Neil Kadisha Joins Entertainment & Media Leaders to Honor Producer Arnon Milchan

Top Quote Gala Event at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood Celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the State of Israel End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) October 23, 2008 - On September 18, 2008, some of the most notable figures in entertainment, media and business gathered to honor renowned film producer Arnon Milchan and to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the State of Israel. The evening was hosted by the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles and the Citizens Empowerment Center in Israel (CECI).

    Milchan, a founder of New Regency Productions, is a prolific and successful independent film producer with over 100 feature films to his credit, including War of the Roses, Pretty Woman, JFK, and many others.

    Also honored was the Council of Youth Movements in Israel which represents the entire political, religious, and social spectrum of Israel’s youth Movements. The CYMI addresses topical subjects such as education, youth involvement in social processes, and community projects.

    Event Committee Member Neil Kadisha commented, “The many industry leaders and influential members of the community who took part in tonight’s event bear witness to the importance of supporting a strong, vibrant State of Israel. It was an honor to celebrate this momentous anniversary among so many distinguished friends of Israel.”

    Event Chairs for the evening included Peter Chernin (President & COO, Newscorp), Jim Gianopulos (Chairman and CEO, 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment), Brad Grey (Chairman & CEO, Paramount Pictures), Barry M. Meyer (Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros.), Ron Meyer (President & COO, Universal Studios), Leslie Moonves (President & CEO, CBS), Amy Pascal (Co-Chair, Sony Pictures Entertainment), Sumner Redstone (Executive Chairman, Viacom/CBS), Tom Rothman (Chairman & CEO, 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment) and Terry Semel (Chairman & CEO, Windsor Media).

    The CECI is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to helping pave the way for a more stable and democratic Israeli society by empowering citizens through education. CECI’s initiatives include education programs in democracy, civic involvement and leadership.

    Neil Kadisha and Omninet Capital have been supporters of CECI since its inception in 2002. The organization was founded by the Chairman of Omninet Capital, Izak Parviz Nazarian with Dora Nazarian Kadisha, serving as Executive Director of the Western Region division.

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