Articles about Keshet International
For 20 years, Israeli series have demanded attention from global audiences – both in their original form and in the remakes they have inspired. DQ speaks to those behind shows such as Fauda, Prisoners of War and Tehran about their recipes for success.
Rotem Sela and Yehuda Levi discuss starring in Israeli surrogacy drama Goof Shlishi (A Body that Works), playing a married couple and tackling tough subjects on television.
Goof Shilishi (A Body That Works) writers Shira Hadad and Dror Mishani reflect on writing their first series together – one that tackles issues surrounding surrogacy as a couple seek help to become parents.
Cuba Libre star Beatriz Godinho and writer-director Henrique Oliveira introduce DQ to the larger-than-life true story at the centre of this Portuguese drama about one woman’s infatuation with Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.
Finnish director Jani Volanen tells DQ how an unmade film script formed the basis of coming-of-age mystery drama Munkkivuori (Summer of Sorrow), about one boy’s summer in a town where a young child has gone missing.
Pieter Van Huyck, head of scripted at Belgian producer De Mensen, outlines how the company developed family crime drama Diamonds, which is set in Antwerp’s diamond district, with support from partners in Israel.
The Baker & the Beauty creator Assi Azar recalls how he was first inspired to write this Israeli romantic comedy about a pair of mismatched lovers that has sold around the world and sparked numerous international remakes.
Writer Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen, director Magnus Martens and executive producer Håkon Briseid introduce Furia, a Norwegian drama that explores the violent world of right-wing extremism.
Henriette Steenstrup, the creator, writer and star of Norwegian dramedy Pørni (Suck It Up), and producer Ida Håndlykken Kvernstrøm explain how they found drama and humour in the everyday life of a social worker and her family.
Exec producer Marcel Ferrer outlines a key scene in Spanish-language political drama Preso No 1 (Prisoner No 1), which is produced by Telemundo Global Studios for US network Telemundo. It was co-developed with Keshet International, which distributes with Telemundo.
The co-creators, writers and directors behind HBO’s Israeli drama Our Boys talk about the complex and delicate journey they undertook to dramatise and examine the tragic real-life events that led to war in Gaza in the summer of 2014.
Omri Givon, creator of Israeli drama When Heroes Fly, tells DQ about the origins of the action thriller and how he pushed his budget to the limit to bring this story of a rescue mission in the Colombian jungle to the screen.
Israeli writer/director Keren Margalit discusses the making of her latest drama Sleeping Bears, which tackles issues of trust, and opens up about the creative process behind her screen work.
Five ordinary people are accused of a high-stakes kidnapping in False Flag, the latest hit series to come out of Israel. As the thriller is rolled out around the world, DQ chats to producer Maria Feldman and writer Amit Cohen about weaving this tangled web of secrets and lies.
Writer-director Nikkhil Advani discusses the process of adapting Israeli drama Hatufim (Prisoners of War), which became Homeland in the US, for Indian audiences.
Writer/director Emily Diana Ruth tells DQ about her digital drama Cold, which is being screened as part of the Drama Series Days at the European Film Market.
Season two of The Missing has proved a worthy successor to its acclaimed forerunner on BBC1, while Showtime is in need of a new hit of its own. Andy Fry reports.
There’s evidence that US networks are still on the hunt for international formats this week following HBO and NBC pickups. Meanwhile, European historical coproductions also continue to attract investment.
Top-tier television writers are in short supply, so how are producers finding new voices for the small screen? DQ investigates.