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Blackpills Acquires Pan-European Rights to ‘Cold’ From Keshet International

Blackpills, a Paris-based digital entertainment media service, has acquired pan-European rights to “Cold,” a premium short-form series which played at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Repped by Keshet International (KI), “Cold” will roll out on Blackpills across 15 territories including France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Netherlands, UK and Ireland. Created by filmmaker and video blogger Emily […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 13th, 2017

Logan Paul Scripted Series Scrapped by Blackpills After YouTube Video Controversy

Logan Paul’s original series for French digital-media company Blackpills has been permanently mothballed. The decision by Blackpills to cut ties with Paul comes after the popular YouTuber posted a video during his trip to Japan on Dec. 31 that included footage of a person who had apparently died from a suicide — and Paul joking about […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 11th, 2018

Keshet Edges Out Rival Broadcaster Reshet

It took Keshet 24 years on Israeli airwaves to earn its own 24/7 channel, and it took Keshet CEO Avi Nir an additional 100 days after its move to finally breathe a sigh of relief. On Nov. 1, in one of the biggest-ever shakeups of Israeli television history, Keshet and its fellow concessionaire Reshet began […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 9th, 2018

Keshet, Reshet Begin Operating Own Channels in Israeli TV Shakeup

One of the biggest-ever shakeups of Israeli television is underway as rival companies Keshet and Reshet began operating separate 24/7 channels Wednesday, a move that will task both TV powerhouses with producing more original content. Up till now, concessionaires Reshet and Keshet have shared airtime on Israel’s Channel 2. But Keshet will now be responsible […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 1st, 2017

Mipcom: TV Azteca and Keshet International Announce Scripted Content Co-production Deal

CANNES — A new co-production deal has been announced today between Mexico’s TV Azteca and Israel’s Keshet International. Per the deal, the two will co-develop and produce a new 60-part super series, which will be broadcast by Azteca in Mexico, while Keshet will handle international distribution. The series will be Spanish-language and development will be […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 17th, 2017

Joe Berlinger, Keshet Studios and CIR Team for Cold Case Series ‘Unmasking Murder’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger has partnered with Keshet Studios and the Center for Investigative Reporting on a true-crime series devoted to cold murder cases tied to civil rights offenses. “Unmasking Murder” is being shopped to TV and digital buyers as an eight-part documentary series following investigators as they dig in to longtime cold cases and […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 11th, 2018

Blackpills Lands on Facebook’s Watch Platform to Promo Original Series ‘Junior,’ ‘Playground’

Blackpills, a French startup focused on edgy original series created for mobile viewing, is trying to boost its exposure to U.S. audiences by sampling two of its original shows on Facebook’s Watch platform. The two series are coming-of-age drama “Junior” from Zoe Cassavetes and teen-assassin thriller “Playground,” based on an original idea by director Luc […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 28th, 2017

Blackpills, Anonymous Content Team on ‘Bonding’

French digital-media startup blackpills has teamed up with Anonymous Content to produce “Bonding,” a short-format comedy/drama set in New York. “Bonding” centers on the relationship between Tiff and Pete, two former high school best friends who cross paths in New York years later. Tiff is a young psychologie student who has a double life as […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 28th, 2017

Keshet Films Developing Crime Drama Movie ‘Devil’s Punchbowl’

Fledgling production company Keshet Films has launched development of “Devil’s Punchbowl,” the story of a deputy who vanished in the California desert in 1998, Variety has learned exclusively. In its first acquisition, Keshet Films obtained film rights to Claire Martin’s article, “The Deputy Who Disappeared,” published in 2015 in Los Angeles magazine. The deputy, Jon […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 29th, 2018

Canneseries Winner ‘When Heroes Fly’ to Be Adapted for U.S. (EXCLUSIVE)

“When Heroes Fly,” the Israeli drama that won Best Series at the inaugural Canneseries festival, is to be adapted into English for the U.S. market by Keshet International, the global production and distribution arm of Israeli media giant Keshet, Variety has learned. The American version will be developed, produced and packaged through Keshet Studios, KI’s L.A.-based subsidiary. […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 6th, 2018

Keshet Buys Majority Stake in Greenbird Media

JERUSALEM — Keshet International, the global production and distribution arm of Israeli media giant Keshet, will acquire a majority stake in UK production company incubator, investor and biz accelerator Greenbird Media.  Greenbird, a venture from Jamie Munro and Stuart Mullin, was founded in 2012. The terms of the deal state that KI, known for “Homeland,” […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 12th, 2018

