18 August 2015 - Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, has entered into a co-development deal with Canadian independent production, distribution and financing company Facet4 Media. The deal will see the two entities partnering on the development of selected drama and comedy projects for the Canadian and international marketplace, leveraging the growing KI network across the UK and US.
The news follows the recent opening of KI’s new LA-based scripted outpost, Keshet Studios and the announcement of a European Drama initiative which will see KI developing and funding three to four European drama projects a year.
Facet4 was founded by industry veteran Stephen Greenberg in 2014 along with Head of Creative Anna-Sue Greenberg and Jamie Greenberg as Head of Business Development. The team boasts many years of combined experience having produced, executive produced and developed more than 50 made for television movies, dramatic series and documentaries that have been viewed around the world. Focused on the creation, development and packaging of projects with international appeal, Facet4 is committed to exploiting the vast pool of talent that exists in Canada and delivering high quality programming to the global market. Stephen Greenberg, President, Facet 4, said “We are delighted to be working together with Keshet International. We believe that together with KI’s passion and creativity we have the capacity to build on the strengths of both companies and satisfy the ever-growing need of broadcasters around the world with entertaining and quality programming.”
Cynthia Kennedy, Sales Director at Keshet International, said “With its balance of North American and British sensibilities, Canada is an essential market for Keshet International. We are very excited about bringing Canadian ideas and talent to the world stage and are delighted to be working with Facet4 Media to make our Canadian ambitions a reality. Stephen and his team share our passion for great storytelling and this is at the core of everything we do at KI, making them an ideal partner in Canada. We look forward to growing our presence in Canada with the same momentum we have achieved in key territories such as the US and the UK.”
About FACET4 Media
FACET4 Media, is a highly innovative and enterprising new television production, distribution and financing company with offices in Montreal & Toronto. New to the scene but not new to the industry, FACET4 brings years of experience with industry veteran Stephen Greenberg at the helm, Anna-Sue Greenberg as Head of Creative & Development and Jamie Greenberg as Head of Business Development. FACET4 is focused on the development, production and distribution of television series for the Canadian and world marketplace. For more information, please visit www.facet4.ca
About Keshet International
Keshet International is Keshet Media Group's global distribution and production arm. Headed by CEO Alon Shtruzman, it includes Keshet's local production outposts (Keshet UK, Keshet Australia, Keshet Studios and Keshet DCP in the US) as well as its global distribution arm. KI's catalogue consists of over 60 tried and tested properties that appeal to audiences worldwide, spanning all genres. Highlights include hit drama Prisoners of War, the original Israeli version of prime time Emmy® winner Homeland; hit interactive talent show Rising Star; International Emmy® nominated docu-reality format Dear Neighbors, Help our Daughter Find Love; talent show Master Class; cross platform format 50 Things You Have to Know; reality dating format Girlfri3nds; game show The Vault; and the International Emmy® award-winning 'buddy comedy’ Traffic Light.
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