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  • ‘Homeland’ creator to direct film on Israel’s rescue of Ethiopian Jews

    September 1, 2015 | 11:18 am

    Since adapting his Israeli show “Prisoners of War” for U.S. audiences in the form of the Showtime hit “Homeland,” writer and director Gideon Raff has seen his Hollywood career take off.

    After creating the series “Tyrant” for FX and “Dig” for USA, the Israeli Raff has now sold a...

  • Steve Tisch gives $10 million to Tel Aviv U. for film and TV school

    March 12, 2015 | 11:27 am

    Steve Tisch, a film producer and New York Giants co-owner, has donated $10 million to Tel Aviv University to create a film and television school.

    Tisch’s gift, which was first reported last week by Variety, allows the university to expand its film and television department to a...

  • NBC Universal’s ‘Dig’ travels far, but not as deep

    March 10, 2015 | 12:04 pm

    Last summer, in the midst of the Gaza conflict, the threat of rocket fire forced NBC Universal’s “Dig” to stop production in Jerusalem and move out of the country.

    If only the show itself were half that dramatic.

    Instead, “Dig,” which premiered Thursday on the USA Network, is a...

  • ‘Tyrant’ quitting Tel Aviv over rocket fire

    July 16, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    The production of “Tyrant” is leaving Tel Aviv because of the ongoing rocket fire in Israel.

    The television drama, which was co-created by Israeli writer Gideon Raff, will move its operations to Istanbul, Turkey, Variety reported Wednesday. Air raid sirens and ongoing rocket fire...

  • AJU’s Geller Fest spotlights the arts

    May 29, 2013 | 11:40 am

    In a new venture into presenting the arts, American Jewish University (AJU) will hold its first-ever Geller Festival of the Arts this summer, drawing names like Joan Rivers and Gideon Raff, the Israeli creator of “Homeland.”

    Running June 16-20, the week’s four events all will be...

  • “Homeland,” based on Israeli series, wins best drama Emmy

    September 24, 2012 | 9:05 am

    The television drama "Homeland," which is based on the Israeli series "Hatufim," was named the year's best drama series at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.

    "Homeland" also won Emmys for best actress – Claire Danes, and best actor – Damian Lewis, as well as for best writing....

  • Gilad Shalit and Israeli TV’s Searing ‘Prisoners of War’ [UPDATE/SLIDE SHOW]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 31, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    The hit Israeli TV drama “Hatufim” (“Prisoners of War,” now available at mako.co.il) proved prescient—and controversial—recently as Gilad Shalit returned to Israel in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners after five years in a Hamas dungeon.  “Hatufim,”  which inspired...

  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...