as book reviews, investigat
Principal photography is the phase of film production in which the bulk of the movie is filmed, with actors on set and cameras rolling, as distinct from pre-production and post-production. Principal photography is the most expensive phase of film production, due to actor and set crew salaries, as well as the costs of certain shots, on-set special effects, its start marks a point of no return for the financiers, because until it is complete, there is unlikely to be enough material filmed to release a final product needed to recoup costs. While it is common for a film to lose its greenlight status during pre-production – for example, because an important cast member drops out or unexpectedly dies, or some kind of scandal engulfs the studio or an actor – it is uncommon for financing to be withdrawn once principal photography has begun. Feature films have insurance in place by the time principal photography begins; the death of a bankable star before completing all planned takes, or the loss of sets or footage can render a film impossible to complete as planned.
For example, sets are notoriously flammable. Furthermore, professional-quality movie cameras are rented as needed, most camera houses will not allow rentals of their equipment without proof of insurance. Once a film concludes principal photography, it is said to have wrapped, a wrap party may be organized to celebrate. During post-production, it may become clear that certain shots or sequences are missing or incomplete and are required to complete the film, or that a certain scene is not playing as expected, or as seen in the late stages of filming The Hate U Give, that a particular actor's performance or behavior has not turned out as desired, causing him or her to be replaced with another. In these circumstances, additional material may have to be shot. If the material has been shot once, or is substantial, the process is referred to as a re-shoot, but if the material is new and minor, it is referred to as a pick-up. Learning materials related to Filmmaking at Wikiversity Media related to Filmmaking at Wikimedia Commons
John Cardon Debney is an American film composer and conductor. He received an Academy Award nomination for his score for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, he composed the score for Cutthroat Island, celebrated by music critics as a notable example of swashbuckling film music. The son of Disney Studios producer Louis Debney, John was born and raised in Glendale, nearby to Disney, he played in rock bands in college. Debney earned his B. A. degree in Music Composition from the California Institute of Arts in 1979. Two weeks after graduating from CalArts, he got a job at copying department at Disney. One day, Buddy Baker saw him and had him arrange music that would be used for different pavilions and rides at EPCOT Center. After three years at Disney, he freelanced for television composer Mike Post. Debney furthered his hands-on training by working with Hanna-Barbera composer Hoyt Curtin. After this, Debney went on to score television projects as diverse as Disneyland, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, SeaQuest DSV, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, The Cape, The Lazarus Man, Piggsburg Pigs!, The Further Adventures of SuperTed, Doctor Who and Lacey, Tiny Toon Adventures, The Young Riders, The New Yogi Bear Show, Police Academy: The Animated Series, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, Dragon's Lair, Freshman Dorm, Pop Quiz and Dink, the Little Dinosaur, for which he won an Emmy for Best Main Title.
In the early 1990s, Debney began to score indie films and Disneyland attractions. In 1991, Debney composed the music for Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris and SpectroMagic at Magic Kingdom. In 1993, he scored his first studio feature. Debney has since gone on to have a career composing scores for many films including: The Passion of the Christ, Bruce Almighty, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Sin City, Chicken Little, Liar Liar, Spy Kids, The Scorpion King, The Princess Diaries and Predators. Debney has composed scores for the video games Lair and The Sims Medieval. In 2010, he composed the theme music for the Nickelodeon television series Supah Ninjas, he composed of Disney Parks's Nighttime Spectaculars, including: World Of Color Celebrate! in Disney's California Adventure, The Magic, The Memories And You! and Celebrate The Magic in Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom and Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland in Tokyo Disneyland. John Debney on IMDb John Debney's official website John Debney Tribute at Filmtracks.com
Craig Walker (writer)
Craig Stewart Walker is a Canadian writer, theatre director and educator. Walker graduated from Bayview Secondary School and afterwards, began his career in the theatre as an actor with the Stratford Festival, the Shaw Festival and the National Arts Centre of Canada and other companies. After returning to complete an M. A. in English and a Ph. D. in Drama at the University of Toronto, he was appointed to the Department of Drama at Queen's University in Kingston, where he is Professor and Director of the Dan School of Drama and Music. From 1997 till 2007, Walker served as artistic director of Theatre Kingston, a company for which he has directed many productions including his own Finnegans Wake: a dream play, which played in both Kingston and Toronto in 2001, Aeschylus's The Oresteia, performed with Proteus, a satyr play Walker wrote himself to replace the one that had followed the trilogy but had been lost since the 5th century BCE. In 2002, Walker wrote the book and lyrics for Chantecler: a musical.
