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Lana Melman

Lana Melman is a 20-year veteran of the entertainment industry and the CEO of Liberate Art Inc. She has been a leader in combating the cultural boycott campaign (BDS) against Israel since 2011. Melman has worked with the representatives of over a thousand artists targeted by BDS, including Alicia Keys, Cyndi Lauper, and Pitbull. Melman’s previous career included serving in legal, business, and creative capacities at CBS, Warner Bros., and Paramount, as well as a writer/producer in film and TV.
The BDS War: From Academia to Hollywood
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, conceived at the United Nations World Conference against Racism in South Africa in 2001, unleashed the “new” antisemitism which targeted the State of Israel. Ronnie Fraser, in Challenging the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement focuses on the efforts to oppose the academic boycott, while industry insider and author of Artists Under Fire Lana Melman discusses BDS...