Keshet Broadcasting President Alex Gilady Resigns Amid Rape Allegations

Alex Gilady, the president of Keshet Broadcasting and founder of Keshet Media Group, is stepping down “temporarily” amid mounting accusations of sexual harassment and assault, including three new allegations of rape. Gilady, who founded the Israeli media giant in 1993, represents Israel on the International Olympic Committee and also once served as a vice president for […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 9th, 2017

Assaf Blecher To Oversee ‘Rising Star’ Producer Keshet DCP

The nine-year dick clark productions veteran is expanding his role as VP Programming and Development to include running its joint venture with Keshet International. In his new role, Assaf Blecher will manage programming and development for Keshet DCP, whi.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJun 20th, 2014

Atlantique Prods and Keshet U.K. Join Forces on Drama Series ‘Crater Lake’

PARIS– Paris-based Atlantique Prods. is joining forces with Keshet U.K., the London arm of Israel’s Keshet International (KI),  to develop “Crater Lake,” a new drama series created by Ron Leshem. The show will be exec produced by Atl.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 30th, 2014

Keshet, Dick Clark Prods. Tap Exec to Oversee Joint Venture

Keshet International and Dick Clark Prods. have tapped Assaf Blecher to oversee the Santa Monica-based Keshet DCP joint venture. In his new role, Blecher will remain VP of programming and development for Dick Clark Prods. but also manage programming and d.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 20th, 2014

Keshet Media Turns 25: Israel-Based Juggernaut Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

At its Tel Aviv headquarters, Keshet Media Group, which since 2002 has been led by the genius-in-a-T-shirt Avi Nir, remains true to its mission of dreaming up innovative, genre-busting Israeli television content that further pushes this tiny country toward content-production dominion. But on the global stage, Keshet Intl., the company’s overseas media production and distribution […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 9th, 2018

Gary Newman, David Nevins Headline Annual Keshet INTV Conference

The story of INTV, Keshet’s semi-annual confab for all things new and cutting edge in the television business, reads much like the story of Keshet itself: humble start, explosive growth, and now, an undeniable spot at the heart of the global television industry. Five years ago, Keshet announced a gathering in Jerusalem for leaders in […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 9th, 2018

Israel’s Keshet Rocked by Sexual Harassment Allegations

The sexual harassment scandals roiling the entertainment industry have now hit Israel, with media powerhouse Keshet Broadcasting shaken by allegations against its founder and a high-profile producer. Two prominent Israeli journalists, Neri Livneh and Oshrat Kotler, have come forward to accuse Alex Gilady (pictured, on right), who founded Keshet Broadcasting, of unwanted sexual advances. Gilady is currently […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 7th, 2017

NBC Buys ‘Oh Mama’ Family Comedy From Claudia Lonow & Keshet

NBC has put in development Oh Mama, a single-camera comedy from How To Live With Your Parents creator Claudia Lonow, Keshet Studios and Universal TV. The project, based on a Keshet short story, centers on an engaged couple, Daniel and Marjorie, who str.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineAug 27th, 2015

Bill Hader & Fred Armisen Reunite on "SNL" Cold Open - Watch!

Bill Hader was joined by tons of famous friends during the Saturday Night Live cold open! During Saturday night’s (March 17) episode, the cold open got political with Alex Moffat taking on the role of Anderson Cooper to interview some of the recently ousted White House staffers. Kate McKinnon reprised her role of Jeff Sessions [...] Bill Hader was joined by tons of famous friends during the Saturday Night Live cold open! During Saturday night’s (March 17) episode, the cold open got political with Alex Moffat taking on the role of Anderson Cooper to interview some of the recently ousted White House staffers. Kate McKinnon reprised her role of Jeff Sessions while Bill took on Anthony Scaramuci, Fred Armisen returned as Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff, and John Goodman took on recently ousted Secretary of State Rex Tilerson. “One day you’re CEO of Exxon,” John said as Rex while breaking a glass in his hand. “Next day you get fired by a man who used to sell steaks in the mail.” Watch the cold open below! Anderson Cooper White House Turmoil Cold Open – SNL.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 18th, 2018

Keshet Inks ‘Rising Star’ Recording Pacts with Universal Music Group

Keshet International has inked a wide-ranging, multi-territory agreement with Universal Music Group for representation rights to all contestants appearing on Keshet’s singing competition series “Rising Star.” In the U.S., where “Rising Star.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 5th, 2017