More he has worked as an actor and director with the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Ontario; that company's production of Twelfth Night, directed by Walker, won the 2012 Prix Rideau Award for Outstanding Production. In 2009 he was appointed as a corresponding scholar with the Shaw Festival; the Buried Astrolabe: Canadian Dramatic Imagination and Western Tradition. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0773520752 Finnegans Wake: a dream play. Produced by Theatre Kingston in 2001. Chantecler: a musical. Produced by Theatre Kingston in 2002. Editor, with Jennifer Wise, The Broadview Anthology of Drama, Volume One. Broadview Press, 2003. ISBN 978-1551111391 Editor, The Broadview Anthology of Drama, Volume Two. Broadview Press, 2003. ISBN 978-1551115825 Editor, with Jennifer Wise, The Concise Broadview Anthology of Drama. Broadview Press, 2005. ISBN 978-1551117164 Editor, King Lear by William Shakespeare, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume Two, ed. Joseph Black, et al.
Broadview Press, 2006. ISBN 978-1551116105 The Buried Astrolabe
Joseph Levitch, known worldwide as Jerry Lewis, was an American comedian, singer, producer and humanitarian, whose career spanned eight decades and was nicknamed "The King of Comedy". After his partnership with Dean Martin as the act of Martin and Lewis, he would star in, write and direct motion pictures of The Delicate Delinquent, The Sad Sack, Rock-A-Bye Baby, The Geisha Boy, Don't Give Up The Ship, Visit to a Small Planet, The Bellboy, The Ladies' Man, The Errand Boy, It's Only Money, The Nutty Professor, Who's Minding the Store?, The Patsy, The Disorderly Orderly and The Family Jewels. Lewis appear in concert stages, music recordings and television and outside of his career, he supported fundraising for muscular dystrophy research, while as national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and hosted The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon for 44 years every Labor Day; as one of the most successful stars, with worldwide box office receipts of his films in excess of $800 million, Lewis received global acclaim for his unique style with both comedy and drama.
As part of Martin and Lewis and as a solo performer, he was voted Hollywood's top box-office draw from 1951 to 1965, in years as the sole comedian. Lewis was born on March 16, 1926, at Newark Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, to Russian-Jewish parents. Though his birth certificate lists his name as Jerome Levitch, in his autobiography, Lewis claimed his birth name as Joseph Lewis, his father, Daniel Levitch, born in New York, was a master of ceremonies and vaudeville entertainer who used the professional name Danny Lewis. His mother, Rachel "Rae" Levitch went by the stage name Rae Lewis, was a piano player for the radio station WOR and was her husband's musical director. Lewis began performing at age five and would perform alongside his parents in the Catskill Mountains in New York, he was a "character" in his teenage years, pulling pranks in his neighborhood including sneaking into kitchens to steal fried chicken and pies. He dropped out of Irvington High School in the tenth grade.
