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Dana Blankstein Cohen is the Executive Director of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, a visionary cultural institution which prides itself on believing in the power of storytelling. As part of Blankstein Cohen’s vision for the diverse communities that make up the unique mosaic of Israeli life, Blankstein Cohen initiated a fast-track preparatory program for creators from East Jerusalem. In 2022 she spearheaded the launch of the new Series Lab in cooperation with Netflix, Paramount and Scripted Israel. Previously, the CEO of the Israeli Academy of Film and Television. As Executive Director of Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Blankstein Cohen oversaw the school’s historic move to a multi-million-dollar campus in downtown Jerusalem where the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School is the anchor in the new Jerusalem Arts Campus.

Dana Blankstein
JSFS Executive Director

Mor Eldar, is the director of the internationally renowned Sam Spiegel International Film and Series Lab, an initiative of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School. Eldar began working at the Lev Cinema chain in 1998 where she established the events department while she was also the associate director of distribution. In 2000 she joined the newly formed YES Satellite television as an acquisition manager, and in 2005 returned to the Lev Cinema chain to be the Head of marketing and distribution. In 2008 she established and managed the Holon Cinematheque and then in 2009 returned as the head of the movie department and head commissioner of films at YES Satellite. She served as a jury member at the Jerusalem Film Festival and at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival.

Mor Eldar
Labs Director

Johnny Doov is a Tel-Aviv based filmmaker, editor and producer. He served as producer for cinema events and festivals such as the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival and Docaviv. His short films “Kiss Me”, “Countdown” and “I Met You on My Way to the Cemetery” screened at LGBTQ film festivals around the world, winning the grand prix at PiterKit Saint Petersburg, 2022. Short films Bug and Between Her, edited by Johnny, won awards at Palm Springs ShortFest and were shortlisted for the BAFTA student awards.

Johnny Doov
Labs Producer


Director of International Relations

Cara Saposnik


Rami Shemesh

Marketing manager

Keren Ron Dar

IT manager

Tommy Kay Hammer


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