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Feb 4, 2022, 5:35 AM
Why Cultural Boycotts should not be imposed on the Arts
Over the last four weeks, we have witnessed an unprecedented amount of press coverage and social media chatter surrounding the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement’s efforts to discourage artists and entertainers from participating in the 2022 Sydney Arts...
Sep 17, 2017, 3:37 AM
Miri Regev seeks to regulate cinema as it was during the McCarthy era!
Do not be confused as to what the Minister of Culture's agenda is as indicated in her most recent comments in which she makes it clear that she wants to overhaul the way films are funded in Israel. Regev's...
Sep 12, 2017, 6:23 PM
Miri Regev’s attempt to impose censorship on Israeli cinema
In what is a clear statement from the Israeli film community, I salute and respect the Israeli Academy's decision to not allow government officials to speak at this years Ophir Awards. If this is perceived by the Cultural Minister...
Apr 17, 2016, 5:51 AM
I cannot accept Bernie Sanders’ position on Israel
While I may have a problem with Hilary Clinton's stance on a number of key issues in this election, I cannot and will not accept Bernie Sander's stance on Israel using excessive force in Gaza during the attacks in...
Jan 5, 2016, 5:41 PM
A not so positive start to the New Year
I so wanted to start the new year with a positive attitude and a message of optimism but I have to say that I am struggling. I spent a very mellow New Year’s eve watching the movie “Trumbo”, a film...
Dec 22, 2015, 8:08 PM
We are not all that different
December 22, 2015 – Faces of 2015 On Saturday night, I was fortunate enough to hear a live performance of the world-renowned Israeli performer, David Broza who is truly one of the most extraordinary acoustic guitar players and singer songwriters...
Mar 31, 2015, 6:16 PM
We don’t always get what we deserve
In the recent Academy Award Nominated Russian Film “Leviathan”, the filmmaker Andrey Zvyaginstsev presents to his audience the tragic story of a middle aged car mechanic (Kolia) who, during his lifetime, has built a modest house for his son...
Mar 29, 2015, 11:02 AM
Growing Tension between the US and Israel
There is no doubt that over the last three or four weeks we have witnessed a greater strain on the relationship between Israel and the United States than I have ever seen during my lifetime. It is no secret...
Craig Emanuel is a partner in the US based law firm of Loeb & Loeb where he is head of entertainment department on a global basis. His clients include writers, directors, actors and producers working in film and television.