By age 15, he had developed his "Record Act" miming lyrics to songs while a phonograph played offstage. He used the professional name Joey Lewis but soon changed it to Jerry Lewis to avoid confusion with comedian Joe E. Lewis and heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis, he landed a gig at a burlesque house in Buffalo, but his performance fell flat and was unable to book any more shows. Lewis worked as a soda jerk and a theater usher for Suzanne Pleshette's father Gene at the Paramount Theater to make ends meet. A veteran burlesque comedian, Max Coleman, who had worked with Lewis' father years before, persuaded him to try again. Irving Kaye, a Borscht Belt comedian, saw Lewis' mime act at Brown's Hotel in Loch Sheldrake, New York, the following summer, the audience was so enthusiastic that Kaye became Lewis' manager and guardian for Borscht Belt appearances. During World War II, he was rejected for military service because of a heart murmur. Lewis gained attention as part of a double act with singer Dean Martin, who served as straight man to Lewis' zany antics as the Martin and Lewis comedy team.
They were different from other duo acts of the time because they played to each other and had ad-libbed improvisational segments within their planned routines. After forming in 1946, they rose to national prominence, first with their popular nightclub act as stars of The Martin and Lewis Show on the radio NBC Red Network; the two made appearances on early live television on their June 20, 1948 debut broadcast on Toast of the Town on CBS. This was followed on October 1948, by an appearance on NBC's Welcome Aboard. In 1950, Martin and Lewis signed with NBC to be one of a series of weekly rotating hosts of The Colgate Comedy Hour, a live Sunday evening broadcast. Lewis, writer for the team's nightclub act, hired Norman Lear and Ed Simmons as regular writers for their Comedy Hour material, their Comedy Hour shows consisted of stand-up dialogue and dance from their nightclub act and movies, backed by Dick Stabile's big band and satirical sketch comedy, Martin's solo songs, Lewis' solo pantomimes or physical numbers.
Martin and Lewis broke character, ad-libbing and breaking the fourth wall. While not capturing the orchestrated mayhem of their nightclub act, the Comedy Hour displayed charismatic energy between the team and established their popularity nationwide. By 1951, with an appearance at the Paramount Theater, they were a cultural phenomenon, attracting crowds rivaled only by Frank Sinatra earlier and by Elvis Presley and The Beatles; the duo began their film careers at Paramount Pictures as ensemble players, first in My Friend Irma, based on the radio series of the same name, its sequel My Friend Irma Goes West. Soon after and Lewis starred in their own vehicles in 14 more movies, At War with the Army, That's My Boy, Sailor Beware, Jumping Jacks, The Stooge, Scared Stiff, The Caddy, Money from Home, Living It Up, 3 Ring Circus, You're Never Too Young and Models, Pardners and Hollywood or Bust. All 16 films were produced by Hal B. Wallis, they starred as cameos in Bing Crosby and Bob Hope's film Road to Bali.
Crosby and Hope would do the same in Lewis' Scared Stiff a year later. Attesting to the duo's popularity, DC Comics published The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis from 1952 to 1957. In 1954, the team appeared on episode 191 of What's My Line? as mystery guests, appeared on the 27th
Ellen Rona Barkin is an American actress and producer. Her breakthrough role was in the 1982 film Diner, in the following years she had starring roles in films such as Tender Mercies, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, The Big Easy, Johnny Handsome and Sea of Love. In 1991, for her leading role in the film Switch, Barkin received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, her subsequent film credits include: Man Trouble, Into the West, This Boy's Life, Bad Company, Wild Bill, The Fan and Loathing in Las Vegas, Drop Dead Gorgeous and Punishment in Suburbia, Trust the Man, Ocean's Thirteen, Brooklyn's Finest, The Cobbler. In 1997, Barkin received a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in the television film Before Women Had Wings. In 2011, she received the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her Broadway theatre debut in The Normal Heart. Since 2016, Barkin has played the leading role of Janine "Smurf" Cody on the TNT drama series Animal Kingdom, her producing credits include the films Letters to Juliet, Shit Year, Another Happy Day.
