Sam Spiegel Studio Series Lab with Netflix, ViacomCBS

The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School will launch Stream Labs with support from Netflix and VIS Social Impact, ViacomCBS International Studios’ primary targeted production division. Hagai Levithe author of “In Treatment” and “The Affair,” joined the new show as an art consultant.

Over the past decade, the film school has hosted a renowned film laboratory founded by Renen Schorr and has become a major curator of world cinematic gems. Alumni include Hungarian director László Nemes, Oscar-winning director of “Son of Saul;” Croatian director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović with his feature film debut “Murina” won the Camera d’Or prize at Cannes; and Nadav Lapid, who was on “Kindergarten Teacher.”

The show is now branching out into serials to help Israel-based up-and-coming creators, writers, and producers connect with leading industry professionals. Mentors include Daphna Levin (“Euphoria,” “In Treatment”) and Noah Stollman (“Our Boys”).

JSFL Series Lab takes place in Jerusalem and will culminate in an international closing event where projects will be shown to key players in the industry. One project will be selected to receive the Netflix New Series Development Award. The Netflix-sponsored award will provide the winning creators with a development grant. Jill Condon, writer and producer whose credits include “Friends,” will lead script development workshops and mentor participants in Grow Creative, the global training and development program. Netflix’s top demand. Netflix will also cover the fees for all participants.

JSFL Series Lab is open to all talented creators with projects written in Arabic, Amharic, Russian,
Yiddish and Hebrew. “Diversity will be at the heart of the program (…) and it is not necessary to attend the Sam Spiegel Film School,” the organization said.

Dana Blankstein Cohen, Executive Director of Sam Spiegel School of Film and Television said: “As the leading film school in Israel, we are proud to continue to provide opportunities for young Israeli creators to delve into the field. film and television. “The launch of this Series Lab is a natural part of our extensive and intensive education process,” she said.

“The Sam Spiegel School has a long track record in developing local ads,” said Larry Tanz, Vice President of EMEA Scripts Series at Netflix. Tanz added that the program “aims to help distinctive new voices telling authentic local stories connect globally.”

Georgia Arnold, head of VIS Social Impact and SVP Social Responsibility at ViacomCBS Networks International, said, “VIS Social Impact is committed to the development and production of premium entertainment programs that address the issues that matter most to audiences. ours around the world.”

Arnold said she is “proud to partner with Sam Spiegel School’s Lab Series program to enhance the diverse voices of Israel and defend the power of storytelling.”

Zamir, head of the JSFL Labs Director, said the new Lab Series “was developed with the aim of supporting promising voices from Israel in the belief that local stories have appeal regardless of language and cultural differences.

https://variety.com/2022/film/global/netflix-viacomcbs-israel-sam-spiegel-film-school-1235173385/ Sam Spiegel Studio Series Lab with Netflix, ViacomCBS

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