Seri­al Eyes Alumni Dekel Nitzan recieves writers’ apprenticeship

Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Pro­duc­tions in the UK has chosen Israeli screen­writer and dir­ect­or Dekel Nitzan as the recip­i­ent of its sev­enth writers’ appren­tice­ship pro­gramme. Ded­ic­ated to nur­tur­ing emer­ging screen­writers, the annu­al appren­tice­ship is craf­ted to empower writ­ing tal­ent on their jour­ney to mas­tery. Through a com­pre­hens­ive three-month pro­gram, par­ti­cipants delve into the world of screen­writ­ing, gain­ing invalu­able industry insights and prac­tic­al exper­i­ence. The heart of our ini­ti­at­ive lies in fos­ter­ing col­lab­or­a­tion with­in a dynam­ic writers’ room, work­ing on both loc­al and inter­na­tion­al pro­jects, as well as con­trib­ut­ing to the devel­op­ment of new series. 

Nitzan, cur­rently based in Ger­many, hav­ing suc­cess­fully com­pleted the Seri­al Eyes post­gradu­ate tele­vi­sion train­ing pro­gram at the Ger­man Film and Tele­vi­sion Academy Ber­lin (DFFB). He earned degrees from the Steve Tisch School of Film and TV at Tel Aviv Uni­ver­sity, includ­ing a BA in film stud­ies with a focus on dir­ect­ing and an MA in screen­writ­ing. Nitzan’s jour­ney began as an inde­pend­ent film­maker in Israel, where he wrote and dir­ec­ted four short films show­cased at pres­ti­gi­ous film fest­ivals such as Shang­hai, Montreal, Flick­ers: Rhode Island, and Tel Aviv Cine­matheque. Not­ably, he received a nom­in­a­tion at Israel’s Ophir Awards and par­ti­cip­ated as an alum­nus in the Ber­linale Tal­ents program. 

Recent high­lights include a col­lab­or­a­tion with Koda Com­mu­nic­a­tions, where he con­trib­uted to an epis­ode of the TV crime drama HaSho­trim (Line in the Sand) for Israeli broad­caster Kesh­et 12. Nitzan also served as a staff writer for an upcom­ing drama series by MoviePlus Pro­duc­tions for HOT Cable Com­mu­nic­a­tion, the details of which are yet to be announced. Fur­ther show­cas­ing his ver­sat­il­ity, Nitzan col­lab­or­ated with Spider in the Web pro­duc­tion com­pany Topia Com­mu­nic­a­tions, work­ing along­side acclaimed film dir­ect­or Eran Rik­lis (The Lem­on Tree, The Syr­i­an Bride, Zaytoun) to devel­op pro­pos­als and series bibles. 

We cel­eb­rate the diverse and accom­plished jour­ney of Nitzan as he brings his tal­ent and exper­i­ence to the pro­gram, fos­ter­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of screen­writ­ing excellence.

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