Israel Film Fest to fete Avi Lerner

Producer will be honored at Oct. 20 gala

The 25th Israel Film Fest will honor producer and Nu Image/Millennium Films CEO Avi Lerner with a lifetime achievement kudo.

Lerner will be feted at the fest’s opening night gala on Oct. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The fest kicks off Oct. 21 with the West Coast bow of “The Matchmaker.”

The festival runs through Nov. 4 and screens more than 30 films.

Lerner, who was born in Israel, is being honored for his work on more than 300 films including “The Expendables,” “88 Minutes” and “Rambo IV.” Relativity Media’s Ryan Kavanaugh will receive an achievement in film award at the gala.

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