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How Jewish Is Hollywood?

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posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 02:48 AM
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I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood.

How deeply Jewish is Hollywood? When the studio chiefs took out a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times a few weeks ago to demand that the Screen Actors Guild settle its contract, the open letter was signed by: News Corp. President Peter Chernin (Jewish), Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey (Jewish), Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger (Jewish), Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton (surprise, Dutch Jew), Warner Bros. Chairman Barry Meyer (Jewish), CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves (so Jewish his great uncle was the first prime minister of Israel), MGM Chairman Harry Sloan (Jewish) and NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker (mega-Jewish). If either of the Weinstein brothers had signed, this group would have not only the power to shut down all film production but to form a minyan with enough Fiji water on hand to fill a mikvah.

The person they were yelling at in that ad was SAG President Alan Rosenberg (take a guess). The scathing rebuttal to the ad was written by entertainment super-agent Ari Emanuel (Jew with Israeli parents) on the Huffington Post, which is owned by Arianna Huffington (not Jewish and has never worked in Hollywood.)

The Jews are so dominant, I had to scour the trades to come up with six Gentiles in high positions at entertainment companies. When I called them to talk about their incredible advancement, five of them refused to talk to me, apparently out of fear of insulting Jews. The sixth, AMC President Charlie Collier, turned out to be Jewish.

As a proud Jew, I want America to know about our accomplishment. Yes, we control Hollywood. Without us, you'd be flipping between "The 700 Club" and "Davey and Goliath" on TV all day.

So I've taken it upon myself to re-convince America that Jews run Hollywood by launching a public relations campaign, because that's what we do best. I'm weighing several slogans, including: "Hollywood: More Jewish than ever!"; "Hollywood: From the people who brought you the Bible"; and "Hollywood: If you enjoy TV and movies, then you probably like Jews after all."

I called ADL Chairman Abe Foxman, who was in Santiago, Chile, where, he told me to my dismay, he was not hunting Nazis. He dismissed my whole proposition, saying that the number of people who think Jews run Hollywood is still too high. The ADL poll, he pointed out, showed that 59% of Americans think Hollywood execs "do not share the religious and moral values of most Americans," and 43% think the entertainment industry is waging an organized campaign to "weaken the influence of religious values in this country."

That's a sinister canard, Foxman said. "It means they think Jews

meet at Canter's Deli on Friday mornings to decide what's best for the Jews." Foxman's argument made me rethink: I have to eat at Canter's more often.

"That's a very dangerous phrase, 'Jews control Hollywood.' What is true is that there are a lot of Jews in Hollywood," he said. Instead of "control," Foxman would prefer people say that many executives in the industry "happen to be Jewish," as in "all eight major film studios are run by men who happen to be Jewish."

But Foxman said he is proud of the accomplishments of American Jews. "I think Jews are disproportionately represented in the creative industry. They're disproportionate as lawyers and probably medicine here as well," he said. He argues that this does not mean that Jews make pro-Jewish movies any more than they do pro-Jewish surgery. Though other countries, I've noticed, aren't so big on circumcision.

I appreciate Foxman's concerns. And maybe my life spent in a New Jersey-New York/Bay Area-L.A. pro-Semitic cocoon has left me naive. But I don't care if Americans think we're running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government. I just care that we get to keep running them.



LA Times

To me the question is not: Why are there so many Jews in Hollywood? Rather, why isnt it proportionate to the ethnicities that make up America?

Conspiracy? I don't know. Fair? Depends on if other people are getting turned down for jobs because they are not Jewish. This would be illegal and worth an investigation into.

This thread is not anti-Jew or anti-Israel. It is to help shed some light on why Americas t.v. stations are seemingly monopolized by people of one religion in particular. Conspiracy theories are ok, but considering the sensitive nature of this topic, please be selective with your words.

So, what say you ATS?




posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 03:17 AM
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I say they make pretty damn good movies

Except for that Speilbirch whatever, his movies suck



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 03:20 AM
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Really? I think most Spielberg movies are pretty good.

No comments as to why Jews hold so many prominent positions?

So disproportionately compared to the rest of the races, ethnicities and faiths that make up America...

Doesnt strike you as odd??

[edit on 9-8-2009 by open_eyeballs]



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 03:30 AM
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Hey, if they're called Gods chosen people then that must be it. God probably gives them a helping hand. Sounds unfair I know, but God can do whatever he wants, his only equal is Chuck Norris. No I'm just kidding

It's actually that little hat they wear. Now that the balls rolling, I bet its some sort of alien device. It must make you smarter, funnier, more creative, more smelly. I mean, nobody else wears a hat that stupid except the pope, and he looks pretty well off.



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 03:31 AM
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Spielberg is a fantastic director!!!
But he is the only Jewish producer that stands out for me.
I've noticed a pre-occupation with a lot of shows (generally TV) that definately have under-currents of Jewish culture, these are US shows farmed out for Australian consumption.
America is secular? However, I do notice these themes presented more often then say, Christian.



