Universal Music Israel Teams with Ananey Studios


Universal Music Israel, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), has partnered with Ananey Studios on its upcoming live-action teen series Pisces Lane.

Commissioned by Nickelodeon Israel, the series centers on 16-year-old best friends who grew up together in a mixed neighborhood where Jews, Arabs and refugees from Africa live side by side. The three girls start a multilingual band whose original music will be produced by Universal Music Israel.

The series is created by Michal Cooper Keren and Lior Yaron, with Cooper Keren serving as showrunner. It is produced by Ananey Studios in partnership with The Co-Production Company, which will seek to secure financing and global distribution for all territories outside of Israel.

Yoram Mokady, managing director of Universal Music Israel, said, “Given that this collaboration among these leading international leaders occurs in this exciting teen TV series means that it will significantly enhance the discovery, nurturing and exposure of Israeli talent’s next wave. This partnership with Ananey Studios is one of several major projects that UMG Israel will launch in the coming months as we look to expand the profile of Israeli music around the world.”

Orly Atlas-Katz, CEO of Ananey and executive VP of ViacomCBS Israel, said, “Pisces Lane is a truly unique teen series in so many ways, and the music in it is no different. We are excited to be collaborating with UMG Israel and to bring to viewers everywhere not only a riveting story and characters but also up-and-coming music talents.”