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Amir Ganor Tapped CEO of Endemol Shine Israel as Elad Kuperman Exits

Paris – Amir Ganor has been tapped to replace Elad Kuperman as CEO of Endemol Shine Israel.

The top exec shuffle follows the recent launch of Endemol Shine’s Tel Aviv-based studio, which is dedicated to producing international scripted TV series.

Kuperman has been CEO of Endemol Shine Israel since its launch in 2013, when Endemol Shine acquired a majority stake in his outfit Kuperman Productions. The company is behind a number of popular unscripted and scripted shows, including “The Successor” and “Miller Junction,” the follow-up to “Traffic Light” (pictured), which was optioned last year by Fox in the U.S.

Ganor was previously COO of Endemol Shine Israel. Ganor, who also worked as VP of programs and head of productions at Kuperman Productions, said that Kuperman “was leaving the business in exceptionally good shape.”

“After 11 years building what has become Israel’s leading independent producer and the success of our great partnership with Endemol Shine, I
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MipTV: Endemol Shine Group Launching Scripted Drama Studio in Israel

MipTV: Endemol Shine Group Launching Scripted Drama Studio in Israel
Endemol Shine Group is launching a new hub dedicated to developing and producing scripted drama in Israel, where it will invest in local writers, showrunners and thesping talent, in a move that clearly aims to further capitalise on Israel’s status as a hot territory in the international scripted content arena.

Based in Tel Aviv, Endemol Shine Studios Israel, will be led by Director of Drama and Comedy Gal Zaid, who will report to Endemol Shine Israel CEO Elad Kuperman.

“It has been our long held ambition to establish a world class scripted hub here in Israel,” said Kuperman in a statement. “Gal is responsible for some of Israel’s most successful drama and has worked with the best showrunners, writers and talent in the market,” he enthused.

Israel has become recognised internationally for standout scripted programming that travels to markets all over the world. It’s a great time
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Endemol Taps Top Exec to Oversee U.S.-Israeli Scripted Joint Venture

Endemol Taps Top Exec to Oversee U.S.-Israeli Scripted Joint Venture
Tel Aviv — Furthering its march into Israel, one of the most hotly-watched territories for fresh television content, Endemol has tapped prominent exec and producer Gal Zaid to oversee scripted operations for its startup division in partnership with Endemol North America.

Zaid, whose credits in Israel include “Homeland” predecessor “Prisoners of War” as well as “Hostages,” will serve as director of comedy and drama for Endemol Israel. He has served as director of drama at both Israel’s Channel 10 and for industry leader Keshet. His appointment continues Endemol’s push into the Israeli market last year when the company acquired top Israeli indie producer Kuperman TV.

Endemol broadened its reach further in December when it nabbed a 33% stake in Keshet rival Reshet, a deal that came with the signing of a strategic pact to focus on the creation, production and distribution of new multi-platform content.

Zaid, one of Israel’s most respected producers and actors,
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Endemol Israel & Endemol North America Pact On Scripted TV; Gal Zaid Named Director Of Comedy & Drama

Independent TV and digital production company Endemol has tapped Gal Zaid as Director of Comedy and Drama of Endemol Israel as the division teams with Endemol North America to develop new original scripted TV, with an eye toward potential U.S. adaptations. Zaid (Prisoners Of War, Hostages) previously served as Director of Drama at Channel 10 and Keshet. He’ll oversee all scripted content for Endemol Israel, facilitate its partnership with Endemol’s La branch, and work in tandem with Endemol U.S. Said CEO of Endemol Israel Elad Kuperman: “Gal is responsible for some of the most successful and exciting scripted series to come out of Israel and we are thrilled to have him join us in this key role.” Last week Endemol struck a first-look deal with London-based Origin Pictures and acquired UK production shingle Artists Studio as part of its drive for more original scripted TV. Upcoming
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Endemol Buys Majority Stake in Israeli Production Firm Kuperman

Cologne, Germany - Production giant Endemol has acquired a controlling stake in Israeli company Kuperman, which will be relaunched as Endemol Israel. Ynon Kreiz, the Israeli TV exec who used to run Endemol as chairman and CEO, sold his 50 percent stake in Kuperman to the Dutch group and will exit the company. Co-owner Elad Kuperman will stay on as CEO of the new Endemol Israel. Photos: 10 Shows That Changed Global Television A leading indie in the television production hotbed that is Israel, Kuperman produces local versions of hit international formats, including Endemol's Big Brother, as well as developing its

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Sneak Peeks – Fox's "Mixed Signals" (New Series)

Fox's new comedy series, Mixed Signals, will be premiering midseason and will air on Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m (see Fox's full fall and midseason schedules). We have a promo and three sneak peeks for you below.

Mixed Signals is a new comedy series about three longtime friends and their attempts to reconcile the irreconcilable: to balance their relationships with their need for freedom. The series reveals how friendships and romances enhance – and further complicate – the lives of men and the women who love them.

Ethan (Kris Marshall, Human Target, "My Family") is the perpetual bachelor. He loves women, and when he's in, he's all in – at least for three weeks. Charming, genuine and hopelessly independent, Ethan is finding out that as he gets older, the pool of women who are willing to take things day by day is rapidly evaporating.

Adam (Nelson Franklin, "The Office," "I Love You
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