Israel Increases Oversight of Film Industry, Prompting Cries of McCarthyism, Blacklisting

A committee set up by Israel's culture minister is requesting the names of screenwriters, directors and producers, as well as the names of officials who approved or turned down each script and why.

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The Culture Ministry is asking film foundations to provide information on officials who approved or rejected film proposals in recent years a move one source calls “an attempt to create blacklists.”