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April 27, 2004 | Ela Kasprzycka, Special to The Times
Lew Rywin, a leading Polish film executive whose company co-produced the Academy Award-winning movies "Schindler's List" and "The Pianist" was found guilty of fraud Monday and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in a corruption case that captivated this nation. Rywin was convicted of trying to solicit a $17.
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October 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
Poland's supreme court upheld the conviction on bribery charges of Lew Rywin, the Polish co-producer of the Oscar-winning film "Schindler's List." Rywin, 59, was convicted last year of being an accessory to influence peddling. He was found guilty by a Warsaw court of trying to solicit a $17.5-million bribe from a leading newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, in 2002. He has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $30,000 in fines.
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October 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
Poland's supreme court upheld the conviction on bribery charges of Lew Rywin, the Polish co-producer of the Oscar-winning film "Schindler's List." Rywin, 59, was convicted last year of being an accessory to influence peddling. He was found guilty by a Warsaw court of trying to solicit a $17.5-million bribe from a leading newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, in 2002. He has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $30,000 in fines.
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April 27, 2004 | Ela Kasprzycka, Special to The Times
Lew Rywin, a leading Polish film executive whose company co-produced the Academy Award-winning movies "Schindler's List" and "The Pianist" was found guilty of fraud Monday and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in a corruption case that captivated this nation. Rywin was convicted of trying to solicit a $17.
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April 16, 1989 | Pat H. Broeske \f7
"Rich Man, Poor Man" did well. So did "Princess Daisy" and "The Long Hot Summer." But the TV program that has scored the highest ratings on Polish TV is the Brazilian-made rags-to-riches period saga, "Slave Girl Isaura"--in which a beautiful young woman triumphs over her evil master. This according to Lew Rywin, managing director of PolTel, the state-owned agency that oversees the country's TV, radio and film production, interviewed recently on our visit to Katowice, Poland. The country produces about 200 hours of home-grown fare--including "Labyrinth," the first Poland-made soap opera, about the lives and loves of three families who work at a laboratory, airing on Sunday afternoons.
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May 8, 2003 | Ela Kasprzycka and David Holley, Times Staff Writers
In recent weeks, the hottest property on the tightly knit Polish political scene seems to be telephone records: those of Lew Rywin, co-producer of the Academy Award-winning movie "The Pianist," who stands now at the center of a scandal dubbed "Rywingate." The Polish filmmaker is accused of trying to solicit a $17.5-million bribe from the country's leading newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, in exchange for parliamentary action favorable to the paper's parent company Agora.
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December 3, 2003 | Ela Kasprzycka, Special to The Times
Lew Rywin, a prominent producer whose credits include the Academy Award winning films "Schindler's List" and "The Pianist," declared his innocence Tuesday as he went on trial on corruption charges. The flamboyant Rywin, 58, often portrayed in films and photos smoking a thick cigar in the style of old film moguls, is charged with trying to solicit a $17.
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June 7, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A producer of the Oscar-winning films "The Pianist" and "Schindler's List" was charged with influence peddling, deepening a bribery scandal that has gripped Poland. Lew Rywin, 58, is accused of soliciting a $17.5-million bribe from Agora SA, the publisher of the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper, in exchange for his lobbying the government for favorable media laws that would allow Agora to buy a nationwide broadcaster.
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January 8, 2003 | From Associated Press
Prosecutors in Poland have questioned a newspaper editor about published allegations that a leading film producer sought a $17.5-million bribe to lobby the government for more media-friendly laws. The allegations against Lew Rywin were carried last month by the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. It reported he approached its chief editor with the offer last July, claiming he represented Prime Minister Leszek Miller. Rywin, 57, is one of Poland's most prominent media entrepreneurs.
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January 16, 2003 | From Associated Press
A Polish film producer who helped make "Schindler's List" has been barred from traveling abroad after being charged in a bribery investigation, prosecutors in Warsaw said Wednesday. Lew Rywin, who also co-produced Roman Polanski's "The Pianist," allegedly solicited a $17.5-million payment from a newspaper publisher last year to lobby the government for favorable media laws. He has denied seeking a bribe.
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December 3, 2003 | Ela Kasprzycka, Special to The Times
Lew Rywin, a prominent producer whose credits include the Academy Award winning films "Schindler's List" and "The Pianist," declared his innocence Tuesday as he went on trial on corruption charges. The flamboyant Rywin, 58, often portrayed in films and photos smoking a thick cigar in the style of old film moguls, is charged with trying to solicit a $17.
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May 8, 2003 | Ela Kasprzycka and David Holley, Times Staff Writers
In recent weeks, the hottest property on the tightly knit Polish political scene seems to be telephone records: those of Lew Rywin, co-producer of the Academy Award-winning movie "The Pianist," who stands now at the center of a scandal dubbed "Rywingate." The Polish filmmaker is accused of trying to solicit a $17.5-million bribe from the country's leading newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, in exchange for parliamentary action favorable to the paper's parent company Agora.
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April 16, 1989 | Pat H. Broeske \f7
"Rich Man, Poor Man" did well. So did "Princess Daisy" and "The Long Hot Summer." But the TV program that has scored the highest ratings on Polish TV is the Brazilian-made rags-to-riches period saga, "Slave Girl Isaura"--in which a beautiful young woman triumphs over her evil master. This according to Lew Rywin, managing director of PolTel, the state-owned agency that oversees the country's TV, radio and film production, interviewed recently on our visit to Katowice, Poland. The country produces about 200 hours of home-grown fare--including "Labyrinth," the first Poland-made soap opera, about the lives and loves of three families who work at a laboratory, airing on Sunday afternoons.
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January 8, 1999 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Volker Schlondorff's "The Ogre," adapted from Michel Tournier's celebrated novel "The Erl King," is a superb companion piece to the director's Oscar-winning 1979 film of Gunter Grass' "The Tin Drum." Both deal with the specter of the Third Reich in epic and ironic fashion, with mythological overtones.
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June 26, 1991 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If ever there were a candidate for sainthood it is the man known as Dr. Janusz Korczak, an enduringly influential pioneer in the cause of children and their rights, who has been called the first actual pediatrician. His destiny was to care for 200 orphans in the Warsaw Ghetto, surely one of the greatest challenges imaginable, an observation also applicable to anyone attempting to dramatize his later life on film.
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