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Jew in the City Returns To Sundance!

For the second year in a row, Jew in the City is hosting a panel on Jewish representation at Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, January 21 at 11:30AM. This year’s panel is called: Sects, Lies and Videotape: Debunking deadly tropes about Jews and Israel in TV, film and media. Its panelists included Israeli actress, producer […]

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The Marginalized Group Inclusion Spaces Forgot to Include

In November, our JITC Hollywood Bureau attended the Television Academy’s DEI summit where they told us to be brave and asked if they had missed any points. I was. They had. I explained that they had forgotten the Jews. An academic entertainment group at UCLA, Scholars and Storytellers, heard by impassioned speech and wanted me […]

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HBO Max to Produce Dramedy Based on Nissim Black’s Life Story

HBO Max recently announced the production of a new dramedy series based on the life of Nissim Black: a black non-Jewish rapper turned Hasidic rapper. Black has been approached by numerous networks, like Netflix and celebrities like Queen Latifa, who wanted to do a documentary on his life. But when director Sally Richardson, who Black […]

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What If Orthodox Jews Got A Seat In The Writer’s Room?

All minorities – including Orthodox Jews – deserve a seat in the writer’s room when stories about our communities are being told. That’s why we are thrilled to announce the JITC Hollywood Bureau! Since our founding in 2007, Jew in the City has been the only nonprofit that works to remedy continuous negative depictions of Orthodox Jews […]

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