Speaker Profile MIPCOM

Danna Stern

Job TitleManaging Director

Company Nameyes Studios

About

As the managing director of "yes Studios" Danna Stern oversees sales, distribution and development of premium content for international platforms. Among "yes Studios'" recent successes is the sale of the internationally acclaimed series "Fauda" to global streaming platform - Netflix and local adaptions of the international phenomena in the UK, Russia and India; "68 Whiskey" an adaptation of hugely popular series "Ta'agad" (aka "Charlie Golf One") to the Paramount Network (Imagine Entertainment); "On the Spectrum" the Series Mania 2018 grand Prix winner (True Jack Productions/ Universal TV) and the sale of the award winning series "Your Honor" to Showtime Networks for a North American based adaptation (King Size Productions/ Paper Plane). In addition, versions of "Your Honor" are currently in production in India and Germany and in development in France, Italy and Russia.

"yes Studios" also develops original IP - with projects currently in development at North American and European outlets and also finances and produces high profile docs for the international market .

Stern is an international television veteran, having managed all aspects of content acquisitions, programming, scheduling, channel creation, digital content management and branding across platforms in her previous role at Israel's "yesTV" - a multichannel television provider.

 

About Yes Studios:

Yes Studios is an award-winning boutique content sales, distribution, development and production company based in Israel and specializing in high-end IP. The company is owned by multi-channel, digital broadcaster "yes TV". Some of our recent productions:

• "Magpie- Winner, Best Screenplay, Berlin TV Series Festival. Launched June 2019

• "Just for Today" - Winner Grand Jury Prize - Series Mania 2019. Launches September 2019

• "Asylum City" - Nominated for 6 Israeli Academy TV Awards. Optioned in the US. Original version licensed to France, Australia, Brazil etc.

• "On the Spectrum" - Winner, Golden Nymph Awards at the Monte Carlo TV Festival 2019- Best Comedy Series, Best Actress, Best Actor. Winner, Grand Prix at Series Mania 2018. A US based adaptation written by Emmy-winning Jason Katims, is in production for Amazon. Season 2 is in pre-production. Winner of 9 Israeli Academy TV Awards, including Best Drama Series, Best Script, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, and Best Lead Actress.

• "Your Honor" - Winner Grand Prix at Series Mania 2017. Currently in production for Showtime in the US (CBS Studios/ King Size Productions/ Bryan Cranston starring) and for Applause Entertainment in India. In development in Germany/ Austria (Square One Productions (ARD/ ORF), France (TF1/ Federation), Italy (RAI/ Indiana), Russia, and counting. Season 2 launches July 2019.

• "68 Whiskey" ("Charlie Golf One") - Currently in pre-production with Imagine Entertainment for Paramount Network. Roberto Ben Habib writer/showrunner. Films summer 2019.

• "The Good Cop" format adapted globally by Netflix starring Tony Danza and Josh Groban with the original version "HaShoter Ha'Tov" also available on the streaming platform world-wide.

• "Fauda" - named one of the "10 Best International Series" by The New York Times and currently available globally on Netflix, with remakes in pre-production in the UK, France, Russia, and India. Season 3 launches Nov/Dec 2019.

Yes Studios also develops series directly for the international marketplace, based on our development, production and programming expertise as well as our talent and creative relationships.

Conference Sessions

  • FUNDING CREATIVITY: IN CONVERSATION WITH YES STUDIOS

    15-10-2019, 09:35 - 09:55, Esterel, Palais 5

    International content powerhouses unveil their creative approaches and business strategies to develop, finance, produce and distribute platform-agnostic content...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Tue, Oct 15
      2. Event Theme MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        Production Funding Forum
      3. Event Type MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        Panel Discussion

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