Tree of Life Dinner
Sunday October 29, 2017
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Rabbi Leor Sinai
Co-Executive Director, Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Brett Ratner AMHSI Alumnus
Brett Ratner is one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers. His diverse films resonate with audiences worldwide and, as director, his films have grossed over $2 billion at the global box office. Brett began his career directing music videos before making his feature directorial debut at 26 years old with the action comedy hit Money Talks. He followed with the blockbuster Rush Hour and its successful sequels. Brett also directed The Family Man, Red Dragon, After the Sunset, X-Men: The Last Stand, Tower Heist and Hercules.
Ratner has also enjoyed critical acclaim and box office success as a producer. He has served as an executive producer on the Golden Globe and Oscar winning The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp, and War Dogs, starring Jonah Hills; and as a producer on Truth, starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett; I Saw the Light, starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, Rules Don’t Apply, written, directed and produced by Warren Beatty and the Academy Award nominated Land of Mine directed by Martin Zandvliet. His other produced films include the smash hit comedy Horrible Bosses and its sequel, and the re-imagined Snow White tale Mirror Mirror.
His additional producing credits include the documentaries Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Author: The JT LeRoy Story, Catfish, the Emmy-nominated Woody Allen – A Documentary, Helmut by June, I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale, Chuck Norris vs. Communism, the 5-time Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning Night Will Fall, and Leonardo diCaprio’s Before the Flood, released by National Geographic. He also executive produced and directed the Golden Globe-nominated FOX series Prison Break.
Ratner is the CEO and Co-Founder of RatPac Entertainment, a film finance and media company, in partnership with Len Blavatnik’s Access Entertainment.
In 2013, RatPac partnered with Dune Entertainment on a multi-year motion picture co-financing arrangement with Warner Bros. for up to 75 films including Gravity, The LEGO Movie, Annabelle, American Sniper, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Conjuring 2, Lights Out, Suicide Squad, The LEGO Batman Movie, Kong: Skull Island, and Wonder Woman, and the upcoming films Dunkirk, Justice League, and Stephen King’s It. RatPac has also partnered with New Regency on numerous films including the Academy Award-winning Birdman and The Revenant. Internationally, Warner Bros. and RatPac have formed a joint venture with Warner Bros., China Media Capital, and WPP to finance local content.
RatPac Entertainment has co-financed 70 theatrically released motion pictures exceeding $13 billion in worldwide box office receipts. RatPac’s co-financed films have been nominated for 52 Academy Awards, 23 Golden Globes and 39 BAFTAs and have won 22 Academy Awards, 7 Golden Globes, and 17 BAFTAs.
Brett is a Board of Trustees member of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance. He currently sits on the boards of Ghetto Film School, Chrysalis, Best Buddies, and the Los Angeles Police Foundation, while serving on the Dean’s Council of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and on the Board of Directors at Tel Aviv University’s School of Film and Television. In 2017, he was honored with a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As an alumnus of Jewish National Fund’s Alexander Muss High School in Israel, Brett has generously sponsored the Brett Ratner Greater LA Impact Fellowship which provides students with a transformative Israel experience.
Lou Rosenberg, Executive Director, Greater Los Angeles
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Gal Gadot, Stanley Black, and David Wiener
Master of Ceremonies
Veteran Producer and Director known for such hits as “National Treasure.” “While You Were Sleeping.” and “Cool Runnings”
Stephen Kramer Glickman of Comedy Central
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Chairman, Co-Founder, & Director, United Talent Agency
Michael De Luca
President & Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group
President of the Motion Picture Group, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM)
Chairman, Imagine Entertainment
Founder & CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation
Chairman & Founder, Millennium Media
Ronald O. Perelman
Chairman & CEO, MacAndrews & Forbes
Marty & Deena Singer
President, Worldwide Business Affairs, Warner Bros. Pictures
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros.
Alyse Golden Berkley, Esq.
Contact the Greater Los Angeles Region
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