Oscar is quickly becoming the Holy Grail of the Holy Land.
TEL AVIV -- Just three days before it was due to go dark, Israel's cash-strapped Channel 10 has been saved by the government, which has given the channel a year to repay its NIS 60 million ($15.8…
Just in the nick of time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week ordered his government to look for a way to save Channel 10, which is set to shutter Jan. 27 due to debts that have grown…
Aside from being the epicenter of the Israel film industry, Tel Aviv is quickly earning a reputation as the hottest gay destination in the Middle East.
Hany Abu-Assad, the director of "Paradise Now," the only film by a Palestinian filmmaker to receive an Oscar nod, is drinking tea at a cafe in the Israeli Arab town of Nazareth when he taps the table…
Homegrown titles vie with Hollywood to satisfy region's 'curiosity for cinema'
Khaled El Hagar's "Lust," Egypt's submission in the foreign-language film Oscar race, has been called eerily prophetic.
Helmer Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," Turkey's submission for foreign-lingo Oscar, is an intense and slow-moving drama about the search for a corpse in the grasslands of Turkish…
Women have been making inroads in every part of the entertainment business, so it only makes sense that in the Middle East, long known for its patriarchies, a different kind of Arab Spring has been…
TEL AVIV -- Israeli helmer Joseph Cedar is in the Oscar race once again.
"Nader and Simin, a Separation," the first Iranian film to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, is Iran's submission in the foreign-language film race at the 84th Academy Awards.