LYNN ROTH - WRITER, DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER
She recently completed writing, directing and producing the feature “The Little Traitor” based on Amos Oz’ “Panther in the Basement” which was shot entirely on location in Israel and stars Alfred Molina. She also directed the feature, “CHANGING HABITS” starring Moira Kelly, Christopher Lloyd and Dylan Walsh, produced by Graham King, chosen to open the Cinequest Film Festival and was also part of the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Roth Executive Produced two Israel documentaries, “Keep Not Silent” and “39 Pounds of Love” both which won Ophirs (Israel’s Academy Award) for Best Documentary.
In television, she was the Executive Producer with David and Mark Wolper (“Roots,” “Thornbirds”) of the five hour miniseries “A WILL OF THEIR OWN” starring Faye Dunaway and Leah Thompson. Roth also and wrote and was Executive Producer of “THE PATRON SAINT OF LIARS” (adapting the book by Ann Patchett) which starred Dana Delaney and Maggie Gylenhaal, “CHANCE OF A LIFETIME” Starring Leslie Nielsen and Betty White, “BABIES” starring Adam Arkin and “JUST MY IMAGINATION” with Jean Smart in the lead role.
She was nominated for an Emmy as writer-producer of the six hour documentary/drama “A CENTURY OF WOMEN” narrated by Jane Fonda for the Turner Network. Also for Turner, she wrote the movie “THE PORTRAIT” starring Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall. Directed by Arthur Penn, the film was released theatrically in the foreign market.
For five years, Roth was the sole Executive Producer and show runner of the critically acclaimed series “THE PAPER CHASE”. She was among the first female show runners of dramatic series and she won three Cable Ace Awards. She was also the Executive Producer on “9-5,” a comedy series for Twentieth Century Fox.
Her credits in the theatre include having written the one-man play “FREUD” which debuted at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland and then toured the United States and Canada. She directed “Thomas and the Bird” at the Century City Playhouse and “VOICES OF THE SOUL” at Carnegie Hall.
She has served on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild and The Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and is also a member of the Directors Guild, Screen Actors Guild, ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild.
EITAN EVAN - PRODUCER
Eitan Evan is a graduate of economics and International Relations from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, as well as a graduate of The International Film School in London and winner of the award for Special Contribution to Israeli Cinema at the 2004 Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles.
A long list of film projects alongside extensive service (Head of the Producer's Guild, Member of the Israeli Film Fund as well as the Israeli Academy for Motion Picture and Television) has placed Eitan Evan at the top of the Israeli film industry for many years now.
The feature film "The Summer of Aviya" produced by Eitan Evan won numerous awards including the Silver Bear Award at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival. The film quickly became one of the all-time favorite classics in Israel. "Under the Domim Tree" won the Wolgin Award at the 1995 Jerusalem Film Festival and was officially selected for the 1996 Cannes Film Festival as well as participated in many other festivals worldwide. In 1995, he produced "Dangerous Acts" and won 7 Israeli Academy Awards. In 2003, he produced "Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi", which is one of the outstanding successes of recent Israeli Cinema. The film won 20 awards and distinctions in international festivals around the world and was commercially released in theatres in the U.S, France, Singapore and more. In 2007 he produced "Aviva My Love" that won 6 Israeli Academy Awards and was one of the highest grossing films in Israel to date. It participated in many international festivals and won several prizes.
Among Evan's other productions are: "The Wooden Gun," "An Intimate Story," Mister Leon," "The Philharmonic in Japan (which he also directed)," "Buba," "Every Time We Say Goodbye (starring Tom Hanks)," "After the Holidays," "Family Secrets," "Clean Sweep," "The Main Feature" and many others.
In 2006/2007, Eitan produced "The Debt" (Assaf Berenstein) and "The Little Traitor" (Lynn Roth) starring Alfred Molina.
Director - Lynn Roth
Screenplay - Lynn Roth
Based on the novel “Panther in the Basement” by Amos Oz
Producers - Eitan Evan, Lynn Roth
Executive Producer - Marilyn Hall
Co-Producer - William Jarblum
Cinematography - Amnon Zalait
Costume Design - Inbal Shuki
Editor - Danny Shik, Michael Ruscio
Sound - Ashi Milo
Original Music - Deborah Lurie
Casting - Hila Yuval