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The Sam Spiegel Series Lab includes 3 sessions that take place over the course of approximately 4-6 months.

The first two sessions of the Lab are working sessions, focusing mainly on the development of the series' content.

The first session is a physical 5-day writing session that takes place in Jerusalem, and the second session takes place for a 5-day writing session online.

The first two sessions include professional meetings and events, one-on-one meetings with personal Israeli mentors, group development meetings, and inspirational masterclasses, as well as personal writing time in a supportive environment.

Throughout the first two sessions, writers and producers will also develop their proposal into a pitch deck (a graphic pitch), with the professional guidance of Ananey Studios.

In the final session, taking place abroad, creators will have the opportunity to pitch their projects and present them in front of key figures in the Israeli and international television industry. 

Notice of the precise timing of the sessions will be provided upon the call for submissions.


First Session - June 2-6

Second session - July 28 - August 1

Third session - End of September. Precise dates to be announced before or with acceptance


As part of the program, Netflix will sponsor the new Series Development Award for one exceptional project. The award will provide a stipend to allow creatives to concentrate on developing their project. The award recipient will be announced at the closing session, where projects will be revealed to industry professionals.


Netflix will cover entry fees for all participants.

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