Saturday, January 28, 2012

Milchan to Produce John Grisham's 'The Partner'

Arnon Milchan has produced three John Grisham novels into motion pictures: A Time to Kill, The Client, and Runaway Jury. Now he is stepping up to produce a new one in The Partner, and he has lined up director John Lee Hancock of The Blind Side fame to get the job done. It should be a good one:

The plot:
They watched Danilo Silva for days before they finally grabbed him. He was living alone, a quiet life on a shady street in Brazil; a simple life in a modest home, certainly not one of luxury. Certainly no evidence of the fortune they thought he had stolen. He was much thinner and his face had been altered. He spoke a different language, and spoke it very well.But Danilo had a past with many chapters. Four years earlier he had been Patrick Lanigan, a young partner in a prominent Biloxi law firm. He had a pretty wife, a new daughter, and a bright future. Then one cold winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car and died a horrible death. When he was buried his casket held nothing more than his ashes.From a short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial. Then he fled. Six weeks later, a fortune was stolen from his ex-law firm’s offshore account. And Patrick fled some more. But they found him.

UPDATE: Trying to shore up her husbands political footing in Hollywood, First Lady, Michelle Obama met with the entertainment industry's key executives including the following: Arnon Milchan, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steve Bing, Berry Gordy, Vivica Ferrell, Quincy Jones, Jerry and Ann Moss, Jimmy Jam, Irena and Mike Medavoy, Rob and Michele Reiner, Terry Lewis, Reed Hastings, Arnon Milchan and Harvey Weinstein. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Arnon Milchan on War and Peace in the Middle East

In his strained English, which is not his native language (he speaks better Hebrew and French), Hollywood mega-producer Arnon Milchan discusses issues of war and peace in the Middle East, and his personal interactions with former PLO leader Yasser Arafat:

Arnon Milchan Confidential: The Man...The Movies...The Book

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Israel's Yair Lapid Seeks Arnon Milchan's Behind-The-Scenes Support For New Political Endeavor

EXCLUSIVE: Prominent Israeli Journalist, Yair Lapid, who was interviewed extensively for the book Confidential, has resigned his anchor position with Israel's channel 2, and will be entering the world of Politics for the upcoming elections in Israel. Lapid has asked for Milchan's behind-the-scenes support for his new political endeavor. Lapid and Milchan are long-time friends, and Lapid worked for Milchan at New Regency's television production unit in Hollywood. Polling indicates that Lapid's new political party will mostly come from current supporters of the Kadima party. Arnon Milchan played a key role in the creation of the Kadima party by brokering the political merger of Shimon Peres and Ariel Sharon, two longtime political rivals, to create the centrist party.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Producer Elan Frank Announces Documentary on the Life Of Arnon Milchan Based on the Book 'Confidential'

No, tabloids, that is not Elan Frank's child that Sarah Palin is carrying. 
Documentary producer Elan Frank has announced today that he will be producing a full-blown documentary based on the book Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan. Mr. Frank is an established documentary film maker with substantial projects for Fox News and MSNBC under his belt, including the original documentary featuring Sarah Palin shortly before she was nominated for Vice President in 2008, thrusting her on the national stage.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Arnon Milchan To The Rescue: Announces He Will Save Israel's Channel 10

Israel's all-news channel 10 has been struggling for years, and in recent weeks has been teetering on the the very edged of bankruptcy and closure... as in going off the air. Enter Hollywood mogul Arnon Milchan, who has apparently agreed to save the fledgling but influential channel by injecting fresh funding. [This report has appeared only in the Hebrew press and has yet to be picked up in any English press as of this post].