TV

Israeli autism drama to get the Homeland treatment

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2012

An Israeli drama series about an autistic child and his family could be the latest Hebrew-to-English crossover hit.

The rights to the Yellow Peppers series have been bought by the US Lions Gate studio, Ha’aretz reported.

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Reality show producer wants to follow lives of former Orthodox jews

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2012

New York's strictly Orthodox community could go under the microscope if a television producer succeeds in her plan for a reality show about their lives.

However Noah Scheinmann, executive producer at No Regrets Entertainment, wants the series to focus on those members who opt out of the insular community.

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Seth Cohen, still the same after all these Chismukkahs

By Jennifer Lipman, April 5, 2012

If someone (me?) was ever to rank television's greatest Jewish characters, my vote might go Seth Cohen, the geeky, Jew-fro-sporting, wisecrack-making son of Kirsten and Sandy in the pop culture phenomenon that was The OC.

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The Newsroom: Aaron Sorkin's new show

By Jennifer Lipman, April 3, 2012

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who penned The West Wing and The Social Network, is back. His new television series The Newsroom will be on air this summer. A look at what to expect from the series.

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Bikers speed to TV fame

By Jessica Elgot, March 22, 2012

Black leathers, a Harley-Davidson, the open road - and now a potential TV showcase.

Some of the 120 members of Yids on Bikes, the UK's Jewish club for motorbike enthusiasts, are set to be featured in a Sky TV series.

YoB President Loren Shefer is negotiating with Back2Back Productions for a six-part documentary about the group heading to Canada to mark Yom Hashoah on the 2,000-mile "Ride to

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The Kentucky fried comedian

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Mark Maier is well-known on the comedy club circuit. But you may have spotted him on TV in another guise; as the dad in a Kentucky Fried Chicken ad.

I doubt he will be touting finger-lickin' buckets when he stars at the ZF's Israel Independence Day do next month.

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Spy mystery wrapped up

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

You may recall the arrest of two British journalists as spies in Libya after militiamen claimed to have found them with bandages which were "only issued by the Israeli Defence Forces".

The two men (working, ironically, for Iranian Press TV) have now been freed. Their Libyan captors had got in a linguistic muddle. It wasn't Hebrew writing on the bandages. It was Welsh.

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Bikers speed to TV fame

By Jessica Elgot, March 22, 2012

Black leathers, a Harley-Davidson, the open road - and now a potential TV showcase.

Some of the 120 members of Yids on Bikes, the UK's Jewish club for motorbike enthusiasts, are set to be featured in a Sky TV series.

YoB President Loren Shefer is negotiating with Back2Back Productions for a six-part documentary about the group heading to Canada to mark Yom Hashoah on the 2,000-mile "Ride to

More..

The Kentucky fried comedian

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Mark Maier is well-known on the comedy club circuit. But you may have spotted him on TV in another guise; as the dad in a Kentucky Fried Chicken ad.

I doubt he will be touting finger-lickin' buckets when he stars at the ZF's Israel Independence Day do next month.

More..

Spy mystery wrapped up

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

You may recall the arrest of two British journalists as spies in Libya after militiamen claimed to have found them with bandages which were "only issued by the Israeli Defence Forces".

The two men (working, ironically, for Iranian Press TV) have now been freed. Their Libyan captors had got in a linguistic muddle. It wasn't Hebrew writing on the bandages. It was Welsh.

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