First Jewish Image Awards also fete Schiff, Weber, Weisz, Gordon
Kudos honor outstanding work reflecting Jewish values, heritage and tradition through film and TV.
Other honorees included Richard Schiff (“The West Wing”), Steven Weber (“Club Land”), Rachel Weisz (“Enemy at the Gates”) and Hannah Taylor Gordon (“Anne Frank”).
In addition, the MorningStar Commission, an industry group founded by Hadassah and chaired by Joan Hyler, honored entertainment attorney Patti Felker of Nelson Felker Levine & Dern with its “Woman of Inspiration” Award.
Hosted by Jeffrey Tambor, ceremony was presented by the Los Angeles Entertainment Industry Council of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture.
Howard Bragman and Alan Kannof, both members of the board of directors of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, co-chaired the event, which was produced by Scott Mauro.
Awards were also presented to productions in film and television that reflect Jewish values and experience.
Tisch Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Achievement Award
“Rugrats 10th Anniversary” – Nickelodeon / Klasky-Csupo
Network Television Film Award
“Anne Frank”– ABC / Disney
Cable Television Film Award
“Varian’s War” – Showtime
Documentary Film Award
“Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” – Warner Bros.
Television Series Award
“The West Wing” – Warner Bros. Television / NBC
Female Character in Television
Hannah Taylor Gordon, “Anne Frank” – ABC / Disney
Male Character in Television
Richard Schiff, “The West Wing” – Warner Bros. Television / NBC
Female Character in Film
Rachel Weisz, “Enemy at the Gates” – Paramount Pictures / Mandalay Films
Male Character in Film
Steven Weber, “Club Land” – Showtime
Cross-Cultural Production Award
“Backstory: Gentleman’s Agreement” – AMC / Prometheus Entertainment
MorningStar Commission’s “Woman of Inspiration” Award
Patti Felker of Nelson Felker Levine & Dern