Welcome to Times Will Tell, The Times of Israel’s weekly podcast.
This week we speak with two of the co-founders of New Legend, a pioneer in the field of financing Israeli film and television content.
After Israeli filmmakers and showrunners spent years chasing funding from the government and local production studios, New Legend has created a new model and company for financing film and television projects, backed by Israeli investment firm Meitav. Dash, which will leverage its network of Israeli investors. and business relationships.
Gal Yissar, CEO of New Legend, and Oded Turgeman, Chief Content Officer of New Legend, discuss this new model for Israel’s film and television business, which builds on the country’s reputation as a high-tech nation and is now becomes the nation of content.
New Legend recently established an accelerator with the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, selecting 11 new TV projects for development and raising 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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