On Tuesday, October 21, the AFIPO Board of Directors appointed five new members, effective immediately. These inductees join the organization at an exciting time, as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is growing its presence both in North America and around the globe. Comprised of musicians from over a dozen countries, the IPO represents a true cultural mosaic that inspires and brings joy to diverse audiences through the power of music. This world-class symphonic ensemble and cultural ambassador also continues to broaden its educational programs which currently reach over 29,000 children in Israel each year, promoting tolerance and mutual respect. Read more here.

Playwright-scribe Jeffrey Hatcher has been set to script Megiddo, the WWI tale that Warner Bros is developing with Weimaraner Republic Pictures, the new producing shingle from longtime Warner Bros exec Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem. Details here

Read me quoted in Adweek on the iconic 501. As a teenager in Jerusalem in 1975 there is little I wouldn’t have done for a pair of button fly red tabs!

Photo: Nick Ferrari

Photo: Nick Ferrari

Weimaraner Republic  Matti leshem Ex-WB Exec Lynn Harris Launches Weimaraner With Husband Matti Leshem Details here.

Sony Pictures has won a vigorous bidding battle pegged at high-six figures for In The Deep, a spec script by Tony Jaswinski that had created feeding frenzy all day. The film will be produced by former Warner Bros executive Lynn Harris; it is the first project she has put together with Matti Leshem in the new producing shingle Weimaraner Republic Pictures. Full story here

The new commercial, launched by the Israeli government in an attempt to lure Diaspora youth – specifically North Americans and Russians- is  highly entertaining.

Kicking off @pepsi today!

Kicking off @pepsi today!

Matti leshem Delta 360 VIP Delta Sky 360 Club lets you fly & ride like a VIP.

A Domino’s commercial for Specialty Chicken celebrates innovation with the concept that “failure is an option.” Read the full article here

On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 two giants in their respective fields, Hans Zimmer and Zubin Mehta, held court  at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, where Zimmer was bestowed a lifetime achievement award by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.  Afterwards, guests were treated to dinner on the terrace by Wolfgang Puck.
Honoree Hans Zimmer and Benefit Chairman, Matti Leshem

Honoree Hans Zimmer and Benefit Chairman, Matti Leshem — at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

ctress Elizabeth Chambers and actor Armie Hammer

Actress Elizabeth Chambers and actor Armie Hammer

Producer George Schlatter and Jolene Brand

Producer George Schlatter and Jolene Brand

Actress Gianna Simone

Actress Gianna Simone

Composer John Powell

Composer John Powell

Actor Michael Nouri

Actor Michael Nouri

The Israel Philharmonic - הפילהרמונית הישראלית performing at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

The Israel Philharmonic – הפילהרמונית הישראלית performing at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Conductor Zubin Mehta onstage with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor Zubin Mehta onstage with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

 Conductor Zubin Mehta presents Hans Zimmer with a Lifetime Achievement Award — at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.


Conductor Zubin Mehta presents Hans Zimmer with a Lifetime Achievement Award — at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

he post-concert dinner on the terrace at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

he post-concert dinner on the terrace at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

The man of the night! Hans Zimmer on the red carpet

The man of the night! Hans Zimmer on the red carpet

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