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2019 Speakers

Michal Cooper-Keren

Creator, Head Writer and Showrunner

Michal Cooper-Keren2019-02-28T19:59:14+00:00

Project Description

An award-winning showrunner, head writer and creator for Israeli television, Michal is currently working on an upcoming series for Nickelodeon International, produced by NUTZ productions for HOT, set to shoot in Israel this summer and air worldwide later this year.  Her previous YA series, Spell Keepers, also produced by NUTZ for YES, aired on Nickelodeon Israel and won the “best teen drama award” for 2017 at the Israeli academy TV awards. “Spell Keepers” was sold by Keshet International to HBO, and can currently be seen in 20 countries.

Other teen dramas created and written by Michal are Disney Israel’s original series “Summer Break Diaries“, which aired in dubbed versions on Disney channels across Europe and Latin America, and local Disney production “North Star“, which received a British remake named “The Lodge” that aired globally. Both series were produced by Herzliya Studios for YES.

Additional TV credits as head writer, script editor and screenwriter include drama series Maybe this Time, My Problems with Women, Intensive Care, Sefi, Zbeng, Love around the Corner, The Island, and Rosh Gadol, as well as TV movies The Letter That Arrived on Time and Two Minutes from Faradis, which won best short drama at the Banff film festival. Michal also directed documentaries for CANAL+ and National Geographic.  She served as an advisor and student mentor at the New York Film Academy in Manhattan and the Sam Spiegel film School in Jerusalem.  She holds an MFA in film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where her thesis film won the Warner Brothers production award and was later purchased by Britain’s Channel 4.

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