Keshet Studios, the L.A.-based subsidiary of Keshet International (KI), has launched Keshet Films, which will be led by producers Mandy Tagger-Brockey and Adi Ezroni.
Tagger-Brockey, based in New York, and Ezroni, in Tel Aviv, will form a unit producing features budgeted between $10 million and $20 million for the U.S. and international markets. The producers join KI from their New York-based Spring Pictures label, where they developed, financed and produced a multitude of award-winning indie movies. They report to Keshet Studios’ president of scripted, Peter Traugott, in Los Angeles.
Keshet Films’ inaugural development slate includes a feature adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen caper novel Skinny Dip, and Newburgh Sting, a fictional adaptation of the award-winning HBO doc.
“KI is a premium content company that is always on the lookout for the best creative talent, and that is exactly what we have in Mandy and Adi,” said KI CEO Alon Shtruzman. “They are a perfect fit, bringing to us a distinct point of view, filmmaking savvy, a desire to create meaningful and entertaining content, as well as an outstanding track record of producing excellent films—of all budget sizes with high-quality casts, writers and directors attached.”
Traugott added, “When we launched Keshet Studios nearly two years ago, Alon and I knew our next primary objective would be to gain a foothold in the feature film business. Mandy and Adi have an incredible network of creative relationships throughout the Hollywood, New York and Israeli film communities. We are very lucky to have them join KI and are excited for them to lead this new venture.”
“We are thrilled to set up in-house at a quality-driven company like Keshet International, furthering our commitment to supporting great talent and unique storytelling,” Tagger-Brockey and Ezroni commented. “Working closely with Alon and Peter, we intend to bring KI into the film world as an active and disruptive player.”