Avi Arad is an Israeli-American businessman and film producer. He became a prominent business figure as the CEO of the company Toy Biz in the 1990s. He then proceeded to become the chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment and founded Marvel Studios. In 2006, he resigned from his Marvel positions and formed his own production company, Arad Productions.
Haim Saban is an Israeli-American investor, media proprietor, and film producer. He is credited with founding Saban Entertainment which produces children's television programs like Power Rangers. For his achievements in the TV industry, Saban was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also a philanthropist, Haim Saban donated $14 million for the completion of a children's hospital.
Arnon Milchan is an Israeli film producer and businessman. He is credited with founding a production company named Regency Enterprises, which was produced popular films like The Revenant and Fight Club. He has received two Academy Award nominations for producing The Revenant and L.A. Confidential. A former spy, Milchan served as an Israeli intelligence operative between the 1960s and '80s.
Avi Lerner is an Israeli-American film producer known for producing popular action films like The Expendables, Rambo, and The Expendables 3. He has also executive produced successful movies like Journey to the Center of the Earth and The Mechanic. Lerner is credited with founding Millennium Films where he also serves as the CEO.
Hagai Levi is an Israeli writer, director, and producer. He graduated from the Tel Aviv university’s film and TV department. One of his early projects was the feature film August Snow that he wrote, directed, and co-produced. He received a Golden Globe Award for co-creating and co-producing the TV drama The Affair. He is a film critic as well.
Yoram Globus is an Israeli-American cinema owner, film producer, and distributor. Along with his cousin Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus is credited with revitalizing The Cannon Group, which had hit serious financial difficulties before it was sold to the cousins. Globus' and Golan's association with the Cannon Group inspired a couple of documentary films including The Go-Go Boys.
Elia Suleiman is a Palestinian film director. His 2002 film Divine Intervention won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. Early in his career, he co-directed the experimental documentary Introduction to the End of an Argument. He has also directed many feature films. In addition to his entertainment career, he is a professor at the European Graduate School.
Yehuda Barkan was an Israeli actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He is best known for producing and directing a series of prank films in the 1980s; he filmed these films using a hidden camera. A multi-talented personality, Barkan also had a brief music career when he was part of a band named Dizengoff Command Band, which consisted of military veterans.
Israeli-Arab film maker and Labor politician, Ibtisam Mara'ana is known for her documentaries that examine various aspects of Palestinian and Israeli society, especially showcasing the plight of Arab-Palestinians living as a minority within Israel, concurrently criticizing their deep-rooted practices. In 2021, She was elected to the Knesset as a member of the Labor Party
Known for her 2003 feature film, Jeremy Hardy vs. the Israeli Army, Leila Sansour, is more than an acclaimed film director. Raised in Bethlehem as a Palestinian Roman Catholic, she is the founder of a NGO called Open Bethlehem, striving to protect her city's heritage. She documented the effect of the newly-built wall through her latest film, also called Open Bethlehem.