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Simon Shaps

Simon Shaps is Managing Director, International Content, at CORE Media Group. He is former CEO of ITV\'s global production business and from 2005 to 2008 was ITV\'s Director of Television, with responsibility for commissioning and scheduling across ITV1 and all ITV\'s digital channels. He is chairman of five companies, Mercury Media, A Brand Apart TV, Open TV and Film, Back2Back and Ignite and is current chair of the National Film and Television School and a mentor for Women in Film & Television.
Israeli TV drama takes the world by storm
Viewers the world over have been glued to terrorism drama Homeland, an American version of Prisoners of War, which was originally made for home consumption in Israel. The country’s screenwriters and producers are in high demand as TV concepts are bought by international companies and hit the global mainstream. So what makes Israeli television drama so compelling, and what can we expect to see next on our screens? The discussion on this evening was different from advertised. Sayed Kas...