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 03:54 AM
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Spielberg is a fantastic director!!!


Who can argue with that, really? [[Shrugs shoulders and gives the Seinfeld smile]]




I've noticed a pre-occupation with a lot of shows (generally TV) that definately have under-currents of Jewish culture, these are US shows farmed out for Australian consumption.


Really? I dont watch much t.v. so could you name some examples?



America is secular?


Ya, Im not convinced of that either, but some of us try to maintain a level of sanity...haha...j/k

I think its fair to say most shows today only mention a general belief in God and don't give any specific religion any real props...



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 04:02 AM
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You know, I don't thik their is a Jewish actor/ performer that doesnt deserve his notoriety/ attention. Most are very very funny! I think its from all that biblical stuff they are taught to believe when they are young, and have to be so serious about.

Then they grow up and are like: "damn is that what we are really supposed to believe?" I better learn to be funny!

Most of them are pretty good at laughing at themselves. The only movie produced and starred Jewish movie I have ever seen with some political/ religious inuendos in it was the Adam Sandler movie: Return Of Zohan. I didnt think it was that funny, and he seemed to be trying to play down the whole palestinian/ Israel conflict.

I think you have to be intoxicated or in the clouds to find it funny...

Most Sandler movies are pretty good though. Happy Gilmore- One of the best ever...



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 04:11 AM
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I'm wondering why it makes any difference *who* runs Hollywood? What difference does it make if it's Jews, Christians, Armenians, Blacks, Lesbians, whatever? Who cares?

The fact that only 22% of Americans now think that Jews run Hollywood could have many reasons. One might be that most Americans couldn't care less who runs it, because they've got other things to worry about. Or they might realize that now Hollywood is run by Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Atheists.



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 04:20 AM
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer



I asked a similar question once and my Agent never called me back.


In all fairness I have a brother who has worked for the studios for over 30 years and yes it is very disproportionately jewish not just the studios also TV and Stage. Must have something to do with the founding of the studios and vaudeville.

DreamWorks aka SKG media moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 04:21 AM
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I'm wondering why it makes any difference *who* runs Hollywood?


It doesnt, my question is why is Hollywood so disproportionately Jewish?

Especially compared to all the other different races, faiths and ethnicities.

According to Wikianswers.com there are only 3 million Jews living in America.

Compare that to how many spanish and black people (75+ million) who hold the smallest percentage of television jobs. Its so disproportionate it doesnt seem fair. Almost like a conspiracy!



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 04:29 AM
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I asked a similar question once and my Agent never called me back.


LOL


Well, he probably was too busy attending his nephews barmitsfa...



What is this?


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer


and this?


vaudeville.


Your gunna make me use google arent you? Or maybe bing...



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 04:30 AM
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Well, I would say the Jews did run Hollywood 30 years ago but the industry is changing every day, there are more Black, Latino, and non-Jewish actors than ever before, there are other groups that run Hollywood, Christian Scientists, Scientologists, none have been as successful as the Jews probably I would say because Jews are best at sports? nope, manual labor? nope, writing and acting? yes. They just are more likely to be born performers, writer, actors, maybe doctors, lawyers, bankers, but they tend not to be big on manual labor, yet big on money, so what's the highest paying job which requires the least ammount of labor? some would say acting, but I've tried acting lately and it's tougher than it looks, but yeah overall it's easier for the money, but acting really drains you, if your a stand up comedian and you bomb you bomb great but if your an actor and you bomb you gotta take a million takes until you get it right, but being Jewish helps, or Scientologist, or Christian Scientist, you gotta basically have ties to some powerful group in Hollywood, even if it's just being good friends, but being in one of those groups helps.



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 04:38 AM
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., or MGM, is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of films and television programs.

MGM was founded in 1924 when the entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B. Mayer Pictures. Loew combined them into a new film company with Mayer as its head of production. The newly formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was intended to provide quality feature films for the Loew's Theatres chain and was wholly owned by Loew's Incorporated.


Vaudeville

Vaudeville was a theatrical genre of variety entertainment in the United States and Canada from the early 1880s until the early 1930s in which each performance was made up of a series of separate, unrelated acts grouped together on a common bill. Types of acts included popular and classical musicians, dancers, comedians, trained animals, magicians, female and male impersonators, acrobats, one-act plays or scenes from plays, athletes, lecturing celebrities, minstrels, and movies.

Vaudeville developed from many sources, including the concert saloon, minstrelsy, freak shows, dime museums, and literary burlesque. Dubbed by one "the heart of [the era's] American show business," vaudeville was one of the most popular types of entertainment in North America during the several decades of its existence.[1]



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 04:43 AM
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ya, as for the acting goes, but the article is more talking about executive and high ranking positions.

the decision makers seem to be mainly jewish...and thats where the real money, and the real influence is...



