“Israeli formats are the ultimate greenhouse for ideas” - so says producer and former NBC honcho Ben Silverman in this weeks Variety. Along with an announcement that CBS is adapting another format from Israel “Quinn-tuplets,” this series is being developed in part by Arik Kneller who had been a student of mine in a master class sponsored by the Jewish Federation of LA two years ago.
Also chronicled by Variety is more disturbing news, the success of an iPhone application of Italian fascist Mussolini’s speeches that has Jews outraged internationally and is an unfortunate success in Italy.
Oy! Good news and horrible news.