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Karni Ziv

Head of Drama and Comedy, Keshet Media Group

Karni Ziv2018-10-08T19:13:07+00:00

Project Description

Karni Ziv is one of the most experienced and highly esteemed women in Israeli media. Ziv joined Keshet Media Group in 2013 and in her current position, she heads Keshet Broadcasting’s Drama and Comedy Division, and is responsible for the development and management of creative processes in all of Keshet’s scripted productions. She also supervises content-related and creative aspects for all of Keshet’s international Drama collaborations. Among her successful work are the following : False Flag, Your Family or Mine, The Baker and the Beauty, The Brave (NBC), Wisdom of the Crowed (CBS), Sleeping Bears, Clues.

Ziv began her professional career in 1992 by joining Israel cable company ICP as script writer and editor at the Israeli Children’s Channel. In 2000 she became CEO of Israel’s largest children’s channel and was also responsible for acquisition of international content, production of original content, and establishing content strategies for the children’s channel. She also founded Logi, the first “edutainment” channel in Israel.

In 2004, Ziv was appointed Deputy CEO for content at Noga Communications, and managed three channels.

In 2007 Ziv became Director of the Israeli cable company HOT’s Content Division, and for three years, supervised over 150 content channels. She was responsible for channel and content acquisition strategies; oversaw the development of all the company’s original content, including dramas, films, documentary series, and children’s productions; and expanded the company’s successful VOD infrastructure.

In 2010, she became Deputy CEO of Content at Israel’s 2 nd largest commercial channel – Channel 10 – where she supervised large reality brands (Survivor, Beauty and the Geek, Extreme Makeover, among many other credits), game shows (including Who’s Still Standing which was sold extensively to international territories), and dramas (Allenby, Hostages, Friends).

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