Wednesday, August 31, 2011

As Described in 'Confidential', Page 246: Yariv Milchan's Photo's of Angelina Jolie

As described on page 246 of Confidential, this is the series of Photographs of Angelina Jolie taken by Arnon Milchan's son, Yariv Milchan, a clearly talented photographer.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Join us for a Hollywood Book Signing August 28th at Book Soup on the Sunset Strip

SAVE THE DATE: Please join the authors of Confidential at Book Soup, the largest independent bookstore in Hollywood, for a book-signing and discussion... and a little wine and cheese. We will be there at 4:00 PM on August 28, at 8818 Sunset Blvd. W. Hollywood CA 90069.
We look forward to seeing you there.

UPDATE: Thanks to all those who attended this successful event. Over 50 in attendance, over 30 books sold. Signed books are currently also available at Barnes & Noble on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, CA [Book Star]; Barnes and Noble in Victorville, CA; and the Barnes and Noble on Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Los Angeles Jewish Journal - Review of Confidential: "It's a Wonder it Was Real"

 Danielle Berrin of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal reviews Confidential, The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan. A small sample:

"A new book exposes juicy details about Hollywood tycoon Arnon Milchan...
The book goes from party scenes and Hollywood sets to Iran, the former Soviet Union and even South African apartheid, revealing the exhilarating if not divided life of an international powerbroker. Milchan’s gift for seamlessly skirting the bounds between entertainment and warfare as if all of his life played out on a movie set is perhaps his greatest talent. It is a wonder it was real." 

UPDATE: Over 40,000 direct referencences and links to the book Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon on Google search.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Media Bistro, Key LA Media Website Reviews 'Confidential': "A MUST READ"

The revelations in the book are almost too fantastical to believe."

NEWS UPDATE FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: With an inaugural shipment of a large order for Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon – Arnon Milchan by Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman, Behrman House this week became the U.S. distributor for Jerusalem-based Gefen Publishing House.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fox News on Confidential: "This Is A Deadly Serious Book"

Fox News editorial comment on Confidential:
"The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan, has already received considerable publicity in the tabloids for its sprinkling of a few salacious tidbits about celebrities. But do not allow that to fool you. This is a deadly serious book, chock-a-block with far more weighty revelations than a few details about Brad and Angelina’s love life."
   With the publication of “Confidential,” it seems that a mystery has been solved. As described, not only was Arnon Milchan a covert operative, but a key figure whose many far-flung companies served as fronts for Israeli intelligence, as well as for securing technology and materials for Israel’s nuclear weapons program.
   The book also asserts that he fronted off-shore bank accounts that financed the special needs of Israeli intelligence worldwide, including some of its most important and well know operations… and that those bank accounts were capitalized by “commissions” earned on large arms transactions that Milchan himself “brokered” on behalf of the Israeli government.
   A man who as a Hollywood producer brought such classics as L.A. Confidential, Once Upon a Time In America and Pretty Woman... also lived an intriguing covert existence that in many ways puts the fictitious James Bond to shame."

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Daily Mail, Second Largest Paper in the UK, and Fox News in the US, Run Big Articles on Confidential

The book Confidential is primarily about the previous life of legendary Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan as a Secret Agent. However, unbeknownst to us at the time of our writing, we had uncovered a few entertainment related scoops, particularly relating to the Pitt-Jolie-Aniston affair, which many entertainment-oriented publications have picked up on. Today, the UK's second largest newspaper, the Daily Mail ran a large story on our book. As did Fox News in the US. The Image above is from Milchan's movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Coincidentally, the image is certainly compatible with the overall theme of Confidential, the Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan. Also today in the tabloids, the Harold Sun of Australia run a piece on Confidential, as does New Deli TV of India, and the Daily Bhaskar of India. And a long list of blogs like this one. UPDATE: Now on the front page of AOL-Huffington Post. Also, a very good piece in The daily.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Authors Interview With Israeli President Shimon Peres:

On February 8th, 2010, the authors of Confidential interviewed Israeli President Shimon Peres on the life of legendary Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan. The President confirmed in generalities Mr. Milchan's substantial contributions to the defense of Israel in a covert capacity, and that he [Peres] had "recruited him" back during the days when he served in the Ministry of Defense in the 1960's. When we asked whether he believed Mr. Milchan worthy of the Israel Defense Prize, he stated that as President he could not make any individual recommendation but that he certainly felt that he [Milchan] is worthy; "and that that, in fact, is almost a recommendation". He also stated within the context of our discussions about Mr. Milchan and the nuclear program, that "we went for Dimona [Israel's nuclear rector] in order to reach for peace", i.e. peace through strength. A direct acknowledgement of Israel's nuclear program and its defense-related implications. The cordial interview was conducted in Hebrew at the Presidents Residence in Jerusalem. The President was calm, courteous, measured, professional, generous with his time, and straightforward. We asked to tape the interview but his assistant who was also present requested that we take notes instead. The President however, did tape the interview. We are thankful to him for extending us this journalistic opportunity.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Infolive.TV: Hollywood producer was Israeli agent book says

Strangely, this TV report claims that we the authors are Arnon Milchan's brothers-in-law. Meir and I are in fact brothers-in-law, but neither of us are Arnon Milchan's brother-in-law, and had never met or spoken with Mr. Milchan until after our first draft was complete in August of 2009. I believe that this little bit of faulty information originated in a UPI story that went around the world. Very strange.

On the Bookshelves at Barns and Noble - Newport Beach, California:

And simultaneously on the bookshelves, in Hebrew, in the small town of Gedera in Israel on the other side of the world:

Life and Style Magazine does Confidential Splash

Life and Style Magazine describes Confidential as a "shocking...bombshell new book". We'll take it. Thank you L&S Mag! Available at every grocery store checkout stand in America.

Confidential Now Available at Every Steimatzky in Israel

Confidential is now available both in Hebrew and in English at every Steimatzky bookstore in Israel.