Orna Ben Dor
Ronit Weiss Berkovich
Shira Carmi (Biali)
Tali Shalom Ezer
Tali Helter Shenkar
Current occupation: lecturer, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker
Beginning of studies: 1979
Graduation year: 1985
Apprenticeship during studies: producing
Born in 1957. Graduated from Katzenelson high school in Kfar Saba. During high school she started becoming religious. She nonetheless joined the army and served as a soldier-teacher after a year of Jewish and Hebrew studies.
During her film studies she worked as a projectionist. In addition to the mandatory workshops, she participated in an animation workshop with Prof. Schwartz (former animator at Disney). She also tutored in the Israel Film Institute film courses for youth. On her second year she met Amos Guttman and started working with him. In 1982, she was the executive producer of his first feature film Nagu'a, with a budget of only 40 thousand dollars, which made her take a year off school. For two years her studies were financed by an excellence scholarship from America-Israel Cultural Fund. Schwartz won scholarships for films she made during her studies.
Towards the end of her studies she founded the film journal Sratim, which she edited for four years with Amir Rotem. At the same time she worked at Lehiton, an entertainment magazine, and edited its film section. She continued working in many newspapers, such as: Davar, Koteret Rashit, Hadashot and Shishi.
Today Schwartz is writing another draft to submit the script for Jerusalem Cabaret. The script received a development grant from the Jerusalem Film Fund and then a production grant. Shooting is to take place during summer 2012.
Script and co-production of The Comedians (director: Arnon Goldfinger, 1999).
Script and production, with Amalia Margolin: My 100 Children, 2002.
Worked with Dan Wolman on the scripts for Foreign Sister and Tied Hands.
In 2007-2008, she participated with Dan Wolman in a workshop of MEDA in Morocco, where they worked on the script for Meshorer Beyerushalaim.