The Lounge: January 22, 2019

Movies, museums, and more...

January 21, 2019 22:59
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 FROM LEFT, Varda Samet, Irit Rappaport, Tania Coen-Uzzielli, Daniella Luxemburg and Haim Samet.

FROM LEFT, Varda Samet, Irit Rappaport, Tania Coen-Uzzielli, Daniella Luxemburg and Haim Samet.. (photo credit: AVIV CHOFI)


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TA Museum of Art

Tania Coen-Uzzielli, the incoming CEO of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, met with the Friends of the Museum at a special preview event entitled “Status quo: Buildings of Negotiations.” The event was hosted by Irit Rappaport, chair of Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum, and her partner Glenn Perry; and Atara Dzikowski, director of the Circle of Friends. After the cocktail hour, the guests were treated to a guided tour of the exhibition and a lecture by the new CEO. Among the guests were: chairman of the museum’s Board of Directors Haim Samet and his wife Varda; Boris Krasny; Hezi Bezalel; Daniella Luxemburg; Chana and Benny Pri-Zan; and art collector Doron Sabag and his daughter Sivan Sabag, a founder of the museum’s Young Friends.

Israeli Marketing Association

This year’s Israeli Marketing Association, which was held at the Tel Aviv Convention Center, focused on R&D in the world of marketing, and the innovations and technologies that have and will continue to change the world of marketing. The participants discussed how to spearhead development and technologies that are transforming the world of marketing. The conference was hosted by Talma Biro, CEO of the Association, and Sigalit Horn Galperin, deputy CEO. Among the speakers at the conference were Rory Sutherland, vice chairman of Ogilvy in the UK who came to Israel specifically for the conference; Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream; and social entrepreneur Tzameret Fuerst.


Last week, ELEM, a non-profit organization for youth in distress in Israel, held a fundraising event to raise funds for girls and young women who are victims of sexual violence. Attendees included ELEM president Nava Barak, ELEM chairman Shlomo Yanai and ELEM executive director Inbal Dor Kerbel. During the event, more than NIS 1.2 million was raised for the organization’s activities. During the event, the organization presented its founders, Ann and Kenny Bialkin, with ELEM’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the two shared the story of the establishment of the organization 35 years ago.

Shloshim for Daniel Paran

Last Thursday, a memorial was held at the Jerusalem Cinematheque to mark the 30th day of the passing of Daniel Paran, one of Israel’s greatest film producers, who died at the age of 71 following a lengthy battle with cancer. During his career, Paran produced many successful series, and is considered to be the architect of the Israeli telenovela genre. Daniel Gad was in charge of the event, which was attended by Paran’s seven children: Michal, Idit, Yoni, Moshik, Eyal, Mimi and Roni, who were moved by the many speeches made by Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, who praised the family’s decision to offer scholarships to art, television and cinema students in Jerusalem; Ziv Naveh, CEO and artistic director at Gesher Multicultural Film Fund; Yoram Honig, director of the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund; and Noa Regev, director of the Jerusalem Cinemateque.

Mary Queen of the Scots

Last week, a premiere screening was held of the new film Mary Queen of the Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. The event also marked the start of a unique collaboration between Tulip Entertainment and British Ambassador to Israel David Quarrey, in an effort to promote British culture in Israel. Diplomats from a number of European countries were invited to be the first ones to watch the film at the British Embassy.

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