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KESHET PRODUCTIONS UK HIRES SIMON SHALGOSKY

January 16 2015
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16 January, 2014 – Keshet Productions UK, part of Keshet International, has appointed Simon Shalgosky as its Head of Development, Non-Scripted.

Heading up the recently expanded Non-Scripted team, Simon’s appointment is a significant step towards Keshet’s push to develop original projects in the UK, in addition to representing formats from Israel. 

Prior to joining Keshet, Simon was Head of Development at ITV Studios (Shiver) and brings with him extensive multi-genre experience, having developed a range of Entertainment, Factual, and Factual Entertainment programmes. Working in development posts at ITV from 2006 – 2014, Simon and his team created and developed a wide slate of shows ranging from Britain’s Best Dish and Come Date with Me to Secrets from the Sky and The Men with Many Wives. Over the last 10 years Simon has had commissions with every major UK broadcaster and has accumulated experience of delivering shows for daytime, access prime and prime time.

Sammy Nourmand, COO of Keshet Productions UK said “Simon’s appointment underlines Keshet’s continued commitment to grow its UK Production arm. His versatility and passion for great television made Simon the ideal candidate for this role. We’re delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Simon Shalgosky said, “Keshet has a phenomenal reputation in format entertainment and I’m really looking forward to joining them at such an exciting time.”

 

About Keshet Productions UK:

Keshet Productions UK is an independent production company based in London. Established in 2012, it is the first global outpost to appear under the Keshet International banner. It develops, produces and coproduces original scripted and non-scripted programmes for UK and international broadcasters, as well as making local versions of Keshet formats. Keshet Productions UK is committed to working with local talent and broadcasters across a wide range of genres, including Drama, Comedy, Entertainment, Factual Entertainment and Game Shows.

 

About Keshet International:

Keshet International is Keshet Media Group’s global distribution and production arm. Headed by Managing Director Alon Shtruzman, it includes Keshet’s local production outposts (Keshet Productions UK, Keshet Australia and Keshet DCP in the US) as well as its global distribution arm. KI’s catalogue consists of over 70 tried and tested properties that appeal to audiences worldwide, spanning all genres.

Highlights include hit drama Prisoners of War, the original Israeli version of prime time Emmy® winner Homeland; hit interactive talent show Rising Star; International Emmy® nominated docu-reality format Dear Neighbors, Help our Daughter Find Love; talent show Master Class; cross platform format 50 Things You Have to Know; reality dating format Girlfri3nds; game show The Vault; and the International Emmy® award-winning ‘buddy comedy’ Traffic Light.

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More information:

Limor Gott Ronen, Keshet International

T: +972-54-6563477 +972-3-7677820, limor.got@keshet-tv.com   

Laura Saunders, Keshet International

T: +44 207 771 0043 laura.saunders@keshet-tv.com

 

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Melissa Zukerman, Principal Communications Group

(323) 658-1555, melissa@pcommgroup.com

Eva Lu, Principal Communications Group

(323) 202-4365, eva@pcommgroup.com

 

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