Barkin was born in The Bronx, New York, the daughter of Evelyn, a hospital administrator who worked at Jamaica Hospital, Sol Barkin, a chemical salesman. Her family were Jewish emigrants from the Belarusian-Polish border. Barkin attended Parsons Junior High School, she received her high school diploma at Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts. She attended Hunter College and double majored in history and drama. At one point, Barkin wanted to teach ancient history, she continued her acting education at New York City's Actors Studio. According to TIME, she studied acting for ten years before landing her first audition, her break-out role was in the comedy-drama film Diner and directed by Barry Levinson, for which she received favorable reviews. Barkin was cast in the drama film Tender Mercies after impressing its director Bruce Beresford during an audition in New York City, despite her inexperience and his lack of familiarity with her work. Robert Duvall, who played the lead role in Tender Mercies, said of Barkin, "She brings a real credibility to that part, plus she was young and attractive and had a certain sense of edge, a danger to her, good for that part."
She appeared in the 1983 rock & roll drama film Eddie and the Cruisers. Barkin appeared in several successful films, including the thrillers The Big Easy, opposite Dennis Quaid and Sea of Love, opposite Al Pacino. Barkin appeared in off-Broadway plays, including a role as one of the roommates in Extremities, about an intended rape victim played by Susan Sarandon who turns the tables on her attacker. About her performance in the play Eden Court, The New York Times critic Frank Rich summarized: "If it were possible to give the kiss of life to a corpse, the actress Ellen Barkin would be the one to do it. In Eden Court, the moribund play that has brought her to the Promenade Theater, Miss Barkin is tantalizingly alive from her bouncing blond ponytail to the long legs that gyrate wildly and involuntarily every time an Elvis Presley record plays on stage". Barkin has done work in made-for-television films like Before Women Had Wings, for which she won an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and The White River Kid.
She voiced the start of each Theme Time Radio Hour with host Bob Dylan on XM's "Deep Tracks". In 2005, Barkin set up a film production company with her brother, along with her husband at the time and billionaire investor, Ronald Perelman. Barkin appeared in her Broadway debut as Dr. Brookner in The Normal Heart, for which she won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. Barkin has received acclaim for her performance in Another Happy Day. IndieWire cited her turn as one of the best female performances of the year. In 2015, she starred in the Showtime comedy-drama series Happyish. In 2016, Barkin began starring as Janine "Smurf" Cody, the crime family's matriarch, in the TNT drama series Animal Kingdom; the series is based on the 2010 Australian film. Barkin is the mother of two children, Jack Daniel and Romy Marion, from her first marriage, to actor Gabriel Byrne; the two divorced in 1999, but are still close. According to New York magazine, that marriage ended in a messy divorce in 2006 with Barkin receiving "not one penny more" than $20 million, according to a friend of hers.
In October 2006, "Magnificent Jewels from the Collection of Ellen Barkin" realised $20,369,200 at Christie's, New York. In 2007, Barkin sued Perelman for $3.4 million in investment funds he promised to invest in their film production company. He was ordered to pay her $4.3 million. Barkin has a brother, the editor-in-chief of National Lampoon and High Times. On December 31, 2018, Barkin tweeted "I hope Louis C. K. gets raped" followed by another tweet adding "and shot at" in reaction to the comedian making jokes about the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting which occurred on February 14, 2018. The school shooting resulted in 17 non fatal injuries, her tweets garnered criticism by many for being "disrespectful" to rape victims. The tweets were subsequently deleted. Ellen Barkin on IMDb Ellen Barkin on Twitter Ellen Barkin at AllMovie Ellen Barkin at the Internet Broadway Database Ellen Barkin at the Internet Off-Broadwa
Men, Women & Children (film)
Men, Women & Children is a 2014 American comedy-drama film dealing with online addiction. It is directed by Jason Reitman, co-written with Erin Cressida Wilson, based on a novel of the same name written by Chad Kultgen, starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Adam Sandler, Ansel Elgort, Kaitlyn Dever; the film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2014. The film was released on October 2014, by Paramount Pictures; the film opens with a narration about the Voyager satellite before proceeding to tell the story of several families and the various ways the Internet affects their lives. Donald and Helen Truby are a married couple, their teenage son Chris has been viewing pornography since the age of 10 with his preferences becoming more and more extreme to the point he is unable to become aroused by material deemed "normal" by society. Tim Mooney is a high school student and football star, of which his father Kent is proud, who has become depressed in the wake of his parents' divorce and abandonment by his mother.
