IsraelCast Episode 113

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Love binge-watching shows on Netflix? Then this week’s IsraelCast episode is just for you, as yes Studios’ Managing Director, Danna Stern, sits down with host, Steven Shalowitz. They discuss the secrets of television production, what makes Fauda and Shtisel international sensations, and a behind-the-scenes look at their upcoming new series.

As head of yes Studios, Danna oversees sales, distribution and development of premium content for international platforms. In 2020, she was selected as one of the top 500 global media leaders by "Variety" magazine. Among yes Studios recent successes are the third seasons of global phenomena "Fauda" and "Shtisel"; the adaptation of the Israeli series "Your Honor" (Kvodo) on Showtime in the US Networks, starring Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Bryan Cranston, with additional local versions on-air and in production in France, Germany, Italy, India, Turkey and Russia; "On the Spectrum" – which just launched on HBO Max in the original Hebrew-language version, in addition to a US adaptation which is currently in production for Amazon.

Danna is an international television veteran, having managed all aspects of programming, content acquisitions, channel creation and branding in her previous role at yesTV. In addition, she serves as a commissioning editor of documentary and factual programming, supervising the selection and production of internationally acclaimed titles. Danna is also a frequent moderator and guest in international content forums.

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