We dont need another blacklist.

We applaud the Toronto International Film Festival for including the Israeli film community in the Festivals City to City program. The visiting filmmakers represent a dynamic national cinema, the best of Israels open, uncensored, artistic expression. Anyone who has actually seen recent Israeli cinema, movies that are political and personal, comic and tragic, often critical, knows they are in no way a propaganda arm for any government policy. Blacklisting them only stifles the exchange of cultural knowledge that artists should be the first to defend and protect. Those who refuse to see these films for themselves or prevent them from being seen by others are violating a cherished right shared by Canada and all democratic countries.

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Marty Adelstein Producer; Dan Adler Entrepreneur; Michael Adler Attorney; Jonas Agin Writer, Producer; Jason Alexander Actor, Director; Adam Arkin Actor, Director; Jeff Astrof Writer, Producer; Jon Avnet Producer, Director; Allison Band Agent; Tom Barad Producer; Laszlo Barna - Producer; Glen Basner - Filmnation Entertainment; Lawrence Bender Producer; Gail Berman Producer; Howard M. Bernstein - Business Manager; Allison Binder Attorney; Roger Birnbaum Producer; Peter Block Producer; Michael Borkow Writer; Brannon Braga Producer; Joshua Brand Writer; David Brandes Writer, Producer; Stewart Brookman Attorney; Stanley M. Brooks Producer; Dan Bucatinsky Writer, Actor, Producer; Mark Burton President, IndieVest Pictures; Gloria Carlin Actress; John Carls Producer; Lionel Chetwynd - Writer, Director; Sacha Baron Cohen Entertainer; Etan Cohen Writer; Manny Coto Producer; David Cronenberg - Director; Sean Daniel Producer; David Diamond Writer; Joel Fields Writer, Producer; Richard Frankie - Television Executive; David Fury Producer; Bob Gale - Writer, Producer; Gary Gersh Manager; Andy Gershon Manager; Cliff Gilbert-Lurie Attorney; Richard Gladstein Producer; Jonathan Glickman President, Spyglass Entertainment; Mia Goldman Writer, Director; Howard Gordon Producer; Mark Gordon Producer; Davis Guggenheim Director; Craig Haffner Producer; Patricia Heaton Actor, Producer; Andrew Hersh - Literary Manager; Ken Hertz Attorney; Jason Hoffs Producer; David Hunt Actor, Producer, Director; Matisyahu Entertainer; Michael Jackson Producer; Ellis Jacob CEO, Cineplex; Nina Jacobson Producer; Chip Johannessen Producer; Nathan Kahane - President, Mandate Pictures; Marty Kaplan - Norman Lear Professor, USC Annenberg School; Evan Katz Producer; Andrea King Screenwriter; Barbie Kligman - Writer/Producer; Lenny Kravitz Entertainer; Jay Kogen Writer, Producer, Director; Brown Mandell Kogen Writer, Producer; Eric Kranzler; Adam Krentzman Producer; Sherry Lansing Philanthropist; Lisa Kudrow Actress; Robert Lantos - Producer, Serendipity Point Films; Jim Leonard Writer, Producer; Michael Levine Partner, Goodmans LLP; Jerry Levine Actor, Director, Producer; Art Levitt - CEO Animation Lab; Jon Liebman Chief Executive Officer, Brillstein Entertainment Partners; Jonathan Littman President, Jerry Bruckheimer Television; David Lonner Manager; Doug Mankoff Producer; Dan McDermott Writer; Neal H. Moritz Producer; Robert S. Nathan Producer; Stephen Nemeth Producer; David Nevins President, Imagine Television; Guy Oseary Manager, Producer; Marc Platt Producer; Natalie Portman Actress; Bruce M. Ramer Attorney; Paul Reiser Actor, Writer; Ivan Reitman Producer; David Renzer - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Publishing Group; Jacob Richler Writer; Noah Richler - Writer & Broadcaster; Saul Rubinek Actor, Director; Doug Robinson Producer; Shep Rosenman Attorney; Zvi Howard Rosenman Producer; Michael Rotenberg - Manager, Producer; Patricia Rozema Director, Producer, Writer; David Sacks Writer, Producer; Ken Sanzel - Writer, Director, Producer; Jerry Seinfeld Entertainer; Jonathan Shikora Attorney; Roger L. Simon Screenwriter; Jane Sindell Producer; Ed Solomon - Writer, Producer; Cheryl Snow Attorney; Darren Star Writer, Producer; Danny Sussman Talent Manager; Nina Tassler President, CBS Entertainment; Tom Teicholz Producer; Michael Tolkin Writer, Director; Jessica Tuchinsky Producer; Jon Turteltaub Director, Producer; George F. Walker Writer; David Weber Attorney; Robert Weide Producer, Director, Writer; Bernie Weinraub Writer; David N. Weiss - Writer, Vice President - Writers Guild of America, West; David Weissman Writer; Sandy Wernick - Partner, Brillstein Entertainment Partners; Amotz Zakai Producer; Moses Znaimer - Media Innovator; Ed Zwick Director.

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