JERUSALEM (Aug. 12)
Warner Brothers will produce the official version of the Entebbe story, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced here today. An agreement to that effect was signed last night between Commerce and Industry Minister Haim Barlev and Ted Ashley, chairman of the film company’s board of directors.
The government will assist the producers with official information on the operation, and will provide them with army units and rent military aircraft and vehicles. In return, Warner Brothers promised to use local production services as much as possible. The director will be Franklin Sheffner and the script writer is Kenn Ross. The two chief photographers are already in Israel. More than 12 film companies competed for government assistance in the production of a film on Entebbe. Warner Brothers will donate part of the revenues of the film to an Israeli soldiers benevolent fund.