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Jewish Women of Hollywood: Lynn Roth
Meet the inspiring women that define contemporary culture. As a director, writer, producer and show runner, Lynn Roth has been telling stories on the big and small screens for over forty years, beginning with the TV show The Paper Chase, and, most recently, Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog. Her latest film opens a dialogue and teaches younger generations about the atrocities of the Holocaust.
Join her in conversation with Rabbi Sherre Hirsch, as they discuss her career and journey in Hollywood and beyond.
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Lynn Roth is an award winning writer, director, and producer. Roth wrote and directed the feature film THE LITTLE TRAITOR based on the novel “Panther in the Basement” by Amos Oz, starring Alfred Molina. The film won numerous awards and Roth was a Humanitas Prize Finalist for her screenplay.
Roth also directed the movie CHANGING HABITS starring Moira Kelly, Christopher Lloyd and Dylan Walsh, produced by Graham King. In television, she wrote and executive produced many movies and miniseries including, A WILL OF THEIR OWN, starring Ellen Burstyn, THE PATRON SAINT OF LIARS (adapting the book by Ann Patchett) and CHANCE OF A LIFETIME with Leslie Nielsen and Betty White.
Roth was an Emmy nominee as writer-producer for the documentary series, A CENTURY OF WOMEN narrated by Jane Fonda for TNT. Also for TNT, she adapted Tina Howe’s award-winning play, “Painting Churches” for the movie THE PORTRAIT, which starred Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall and was directed by Arthur Penn.
For five years, Roth was also the Showrunner of Showtime’s acclaimed series THE PAPER CHASE, for which she won three Cable Ace Awards.
Rabbi Sherre Hirsch is the Chief Innovation Officer at American Jewish University. She made headlines as the first female rabbi at Sinai Temple, the largest Conservative congregation on the west coast. She served as Senior Rabbinic Scholar at Hillel International, where she created and developed Hillelwell, an initiative for Hillels worldwide to become the recognized address for preventative mental health. A thought leader and author on spirituality and religion, Rabbi Hirsch has appeared on the Today Show, ABC News, Extra, and PBS, among other outlets, and has been a contributor to Time.com, Oprah Magazine, the Jewish Journal, the Hollywood Journal, and more.