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  • ‘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...

  • Can Israeli actress Moran Atias take Hollywood?

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 2, 2014 | 3:00 pm

    As soon as she arrives — beautifully made-up in shades of dark and light, her hair chocolate brown, her dress bridal white, asymmetrical at the thigh and firm at the bust — there’s the distinct feeling in the air that this could be the last lunch Israeli actress Moran Atias might...

  • ‘Homeland’ co-creator wants Israel to be prime spot for U.S. TV shows

    May 13, 2014 | 8:41 am

    The Israeli co-creator of hit spy thriller television series "Homeland" believes his native country should become a prime location for U.S. television shows about the Middle East and is working hard to make this happen.

    Writer-director Gideon Raff is at the helm of Fox drama...

  • Ang Lee doing TV

    April 8, 2013 | 2:17 pm

    Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will tackle television for the first time, directing a pilot for a show written by the Israeli writer who created the popular drama "Homeland."

    Gidi Raff's pilot for "Tyrant," about an American family caught up in a Middle East country, was picked up by the FX cable channel. FX announced last month that Lee will direct the pilot this summer.

    It is Lee's first project since the "Life of Pi," Reuters reported -- Lee won the Oscar for best director.

    The Israeli TV network Keshet is collaborating on the series.

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