Keshet International

‘Betray the original’ to succeed with novel adaptations, suggest producers

Producers adapting novels should not be afraid to “betray the original” material to deliver unique series, according to execs here at NEM Zagreb. Adaptations of existing IP soared as commissioners looked for cut-through titles to turn into TV and, with streamers and broadcasters now looking to reduce risk as budgets tighten, the potential of novels […]

Keshet compiles ‘Uvda’ Israel-Hamas war reports for international distribution

Keshet International has put together a package of news and current affairs reports produced by Israeli investigative show Uvda, following the 7 October Hamas attacks. The collection is titled Inside Israel: This Is War, and is being made available for international distribution, including seven films that were created in response to requests from Keshet International […]

Keshet Int’l recruits Paramount & Armoza execs as sales team expands

Keshet International (KI) has bolstered its distribution arm with the appointment of Paramount’s Elena Antonini as VP of sales for Iberia and Lat Am and Armoza Formats’ Adi Brukner to sales manager for Asia, Africa and Southeastern Europe. Based in Buenos Aires, Antonini is taking on responsibility for leading KI’s sales of formats, scripted and […]

Keshet Int’l forms scripted unit in Germany to be led by Axel Kühn & Christina Christ

Keshet International (KI) is launching a standalone scripted production company in Germany, which will house the operations of its existing Keshet Tresor Fiction (KTF) label. Keshet Germany will have the same remit as KTF, which was launched five years ago as part of KI-backed Tresor TV. Its focus was leveraging the Israeli company’s scripted formats […]

Scotland’s STV Studios buys Greenbird Media for $27m from Keshet International

Scotland’s STV Studios has bought UK-based producer group Greenbird Media after striking a £21.4m ($27m) deal to acquire the company from majority shareholder Keshet International (KI). The acquisition, which comes 10 months since TBI first revealed KI was exploring offers for the group, means STV Studios will gain stakes in 15 production companies including A&E […]

eOne, Keshet Int’l & Beta talk crime & procedural demand from buyers seeking ‘safe’ options

The squeeze on spending is pushing buyers to commission “safer” scripted series with crime and procedurals trending, according to distribution execs here at Conecta Fiction in Toledo. Keshet International (KI)’s Anke Stoll, Entertainment One’s Noel Hedges and Beta Film’s Christian Gockel were in town to outline their nuanced approaches to distribution, with the current streamer […]

Keshet UK hires Christine Healy as COO & preps ‘A Body That Works’ remake

Keshet UK has appointed Watford & Essex exec Christine Healy to the newly created role of chief operating officer, and has begun development on a UK remake of Israeli drama A Body That Works. In this new position, Healy will be responsible for expanding parent company Keshet International’s scripted presence in the UK, following its […]

Script to Screen: A Body That Works

Mark Layton talks to Shira Hadad, Dror Mishani and Shay Capon, the creators of Israeli surrogacy drama A Body That Works, about the inspiration and original plans for the Keshet 12 series. Having already sparked watercooler debate in Israel, Kuma Studios series A Body That Works has now brought its dramatic examination of surrogacy, fertility, […]

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