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 04:49 AM
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ya...slaps self up side of head..I knew I recognized those words...

sometimes you have to be spoon fed..especially at 3 in the morning...

At least now I know why I feel like I get robbed everytime I walk out of the MGM, or any of those MGM/ Mirage casinos...

hhhmmmm...suppose the executives of those vegas casinos are of jewish persuasion as well?? Steve Wynn??
Its doubtful thoug i guess, considering they are heading for bankrupcy...

edit to add:

steve wynns religion, according to his biography says..get this...Buddhist...


wow
...classic

[edit on 9-8-2009 by open_eyeballs]



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 04:51 AM
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posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 04:53 AM
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Disney


Michael D. Eisner
Director since 1984

Mr. Eisner, 63, is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Company, a post he held from 1984 to September 2005. He served as Chairman of the Board from 1984 to March 2004. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Eisner was President and Chief Operating Officer of Paramount Pictures Corp., which was then a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf+Western Industries, Inc. Prior to joining Paramount in 1976, Mr. Eisner was Senior Vice President, Prime Time Programming, for ABC Entertainment, a division of the American Broadcasting Company, Inc., with responsibility for the development and supervision of all prime-time series programming, limited series movies made for television and the acquisition of talent.




Friends helping friends.
Eisners time at Disney

Wells died in a helicopter crash in 1994 (The Lion King, which is the most successful hand-drawn animated picture, was released slightly over two months later in his memory). Shortly thereafter, Katzenberg resigned and formed Dreamworks SKG with partners Steven Spielberg and David Geffen because Eisner would not appoint Katzenberg to Wells' now-available post.


Instead, Eisner recruited his friend Michael Ovitz, one of the founders of the Creative Artists Agency, to be President, with minimal involvement from Disney's board of directors (which at the time included Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier, the CEO of Hilton Hotels Corporation Stephen Bollenbach, former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, Yale dean Robert A. M. Stern, and Eisner's predecessors Raymond Watson and Card Walker). Ovitz lasted only 14 months and left Disney in December 1996 via a "no fault termination" with a severance package of $38 million in cash and 3 million stock options worth roughly $100 million at the time of Ovitz's departure. The Ovitz episode engendered a long running derivative suit, which finally concluded in June 2006, almost ten years after it began.

Chancellor William B. Chandler, III of the Delaware Court of Chancery, despite describing Eisner's behavior as falling "far short of what shareholders expect and demand from those entrusted with a fiduciary position..." found in favor of Eisner and the rest of the Disney board because they hadn't violated the letter of the law (namely, the duty of care owed by a corporation's officers and board to its shareholders).[2]


[edit on 9-8-2009 by SLAYER69]



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 04:56 AM
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Isnt it funny though, that Walt Disney was supposed to be a Nazi sympathiser?

And then hee they have a Jewish Exec...

kinda raises some eyebrows, no?



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 04:59 AM
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Originally posted by open_eyeballs
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Isnt it funny though, that Walt Disney was supposed to be a Nazi sympathiser?

And then hee they have a Jewish Exec...

kinda raises some eyebrows, no?


If your going to assume something is true based on heresay, maybe look it up first? I've heard many false things about Walt lately, don't believe everything that you read, or see in comedy shows, he wasn't Jewish, he was super powerful, that doesn't automatically make him a nazi, I'm hearing more and more heresay about the dead genius than I ever have before, as if the guy were running for president.



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 05:13 AM
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This is all circumstantial at best, but other suggestive details have come to light. In 1933, the German American Bund was founded by Fritz Kuhn. Kuhn was evidently quite a character--he had met Hitler in the early thirties and reportedly was profoundly loathed by the Nazi leader. An association of German immigrants to America, the Bund had a definite pro-Nazi slant. Disney animator Art Babbitt claimed his boss had a strong interest in, if not outright sympathy for, the Bund:

In the immediate years before we entered the War there was a small, but fiercely loyal, I suppose legal, following of the Nazi party . . . There were open meetings, anybody could attend and I wanted to see what was going on myself. On more than one occasion I observed Walt Disney and [Disney's lawyer] Gunther Lessing there, along with a lot of prominent Nazi-afflicted Hollywood personalities. Disney was going to meetings all the time.

The German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, whose documentaries in the mid-30s had helped to glorify the Nazis, claimed that "after Kristallnacht [1938], she approached every studio in Hollywood looking for work. No studio head would even screen her movies except Walt Disney. He told her he admired her work but if it became known that he was considering hiring her, it would damage his reputation."



The straight dope

But dont take it out of context. there are plenty that believe he was not ant-jewish..
read the whole article...it explains some of the reasons why some felt he was in fact a nazi sympathizer...but that much of it was an anti-communist
hate and distrust more than anything else...



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