Podcast: Movie accelerator takes Israel from high-tech to content nation

Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly podcast.

This week, we talk to two of the co-founders of New Legend, a pioneering company in funding Israeli film and television content.

After Israeli filmmakers and showrunners spent years seeking government funding and local production studios, New Legend has created a new model and company for funding film and television projects, with the backing of the company. Israeli investment company Meitav Dash, which will tap into its network of Israeli investors. and business relationships.

Gal Yissar, CEO of New Legend, and Oded Turgeman, Chief Content Officer of New Legend, talk about this new model for the film and television industry in Israel, building on the country’s reputation as a high-tech nation and now becoming the content nation.

New Legend recently created an accelerator with the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, selecting 11 new TV projects for development and securing additional funding from major broadcasters including Netflix, HBO, A&E and Israeli studios Yes and Hot.

Yissar comes from the Israeli high-tech world while Turgeman has years of experience developing animation content.

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