Ivan Gulas, co-president and co-chairman of post-production and f/x house Pacific Title/Mirage, has been granted the Emanuel Foundation Humanitarian Award in recognition of his efforts to rescue a critically ill Hungarian infant as well as his work to produce a documentary about Jewish Hungarians during World War II.
Gulas intervened to bring the ailing child from Budapest to the U.S. for life-saving medical care. He’s also assisting the production of docu “The Untold Story,” about a group of Hungarian Jews who helped save thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.
The Emanuel Foundation for Hungarian Culture is a charitable org that assists both Jews and non-Jews in Hungary, and honors those who help foster Hungarian and Jewish culture. The group also works to ensure that the Holocaust is not forgotten and to acknowledge those who worked to prevent the deaths of Jews and others.
Past Emanuel Award recipients include President George Bush, Hungarian President Arpad Goncz, and film industry pro-fessionals including Edgar Bronfman, Joe Eszterhas and Andrew Vajna.