Neil Friedman’s Path to Founding Jewish Streamer ChaiFlicks Was Born From ‘Learning Something New’

Office With a View: The head of the platform and Menemsha Films got to where he was by always challenging himself

Neil Friedman
Neil Friedman in TheWrap's Office with a View (Photo Credit: TheWrap)

Neil Friedman didn’t come to found ChaiFlicks “by accident.”

Though the streaming service devoted to curating Jewish and Israeli content launched in 2020, Friedman’s interest in its subject matter started back when he was in college where he focused on film and ethnicity. It was only by constantly challenging himself and ignoring typical career paths that he was able to turn his passionate interest into a business endeavor, Friedman told TheWrap for this week’s Office with a View.

Friedman has walked many paths throughout his career. After graduating law school, he worked as a corporate lawyer on Park Avenue “for a couple years” before moving to the famed entertainment firm Frankfurt Garbus Kurnit Klein and Selz (now known as Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz).


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