Keshet Studios

TBI Scripted: How an Israeli firm competed & won in the US drama market

Keshet Studios president Peter Traugott discusses how the Israeli company’s Stateside studio is competing – and winning – in an increasingly consolidated US market Israeli companies have tended to punch above their weight on the global stage over the past decade, but Keshet has been arguably the most prolific of all. Its US studio has […]

Quibi jumps on former CW pilot ‘Skinny Dip’

Jeffery Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s yet-to-launch short-form streamer Quibi is developing a comedy show that was previously in the works at US network The CW. Skinny Dip is based on Carl Hiaasen’s 2004 satirical novel of the same name (pictured) and follows a woman who survives being thrown overboard by her husband after he attempts […]

NBC selects drama pair & shuts Emerald City

US broadcaster NBC has given the greenlight to a pair of dramas, and also cancelled 2016-17 season series Emerald City. The Comcast-owned network has ordered full seasons of Rise and For God & Country. Rise is a drama from Friday Night Lights’ Jason Katims and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller. It stars Josh Radnor (How I […]

Keshet to make shows for Interscope Geffen A&M

The iconic LA music label behind stars such as Eminem and Lady Gaga is getting in on the TV content business through a multi-faceted with Keshet Studios. Santa Monica-based Interscope Geffen A&M has partnered with the LA-based production arm of Israel’s Keshet International to create music-themed original digital scripted and non-scripted series. Content coming from […]

NBC, Homeland team prep for Waking Lions

US broadcaster NBC has kicked off the 2017-18 buying season by adding a pair of dramas to its slate, one coming from Homeland creator Gideon Raff and Keshet Studios. The shows are Waking Lions – which is from Raff, Israel-based Keshet’s US studio arm and Universal Television – and Salvation, which is from Law & […]

Keshet Canada winds down as focus switches

Keshet International’s joint venture Keshet Canada has effectively wound down after the agreement with industry veteran Mark Rubenstein (pictured) expired, TBI has learned. A Keshet spokesperson said it no longer has any projects in development with Rubenstein, and that their agreement had ended, meaning the JV has for all intents and purposes stopped operating. However, […]

Keshet signs scripted deal with Facet4

Keshet International has signed a co-development deal with Facet4 Media, an independent Canadian production company. The pair will develop selected drama and comedy projects for the Canadian and international marketplace. This comes after KI, Keshet Media Group’s global production and distribution arm, launched LA-based Keshet Studios, and a European drama initiative that will see KI […]

NBC and Keshet strike programming pact

NBC Entertainment and Keshet Studios have inked a first-look programming deal. The agreement includes a coproduction pact between Universal Television, the TV production arm of NBC, and Keshet Studios, the recently established LA subsidiary of Israeli broadcaster Keshet. “Keshet International’s proven track record of producing quality programmess across different genres makes them a perfect partner […]

Keshet Int’l launches US studio

Israel’s Keshet International has become the latest overseas content group to launch an LA-based production studio. Keshet Studios will oversee development, production, packaging, promotion and sales of Keshet’s scripted programming catalogue, which currently runs to more than 30 formats, in the US. Veteran drama executive Peter Traugott has been hired as Keshet Studios’s president of […]