Tuesday, February 26, 2013

'Homeland' Producer To Give MipTV Keynote

By Liza Foreman

MIPTV has announced that Howard Gordonand Gideon Raff, one of the executive producers of the multi-award-winning drama “Homeland ,” will give a MIPTV Media Mastermind Keynote in April at the annual television market.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPTV 2013 will take place in Cannes, 8-11 April.

Now in its second season on Showtime in the US, the Fox 21 production “Homeland” won six Primetime Emmy awards, including the 2012 Outstanding Drama Series, and four Golden Globe awards, including the 2013 Best Television Drama Series. “Homeland” is based on Keshet Broadcasting’s critically-acclaimed Israeli series “Hatufim-Prisoners of War.”

An executive producer of “Homeland,” Howard Gordon first gained international attention for his award-winning work as executive producer of Fox's groundbreaking series “The X-Files.” From 2001 to 2010, Gordon was the showrunner and executive producer of the worldwide hit series “24.”

Before executive producing “Homeland,” Gideon Raff created, wrote and directed “Hatufim-Prisoners of War,” the highest-rated drama series in Israel and winner of nine Israeli Academy Awards for Television, including Best Directing and Best Drama Series. For his writing on “Homeland,” Raff received an Emmy® award, a WGA award, an Edgar Allen Poe award, as well as a Peabody award.

In front of the MIPTV audience, Gordon and Raff will reveal the creative process behind the critically-acclaimed and ratings winning dramas, from conception to screen. They will discuss how these compelling dramas have become hits around the world and what considerations were made in adapting an Israeli story for American TV, creating a hit twice-over. Gordon and Raff will be accompanied by Keshet's VP of Programming, Ran Tellem, who oversaw one of TV's most successful scripted adaptations from day one.

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