He quits the football team and begins to spend all his time playing an MMORPG. He has come to believe, referencing Carl Sagan's reflections about the Pale Blue Dot, that human life is insignificant in context of the universe. Hannah is a high school girl, her mother Joan helps her maintain an online modeling site where she posts inappropriate pictures of herself in lingerie for subscribers who request private photo sessions. Brandy Beltmeyer is a classmate of Tim's, introverted and has her online content monitored by her overprotective mother Patricia. Unbeknownst to her mother, Brandy has a separate SIM card she switches to while away from home and a secret Tumblr account she uses to express herself. Allison Doss is a friend of Hannah's who feels sexually inexperienced compared to Hannah and wishes to have sex with a boy named Brandon Lender. To make herself seem more attractive, she turns to dietary articles online to drastically lose weight. After seeing a television ad for the website Ashley Madison one night, Helen creates an account and begins having multiple affairs, while Donald starts to visit escorts after failing to initiate sex with Helen for two months.
Chris enters a relationship with Hannah over the course of doing a school project together, tries to condition himself to become aroused by "traditional means" of seeing her many sexts with him. Hannah meanwhile has auditioned for an acting competition. Kent, feeling distant from his son, attends an online content awareness meeting held by Patricia in order to better understand Tim's interest in video games, while Joan attends the meeting to learn more about what she is allowed to put on her daughter's website. Both begin a relationship. Meanwhile and Brandy begin a relationship, but Patricia intercepts their messages while Brandy is at home. Brandy tells Tim about her Tumblr account, they soon become a couple, with Tim confessing that she makes him feel that everything is not pointless. While playing online with his friends, Tim sees a Facebook post by his mother showing pictures of her being engaged; when he shares this with his friends, they begin to post lewd comments. Allison is successful in having sex with Brandon while visiting a friend's house, but he treats the whole affair as casual and is not interested in a relationship.
Allison collapses during school and is brought to the hospital, where she learns that her encounter with Brandon left her pregnant but she has miscarried due to malnourishment, both facts which shock her parents. When she informs Brandon, his only concern is people discovering. Hannah and Chris start to initiate sex. Hannah tells her friends that they had sex, causing Chris to confront her, she admits she only saw him as her "best shot" to lose her virginity, claims he has "sexual issues", causing them to break up. Joan learns that the competition has disqualified Hannah because of the website though her audition was the best. Donald accidentally discovers Helen's Ashley Madison account, goes to the same bar she is having an affair at. Seeing she has been caught, she tries to discuss it with Donald the next morning, only for him to admit he has been having affairs, says it is better if they just ignore what they have done. Joan confesses to Kent about the website, is distraught that her daughter's real chance to be famous has been ruined because of her poor parenting.
Kent, shocked by the news, says. Patricia discovers Brandy's Tumblr page, after scrolling through her conversations with Tim and seeing his own page covered in video game content, is overwhelmed with fear and confiscates all of her online privileges. Kent reads all the lewd comments on Tim's game, confronts him about it. Tim brings up the pictures his mother posted on Facebook, causing Kent to say she abandoned the both of them, he demands Tim play football next year, causing Tim to have a break down. Joan tells Hannah about being disqualified from the competition, says she has taken down the site, admitting she was wrong to support it. Hannah is furious. Allison is made to walk two miles to Brandon's house in the middle of the night in order to talk to him, but when she arrives she realizes how selfish he is and throws a rock through his window before leaving; when Tim attempts to reach out to Brandy for support, Patricia poses as Brandy, claiming she is bored of him and says she will blo