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Acclaimed creator and writer of several award-winning drama series and documentaries, including "The Girl from Oslo" for Netflix, the documentary series "Portrait", and Israel's most watched series "A Touch Away”. Weiss-Berkowitz is an experienced book editor, having worked closely with renowned Israeli authors. Weiss-Berkowitz is an active mentor in various programs, such as the Seriesmakers for international film directors transitioning to TV series; International series development workshop at HFF Munich; and the France-Israel residency for co-writing drama. She teaches TV writing at Tel Aviv University and SDSU California.

Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz

Best-selling Israeli crime writer, screenwriter, and literary scholar, specializing in the history of crime fiction, and head of the creative writing program in Tel Aviv University. His novels were translated into more than 20 languages and won numerous international prizes, including the prestigious Martin Beck award for best crime novel translated to Swedish, and Prix Mystere de la Critique in France. His first novel, “Black Tide” was adapted into film by French director Eric Zonca in 2018, and an eight-episodes TV drama based on his novels was made by Keshet Studios in Israel (“The Missing File”, 2019). In 2017, CBS produced “Wisdom of the Crowd”, an American crime drama based on an original idea by Mishani, who served as executive producer for the show.

Dror Mishani

One of Israel’s leading film and television writers. His feature films include “Someone to Run With” and “The Human Resource Manager”, that were featured in numerous international film festivals and won nine Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Film and Best Screenplay. Stollman’s work for television includes the 2009 original mystery series “Pillars of Smoke” which he co-created and wrote. The series became a cult hit in Israel. Noah was co-creator and executive producer of HBO’S 2019 drama “Our Boys” and was head writer for the third and fourth seasons of the Netflix action-drama hit series “Fauda”. Lately, Noah co-created and co-wrote the supernatural suspense drama “The Malevolent Bride”, an Israeli-US collaboration.

Noah Stollman

Graduate of Tel Aviv University majoring in Psychology and Cinematic Studies (script-writing track). From 2009-2016 she served as a development manager at July August Productions. Nishri worked as script editor for Israeli television series such as “Yellow Peppers” by Keren Margalit (that was made into a BBC series), “Sirens” by Shachar Magen, and “Sleeping Bears” by Keren Margalit. Nishri took part in Biennale College Cinema, TFL extend, EAVE and Torino Film Lab as script consultant. Nishri’s content company, Quiddity, served as associate producer for canal+ tv series “Possessions”, and for Hagai Levi’s series “Scenes from a Marriage” made for HBO.

Ossi Nishri

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Keren Margalit is an award-winning screenwriter and director, and a leading Israeli television creator. A graduate of the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School (1998), her graduation film won Best Script Award at the Munich Student Film Festival. Margalit’s 2002 debut film, All I’ve Got, was purchased by Paramount Pictures for remake. Her first series as director-writer, Yellow Peppers (2010) won the 2011 Israeli Television Academy Award and was purchased for remake in the UK (The A-Word). It was screened at the UN as part of autism awareness day in 2011. Sleeping Bears, her most recent series, premiered at the Berlinale 2018 to rave local and international reviews.

Keren Margalit

Levin is an award-winning director and screenwriter who has worked on numerous TV shows, including the hit Israeli series, In Treatment, that sold to HBO, for which she won two Israeli TV Academy Awards. She wrote and directed the TV drama Three Fingers, nominated for Best TV Drama and she co-created Euphoria which was made into a hit by HBO.

Daphna Levin

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